May 9, 2006 Someone owes me a Multiverse
Infinite Crisis is over and as I reflect I say “Great story, lots of fan service, but… what’s the difference?”
Wonder Woman helped found the Justice League of America once again. Batman still fights for Gotham, even though his parents’ killer was caught.
There are recorded rumors of Superman’s activities before his appearance in Metropolis. And that’s just the beginning.
That’s it? After seven issues, four preceding mini-series and a buttload of crossovers instead of being a story with consequences on the scale of Crisis on Infinite Earths Infinite Crisis is just on the scale of Zero Hour?
I was all behind the original Crisis and even Zero Hour. But now I think that the DCU is outgrowing a single universe. Some fans want their Batman to be a dark hunter of the night, some want him to be the kind of guy who smiles, jokes and thinks that putting a Batmask on a dog is a good idea. A Multiverse has something for everyone.
And maybe it’s back after all. The ghost of the Golden Age Batman appeared in JSA. Wildstorm’s Mr Majestic spent some time in the DCU and Captain Atom found himself in the Wildstorm universe(once) and returned (twice!). And that sure looks like the Monitor on the cover of DCU: Brave New World.
Will there be more in 52?
If not, then I’ll just form my own Multiverse!
In fact! Forget about the Multiverse an’ the Blackjack!
Ah… forget the whole thing.