While we read the above in anticipation of the June 7th release of Dark Crisis #1, let’s also re-examine one of the principal inspirations behind the event, a story that Dark Crisis scribe Joshua Williamson has cited many times over as being the pedestal that Dark Crisis rests upon, Crisis On Infinite Earths.
However you choose to prepare for DC’s biggest publishing event of 2022, be sure to read (or re-read) this be-all, end-all, game-changing Comic Book Event of Comic Book Events that was written by the magnificent Marv Wolfman and penciled by the one and only, George Perez:
Discuss whatever you like about Crisis on Infinite Earths, what you thought of Justice League: Road to Dark Crisis, what you’re expecting from Dark Crisis and…above all, please take a moment to honor artist extraordinaire George Perez, whose titanic talents will forever live on in the annals of comic book history, especially with regards to DC Comics.
I will not be indulging in a re-read of COIE. I’ve read it once before years ago, and remember it was a bit of a time-sucker, something I have a bit less of nowadays.
Anywho, regarding Road to Dark Crisis. It was good. I enjoyed seeing Jurgens’ art in the first story; nice to see him draw that S again. I also liked the Green Lantern / Aquaman story. The art was amazing (I’ll be watching out for Fico Ossio in the future), and the idea of Hal being in space and oblivious to what happened is an interesting one.
I’ll be all in on this event, but what may make it a bit hard for me is that my knowledge of DC characters is not as prolific as some folks here. Judging by Williamson’s Infinite Frontier and JL Incarnate, I expect to see a lot characters I don’t know, and quite a few that I only know of. Hopefully that doesn’t hinder my experience. It hasn’t before, so should be ok.
It was a fun book. I was speaking based on that experience when I mentioned characters I was not that familiar with . Though I didn’t know half the cast, I was still able to follow along ok. Hoping for the same with Dark Crisis.
I have . Was good, though the “chains” binding the multiverse threw me for a loop at the end. As a matter of fact so did the lightning bolt “crack” in the multiverse everyone was playing hot potato with in JLI. I just took it all as balls to the wall comic book absurdity and had fun with it.
Nah, blame it on the goof who’s not articulating his thoughts clearly.
The first comic I read was written, not drawn, by George Perez: Superman #1 (New 52). At the time all I knew of Supes was Cristopher Reeve, George Reeves, and whatever cartoons we’d gotten so far. Superman #1, though not universally loved, was enough to get me hooked. Of course I had no idea who George Perez was at the time. A few years later I came to understand the significance of what he has done for DC and comics as a whole. It saddened me a bit to read that he didn’t have a good experience writing the few issues of Superman that he did. Regardless, I will always remember that as my introduction into the wonderful world of DC comics. Thank you Mr. Perez for helping open that door for me. May you forever rest in peace.