Crisis On Infinite Earths Coming Next Year!

Over here in the UK, the CW Elseworlds crossover between Arrow, The Flash, and Supergirl hasn’t aired yet – it’s due to start this week – so I’ve been trying to avoid spoilers on the various news sites I read.

However, I couldn’t miss the news that, at the end of part 3 of the crossover, we get to see this:


Pretty much since The Flash started there’s been the newspaper from the future that shows the Flash disappearing in a Crisis and it’s long been suspected that it might happen; with this year’s crossover showing the arrival of The Monitor, it seems the hopes were well founded.

While I’ll be very happy to see what they do with this next year, you have to worry about Flash and Supergirl – neither of those characters survived the original Crisis in the comics . . .

Mash-Up #33

Twice a week I randomly generate two dates and then compare the titles I own from both of them, trying to find some covers that, with a little basic photoshopping, I can mash together, and then I force the results on you lovely people.

By the way, I admit to being HUGELY influenced by the wonderful Super-Team Family blog which has been doing this for years (and a lot better) on an almost daily basis.

Any guesses as to the decade the Captain Atom picture is pulled from?!

Quietly pleased with how this one turned out, to be honest. Oh, and I’ve cleaned up the Crisis on Earth-Prime presents logo as well.

100 Issues Ago August 2010

I came across this “100 Issues Ago” panel in an old Justice League of America and thought I’d tidy it up and re-purpose it. If one month = one issue, what was I reading 100 Issues Ago?

DC Universe Legacies was very much in the spirit of the Marvels series that . . . er . . . Marvel had produced a few years before. It took a policeman from Metropolis, Paul Lincoln, and focused on him and his family as he recounted the big events of the DC Universe, essentially giving us a timeline of the DCU and how a normal person remembered them or was affected by them. This issue above, complete with lovely Kubert cover, dealt with the Justice Society of America’s retirement.

While I’ve often found Len Wein’s writing to be hit and miss, I do remember this series fondly, perhaps because I like the DCU it described – just a few months after the final issue, the New 52 would be launched and basically wipe out most everything covered in the ten issues of this series.

As an aside, I noticed that of the 24 issues I bought in August 2010, 20 (or 83%) of them were from DC. This August just gone: 19 issues bought, and 10 (or 53%) from DC.

I feel an end of the year graph coming on . . .