The origin of Crisis on Infinite Earths

Green Lantern 143Okay, maybe not the origin, but in the introduction to the Collected Edition, Marv Wolfman talks about a letter he received when he was writing Green Lantern in the early 80s. That letter prompted him to think about DC continuity and set him off on the path towards what would become Crisis on Infinite Earths.

As I have the issue in question – #143 cover dated August 1981 if you’re interested – I’ve scanned the original letter and Marv’s reply; you can find links to them from the Crisis home – the link’s in the right hand menu.