New Tales From The Dark Multiverse One Shots

I think I’ve made it clear I’m not a massive fan of the whole DARK NIGHTS: METAL thing that’s somehow still going on – it promised so much, to be a fun and bombastic run through the DCU and just turned into a mess of mad, half-baked ideas thrown into something that has just dragged on and on and on . . .

That said, there have been a few of these TALES FROM THE DARK MULTIVERSE one-shots and I’ve picked up the ones looking at INFINITE CRISIS and BLACKEST NIGHT and they weren’t bad; separated from the crossover/uber-event nonsense, they were sort of Elseworld looks at big events and, if you haven’t guessed by the picture above, DC are now going to look at another couple: WAR OF THE GODS and the granddaddy of them all, CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS.

Yeah, I’ll be picking those up.

100 Issues Ago May 2012

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?

There were two big launches in month nine of the New 52 (if anyone’s counting how far in we are) and EARTH 2 was the biggest for me, even though WORLDS’ FINEST, the companion title, starred a returning Power Girl. EARTH 2 told the story of the alternate world’s fight against Apokolips and the invading parademons and how the world dealt with the loss of Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman during that battle.

Always a sucker for a good multiverse tale, I was happy to pick this up and start exploring the new Earth-2 and the differences the characters would have between their Prime Earth counterparts.

Elsewhere, as I mentioned, WORLDS’ FINEST reintroduced Power Girl and Huntress to the New 52; FRANKENSTEIN and SWAMP THING were crossing over with the interminable Rot storyline that really dragged on way too long; CAPTAIN ATOM was getting weirder; “The Culling” crossover between TEEN TITANS and a bunch of other titles I wasn’t getting was finally over; and the New 52’s first big event had the groundwork laid in the free DC COMICS: THE NEW 52 comic.

Outside of DC, THE BOYS was starting its final story arc; FATALE‘s first arc was drawing to a close; and FURY MAX, Garth Ennis’s retelling of Nick Fury’s wartime exploits was starting up.