Annotations Continuing

Hard at work on the HISTORY OF THE DC UNIVERSE annotations; with a bit of luck, I might have them done by the end of the week/early part of next.

Once that’s done, I shall be turning my attention – finally! – to the CW’s Crisis on Infinite Earths. Sure, you lucky American types saw this months ago, but the whole thing has only just aired over here in the UK. And, thanks to my good friend Spike, I now have access to the episodes in a format I can screen grab.

Give me a week or two and I’ll get some notes up on that as well.

CW’s Crisis Comic Tie-In Real Cover

Following the news that there was going to be a tie-in comic to the CW’s Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover with a mocked-up cover by Jerry Ordway, the genuine cover of the first issue has been released, and it’s no real surprise that they’re revisiting possibly the most iconic cover DC has every produced – CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #7, featuring the death of Supergirl.

From the Newsarama article:

The book features a 24-page main story co-written by comics icon and Crisis comic co-creator Marv Wolfman and CW producer Marc Guggenheim, who serves as showrunner and executive producer of the Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover event, with art provided by Tom Derenick (pencils), Trevor Scott (inks), John Kalisz (colors) and Wes Abbott (letters). Wolfman and Guggenheim also contribute an eight-page back-up story with pencils by fan-favorite Superman and Titans artist Tom Grummett, inks by Danny Miki, colors by Chris Sotomayor and letters by Wes Abbott. The debut issue also features a full reprint of the first issue of Wolfman and Perez’ CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #1 as well as an excerpt from issue #7 of the landmark maxiseries.

The second issue is due to land in January.

(And yes, I’ve already added the above image to my page of CRISIS #7 homages.)

CW’s Crisis Comic Tie-In?

Newsarama posted a story a day or two back about a comic tie-in with the forthcoming CW’s Crisis on Infinite Earths with cover art by Jerry Ordway.

It looks like this will be the collected version of the forthcoming CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS GIANT two-parter that should be out early next year which, of course, I will be picking up.

Infinite Betties In Crisis

Looking through the Dynamite solicitations for May, I couldn’t help but notice one of the variants for BETTIE PAGE: UNBOUND #2 which was clearly a homage to the cover of #1 of CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS. There are plenty of homages to #7’s death of Supergirl cover (hell, I’ve compiled a page full of them) but it’s not often you see someone doing one of the other covers.

Here’s the two side by side:

Well played, Dynamite.