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.)
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.
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.
With the upcoming Elseworlds crossover between TV’s Flash, Arrow and Supergirl (still no word on why Legends of Tomorrow isn’t included this year) promising to be fun, DC have released the first look at the Monitor or Mar-Novu as he’s apparently known:
How cool is that?
The book he’s holding though – that’s a new element added to the character and I can’t help wonder if it’s just a prop for the photo or has some significance – like Destiny’s book of fate, or whatever it was called.
Although, judging by the size of it, maybe it’s the Absolute Edition of Crisis on Infinite Earths . . . ?