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The Multiversity Guidebook #1 Annotations

posted 28 Feb 2017, 07:48 by Ben Hansom
Mate, shutting the stable door after the horse has bolted, doesn't even come close...

So, a mere two years late, get yer Multiversity Guidebook annotations right here.  In which Grant Morrison and an all-star squadron of artistic collaborators cohere the DC Universe for the very first time into a singular tale spanning 75 years, more than a million pages and many thousands of chroniclers.  Perhaps the most complex (...sentient?) fictional universe ever created?

DC cosmology given a Zoroastrian polish, Barry Allen cast as Jesus Christ, a framing story inspired by an issue of Kamandi completed in 1977 but not published until 2017 (nearly two years after the Guidebook itself appeared)... this one really has Got It All.  There's even the beginnings of a biting commentary on corporate comics monstrous tendency to eat it's own young, though somewhat fittingly, that thread ends up To Be Continued in Ultra Comics, where the *real* meat is gnawed off the bones...

Let's get down to it then.  The 25,000 or so words that follow took me about two years to write.  Let's hope it doesn't take as long for you to read...

Click here to read more, IF YOU DARE...


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