I certainly love the concept of an unlimited Multiverse. Some people like their science fiction to explore time travel, or the future, I like mine to explore worlds that might have been existing somewhere alongside our own.This installment of Exploring the Multiverse looks at another favorite Elseworlds series, Kingdom Come.
Mattel, via DC Comics’ Join The League promotional website, have revealed the Justice League Movie action figures. Included are Batman, Wonder Woman, Superman, Flash, Aquaman and Cyborg. All look to be the Multiverse style with additional articulation and detailing compared to their basic offerings.
As I mentioned last time, I love the concept of an unlimited Multiverse. The exploration of alternate histories makes for a plethora of interesting stories. This installment of Exploring the Multiverse looks at one of my favorite stories from DC's Elseworlds series, Superboy's Legion.
I am a big proponent of an unlimited Multiverse. I think it gives writers more freedom and makes for some extraordinary storytelling possibilities by breaking the shackles of continuity. Continuity can be a good thing, but far too often, the fear of angering fans forces a writer to adhere to continuity and lessens the impact of a story. Sometimes, the exploration of an alternate history makes for a plethora of stories. Depending on interest, this may be the first in a series of articles that explore different comic book alternate universes.
I am for an infinite multiverse in comics. Science is beginning to lean towards a consensus that comic fans have known for decades, that we live in one of many universes. Before now, alternate universes have been the realm only of science fiction, but it looks as if we might indeed be part of a multiverse. That multiverse might not depend on what we had for lunch, because billions of people each making decisions everyday makes for incalculable numbers of universes out there, but maybe there just might be. With Secret Wars, Marvel looks like its paring down its multiverse, and DC once eliminated theirs only to settle on 52 parallel Earths, but I think this is short sighted and tells fans of particular stories that no longer have their own realities that those stories weren't good enough to exist. I say keep the multiverse infinite and in doing so, make it so everything has its own reality.
What If? #11 October 1978 Today of all days, we need to review a comic that might have had the best of intentions somewhere, but was obviously created with the intention of having fun with a story. Therefore we give you a What If? story created by Jack Kirby, proving that while fandom may hold the original Marvel Bullpen with awe, one of them can have a little fun with their roles. SYNOPSIS: The Watcher introduces us to a version of the Fantastic Four that while different, is still familiar, the original Marvel Bullpen: Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Sol Brodsky and Flo Steinberg. They are fighting an ogre-like creature whose weapon takes out everyone bu Flo, the Invisible Girl. She lets him defeat himself by surrounding him with a force field while he fires his weapon. She then realizes that he's the reclusive scientist that they came to meet.
People love lists and so we're going to try a swing at doing one, sparked by this week's issue of Multiversity, which I was going to review but thought this was a more proper way to address it. For the Top 10 Alternate Earths, the only definition is that they have to be designated as an "official" Alternate Earth, either by their appearance or reference in a comic book story. That's it. Because they've done much more exploration of their respective multiverses, all of the list is from DC and Marvel, but nearly making the list was This Savage World from Savage Dragon, the world of Tomas Stone from Tom Strong, as well as DC's Earth-Prime, The DC Television Universe, aka the Arrowverse, and the pre-Crisis Earth-2. What made the list? Read on.