Re-reading Crisis on Infinite Earths #1

Following on from my previous post about confusing comic-book epics, I’ve started reading Crisis on Infinite Earths, by Marv Wolfman and George Perez,  to my daughters.  Or two of them, anyway.

It’s been 31 years since this book came out (or started to come out), and it’s funny to see it with the hindsight of history.  At the time, it was a BIG DEAL.  It was one of the first giant cross-over epics series that any comic company had produced, it introduced major changes to the DC landscape that as far as we knew were going to be permanent.  These included killing off a bunch of characters, introducing some new ones, and bringing into the fold yet others who had been acquired from other companies, but who had never yet made a DC debut.


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