Animal Man Part 4: Deconstructing the Deconstruction

The last four issues of Morrison's run on Animal Man focus exclusively on the idea of worlds within worlds, that fiction is another reality's reality, and that everything that has happened has still happened. There is no such thing as fiction. There is no such thing as a reboot. Everything exists, simply on different planes … Continue reading Animal Man Part 4: Deconstructing the Deconstruction

Commence Ouroboros: DC’s “Crisis on Infinite Earths” Aftermath

It took a while for the full effects of Crisis to hit every corner of the DCU; this wasn't the tightly planned crossover event that we usually see today. It was so loose that moments from Crisis were showing up in other titles months after the event had ended. Oh, and the two titles that … Continue reading Commence Ouroboros: DC’s “Crisis on Infinite Earths” Aftermath

Commence Ouroboros: DC’s “Crisis on Infinite Earths” Part 11

The true genius of Crisis #11 is this: It’s the step in between.  We don’t generally see things like this in comic book storytelling.  Look at the transition from Flashpoint to the New 52, for example.  One minute it was the old universe, the next it was the new.  There was no step in between … Continue reading Commence Ouroboros: DC’s “Crisis on Infinite Earths” Part 11

Commence Ouroboros: DC’s “Crisis on Infinite Earths” Part 2

Look, over there, it’s the Flash! Yes, it’s Crisis on Infinite Earths #2 and the Flash has started popping up and being all ominous.  In this issue, he appears before Batman as the Caped Crusader is taking on the Joker.  This is mostly important because it means we get to see both Batman and the … Continue reading Commence Ouroboros: DC’s “Crisis on Infinite Earths” Part 2