Infinite Crisis hardcover released

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

DC pushed forward the delayed Infinite Crisis hardcover to today's release; the new cover is here at right, but if anyone picked this up today, we want details! Please leave a comment and let us know what's new, what's added, and what's changed. Collected minds want to know!

New Collected Editions reviews coming this weekend. Take care!

EDIT: Wizard's got the lowdown on some of the new scenes in the book, including "a two-page spread of 80 heroes paying homage in a church that fits neatly into issue #5 of the series, a battle sequence between Batman, Robin, Nightwing and Deathstroke from issue 7 and a scene showing the final fate of Nightwing and more of the epic battle in Metropolis from the same issue, said editor Anton Kawasaki," and the two-page spread of the DC heroes drawn by George Perez. I, for one, can't wait.

If you got it today, do please comment and let us know what you think.

EDIT AGAIN: Any Eventuality writer (and Collected Editions commenter) Nobody has posted "Intentional Crisis: Original vs. Final," an excellent run-through of the new pages in the Infinite Crisis collected edition, noting the cathedral scene, the Deathstroke fight, the seemingly awkward Nightwing scene, and the final Perez spread. And I'm glad to hear that red mist page is gone, though I'm also glad they include a comparison at the end. Thanks for all the details!

Also, over on the DC Comics Message Board, posters also mention some dialogue changes (including the conversation between Batman and the Earth-2 Superman, which I think makes that much more effective). At the same time, it seems only Power Girl and Donna Troy remember the multi-verse? Boo! Isn't that how the DCU got in convoluted trouble the last time?

Thanks all -- a new review tomorrow!
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3 comments:

  1. Wow, that sounds good. Do we know if the non-Perez extras are drawn by Phil Jimenez? If so I might just have to pick this up even after buying the original issues.

    On another note, you'll be happy to note that the Superman: Up, Up and Away TPB doesn't suffer from the paper quality issues Face the Face did. The price is the same too. Weird, but I'm not complaining.

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  2. The extras are drawn by Jimenez, and fit in very well. I actually didn't realize that the Bat-Family vs. Deathstroke hadn't been in there in the first place.

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  3. After inspecting the volume I think it's pretty clear that the two single-page additions were done just to make an existing two-page spread occur on facing pages. (Better than blank spacer pages though.)

    So after they realized they had to add pages they probably decided to throw in a couple more spreads by Jimenez and Perez. I've posted transcripts of the dialogue on the new pages in case it helps anyone decide whether it's worth it or not.

    There's also a 12-page interview with Johns, Jimenez, and Berganza but I haven't read it yet. It's a nice volume, though -- the colors are fantastic!

    I also agree with Jeffrey that "Up, Up, and Away" is like a thousand times better quality than Face the Face. Sucks to be Batman I guess.

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