Cynical minds can't help but notice that if you click the Superman and Batman links, however, the DC website oh-so-helpfully offers you links to the relevant trade paperbacks where these characters appear. Not that there's anything wrong with that--more trade paperback sales are good for all of us--but I'm starting to wonder if this whole return-of-the-Multiverse thing isn't, in the end, a really good sales strategy.
Because now, all the characters that appeared in all those Elseworld stories hanging around the disperate DC collections now become NEW and RELEVANT (take Batman: Red Rain and the Tangent Universe, for instance), and that means the collectors have to have them. Sheer brilliance!
Yeah, I'm being a little facetious. But let's just see what other so-called "Tales of the Multiverse" reissues are coming around the corner ...
(Speaking of fighting, being Friday night and all, check out the super Tale of the Tape video rocking the casbah at Bahlactus right now!)