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The Multiversity (2014-) #1 by Grant Morrison
Edited by Rickey Purdin
Cover Artist: Reis G. Prado with Ruffino
Review by Drew Bittner
DC Comics Kindle Edition  ISBN/ITEM#: B00KRKH06K
Date: 25 August 2014 / Show Official Info /

Calvin Ellis is young, black, and President of the United States. He is also Superman. When a grave crisis threatens all of reality, he does what a Superman would do: gather up a band of unlikely heroes and set off to face danger.

But is even Superman ready for... the Multiversity?

The long-gestating brainchild of comic book super-writer Grant Morrison, with art by Ivan Reis, Joe Prado and Nei Ruffino, this first issue opens a cosmic quest to assemble a cross-worlds team unlike any other. Starting with Nix Uotan, the last Monitor, and including heroes like Captain Carrot, the true nature of the danger ahead is not readily apparent. What has the power to destroy 52 parallel Earths?

Given DC Comics' past crossover super-events, it's a relief that this is not another Crisis, with the Anti-Monitor once again consuming world after world. No, this appears to be something different and perhaps more unsettling, because the reader will ultimately become involved in this story.

But that's what lies ahead. In the meantime, the Superman of Earth-23, Captain Carrot, and a handful of others end the story facing an ally turned enemy--at the worst possible moment.

The Multiversity stands on the brink of being Morrison's most interesting experiment yet, a story that ties together the many worlds of the greater DC Universe, with narrative threads that will involve the Charlton heroes, Captain Marvel and his Family, the world of the Watchmen, and much more. It's a bold, audacious thrill-ride... and it's off to a good start.


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