This week on View from the Gutters our topic work is our 3-part 50th Episode Special! In part 1 we discuss the ur-event book, Crisis on Infinite Earths, by Marv Wolfman and George Perez. Released in 1985-6, the Crisis was one of the first great event books (Marvel in fact rushed Secret Wars out the door just to beat DC to the punch). Touted not as a mini-series, but a maxi-series, the 12-issue event brought the Silver Age continuity of DC to an end.
In part 2 we discuss the 2004 series, Identity Crisis, by Brad Meltzer and Rags Morales. Unlike the other two crises on our list, this one isn't about a threat to the universe. This is a far more introspective story, and one that continues to be highly controversial amongst comic fans.
In part 3 we discuss Infinite Crisis, written by Geoff Johns with art by Phil Jimenez, Jerry Ordway, George Perez, Iven Reis, and Andy Lanning. Released almost exactly 20 years after the first Crisis, Infinite Crisis is the event that bought the multiverse back to DC.
Our hosts for these episodes were Andrew Chard, Joe Preti, Tobiah Panshin, Matt McGinnis, Eric Manix, and Cade Reynolds.
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