IN VISUAL ARTS
In 1986, DC Comics published History of the DC Universe. Importantly, the comic changed continuity and introduced a single, unified DC Universe with a shared history. In addition, the DC multiverse was erased from continuity with the five remaining Earths after Crisis On Infinite Earths merging into New Earth. In the Pre-Crisis universe, DC Comics introduced Darkseid as a SUPERMAN villain.
This March, we remember the death of Darkseid in the iconic EVENT Final Crisis #7. Today, we celebrate Final Crisis and major character deaths.
THE FLASHES AND BLACK RACER KILL DARKSEID
Perhaps, Final Crisis (2009) #7, is the most cryptic of the Morrison saga. Though the Supermen of the Multiverse save the DC multiverse, there are some loose ends that need resolution. Moreover, the comic is set in the Post-Crisis continuity though it anticipates the New 52. Importantly, the comic features the infamous death of Darkseid killed by Barry Allen, Wally West, the Omega Effect and the Black Racer. And after Boss Dark Side is shot by BATMAN’s radion bullet. Certainly, that is the reason how according to Comichron the comic performed with 109,400 unit sales in the year 2009.
DARKSEID KILLS BATMAN WITH THE OMEGA EFFECT
Certainly, the major death in the entire series. With a move that no one sees coming, DC Comics actually kills Batman. After Dick Grayson survived Infinite Crisis, it was time for a Bat-family member to die. Perhaps, the death is not a major news sensation though a very significant event in comicdom. In Final Crisis (2009) #6, the DC multiverse is at stake.
THE DEATH OF ORION IS FINAL CRISIS‘ MURDER MYSTERY
Importantly, Final Crisis is a murder mystery. Incredibly, Morrison weaves a threaded tapestry of gods, heroes and villains where the murder of Orion is the impetus for the conflict. Certainly, Final Crisis (2008) #1 is at number 9 on 2008 comic book sales to comic shops. In addition, in a death that angered fans, the Martian Manhunter also dies tragically.