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In our new hotness, we have The Best Sellers List. Here, we cover the greatest battles of a particular character in a comic or series, and how it made it a best-seller. In our new hotness for March, is Darkseid in the DC eventFinal Crisis: New Edition (2014).
First, let’s reveal a poll on Twitter. Then, let’s show how it was a success.
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Namely, the creative team on the story arc is award-winning talent. In a few words, award-winning writer Grant Morrison and the incredible artist Dough Mahnke collaborate on the series.
For his part, the writer is known for the very popular Doom Patrol, Animal Man for DC’s Vertigo in the late 1980s and his iconic run on JLA in the late 1990s and early 2000s. In fact, an iconic personality, Morrison has fascinated with his eccentricism and his support for minorities..
When both superstars collaborate on this work, you expect a legendary take on classic superheroes. In fact, the creative team shook the DC universe!
A CONCLUSION TO THE DC CRISES
When Grant Morrison created Final Crisis, it was promoted with the tagline “Heroes die. Legends live forever.” Indeed, in my commentary on Final Crisis, I reveal that the objective per editorial mandate was to end the DC multiverse.
Certainly, the encyclopedia crossover event concludes all the ramifications from the past DC crises; in particular, Crisis on Infinite Earths (1986). Though classic heroes such as the Seven Soldiers of Victory make their appearance, the comic makes it clear that there are major deaths and the DC multiverse dies.
Now, the heroes make one final push to save the DC multiverse from Darkseid and the Anti-Life Equation. Witness one of the most iconic finishes in DC history with the Death of Darkseid.
Importantly, Boss Dark Side owns a long list of major character deaths in the crossover event. And the violence, the brutality and the blood spread everywhere. Certainly, the crisis is a response to the economic condition at the time.
Together, the Justice League saves the remaining survivors from the ALE on the Watchtower. Before, the heroes face evil in its powerful form. When Superman is cornered by an enslaved Earth and Darkseid, all hope seems lost.
Definitely, this comic showed some of the most dramatic events in DC history with the opposition of Superman alone against Darkseid with the entire Earth and the Justice League slaves to the ALE, and the death of the New God in issue #7.
Indeed, buy this comic to witness Wally and Barry vibrate through Darkeid’s body as they outrace the Black Racer. In the end, the comic concluded with the restoration of the DC multiverse.
SALES, SALES, SALES
Really, Final Crisis #7 did not boost sales for the series but it did perform outstandingly. In fact, according to Comichron, at Number 22, it was the last Final Crisis comic with 109,400 Diamond unit sales for the year 2009.
However, in March 2009, the issue sold a very low 1,962 copies. Though its yearly performance benefited from a lack of quality crossovers at its competitor Marvel. Let’s compare to the other comics in March 2009.
The best storyline prelude to the Infinite Crisis(2006)event. Gift Superman: Sacrifice TPB #1 VF/NM ; DC comic book (2020) to your loved ones on the occasions of Comic-Con, anniversaries and Women’s History Month. Available on Amazon.
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Item: Superman: Sacrifice TPB #1 | Publisher: DC | Cover Artist: J.g. Jones | Writer: Greg Rucka, Mark Verheiden, Gail Simone | Artist: Ed Benés, John Byrne, Karl Kerschl, Rags Morales, David Lopez, Ron Randall, Derec Donovan, Georges Jeanty, Tom Derenick, Tony Daniel | Notes: Collects Superman (2nd Series) #218-220, Adventures of Superman #442, 443, Action Comics #829, Wonder Woman (2nd Series) #219-220; ca. 2006 | This item is out of print, making it a collectible. Each additional comic ships for just 50 cents more to customers in the USA. This listing contains a stock photo and information from ComicBase and Human Computing
Critically, Superman: Sacrifice (2005) is the thrilling prelude to the massive Infinite Crisis event. In fact, the universal planning for the event reveals itself in the inter-connected tie-ins, countdowns and aftermaths.
Together, authors Greg Rucka, Gail Simone and artists Ed Benés, John Byrne, George Perez collaborate on the storyline. Really, the writing shines on the tension and the drama of the race to save Superman and the DC Universe from Maxwell Lord and Checkmate. Indeed, the art in the book is a violent confrontation: bloody, brutal and not pulling any punches.
Indeed, share this comic to fans of Comic-Con, the DC Universe and on the occasions of Women’s History Month. Definitely, it is worth its price and will leave you wanting for more Wonder Woman! And Superman!
To begin, the success of Infinite Crisis stems from its massive event planning and preparation. In fact, the crossover event references continuity all the way to Crisis on Infinite Earths and ties some of its loose ends.
Moreover, it develops its main characters excellently and in Superman: Sacrifice, Superman’s and Wonder Woman’s philosophical differences place them on a collision course. Though we question the Amazon’s decision, her actions help to free Superman from mind control.
Really, the entire event has become a pop-culture phenomenon. Early, we successfully published a Superman vs Wonder Woman article.
The very fine and near mint comic is good for your DC Universe collection. This month, we celebrate Women’s History Month and Wonder Woman’s heroism. You can also collect the Infinite Crisis Omnibus (2020 Edition) to unfold the relationship in the DC Trinity.
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IN COSMIC HIERARCHY
SPECTRE IS THE SPIRIT OF VENGEANCE OF THE PRESENCE
Spectre (Aztar). DC Comics.
In More Fun Comics (1940) #52, the Spectre made his first appearance in the Pre-Crisis continuity. In the origin story, the Spirit of Vengeance is a New York City police officer named Jim Corrigan.
As the Spirit of Vengeance, the Presence tasks the Spectre with exacting vengeance on evil men. Moreover, Spectre is a founding member of the Justice Society of America. The JSA makes its debut in All Star Comics (1940) #3.
However, the outcome turns out completely different with a new universe created. Really, Spectre is dependent on the Presence and is as strong as the being allows him to be.
OVERPOWERED, SPECTRE CAN CREATE A UNIVERSE
In Crisis on Infinite Earths (1986) #10, only five Earths remain after the destruction of the multiverse: Earth-One, Earth-Two, Earth-Four, Earth-S and Earth-X.
In a final attempt to destroy the positive matter multiverse, Anti-Monitor time travels to the Dawn of Time. There, he intends to view the beginning of time and destroy all reality.
At the Dawn of Time, the heroes and the mages of the DC multiverse are assembled to stop the enemy. There, Spectre appears, channels their combined powers and reaches into Anti-Monitor’s Hand of creation.
Though he fails from preventing Anti-Monitor to contemplate Krona‘s experiment on the DC Universe, he nevertheless succeeds in creating a new universe. With his reality-warping powers, Spectre dies and creates the New Earth continuity.
In this comparison, with the power of five Earths, Spectre is evidently Multiversal-Level in Energy Projection, and ranks below the Source.
Some of Spectre’s powers include: Nigh-omniscience, energy projection, dimensional travel, immortality, flight, intangibility, metamorphosis, super-strength, size alteration and reality-warping at the Multiversal-Level.
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Philosophically, Spectre is God’s Wrath. In DC Pre-Crisis mythology, Spectre is a fallen angel named Aztar. After the fall of angels, he repented before Heaven, and the Presence erased his identity, bonding him to God’s Wrath.
Since Spectre is a ghost and has no memory of his evil past, he needs a human host in order to help him exact the Vengeance of the Presence. Regularly, Jim Corrigan is the most common Spectre human host.
In Day of Vengeance (2005) #2, Eclipso, who is also an aspect of God’s Wrath convinces Spectre that the cause of evil in the DC Universe is magic. Moreover, the Guardians of the Universe had to contain magic with the Starheart, in order to bring order to the universe.
After, Spectre goes through the DC Universe destroying magic, eventually going mano-a-mano against Captain Marvel.
In a philosophical sense, Spectre is God’s Wrath because he seeks vengeance for evil in the universe. Also, he seeks redemption for his own past.
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WHY SPECTRE IS AN OVERPOWERED BEING
HIS OMNISCIENCE EXTENDS TO THE OMNIVERSE
Perhaps, Spectre’s most impressive feats occur in the fan-voted DC Versus Marvel (1996) inter-company crossover.
In Marvel Versus DC (1996) #2, the two Brothers representing both franchises awaken to renew their abstract battle. To find out whose universe survives, their heroes must do battle.
In the issue, the Spectre and Living Tribunal both use their nigh-omniscience to see beyond and over to the Omniverse.
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.
This January, Crisis On Infinite Earths (1986) #10 was published. Today, we celebrate the Arrowverse crossover (2020) with the comics it was based on.
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THE MONITOR’S INTRO IS BASED ON HISTORY OF THE DC UNIVERSE
The Arrowverse (2020) crossover starts with a bang. Certainly, the Monitor’s introduction of the Crisis traces the Big Bang, to the creation of the multiverse to the Crisis on Infinite Earths. Similarly, it recalls Harbinger’s iconic introduction of the destruction of the DC multiverse and the new DC Universe in History of the DC Universe (1986) after the Crisis.
THE ARROWVERSE EVENT IS BASED ON THE ICONIC CRISIS
In five parts, the CW told the story of the Monitor and his quest to stop his opposite, Anti-Monitor, from destroying the DC multiverse. While the events and the outcome differ from the source material, the concept is similar since many characters die and a new, unified universe is created.
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IN THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD, THE HEROES MUST PROTECT THE BOOK OF DESTINY
Moreover, the Arrowverse crosover includes an element that is missing from the graphic book: the Book of Destiny. In The Brave and the Bold: The Lords of Luck (2007), Mark Waid and George Perez tell an important story. In the story, the cosmic being known as Destiny, recruits different DC heroes known as Challengers to protect the book of Destiny. Similarly, Monitor learns about the Paragons from the book of Destiny in the show. Visit this article on CBR.com for more information.
At the end, the DC multiverse is destroyed and a shared universe is created. However, instead of New Earth, Earth-Prime is created in the CW show. In fact, when Oliver Queen sacrifices himself to save the new universe, he promises a Rebirth. This is a reference to DC Rebirth (2016) in the comics, that revamped the DC Universe with a shared reality on Prime Earth.
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IN A FORBIDDEN EXPERIMENT, KRONA WITNESSES THE HAND OF CREATION
After Crisis On Infinite Earths, a new single DC Universe is created. In History of the DC Universe, Harbinger gathers data on the Monitor’s files in order to tell its history. In the beginning, a single universe was created. When the universe was young, the earliest race was the Maltusians. These tall, blue-skinned beings lived on Oa and soon mastered science. With their civilization, they studied the universe. According to legend, no one could behold the beginning of the universe.
Or else, calamity would follow. A daring and defiant scientist, Krona defied the legends. With his powerful machine, he peered back in time. Then, he showed his discovery to the Maltusians. On that day, calamity ensued and Krona was struck by a lightning bolt. Dramatically, the accident created the anti-matter universe opposite to the positive matter universe. And the multiverse was born. With the birth of the multiverse, evil entered the DC universe.
Tales of The Green Lantern Corps (1981) #1. DC Comics.
KRONA BECAME THE ENEMY OF THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS
Perhaps, you have watched the animated movie called Green Lantern: Emerald Knight. In DC comics continuity, Krona is banished. Soon, he drifts to Nekron’s realm of the dead. There, he is recruited into Death‘s army which seeks to destroy then recreate the universe. Indeed, Krona welcomes it as an opportunity to study the destruction and the creation of the universe.
Then, Nekron sends Krona and his army of the undead to kill the Guardians of the Universe and the Green Lantern Corps. Violently, the army of the unliving succeeds in killing several Guardians, the Green Lanterns even destroying the Central Power Battery. However, Hal Jordan, the greatest GL rallies the force. Together, they manage to stop Krona and send him back to the realm of the dead.
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History of the DC Universe (1987). DC Comics.
A MAD SCIENTIST, KRONA SEEKS THE BEGINNING OF TIME AT ALL COSTS
In JLA/Avengers, Krona threatens the Omniverse. Dangerously, his quest takes him to the Marvel Universe. There, he engages in a game with the Grandmaster. The JLA and the Avengers must gather items of power for Grandmaster and Krona. And the winner must either claim the items or seek the answer of the beginning from Galactus. When the JLA wins the contest 7-5, Grandmaster wins. Though he collects the items of power, Krona betrays him.
By force, he summons Galactus and beats him in order to discover the secret. In the Marvel Universe, only Galan has survived the destruction of the previous universe. In a cosmic egg, he is shaped by Phoenix into Galactus during the birth of the Earth-616 universe. Ultimately, the heroes band together and triumph. In the end, Krona is transformed into a cosmic egg destined to create a new universe.
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As a result, the Malthusians became the Guardians of the Universe to combat the evil in the DC multiverse. Originally, it is a myth that the Guardians first created the Green Lantern Corps.
The Guardians saw it as their responsibility to safeguard the multiverse from the evil that one of them had created. At first, they experimented on genetics in order to create “the perfect warrior”. They created a race of “genetically transformed lizards” known as Psions which was a failure.
Afterwards, they created the Manhunters, “a corps of android soldiers” whose purpose was “to combat the evil”. In the end, the Manhunters rebelled and “their legions disbanded”.
The Guardians of the Universe finally met success with the Green Lantern Corps. They harnessed the energies of the Emotional Spectrum from the emotional energy of will which the Guardians of the Universe stored in the Central Power Battery on Oa. It was to create green power rings to equip “the bravest from each sector of space”.
Generally, one popular depiction of the Guardians is as serious little blue men. Though this is their current incarnation, it is a myth. Originally, the Guardians are from the planet Maltus. Possibly, the first life-forms in the DC Universe. At the beginning, they were tall blue humanoids with dark hair. At first, they engaged in constant war. Later, they began to study science and became scientists. In History Of The DC Universe (1986), Harbinger tells of the origin of the multiverse.
After Krona’s experiments on the beginning of time, the DC multiverse was created. Hence, evil emerged in the universe. In order to combat evil, they relocated to Oa, the center of the DC multiverse. They became the Guardians of the Universe. With their immense powers, they sought to bring order to the universe. Particularly, the Guardian Ganthet has the power of size alteration. When he appears with the Quintessence, he appears as a giant blue man.
In Tales Of The Green Lantern Annual (1986) #2, the Guardians of the Universe tame magic. To begin, GL Abin Sur is above the planet Ysmault. Curiously, he inquires information from his ring about the planet. Millennia ago, as the ring tells, it was the throneworld of the Empire of Tears. At the time, the Empire of Tears spanned three galaxies. In fact, it reigned supreme and its “regents” committed abominations.1
In the early universe, magic was a powerful and chaotic force. Newly formed, the Guardians sought to create order. On the planet, they arrived and defeated the demons. Powerfully, they chained the disembodied minds on Ysmault. In this way, they turned it into a corpseworld. After the war, the Guardians gathered the mystical forces of the universe in an orb called the Starheart. Over the ages, its fragments fell to Earth. Eventually, it became the JSA’s Alan Scott’s ring. Thus, it is a myth that Guardians are weaker than magic.
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2. THE GUARDIANS ARE AN IMMORTAL RACE
Really, the Guardians are an immortal race from Oa. In fact, they may be as old as the DC Universe. And they have lived for billions of years. Though they are effectively immortal, Guardians can die. In Green Lantern (1994) #48, Hal Jordan is driven mad by the destruction of Coast City. At the orders of Cyborg Superman, Mongul used Warworld to annihilate it.
In Green Lantern (1994) #50, Hal Jordan becomes pssessed by the demonic entity named Parallax. Terribly, the Green Lantern has defeated the Green Lantern Corps. On Oa, he heads for the Central Power Battery. As a last ditch effort, the Guardians sacrifice themselves to create the most powerful power ring. Only Ganthet survives and he teleports away to seek the Last Green Lantern. As it turned out, it was struggling L.A. artist Kyle Rayner.
Eventually, the Guardians and the Green Lantern Corps do come back. After a battle with Ion, Hal Jordan resurrects them with a wish. Nevertheless, they remain as detached and manipulative as before. Peculiarly, a characteristic of the Guardians is to be above emotions.
Ironically, they forged the most powerful weapon in the universe using willpower. InGreen Lantern (2007) #22, Sinestro tells Kyle that the Guardians actually feared emotions. Millennia ago, they sought to control the fear entity, namely Parallax. Eventually, this gave birth to the yellow impurity.
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