LIBRARY artefact #024 ©DC Comics To celebrate last week’s release of THE MULTIVERSITY ABSOLUTE EDITION with extensive notes on his brilliant Multiversity Map by Rian Hughes, it seemed somehow appropriate to venture a club-footed waddle down memory lane with a few annotations and recollections.
The Multiversity is my favorite DC series to date. A return to the 52 worlds by you and your many contributors over the years would be excellent for long time readers of your DC Multiverse plans, alas. Imagine if Phil Jimenez, Jill Thompson, and even yourself drew some of the issues! Oh, what a glorious ride that would be. Thank you again, Grant. Always happy to read these annotations.
This is excellent and exciting. Multiversity was a key text in terms of how I framed my PHD thesis on superhero comics. I did a superhero comics in Australia piece for The Guardian and I wanted to include Thunderer and Martian Munhunter in Australia from JLA, but couldn't fit them into my top ten - https://www.theguardian.com/books/2022/jul/11/the-10-greatest-moments-of-marvel-and-dc-comics-to-happen-in-australia-sorted
“A place of gathering and learning at the centre of the Orrery of Worlds.”
Ah -- Room-237.
52 was such a fantastic weekly read wasn't it? So many great stories. I would have loved it if those follow-up books had worked out.
Multiversity is definitely one of your greatest creations, Grant.
Is the character T.A a total piss-take? Tits and Ass? Literally saying she’s a generic female Marvel character? Total guess, but you never know?
It is baffling that no one wanted to pick up on ANY of this....enough ideas established for at least a century of further stories.
Since you bring it up here, I've been wondering since 2014 - was Essential Major inspired by Marvel's Essential volumes, the big cheap black-and-white reprints that were a staple of the 90s and 00s?