Everything we planned to say about Elseworlds, Arrowverse's last crossover event, of course, has blurred the revelation that the next year's crossover will be the adaptation of the most ambitious crossover in comic book history, A crisis of endless land,
Instead of focusing only on some of Elseworld's best stories, we wanted to change the list a little to get more cosmic, more real, and to prepare random fans to try the madness that will come.
So … considering that this is a list that is halfway to your preparation for what's coming and half-thinking about the true history and events of Elseworlds, what should you read if you really liked the crossover?
Well, yes, we have a few ideas.
At the end of "Elseworlds," The CW released an incredible teaser that revealed this the next junction will be A crisis of endless land,
You can see Stinger, which serves as the first teaser of the event above, which includes the first official look at the logo.
A crisis of endless land was DC's first major crossover event and served for the first time an official "restart" of the publisher's continuity.
In the 12 editions of the masses, the characters of the DC universe, collected by The Monitor (appeared in Elseworlds, played by LaMonica Garrett), emerged and stood up against the anti-monitor, a destructive force whose area was anti- matter.
The story included every superhero in the DC multiverse group, including several heroes who were brought to DC fold by buying other publishers, but until then officially became part of the DC Universe. By the end of the story, DC's multiverse had become a universe with a simplified global history, where the heroes of many Earths were under the same umbrella of continuity.
Long-time maxims, played in real-time as a weekly comic book, 52 inspired by 24 at that time, but there was a lot of stuff for him, including a creative team of stars and many new or restarted ideas that made the story feel fresh.
Located in the DC Universe where Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman are missing in action for a year, 52 followed by a group of early heroes, including Elongated Man, Booster Gold and Batwoman, who were introduced to their pages.
There is a lot of Batwoman in this story, so if you enjoyed the Ruby Rose character in Elseworlds, it's a good place to start. It is also widely regarded as one of the best "events" of the DC series.
"Elegy" is the most famous and standard bearer of all the stories that come but honestly if you can get your hands on a commercial soft cover or lining with "Batwoman" on the title? It's probably great.
If you live near an Ollie Bargain Outlet store, DC's latest editions include "Batwoman by Greg Rucka and J.H. Williams III, Volume 1" for under $ 5.
Cobra wants to take over the world and needs JLA's moon base as a bridge. With the help of Psychosis he prepares some global incidents to keep JLA busy. It can then switch the mind and bodies of several JLA members, eg. Batman is now in Superman's body, Green Lantern in Marshan Mangunter's body, and so on. By having to adapt to their new bodies, JLA struggles again when new global emergencies occur.
Trading paper is depleted, but you can get it from a third party of Amazon or Barnes & Noble sellers quite cheap.
"Elseworlds" is the name of the print from 1989 to 2010, in which familiar characters and concepts from the DC Universe will be imported in strange and unknown circumstances. The first of Elseworlds' titles was Gotham of Galerwho is engaged in Batman Hunt Jack Ripper in Victorian Gotham. The end was Superman: The Last Family of Krypton, which focuses on an alternative schedule in which Jor-El and Lara managed to join their son on a journey to Earth, and the world had to deal with a super feeder family.
The brand itself is just a great way to say "imaginary stories" as DC used to their non-canons in history,A crisis of endless land times – but even within the basic continuity, you will sometimes get a reef of the established DC Universe. Often such stories would change reality for a short time or at least persuade the heroes that they live in a different universe than the readers knew.
One such story, The Hand of Destiny, focuses on the return of Dr. Sodry, a villain (John Dee, featured on television as John Deegan), who can reformulate reality by using a stone called "Matteroptikon" or "Dreamstone" , using dreams or memories.
In The Hand of Destiny, he creates a dark and violent version of the Justice League, which includes a black suit for Flash.
The story was popular enough to get consistency JLA: Classified years later. You can get it in the trade soft cover as part of Superman and the Justice League, vol. 2 collection by Dan Durgers, Rick Burcht and Dave Kokrum.
A story that has escaped into the multiverse environment, having fun, throwing a boat of Easter eggs, and still seriously dealing with death at times while binding on the original text A crisis of endless land?
That's all there – and basically every comic book store or bookstore should have this one, since it just came out in a hard car recently.
Gotham of Galer is popular enough to load a sequel as well as an animated film and, just like almost every major alternative reality in DC history, was presented at least briefly in the free for all Secret Warsthe battle of the stadium Convergence (more about this per minute).
He focuses on the Batman Victorian era, which haunts the thinly veiled Jack Ripper. How can you dislike it?
When Brainiac is defeated by Superman and does not return, Telos's guardian – in fact, only a physical manifestation of the world itself, not a true free will – reduces the domes and tells the townspeople to fight each other for the right to take over the world to be the last reality.
This is a strange and imperfect crossover, but we can see much of what Elseworlds and A crisis of endless land great while visiting some versions of characters we thought were long gone.
Also, while outside the alien world and without their powers, Superman and Lowe Lane decide to have a baby.
The hard – packed edition of Convergence is another book you can get for a while from now, if you live near Olly.
One of the best aspects of "Elseworlds" is how history has never collapsed even when the characters roam through a seemingly random series of fractured timelines, Easter eggs, and condescending camels.
Imagine that (plus the absurdity of The Legends of Tomorrow midseason final) times around ten, and you got Evan Dorkin absolutely brilliant The world of the funniest, in which Mr. Mxyzptlk and Bat-Mite struggle as they break their way through different realities and stories of Elseworlds, including Great Britain Come, Earth-Prime, The Dark Knight returns, and more … all this with magnificent artistic hospitality, which provides amazing contrast to the main story and feels tonal from a piece of the reality they are visiting.
This is a story that more people have to read and love. And it's available in a new-ish collection for pretty cheap.
A totally blinding cliff that prepares the scene for an amazing adventure to come? Check it out.
One of the best stories written by Geoff Jones for years? Absolutely check. Best of all, rebirth one shot is a gem, and a bargain, even at its prestigious hard price.