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Tales from the Dark Multiverse: Infinite Crisis


Volume 1, Issue 1, January 2020
Released November 27, 2019

Cover Price: $5.99
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Tales from the Dark Multiverse: Infinite Crisis, Vol. 1, #1. Image © DC Comics



Writer: James Tynion IV
Penciller: Aaron Lopresti
Inker: Matt Ryan
Colorist: Romulo Fajardo Jr.
Letterer: Rob Leigh
Assistant Editor: Dave Wielgosz
Editors: Alex Antone, Brian Cunningham

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Cover Description: Dark Blue Beetle holds the cape of Superman, the cowl of Batman, and Wonder Woman's Golden Lasso. The cover is intentionally reminiscent of the Superboy cover of Infinite Crisis #6. (No Booster Gold.)

Brief Synopsis: In the Dark Multiverse, the events of Infinite Crisis took a distinctly darker turn.

Issue Summary: Reveal Potential Spoilers

Booster Gold's role in this story:
Supporting (Booster Gold plays a lesser role)

Costume Worn: MARK XII armored power-suit

This story has been reprinted in:
Tales from the Dark Multiverse (2020)

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Page 4, panel 2
ALTERNATE REALITY: After a brief introduction from the Tempus Fuginaut recapping the aftermath of Crisis on Infinite Earths, the story leads into events exactly as they appeared in Countdown to Infinite Crisis. Despite the reuse of dialog and panel layout (and ignoring the fact that this entire issue is built on re-interpreting their original story), the original writers and artists of Countdown to Infinite Crisis receive no credit in this issue.

Page 10, panel 2
Booster Gold, assuming his pal Beetle is dead, charges into a Justice League meeting in their Watchtower headquarters on the moon. This encounter is based on events originally published in The OMAC Project #2.

Page 12, panel 3
Beetle's assumption of control of Checkmate and alliance with Brother Eye result in the prevention of events in the Infinite Crisis tie-in mini series The OMAC Project,...

Page 14, panel 2
...Villains United,...

Page 15, panel 2
...Day of Vengeance,...

Page 16, panel 2
... and Rann–Thanagar War. Crisis averted!

Page 19, panel 1
Booster visits Beetle in his new offices in the Checkmate castle in the Swiss Alps. Booster's goal is to try and talk Beetle out of his new plans at influencing world affairs. Beetle doesn't listen.

Page 43, panel 1
After Beetle's best laid plans have resulted in the deaths of many of Earth's greatest heroes, Booster tries again to talk some sense into his old friend.

Image Copyright DC Comics

Page 44, panel 3

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Boosterrific Review: I've never been a big fan of these types of stories based on reinventing the details of an earlier, significant work. They usually seem to be built on the premise that we got the best possible story the first time. So why did we need to do it again? That said, the issue does have good art and is competently told. But it's really only for fans (or obsessive haters) of the original, superior Infinite Crisis.

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Gold Standard.

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Tikal (Dec. 8, 2019, 13:56:04)

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