May 15, 2008

Preview of DC's FINAL CRISIS

A new comic-book series from the company that gave us Superman and Batman is shaking up its universe again. Specifically, it's using the Native concept of a fourth world that transforms or evolves into a fifth world.

Death of the New GodsDEATH OF THE NEW GODS is an eight-issue comic book limited series published in 2007 by DC Comics. It is written and drawn by Jim Starlin.

The series follows the last days of the New Gods as they are stalked by a mysterious killer.


Jim Starlin stated in interview that: "I sort of think of this project as putting an ending to Jack's New Gods' saga. Since Kirby's initial run on the characters others have presented them with mixed results. Looking back I'd say at least half of the past New Gods series have done more harm than good. So for me, Death of the New Gods is half honoring Jack Kirby, half mercy killing."


The Source ... reveals that it is now using an agent to eliminate the Fourth World in order to bring about the Fifth World, which will be perfect.
The CC2K Hype Train: Final Crisis--A PreviewAll the players of the DC Universe will be here. Superman. Batman. Wonder Woman. All the Green Lanterns. DC's super-pets, multiple all new international teams created by Morrison, and the creation of the "Fifth World." The shear scope of ideas being thrown into the pot for this seven issue mini-series is astonishing.

Very little has actually been revealed as to what Final Crisis is about. We do know this Crisis covers the beginning of time, through the end, starting with Anthro, the first boy, and ending with Kamandi, the last. Final Crisis is also the story about "The Day Evil Won" and its fallout.
Or as one commenter put it:So the 4th World has ended, and Morrison gets to play King Kirby and recreate the New Gods of the 5th World.

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