Twenty years ago DC Comics launched the Crisis on Infinite Earths
[Wikipedia, trade paperback
], a universal reboot that eliminated the multiverse
from DC continuity. Today they launched the sequel, Infinite Crisis
, which to all appearances SPOILER - HIGHLIGHT TO READ looks to be bringing the multiverse back.
Picking up on threads left over from the last several months of build-up
(as well as several threads left over from the original Crisis), this is shaping up to be a huge comics event. I read the first issue today and I was pretty impressed with what I saw, particularly the big reveal on the last page. I'll definitely be picking up the remaining six issues.
Want a a primer on the ins and outs of obscure DC continuity before you buy IC
#1? All this I can truly deliver. Sequart's Twelve-Part Guide to Infinite Crisis
Crisis Counseling at DCComics.com
Comics 101's Guide to the Crisis on Infinite Earths Parts I and II
The Annotated Crisis on Infinite Earths
The Continuity Pages on Crisis