Dial B for Blog has a huge freakin' rant
on the whole of DC's Infinite Crisis
(the 2006 sequel to 1986's seminal Crisis on Infinite Earths
) now that it's all over. To whit:
At the end of the ORIGINAL Crisis on Infinite Earths, the book’s slogan was more than fulfilled. Worlds DID live, worlds DID die, and nothing ever WAS the same. But Infinite Crisis? The exact opposite! For example:
• Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman are very mad at each other! But then they make up.
• Oa is moved from the center of the universe! But then it gets moved back.
• Power Girl and Nightwing are stars in this story! But they don’t do anything.
• The Rock of Eternity is destroyed permanently and forever! But then it gets rebuilt.
• The Flashes sacrifice their lives to defeat Superboy Prime! But he comes back, and so do the Flashes.
• Earth Two, the multiple earths and the multiverse return! For a few pages, then both vanish forever.
• The original Superman returns! So he can go all psycho and then die in a disgusting bloodbath.
That’s right, ass wipe, I said THE ORIGINAL SUPERMAN WENT ALL PSYCHO AND THEN DIED IN A DISGUSTING FUCKING BLOODBATH.
I don't necessarily agree with everything Evil Robby, the Gorilla Witch, and Bemzarro
have to say about Infinite Crisis, but I do agree that in some respects the series failed to live up to its initial promise
-- partly because several major aspects of it were ill-conceived, partly because there was no need to bring back the four Crisis survivors just to character-assassinate three of them, and partly because it's just too darn short for what it was trying to accomplish. This isn't Watchmen
, folks. For what it was, though, I found it to be an enjoyable enough read.