Major events are something of a regular occurance in modern superhero comics. We’re use to seeing at least one company wide crossover event happening each year, as well as smaller events taking place inside individual titles. But none compare to the historical significance of the FIRST MAJOR COMIC EVENT.
This was no mere team-up story or even an action epic in the vein of previous mini series like Marvel’s Secret Wars or DC’s own Super Powers. This was a continuity altering, history rewriting and often times confusing moment in comic book publishing which promised that “Worlds will live. Worlds will die. And the DC Universe will never be the same.”
“In the beginning there was only one. A single black infinitude, so cold and dark for so very long that even the burning light was imperceptible. But the light grew, and the infinitude shuddered, and the darkness finally screamed, as much in pain as in relief. For in that instant…a multiverse was born.”
With those words, thus began what is widely considered to be the greatest comic book crossover event of all time. The event that all other events since have been compared to.
Join us in this special episode of My Big Fat Pull List as we travel the multiverse, visit with over 500 characters and witness the very first destruction and rebirth of the DC Universe as we once again try UNDERSTANDING DC COMICS EPISODE 2: CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS!
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Links from this Episode:
— My Big Fat Pull List on the Web http://mybigfatpulllist.com
— Crisis On Infinite Earths https://dc.fandom.com/wiki/Crisis_on_Infinite_Earths
— Marv Wolfman http://www.marvwolfman.com/marv/frontpage.html
— George Pérez https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_P%C3%A9rez
— Understanding DC Comics Episode 1 https://www.2gtdatacore.com/understanding-dc-comics-part-1-crisis-of-continuity/
— The Monitor https://dc.fandom.com/wiki/Monitor_(Earth-One)
— Ted Kord Blue Beetle https://dc.fandom.com/wiki/Ted_Kord
— Guy Gardner https://dc.fandom.com/wiki/Guy_Gardner_(New_Earth)
— The Anti-Monitor https://dc.fandom.com/wiki/Anti-Monitor
— Elseworlds and What Ifs? episode https://www.2gtdatacore.com/elseworlds-and-what-ifs/
— Superboy Prime https://superman.fandom.com/wiki/Superboy-Prime
— The Specter https://dc.fandom.com/wiki/Spectre
— New Earth https://dc.fandom.com/wiki/New_Earth
Calls to the Audience Inside this Episode:
— Have YOU read Crisis On Infinite Earths? If so, tell us your memories of the first time you read it. We Want To Know!
— What was YOUR reaction to Supergirl’s death during Crisis On Infinite Earths? Tell us now!
— What was YOUR level of sadness and frustration when Barry Allen Flash sacrificed himself to destroy the Antimatter Cannon? Share YOUR Thoughts With Us!
— How did YOU feel about the ending of Crisis On Infinite Earths? Give Us YOUR Answers!
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Blessed with an overactive imagination, Nick spent his early years absorbing as much pop culture as possible. From comic books to television, films, sci-fi, fantasy, horror – if it was great storytelling, he assimilated it! His fascination with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Marvel Comics X-Men drove him to become an avid reader of all literature and a devoted comic collector at the age of eleven! Even though Nick enjoyed most comic book related material, his deep passion for all things “mutant” led to his alter ego being formed, the Uncanny Mister X! In recent years, Nick has co-founded his own comic book company, Archlight Comics, a film company, Archlight Studios, and has become a skilled podcaster and podcast editor. Mister X has taken all of Nick’s talents and found an outlet for his mad ramblings… the My Big Fat Pull List podcast!
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As his teenage years turned to adulthood, Sean found a deep love for pop culture. Taking part in role-playing games, cosplaying as his favorite characters at conventions, Sean even worked at a comic book shop for over a decade. His need to absorb geek culture and fun facts earned him the nickname Smurphy. A fun-loving and sometimes socially clueless podcaster, Smurphy is eager to pass on all he knows and then some.
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