PATREON EXCLUSIVE: Infinite Crisis: Fifteen Years Later

Infinite Crisis cast of characters

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This year marks the fifteenth anniversary of DC’s Infinite Crisis event, which itself was published to coincide with the twentieth anniversary of Crisis on Infinite Earths. That notorious series, published between 1985 and 1986, saw the DC heroes band together against the evil Anti-Monitor in a battle that destroyed a multiverse, leaving only one universe – and one continuity – for DC’s superhero line.

Infinite Crisis was the sequel, and aimed to provide a similar level of impact across the DC Universe. But times had changed since 1986, and Infinite Crisis reflects this fact. A decade and a half since it was published, now is as good a time as any to take a look back at the event and see what it has to say about superhero comics in the twenty-first century…

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Doris V. Sutherland

Doris V. Sutherland

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