One page into its first preview, and Grant Morrison’s The Multiversity has already gone gloriously off the rails. You don’t open your book with an exegesis on how life will find a way featuring microscopic parasites paired with a landlord trying to collect that paper unless you’re about to go all-out into the stratosphere (and beyond).
The dimension-spanning miniseries launches next week, and Wired was the first to run a 6-page preview of Morrison’s big event book. The nine-issue miniseries will see heroes from across the 52 parallel worlds that make up the DC Universe assembling as a kind of Justice League. Morrison did something similar in Final Crisis: Superman Beyond, the partially 3D book which combined the Supermen of many universes to deal with part of Darkseid’s slow rolling threat across the multiverse.
Back in January, we ran our own preview of The Multiversity: The Society of Super-Heroes: Conquerors of the Counter-World #1.
From the official synopsis of The Multiversity #1:
“The biggest adventure in DC’s history is here!
In issue #1, pencilled by superstar artist Ivan Reis (Aquaman, Justice League), President Superman of Earth-23 uncovers a threat to all Reality so apocalyptic it will take a team of incredible heroes from across the Multiverse to face it – including Captain Carrot, like you’ve never seen him before!
But even with a multitude of alternate worlds to choose from, where every variation is possible, can anyone hope to prevail against the onslaught of ultimate evil and undying hatred – in the unstoppable form of a one-time cosmic defender with unimaginable powers?! Join us, if you dare, for the beginning of THE MULTIVERSITY!”