Last May, I was invited to spend an evening at DC’s Burbank offices with Scottish comic book scribe to talk about two exciting new projects he had in the works, Wonder Woman: Earth One with artist Yannick Paquette and a highly ambitious project known as Multiversity, a nine-issue series that plays out like a multiversal Matroyshka doll with each issue taking place in a different parallel universe, featuring a different artist. The series, which debuts in August, continues in September with The Multiversity: The Society of Super-Heroes: Conquerors of the Counter-World #1, a mind-bending, pulpy trip to Earth-20 that pits a demonic Green Lantern, Doctor Fate, and the Blackhawks in a life-or-death battle against their Earth-40 counterparts lead by immortal asshole Vandal Savage. And today, at long last, we have your exclusive first look at the first issue’s Chris Sprouse/Karl Story-illustrated cover, and the official solicitation info courtesy of our friends at DC Comics.
Here’s the official solicitation text:
THE MULTIVERSITY: THE SOCIETY OF SUPER-HEROES: CONQUERORS OF THE COUNTER-WORLD #1
Written by GRANT MORRISON
Art and cover by CHRIS SPROUSE and KARL STORY
1:10 B&W Variant cover by CHRIS SPROUSE
1:25 Variant cover by FRAZER IRVING
1:50 Variant cover by GUILLEM MARCH
1:100 Variant cover by GRANT MORRISON
On sale SEPTEMBER 17 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T
The biggest adventure in DC Comics history continues!
Grant Morrison joins modern legend Chris Sprouse (TOM STRONG, BATMAN: RETURN OF BRUCE WAYNE, ACTION COMICS) for a trip to Earth-20 starring a Society of Super Heroes unlike anything you’ve seen before! It’s pulp Super Hero action with a post-modern twist — you can’t afford to miss it!
Who is the demon-like Green Lantern protecting Earth-20? What secret does Doc Fate hold that could save the world? Who are the hand-to-hand and air-to-air combat queens known as the Blackhawks? And what happens when these heroes come face to face with their diabolical Earth-40 counterparts – led by Vandal Savage – for an epic war between parallel worlds? Find out all that and more in this exciting stand-alone issue which also acts as chapter two of the overall MULTIVERSITY storyline. Join us, if you dare, for THE MULTIVERSITY!
I don’t know about you, but I am most definitely on board after that description.