On Crisis

The new Science Fiction Book Club catalog came today.

I was flipping through the Altiverse flyer–Altiverse is the comics and media SF flyer–and what I noticed on the cover of the flyer was Superman holding the broken body of Supergirl, one of the seminal images from DC Comics’ 1985 crossover, Crisis on Infinite Earths. My first thought, the SFBC is again offering the trade paperback collection of Crisis.

I open the flyer. No, it’s not the comic. It’s a novelization of the comic.

No offense to anyone involved, but twenty years on who was screaming for a novelization of Crisis on Infinite Earths?

Kingdom Come‘s novelization a year later I could understand. But Crisis?

I’m going to have to think on this.

One thought on “On Crisis

  1. Well like I mentioned…A story is a story…TOS era Kirk stories are still being told 30 years on, a movie about Batman’s origin is coming this summer despite it having been told almost 50 years ago. I’m sure we’ll see new versions of Hamlet or Jesus Tales coming.

    And, it’ll be interesting to see what Marv Wolfman does with his epic story, 20 years later, telling it from a different POV…

    Now if you were to question it from the point of view that DC is looking to undo all of Crisis this summer…yeah, that’s a funny timing..

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