Timed with the San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) 2014, DC Comics revealed two maps of the their New 52 multiverse.
It is a great time to be a fan of DC Comics as Multiverse and DC Comics’ three weeklies – Batman: Eternal, The New 52: Futures End and Earth 2: World’s End – seemingly get the pump primed for DC Comics Spring 2015 event; a 20th anniversary “crisis” type event to commemorate DC’s classic Crisis on Infinite Earths, but also advance DC’s broader New 52 narrative. It makes sense since that would be timed with Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) 2015 and there are several multiversal and time anomalies across DC Comics right now.
Below is DC Comics‘ news release on Grant Morrison multiverse mapping including the maps themselves. At the very end are the covers that have been released so far for the first few issues of Multiversity. The solicit for August 2014’s Multiversity #1 is here.
In terms of the maps, one of the maps is a subset of the other with the larger in scope one having been updated by DC Comics recently after SDCC as the original 1400 x 1074 was not readable.
The new one below left is 2200 x 1754 with Grant Morrison’s framing legend fully readable. Do the clickie for the biggie.
With a multitude of alternate worlds to choose from, where every variation is possible, can anyone hope to navigate through the unknown and find a path to save Earth-Prime?
Grant Morrison does just that with THE MULTIVERSITY. And he drew us a map! ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY just revealed Grant Morrison’s realized vision of the 52 alternative Earths of the known DC Multiverse.
Book a trip to Earth-20 to meet a Society of Super Heroes unlike anything you’ve seen before! Or take a spin around the self-obsessed Earth-16 – a.k.a. Earth-Me! Prepare to meet the Vampire League of Earth-43, the Justice Riders of Earth-18, the rampaging Retaliators of Earth-8, the Nazi New Reichsmen of Earth-10 and, finally, meet yourself on Earth-Prime!
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Tags: Batman: Eternal, Crisis on Infinite Earths, DC Comics, Earth 2: World's End, Grant Morrison, multiverse, Multiversity, New 52 (DC Comics), The New 52: Futures End
Source: Entertainment Weekly