COMICS: MULTIVERSITY - Grant Morrison Is Reintroducing The Multiverse to DC

COMICS: MULTIVERSITY - Grant Morrison Is Reintroducing The Multiverse to DC

Late next year, Grant Morrison will be bringing the concept of "The Multiverse" to DC's the New 52 with Multiversity - featuring Ted Kord! Hit the jump for further details.

Announced this weekend at MorrisonCon in Las Vegas, writer Grant Morrison will be reintroducing the Multiverse to DC comics with an eight-part miniseries entitled "Multiversity."

The following was said about the series on DC Comics' blog:

"DC Entertainment is proud to confirm that Grant Morrison’s love letter to superhero comics, MULTIVERSITY, will be hitting stores in late 2013."

"MULTIVERSITY is an 8-issue series comprising 6 one-shots and a two-part conclusion with each issue featuring a 38-page lead story followed by an 8-page backup. Each issue takes place on a different parallel world from the main DC Earth and functions as a number one issue. Each world in the Multiverse publishes comic books about the heroes on the OTHER worlds. Once the characters realize this, they then unite to respond to the villains!"

"Additionally, each universe (which have been brewing in Morrison’s mind for years) will open up an endless series of worlds and realities for future writers and creators to use, expand upon and enjoy."

The following image is a preview from the new series, featuring the long lost Blue Beetle, Ted Kord.

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supermanonemillion - 9/30/2012, 9:01 PM

I thinks it's because I'm not a power user yet. I'm trying to build up my article count and increase views so that my content can be put on the front page. I really appreciate the compliment.

And I totally agree; get rid of Suicide Squad and add series like this. Suicide Squad is hanging on only because of Harley Quinn. Just give her a solo series featuring deadshot from time to time if you have to have a book with her in it. That would be way better than a team book with King Shark and Iceberg.
Mrcool210 - 9/30/2012, 9:03 PM
wasnt the point of the new 52 to get rid of the multiverse? good to know its even more pointless
GetsugaTensho22 - 9/30/2012, 9:14 PM
They're not back. This is outside of main continuity and is just a series of books Grant's writing to use the characters.
CorndogBurglar - 9/30/2012, 9:33 PM
This is [frick]ing idiotic. The entire reason DC's continuity got screwed up in the first place is because of the Multiverse and all the Crisis stories that introduced it, then got rid of it, then brought it back again. The continuity became such a mess BECAUSE of the Multiverse, that they had to reboot they're entire universe so they could straighten everything out and make sense of things again.

Now they're bringing it back? WHAT. THE. [frick]. Way to go DC. Lets just make all the same mistakes that got us into trouble to begin with.

This really pisses me off. Even knowing Ted Kord is coming back...this pisses me the [frick] off.

Goddamn it...
supermanonemillion - 9/30/2012, 9:36 PM

I feel the same way. I'm not necessarily a Morrison fan, but his stuff is awesome when he gets it right. Perfect example is Action Comics vs Batman Incorporated. Action Comics has been okay, whereas Batman Incorporated has been phenomenal.
supermanonemillion - 9/30/2012, 9:42 PM

Haha, very true, very true... Obviously one of my favorites.
Asterisk - 9/30/2012, 9:46 PM

Love Grant Morrison. He's my guilty pleasure writer.
supermanonemillion - 9/30/2012, 10:23 PM

I just bought it. I loved the JLA Crisis on 2 Earths movie. Thanks for the recommendation.
loki668 - 9/30/2012, 10:45 PM
I would love for the original Question and Blue Beetle to return to the mainstream DC universe and send their "replacements" to the alternate universes. Just my preference but, I find the original Question to be far superior. Same with Ted Kord.

Lord Loki has spoken
Scuzz - 9/30/2012, 10:51 PM
Morrison needs to stop. He's not very good anymore
Minghagz - 9/30/2012, 10:58 PM
nikgrid - 9/30/2012, 11:08 PM
I'd like DC to bring back the Elseworlds, some of those were fantastic.
RedSkull667 - 9/30/2012, 11:24 PM
Again we get to meet the Black Superman named Barak Shit'Obama
Ceejay - 10/1/2012, 12:51 AM
The best thing DC ever did in the 1980's was The Crisis on Infinite Earths miniseries to clean up it's original and very messy multiverse. For a while after that, their comics were more mature, far better written and above all they made sense.

Then came an annual cash-grab of crossover events that kept fragmenting all the hard work done by the original Crisis, till eventually all the stupid Multiverse shit came back.

Then came the New 52 to attempt a half-hearted streamline of what the original Crisis story did so well and not even a few years later, DC are already making steps to bring all the stupidity back again. This is I bailed on superhero comics, when writers runs out of ideas and just decide to rewrite old stories for a younger generation, you know its time to stop wasting your money on landfill!
sameoldthing - 10/1/2012, 1:01 AM
I would like to see a fight between Blue Beetle / Question versus Nite Owl / Rorschach..from what I've read on the past BB would beat NO but Ror would beat Question.

Just talking in a physical fight,Question seems more intelligent.
UltimaRex - 10/1/2012, 1:14 AM
Or maybe DC comics has "matured" to the point where it can handle a multiverse.

Ever think of that?

Or perhaps there's going to be a movie multiverse leading to a new Crisis anyway...

Look, the point is if you have a massive stable of decades old characters interacting with each other week on week with revolving writers in different media then a muiltverse is inevitable. It'll come, it'll go and it'll come back.

The original multiverse didn't last.

The post-crisis universe didn't last.

This new multiverse won't last.

Enjoy what you get when you get it and stop acting like a spoiled brat.
113 - 10/1/2012, 1:25 AM
Please no. I thought the point of the New 52 was to simplify the DC canon and get rid of the ridiculousness that was all these multiversal crisis events.

The reason I mostly stuck to DC animated shows and movies throughout the years (before the new 52) was because I found the use of multiverses ridiculous, too childish, and inane. It was fine to have one big event (i.e. Crisis on Infinite Earths) but to then expand on the theme of multiple universes with multiple heroes and villains etc was just ridiculous.

Couldn't DC just re-create the Elsewhere comics (ala Marvel's Ultimate universe) and just have two completely separate canons and leave it at that? Use one canon to experiment with different concepts and leave the main canon untouched.

I can already see the ridiculousness brewing in the backs of writers minds: Two years from now we'll have an Anti-Monitor event, we'll have Imperion, we'll have some new "super-powerful multiversal" threat villain that's even more powerful than the Anti-Monitor and who threatens "all of existence" because it's cool to do that and stuff.

I always cringe whenever in the comics the writers put something about villain-X threatening all of existence. It's completely ridiculous and childish. They couldn't come up with a real story and villain so they just create something that it's vastly powerful than Superman, Darkseid, Doomsday, and even The Spectre because "it'll be so epic lulz."

I could live with the Anti-Monitor as a villain MAYBE, but they would have to change some things. And also, lets stop the crap that the Justice League could just physically fight a being of pure energy or some shit like that. I can't stand it when I see like Superman punch a being the size of the sun and the being goes "stumbling back" like he's falling into a building or something.

You were on such a role DC but if you bring back this non-sense the new 52 would of been for nought. Ugh.
Ichaos - 10/1/2012, 1:39 AM
@Mrcool210 They "got rid of the multiverse"..... well multi times. What they really are doing is saying we ran out of ideas so lets blame a confusing multiverse (instead of just stop writing about the other universes and not worring about it)so they have some "crisis" so they can write about the same stories they done before.

Also isn't Earth 2 by definition another universe? how are they now introducing a multiverse when they already made a 70 year old magic green lantern gay to appease some on going movement to have a character declare what kind of sex they have and with who when its not relevant to the story (in this case) of fighting super powered badguys.

The only possible saving grace is just MAAAAAAAAAAAYBE they will unboot everything and get back to normal and give Superman his shorts back and ditch the tony stark designed armor
Ichaos - 10/1/2012, 1:44 AM
UltimaRex said

"The original multiverse didn't last.

The post-crisis universe didn't last.

This new multiverse won't last."

Thanks for pointing out the pattern. They do last because they keep coming back, they want some big event to get rid of them then they get them back again.
Harris1 - 10/1/2012, 2:13 AM
Every big DC EVENT either destroys or reintroduces the multiverse. There shit is so pointless, but at least Ted Kord is coming back, he had one of the better death stories in comics ever.
Harris1 - 10/1/2012, 2:18 AM
But at least DC Keeps up with current science. The Universe is constantly destroying and birthing itself or expanding and contracting into a singularity then expanding back out again. This happens on a daily. So at least they got that right.
Harris1 - 10/1/2012, 2:23 AM
@113- how is the idea of a multiverse childish? That statement reeks of a lack of scientific knowledge. There are parallel dimensions all around us. A multiverse is far from childish, it's the height of knowledge and truth.
RobinNumbah6 - 10/1/2012, 2:25 AM
TED!!! :D
RexBlazer1 - 10/1/2012, 3:43 AM
Personally, I like the idea of the Multiverse. I would use it, but that's me.
evyllsummer - 10/1/2012, 4:45 AM
I LOVE Ted Kord!!! I am VERY stoked about this!!!
hush - 10/1/2012, 5:04 AM
Love the return of Ted Kord!!

Very concerned Grant Morrison is involved - as long as it keeps him away from continued butchering of the Batman franchise...
Tomontherun99 - 10/1/2012, 6:13 AM
So what's with all the hate for the idea of the multiverse? Besides it's not like it's a massive surprise the concept has been brought back, Earth-2 and Worlds' Finest pretty much only work with one.
rbfn04 - 10/1/2012, 7:05 AM
Hope there's a DCU in that Multiverse, Mr. Morrison.
LAWLZY96 - 10/1/2012, 7:18 AM
of course morrison is writing something like something like this.
Shadowelfz - 10/1/2012, 7:18 AM
Damn it. The reason why I started reading the new 52 is because of the tight continuity without the multiverse. Everything was so confusing before that. Now Morisson (surprise surprise) might [frick] it all up again with the big convoluted mess that is the multiverse. Sure they may start this off as a one shot thing but I think they will incorporate it into the mainstream within a year.

If that happens I will stop reading DC again.

[frick] you Morrision.
TimelessUnknown - 10/1/2012, 7:46 AM
I love seeing people get butt-hurt over nothing. I see this as elseworlds comics, just a way for writers to sit back and play around with DC characters without worrying about continuity. But nah, people gotta complain about everything, its what makes us comic book fans.
Wingding - 10/1/2012, 9:02 AM
Sweet! I like Question and Kord. Except, I am a little confused with Question's new origin. Hopefully his new identity and origin turn out to be awesome, cause I like him as a character. Kord, to me, is a lot cooler than the new Blue Beetle. Hopefully he isn't changed too much.
TheFox - 10/1/2012, 9:23 AM
Damn it, Morrison, there's a REASON DC retired the multiverse in the eighties...

Then again, as long as this story has absolutely no impact on any of the main books, then I guess I really don't give a damn.

supernaturalfreak - 10/1/2012, 9:32 AM
wasnt the multiverse, and the muffled up storylines and non-permanent deaths it created, the the reason for the reboot in the first place?
SUPERSHADOWBAT - 10/1/2012, 9:42 AM
Always loved the multiverse stories. The foundation for the multiverse was laid when in the 60's DC started it's silver age and reintroduced the JSA in JL. When you have such a history rich in characters it is hard to keep them buried and not use them in the new continuity that was started.
If handled right, it means great stories and better character development. For the most part I believe DC has handled it well. Crisis on Infinite Earths is a classic, but it did lead to trying to handle to many characters on one Earth. I didn't care for having a JSA that did not have a Superman or Batman, as they originally did in the Golden Age. It made those stories irrelevant in the present continuity.
Having a multiverse gives writers the freedom to be more creative without harming or changing the main continuity. It gives us great classic comics like, Kingdom Come, Earth X, and The Dark Knight Returns etc. I for one enjoy it and do not find it confusing, since they usually inform you in the beginning that this does not take place in the main continuity. I look forward to seeing what Morrison does with Multiversity.
Asterisk - 10/1/2012, 10:11 AM
I [frick]ing hate some of you people.
niknik - 10/1/2012, 10:15 AM
and how is this different from what they already had before the New52? Answer: It's not.
rbfn04 - 10/1/2012, 10:32 AM
@supernaturalfreak nope. It was Lee's, DiDio's and Johns' need to bring the 90s back and try to make DC hip, kewl.

If Multiverse was the reason, they wouldnt bring Earth 2 to the mix.
logan71 - 10/1/2012, 10:49 AM
wellcome back ted cord!!

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