This week is another Jim and Mike comic focused episode, we discuss our newest purchases Jim’s being the first part of his Doom Patrol puzzle. Then we take a nice deep dive in the the Tales of the Dark Multiverse and the first 5 issues – Batman: Knightfall, The Death of Superman, Blackest Night, Infinite Crisis and Judas Contract!
Writer: Jeff Loveness
Penciler: Brad Walker
Inkers: Andrew Hennessy, Norm Rapmund
Colourist: John Kalisz
I love me some alternate reality stories and tales from the dark multiverse is exactly what I’m talking about, a run of 5 individual comics that have a overall connection but take well known stories and shows you what could’ve been. Spinning off from Dark Nights: Metal we now have a glimpse into this previously unknown universe, as these are stand alone stories you dont need to have read Dark Nights: Metal at all but it is helpful to know the source material.
I started with a story thats one of my favourites from Superman lore, the Death of Big Blue himself, but this comic takes what you already know and goes, yeah but what if this happened….and in this case it’s what if Lois was given Superman’s powers after he died instead of him getting them back and needless to say, it does not go well at all, well this is the dark multiverse after all!
I really enjoyed this book, it takes the beats of the Death of Superman/Return of Superman and puts them into a smaller more focused story all about Lois, but all the usual suspects from the original book are there, Batman, Justice League, Cyborg, Eradicator, Steel, Superboy and even Lex with his luscious flowing red hair, this is a great story with a great twist to it and reading it made me want to read all the other books in the series, so they’ll be coming up soon too!