MULTIVERSITY: THE JUST #1
(W) Grant Morrison (A) Ben Oliver
The next chapter of the greatest adventure in DC's history is here!
When they last collaborated, Grant Morrison joined artist Ben Oliver (LOBO, BATMAN/SUPERMAN) for the acclaimed ACTION COMICS #0. For their next team-up, the two superstars take a spin around the self-obsessed Earth-16 - a.k.a. Earth-Me!
With all of the world's threats having been handled long ago by their parents, the next generation of supers - including Chris Kent, Damien Wayne, Alexis Luthor, Offspring, Megamorpho, Donna Troy and more - find themselves labeled as superstars more often than super heroes. But with that fame comes complacency, and when a massive threat unlike anything they've ever seen surfaces, this pampered crew finds themselves in way over their head. What secret is Damien keeping from Chris that could tear the world's finest friends apart? Who is the mysterious killer lurking behind the scenes among these spoiled super-children? And what chance do they stand against the monstrous villain that's murdering its way across the Multiverse? All that and more in this exciting stand-alone issue which also acts as chapter three of the MULTIVERSITY saga. Join us, if your dare, for THE MULTIVERSITY!
In what is supposedly his swan song performance by Mr. Morrison before hanging up his cape, the Multiversity explodes like a hyper resonated bullet-sound of Bowie screaming "heroes" throughout time and space powered by the bottomless pit of Kirby Krackle that Morrison has been huffing since the late 1980s. For the third part in the mega eipic that is Multiverstiy, we venture to a world ruled by fashion, fame, money and power; a world that reminds me of not only our own, but of the one seen in issue #2 of Final Crisis which was one of my favorite parts and I'm glad he is revisiting the concept of Super-Hero legend being pieced out, sold, commodified--a world where normal human celebrates faded out of favor...and so did heroes...