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History of the DC Universe (History of the DC Universe #1-2)

3.31 of 5 stars 3.31  ·  rating details  ·  133 ratings  ·  9 reviews
A perfect companion to CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS, this is a definitive history of the DC Universe based on the consequences of that epic tale.

Narrated by Harbinger, a central figure in the Crisis storyline, the reader is brought through the new history of the world and its heroes. Featuring virtually every character in the DC Universe, including Batman, Superman, Wonder W
Paperback, 104 pages
Published May 19th 2009 by DC Comics (first published 1986)
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I may have read some DC when I was really young but I thought I didn't remember any of them. Then around two thirds through this book a strange thing happened. They started talking about heroes that I recognized but had forgotten I knew. Hourman, Doctor Mid-Nite, Spectre, Doctor Fate. It was like a nostalgiagasm.

I did read DC as a teen because I thought they were cheesy and Marvel was modern and cool. When I was about 30 a friend mentioned how great JLA was. I tried it out and loved it. I couldn
Daniel Kukwa
I remember reading the original, as an awe-inspired kid, just recovering from the cosmic event that was "Crisis on Infinite Earths". This graphic-novel version makes me re-live that time with a rush of nostalgia strong enough to knock me senseless. My only real complaint is the one I had even as a small proto-geek-in-training: it deserved even MORE detail, and MORE expansion on key events in the DC universe. But I will certainly cherish what we were bequeathed, and it's all worth it for George P ...more
Sr. Lado Brillante
Se siente extraño leer este libro cuando DC ha experimentado otro reboot hace poco tiempo. Casi todo lo explicado aquí ya no es valido, muchos de los personajes mencionados no han aparecido aún en el universo DC actual o no aparecerán.
En cuanto a la "historia", a pesar de tener poco texto es una lectura lenta. Quizás se deba a todo el detalle que Marv Wolfman tuvo que poner, a toda la historia que tuvo que comprimir. Pero lo hace bien, uno se queda queriendo saber más de muchos personajes. Lo cu
Die Geschichte vom Urknall bis 2050... in diesem dünnen Bändchen gesammelt. Nicht die "echte" Geschichte, sondern die des DC-Universums nach Crisis on Infinite Earths. Man merkt dem Buch an, dass es in Zusammenhang mit CoIE geschrieben wurde (es war eigentlich als zwei reguläre Einzelausgaben im Zuge von CoIE geplant) - die Zeichnungen von Perez sind makellos wie immer, die Schreibe von Wolfman kann da meist nicht mithalten. Im Grunde ist es eine relativ belanglose Aneinanderreihung von Ps
Following my reverse Crisis Trilogy marathon, I think this is the best comic book chronicle so far. Marv Wolfman and George Perez was simply amazing in bringing everything together, and yes, including the ones I do not recognize anymore. As one colleague said, it's a good idea to have something like this for The New 52.
Steve Bergstrom
While not the first of the DC reboots (DC's Silver Age creations fit that designations) It was the best. If anything, it's a great collection of George Perez' work. That alone is worth the read.
Bill Williams
Outdated yes, but still a beautiful and fun to read book. Brings back a lot of fun memories.
Sondra Scalos
Aug 07, 2007 Sondra Scalos rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: people who likes comics
I got this book last year. It's got a lot of detail about the DC Universe
Apr 08, 2015 Mark marked it as to-read
Companion/follow-up to Crisis on Infinite Earths
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Marvin A. "Marv" Wolfman is an award-winning American comic book writer. He is best known for lengthy runs on The Tomb of Dracula, creating Blade for Marvel Comics, and The New Teen Titans for DC Comics.
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History of the DC Universe (2 books)
  • History of the DC Universe Book One (History of the DC Universe, #1)
  • History of the DC Universe Book Two (History of the DC Universe, #2)

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