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The Multiversity: The Deluxe Edition


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Grant Morrison’s The Multiversity is challenging to say the least. Rather than a straightforward linear adventure, it serves more as a linchpin for a handful of different stories as they face a new threat from an unseen force known as The Gentry. Each issue is more of a one-shot, released originally as the launch of a new series, but really another chapter in the larger epic. Each universe references another, and comic books are the gateways between worlds: what is reality in one world is merely printed ink on paper in another.

Essentially, The Multiversiy is a comic about comics, a deconstruction of superhero mythologies and the publishers that profit from them. Morrison’s penchant for meta-density reaches its apex here. The Multiversity doesn’t simply toy with the idea of a multiverse; it maps it out in full. In other words, Morrison celebrates the fringe cosmic-weird sci-fi that comics used to be known for before blockbuster films and mega-conventions turned them into mainstream fare. It is this geeky indulgence that will likely keep The Multiversity from joining other literary comics like Watchmen or Maus, but its scope is impressive and rewarding all the same. (

Author rating: 8.5/10

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