‘Multiversity’ Comes to DC Comics in 2013
After years of speculation and anticipation, Grant Morrison and DC Entertainment have finally confirmed that the prolific comic writer’s “love letter to superheroes,” Multiversity, will be released in late 2013. The writer made the announcement at MorrisonCon in Las Vegas last week.
The series will be comprised of 6 one-shots and a two-part story, and will follow heroes from universes alternate to the DC mainstream. In each of these worlds, there will be comics published about the heroes from the other worlds, and once the heroes realize this, they unite to defeat the villains.
According to DC: “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.”
In an interview with THR, Morisson explained his approach to the series:
“Most comics are done in a improvisational way. Deadlines make it so you don’t have a lot of time to really work it and do a lot of revisions, so most of what you see is first draft. But for this one, I wanted to do a proper book about superheroes. So I’ve been writing this more like a screenplay, where you write drafts and then redraft and redraft again. And basically polish things down to as much as a sheen as I can possibly manage.”
Also in that interview, Morrison denied that this will be his final superhero story (he will be leaving the monthly comic scene after Batman, Incorporated #12 and Action Comics #17) saying, “All I ever said is I’m not doing the monthly comics once I finish up Batman and Superman. I’ll never leave superhero stuff because I really enjoy doing it.”
Morrison recently published Happy #1, an independent book from Image Comics.