FINAL CRISIS 4. I might be stretching here with this one. Final Crisis 7 Annotations. John Stewart is a native of Detroit, and the GM Renaissance Center is a reasonable place to house an architectural firm (which I presume is what John is doing in his civilian identity these days). When a cy Final Crisis #2 is an issue of the series Final Crisis (Volume 1) with a cover date of August, 2008. Page by page, panel by panel annotations of DC Comics' summer events and crossovers. Inside, they find nothing but the withering corpse of Boss Dark Side - and the Question, also inves Final Crisis #3 is an issue of the series Final Crisis (Volume 1) with a cover date of September, 2008. The original left the GLC, joined the Omega Men, and died in the Invasion crossover some years back. Final Crisis: Revelations #5 Right. DC Comics, January 2009, FC, 40pgs, $3.99 Cover by JG Jones, Variant cover by Carlos Pacheco & Jesus Merino. Anybody else irritated with how easily the Martian Manhunter was "killed" (no, not totally convinced of that yet)? I love Final Crisis but it's hard to disagree with that final criticism. Spoilers ahoy. Or just a continuation of the 4th. Final Crisis #6 Only going from the Newsarama preview so far, but what the hell, there's a lot to chew over here. Thanks for all the explanations! FINAL CRISIS 7. I just realized Libra is acting as a prophet to the Crime Bible and the coming or Darkseid, and has just killed the man who upon his voyage to Earth for the first time was baptized in fire, J'onn the Baptist. From the word go, it was a rather polarizing story, with some fans and critics praising it for its unconventional narrative and the sheer size and power of its idea and others being … Pg. 1: Genesis 1:1-3 in the King James Version. Back in August! All answers are subject to revisions, all questions are added as they come in. Final Crisis: Legion of Three Worlds #3. Here's the obvious one. In Morrison's JLA he has Metron come out a couple of times and say that Earth was eventually going to become the "Godworld"(or whatever) for the Fifth World.From Rock Of Ages:The Old Gods died and gave birth to the New. Spoilers ahoy. Wednesday, August 6, 2008. but you can make out the words "General Motors" in the second-panel shot of the Renaissance Center entryway. This new one first appeared in the GLC:Recharge series (not sure what issue). And the reactions of Superman and the Guardians to Orion's death in FC#1 aren't necessarily inconsistent with the events of Countdown and DotNG (but they do seem that way). Pp. I'm sure these notes will change as it has a while to sink in and people respond... Where were we again? Annotations‎ > ‎Final Crisis‎ > ‎ Final Crisis 3 Annotations. Since Metron (IIRC) is really supposed to be the neutral go-between New God (not messed with by either Darkseid or Highfather), but slightly on the side of the "benevolent" New Gods, then Libra being his successor, a neutral balancing his scales by being on the side of the villains, would make sense. Still, I have to think it's not a complete coincidence that we've seen the "falling God" motif twice in such short order. And "zero" implies that this story happens "before the beginning" of the forthcoming FINAL CRISIS story. :-). Oh, and if we're allowed to speculate, my guess is that Nix Uotan's role will be to point Superman in the direction of Monitorworld and the Orrery to set up Superman:Beyond. "Zero" also has two other connotations in the context of the DCU. Final Crisis 5 Annotations. Panel 2: The Alpha Lanterns are essentially the Green Lanterns' internal-affairs investigation force.But can anyone figure out why the Green Lanterns' internal-affairs investigation force is being sent to investigate a non-internal affair? The xx.1 and xx.2 are standard referents in the GL titles, as there are now 2 GLs to each sector.Also the Green Man currently appearing in the GL titles (and here) is not the original Green Man. Final Crisis #4 Annotations Complete. Not sure why, except that he put me in mind of the New Gods' appearance as homeless people in the Seven Soldiers Mr. So I'd be happy for an actual or speculative answer to what just looks like editorial laziness. Primary Menu. I bet FC7 is a wrap-up, and a magical number at that.The triad also represents Heaven (Father, Holy Spirit and the Son), the beginning, the middle and the end. Bludhaven was not a suburb, but a city in its own right, very near Gotham. News, Reviews and Annotations of the published and unpublished work of acclaimed comic-book writer Grant Morrison Final Crisis - Deep Space Transmissions Search this site There was the direct stuff like Final Crisis: Revelations and so on, but also the Countdown series and spin-offs. Native Spanish speaker here: "He is going to jumpstart time, that's what they've told me. Written by Grant Morrison, Art by JG Jones, Carlos Pacheco & Jesus Merino Humanity enslaved! I didn't even realize that was supposed to be him first time through. The 3-D “gimmick” isn’t really used for any particular narrative purpose just yet, it just looks cool (or distracting/annoying, depending on your outlook). I was hoping for this! How To Murder The Earth. Only going from the Newsarama preview so far, but what the hell, there's a lot to chew over here. Gardner and Rayner are assigned to Oa. Notes on Grant Morrison and company's DC megacrossover and its roots and shoots. 1: Frankenstein! Started work on bringing over the Final Crisis annotations from the old site to this one - I'd forgotten just how many tie-ins were included with this series. New Heaven, New Earth. I can easily believe that they have a hidden agenda behind (or perhaps in addition to) the stated purpose of the Alpha Lanterns. One is that this issue was originally more or less intended to be the final issue of COUNTDOWN, a.k.a. Hope to see it all explained as friendly as it was introduced. Its self-evolving perfection. This one. Planetary Annotations. The fact that the Human Flame has returned after years of absence, to get a second chance at his enemy could also be seen as a rebirth. I just thought I'd point out a couple things I think might be pertinent.1) As a big use of 'fire' has been established in this issue, I think it's of note to point out Martian Manhunter's vulnerability to fire and the fact that Libra's staff is doused in it when he stabs him . "Not to mention that Orion and Barda were in the Justice League during a good chunk of Morrison's JLA run which, given who's writing FINAL CRISIS, you'd think is still in continuity. Saturday, January 31, 2009. The series also stops in the 3rd issue. Final Crisis, no matter how much Morrison you have read in the past, will probably take two complete read-throughs to make complete and total sense of. save hide report. And like Mercury, he's a bearer of messages - in Odin's case, the magical runes he brought back from the underworld.In the opening scene of Final Crisis, Metron seems more like Prometheus than Mercury. Like my "Batman R.I.P." Written by Grant Morrison, with art by J.G. Oolong Island has a strong Morrison connection, and was the setting of one of the best issues of "52.". So, Libra is holding Metron's chair because Metron has just not been 'reborn' yet?Or is Libra going to become Metron.I get that Morrison is creating a new myth for the new gods and having humans elevated to god hood to take on these 'roles' - BUT - I don't get if it's about moving established characters into those roles or creating them whole cloth.And does the rebirth of the New Gods mean the dawn of the 5th world? A couple of minor GL corrections:There are four humans in the GLC, but only two are assigned to Earth, Jordan and Stewart. Pg. And away we go! When Gog refuses to pick a side in the war of the Old Gods in the Third World he is cast out and falls to Earth. I'm not irritated with Manhunter's death. Everything we’ve ever seen before has been kind of projections from the world of the New Gods and for the first time we’re seeing them in their full power. It doesn't matter to my over all enjoyment. Saturday, February 14, 2009. Final Crisis: Legion of Three Worlds #2: The Annotations Cover: Once again, I bought the character-centric cover instead of the one with the ugly red bars on the side. When Libra lifted up his staff to show a flaming pointed end, I thought, "how did he get the Spear of Destiny?". The initial “reveal” of the Question does nothing to show her “un-face,” as the script requires.Link to larger cover images, please! "Know Evil":In New York, Frankenstein leads a S.H.A.D.E. Final Crisis was DC's big 2008 event. Mark Parsons mentions the Uotan-Wotan connection, which reminds me of another possible connecting theme...For Morrison's purposes, it seems that Metron is analogous to the Roman god Mercury, just as Orion is associated with Mars in this issue. Monday, January 12, 2009 . FINAL CRISIS 6. Final Crisis: Revelations is a five-issue comic book limited series written by Greg Rucka, with art by Philip Tan, Jeff De Los Santos, and Jonathan Glapion. Surely, GM will find a way to fit them into new gods' mythos or at least the whole gods/superpowers tapestry that he is weaving? : The God of War! DC Comics, October 2008, FC, 40pgs, $3.99 Cover by JG Jones, Variant cover by JG Jones. The Metron costume design has appeared on Anthro's face. The biggest problem I had was the characters it centers around. There's actually not a lot to annotate this issue, despite the amount of on-panel chaos, and the. Spoilers ahoy. But then, the Seven Soldiers Mister Miracle series featured the Dark Side Club versions back before Infinite Crisis. Miracle mini. There's actually not a lot to annotate this issue, despite the amount of on-panel chaos, and the Legion blog has already gotten to a lot of it... so let's get to the rest: Pp. Just to state the obvious. Yeah, but what's you think of it. "Looks more like Anthro used war paint (or blood) between panels to draw it in. Crisis on Earth-Prime. And did the Monitor in charge of the Earth that got punched to death by Superboy-Prime earlier in Countdown also face discipline? The meaning, however, is what we see between the fingers: "D.O.A. DC Comics, March 2009, FC, 40pgs, $3.99 Cover by JG Jones, Variant cover by Doug Mahnke. Jones out-and-out confirmed that the bearded caveman in the beginning is, indeed, Vandal Savage. I've been wondering that myself and I've a couple of things that would support that idea. I actually thought the red-haired bum watching Turpin stumble away from the scene was Orion. To live in a world with … God".I think Morrison's going for a 'hidden reality' kind of idea. Still, it does distinguish the extradimensional elements from the mundane ones. And according to the last issue of Salvation Run, he was baptized in fire again there right before being killed. All flying away.Other trios of appearances:3 Heroes (2GL and Orion)3 Guardians show up only. Written by Grant Morrison, Art by JG Jones, Carlos Pacheco & Jesus Merino. strike team in a raid on the Dark Side Club. Could you explain to me what really happen? I initially thought it was Shiloh Norman.I also do not believe Turpin to be the "new" Orion. Final Crisis #3 Pg. If planetary symbolism is going to be a running theme here, maybe we should be thinking of Apollo analogues. Its expressive diversity of creation. re: Detroit/New York, not only is that the Detroit skyline (including the building I used to work in - squee!) How was he captured? FINAL CRISIS 3. Oh, and i forgot one OBVIOUS link to the triad: The gurdian code is 1011 (adding them up: 3), TALES OF THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS ANNUAL #2. And I don't want to be a total nerd, but I'm pretty sure Coast City's been pretty explicitly stated to be in California, not the Pacific Northwest. Maybe the differing eye colors are due to meteor exposure? I'll update Wednesday or Thursday, after I have a chance to spend some time with the rest of the issue. The consistency is that they gradually became more differentiated over the course of that series. I gather that Boss Dark Side, like all the Kirby versions of the New Gods, is just a "projection" of the real thing. "You know, you'd think Superman would talk about the New Gods in a more familiar way, since he was on panel for most of DEATH OF THE NEW GODS. Time travel? It might be a stretch to compare Libra's staff to Mercury's caduceus, or to the scale-like symbol on Metron's chest, but if we're looking for signs of the New Gods incarnating in new hosts then it's at least possible that Libra is attempting to play the role of Metron/Mercury.Perhaps I'm overthinking this. Or are you posting that on The Savage Critic?I vote for images, BTW. Dr Light and 2 images of Mirror MasterDr. These New Gods, even such as I, must also pass, in our turn.Our search was long and our war continues, but we found the planetary cradle of the Gods to come[...]You are only forerunners.From World War III (the GOOD one):Regard this organism; this prodigy among the stars...this Earth. Morrison has said that FC will begin with the first boy on Earth and end with the last boy on Earth (Kamandi). FINAL CRISIS 5. Billy is right, fire is one of the keys to the series. But the same could be said of Libra, who swipes Metron's chair and brings the gift of fire to the downtrodden supervillains. Pg. FINAL CRISIS Tie-Ins Like most DC… Skip to content. I live in Windsor, right across the river and it is clearly Detroit's skyline. Hey, it's worth mentioning Ian Sattler and J.G. Sorry so late on this. I think I'd prefer links to the bigger cover images, man. Spoilers ahoy. An obvious reference for Uotan is Marvel's Uatu, the Watcher, a member of a race which is supposed to observe but not interfere. Could have been a (rare) blown cue from the script on behalf of the artist. Final Crisis Annotations Epilogue: The Hardcover Posted by David Uzumeri on Friday, January 15th, 2010 at 02:13:19 PM. I'll update Wednesday or Thursday, after I have a chance to spend some time with the rest of the issue. 86% Upvoted. The events from this issue or series are related to Final Crisis, the "Day Evil Won". The guy in the yellow cape is Signalman.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Signalman_(comics). It's not an exact drawing, to be sure. Grant mentioned there would be clear hints at the first page, and that's the thing that screamed at me there.Notice that on the first page, there are 3 gazelles running away. Page 10, panel 1 is actually a shot of Detroit--despite what the script says. I get the whole fire thing, but still. 1: This is Anthro; he was created by Howie Post, and first appeared in SHOWCASE #74 in 1968. Nice blog in general as well. Core Issues. It was published on July 30, 2008. Jesus was killed stabbed by the Spear of Destiny before he died, as it seems J'onn has been. Edit: Didn't think this would lift off! Effing Countdown. Sitemap. Written by Grant Morrison, Art by JG Jones Batman missing in action! There is another very recurrent theme going on, which is the Triad. In DC Universe 0 we saw another God (Darkseid) falling, and eventually ending up on Earth (albeit in an altered form)What I found really interesting is that when Gog of the Third World fell, he landed on Earth of the Fourth World . I highly suspect a set-up here with super-heroes being proactive.As my evidence of such, I humbly point to the panel of Turpin and Tattooed Man at the bar... with the possible appearance of Clark Kent as an observing patron. Don't forget about the "Visit Oolong Island" postcard/flyer on the wall in the final scene. Superman immobilized! Jones, Carlos Pacheco, and Doug Mahnke, it told the story of the day evil won, as Darkseid and his forces conquered the Earth. Great post. Spoilers ahoy. (Also, Earth-51 wasn't destroyed. I never really cared for the New Gods, but it nags my ability to enjoy Final Crisis without having a clearer explanation. Fire means baptism and rebirth. Oh, right! I believe Nix first appears in Countdown 21 when he confronts the Challengers on Earth-12. There's a few things I need a hand with in this issue in so far as identifying a couple of characters. Could that mean that when Darkseid of the Fourth World fell he landed on Fifth World Earth?I might be way-off base because there are quite a few things that don't neatly fit into the theory that we've seen the dawn of the Fifth World in the DCU. They’ve never understood that what they really are are f---ing gods. So they coexisted? metron's design doesn't appear on his face, he's drawing it with the dirt. It's not that easy. Same goes for running him through with a spear. Thanks muchly for the Arthur excerpt, I hadn't seen that - it definitely fits in with his use in the comics. Final Crisis FAQ. Whoever that is waking up at the end, I note that the penultimate panel puts his head right on top of that poster of "THE SUN." Solomon is largely the most "developed" (if you can call it that) of the characters, though, with Nix Uotan having appeared as sort of the single-crying-Indian Monitor in a few issues.I admit I was hoping you could catch the identity of the fellow with the yellow cape in the (hilarious) protest scene, though. I think it might be time for me to reread any Mozz Savage appearances, didn't he get an origin retelling in DC1M? Then on the next page, 3 birds flying away. Green Lantern on trial for his life! Grant Morrison himself acknowledged a good portion of readers just hated it. Written by Grant Morrison, Art by JG Jones and Carlos Pacheco It's one month after the Anti-Life Equation was released worldwide. As for the title: Mars is the god of war, so the reference might be to Orion (who filled that role in the period of Morrison's JLA stories when the lineup was meant to be analogous to the Greek pantheon) or to the Martian Manhunter, or both.The title is the ticker headline from the news broadcast, so literally, the reference is Orion. It was nominated for "Outstanding Comic Book" in the GLAAD Media Awards Outline. DC Comics, December 2008, FC, 40pgs, $3.99 Cover by JG Jones, Variant cover by Carlos Pacheco & Jesus Merino. Pg. Final Crisis #1. Wotan (or Odin), the chief of the Norse pantheon, is also associated with Mercury. The guy who wakes up in bed and looks at his hands is Orion. Time shattered and bleeding! Final Crisis #1-3; Final Crisis: Superman Beyond #1-2; Final Crisis: Submit #1; Final Crisis #4-5; Batman #682-683; Final Crisis #6-7; I applaud anyone who stuck with this series when it was coming out in single issues. I hate it when writers take a cheap way out and just say it happened (the capture) without showing how such a powerful character could be taken down so easily. Final Crisis 4 Annotations. Why Is Reader Diversity Important in Comics? Final Crisis 6 Annotations. "Agreed, you can still see his finger finishing the pattern in the bottom left corner of the panel. Could Uotan be pronounced "wotan," with all the 3rd World weight that this implies?My take on Superman's scenes: he was giving an official breifing to the JLA and, I assume, several of them don't know the New Gods (Vixen? I really don't think Turpin is supposed to have become Orion, though I can certainly see an argument for it. 16 comments. Final Crisis FAQ. Final Crisis: Rogues' Revenge (collects Final Crisis: Rogues' Revenge #1–3 and The Flash vol. Hawkgirl?). The inconsistency is that here they are aloof overseers with a belief system/job centred on the Orrery and apparently little interest in multiversal life, whereas in Countdown they were enormously concerned with "the creatures that arise within the Orrery", except they never mentioned any kind of Orrery, and spent all their time arguing about whether they should kill 'world-jumpers' or not. Although it might have been better if there had been a bit of a gap between the end of the Death of the New Gods series and the appearance of the Dark Side Club versions, I assume the latter are reborn versions of the original. Written by Grant Morrison, Art by Doug Mahnke & Christian Alamy The dramatic finale to the epic, seven-part saga of the DC multiverse concludes with an apocalyptic battle for the soul of humanity that must be seen to be believed! "For extra fun, imagine that in a Glasgow accent.So yes, my guess is that all the different versions coexist, but we haven't yet actually seen the real thing. It's a great book, but there are a lot of interconnecting threads from start to finish that are all over the damn place. Like it says in the title, this is an FAQ for Final Crisis, using the collected edition, with all its revisions and alterations (and inclusion of Superman Beyond) as the primary resource. Just curious.Very pleased with the subject matter that was tossed around. Final Crisis, "The Day Evil Won", is an all-out war and invasion of Earth by the forces of Darkseid.The main series was written by Grant Morrison, exploring not just the New Gods, but also the Monitors and their machinations in the Multiverse. Final Crisis is also the 3rd part of the Crisis saga. I don't have the issue in front of me, but I think when he's stabbed J'onn also screams out the name of his late wife M'yri'ah, which should probably be pronounced Maria, which is the Latin form of Mary, which is both the name of Jesus's Mother and his supposed wife. Spoilers ahoy. This one's all about the Saturn Girl, as the Levitz-by-way-of-Johns SG thinks real hard and her two parallel selves pop out of her brain. Or just a continuation of the 4th. (Although the "two weeks" comment was helpful in updating the FINAL CRISIS timeline.) Pg. I couldn't wait to read this!My one point: “If Orion's Mother Box has been destroyed, though, you'd think his face would appear more bestial.” My understanding is that the script points out that it’s not necessarily destroyed, but fused with his body. D.O.A. So I'm not exactly sure which destruction Nix Uotan is getting punished for. Fire appears a number of times in this issue. I cannot believe you missed the cameo of the "So easy a caveman can do it" GEICO Caveman.He shares a panel with the Gene Simmons caveman. And does the rebirth of the New Gods mean the dawn of the 5th world? Very glad to have you doing annotations again. And soil fertile enough to grow Gods[...]As New Genesis is the the Fourth World, Earth shall be to the Fifth that is to come.So at the very least we know that Earth will not only still exist in the Fifth World, but it will also be a very important place.Then there's a scene in last week's Justice Society of America that may offer a clue. I'm pretty sure it's Nix Uotan waking up, since he's being exiled to Earth a few pages before (and the new guy seems to have goofy hair like his).The Monitors in FC1 are both consistent and inconsistent with their Countdown appearances (I read the whole of Countdown in one horrible day). Anyhow, I'll be starting on #7 as soon as I can and then catching up on the handful of tie-ins left to do. Into Oblivion. Home; About this site; Contact Me; Links; Unknown Characters; Acknowledgements; Final Crisis Homepage. The whole visual concept of the series is around 3 - the cover is divided in 3. Very minimal annotations this time out. (Libra's role seems to be bringing information and knowledge to the villains)2) Speaking of Libra, he's sitting on Metron's chair there in page 18, and he's got the crime bible as well.3) Emphasising the theme one more time, on the last page Uotan wakes up with a poster of the sun in back of him, and in the third panel it forms a halo of sort around him, 'knowledge' of now being human. Sonny Sumo then enters the bar and orders ice water. If I had read it when I was a teenager, before I read Watchmen and understood how comics have changed in the past couple of decades, I'd have been completely baffled. The first three issues jump around way too much, making it hard to figure out what’s going on the whole time. I read final crisis can went though that whole part of superman breaking the realities to save lois (Which really didn't make a lot of sense) and the rest of it about that globe clock, the anti-monitor, and etc. When I click through to Comics.org, I just click on the "large" image link right away anyways. Both are considered symbols of innocence. I mean, the murder of Orion by a non-Green Lantern seems pretty far out of their job description -- especially since they were only created a few months ago. Notes on Grant Morrison and company's DC megacrossover and its roots and shoots. Thank you very much for your Final Crisis annotations. Final Crisis: Legion of Three Worlds #1: The Annotations Cover: I bought the Lightning Lad cover because I'm an old-fashioned kind of guy who wants to see Legion characters on the cover of a Legion comic. 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