Confusing?

#1 Posted by Intervener (453 posts) - - Show Bio

I got the hard cover a few days ago, and I'm on page 60 now.

Is this one of the most confusing comics ever, or is it just that I haven't read enough about the DCU?

Don't get me wrong, cause I'm loving it, I just have to read it slowly, and take breaks about every 10 pages to wrap my head around the whole concept of everything.

#2 Posted by Owen_Porter (83146 posts) - - Show Bio

Intervener says:

"I got the hard cover a few days ago, and I'm on page 60 now. Is this one of the most confusing comics ever, or is it just that I haven't read enough about the DCU? Don't get me wrong, cause I'm loving it, I just have to read it slowly, and take breaks about every 10 pages to wrap my head around the whole concept of everything."

What book?

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#3 Posted by Prodigal Son (3472 posts) - - Show Bio

Does the hardcover have any tie-in issues included? Probably not, huh? Some of the regular titles (like Superman and Teen Titans) really help with fleshing out missing details.

#4 Posted by Intervener (453 posts) - - Show Bio

Infinite Crisis, that's the forum it's posted in.

#5 Posted by Intervener (453 posts) - - Show Bio

No, just the core issues (7 I believe)

I like it, but it's confusing because they keep talking about how things used took part in separate universes, but were later combined and all kinds of stuff.

Which titles would would help it the most?

#6 Posted by Prodigal Son (3472 posts) - - Show Bio

Intervener says:

"No, just the core issues (7 I believe)I like it, but it's confusing because they keep talking about how things used took part in separate universes, but were later combined and all kinds of stuff.Which titles would would help it the most?"

Ah, it's been a while since I read it. Like I said, just about any of the Superman volumes and Teen Titans would help some. Along with JLA and JSA.

But, for what is specifically bothering you continuity wise sounds like all the references back to the old "Crisis on Infinite Earths" crossover. If you can get ahold of the hard cover of that story arc, then you might be able to make better sense of the mess.

#7 Posted by Intervener (453 posts) - - Show Bio

I think that my friend has it, so should I stop reading Infinite Crisis until I finish Crisis on Infinite Earths?

#8 Posted by zero edge (3692 posts) - - Show Bio

No you don't have to read Crisis on Infinite Earth. Infinite Crisis is just basically cleaning up the mess that Crisis on Infinite Earth left over, if you want a broader picture of whats going on you just need to read a quick summary of Crisis on Infinite Earth to know what the problem is. Because what had happened was there used to be a multiverse(multiple parallel universes), Crisis on Infinite Earth cleaned that up and made only 1 universe in the DCU. Now in Infinite Crisis, the last survivors from the multiverse(superboy-prime, earth 2 superman and lois) try to bring the multiverse back.

#9 Posted by Fourpower (R.I.P) (2021 posts) - - Show Bio

It failed though, but we lost Wally West.

#10 Posted by Icoop (310 posts) - - Show Bio

lol spoil the book for 'em.

#11 Posted by Intervener (453 posts) - - Show Bio

WHY DID YOU DO THAT!!!

LOL

Good thing I already knew about that because my brother likes the Teen Titans and has to tell me everything he reads.

#12 Posted by speed (550 posts) - - Show Bio

i didnt get the thing with spectre

#13 Posted by Cosmic Sentinel (3749 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm really into the DCU and had read Crisis on Infinite Earths and found Infinite Crisis confusing. You aren't alone. It's because so much is going on. It would also help if they had the old 'Don't read this untill you have read Somethingelse#23' signs, just to keep you in continuity. I found that a couple of times in Civil War, they would refer to something important that happens in another comic I hadn't read yet.

#14 Posted by Intervener (453 posts) - - Show Bio

Well it helps to know that I'm not alone in my confusion.

Thanks for the suggested back reading, and I think that this thread is just about finished.

#15 Posted by Magic718 (28 posts) - - Show Bio

im still confused

#16 Posted by Booster Gold Prime (215 posts) - - Show Bio

I just went on wikipedia and read up on all of these; I just can't beeleev how many books and arcs there are to this story line; I mean, I know they're separate arcs but...there's a lot of information there. I'm probably gonna spend about $300 to $400 on all of these. BTW, this site is the shizzit!!!

#17 Posted by CaptHowdy (193 posts) - - Show Bio

Help!

is there a stinkin reading guide for this thing????

#18 Posted by t67443 (2 posts) - - Show Bio

You need to read Coundown to Infinite Crisis 1, OMAC 1 - 6, Day of Vengence 1 - 6, Villians United 1 - 6 and Rann Thanagar War 1 - 6. After which there are issue of OMAC, Day of Venegence, Villians United, and Rann Thanagar war that explain how those stories connect to Infinite Crisis.

#19 Posted by speedlgt (2109 posts) - - Show Bio

I read it while back with no other info and it was just fine......

#20 Posted by Dooops (3 posts) - - Show Bio

I had to refer to my all knowing comic book friend for this book as well. He had me read the Crisis on Infinite Earths book first. Which was hard to read the first 100 pages due to bordom. It gets better though.

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