DC Comics Give More Details On Two More Tales From The Dark Multiverse One-Shots

by Oliver MacNamee

DC Comics has released further details of two titles coming out this Fall as part of their recently announced Tales From The Dark Multiverse one-shots, in which creative teams reimagine major DC events with a far darker tone, even though some of the original stories these are based on were pretty dark already.

Previously we’d informed you about both Tales From The Dark Multiverse: Batman: Knightfall #1 and Tales From The Dark Multiverse: The Death of Superman #1, and now DC have released details of a further two specials.

First up is Tales From The Dark Multiverse: Blackest Night by writer Tim Seeley (Nightwing) and artist Kyle Hotz (Swamp Thing: Roots of Terror):

(Retelling)the tale of the Green Lantern event that changed the DC Universe forever, only this time the Black Lanterns emerge triumphant! Twenty-three days after the cataclysm, Sinestro, trapped between life and death as a White and a Black Lantern, emerges as the world’s last hope—the Limbo Lantern! In order to save the universe or end his life, he’ll need the help of some unlikely survivors—Dove, Lobo, and Mister Miracle—all of whom will put their lives on the line to give their world one final chance! This 48-page one-shot goes on sale November 13 for $5.99, and fans can also pick up a reprint of the original Blackest Night #1 the same day for just $1.

And then there’s one of the books I’m most looking forward to, and that’s Tales From The Dark Multiverse: Crisis on Infinite Earths by writer James Tynion IV (Justice League, Justice League Dark) and artists Aaron Lopresti (Wonder Woman) and Matt Ryan (Damage).

Tales From The Dark Multiverse:Crisis on Infinite Earths (is a) dark turn on DC’s mega-event Infinite Crisis. The destruction of Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman, the rise of Alexander Luthor and Superboy-Prime, and the rebirth of the Multiverse all began with Ted Kord, the Blue Beetle. Kord saw it all coming and died with secrets that could have saved the world. But in the Dark Multiverse, Blue Beetle survives, and with the death of Maxwell Lord by his hand, Ted sets off events that irreversibly alter the lives of not only the Justice League, but also his best friend, Booster Gold. In trying to prevent a crisis, Blue Beetle becomes the crisis, and the Dark Multiverse will never be the same. A $1 reprint of the original Infinite Crisis #1 will also be available when this 48-page one-shot goes on sale November 27, also for $5.99.

Lee Weeks provides cover art and we’ll tell you more about the other titles when we hear anything!

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