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Just finished bringing over the annotations on Final Crisis from the old site to this one; you can find the FC home page by clicking on the link on the right hand side or here. This template will automatically categorize articles that include it into the Final Crisis Crossover category. 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. D.O.A. Green Lantern on trial for his life! Billy is right, fire is one of the keys to the series. FINAL CRISIS 3. Final Crisis was DC's big 2008 event. 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? 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. Spoilers ahoy. I believe Nix first appears in Countdown 21 when he confronts the Challengers on Earth-12. 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. Just to state the obvious. "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. Could have been a (rare) blown cue from the script on behalf of the artist. Final Crisis is also the 3rd part of the Crisis saga. "Looks more like Anthro used war paint (or blood) between panels to draw it in. Crisis on Earth-Prime. Final Crisis #6 Annotations by Douglas Wolk; Final Crisis Crossover. News, Reviews and Annotations of the published and unpublished work of acclaimed comic-book writer Grant Morrison Final Crisis - Deep Space Transmissions Search this site Final Crisis #4 Annotations Complete. "Zero" also has two other connotations in the context of the DCU. Not sure why, except that he put me in mind of the New Gods' appearance as homeless people in the Seven Soldiers Mr. :-). Written by Grant Morrison, with art by J.G. The Metron costume design has appeared on Anthro's face. I'm still kind of processing this one. FINAL CRISIS 7. (Although the "two weeks" comment was helpful in updating the FINAL CRISIS timeline.) The initial “reveal” of the Question does nothing to show her “un-face,” as the script requires.Link to larger cover images, please! I guess we'll have to wait and see. DC Comics, March 2009, FC, 40pgs, $3.99 Cover by JG Jones, Variant cover by Doug Mahnke. 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'll update Wednesday or Thursday, after I have a chance to spend some time with the rest of the issue. Final Crisis has so many metaphors and metaphysics that I honestly wouldn't be surprised if no average reader understands it. Well, it was destroyed, but it grew back, and then was devastated by a plague designed to turn it - I assumed - into Kamandi's world, bringing the 70s Kamandi stories into the wider continuity. Gardner and Rayner are assigned to Oa. All answers are subject to revisions, all questions are added as they come in. Anti-Life triumphant! There's actually not a lot to annotate this issue, despite the amount of on-panel chaos, and the. DC Comics, January 2009, FC, 40pgs, $3.99 Cover by JG Jones, Variant cover by Carlos Pacheco & Jesus Merino. 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? It doesn't matter to my over all enjoyment. And does the rebirth of the New Gods mean the dawn of the 5th world? How was he captured? The guy in the yellow cape is Signalman.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Signalman_(comics). But the same could be said of Libra, who swipes Metron's chair and brings the gift of fire to the downtrodden supervillains. A couple of minor GL corrections:There are four humans in the GLC, but only two are assigned to Earth, Jordan and Stewart. Very glad to have you doing annotations again. 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. 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. 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. Thanks for all the explanations! 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. 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. Monday, January 12, 2009 . Hey, it's worth mentioning Ian Sattler and J.G. Great work.I went into the Monitor stuff in my (I hope you don't take it as competing) analysis over at Funnybook Babylon, including some possible interpretations of the names, if you're interested. Pg. Miracle mini. Final Crisis: Revelations #5 Right. How To Murder The Earth. Ragtime,The Guardians have been playing it close to the vest lately - there's that whole ten new laws thing of which we've so far heard only one or two. So I'm not exactly sure which destruction Nix Uotan is getting punished for. This story’s about the first time Darkseid actually manifests on the planet. I think we're headed towards retconville regarding that meteor...Link to source: http://forum.newsarama.com/showthread.php?t=158685. To live in a world with … 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." 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. (Also, Earth-51 wasn't destroyed. :( ). "Looks more like Anthro used war paint (or blood) between panels to draw it in. Still, it does distinguish the extradimensional elements from the mundane ones. Why Is Reader Diversity Important in Comics? Page by page, panel by panel annotations of DC Comics' summer events and crossovers. 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. Yeah, this is incredibly anal, but after the ridiculous amount of time I spent studying this book, I’d be remiss not to cap this off with a look at the collected edition. This new one first appeared in the GLC:Recharge series (not sure what issue). One is that this issue was originally more or less intended to be the final issue of COUNTDOWN, a.k.a. 4: She's technically praying to Mary. Or are you posting that on The Savage Critic?I vote for images, BTW. FINAL CRISIS 4. Hawkgirl?). Here's the obvious one. Final Crisis 7 Annotations. DC Comics, October 2008, FC, 40pgs, $3.99 Cover by JG Jones, Variant cover by JG Jones. I really don't think Turpin is supposed to have become Orion, though I can certainly see an argument for it. And while IA is a large part of their mandate, I don't think it's the whole thing. Light also kills 2 heroes by forming a triangle3 Alpha Guardians3 characters are involved in Jonzz death scene.Obviously Superman, Batman and WW are the central characters.Again, 3 characters involved on Wotan scene. They’ve never understood that what they really are are f---ing gods. Then on the next page, 3 birds flying away. The series also stops in the 3rd issue. The meaning, however, is what we see between the fingers: "D.O.A. Final Crisis #1. Final Crisis Annotations Notes on Grant Morrison and company's DC megacrossover and its roots and shoots. Time travel? God".I think Morrison's going for a 'hidden reality' kind of idea. Pg. Fire appears a number of times in this issue. Don't forget about the "Visit Oolong Island" postcard/flyer on the wall in the final scene. So they coexisted? Could you explain to me what really happen? Final Crisis #6 Only going from the Newsarama preview so far, but what the hell, there's a lot to chew over here. So I'd be happy for an actual or speculative answer to what just looks like editorial laziness. 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. 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. Morrison has said that FC will begin with the first boy on Earth and end with the last boy on Earth (Kamandi). 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