DC Comics will continue its alternate "What If?" takes on classic storylines with the Tales from the Dark Multiverse series in November with two new entries: Blackest Night and Infinite Crisis. Tim Seeley and Kyle Hotz will be the raccoons rummaging through Alan Moore's trash bins for the Blackest Night tale, while James Tynion IV, Aaron Lopresti, and Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan will tackle Infinite Crisis.
The one-shots, which tie into the Dark Nights: Metal event, will also be accompanied by dollar reprints of the first issue of the original series, which is sure to piss off DC Publisher Dan Didio when people buy them.
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TALES FROM THE DARK MULTIVERSE: BLACKEST NIGHT #1
Writer Tim Seeley (Nightwing) and artist Kyle Hotz (Swamp Thing: Roots of Terror) team up with cover artist Lee Weeks (Batman) to retell 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.
TALES FROM THE DARK MULTIVERSE: INFINITE CRISIS #1
Writer James Tynion IV (Justice League, Justice League Dark) and artists Aaron Lopresti (Wonder Woman) and Matt Ryan (Damage) team up with cover artist Lee Weeks for this 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.