Multiversity: Ultra Comics Vs. Grover From Sesame Street

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Today sees the much-anticipated release of Multiversity: Ultra Comics #1. With a very self-aware lead character, whose secret identity is all of us reading the comic book. And reacting to the reviews of the comic book even before they are written.

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And who even gives you spoilers in the opening pages.

Multiversity: Ultra Comics Vs. Grover From Sesame Street

And encourages you to pay as much concentration as you can…

Image (149)Because right from the beginning, we know this is a different comic. The first comic book that actively doesn't want you to read it and tells you so in no uncertain words.


And whilst this may be new in comics, it does recall another form of graphical storytelling with a similar concern.

photo-5-640x426See if you can tell which is which?


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Okay, not to hard to tell the difference. And, spoilers, Grover is the big bad of both volumes…

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And as we meet a number of Ultras, we also meet a rather nasty one.

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Yes… that would be this Maxima right? Sorry, mate, I think you're all out of luck there.

Anyway, it's a wonderful comic book. Enjoy. That's if you choose to turn the page…

Comics courtesy of Orbital Comics, London. Who, this Saturday, are hosting John Allison for the release of his new series Giant Days from Boom! Studios.






About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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