Wizard has the scoop on Grant Morrison’s new dimension-spanning head trip, and The Weekly Crisis has laid it all out on the web for you. It’s a seven-issue miniseries for DC, each issue taking place on a different Earth called The Multiversity. However, the issues interconnect and reflect one another. Earths that will never be the same be explored include Earth 5 (Fawcett) and Earth Charlton, where we’ll see the Watchmen in their original guises as the Question and so on. Quoth Morrison:
I thought it would be interesting to pick up on that sort of crystalline, self-reflecting storytelling method, so the mad notion I came up with was to do the Charlton characters in a story I’d construct as an update on that ludic Watchmen style – if Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons had pitched the Watchmen now, rooted in a contemporary political landscape but with the actual Charlton characters instead of analogues!
There’s a very different kind of murder mystery at the heart and the whole thing can be read backwards, forwards and sideways.
Well, we’re excited. Freed from the weight of a tentpole line-encompassing x-over, this is something Morrison should have a lot of fun with. And when Grant Morrison has fun, so do readers.
Speaking of fun, the original link has the funniest graphic ever, but we won’t steal it here.