It’s been more than four years since DC announced that Grant Morrison’s Multiversity was set to hit shelves in 2010, but countless delays have stuck the project in development hell until now. According to Comic Book Resources, Morrison’s long-awaited miniseries will finally debut this August at DC and continue through 2015.
This self-contained miniseries will feature a new artist on each installment, including Chris Sprouse and Karl Story, Ben Oliver, Frank Quitely, Cameron Stewart, and more. With each issue clocking in at 40 pages, this is a mega-sized comic that aims to explore all of the multiple Earths and dimensions of the DC universe. That means we’ll see countless different versions of DC’s most popular heroes, including the Superman from Earth-23 who also happens to be the President of the United States.
Check out what Morrison had to say about the project below:
"'The Multiversity' has been a labor of love almost eight years in the making, and brings together an unstoppable supergroup of artists -- Reis, Sprouse, Oliver, Quitely, Stewart and more -- with a cast of unforgettable characters from the 52 alternative Earths of the known DC Multiverse!
"Prepare to meet the Vampire Justice League of Earth-43, the Justice Riders of Earth-18, Superdemon, Doc Fate, the super-sons of Superman and Batman, the rampaging Retaliators of Earth-8, the Atomic Knights of Justice, Dino-Cop, Sister Miracle, Lady Quark, the legion of Sivanas, the Nazi New Reichsmen of Earth-10 and the LATEST, greatest superhero of Earth-Prime -- YOU!
Comprising seven complete adventures -- each set in a different parallel universe -- a two part framing story, and comprehensive guidebook to the many worlds of the Multiverse, 'The Multiversity' is more than just a multi-part comic book series, it's a cosmos-spanning, soul-shaking experience that puts YOU on the front line in the Battle For All Creation against the demonic destroyers known as the Gentry!
But beware! Power has a cost, and at the heart of this epic tale waits the cursed and malignant comic book called 'Ultra Comics'...
How safe is YOUR head?
Join us, if you dare, for 'The Multiversity!'" -- Grant Morrison
Morrison has been out of the monthly superhero game since his run on Action Comics ended a few years ago, so Multiversity is a welcome sight for fans eager to return to the writer’s post-modern, surrealist take on capes and tights. Check out a sample of some of the art from Multiversity #1 by Ivan Reis and Joe Prado below: