Posted - October 26, 2015
Infinite Crisis: A Visual Tour
Halfway through reading Infinite Crisis I began to notice the number of awesome pin-up and poster worthy panels. Page after page of them. My first article went through the main story of Infinite Crisis. The second article detailed the changes wrought by the event. Here I'll simply gather all the pin-up worthy panels in one place. Of course, I won't be able to stop myself shooting my mouth off doing commentaries here and there. So let's go.
Batman . The biggest of the Big Three.
Going back to the panel. I love the light play and I think giving Diana a cape is a great touch.
This panel shows Nightwing and a sky full of O.M.A.C.s. Infinite Crisis shares red skies with Crisis on Infinite Earths and the O.M.A.C.s are the Infinite Crisis version of the Anti-Monitor's Shadow Creatures.
Almost festively colorful is this rendition of the Rann-Thanagar War. Painstaking detail can have you looking at this for hours. Just jaw-dropping.
The Spectre looms large over Gotham City. I love how the bat signal hits him on the chest and the red lightning is just the perfect finishing touch.
The Secret Society of Super-Villains poised to attack the Freedom Fighters. Black Adam front and center in a pose I'd like to fondly call "El Stupido" - the guy actually poses like this during Society meetings. As you can see the Freedom Fighters have no chance. Sinestro. Reverse Flash. Deathstroke. It's over.
Themyscira under attack by the O.M.A.C.s. Best rendition of Wonder Woman yet. One critique though, this is supposed to be a look at the frontline of a war but the piece looks too static. Nonetheless, the layout and perspective is breathtaking.
Obviously modelled after the Anti-Monitor's Crisis on Infinite Earths vibrational prongs. The corpse of said Anti-Monitor is the backbone of this tower and right in the middle are survivors from the previous multiverse, also a necessary part of the tower's design. It's a grisly totem sporting fantastic detail.
Superboy Prime faces off against the Teen Titans and their allies. It's a tightly-packed who's who and the color just jumps.
As Alexander Luthor attempts to recreate the multiverse, he opens a rift in space. Those golden hands are his. I love the double bookends of a gorgeously drawn Supergirl on the left and Starfire on the right. Poses for everybody are just perfect mid-explosion style poses. I love this panel.
My vote for the best single panel in the entire series. The multiverse with Titan's Tower in the foreground. Hang this one in a museum. I've never seen Titan's Tower so realistically drawn. The red Golden Gate Bridge in the background is just perfect. And the sky. The sky!
Metropolis under siege. Heroes and villains mix it up. Very detailed foreground but if you look at the all-red background it's also full of detailed figures.
Superboy Prime vs. the Green Lantern Corps. Note that Superboy Prime sports a uniform partly inspired by the Anti-Monitor.
Now for the farewell panel. Everybody. With the Big Three on top.
Infinite Crisis. What a ride.