April 14, 2014 1:03pm PT by Graeme McMillan
Grant Morrison's 'Multiversity' Release Date Finally Set
Literally years in the making, it’s finally been confirmed that The Multiversity — a nine-part series created by writer Grant Morrison exploring parallel worlds and incarnations of the DC Universe superheroes — will finally launch this August.
Morrison describes the series as “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!” Each issue of the series will be illustrated by a different artist, with Cameron Stewart, Justice League’s Ivan Reis and longtime Morrison collaborator Frank Quitely involved in the project.
The Multiversity has been in development for at least eight years, with a number of projected (and then rescheduled) launch dates going all the way back to 2010. Comic Book Resources confirmed the August 2014 launch date Monday, accompanied by art showing the Superman of Earth-23, modeled after Barack Obama, who made his debut appearance in Morrison’s Action Comics #9 in 2012.
The series marks the first new Morrison work from DC Entertainment since he stepped down from regular monthly duties on Batman, Incorporated in July last year. The writer is also working on a Wonder Woman graphic novel for the publisher.