Great DC Events: Armageddon 2001 (1991)

Great DC Events: Armageddon 2001 (1991)
DC in 1991 repeats the scenario of a few years earlier - that is 1988 when the Cosmic Odyssey and Millenium were published - proposing two events that came out almost parallel. The first more "classic" involved the entire DC Universe and was titled Armageddon 2001, the second most self-contained instead was the War of Gods.

We had left the publishing house, at least as regards the events, in 1989 with the solid Invasion! except then taking a break in 1990, leaving behind the previous decade without choral publishing events. This is because precisely the consequences of Invasion! they had provided excellent ideas for many series and in addition some smaller events had monopolized other corners of the DC Universe. In this sense, Janus Directive should be mentioned in the pages of Suicide Squad - guilty unpublished in Italy - and A Lonely Place to Die, the long tail of A Death in the Family that had brought Batman to one of the darkest moments of his career.

There is no doubt that DC had revolutionized the face of the American comic in the second half of the 1980s. By sprouting some intuitions that had been circulating in the independent comics environment for years and allowing some authors to give free rein to their ideas, from 1986 onwards - admirable year of the American comics - DC builds event after event, series after series but also with some choices that are not always spot on, a new publishing market and a new way of understanding superhero and non-superhero publications.

1991, with that decade that has just passed, is therefore the right year to start drawing on a of those stories that brought about that change, or Crisis on the Infinite Lands, with Armageddon 2001.

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