I’m back with the second of three guides in my “Universal Theme.” Last week, I shared my expansive guide to all of DC’s Events. Now, it’s time to explore other earths with The Complete Guide to DC Elseworlds, Infinite Earths, & Alternate Realities.
This guide offers a comprehensive look at all of DC’s alternate continuity stories and characters. That’s not only Elseworlds, but Earth One and Earth 2, inter-company crossovers with Marvel and Dark Horse, and the video game worlds of Arkham and Injustice. In the future, It will grow to include TV and Film tie-ins.
I haven’t been entirely sure I’m actually making even as late as two weeks ago, but now that I’ve made it I’m happy I did. Truthfully, I should have made the Marvel equivalent of this page years ago, because I’m constantly encountering out-of-continuity Marvel series with nowhere in my current guide line-up to stash them.
This guide started as two different pages. One page was for DC Elseworlds titles, of which there are many. And another for DC’s major Alternate Earths, where I could stash things like the Earth One graphic novels and the New 52 Era Earth 2 series.
As I continued to rough out other guides I kept finding new material that fit well onto both pages – DC inter-company crossovers could go on Elseworlds, and collections of classic DC Earth Two stories belonged on Alternate Earths.
After a number of debates about which material belonged on which page (e.g., “Where should cohesive alternate realities like Injustice go?”) I realized I was actually working on a single, massive page for all of DC’s tales outside of their main reality.
In my push to finish this guide I realized it’s the sort of guide that can never really be finished. That’s because there will always be more random out-of-continuity tales to track down that I will continue to discover as I work on further DC guides.
I thought this guide was boggling to assemble but… well, wait until you see what I have in store for you next Thursday. It’s not DC, and it’s not… quite… Marvel.
You’ll see soon enough.