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Fixing Infinite Crisis

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Awhile back, it was reported that DC was going to be doing a number of “corrections” on Infinite Crisis for the hardcover collection. Well, last week, the collection was released, so, courtesy of everybody’s pal, Paul Newell, and another poster named constant, here are the corrections that were made.

First, here’s Paul:

As for the changes, well, (Glancing through quickly), we have:

Issue 1:

* When Diana lunges at Mongul with her sword and Superman stops her, the dialogue is added to as Wonder Woman admits she was going to “pin him to the floor”.
* The two page spread of the trinity arguing has dispersed through it images of Uncle Sam getting the crap beaten out of him by the Society, then shot by Deathstroke.

Issue 3:

* The “Purple Death Ray” line has been removed!
* When Batman asks about Nightwing, the line now reads, “You said this Earth corrupts everything. Is the Dick Grayson of my Earth a corrupted version of yours?”

Issue 5:

* A two page spread is added of the heroes within the church. Lots of cameo’s added.

Issue 7:

* The 2 page spread of the villain fight has the inks finished and is fully coloured.
* Bane, as he’s breaking Judomaster’s back, now says, “I finally know who I am. I am Bane. I break people.”
* A couple more bits of dialogue are added to this page and the Special effect is taken out so you know see, clearly, Solomon Grundy and the Bloodpack being fried by Superboy.
* When Wildcat sees the Earth-2 Superman for the first time, his dialogue is changed from “I think I remember him.” to “It looks like Superman.”
* Captain Atom’s dialogue is changed to “Where’s the Earth…That other Earth…?”
* A page is added in of Deathstroke fighting Batman, Nightwing and Robin and Batman takes Deathstroke out.
* When the two Superman grab Superboy Prime, the following dialogue is added after “Now Superman!”, “For Tomorrow!”
* A page is added showing more of the villain war and Dr. Mid-nite pronouncing Nightwing alive.
* When Batman points the gun at Alex, the “Chak” sound effect is taken out.
* The two page spread of the heroes, at the end, is totally redrawn by George Perez with twice the amount of heroes. Looks fantastic!

The end of the book has a discussion with the creative team which has lots of little tidbits I’ll go into later, but also ahs some extra art, unpublished stuff and otherwise, including:

* An unused panel showing Pantha’s head flying through the air past Robotman and Argent.
* Unused artwork for the Earth-2 Wonder Woman sequence.
* The original versions of the Villain War two page spread and Batman cocking the gun.

Now here’s constant:

Issue 1

Old
Wonder Woman: “What did you think I was going to do?”

New
Wonder Woman: “What did you think I was going to do? Kill him? I was going to pin him to the floor.”

Old
Wonder Woman: “Look at what’s going on across the globe, Bruce. Do you really believe humanity’s going to rise above it themselves?”

Batman: “You’ve lost faith.”

Wonder Woman: “The world is not as black and white as you and Kal see it.”

Batman: “Diana… you should’ve stayed in paradise.”

Wonder Woman: “And you should stop judging everyone but yourself.”

New
— The same, but printed a panel below.

Issue 3

Old
: “Kraa Kooom”

New
— no sound effect

Old
Mera: “We need to get everyone someplace dry.”

Aquaman (I assume): “Where would that be, Mera?

(Unknown): “They’ve reported over sixty category five storms across the world. Three on the U.S. coast alone.”

New:
Mera: “We need to get everyone someplace dry.”

Aquaman (I assume): “Where would that be, Mera? They’ve reported over sixty category five storms across the world. Three on the U.S. coast alone.”

Old
Amazon dudette: “We already have. The purple death ray has been completed.”

New
Amazon dudette: “We already have.”

Old
: “Kraa Kooom” (yes, a different one)

New
— no sound effect

Old
Batman: “And what about Dick Grayson?”

E-2 Superman: “Yes?

Batman: “Is he a better man on your earth than he is on mine?”

E-2 Superman: “No.”

New
Batman: “And what about Dick Grayson?”

E-2 Superman: “Yes?”

Batman: “You said this earth corrupts everything. Is the Dick Grayson of my earth a corrupted version of yours?”

E-2 Superman: “No.”

Old
Lex: “What? Who are you?”

New
Lex: “What? Who are you?”

Alex: “My hologram…”

Issue 4

Old
Autopsy dude: “Poor vic had a wife, two kids… things like this happen, the world goes crazy, makes you wonder if there’s a god.”

New
Autopsy dude: “Chris Allen had a wife, two kids… things like this happen, the world goes crazy, makes you wonder if there’s a god.”

Issue 5

Old
“God works in mysterious ways.”

New
“God works in mysterious ways.” (on next page with 2-page hero spread)

Old
Kal-L: “I can’t be another survivor of a dead world. Not without you.”

Lois: “With all your powers, with everything you saw and did… …you still never…”

Kal-L: “It can’t end this way.”

New
Kal-L: “I can’t be another survivor of a dead world. Not without you.”

Lois: “I see the truth now, Clark. A truth even Alexander didn’t see… …there’s something else out there… …out there…

Kal-L: “It can’t end this way.

Issue 6

Old
Psycho Pirate: “I can feel them. Phantom beings from the fabric of Earth-One, pulled from their restful peace, reborn in pain and given essence– –then destroyed. Billions at a time.”

Alex: “I planted this garden, Psycho Pirate. I have every right to tend to it.”

New
Psycho Pirate: “I can feel phantom beings pulled from the fabrics of the multiverse, recreated and destroyed. For some reason Earth-Two remains vacant. Why when billions of other beings appear across the Multiverse like gosts.Reborn… …then destroyed.”

Alex: “The anomalies of Earth-Two are not my concern. Finding the perfect Earth is.”

Issue 7

Old
Crimson Avenger: “I thought Phantom Stranger and the other sepllcasters were bringin’ in the Spectre to help.” (sic)

Dude with puppy dog on his jacket: “Help? I heard he killed three of them and left.”

Gypsy: “Black Adam’s on our side now?”

Zatanna: “I think he’s on his own side, Gypsy.”

New
Bane: “I finally know who I am. I am Bane. I break people.”

Crimson Avenger: “I thought Phantom Stranger and the other spellcasters were bringin’ in the Spectre to help.”

Dude with puppy dog on his jacket: “Help? I heard he killed three of them and left.”

Shining Knight: “Good night, jester!”

Gypsy: “Black Adam’s on our side now?”

Zatanna: “I think he’s on his own side, Gypsy.”

Solomon Grundy: “RRRARRR–”

Old
Alex: “This isn’t Earth-One, Superboy. It never really was. And now this ‘unified’ world, this New Earth, has been altered again.”

New
Alex: “This isn’t Earth-One, Superboy. In fact, it never was. I miscalculated. I tried to divide a New Earth. Instead, I only altered its history.”

Old
Wildcat: “Who is that?”

Power Girl: “Who do you think, Wildcat?”

Wildcat: “I think I remember. That’s him.”

Power Girl: “Yep. He’s our Superm–”

New
Wildcat: “Who is that?”

Power Girl: “Who do you think, Wildcat?”

Wildcat: “It looks like Superman.”

Power Girl: “Yep, he’s out Superm–”

Old
Captain Atom: “W-What? Where am I?”

New
Captain Atom: “Where’s the Earth… that other Earth?”

Old
— nothing

New
Batman: “You joined a society of villains. You killed Phantom Lady. You destroyed Bludhaven. Why do it, Deathstroke?”

Deathstroke: “Because they’re paying me, Batman.”

Batman: “No, it’s something else. You’ve abandoned your code of honor. Why?”

Nightwing: “Because his family abandoned him. He lost his sons. His daughter.”

Deathstroke: “Because of you. It’s always been because of you.”

Robin: “You need to take some responsibility, Slade.”

Batman: “We all do.”

Old
Kal-L: “Now, Superman!”

Power Girl: “Kal!”

New
Kal-L: “Now, Superman!”

Power Girl: “Kal!”

Kal-L (I assume): “For tomorrow!”

Old
— nothing

New
Dr. Psycho: “Aiie!!”

Killer Croc: “Look what we got here, Robin and Nightwing. Fresh meat.”

Beast Boy: “Not with the Titans around.”

Flash: “Later, guys.”

Robin: “Dr. Mid-nite? Is Nightwing–?”

Dr. Mid-night: “He’ll be all right. I give you my word.” (sic)

Old
: “Chak”

New
— no sound effect

Old
Batman: “Did he–?”

Wonder Woman: “I don’t know.”

Superboy-Prime: “Where do you think you’re going? Where?!”

New
Batman: “Did he–?”

Wonder Woman: “I don’t know.”

(unspecified): “He’s going to be fine.”

Superboy-Prime: “Where are you taking me? Where?!”

Old
Power Girl: “Let me down now, John.”

New
— nothing

Old
Kal-L: “It’s not going to end. It’s never going to end… for us… …Lois.”

New
Kal-L: “It’s not going to end. It’s never going to end… for us… …one day you’ll see… …they’re still out there… …Lois.”

Wow. That’s a lot of darn changes.

Thanks to Paul and constant!