SDCC: Morrison, DC Announce “Multiversity Too,” “Batman: Black & White” OGNs

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SDCC: Morrison, DC Announce “Multiversity Too,” “Batman: Black & White” OGNs

During the his DC Comics panel, Grant Morrison announced a new line of original graphic novels: “Multiversity Too.” The series of OGNs take place in the various worlds introduced in the core “Multiversity” series and from the “Multiversity Guidebook.” The first title in the line — “Multiversity Too: The Flash” — arrives in 2016. However, which version of the Flash we’ll be seeing in that title is currently unknown. For all we know it could be all of them, a moment set up in the “Guidebook.”

“Multiversity Too isn’twhat you think it is. It’s not a follow-up,” Morrison explained. “All these years since 1987 I’ve been trying to get the Multiverse back.” However, it wasn’t just a confined Multiverse. Morrison said he wanted to bring back the idea of an infinite Multiverse. This series of graphic novels plays in that infinite.

“If you imagine that Multiverse map is one bubble of 52 universes,” he said. “There are more bubbles of 50 or 100 universes.”

Thus, the books can go anywhere and do anything. Morrison said he really wants to push the characters into new places, even beyond the way they were originally conceived.

Morrison also provided early details on another series of original graphic novels: “Batman: Black & White.” A continuation on the “Batman: Black & White” concept seen in previous DC Comics titles and collections, the line features Morrison pairing with rotating artists on stories taking place in the world of the Dark Knight. “It ties into the Multiversity because each of these stories is a different take on Batman.” Morrison said there’s a Zurr-en-arrh Batman story that stars the daughter of the original Batman and a Bat-mage story. He also said there is a story that focuses on all of Bruce Wayne and Batman’s girlfriends.

Official Press Release

During his “Multiversity and Beyond” panel at COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL: SAN DIEGO 2015, critically-acclaimed writer Grant Morrison introduced fans to two of his upcoming projects for DC Entertainment.
Morrison revealed “MULTIVERSITY TOO,” a line of original graphic novels based on his groundbreaking and bestselling titles from “The Multiversity” series of monthly comics and his “MULTIVERSITY GUIDEBOOK.” Fans will experience stories from throughout the 52 (or more?) worlds that make up Morrison’s Map of the Multiverse and whether it’s the further adventures of Earth-4’s PAX AMERICANA, the New Reichsmen of Earth-10, the female-led Justice Guild of Earth-11 or even one of the seven “unknown worlds,” everything is fair game!
The series begins in 2016 with MULTIVERSITY TOO: THE FLASH. But from which earth is anyone’s guess!
Morrison also provided early details on another series of graphic novels featuring everyone’s favorite Dark Knight in BATMAN: BLACK & WHITE. This continuing anthology series pairs Morrison’s original Batman stories with a rotating cast of some of the biggest art talents in comics, that will only serve to highlight Grant’s one of a kind perspective when it comes to comics in general and Batman in particular.