The Multiversity #2

The Multiversity #2

Event\Storyline: The Multiversity Writer: Grant Morrison Artist: Ivan Reis, Joe Prado, Eber Ferreira, Jaime Mendoza, Dan Brown, Jason Wright, Blond Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 29, 2015 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 17
8.1Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

Every event in the history of the DC Universe has been leading to this! The final chapter of the greatest adventure of all time is here!Issue #1 artist Ivan Reis reteams with mastermind Grant Morrison to end THE MULTIVERSITY and bring together the greatest and bravest heroes of the DC Multiverse to fight one last battle. But more than just some cabal of super-villains, they face the greatest evil that ever existed. An evil so massive, they actually may not stand a chance!Who are the mystic Justice League of Earth-13 and what role does their leader Super Demon play in the crisis rising all around them? What shocking secret motivates the dark, nightmare henchmen known as The Gentry? And what is the final fate of Nix Uotan the Super-God?!You cannot miss this final, stunning chapter of Grant Morrisons ultimate super hero epic!

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Apr 29, 2015

    As bizarre and out-there as this issue is, it's strange to say it's one of Morrison's most comprehensible and accessible, though that doesn't make it EASY. It's a book that needs to be read as quickly as possible for the meaning to sink in, then backtracked on and really enjoyed, but the story itself is actually straightforward and it comes to an enormously satisfying, exciting conclusion. It's hard to say why THIS difficult-to-fully-understand title stands out from others, but there's something very, very special about it that makes it the perfect endings to a truly bizarre journey. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Multiversity Comics - Alice W. Castle Apr 30, 2015

    I'm often worried that Grant Morrison's reputation for outrageous, over-the-top, often incredibly metatextual stories has overshadowed his actual storytelling skills in recent years. I think perhaps the persona of Morrison himself and the reputation of series like “The Invisibles” draws this expectancy for each series to be weirder and more incomprehensible than the last. And yet, I also that, when you break them down, Morrison's stories aren't as incomprehensible as people often think they are, they just require a little more work on behalf of the reader to fully grasp the nature of the narrative. With “The Multiversity”, I found myself hoping that the expectation for Morrison to pull another “ Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck May 11, 2015

    It's dense and loaded with Easter Eggs, so this series will bear re-reading many times. Highly recommended! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comicosity - Matt Santori-Griffith Apr 29, 2015

    This isnt a perfect comic. I could break it apart and find the seams that betray it. But what would be the point? At the end of the day, the Multiversity has always-already infiltrated our brains and inserted us back into the story directly. Were no longer reading this comic from the outside. Were part of the story. And isnt that every DC Universe fans greatest dream? It sure is mine. So, thank you, Grant Morrison, for reminding me that Im on a ride that never ends. May the next driver do you justice as you have done to those who helmed the wheel before you. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    IGN - Mike Logsdon Apr 30, 2015

    The Multiversity #2 delivers in so many epic ways while teasing fans for the possibility of more to come. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald May 1, 2015

    Overall: What The Multiversity #2 lacked in depth and weight compared to some of it's previous issues, it easily made up for in engaging action, fast paced plots, thought provoking commentaries, and a desire to read more. This is definitely required reading for any seasoned comic book fan! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Infinite Comix - Thomas Crawford May 4, 2015

    Thus ends Multiversity, but as Morrison points out, it's never really over. This tour of the DC multiverse has been a wild ride, with unforgettable characters and adventures that will resonate with comic readers for years to come. In other words, as Morrison might say "Read this comic! Your world depends on it!" That is, if you want your world to be awesome. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Fanboys Inc - Jeff Ayers May 4, 2015

    Kudos to the creative team for pulling off a story both in writing and art that very few in the business could parallel. It is very confusing at parts, but the central idea that the "comic book superhero ideal" is one that exists, but also is under attack creatively and figuratively, is laid out throughout this series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Apr 29, 2015

    Even with these flaws, "The Multiversity" #2 is still a very good comic, just not an overwhelmingly great one. With any other creative team, this would be jaw-dropping. From people as talented as Morrison and Reis, it's merely strong. Hopefully, we will see some follow-ups from Morrison down the line and this isn't really his final word on these subjects. He's left himself room to tell further stories in this vein, after all, and there's so much potential untapped. "The Multiversity" #2 is ultimately a comic that doesn't quite extend its full reach as much as one would hope, but what it does accomplish results in a satisfying conclusion. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd May 4, 2015

    Like most of Morrisons work, The Multiversity #2 asks a lot of the reader. For those willing to invest the effort it is exquisite. His exploration of the fourth wall and meta-textual storytelling is singular. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Green Lantern Corps - iggy May 13, 2015

    The Multiversity was everything I expected and so much more, this was a love letter to what superheroes can be. That along with some of best artist working in the industry. Now to wait until the glorious hardcover releases later this year. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Apr 29, 2015

    While it may not be the ending that you wanted, this issue does tell a fun "out there" story that is accompanied with great art.  It's an odd thing though, because this series was so strange it was really hard for me to have any expectations at all going in and I think it's because of that aspect that I don't feel too let down when so many questions went unanswered in this ending.  It is what it is and it makes no excuses for it.   Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Loukas May 6, 2015

    In my review of The Multiversity: Pax Americana #1, I said that the Greek prefix “meta” sums up much of the teeming multitude within Scots writer Grant Morrison. That prefix certainly applies to The Multiversity #2. But another word perhaps pertains even more, “fecund.” This issue barely holds on to the explosion of ideas and images that stream out of Morrison's ever-fertile creativity. We see the last of the Monitors, twisted into a mockery, then redeemed into a symbol. We see a dark universe protected by the rhyming super demon Etrigan. We see a harsh western world, and a harsher realm of knights and apocalypse. There are eight-foot rabbits and tiny, treacherous androids. There are the gleaming cubes of trans-dimensional portals, and the whirling afterimages of an army of speedsters. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    PopMatters - Gregory L. Reece May 12, 2015

    Overall, the The Multiversity has been a compelling series, stronger in its individual installments than in its overarching storyline. Though I, for one, would have liked to have seen more of the band of heroes featured in this issue, would have liked for it to have been more of a story and less of an anthology. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge, III May 4, 2015

    For better or worse, The Multiversity ended up being what we all expect it to be; a grand experiment in narrative that had some truly cool DC Universe moments. For all of The Multiversity #2's faults and frustrating inaccessibility, it delivered some great character moments, but we weren't reading this just for great character moments. Will time be kinder to The Multiversity? and will I ever feel smart enough to full understand the narrative games that Grant Morrison plays? Only the Monitors know. The stories spin on without us as The Multiversity #2 reminds and this one sure spun, hard and fast. Whether it actually landed is another thing entirely. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Apr 29, 2015

    The Multiversity was a huge undertaking, and one that Morrison himself has stated that he wanted DC to use as a platform for more stories. That's where this story succeeds. I could read an ongoing or a miniseries of almost any one of the one-shots, and Captain Carrot is something of a breakout character, maybe the kind that DC needs to diversify its publishing line. Morrison may have left readers wanting by the end of this story but maybe that was the plan all along. All the forethought and planning was to serve the greatest good that comics publishers can ever get: the almighty dollar. Maybe Morrison was reminding us of those famous lines from Macbeth, that at the end of the day comics are tales "told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing." Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Gizmo May 7, 2015

    I didn't enjoy this at all. There is just too much happening at all times, I wouldn't call it a story as much as the DC multiverse chewed up and regurgitated all over the page. It may provide fan service if you have been reading DC for decades and have been reading every single Multiversity book. Long time readers are more likely to get satisfaction from this issue. Multiversity does not leave any room for the casual reader. In fact, the characters nearly break the fourth wall explaining within these pages the necessity to read every Multiversity book in order to understand what is happening. I read comics to relax and escape my work life, if the comic can make me think then that is all the better, but when the reading experience starts to feel like work and not fun, I think that is an indication that this series is not for me. It's a shame because I really do appreciate the commentary that Morrison brings to his writing here and the art is especially compelling when a Rubik's cube cosmically alters the panels, but the narrative isn't engaging and there isn't much of an ending; there's an epilogue but not an ending. I get what that's saying, but that doesn't mean it leaves me satisfied.

  • 8.0
    Big Brother Apr 30, 2015

    In the end, this is ultimate farce. It's as good as a "Last DC Story" that we'll ever get, and I enjoyed it on that level. I'm sure the ending will disappoint many, but the entire series has been commentary, and this last issue reinforces that commentary. No, it's not better than your favorite "traditional" comic crossover, but it's great in a completely different way.

  • 7.5
    GreyMouser May 18, 2015

    Better then the last issue, but still a let down. ill re-review after i re-read the series, hoping for it to make sense. Frankly, i think i get what he's saying but its weighed down with obscurity, writing mistakes, lame mis-steps and honestly i think he should have made more sense of it for the readers. MEH overall...i wish i had NOT bought it monthly, as a collection it MIGHT be OK.

  • 10
    Rotivv Apr 29, 2015

  • 10
    Slayer666 May 4, 2015

  • 9.0
    Dyogo26 Apr 30, 2015

  • 9.0
    mrDovydas May 4, 2015

  • 9.0
    Redeadhood May 5, 2015

  • 9.0
    SwampyCA May 5, 2015

  • 9.0
    Serverarbengan May 5, 2015

  • 9.0
    Deni-K May 16, 2015

  • 9.0
    havok1977 May 18, 2015

  • 8.5
    MatchesMalone Aug 18, 2015

  • 8.0
    Eddiec730 Jun 27, 2015

  • 8.0
    Aegis Oct 13, 2015

  • 7.0
    eVanDiesel Jul 19, 2015

  • 3.5
    Batfan May 23, 2015

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