The Multiversity Guidebook #1
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The Multiversity Guidebook #1

Event\Storyline: The Multiversity Writer: Grant Morrison Artist: Hi-Fi, Dave McCaig, Paulo Siqueira, Marcus To Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 28, 2015 Cover Price: $7.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 27
9.1Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

The guidebook to the greatest adventure in DC's history is here!
With a detailed concordance featuring each of the 52 worlds in the Multiverse, a complete history of DC Comics' universe-shattering "Crisis" events, a map of all known existence, AND an action-packed dual adventure starring Kamandi of Earth-51 alongside the post-apocalyptic Atomic Knight Batman of Earth-17 and chibi Batman of Earth-42, this 80-page mountain of MULTIVERSITY madness cannot be missed!
The MULTIVERSITY GUIDEBOOK contains everything you ever wanted to know about DC's parallel worlds and their super-heroic inhabitants. Meet the Agents of W.O.N.D.E.R. The Light more

  • 10
    PopMatters - Gregory L. Reece Feb 3, 2015

    It is hard to know what is going on in The Multiversity: Guidebook #1. It feels as if I have missed something, as if I have been dropped into the middle of things. It's like picking up a comicbook halfway through a storyarc. You're not sure who the players are, not sure what has gone before. In that way it is like life, I suppose, into which we find ourselves plunged without preparation, forced to spend our days putting the pieces together, connecting the dots, drawing conclusions on the wall. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Jan 28, 2015

    As the series progresses, one wonders if Morrison sees himself as burdened with this glorious purpose. After all, he spends much of this issue almost obsessively cataloguing the gateways to other realms and stories. Opening the door to an infinite number of stories, while warning us of the dangers of the "forces" that threaten to make them homogenous, what Morrison has accomplished with this mammoth 70-plus page The Multiversity Guidebook, and with the series more broadly, is nothing short of breathtaking. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Myke Havoc Jan 29, 2015

    The sheer volume of quality content should verily satisfy one's hunger for more Multiversal madness. To say I'm eagerly anticipating the final three issues to come (Mastermen, Ultra Comics and Multiversity #2) would be an understatement. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Jan 31, 2015

    Despite the high price tag of $7.99, The Multiversity Guidebook was more than worth it to me. As DC's upcoming Convergence event quickly approaches, you might wonder just how DC will handle the multiverse. Hopefully these worlds are explored and given the attention and time they deserve. We've started to see that already with Forever Evil's inclusion of Earth-3, but there's so much more DC can do. Morrison and all the artists within have given us a great roadmap of the DC Multiverse and it's one I know I'll study over and over again. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jan 29, 2015

    Just an amazing piece of work and a good indication of the rich potential in DC's alternate worlds. Very impressive and highly recommended! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Multiversity Comics - Keith Dooley Jan 29, 2015

    Each entry in the encyclopedia of Earth descriptions begs their own book, but the entry illustrated by Kelley Jones really gives me chills. Earth-43 is "a world of darkness and fear where super-vampires rule the night as the BLOOD LEAGUE". Enough said. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Needless Essentials Online - Stan Ford Feb 6, 2015

    I also have problems limiting the multiverse at a time when our real science is discovering so much about the possibility of a Multiverse actually existing, and looking very much like there could be actually be an infinite number of Universes, varying from slight differences to our owns, to many that can support no life whatsoever. It's even possible that a universe exists somewhere outside of our own that would resemble a comic book universe with different physical laws that would allow some of the abilities we see comic book characters exhibit on a weekly basis. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jan 30, 2015

    With seventy pages of heft to it, "The Multiversity: Guidebook" #1 is certain to have readers flipping back and forth, reading it again and again, sifting through panels for clues and finding more reason to continue to get fired up about "Multiversity." If every event series presented readers with a guidebook like this, the events themselves might just be a little more entertaining and fun. Then again, not every event is a Grant Morrison-dreamt epic seven years in the making. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Jan 31, 2015

    The biggest drawback in purchasing this comic is the price. Eight bucks is too high for the curious reader. And the label of 'guidebook" combined with the price might be enough to scare off the reader of the series who is looking to save a buck and doesn't believe this to be essential reading. However you slice it, this book was informational, entertaining and definitely worth cutting some other book from your weekly budget to pick up. If you love, or even just like, the Multiversity series then this is a must-have book. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Matt Santori Jan 28, 2015

    There is so so much potential for the future of DC storytelling in this book, that owning a single copy that wont get dog-eared from wear would be near impossible. Look at it this way: youre buying one for adult you, and another for 10 year-old you. Hell thank you for it. Trust me. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Michael Moccio Jan 29, 2015

    All the various artists do this book justice and it all amounts to an enjoyable read and a really great time. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Flip Geeks - Paul Ramos Jan 30, 2015

    OH MY GOODNESS!!! Grant Morrison did the impossible feat once again! In Multiversity: The Guidebook #1, he literally put this reader off-balanced on another thought-provoking issue of methodologically precise off-putting meta-narrative way of storytelling to stir his readers to complete amazement (or infuriation, if you really love-to-hate-to-love the Rock God of Comics). Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    IGN - Tres Dean Jan 29, 2015

    Admittedly, Guidebook is nowhere near as approachable or standalone as previous entries like The Just or Thunderworld. But close readers will be rewarded for their patience and time with a multitude of information and allusions to previous issues of the series. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jan 29, 2015

    Wow, I don't even know what to say to sum up this book except that it's a monster.  We're taken all over The Multiverse here and given the facts behind the worlds that we've been dying to know about and even though we have a ton of story left, this was the book to make everything tie together and get you amped up for the second leg of this journey.  I'm probably going to have to read this a bunch more times to try and wrap my head around everything that went down and I suggest you do the same thing.  Go get yourselves a copy of The Multiversity Guidebook. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Jan 31, 2015

    This book claims to be 80 pages, but it's really 72 with some ads. It's also a hefty $7.99, but considering you're essentially getting two comics in one, it's a reasonable price. As I stated, that interjection of the Guidebook within the plot of this issue really bothered me because it derailed the stories and moment while they were reaching their climax, but each aspect is really enjoyable. If you've been reading Morrison's Multiversity, or you just want a better understanding of all the Earths, then you should pick up this issue. It's too bad that I bumped the rating down a point due to what I felt was a weird layout. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    DC Collectors - Wayland Smith Feb 1, 2015

    This was an interesting one shot. I suspect it may only appeal to the major geeks, like me, who like to have things identified and sorted out. Read Full Review

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