Monday, December 24, 2012

The Best Graphic Novels Ever #18 -- Crisis on Infinite Earths

18. Crisis on Infinite Earths
by Marv Wolfman and George Perez
Published by DC Comics

This is the last of the big company crossovers on this list. I promise. And this one's here as much for its importance to the medium as for its amazing story that gave some (at least for a while) finality and maturity to the heroes of DC Comics. (After all, until the New 52 debut, DC's BC and AD was divided into pre-Crisis and post-Crisis.)

Sure, it's a bit of a downer with the death of Supergirl, Flash, and a cast of thousands of others, but it's also an amazing tale of sacrifice and heroism.