The next comic book epic from Grant Morrison and DC Comics, Multiversity, finally has a release date. August 2014 will see the first issue of the mini-series that takes a new look at the DC Multiverse, as announced on CBR.
Each issue will run 40 pages, with rotating art teams. The Multiversity #1 will come from Ivan Reis and Joe Prado, colored by Nei Ruffino, and CBR also had this first, colored, two-page spread from the team. No word was given on the length or shipping schedule of the series. We asked DC Comics for clarification, and they responded that that information will be released at a later date.
In addition, Grant Morrison gave a statement to comic readers about his newest series. Here it is reprinted in full, with plenty of teases as to what you’ll see throughout the series:
"The Multiversity has been a labor of love almost eight years in the making, and brings together an unstoppable supergroup of artists -- Reis, Sprouse, Oliver, Quitely, Stewart and more -- with a cast of unforgettable characters from the 52 alternative Earths of the known DC Multiverse!
"Prepare to meet the Vampire Justice League of Earth-43, the Justice Riders of Earth-18, Superdemon, Doc Fate, the super-sons of Superman and Batman, the rampaging Retaliators of Earth-8, the Atomic Knights of Justice, Dino-Cop, Sister Miracle, Lady Quark, the legion of Sivanas, the Nazi New Reichsmen of Earth-10 and the LATEST, greatest superhero of Earth-Prime -- YOU!
"Comprising seven complete adventures -- each set in a different parallel universe -- a two part framing story, and comprehensive guidebook to the many worlds of the Multiverse, 'The Multiversity' is more than just a multi-part comic book series, it's a cosmos-spanning, soul-shaking experience that puts YOU on the front line in the Battle For All Creation against the demonic destroyers known as the Gentry!
"But beware! Power has a cost, and at the heart of this epic tale waits the cursed and malignant comic book called 'Ultra Comics'...
"How safe is YOUR head?
"Join us, if you dare, for The Multiversity! -- Grant Morrison"