Since 1940, DC Comics has been bringing its heroes together, first as the Justice Society, then (beginning in 1960) as the Justice League, and finally (beginning in 1985) in universe-wide crossovers. Shared super-hero universes achieved widespread attention in the wake of Marvel's movies, but DC's been paving the way since 1940.
A decade in the making, CLASSICS ON INFINITE EARTHS takes readers on a tour of this history, using discussion of classic stories as a unique way of illuminating the history and evolution of the DC Universe. In the process, Dr. Julian Darius offers what may be the very first long-term study of how to manage such a shared universe.
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About the Author
In 2005, Darius published the first scholarly book on Christopher Nolan's Batman films. He has since published books on (among other subjects) Batman: The Killing Joke, which elaborated a theory on the book's plot that was praised by Kevin Smith; Jack Kirby's comic-book continuation of 2001: A Space Odyssey; and Mai, the Psychic Girl. He also co-authored, with Kevin Thurman, a book on Warren Ellis.
In 2011, Darius founded Martian Lit, which publishes creative work, including his comic Martian Comics. He currently lives in Illinois.