Get The Low-Down On DC Comics’ Big Summer Event ‘Infinite Frontier’

As previously announced, this year’s DC Comics’ big event miniseries is Infinite Frontier, launching on Tuesday June 22nd, and written by Joshua Williamson with art by Xermanico. And DC Comics have revealed covers and synopses for the five issue out across the summer months.

Interconnecting Variant Covers by Bryan Hitch feature President Superman, Jade and Obsidian, Green Lantern Alan Scott, Arsenal, and moreCover by Mitch GeradsCover by Bryan Hitch

“Picking up directly from Infinite Frontier #0, when our heroes saved the Multiverse from Perpetua in Dark Nights: Death Metal, everything was put back where it belonged…and we do mean everything. All the damage from all the Crises was undone, and heroes long thought gone returned from whatever exile they had been in.

Most of them, at least. Alan Scott, the Green Lantern from the Justice Society of America, has noticed some of his allies are still missing in action, and he’s determined to find them. There are others, though, who would rather remain hidden than explain themselves, like Roy Harper, a.k.a. Arsenal, a man who should be dead but now is not.

What does all this mean for the DCU’s place in the Multiverse? On opposite sides of a dimensional divide, both Barry Allen and President Superman ponder this question. Not to mention the Darkseid of it all! Or a team of Multiversal heroes called Justice Incarnate!”

Cover by Bryan Hitch

Then, a week after the release of the debut issue – on Tuesday, June 29th – DC Comics will publish Infinite Frontier: Secret Files with a look at the major players featured. Six stories featuring Jade and Obsidian, Psycho–Pirate, President Superman, Roy Harper, and… the Totality?!

Infinite Frontier: Secret Files #1, is written by Joshua Williamson, Brandon Thomas, Stephanie Phillips and Dan Watters with art by Inaki Miranda, Valentine De Landro, Stephen Byrne, Phil Hester and Christopher Mitten.

Cover by Mitch GeradsCover by Bryan Hitch

And then in August, we get the second issue, Infinite Frontier #2:

“How is Roy Harper alive? Who abducted Jade? In Infinite Frontier #2, what secrets and changes lurk inside the newly expanded Multiverse? The devious Director Bones of the D.E.O. re-forms a ragtag team to keep the new worlds at bay, but was highly skilled agent Cameron Chase recruited because the director needs her help, or because he wants a patsy when things go south? Meanwhile, Alan Scott, the original Green Lantern, takes drastic measures to find his missing daughter. Someone has kidnapped Jade, and Alan’s going to find out why and bring her home. Plus, the resurrection of Roy Harper gives the former Teen Titan some unexpected and unpredictable new powers.”

Infinite Frontier #2, written by Joshua Williamson with art by Xermanico, Paul Pelletier, & Jesús Merino, a cover by Mitch Gerads and a card stock variant cover by Bryan Hitch, publishes on Tuesday, July 13th.

Cover by Mitch GeradsCover by Bryan Hitch

Just two week after that comes Infinite Frontier #3:

“The Flash encountered this mind-bending villain all the way back in the original Crisis on Infinite Earths, and it did not end well for the Scarlet Speedster. For the first time since his death and rebirth, Barry runs afoul of this foe—hopefully it will go better this time around! That is, if the even bigger villain behind the Pirate stays out of the fray, or if President Superman of Justice Incarnate sticks around to help win the day.”

Infinite Frontier #3, written by Joshua Williamson with art by Xermanico, Paul Pelletier, & Jesús Merino and publishes on July 27th.

Cover by Mitch GeradsCover by Bryan Hitch

Then, on Tuesday 10th August we’ll be getting Infinite Frontier #4, written by Joshua Williamson with art by Xermanico, Paul Pelletier, & Jesús Merino:

“President Superman finds himself in the wrong world, and it isn’t looking good. Bones and Chase attempt to stop super-powered heroes and villains from crossing Multiversal lines. If they can shut down the President of Steel, they think that it will serve as a signal to all to not mess with Earth-0! This is only a distraction, however, as Injustice Incarnate begins to show them the worst the Multiverse has to offer, and only Flashpoint Batman is there to lend the heroes backup.”

Cover by Bryan Hitch

And then, on Tuesday August 24th DC Comics put out Infinite Frontier #5:

“Building towards a finale that could mean chaos, or crisis, or both for the DC Multiverse: what is the Omega Planet? In Infinite Frontier #5, Roy Harper finds himself forced to do things on his own. He’s been through a lot since he was Green Arrow’s sidekick, and usually, the only person he can count on is himself. Hence, he’s hiding the fact that he’s back from the dead from his old friends. He comes across Jade, who has also been stranded by herself—can he help her while letting her help him? Because neither of them can handle Darkseid all by their lonesome. Meanwhile, Barry Allen sends out a call: it’s time for all the heroes exploring the Infinite Frontier to come to the Omega Planet!”

Infinite Frontier #5, written by Joshua Williamson with art by Xermanico, Paul Pelletier, & Jesús Merino.

That’s quite the revelation and a must for any die-hard DC Comics’ fan. Looks like my summer’s just got that little bit busier. And costlier. Here’s hoping it’s a blockbuster, but with Joshua Williamson on writing chores, I expect it will be. It’s great to see him get his shot at a DC Comics’ event as I really enjoyed his run of The Flash as well as his own creator-owned comic series, Nailbiter, and more. Definitely one of my favourite writers working in comics at the moment.

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