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The Wednesday Club: Crisis on Infinite Wednesdays
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The Wednesday Club: Crisis on Infinite Wednesdays

The Wednesday Club is Geek & Sundry’s weekly talk show chatting about all things comics. This week, hosts Taliesin Jaffe, Matt Key, and Amy Dallen talked about the first major DC Comics universe spanning event, 1985’s Crisis on Infinite Earths.

Bringing together heroes from different eras and from different publishers acquired over the years was no easy feat, and this event was intended to simplify DC Comics’ convoluted and complicated universe. There were multiple versions of the same heroes from the Golden Age and modern age–Black Canary, The Flash, and Green Lantern, just to name a few–and this “crisis” explained why in continuity.

If the explanation of the book sounds confusing to you, you’re not alone: It’s because bringing together a plethora of universes is confusing. After merging the universes into one by eliminating characters and alternate universes outright, eventually some fan favorites returned and other Earths were brought back to existence as homes to heroes too popular to stay dead.

Take a look at the gallery below for specific recommendations from the episode.

This Wednesday also marked 52 episodes of The Wednesday Club! Congratulations to Matt, Amy, Taliesin, and the crew for a fantastic first year and beyond. Fans of the show listed 52 reasons they love it in a heartwarming photo Zach “Chief” Wilson shared on social media.

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THE DAILY WEDNESDAY

Did you know The Wednesday Club has their own letters column with questions and comments from viewers? Send in your thoughts, comic recommendations, questions, and more to Matt, Amy, and Taliesin at [email protected] and you might just see yourself on the next episode.

Please mark your message “OK to read on air” so the hosts know what you’re comfortable with sharing.

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Featured Image: DC Comics

Photo: Zach “Chief” Wilson

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