Alex Ross recreated the stunning cover for the Crisis On Infinite Earths comic featuring Christopher Reeve’s Superman.
DC’s Crisis On Infinite Earths is one of the most well-known crossovers in comic history, since it gave the publisher the chance to streamline their continuity and reshape the direction of its stories going forward. Fans even got to see live-action adaptation of the storyline in the Arrowverse, with Stephen Amell’s Oliver Queen taking centre stage throughout the event as the Anti-Monitor waged war across the multiverse. The most iconic image from the comics sees Superman mourn the death of Supergirl, and now Alex Ross has redesigned the cover by George Pérez with an incredible twist.
Legendary artist Alex Ross posted a new version of the cover spotlighting Christopher Reeve’s Superman holding Supergirl after she’s killed by the Anti-Monitor. In the comics, Supergirl saved Superman from the villain, holding him off until her cousin could be pulled away from the fight. The artwork sees the Superman actor holding Supergirl while being surrounded by the heroes of the DC universe. Take a look at the incredible design below.
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Here is the official synopsis for the Crisis on Infinite Earths finale:
THE EARTH-SHATTERING “CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS” CROSSOVER CONCLUDES – “Worlds lived, worlds died. Nothing will ever be the same.” Gregory Smith directed the episode written by Keto Shimizu and Ubah Mohamed.
In addition to the regular cast members of each Arrowverse series, Crisis on Infinite Earths featured appearances by Tyler Hoechlin as Superman, Brandon Routh as Clark Kent/Superman and Ray Palmer/The Atom, LaMonica Garrett as the Anti-Monitor, Jon Cryer as Lex Luthor, Tom Cavanagh as Pariah, Elizabeth Tulloch as Lois Lane, Cress Williams as Black Lightning, Kevin Conroy as Bruce Wayne, Johnathon Schaech as Jonah Hex, Erica Durance as Lois Lane, Tom Welling as Clark Kent / Superman, Ashley Scott Will as Huntress, and Burt Ward in an undisclosed role.
All five episodes of Crisis on Infinite Earths are available on The CW Seed and will re-air on the network in April. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news on the Arrowverse!