Psychoanalysis and Postmodernism in Crisis of Infinite Earths


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Psychoanalysis and Postmodernism in Crisis of Infinite Earths
The various comic book universes created by different comic book companies have often become too large to be manageable. In order to deal with these issues some companies have decided to have a major comic event to condense their universe. This is exactly what DC comics did in December 1985 with Crisis on Infinite Earths by
. This was collected into a single graphic novel and reprinted in 2000.
The story presented in this graphic novel is a battle between two multi-universal powers: the monitor and the anti-monitor. The anti-monitor is growing increasingly powerful by destroying entire universes. When the various universes realize what is happening they do the only...
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.....t then any other.
In conclusion, Crisis on Infinite Earths by Marv Wolfman deals with the DC universe’s attempt to get their unwieldy story lines in order.
Two theoretical perspectives can be used to analysis this particular pop cultural text. The first one is psychoanalysis in which the Anti-Monitor is a representative of the death-urge and the Id. The second is postmodernism because it deals with multiple perspectives.
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