“Infinite Crisis” parts I & II
by Greg Cox
multicast production
Produced by Graphic Audio
approx 12 hours total

I think I may have become addicted to GraphicAudio audio book productions.  These guys really know how to suck you into a story and leave you, in this case, feeling as beat up as the superheroes involved.  I mean that in a good way, the sound effects, music and acting puts you in the middle of the action and you feel every punch thrown.  With all the action in a comic book, the transition to novelization of a series and then to audio book there lies the potential of losing some of the ambiance created by the brightly colored panels, but here’s where GraphicAudio shines.  Not only do you get all the ambiance, you are placed dead in amongst the action.

Infinite Crisis was a seven-issue limited series of comic books published by DC Comics beginning in October 2005. It was written by Geoff Johns and illustrated by Phil Jimenez. The series storyline was based on the 1985 series “Crisis on Infinite Earths” and it revisits characters and ideas that were from the earlier work.  Greg Cox then took that series and created the novelization of the series.  Then we move to audio book “Movie in your Mind” form from GraphicAudio.  GraphicAudio released the production in two 6 hour segments.

For years, the rift between the Justice League’s leaders has been widening. Batman’s paranoia has given birth to an army of robotic assassins. Batman created the Brother Eye satellite to make sure “meta-humans” don’t abuse their super powers.  Somehow the satellite is hijacked and begins it’s jihad against superheroes.

Wonder Woman has declared herself judge, jury, and executioner, taking a foe’s life in an act that was broadcast worldwide. Superman is under the influence of mind control. With the Justice League divided and a super-villain coalition openly targeting the heroes, ordinary civilians find themselves caught in the crossfire.

The heroes have lost their way, their values, and their responsibilities. Only those who understand the true meaning of sacrifice are prepared to rectify this crisis-a crisis that originated in an alternate era when infinite earths collided in a cosmic cataclysm that erased history and lives. And those who survived are looking to restore all they have lost, regardless of the consequences.

In an epic adventure with battles taking place all around the world and even into the center of the universe every comic book fan will enjoy listening for their favorite hero.  Nearly every superhero ever created by DC Comics makes an appearance and even some new ones.

Be prepared to be completely blown away with a great story by Greg Cox, created by DC Comics, and converted into a “Movie in your Mind” by GraphicAudio.

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