With Infinite Frontier #0 in 2021, the hype for a new era of DC Comics is growing, and nothing has bridged the gap between DC Rebirth and Infinite Frontier better than Endless Winter by Andy Lanning and Ron Marz. With an increased focus on Black Adam and Hippolyta who will be on Bendis’s Justice League, to small set ups in other books, Endless Winter is a must read ahead of Infinite Frontier. Each issue of the crossover prioritizes looking at a different character and many of the issues tease things that will occur in Infinite Frontier.
Guide by Nathan Payson
Previously: DC Death Metal
Though Endless Winter is very accessible to new readers who haven’t read many stories from DC, there are some stories that will increase your understanding of the event if you want to check them out. However, if you want to go in blind, you will come out understanding most of what is going on.
Collects: Justice League Dark (2018) #20-28
To understand the Justice League Dark part of the book, you will likely find it very helpful to read Ram V’s Justice League Dark. Though Ram V’s Justice League Dark Story is a continuation of James Tynion’s run, the run kicks off in a fairly accessible spot.
Collects: Black Adam: Year of the Villain #1
Black Adam rarely shows up during the Rebirth era at all, so this book is a great choice to get a sense of where his head is at. It occurs during the events of The Infected part of DC’s Year of the Villain, but stands mostly by itself.
Collects: Aquaman #53-57, and Aquaman Annual #2 (You can skip the annual)
Collects: Aquaman #58-65
Reading these issues of Deconnick’s Aquaman will help you better understand the current dynamic between Mera and Arthur which is very important for the Aquaman issue of Endless Winter.
Collects: Man of Steel #1-6
Bendis’s Man of Steel, the kickoff to his time writing Superman, has a specific moment that is very important to Endless Winter that occurs in this book. So reading this would probably help you.
Collects: Teen Titans Special #1, Teen Titans #20-24
The new Teen Titans team is full of new characters that are very different from past members of the team. Though the events of this series are less important to Endless Winter, this book works as a great introduction for the new characters.
By writers Ron Marz and Andy Lanning
Though Endless Winter is fairly self contained, the series leads into Bendis’s Justice League, Sheridan’s Teen Titans Academy, and Ram V’s Swamp Thing which will all be part of Infinite Frontier.
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