'Fringe' enters alternate comic universe
The variations on iconic covers appeared as part of a parallel Earth where many everyday details were subtly different.
"A month or so ago, I was fortunate enough to take on the job of Chief Creative Officer," Geoff Johns told The Source
"That meant I was charged with bringing out characters out of the comic book pages and into the vast world of television, film, animation and video games that is DC Entertainment.
"One of the first calls I got was from the director of the Fringe season finale - writer/producer/director Akiva Goldsman. He was shooting a scene in an alternate world where things weren't exactly like ours. Where even the smallest details were somewhat off. Including the comics.
"Together with executive producer Jeff Pinker, Akiva wanted to showcase an array of DC Comics that could’ve been... He wanted them to be as authentic as possible. Something only the hardcore would really recognise."
The covers were produced by a team of artists headed by Hank Kanalz and featuring work from Ivan Reis, Oclair Albert, Carlos D’Anda, JJ Kirby, Michael Lopez, and Oliver Nome.
They included variations on Crisis on Infinite Earths, The Dark Knight Returns and the 'Death of Superman' storyline.
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