DC’s ‘Through the ’80s: The End of Eras’ Collection to Include Alan Moore’s ‘Twilight of the Superheroes’ Proposal

DC will once again capitalize on the popularity of the 1980’s with a new hardcover collection, DC Through the ’80s: The End of Eras, featuring of some of the best stories from the decade, but it will also include the previously unreleased text of Alan Moore’s Twilight of the Superheroes proposal.

Twilight of the Superheroes is a fabled unproduced comic cross-over project from Moore and DC, that would have provided an Elseworld’s style ending for all of the DC heroes, in a restored Post-Crisis multiverse. The story was supposed to take place in a future ruled by superhero dynasties and feature the final battle between old and new heroes, villains, and aliens. 

DC Through the ’80s: The End of Eras will not only include Moore’s pitch for the series, but in addition, new essays by Jack C. Harris, Elliot S. Maggin, J.M. DeMatteis, Andy Kubert, and others will look back on the DC comics of the day.

As far as comics go, DC Through the ’80s: The End of Eras will feature a collection of Pre-Crisis stories curated by writer and former DC publisher Paul Levitz, highlighted by Alan Moore and Curt Swan’s “Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?” Superman story, crossovers between Batman and Superman and the Golden Age versions, and even Wonder Woman and Steve Trevor teaming up to battle some pesky gremlins.

The entire line-up consists of: Action Comics #583, Detective Comics #500, The Flash #296-298, Jonah Hex #54-55, Superman #423, House of Mystery #286, #290, #294-295, #300, #308, #321, Warlord #42, Wonder Woman #311-312, The Brave and the Bold #200, Weird War Tales #93, Time Warp #2 and #3, G.I. Combat #288, Blackhawk #258, DC Comics Presents Annual #1, Super Friends #36, and Sgt. Rock #345, #347, #368, and #387.

DC Through the ’80s: The End of Eras goes on sale December 15, 2020. The massive 520-page hardcover will retail for $49.99 and will be available at finer comic book shops and book stores everywhere.

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