Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Randomness: Underworld Unleashed Promotional Flyer
More promotional goodness from the dark days of lore we call the 1990s! This was unearthed while cleaning out all of my junk which was accumulating in my closet. I remember the hype for Underworld Unleashed, and thinking it was a great idea (ah to be an idiot 14 year old again), but the only issues of it I ever bought were the Superman ones, as those were the only DC comics I was reading at the time. Mainly I remember the "real" Lex Luthor coming back, with a bald head and bushy red eyebrows. But those comics have long been sold.
I don't know how much of the fallout from this series is still around. I think Major Disaster still has his probability powers (put to amazing use in The Flash by Waid and Augustyn), and Ocean Master still has his magic staff, but beyond that I got nothing. The other thing I remember being hyped about this series is that it had a special Fifth Color being used in it -- and Five, of course, is One Higher Than Four. So that makes it better by default.
And while there aren't as many goofy-sounding series on this promo piece as there were on the Zero Hour one, I do have to say that "event fatigue" folks can see that DC was putting out tie-in one shots to suspect events years before Dan DiDio was around. So there's that, at least.
Anyone out there have some memories of Underworld Unleashed?