Return to the glory days of superhero crossovers with the ’80s impressed The Wrong Earth – Purple

It’s that point of right here – large summer season superhero occasion announcement season. We have your Judgement Day at Marvel, your Flashpoint Beyond at DC… however for followers of the unique superhero comics crossover occasions, they lack a sure nostalgic high quality … you realize, from the ’80s. Well, now somebody is filling that void with The Wrong Earth: Purple.

The Wrong Earth: Purple #1 foremost cowl (Image credit score: Jamal Igle (AHOY Comics))

Spinning out of the meta multiversal creator-owned sequence The Wrong Earth by Tom Peyer and Jamal Igle, the May one-shot The Wrong Earth: Purple by Stuart Moore and Fred Harper takes the franchise’s Batman-esque hero Dragon-Fly and drenches him in ’80s nostalgia.

“The Wrong Earth: Purple is Fred’s and my love letter to the ’80s,” Moore tells Newsarama. “That decade wasn’t just big hair, shoulder pads, and George Michael music – it was a dark time of angel dust, Wall Street greed, and bloodthirsty vigilantes. It also saw the birth of modern comics and the modern superhero movie, which made it the perfect setting for our very own, rubber-suited Dragon-Fly. So close your eyes, let that sax solo wash over you, and repeat after me: You belong to the city. You belong to the night…”

The Wrong Earth: Purple #1 variant cover

The Wrong Earth: Purple #1 variant cowl (Image credit score: Jerry Ordway (AHOY Comics))

If you are buzzing alongside to these lyrics, that is Glenn Fry’s ‘You Belong to the City‘; recorded again within the ’80s particularly for the seminal Miami Vice TV sequence.