In possession of the Anti-Life Equation, Darkseid is determined to remake mankind in his dark image and destroy reality itself in the process. Can the most powerful superheroes on Earth--and across the Multiverse!--stop the madness? And when the Final Crisis reaches its inevitable climax, who will step up and make the ultimate sacrifice? Written by visionary creator Grant Morrison (All-Star Superman) and illustrated by a bullpen of comics' top artists, including J.G. Jones, Doug Mahnke and Carlos Pacheco, the DC Essential Edition of Final Crisis collects DC Universe #0, Final Crisis #1-7, Final Crisis: Superman Beyond #1-2, Final Crisis: Submit #1, Batman #682-683 and over 70 pages of bonus material from the creators! The DC Essential Edition series highlights the best standalone series the medium has to offer, featuring comics' greatest characters. For new readers and longtime fans, Final Crisis is a definitive entry point to the DC Universe's vast library. Start with the Essentials.