You’re reading The Complete Infinite Crisis, a Comprehensive and Encyclopedic look through the universe-changing superhero event published by DC from 2005 to 2006. Shelfdust are proud to provide a complete overview of the story, and everything that happens in it. We’ve had to get some experts in though – there’s so much going on that needs to be explained!
Oh baby we’ve heard the blues a-calling, and last week Matt Sibley helped to start unravel the tricksy continuity of Dr Frasier Crane. We heard about two of his past romances: one with Diane and one with someone called… Lilith. So what’s really going on with Frasier’s love-life, eh? Does he get around? To answer the question, we’re delighted to bring in a true expert in the field: Trungles!
Trungles! To get to the heart of Infinite Crisis I think what we really need to understand is Frasier’s sex life. Is he a dater at all?
Trungles: Frasier Crane, radio psychiatrist? I suppose you could call him that. His track record is a bit spotty, and he usually whiffs it by a two-thirds of the way through an episode, but yeah, I guess he’s a dater. He’s definitely more of a dater than a relationship guy.
I see. So why do you think he’s unable to settle down? Why can’t he find the right woman for him?
Trungles: Man, that’s a tough question. I think the central problem of Frasier’s haphazard love life is that his sense of self is always thwarted by reality, right? He says he wants a stimulating, challenging life partner, but once he finds a sensible woman with a sharp wit and great cheekbones, he immediately feels threatened.
I bet he thinks of himself as a heroine in one of those Nora Ephron movies. But while in his mind he’s Meg Ryan, just trying to have it all, he’s actually more what we might understand in today’s parlance as an incessant reply guy whose unwitting marks call in to him instead of the other way around. It’s a wonder Lilith put up with him for so long, but then again their relationship did largely pan out in a bar.
The big question then. Who is… Lilith?
Trungles: Is this a trick question? She’s the icy heartbeat of the Frasierverse! Even though she’s usually a foreboding off-screen presence by the time Frasier packs it off to Seattle, she’s no Maris. Lilith gets to swing in every once in a while to remind us that our man, Frasier, is in fact an entire clown about town in two callous remarks or less.
She is the comeback queen we all wish lived inside of us at high school reunions and tense professional mixers.
Lilith is an experience. Lilith is GOALS.
Thank you so much, Trung! This is absolutely riveting stuff, and vital to our dissemination of Infinite Crisis. But how does Frasier get all these people interested in him? Check back later this week as we’ll look further into this unexpected style icon!
Trungles is a cartoonist whose debut graphic novel “The Magic Fish” is now available. They also made the Star Spinner tarot deck through Chronicle Books, which you can find here. To follow Trungles on Twitter – which you absolutely must do, click here!