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Infinite Crisis


Cover to Infinite Crisis #1.
Art by George Pérez Image File history File links Download high resolution version (400x630, 484 KB)Cover to Infinite Crisis #1. ... New Teen Titans #1. ...

Publisher DC Comics
Format limited series
Publication dates 2005-2006
Number of issues 7
Main character(s) DC Universe
Creative team
Writer(s) Geoff Johns
Penciller(s) Phil Jimenez, Jerry Ordway, George Pérez, Ivan Reis
Inker(s) Andy Lanning
Colorist(s) Jeremy Cox, Guy Major
Creator(s) Geoff Johns, Phil Jimenez

Infinite Crisis was a seven-issue limited series of comic books published by DC Comics, beginning in October of 2005. It was written by Geoff Johns and illustrated by Phil Jimenez, George Pérez, Ivan Reis, and Jerry Ordway. Each issue was released with two variant covers: one by Pérez, and one by Jim Lee and Sandra Hope. DC Comics is an American comic book and related media company. ... Cover to the History of the DC Universe trade paperback. ... Geoff Johns (born 25 January 1973 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American comic book writer, best known for his work for DC Comics. ... Cover to DC Special: The Return of Donna Troy #1. ... The covers of both the hardcover and the softcover versions of the Power of Shazam! graphic novel by Ordway. ... New Teen Titans #1. ... Ivan Reis (real name Rodrigo Ivan dos Reis ), born 1976 in São Paulo, is a Brazilian comic book artist. ... The limited series is a term referring to a comic book series with a set finite number of issues. ... A comic book is a magazine or book containing the art form of comics. ... DC Comics is an American comic book and related media company. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Geoff Johns (born 25 January 1973 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American comic book writer, best known for his work for DC Comics. ... Cover to DC Special: The Return of Donna Troy #1. ... New Teen Titans #1. ... Ivan Reis (real name Rodrigo Ivan dos Reis ), born 1976 in São Paulo, is a Brazilian comic book artist. ... The covers of both the hardcover and the softcover versions of the Power of Shazam! graphic novel by Ordway. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


The series storyline was a sequel to DC's 1985 limited series Crisis on Infinite Earths. It revisited characters and concepts from that earlier Crisis, including the existence of DC's Multiverse. Some of the characters featured were alternate versions of comic icons such as an alternate Superman named Kal-L, who came from a place called Earth-Two. A major theme was the nature of heroism, contrasting the often dark and conflicted modern-day heroes with memories of "lighter" and ostensibly more noble and collegial heroes of American comic books' earlier days. For other uses, see Sequel (disambiguation). ... This article is about the year. ... Crisis on Infinite Earths was a 12-issue comic book limited series (identified as a 12-part maxi-series) and crossover event, produced by DC Comics in 1985 in order to simplify their fifty-year-old continuity. ... A depiction of several alternate Earths within the Multiverse and the different variations of the Flash inhabiting each Earth. ... Parallel universe or alternate reality in science fiction and fantasy is a self-contained separate reality coexisting with our own. ... Superman is a fictional character and comic book superhero , originally created by American writer Jerry Siegel and Canadian artist Joe Shuster and published by DC Comics. ... Not to be confused with Kal-El, the mainstream Superman. ... An American comic book is a small magazine originating in the United States containing a narrative in the comics form. ...


The story's plot was initiated when the superheroine Donna Troy died in 2003's Teen Titans/Young Justice crossover, Graduation Day. A 2004 limited series Identity Crisis also retroactively labeled[citation needed] it as a tie-in. DC officially began leading up to the new Crisis with a one-shot issue Countdown to Infinite Crisis, followed by four six-issue limited series that tied into and culminated in Infinite Crisis. For other uses, see Superhero (disambiguation). ... Donna Troy is a fictional character, a superheroine in the DC Universe. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Teen Titans, also known as “The New Teen Titans”, “New Titans”, or “The Titans”, a DC Comics superhero team. ... Young Justice was a DC Comics superhero team consisting of teenaged heroes. ... This article is about the DC Comics series. ... Retroactive continuity – commonly contracted to the portmanteau word retcon – refers to the act of changing previously established details of a fictional setting, often without providing an explanation for the changes within the context of that setting. ... In the American comic book industry, the term one-shot is used to denote a pilot comic or a stand-alone story created to last as one issue. ... Cover to Countdown to Infinite Crisis. ...


Once the Crisis was completed, DC used the One Year Later event to move the narratives of most of its DC Universe series forward by one year. The weekly series 52 began publication in May 2006, and depicts some of the events which occurred between Infinite Crisis and One Year Later. One Year Later event logo. ... 52 is the title of a comic book limited series published by DC Comics, which debuted on May 10, 2006, one week after the conclusion of the seven-issue Infinite Crisis. ...

Contents

Lead-ups

Infinite Crisis was announced in March 2005. The event was kicked off with the release of Countdown to Infinite Crisis (previously referred to as "DC Countdown" to keep the true title of the upcoming limited series a secret[citation needed]). Countdown to Infinite Crisis was followed by four six-issue limited series: The OMAC Project, Rann-Thanagar War, Day of Vengeance, and Villains United, as well as a four-part limited series DC Special featuring the return of Donna Troy. These first four limited series each had a special tie-in issue, released at monthly intervals during the Infinite Crisis event. Cover to Countdown to Infinite Crisis. ... The limited series is a term referring to a comic book series with a set finite number of issues. ... The OMAC Project #1; cover by Jose Ladronn. ... Rann-Thanagar War #1; cover by Ivan Reis and Marc Campos. ... Day of Vengeance #1; cover by Walter Simonson. ... Villains United is a six-issue comic book limited series, written by Gail Simone with art by Dale Eaglesham and Wade von Grawbadger, published by DC Comics in 2005. ... The limited series is a term referring to a comic book series with a set finite number of issues. ... Donna Troy is a fictional character, a superheroine in the DC Universe. ...


Tie-ins

As is the norm for a large-scale comics crossover, Infinite Crisis featured a large number of tie-ins. Before the announcement of the event, books such as Adam Strange and Identity Crisis were often described as being tied into bigger plans. After Countdown, a number of books were identified as tie-ins to the four mini-series. Thus, although Infinite Crisis itself is only seven issues long, dozens of publications dealt directly or indirectly with the plot elements. Adam Strange is a fictional superhero published by DC Comics. ... This article is about the DC Comics series. ...


Some of these books (such as the JLA "Crisis of Conscience" storyline which ended with the Justice League's lunar Watchtower being destroyed, leading directly into Infinite Crisis #1) were of direct and major importance. A cutaway of the JLA Watchtower on the moon. ...


Synopsis

Alexander Luthor and Superboy-Prime, the main antagonists of Infinite Crisis. Art by Phil Jimenez.
Alexander Luthor and Superboy-Prime, the main antagonists of Infinite Crisis. Art by Phil Jimenez.

The story begins in the wake of the four lead-in limited series, with Superman, Wonder Woman, and Batman feuding, the JLA Watchtower destroyed, and the heroes of the world all facing a variety of menaces. Over this backdrop, Kal-L (the Earth-Two Superman), along with Earth-Two Lois Lane, Earth-Three Alexander Luthor, and Superboy-Prime escape from the pocket universe where they had been trapped at the end of Crisis on Infinite Earths.[1] Kal-L seeks out his cousin, Power Girl, also a survivor of Earth-Two. Believing Lois' health will improve on her native world, he hopes to replace the current Earth with Earth-Two, which he considers perfect.[2][3] Image File history File links Download high resolution version (692x700, 319 KB)Art from Infinite Crisis #3, by Phil Jimenez. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (692x700, 319 KB)Art from Infinite Crisis #3, by Phil Jimenez. ... The limited series is a term referring to a comic book series with a set finite number of issues. ... Superman is a fictional character and comic book superhero , originally created by American writer Jerry Siegel and Canadian artist Joe Shuster and published by DC Comics. ... For other uses, see Wonder Woman (disambiguation). ... Batman (originally referred to as the Bat-Man and still referred to at times as the Batman) is a DC Comics fictional superhero who first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939. ... Not to be confused with Kal-El, the mainstream Superman. ... First appearance of Earth-Two Earth-Two was a fictional reality within the stories of DC Comics. ... For the Dutch girl group, see Loïs Lane. ... Earth-Three is a fictional alternate universe set in the DC Comics Universe. ... Alexander Luthor, Jr. ... Superboy-Prime is a fictional character, a superhero turned supervillain in the DC Universe. ... Pocket universes are a type of very small parallel universe sometimes found in science fiction and fantasy. ... Crisis on Infinite Earths was a 12-issue comic book limited series (identified as a 12-part maxi-series) and crossover event, produced by DC Comics in 1985 in order to simplify their fifty-year-old continuity. ... Power Girl (real name Kara Zor-L, also known as Karen Starr) is a DC Comics superhero, making her first appearance in All Star Comics #58 (January/February 1976). ...


Kal-L tries to enlist Batman's support, stating that the Post-Crisis Earth's inherent "bad" nature caused Batman's recent mistrust and hostility. Batman refuses. Afterward, he learns Superboy-Prime destroyed the JLA Watchtower.[4]


Alexander reveals to Power Girl that he and Superboy-Prime had been leaving their "paradise" for some time, manipulating events to help create an inter-dimensional tuning fork. Using the Anti-Monitor's remains and captured heroes and villains specifically attuned to former universes (Power Girl among them), Alex restores Earth-Two, un-populated except for the Earth-Two heroes transported there.[5] The Anti-Monitor is a fictional comic book supervillain, the antagonist of the 1985 DC Comics miniseries Crisis on Infinite Earths. ...


Superboy-Prime attacks Conner Kent, this world's Superboy. Multiple super-teams intervene. Superboy-Prime kills several heroes before the Flashes and Kid Flash force him into the Speed Force, assisted by speedsters already within it. Jay Garrick, the only speedster left behind, says the Speed Force is now gone.[5][6] Superboy, also known by his Kryptonian name Kon-El and his human alias Conner Kent, is a fictional superhero in the DC Comics Universe. ... The Flash is a name shared by several DC Comics superheroes. ... Bartholomew Bart Allen II is a fictional character, a superhero in the DC Comics Universe. ... Bart Allen surrounded By the Speed Force after absorbing it. ... Jay Garrick is a fictional character, a superhero in the DC Comics universe and the first to use the name Flash. ...


Seeking to create a perfect world, Alexander restores many alternate Earths. The Earth-Two Lois dies, and an aggrieved Kal-L and the younger Superman Kal-El fight until Wonder Woman separates them.[7][8][9] Bart Allen (wearing Barry Allen's costume and aged to adulthood) emerges from the Speed Force, warning that he and the other speedsters were unable to hold Superboy-Prime, who returns wearing armor that stores yellow sun radiation to empower him. Barry Allen is a fictional character, a superhero in the DC Comics universe and the second Flash. ...


Batman's strike force destroys Brother Eye. Alexander selects and merges alternate Earths, trying to create a "perfect" world, until Firestorm blocks his efforts. Conner, Nightwing, and Wonder Girl release the Tower's prisoners.[10][11] Fighting each other, Conner and Superboy-Prime collide with the tower, destroying it. The multiple Earths recombine into a "New Earth" as Conner dies in Wonder Girl's arms. The OMAC Project #1; cover by Jose Ladronn. ... This article is about the DC Comics hero and former sidekick of Batman. ... Cassandra Cassie Sandsmark, aka Wonder Girl, is a DC Comics superheroine. ...


When a horde of supervillains attack Metropolis,[12] heroes fly off to the rescue. Superboy-Prime takes off to destroy Oa, planning to collapse the Universe. Superboy-Prime kills many Green Lanterns trying to stop him before Kal-L and Kal-El carry him toward Krypton's remains, now essentially a huge cloud of kryptonite. Flying through Krypton's red sun, Rao, destroys Superboy-Prime's armor and causes all three Kryptonians' powers to dissipate. Landing on the sentient planet (and GLC member) Mogo, they fight. After Kal-El finally knocks Superboy-Prime out, Kal-L dies in the arms of his cousin, Power Girl. Krypton is a fictional planet in the DC Comics universe. ... This article is about the fictional substance. ... The fictional Green Lantern Corps is an intergalactic police force featured in DC Comics, particularly series featuring the superhero Green Lantern, Earth’s member of the group. ... Mogo is a fictional character in the DC Comics universe, a superhero and member of the Green Lantern Corps. ...


Back on Earth, Batman contemplates shooting Alex, but is discouraged by Wonder Woman allowing Alex to escape.

Superboy-Prime at the conclusion of Infinite Crisis. Art by Phil Jimenez.
Superboy-Prime at the conclusion of Infinite Crisis. Art by Phil Jimenez.

Wonder Woman, Batman, and Superman later meet up in Gotham. Wonder Woman plans to find out who she is. Batman plans a similar journey of self-discovery, revisiting the training of his youth, this time with Dick Grayson and Tim Drake joining him. Superman retires from superheroics until his powers return.[13] Image File history File links Sprimepr. ... Image File history File links Sprimepr. ... Cover to DC Special: The Return of Donna Troy #1. ... This article is about the DC Comics hero and former sidekick of Batman. ... Timothy Tim Drake is a fictional character in the DC Comics universe. ...


Hiding in an alley in Gotham City and making new plans, Alexander Luthor is found by Lex Luthor and the Joker. Angry at being left out of the Society, the Joker kills Alex. This article is about the fictional place. ... Lex Luthor (Alexander Luthor) is a fictional DC Comics supervillain and is the primary antagonist of the Superman franchise. ... “The Joker” redirects here. ...


The Green Lantern Corps imprison Superboy-Prime inside a red Sun-Eater. The series ends with him carving an S into his chest with his bare hands and declaring that he has been in worse places than his current prison and has escaped.[14] The fictional Green Lantern Corps is an intergalactic police force featured in DC Comics, particularly series featuring the superhero Green Lantern, Earth’s member of the group. ... This page meets Wikipedias criteria for speedy deletion. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Hard cover revisions

The hardcover collecting all seven issues of Infinite Crisis includes several changes in dialogue, most of which relate to the nature of Earth-Two.[15]


Also changed is the two-page spread near the end of the book, where a new George Pérez image is substituted. Four additional pages of art by Phil Jimenez were added. An interview section included as an afterword explains the reasoning behind some of these alterations. New Teen Titans #1. ... Cover to DC Special: The Return of Donna Troy #1. ...


Novelization adaption

Ace Books, under the imprint of The Berkley Publishing Group and published by The Penguin Group, released a novelization adaption written by Greg Cox with an introduction by Mark Waid. (October 2006). Cover Art by Daniel Acuna. Cover design by Georg Brewer. Text design by Tiffany Esteicher. ISBN 0-441-01444-5 Greg Cox is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous Star Trek novels, including The Eugenics Wars, (Volume One and Two), The Q Continuum, Assignment: Eternity, and The Black Shore. ... Mark Waid (born March 21, 1962 in Hueytown, Alabama) is an American comic book writer. ...


The novel was primarily adapted from the seven-issues mini-series published by DC Comics (December 2005 to June 2006). Additional materials on the book was adapted from: DC Comics is an American comic book and related media company. ...

  • Aquaman #37 (February 2006)
  • Day of Vengeance: Infinite Crisis Special (March 2006)
  • Gotham Central # 38 (February 2006)
  • JLA #119 (November 2005)
  • JSA Classified #4 (December 2005)
  • Rann/Thanagar War: Infinite Crisis Special (April 2006)
  • Teen Titans #32 (March 2006)
  • Wonder Woman (vol. 2) #223–224 (January and February 2006)

Audiobook

GraphicAudio produced an audiobook of the novelization of Infinite Crisis. The audiobook spans two volumes with 6 CDs each and features a full cast, music and sound effects. Volume 1 released May 2007 runs 6 hours, and Volume 2 released June 2007 runs 7 hours.


Voice cast credits as follows:

  • Barbara Pinolini… Black Canary, Pantha, Zatanna, Rampage, various
  • Bruce Rauscher… Green Arrow, Bart Allen, Zauriel, Phantom Stranger
  • Casey Jones…The Ray, Koryak, The Riddler, Dr. Psycho, Shift, Clayface , Slig
  • Cate Torre…Troia (Donna Troy), Phantom Lady, Gypsy, Nightshade, Maxine Baker, Saturn Girl
  • Chris Rohan… Kyle Rayner ( Green Lantern), Tigorr, Robin
  • Christopher Graybill…Blue Devil, Adam Strange, Johnny Quick, George Taylor, Doctor Light, Ocean Master
  • Christopher Walker…Psycho Pirate, Damage, Power Ring, The Eel, Warp, Risk, various
  • Colleen Delany…Wonder Woman, Jade, Dolphin, Jaime’s friend Brenda
  • Corrie James…Artemis, Renee Montoya
  • Dan Smith…Arsenal, Cosmic Boy
  • David Coyne…Aquaman, Hawkman, Booster Gold, Jaime Reyes (Blue Beetle), Guy Gardner (Green Lantern), Air Wave, The Calculator, Ragman, The Ratcatcher, Bobo the detective chimp
  • Delores King Williams…Phillipus, Starfire, Crimson Avenger, Vixen, Mogo, TV Commentator
  • Doug Krentzlin….Spyhunter, Wild Dog, Morgue Assistant, Mayor of Bludhaven, various
  • Dylan Lynch…Hal Jordan (Green Lantern), Ralph Dibny (Elongated Man), Max Mercury, various
  • Elliot Dash…Mr. Terrific, Jakeem Thunder, Earth 97’s Superman
  • Faith Potts…Martha Kent, Female Guardian, Pathologist
  • Jacinda Bronaugh…Ellen Baker, Enchantress, Cheetah, various
  • James Konicek…Superman 1 & 2, Mongul, Bizarro
  • James Lewis…Nightwing, Firestorm, John Stewart (Green Lantern), Dr. Polaris, Jimmy Olsen, various
  • Jeff Baker…Alexander Luthor, Lex Luthor , Alan Scott, Captain Comet, TV Commentator
  • Jim Lawson…Barry Allen, Metamorpho, Gorilla Grodd, S.T.R.I.P.E., various
  • Karen Carbone…Power Girl, Supergirl, Linda Parks, Cliff Baker
  • Ken Jackson…Crispus Allen, Black Adam, Skeets, OMACs , Charlie the OMAC, Houngan
  • M. B. Van Dorn….Wonder Girl, Gemini, Shikari, Flamebird, Kid Quantum
  • Michael Glenn…The Flash (Wally West), Tempest, Nightmaster, Sinestro, Beast Boy, Klarion, Hourman, Superboy-Prime.
  • Michael Replogle…Animal Man, Dane Dorrance, Zoom, Jonathan Kent, Breach, Stanley and his Monster (both)
  • Mort Shelby…Wildcat, Kilowog, Vulko, Martin Stein, Deathstroke, King Of Spades, Marine Marauder
  • Nanette Savard…Lois Lane 1 & 2, Sigourney Arnundsen, Io, Aquagirl, JLA Computer, Silver Banshee, Arashi, Flash of Earth 97, Joker of Earth 97, Billy Batson
  • Nathanial Perry… Mick Wong, various
  • Richard Rohan…Batman, The Spectre, Superboy, Black Condor, Red Tornado, Vril Dox, The Joker, Monsieur *Mallah, Brother Eye, Red Star, Bane
  • Susan Lynskey…Mera, Mary Marvel, Star Sapphire, Hawkgirl, Deep Blue, various
  • Ted Stoddard ….Shazam, Guardian of the Universe
  • Terence Aselford…Ganthet, Captain Marvel, Uncle Sam, Felix Faust, Jay Garrick, Rising Sun, Sebastian Faust, Captain Marvel, Jr., TV Commentator, various
  • Thomas Penny…J’onn J’onnz, Cyborg, Black Lightning, Black Manta, TV Commentator
  • Tim Carlin…Perry White, Jim Corrigan, Captain Malrey, various
  • Vanessa Benjamin…Phobia, Shining Knight, Earth 97’s Green Lantern

Consequences

In the course of the DC Comics event Infinite Crisis (the seven-issue limited series, its lead-in stories, and various tie-ins), numerous characters died, went missing, returned from death or long absences, took new superhero identities, or underwent other significant changes as individual characters. ... In the course of the DC Comics event Infinite Crisis (the seven-issue limited series, its lead-in stories, and various tie-ins), several events in the DC Universes past were retroactively altered by either Superboy-Prime or the separation and re-merging of alternate Earths. ...

Aftermath

52 is the title of a comic book limited series published by DC Comics, which debuted on May 10, 2006, one week after the conclusion of the seven-issue Infinite Crisis. ... Blüdhaven is a fictional city in the DC Universe. ... The Spectre is a fictional cosmic entity and superhero who has appeared in numerous comic books published by DC Comics. ... One Year Later event logo. ...

Series canceled during the "Infinite Crisis" event

A number of series were cancelled with the one year later jump. Some ended outright, like Batgirl, Gotham Central, and Batman: Gotham Knights, while others were suspended and restarted later like JLA, Flash, and Wonder Woman. Additionally, Adventures of Superman returned to its original title of Superman, while the book that had previously been coming out as Superman since 1987 was cancelled, thus making the Superman line's two books, Superman and Action Comics, match the Batman line's Batman and Detective Comics. Batgirl is a DC Comics superhero. ... Gotham Central was a police procedural comic book series that was published by DC Comics. ... Batman: Gotham Knights was one of several alternate titles for Batman: The Animated Series. ... For the animated television series, see Justice League (TV series) or Justice League Unlimited. ... The Flash is a name shared by several DC Comics superheroes. ... For other uses, see Wonder Woman (disambiguation). ... This article is about the comic book. ...


Editorial planning

DC Comics executive editor Dan DiDio stated that Infinite Crisis was being hinted at in various stories for two years prior to its launch, starting with the "death" of Donna Troy.[16] The leadup was mostly understated until the release of the Adam Strange limited series in 2004, at which point industry press began to report that DC was planning a very large event, mentioning the titles Teen Titans, The Flash, and JSA, all written by Geoff Johns. [citation needed] Dan DiDio is an American comic book editor and executive. ... Donna Troy is a fictional character, a superheroine in the DC Universe. ... Adam Strange is a fictional superhero published by DC Comics. ... The Teen Titans, also known as “The New Teen Titans”, “New Titans”, or “The Titans”, a DC Comics superhero team. ... Wally West is a fictional character, a superhero in the DC Comics Universe, the first Kid Flash and the third Flash. ... The Justice Society of America, or JSA, is a DC Comics superhero group, the first team of superheroes in comic book history. ...


With Countdown to Infinite Crisis, Infinite Crisis began to visibly affect DC's editorial policy. Geoff Johns and Grant Morrison moved into editorial positions in addition to their writing duties, respectively to coordinate coherence of the DC Universe and to handle reimaginings of several characters. Mark Waid signed exclusively with DC, receiving a similar editorial role. DC replaced its official decades-old logo (the "DC bullet") with a new one (the "DC spin") that debuted on the first issue of DC Special: The Return of Donna Troy. Grant Morrison (born January 31, 1960) is a Scottish comic book writer and artist. ... Mark Waid (born March 21, 1962 in Hueytown, Alabama) is an American comic book writer. ...


Aside from marking a major editorial shift within DC Comics, Infinite Crisis was a return to large company-wide crossovers of a sort that had been uncommon since the downturn of the comics industry in the 1990s.

Kal-L fighting Kal-El, in art based on the cover to Action Comics #1. Art from Infinite Crisis #5, by Jerry Ordway.

Image File history File links Crisis5p3. ... Image File history File links Crisis5p3. ... Cover of Action Comics #1, which featured the debut of Superman. ...

Homages to DC Comics history

  • Jim Lee's cover of issue #6 has Superboy's shirt draped in the background like Superman's cape when he died.[17]
  • The S-Shield that Superboy-Prime carves into his chest is reminiscent of promotional art for "The Death of Superman" storyline.
  • Mongul's appearance in Infinite Crisis #1 has the same panel framing from Alan Moore's "For the Man Who Has Everything", sans Jason Todd.[18]
  • The first splash page of Kal-L fighting Kal-El with one throwing a green, 1930-vintage vehicle at the other is based on the cover art of Action Comics #1.
  • The original Superboy, Kal-El, had a similar battle with Conner Kent in a Zero Hour story. He even says the same line, "You're not Superboy!" before his first strike.[19]
  • In issue #7, Bane breaks the back of Judomaster, a DC hero, almost exactly as he did to Batman in the Batman: Knightfall storyline.[14]
  • When recounting her history, the Earth-Two Wonder Woman (Diana Prince) is surrounded by images re-drawn from early issues of Sensation and Wonder Woman comics, originally drawn by H. G. Peter.[7]

Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Superman #75 (Jan. ... Zero Hour: Crisis in Time was a 1994 comic book miniseries and crossover storyline that ran in DC Comics. ... Bane is a fictional character, associated with DC Comics Batman. ... A Charlton Comics super hero created in 1965 by writer Joe Gill & artist Frank McLaughlin in Special War Series #4 Cover. ... Batman (originally referred to as the Bat-Man and still referred to at times as the Batman) is a DC Comics fictional superhero who first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939. ... For other uses, see Wonder Woman (disambiguation). ... Harry G. Peter (born March 8, 1880 in California) was a newspaper illustrator and cartoonist, long resident in San Francisco. ...

References to Crisis on Infinite Earths

  • The skies turn red, as they are throughout the original Crisis.
  • The Omacs fill the red skies above Metropolis not unlike the shadow demons from the original Crisis.
  • Kal-L crying after the death of the Earth-Two Lois Lane is reminiscent of the death of Supergirl.[20]
  • The Anti-Monitor Tower Alexander Luthor and Superboy-Prime build resembles the towers used by the Monitor.
  • Shazam is killed and his power used to fuel the villain's Tower, much like the Monitor was killed to power his own.
  • The panels from issue #7 depicting a conversation between Jay Garrick and Bart Allen mirrors the conversation Garrick had with Wally West in the original Crisis.[21]
  • The creation of "New Earth" resembles the collapse of the Multiverse.[22]
  • The cover of issue #5, with Kal-L fighting Kal-El, resembles the panel in which Kal-L knocks Kal-El out so that he can fight the final battle with the Anti-Monitor.[23]
  • When Black Condor is run through by an energy blast by Sinestro, it mirrors a similar panel in the original Crisis between, respectively, Supergirl and the Anti-Monitor.[24]

Jay Garrick is a fictional character, a superhero in the DC Comics universe and the first to use the name Flash. ... Bartholomew Bart Allen II is a fictional character, a superhero in the DC Comics Universe. ... Wally West is a fictional character, a superhero in the DC Comics Universe, the first Kid Flash and the third Flash. ... A depiction of several alternate Earths within the Multiverse and the different variations of the Flash inhabiting each Earth. ... Black Condor is the name of three DC Comics superheroes who have all been members of the Freedom Fighters. ... Sinestro is a fictional alien supervillain in the DC Comics Universe. ...

References

  1. ^ Infinite Crisis #1 (2005)
  2. ^ Infinite Crisis #2 (2005)
  3. ^ JSA #82 (2006)
  4. ^ Infinite Crisis #3 (2006)
  5. ^ a b Infinite Crisis #4, 2006
  6. ^ Teen Titans #31 (2006)
  7. ^ a b Infinite Crisis #5 (2006)
  8. ^ Superman vol. 2 #226-227 (2006)
  9. ^ Adventures of Superman #648 & #649 (2006)
  10. ^ Teen Titans vol. 3 #32 (2006)
  11. ^ Infinite Crisis #6 (2006)
  12. ^ Infinite Crisis Special: Villains United (2006)
  13. ^ "Up, Up, and Away"
  14. ^ a b Infinite Crisis #7 (2006)
  15. ^ # ^  Counting Down in the DCU with Dan Didio. Retrieved on February 10, 2006.
  16. ^ Superman vol. 2 #75 (1992)
  17. ^ Superman Annual #11, 1985
  18. ^ Superboy #8 (1994)
  19. ^ Crisis on Infinite Earths #7 (1985)
  20. ^ Crisis on Infinite Earths #12 (1985)
  21. ^ Crisis on Infinite Earths #10-11 (1985)
  22. ^ Crisis on Infinite Earths #12, 1985
  23. ^ Crisis on Infinite Earths #8 (1985)

One Year Later event logo. ... is the 41st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

External links

  • Dan DiDio: Crisis Counseling Session 3 (newsarama.com)
  • Your Guide to Infinite Crisis (over 140K words)
  • Infinite Crises list of trades spanning Crisis on Infinite Earths to Infinite Crisis
  • The Annotated Infinite Crisis Page by page, panel by panel notes on Infinite Crisis
  • An audio preview of the audiobook by GraphicAudio

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