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  Crisis on Infinite Earths - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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.
The term "Crisis" was a word used frequently in DC Comics of the time, as it denoted an inter-dimensional crossover, such as the yearly Justice League/Justice Society crossovers that began with "Crisis on Earth-Two".
Crisis was used by DC as an opportunity to wipe much of its slate clean and make major changes to many of their major revenue-generating comic book series.
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 Infinite Crisis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Infinite Crisis was a sequel to DC's 1985 limited series Crisis on Infinite Earths.
The 2004 limited series Identity Crisis was not originally labeled as part of the story, but the Prelude to Infinite Crisis special later labeled it as a tie-in.
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.
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 Earth 2 Superman — Crisis On Infinite Earths
Earth 2 Superman Crisis On Infinite Earths
Crisis on Infinite Earths is a much loved series so I would expect that the figure line would get the same treatment, especially with characters we may only see done once in plastic form.
Earth 2 Superman is no exception and I am sure it will be very soon that it won’t be on the shelves for long, especially with his popularity increase since Infinite Crisis.
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 The Greatest Comics - Crisis on Infinite Earths #1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Not only was it the starting point for the re-introduction of every major DC character, it also marked the beginning of a universe in which major heroes died and stayed dead, millions of lives could be snuffed out on a whim, and a hero's life could be dramatically changed without warning.
The slate was wiped clean by the actions in Crisis, and a new generation of DC writers and artists were eager to make their own mark upon it.
Crisis also caught the attention of the mainstream media, who for the most part saw comics as juvenile entertainment.
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 Crisis on Infinite Earths
Crisis on Infinite Earths was a twelve-issue comic book limited series (or maxiseries) and crossover event, produced by DC Comics in 1985 in order to simplify their fifty-year-old continuity.
Also, Infinite Crisis appears to be an attempt to address the perception on the part of some that the DC Universe, and comics in general, has become too dark and "gritty".
Crisis (along with other crossovers and "event" comics of the period) was parodied by Simpsons Comics' Radioactive Man series: Radioactive Man #679 (Sept 1994), entitled "Who Washes The Washmen's Infinite Secrets Of Legendary Crossover Knight Wars?" by Steve Vance.
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 IGN: Crisis on Infinite Earths: The Absolute Edition Review
Crisis on Infinite Earths wasn't the first Crisis in the DCU, but it became the single defining event in the long history of the publishing giant.
Crisis took 50 years of continuity, nearly a half-dozen different universes and hundreds of characters, squeezed them all together and came out with one shiny new playground that has existed for the past two decades.
Crisis on Infinite Earths is a crucial turning point for DC Comics.
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 Crisis on Infinite Earths
Due to the nature of the story, fans and readers were kept literally on the edge of their seats as they had no way to know whether or not their favourite characters would make it through the series unscathed.
As such, Crisis on Infinite Earths was devised as a way to clear the confusion by streamlining every thing into one single universe and have the characters start anew with a clean slate.
With Harbinger's revelation that is was the Oan Krona's experiment 10 billion years ago that brought the Anti-Monitor into contact with the positive-matter universes, thus setting the stage for his plans, the heroes and villains have decided to call a truce.
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 The Unofficial Comics Crossover Index - Crisis on Infinite Earths   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
As heroes kept hopping from Earth to Earth to defeat their enemies, it got confusing trying to keep track of who was from which earth.
A notable epilogue to the Crisis series is The History of the DC Universe (1986), a post-Crisis, two-volume chronology of the DC Universe, written by Marv Wolfman and illustrated by George Perez.
The plot as such is simple: Harbinger, in the aftermath of the Crisis, attempts to chronicle every historical event in the DC Universe, from the dawn of creation to the end of time.
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 Crisis on Infinite Earths - Uncyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Crisis on Infinite Earths (henceforth "crisis") was an event that happened in 1895, when The Anti-Monitor (otherwise known as Jimbo Wales in some circles) came to the conclusion that in all of multiple realities, there was too much information to be recorded and written about.
Strange things happened after the Crisis, such as Ambush Bug becomes the Apex Preditor after he finds the Anti-Monitor's Armor and decided to put it on, causing the even more confusing Infinite Crisis.
Although some of it did, but only after Infinite Earths were released when Alex Luthor of Earth-3 made the Anti-Monitor fart them out of his arse after Alex Luthor of Earth-3, Superman of Earth-2, Superboy Prime, Lois Lane of Earth-2 hid in a pocket universe before Crisis of Infinite Earths via a plot-hole.
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 Infinite Crisis - Uncyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
DC Comics had done a Crisis on Infinite Earths aka COIE series and it had confused the readers.
Identity Crisis - Heroes had undergone Identity Crisises and created their own sockpuppet identities, it was revealed that Ambush Bug had found the Anti-Monitor's armor and that this would make him the Apex Predator for the upcoming Infinite Crisis.
So DC created Prelude to Infinite Crisis and Countdown to Infinite Crisis by trying to explain the events that were happening, all the while killing the sockpuppet C-List super hero known as The Blue Bettle.
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 THE HIGH HAT | MARGINALIA: DC's Crisis on Infinite Earths
Its setting is the tableau of infinite worlds it seeks to destroy, like a parody of the ancient algebra of the occultists mentioned by Alastair Crowley who were trying to work the infinite equation of God down into a single number.
In a way, Crisis on Infinite Earths is a paean to this one figure, an inspiration and an unmatched presence both in comics history and in the series itself: Superman.
Marv Wolfman intended Crisis on Infinite Earths to prune away the DC multiverse into a unified single universe with all the strengths of DC’s classic Golden Age combined with the Silver Age renaissance as a launching pad for new stories.
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For those of you who have only heard of the original Crisis or don't know many details beyond "the multiple earths were eliminated and lots of heroes and villains died," Wolfman told THE PULSE how the series came about.
My thought was to eliminate the multiple Earths, to simplify the universe and to let new readers come to DC without having to know 45 plus years of DC history.
Crisis was a company book and every major plot point (not story point but how something would have ramifications on the rest of the DCU) had to be approved by more people than approved the Manhattan Project.
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 Important Events | The Crisis
Crisis on Infinite Earths was a 12-issue comic book mini-series published in Superman in Action Comics # 1127-1138 in which damage done to the multiverse, and in general Earth DC, by Dr.
Crisis # 2/1128- The Super Heroes attempt to stop destruction of the Monitor’s dimensional tuning forks so that the Earths can be joined together.
Crisis # 9/1135- Many of those killed in the Crossover are brought back to life.
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 Crisis on Infinite Earths... Animated? - Animation Insider
make an animated "Crisis" As they said in This interview, the purpose of the comic book crisis was to clean up the complex stuff going on in the DCU, and they don't need to do that in the animated universe.
Would be necessary a whole season to show Crisis (one for each part, and the last part for the last two episodes or the last episode to show the consequences).
Crisis was DC's attempt to clean up the convoluted mess their comics had become (and still required a few other events to try to fix up the remaining messes).
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 WPage / The Annotated Crisis
Legends of the DC Universe: Crisis on Infinite Earths
Crisis was the first series to have a huge cast, with tie-ins to dozens of titles, and long-lasting repercussions.
The Patternfall War is the Crisis, and the Crisis is the Patternfall War.
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 Amazon.com: Crisis On Infinite Earths: Books: Marv Wolfman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Since the crisis is 20 years old, it's not really a spoiler to point out that the emotional crux of the story is the twin sacrifices of Supergirl and the Flash to literally save all existence.
He was just one of the many casualties of Crisis on Infinite Earths, a comic book mini-series put out by DC Comics in an attempt to "clean up the mess they'd made" by creating hundreds of alternate Earths with different heroes on each one.
Marv is writing a special story for "Infinite Crisis Secret Files" which will supposedly draw a clear line between the Crisis of 1985 and this year's (2005) DC Comics cross-over event.
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 Movie Poop Shoot - COMICS 101
By the 1980s, editorial and fan opinion on the device was split: some felt the multiple Earths were far too confusing and served as an obstacle to the new reader, while others felt the concept unique and lots of fun if handled correctly, and that it encouraged new readers to learn more about DC’s universe.
Before the Earth’s heroes could fully take in their reborn universe, the Anti-Monitor played his final gambit: he plucked the Earth itself from its orbit and transplanted it into his anti-matter universe, there to more easily destroy it and clear the way for the destruction of all life.
Through the concerted efforts of the newly united Earth’s superheroes, the Anti-Monitor is finally destroyed, with the final blow coming from the original Superman of Earth-Two, who elects to remain behind to make certain the Earth is able to safely return to its own universe.
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 Amazon.com: Crisis on Infinite Earths: Books: Marv Wolfman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Crisis on Infinite Earths was a comic book maxiseries that set the tone for every superhero crossover storyline that followed it.
He was the writer of the classic history-changing miniseries Crisis on Infinite Earths from which this novel is adapted.
Crisis on Infinite Earths is Marv's fourth novel.
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 Amazon.co.uk: Crisis on Infinite Earths: Books: Marv Wolfman,George Perez   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Crisis on Infinite Earth was a massive 12-comic attempt by DC to clean up its continuity and there really hasn't been anything like it since, in terms of sheer scale, scope and ramifications on the industry itself.
The heroes must face and battle an entity from the anti-matter world that is intent on destroying Earth and all its alternate incarnations, wiping out billions on lives in the process.
Back in 1985, when huge multi-part crossovers and 'event' storylines were unheard of, Crisis on Infinite Earths rocked comicdom with a literally Earth-shattering epic that impacted on every character in the DC Universe and beyond.
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 JLA: Crisis On Infinite Earths Series 1 Set
Crisis on Infinite Earths redefined the DC Universe by collapsing the Multiverse into one single universe...for a time at least anyway.
In celebration of the 20th Anniversary of Crisis on Infinite Earths, a new series of action figures will be debuting later this summer.
Robin of Earth 2 - As an adult, the Earth 2 Robin continued the battle against crime, wearing an updated uniform until finally giving his life during the final battle against the Anti-Monitor.
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Then as we developed and planned the direction for the DCU, the story began to crystallize.  One thing we knew for sure was that we needed to create a story and event that could carry on the name and tradition of the original maxi series.
DD: Identity Crisis came along at the right time and really captured the tone and direction I was hoping to establish in the DCU.  Other stories were being planned at that time, but they would have been hard pressed to match the impact of that series.
NRAMA: The nature of the threat in Infinite Crisis — in Crisis on Infinite Earths it was the Anti-Monitor.
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 Crisis on Infinite Earths   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
As alternate earths are systematically destroyed, the Monitor quickly assembles a team of super-heroes from across time and space to battle his counterpart and stop the destruction.
Crisis on Multiple Earths: The Team-Ups 1 (Flash 123, 129, 137, 151; Green Lantern 40; Showcase 55-56; Brave And The Bold 61; w Gardner Fox, John Broome; a Carmine Infantino, Gil Kane, Murphy Anderson).
Infinite Crisis Companion (1-shot follow-ups to each of the preceding; w Bill Willingham, Dave Gibbons, Greg Rucka and Gail Simone; a Justiniano, Ivan Reis, Jesus Saiz, Dale Eaglesham).
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 Infinite Crises - From Crisis on Infinite Earths to Infinite Crisis - Chronological List of Trade Paperbacks and ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
At the point that the last chapters of this book were originally released, Infinite Crisis was already well underway, so references are made to characters that have not yet been introduced at this point in your reading.
Identity Crisis is an incredible story that shakes the foundation of much of the DC Universe and sets forth events that pave the way for Infinite Crisis.
Power Girl is an immediate precursor to Infinite Crisis, in which she attempts to correlate her conflicting origins, just as we have seen previously with Donna Troy.
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Q: Crisis #5 is almost solely responsible for hooking me on comic books at the age of 10.
It's a bit unfortunate that the remainder of the issue is little more than exposition for the rest of the series, but riding along while various heroes and villains from different Earths and eras are brought together is, nonetheless, a fanboy's delight.
CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #5 page 7-8, art by George Pérez and Jerry Ordway.
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