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  DC Comics
DC Comics is one of the largest companies in comic book and related media publishing.
DC's extended storylines in which Superman was killed and Batman was crippled, resulted in dramatically increased sales, but the increases were as temporary as the substitutes, and sales dropped off as industry sales went into a major slump.
DC's "100 Page Super-Spectacular" titles and later 100-page and "Giant" issues published from 1972 to 1974 featured a logo that was exclusive to these editions, the letters "DC" in a simple sans serif font, in a circle.
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 AtariAge - Atari Comic Books
In total, 10 different comic books were created, most of which were produced by DC Comics.
The Swordquest series of comics, also created by DC, accompanied the games of the same name and were part of a grand contest comprising four games with spectacular prizes created by the Franklin Mint.
The last two comics are Centipede, another DC creation, and a comic done internally for Yars' Revenge called The Qotile Ultimatum.
www.atariage.com /comics   (160 words)

 Multiverse (DC Comics) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
of Earth-Three - all survivors of the Multiverse—reappeared, and the former existence of the Multiverse was explicitly acknowledged.
DC's Silver Age heroes, including the original Justice League of America: police scientist Barry Allen as The Flash; Hal Jordan as Green Lantern; Thanagarian Katar Hol as Hawkman; and scientist Ray Palmer as the Atom.
Fawcett Comics publications of the 1940's and 1950's took place on this planet, with its predominant heroic teams being the Marvel Family, the Crime Crusader Club and the Squadron of Justice; while the main team of supervillains were the Monster Society of Evil.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/DC_Multiverse   (4689 words)

 List of DC Comics Universes - Uncyclopedia
Due to numerous continuity errors, retcons and non-canonical storylines, the universe portrayed in the comic books of DC Comics had to be treated by writers and fans as a massive multiverse of universes to prevent the whole shebang from collapsing into a lump of gibberish and fart jokes.
Of course, the readers didn't like the result of the writers' actions, so the writers introduced the concept of Hypertime, causing every DC Comics story ever to be canonical and valid.
All current universe names were coined during the beer-fuelled DC Universe Naming Party attended by all DC writers.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/List_of_DC_Comics_Universes   (620 words)

 Marvel Comics - Marvel Universe - A Wikia wiki
Marvel Comics was founded by established pulp-magazine publisher Martin Goodman in 1939 as an eventual group of subsidiary companies under the umbrella name Timely Comics.
In the wake of DC Comics' success reviving superheroes in the late 1950s and early 1960s, particularly with The Justice League of America, Marvel decided to follow suit.
Marvel was pioneering new methods of comics storytelling and characterization, addressing more serious themes, and in the process keeping and attracting readers in their teens and beyond.
marvel.wikia.com /wiki/Marvel_Comics   (3420 words)

 Movie Poop Shoot - COMICS 101
Although the series was by definition a little formulaic, with the team unfailingly meeting up at the beginning of each issue, meeting up with adversity in individual chapters, then reuniting to achieve victory in the final chapter, the stories had a surprising degree of social consciousness, championing such issues as democracy, charity, tolerance and brotherhood.
DC Comics (formerly National) editor Julius Schwartz decided to give superheroes another shot in 1956, with the revival of the Flash in the pages of SHOWCASE #4.
By the early 1980s, what was once a single DC Universe had now become the DC Multiverse, with at least 7 known parallel Earths, and presumably countless more waiting to be discovered.
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Over the years DC Comics had grown from its own beginning in Detective Comics and All-American, its universe had been doubled with the creation of parallel Earths and it was in the full steam of the Silver Age.
By this time the DC Universe or the Multiverse as it had become known was reaching critical density, the alleged continuity that we accept to day was much looser back then and much of it had to do with editorial structures.
From 1985 until recently the DC Universe had become a much smaller place, more Earth centric, all really ground breaking stories and tales were being told in the Vertigo imprint and those stories that pushed established fact were rendered out of continuity Elseworlds.
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 Multiverse (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.umd.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The term "multiverse" was coined in December 1960, by Andy Nimmo, then vice chairman of the British Interplanetary Society, Scottish Branch, for a talk to the Branch on the many-worlds interpretation of quantum physics which had been published in 1957.
A multiverse of a somewhat different kind has been envisaged within the 11-dimensional extension of string theory known as M-theory.
The popular comic book publishers Marvel Comics and DC Comics each have their own fictional multiverses that exist within the framework of their separate continuities.
multiverse.iqnaut.net.cob-web.org:8888   (1414 words)

 The DC LEGENDS Fanfic Project
The DC LEGENDS Project was established on April 21st, 1999.
DC Legends is a site for fans of all ages who share a common love for the Original Universe of DC Comics.
All DC characters, and their distinctive likenesses thereof, and all related indicia are trademarks of DC Comics (a division of Warner Bros.-A Time Warner Entertainment Company).
paratime.ca /dclegends   (304 words)

 Sequential Tart: The Multiverse Is/Was Dead. Long Live the Multiverse! - Why Many Worlds Are Better than One (vol ...
DC Comics is reintegrating the Multiverse into its main superhero line, and that's a good thing.
The Dark Knight Returns is now considered part of the DC Elseworlds series (as per The DC Comics Encyclopaedia), but the dark characterization of Batman seemed so much more genuine than what was seen in the regular comics, it was immortalized in the main DCU through Miller and David Mazzucchelli's Batman: Year One.
Meanwhile, mainstream comics were concerned with continuity minutiae, retreating from the larger world of cultural relevance and narrative possibilities.
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 Mike's Amazing World of DC Comics
As DC developed the multiverse approach in the 1960s, it was established that current heroes of the time existed on Earth-1.
DC eventually did away with the parallel Earth concept during "Crisis on Infinite Earths." In the time since Crisis, things have not become any easier to understand.
When discussing the pre-Crisis DC Universe, one hotly debated topic is where to draw the line between the Earth-1 and Earth-2 adventures of the 5 heroes that continued publication in the 1950s.
www.dcindexes.com /planet/weeklyplanet.php?issue=25   (1239 words)

 Exiles Comic books trade paperbacks statues   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Their mission is to correct problems that exist in the multiverse, a fictional set of multiple universes that comprise all physical existence.
One of the key factors in ensuring continuity of the Exiles comics, is that each time one of the main characters is killed, another is drawn from a different world to replace them.
X-World content and design are © 1999-2002 X-World Comics LLC and may not be reproduced, reprinted, excerpted, retransmitted, rebroadcast, or displayed in any way, shape, or form - excluding that which falls within the "fair use" provision of the copyright act as set forth by the U.S. Government - without prior written permission.
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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.
Geyser, who was trying to create a perfect universe, caused the DC Comics’ Crisis to replay itself.
AK Comics needed to condense their multiverse and to repair damage done to the timeline by Dr. Geyser and the Alternate Adam’s trip into Earth DC/1.
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 DC Comics Index
It wasn't the first company to produce comic books, but it may have been the first to be successful featuring original material.
In time censorship, or the threat of it, made it nearly impossible to create really interesting stories for superheroes, and by the early 1950s all but the most popular superheroes were being discontinued.
Because Earth-2 didn't directly affect the primary continuity of the major comics, the writers had the chance to explore how the characters' lives had actually played-out, without having to "reset" them to a traditional status at the end of each story.
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 Multiverse (Marvel Comics) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Note that in Marvel Comics, the concept of a continuity is not the same as "dimension" or "universe"; for example, characters like Mephisto and Dormammu hail from alternate dimensions and the Celestials from another universe, but they all nevertheless belong to Earth-616.
A Multiverse is the collection of alternate universes with a similar nature and a universal hierarchy.
The Omniverse is the collection of every single universe, multiverse, dimension (alternate or pocket) and realm mention in not only Marvel Comics but also encompassing DC Comics, Image, Dark Horse, Archie, Bongo Comics, and every universe ever mentioned or seen, including our own world.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Multiverse_(Marvel_Comics)   (4422 words)

 News You Can Use
Schwartz left the world of science fiction in 1944 to join the staff of All-American Comics (one of DC's predecessor imprints), where he was hired by Sheldon Mayer.
Schwartz's comics were noted for their rugged heroes, who were scientists, test pilots, and adventurers.
Schwartz helped move the comics industry forward again in the late 1960s by teaming Denny O'Neil and Neal Adams for the first time in DETECTIVE COMICS #395 (January 1970), which started the collaboration that still informs the portrayal of the Dark Knight today.
www.groundzerocomics.com /Schwartz.htm   (1154 words)

 DVD Talk Forum - Hypertime and Multiverse in DC Comics (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.umd.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
DC decided to do house cleaning, so Marv Wolfman wrote Crisis on Infinite Earths which, in the end, wiped out the multiverse, and in its place remained just one earth, one universe, and one history.
This is DC for you though...they have squandered their big bangs quite a bit since Crisis.
DC claims to be going for a more mature audience, but their best titles have been relegated to the Vertigo label, and even those aren't that great anymore.
www.dvdtalk.com.cob-web.org:8888 /forum/archive/index.php/t-105148.html   (1902 words)

This being DC’s third major convention appearance in seven weeks, DC Nation was not filled new news, but instead was a chance for fans to informally ask questions about the changing face of the DCU
DC Nation panels will take the place of the Crisis Counseling panels of the last year, and DC hopes to give away ½ million orange “DC Nation” buttons that debuted this weekend during this year’s con season.
Asked if DC was worried that younger readers won’t get Infinite Crisis and be familiar with the older characters, Didio said there is enough explanation in the story to understand, and Johns thought the complexity of the DCU was a positive.
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 The Fanzing Multiverse
LEGENDS, a bimonthly Amateur Press Association with a focus on comics and popular media -- DC Comics in particular.
All DC Comics characters, trademarks and images (where used) are ™ DC Comics, Inc.
DC characters are used here in fan art and fiction in accordance with their generous "fair use" policies.
www.fanzing.com /links/othercomics.shtml   (210 words)

 The Flash in Tangent Comics
Tangent Comics was a chance to re-invent a whole super-hero world using only the names of DC characters.
In Infinite Crisis #6 (2006), the DC Multiverse was temporarily recreated, with the Tangent heroes appearing on Earth-97.
All characters are the property of DC Comics and are used here without permission.
www.hyperborea.org /flash/tangent.html   (877 words)

The Multiverse was an infinite number parallel of universes each with their own version of the regular DC heroes.
Over the course of fifty years DC (not to mention Quality, Charlton or Fawcett) had amassed a back catalogue of stories, series and parallel worlds that was without rival in the industry.
The official line was that the DC Universe had become too complex for new readers to pick up and the decision was made to destroy an entire Multiverse.
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 DC Comics Unofficial Silver Age Appearance List
This appearance list will, when completed, include all the appearances of call the characters from DC's Golden and Silver Age, whether strictly in continuity or not, up until the Crisis on Infinite Earths united the multiverse into a constant universe.
If a series did not have any issues tagged as "Crisis" issues, an ending point of the Pre-Crisis multiverse was arbitrarily chosen within the publishing range [March 1985 to February 1986] of the Crisis on Infinite Earths maxi-series.
All character names, pictures, and pretty much everything on this web page is copyrighted DC Comics, Inc. This web page is not endorsed by DC Comics or Warner Bros. This page was created by either using Edit for DOS or Notepad.
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 Marvel Multiverse   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Each time a what if is asked, we enter a new Universe.In Marvel Comics they have been known to ask this question and in asking it, they have shown their readers the infinite Multiverse that is out there.
Suppose that during the time of the Crisis upon the Infinite Earths, the people of the DC Universe used the gate to escape over to this Earth until the crisis was over.
This is a role play room, please keep your ooc to a bare minimum in the open, confine it to pm whenever possible to not disrupt the flow of the room.
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 the Unofficial DC Comics Review
This is a new DC Comic book spinning out of the Infinite Crisis series Day of Vengeance.
It features a group of lesser known heroes all with ties to the magical community of the DC Universe.
In the DC Universe timeline its been one year since the Crisis and all that I can say about this storyline that doesn't even mention a JSA hero until the very end of the story is....
dccomicsreview.blogspot.com   (929 words)

 The Marvel/DC Combination Multiverse   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
In this universe, the continunity of Marvel & DC have been combine to create a new world of heroes, as well as villians!
These characters are the copyright property of Marvel Comic Group as well as DC Comics Group.
My sole intent in providing these stats is to interest people in the works of Marvel & DC Comics.
www.angelfire.com /games2/multiverse   (100 words)

 DC Comics
This is the story that changed the DC Universe forever.
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.
DC's greatest heroes including Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, and Aquaman, assemble to stop the menace, but as they watch both the Flash and Supergirl die in battle, they begin to wonder if even all of the heroes in the world can stop this destructive force.
dccomics.com /graphic_novels/?gn=1332   (126 words)

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