Crisis On Infinite Earths

 COIE   (DC, 1985-1986, 2002)

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This twelve-issue maxi-series brought together almost every DC character ever created and destroyed most of the alternate Earths. A must-have for serious fans, this title cleared up inconsistencies in DC continuity and provided an epic, bitter-sweet story to boot. Among the heroes who came to their final end were Supergirl, Dove, the Barry Allen Flash, and Immortal Man. The heroes and villains left after the crises settled in one merged Earth, allowing for more interaction between DC heroes in the future.

Unfortunately, the destruction of the alternate Earths created several new problems for DC, since the old stories that took place on them had to be explained or “retconned” (“retroactive continuity”) away. To this day, fans have trouble making sense of the post-Crisis timelines of star-spanning DC groups like The Legion of Super-Heroes. This eventually necessitated DC’s Zero Hour: Crisis in Time series, meant to clean up their continuity for good.

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#1

  4/1/1985
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1st appearance of Pariah; 1st appearance of Harbinger; 1st appearance of Alexander Luthor Jr.; Wraparound cover; Destruction of Earth-3Marv Wolfman, Len WeinGeorge Pérez

#2

  5/1/1985
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1st appearance of Anti-Monitor (voice)Marv Wolfman, Robert GreenbergerGeorge Pérez

#3

  6/1/1985
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1st Appearance of Nighthawk (modern); Death of Gunner; Death of Johnny Cloud; Death of Kid Psycho; Death of Losers; Death of Nighthawk; Death of Sarge; Death of Captain StormMarv Wolfman, Robert GreenbergerGeorge Pérez

#4

  7/1/1985
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1st Appearance of Doctor Light II; 1st Appearance of Lady Quark; Death of The Monitor; Death of Liana; Death of Lord VoltMarv Wolfman, Robert GreenbergerGeorge Pérez

#5

  8/1/1985
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1st appearance of Anti-MonitorMarv Wolfman, Robert GreenbergerGeorge Pérez

#6

  9/1/1985
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1st appearance of Wildcat (Yolanda Montez)Marv Wolfman, Robert GreenbergerGeorge Pérez

#7

  10/1/1985
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Death of Supergirl (Kara Zor-El); Origin of the DC Multiverse; Origin of Monitor; Origin of Anti-Monitor; Origin of PariahMarv WolfmanGeorge Pérez, Jerry Ordway

#8

  11/1/1985
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Death of the Flash (Barry Allen)Marv Wolfman, George PérezGeorge Pérez

#9

  12/1/1985
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1st Appearance of Doctor Spectro in DC universe; Death of Lex Luthor (Earth-2)Marv Wolfman, George PérezGeorge Pérez

#10

  1/1/1986
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Death of Aquagirl; Death of Chemo; Death of Icicle (Joar Mahkent); Death of Immortal Man; Death of Maaldor; Death of Mirror Master (Sam Scudder); Death of Psimon; Death of Shaggy Man; Death of Starman (Prince Gavyn)Marv Wolfman, George PérezGeorge Pérez

#11

  2/1/1986
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1st appearance of Ghost (at DC); Death of Angle ManMarv Wolfman, George PérezGeorge Pérez

#12

  3/1/1986
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1st appearance of Flash (Wally West); Death of Dove (Don Hall); Death of Lori Lemaris; Death of Prince Ra-Man; Death of Clayface (Matt Hagen); Death of Bug-Eyed Bandit (Bertram Larvan); Death of Sunburst; Death of Anti-Monitor; Wonder Woman reborn; Final issueMarv Wolfman, George PérezGeorge Pérez, Jerry Ordway

Book #1

  9/1/2002
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Collects issues #1-12Marv WolfmanGeorge Pérez

Book #1 (2nd printing)

  1/1/2000
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Collects issues #1-12Marv WolfmanGeorge Pérez

Book #1 (3rd printing)

 
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Collects issues #1-12Marv WolfmanGeorge Pérez

Book #1 (4th printing)

 
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Collects issues #1-12Marv WolfmanGeorge Pérez

Book #1 (5th printing)

 
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Collects issues #1-12Marv WolfmanGeorge Pérez

Book #1 Variation A

 
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Collects Crisis on Infinite Earths #1-12 and History of the DC Universe #1-2Marv WolfmanGeorge Pérez

Book #1 Hardcover

 
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Hardcover; Silver slipcover; Collects issues #1-12; Wraparound cover by George Perez and Alex Ross; Comes in a foil stamped slipcase; Includes a 21"x32" poster version of the“Death of Supergirl" cover from Crisis on Infinite Earths issue #7, ca. 1998Marv WolfmanGeorge Pérez, Alex Ross

Deluxe Set #1 Variation A

 
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Absolute Edition; Hardcover; Collects Crisis On Infinite Earths #1-12Marv Wolfman 

Deluxe Set #1 Hardcover

 
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Deluxe slip-case set includes hardcover collection of issues #1-12 plus hardcover Compendium collecting The Official Crisis on Infinite Earths Index and Official Crisis Crossover IndexMarv WolfmanGeorge Pérez