History Comicbook / CrisisOnInfiniteEarths

10th Feb '17 2:22:03 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* CosmicRetcon: If not the first official use, then the one that everyone remembers out-of-universe, but nobody does in-universe. (Everyone but one man, locked in Arkham Asylum hint hint...)



* CosmicRetcon: If not the first official use, then the one that everyone remembers out-of-universe, but nobody does in-universe. (Everyone but one man, locked in Arkham Asylum hint hint...)
26th Jan '17 7:34:36 PM ZoeyPosthuman
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** Oddly played with in the very beginning with Ultraman of Earth-Three. Despite being a super-villain, he smiles at Power Ring, tells him he'll fight until the very end, and charges into the anti-matter wall to his death.

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** Oddly played with in the very beginning with Ultraman of Earth-Three. Despite being a super-villain, he smiles at Power Ring, tells him he'll fight until the very end, and charges into the anti-matter wall to his death. Goes to show, heroic and brave aren't the same thing.
25th Dec '16 10:05:12 AM Basara-kun
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** Earth-Prime, DC Comics' analog of "the real world", from which Superboy-Prime came, seen mostly in the ''Superman'' title tie-in stories.

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** Earth-Prime, DC Comics' analog of "the real world", from which Superboy-Prime ComicBook/SuperboyPrime came, seen mostly in the ''Superman'' title tie-in stories.
26th Oct '16 2:48:26 AM TitoMosquito
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: In the ''Who's Who'' guidebooks, it is said that if Kal-L, Earth-Two Lois Lane, Earth-Three Alexander Luthor, Jr. and Superboy-Prime ever returned to the surviving universe, it would mean its destruction... they just didn't specify ''[[ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis how]]''.
1st Aug '16 8:58:22 AM Tron80
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->Worlds will live. Worlds will die.
24th Apr '16 11:41:07 AM JudasZala
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* ContinuityReboot: The Crisis' ending was essentially a reboot with an in-universe explanation. The most obvious are ''ComicBook/TheManOfSteel'', ''ComicBook/BatmanYearOne'', ''ComicBook/WonderWoman: Gods and Mortals'', ''The Legend of Comicbook/{{Aquaman}}'', ''ComicBook/CaptainAtom'', and ''ComicBook/{{Shazam}}: A New Beginning''/''The Power of Shazam!''. ''GreenLantern: Emerald Dawn'' came a few years later.

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* ContinuityReboot: The Crisis' ending was essentially a reboot with an in-universe explanation. The most obvious are ''ComicBook/TheManOfSteel'', ''ComicBook/BatmanYearOne'', ''ComicBook/WonderWoman: Gods and Mortals'', ''The Legend of Comicbook/{{Aquaman}}'', ''ComicBook/CaptainAtom'', and ''ComicBook/{{Shazam}}: A New Beginning''/''The Power of Shazam!''. ''GreenLantern: ''Franchise/GreenLantern: Emerald Dawn'' came a few years later.



* PyrrhicVictory: Uncountable googol plexes worth of people die in meaningless terror and agony, and the sole remaining universe gets {{Retcon}}ned into a DarkerAndEdgier, BloodierAndGorier universe for many years afterward. As Jonathan Woodward's ''[[https://www.prismnet.com/~woodward/chroma/crisis.html The Annotated Crisis on infinite Earths]]'' memorably put it, "The current DC Universe is built on a foundation of corpses."

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* PyrrhicVictory: Uncountable googol plexes worth of people die in meaningless terror and agony, and the sole remaining universe gets {{Retcon}}ned into a DarkerAndEdgier, BloodierAndGorier universe for many years afterward. As Jonathan Woodward's ''[[https://www.prismnet.com/~woodward/chroma/crisis.html The Annotated Crisis on infinite Infinite Earths]]'' memorably put it, "The current DC Universe is built on a foundation of corpses."
24th Apr '16 11:39:59 AM JudasZala
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* PyrrhicVictory: Uncountable googol plexes worth of people die in meaningless terror and agony, and the sole remaining universe gets {{Retcon}}ned into a DarkerAndEdgier, BloodierAndGorier universe for many years afterward. As one fansite memorably put it, "The current DC Universe is built on a foundation of corpses."

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* PyrrhicVictory: Uncountable googol plexes worth of people die in meaningless terror and agony, and the sole remaining universe gets {{Retcon}}ned into a DarkerAndEdgier, BloodierAndGorier universe for many years afterward. As one fansite Jonathan Woodward's ''[[https://www.prismnet.com/~woodward/chroma/crisis.html The Annotated Crisis on infinite Earths]]'' memorably put it, "The current DC Universe is built on a foundation of corpses."
13th Apr '16 10:06:49 PM SpideyTerry
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* WideEyedIdealist: During his final run, Barry insists there is always hope to save the world.
7th Apr '16 10:45:52 AM CaptainCrawdad
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''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'' was followed by a companion volume, ''The History of the DC Universe'', which attempted to lay out a new, concise narrative for Franchise/TheDCU; it's still worth a read as a snapshot of a bygone time in comics with beautiful art by George Perez.

Because of the holes in continuity it left behind, ''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'' has spawned several CrisisCrossover sequels that have attempted, with varying success, to make sense of the mess. These include 1994's ''[[ComicBook/ZeroHour Zero Hour: Crisis in Time]]'', 2006's ''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis'', 2007's ''ComicBook/FiftyTwo'', 2008's ''ComicBook/FinalCrisis'', and 2009's ''ComicBook/BlackestNight''. Much of the Creator/GeoffJohns era as head creative mind for GreenLantern also ties in directly with Crisis (specifically the Anti-Monitor). The in-universe ramifications of the Crisis were also a recurring theme of the late-'80s MindScrew series ''Comicbook/AnimalMan''. Much of its imagery and backstory was referenced in ''ComicBook/JLAAvengers''.

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''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'' ''Crisis on Infinite Earths'' was followed by a companion volume, ''The History of the DC Universe'', which attempted to lay out a new, concise narrative for Franchise/TheDCU; it's still worth a read as a snapshot of a bygone time in comics with beautiful art by George Perez.

Because of the holes in continuity it left behind, ''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'' ''Crisis on Infinite Earths'' has spawned several CrisisCrossover sequels that have attempted, with varying success, to make sense of the mess. These include 1994's ''[[ComicBook/ZeroHour Zero Hour: Crisis in Time]]'', 2006's ''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis'', 2007's ''ComicBook/FiftyTwo'', 2008's ''ComicBook/FinalCrisis'', and 2009's ''ComicBook/BlackestNight''. Much of the Creator/GeoffJohns era as head creative mind for GreenLantern also ties in directly with Crisis (specifically the Anti-Monitor). The in-universe ramifications of the Crisis were also a recurring theme of the late-'80s MindScrew series ''Comicbook/AnimalMan''. Much of its imagery and backstory was referenced in ''ComicBook/JLAAvengers''.
3rd Apr '16 11:04:25 PM JudasZala
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* MilestoneCelebration: ''Crisis'' was released during DC Comics' 50th anniversary.
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