History Comicbook / CrisisOnInfiniteEarths

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.
23rd Dec '15 7:02:29 PM Tork
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** It's even lampshaded in the story. After all the earths merge, it's noted that people know Supergirl died but can't remember ''how.''
23rd Dec '15 7:00:07 PM Tork
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* OpportunisticBastard: After the Anti-Monitor seemingly flees the universe following Flash destroying his cannon, Luthor and Brainiac decide it's a ''great'' time to gather every single villain in the Multiverse that's still alive and conquer the remaining planets. Once the Spectre informs everyone that the Anti-Monitor is going to undo existence at the dawn of time, they agree that allying with the heroes must be done to ensure their own survival.
23rd Dec '15 6:43:53 PM Tork
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* BadGuysDoTheDirtyWork: Subverted. While Darkseid probably gave the Anti-Monitor a fatal blow (the Anti-Monitor is only a decaying, exploding ball of energy after Darkseid uses Alex Luthor to fire Omega beams at him), it's ultimately Superman of Earth-Two that fittingly delivers the killing blow, punching the ball into a star.


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** If you were from Earth-Two with an exact counterpart on Earth-One, you were screwed.


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** Psimon does this in Luthor and Brainiac's cadre of villains. [[spoiler: Fortunately for Luthor, Psimon underestimates Brainiac who completely obliterates Psimon's brain.]]
23rd Dec '15 6:30:41 PM Tork
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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.
23rd Dec '15 6:24:10 PM Tork
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