History Trivia / CrisisOnInfiniteEarths

3rd Apr '16 11:04:44 PM JudasZala
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* MilestoneCelebration: ''Crisis'' was released during DC Comics' 50th anniversary.
1st Jan '16 8:04:27 AM Blazer
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** It is stated in the Absolute Crisis companion that the only reason Supergirl's death got approveded, was that the Helen Slater Supergirl movie flopped so hard and so badly, that no one at the corporate level would care that she died.
** Marv Wolfman has stated that he had an out to bring Barry back: while running to his death in Crisis #8, he bounced around pretty much through a great number of points in time (as seen in the series itself) but during several of these "pit stops", Barry would not immediately be sent back to continue running, so long as he didn't use his super speed powers to run (as when he ran, he would randomly be picked back up and resume his death sprint. Barry would make one of these involuntary "pit stops" after the events of Crisis for an indeterminate length of time; the knowledged that any time he used his power to run, that Barry would risk abandoning his friends and family and continue onward to his death, would have a irreversible effect on Barry's personality as he realized that he he needed to enjoy what little time he had left and start enjoying life, before resuming said death sprint at any moment.

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** It is stated in the Absolute Crisis companion that the only reason Supergirl's death got approveded, approved, was that the Helen Slater Supergirl ''Film/{{Supergirl}}'' movie flopped so hard and so badly, that no one at the corporate level would care that she died.
** Marv Wolfman has stated that he had an out to bring Barry back: while running to his death in Crisis #8, he bounced around pretty much through a great number of points in time (as seen in the series itself) but during several of these "pit stops", Barry would not immediately be sent back to continue running, so long as he didn't use his super speed powers to run (as when he ran, he would randomly be picked back up and resume his death sprint. Barry would make one of these involuntary "pit stops" after the events of Crisis for an indeterminate length of time; the knowledged knowledge that any time he used his power to run, that Barry would risk abandoning his friends and family and continue onward to his death, would have a irreversible effect on Barry's personality as he realized that he he needed to enjoy what little time he had left and start enjoying life, before resuming said death sprint at any moment.
23rd Dec '15 6:20:33 PM Tork
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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: The reason the Anti-Monitor gets almost destroyed by Supergirl and redesigns his armor halfway through the series was George Perez realized that the initial design of the Anti-Monitor was really impractical when it'd come down to an actual fight (he had large, cumbersome cables running alongside his arms and his mouth is literally wired to the front of his chest, thus recreating a much more practical design.

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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: The reason the Anti-Monitor gets almost destroyed by Supergirl and redesigns his armor halfway through the series was George Perez realized that the initial design of the Anti-Monitor was really impractical when it'd come down to an actual fight (he had large, cumbersome cables running alongside his arms and his mouth is literally wired to the front of his chest, chest), thus recreating a much more practical design.
23rd Dec '15 6:20:06 PM Tork
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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: The reason the Anti-Monitor gets almost destroyed by Supergirl and redesigns his armor halfway through the series was George Perez realized that the initial design of the Anti-Monitor was really impractical when it'd come down to an actual fight (he had large, cumbersome cables running alongside his arms and his mouth is literally wired to the front of his chest, thus recreating a much more practical design.
20th Sep '15 10:02:22 PM PaulA
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** One original idea for the ending would be the Superman of Earth-1 fighting the Anti-Monitor at the end and dying. Earth-2's Superman would then remove aging makeup, revealing that he actually had not visibly aged past adulthood. Then the original Superman would take the place as the "main" Superman again. However, this ending was rejected when Creator/JohnByrne's ''ManOfSteel'' got greenlit.

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** One original idea for the ending would be the Superman of Earth-1 fighting the Anti-Monitor at the end and dying. Earth-2's Superman would then remove aging makeup, revealing that he actually had not visibly aged past adulthood. Then the original Superman would take the place as the "main" Superman again. However, this ending was rejected when Creator/JohnByrne's ''ManOfSteel'' ''ComicBook/TheManOfSteel'' got greenlit.
23rd Aug '14 8:35:06 AM Austin
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* ShoutOut
** Alexander Luthor, Jr.'s origin is a direct ShoutOut to Superman's origin, being a survivor of a doomed world (or in this case, a doomed universe) when he was just an infant.
30th Jul '14 12:36:24 AM tenryufan
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* RunningTheAsylum: The later revelation that Marv Wolfman had more or less been dreaming about this since he was ''ten'' led to a lot of accusations of this (in the negative sense) being thrown around, re: The DCU being one man's plaything for his childhood fantasies. (It's worth remembering that all of the DC higher-ups at the time signed off on it, though, so any "blame" has to be shared among a number of people.)
22nd Jun '14 8:32:46 PM MirrorNoir
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** ''The History of the DC Universe'' was to have been the final two issues of ''Crisis on Infinite Earths''. It ultimately was published (separately), but the fact that DC history was in flux and would stay that way for years made it useless as an actual guide to the post-Crisis DC Universe.
** Alex Ross's art book ''Mythology'' contained a rejected pitch he made (when he was still a teenager) to DC for Earth-10, a futuristic amalgamation of Earth-One and Earth-Two home to the Justice Union of Earth, which would've been part of the Crisis storyline. The team was an updated combination of the Justice League and the Justice Society with such likely updates as Green Bullet (Green Arrow), Johnny Nuclear (Johnny Thunder), and Galaxy Man (Starman).
** One original idea for the ending would be the Superman of Earth-1 fighting the Anti-Monitor at the end and dying. Earth-2's Superman would then remove aging makeup, revealing that he actually had not visibly aged past adulthood. Then the original Superman would take the place as the "main" Superman again. However, this ending would have been inconsistent with Creator/JohnByrne's ''ManOfSteel''.

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** ''The History of the DC Universe'' was to have been the final two issues of ''Crisis on Infinite Earths''. It ultimately was published (separately), but a year later with new material referencing the fact events of "Legends" as well as a couple of spoilers for then-upcoming storylines (such as Captain Atom and Rocket Red joining the JLI).
** Hal Jordan was supposed to die but was given a reprieve.
** The story itself underwent numerous revisions: earlier versions omit the "dawn of time" angle for a big bomb, a contrived negating of the genocidal tone of the series by revealing
that DC history was in flux everyone who died on the destroyed Earths didn't really "die" but had their life energy and would stay memories "merge" with their other universe counterparts, as well as establishing the plot point that way for years made it useless as an actual guide to the post-Crisis DC Universe.
** Alex Ross's art book ''Mythology'' contained a rejected pitch he made (when
story's big "hero vs villain" showdown was the Anti-Monitor's doing due to him kidnapping ALL of the surviving Earths villains and forcing them to fight the heroes to distract them from stopping the bomb he was still a teenager) to DC for Earth-10, a futuristic amalgamation of Earth-One and Earth-Two home to the Justice Union of Earth, which would've been part of the Crisis storyline. The team was an updated combination of the Justice League and the Justice Society with such likely updates as Green Bullet (Green Arrow), Johnny Nuclear (Johnny Thunder), and Galaxy Man (Starman).
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** One original idea for the ending would be the Superman of Earth-1 fighting the Anti-Monitor at the end and dying. Earth-2's Superman would then remove aging makeup, revealing that he actually had not visibly aged past adulthood. Then the original Superman would take the place as the "main" Superman again. However, this ending would have been inconsistent with was rejected when Creator/JohnByrne's ''ManOfSteel''.''ManOfSteel'' got greenlit.
** It is stated in the Absolute Crisis companion that the only reason Supergirl's death got approveded, was that the Helen Slater Supergirl movie flopped so hard and so badly, that no one at the corporate level would care that she died.
** Marv Wolfman has stated that he had an out to bring Barry back: while running to his death in Crisis #8, he bounced around pretty much through a great number of points in time (as seen in the series itself) but during several of these "pit stops", Barry would not immediately be sent back to continue running, so long as he didn't use his super speed powers to run (as when he ran, he would randomly be picked back up and resume his death sprint. Barry would make one of these involuntary "pit stops" after the events of Crisis for an indeterminate length of time; the knowledged that any time he used his power to run, that Barry would risk abandoning his friends and family and continue onward to his death, would have a irreversible effect on Barry's personality as he realized that he he needed to enjoy what little time he had left and start enjoying life, before resuming said death sprint at any moment.
3rd Dec '13 8:18:53 AM VicGeorge2011
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* ShoutOut
** Alexander Luthor, Jr.'s origin is a direct ShoutOut to Superman's origin, being a survivor of a doomed world (or in this case, a doomed universe) when he was just an infant.
30th Jul '13 8:35:06 PM TrustBen
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** One original idea for the ending would be the Superman of Earth-1 fighting the Anti-Monitor at the end and dying. Earth-2's Superman would then remove aging makeup, revealing that he actually had not visibly aged past adulthood. Then the original Superman would take the place as the "main" Superman again. However, this ending would have been inconsistent with JohnByrne's ''ManOfSteel''.

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** One original idea for the ending would be the Superman of Earth-1 fighting the Anti-Monitor at the end and dying. Earth-2's Superman would then remove aging makeup, revealing that he actually had not visibly aged past adulthood. Then the original Superman would take the place as the "main" Superman again. However, this ending would have been inconsistent with JohnByrne's Creator/JohnByrne's ''ManOfSteel''.
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