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YMMV: Crisis on Infinite Earths

  • Fountain of Memes: Pick a cover. Any cover. They'll all become iconic (though probably the #1 is Superman holding a dead Supergirl.)
  • Hilarious in Hindsight / Harsher in Hindsight: Psycho Pirate's Madness Mantra ends with "These days... y-you just never know who's going to die... and who's going to live." Hello, The Dark Age of Comic Books!
  • Jerkass Woobie: The Psycho Pirate is a sicko and a coward yet it is easy to pity him when he goes mad from fear.
  • Narm: "It's not fair. She shouldn't have died for me. Where is he? The Anti-Monitor. I... I want to kill him for this!" It's the horrible punctuation that really sells it.
    • That one panel where the Anti-Monitor appears to be air-guitaring.
    • Uncle Sam's speech to the gathered heroes is really hard to take seriously. Of course, that might have been the point, as right afterwards the line "What a cornball!" is said about him.
    • Did poor Wally really have to say twelve little no's followed by one big one when he sees Barry Allen's empty costume?
  • Tearjerker: Even if you thought pre-Crisis DC was a mess, it's still pretty upsetting to see several different alternate continuities come to an end in a single story.
  • The Woobie: Pariah.

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