YMMV / Infinite Crisis

YMMV: Infinite Crisis Comic

  • Complete Monster: Of all the Evil Counterparts Superman has had over the years, Superboy-Prime is easily the most repulsive one. While the reader could at first sympathize with him a little, since he lost his homeworld, it quickly becomes clear that he is nothing more than a selfish, immoral and absolutely ruthless sociopath who will stop at nothing to get what he wants. Throughout his numerous appearances, he has killed and crippled several Teen Titans (Superboy among them), massacred countless alternate Supermen (for being inferior to him) before blowing up their Homeworlds, carved his way through the Green Lantern Corps and the Legion of Superheroes, and killed his own girlfriend because she was repulsed by him. His most common excuse is that his victims brought it upon themselves. In Blackest Night, it seemed like he wanted to redeem himself, but he promptly threw his chance out of the window in his next appearance, when he tried to attack the Titans again.
  • Continuity Lockout: God help you entering this series, because there are at least 4 or 5 different lead up series to this story, from Day of Vengeance, to The OMAC project, to Identity Crisis, to plain old Countdown to Infinite Crisis. Not all of them are essential per se, but they all have some sort of impact on the story going in.
  • Designated Hero: The heroes in the book seem downright psychotic. Where to begin? Superboy jovially freeing the murderous Black Adam to help them despite the justified doubts of a comrade? Power Girl's non-reaction to a man's head being turned into hamburger meat in front of her? Given the premise, these could've been perfect examples of how dark the heroes of New Earth were becoming if they were ever called for these actions. Despite being one of the supposed true heroes, Kal-L doesn't exactly come off smelling like roses, either. When calling out Diana for how the Justice League are acting completely unheroic, one of the key points he lists is how their League "lobotomizes their adversaries"... ignoring that Dr. Light had raped Elongated Man's wife, and that the lobotomization in question was an accident anyway (they were attempting to "clean him up"). It certainly wasn't the choice a hero makes, but Supes' complete lack of understanding given the situation doesn't speak well of him.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: The series repeatedly brings up that Dick Grayson is Batman's favourite Robin, and in the end, Bruce, believing Dick is dead, was willing to kill Alexander Luthor Jr. It's touching and all... then came "Under the Hood", which featured a resurrected Jason Todd distraught that Bruce never killed the Joker to avenge his murder, and Bruce saying he thinks about it but would never cross that line. Except... he was about a second away from doing it for Dick. Parental Favouritism indeed...
  • Heartwarming in Hindsight: As Kal-L lay dying, he said "they're still out there". While it could mean anything, he could be referring to the multiverse. Almost a decade later, the multiverse was restored at the end of Convergence.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Infinite Crisis might as well be an illustrated companion to all the arguments over the Darker and Edgier tone that the DC Extended Universe has adopted.
  • Memetic Mutation: Retcon Punch! note 
  • Moral Event Horizon:
    • Alexander Luthor has crossed it from before the story started and just kept on going. Superboy-Prime crosses it towards the middle by murdering lesser known heroes, Superboy and at the end by killing Golden Age Superman.
    • Alex's concrete crossing was probably in the lead-in series Villains United, when he kills Pariah.
  • Never Live It Down: Everyone assumes Wonder Woman is going to try and kill someone.
    • Superboy-Prime literally punching the wall of reality, due to how ludicrous it is even for comic standards.
  • Squick: Prime carving his own chest. Wouldn't be so bad, if he didn't look like he had rabies or something...
  • What Do You Mean, It's Not Political?: The first issue features Uncle Sam, the Anthropomorphic Personification of the United States, being shot In the Back by a Private Military Contractor (Deathstroke to be specific) and landing face-down in a pool of oil. The story came out at the height of The War on Terror, a conflict immensely controversial due to, among other things, the role of military contractors and oil companies in profiteering off it.
  • The Woobie: Golden Age Superman, especially after his Lois dies.

YMMV: Infinite Crisis Video Game

  • Awesome Art: All of the alternate universe champions have great designs.
  • Crazy Awesome: Atomic Wonder Woman's Weapon of Choice is a staff with a chainsaw on one end!
  • Memetic Mutation: "WHERE IS MY DEATHSTROKE!?" Deathstroke is one of the most requested champions, followed by the likes of Lex Luthor (who has been confirmed) and Nightwing. Turbine apparently thrives on the tears of fans as they release more obscure characters like Katana or Krypto instead.
    • Photoshopping Starro's parasite on other champions' faces.
    • Arcane Supergirl is hot.
  • Too Good to Last: It's decent, and one of the better non-juggernaut MOBA games so far. It got released in Steam... and shortly after, the closing down in August 2015 is announced.