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DC Universe: Crisis on Infinite Earths: The Villain War

A Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover

by Martin Maenza, adapted and expanded from Crisis on Infinite Earths #9-10 by Marv Wolfman and George Pérez
published December 31, 2001

As the remaining Earths begin to merge together, Brainiac and Lex Luthor of Earth-One have a plan to take them all! With an army of super-villains gathered from all five Earths, they mount a carefully planned invasion of Earth-Four, Earth-S, and Earth-X, swiftly defeating those worlds’ heroes. An army of super-heroes from Earth-One and Earth-Two soon arrive to free the other three Earths, but with the numbers favoring the villains, can the heroes rally to beat the odds? Guest starring the Justice League of America, the Justice Society of America, the New Teen Titans, the Outsiders, Infinity Inc., the Doom Patrol, the Metal Men, the Marvel Family, the Freedom Fighters, and the Sentinels of Justice!

Showcase: Detective Convention: Who Killed the Angle Man?

by Martin Maenza
published November 21, 2001

A Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover

During the twenty-four-hour period that the five Earths are merged, a detective convention in Las Vegas turns serious when the costumed villain Angle Man is found dead! Who killed him and why? Five famed detectives and one policewoman — Jonni Thunder, Jonny Double, Harvey Bullock, Christopher Chance, Angel O’Day, and Liza Warner — are about to find out! Guest starring Earth-Four’s Michael Mauser!

Kid Flash: Wally West in Crisis

A Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover

by Hitman 44077, adapted and expanded from Crisis on Infinite Earths #9-12 by Marv Wolfman and George Pérez
published April 10, 2002

Wally West retired as Kid Flash months ago after being diagnosed with a terminal disease. The only thing that could bring him out of his retirement now is the Crisis on Infinite Earths! But Kid Flash is in for the shock of his life when he learns what happened to his uncle Barry Allen, the Flash! Witness these never-before-seen insights into the final traumatic days of the Crisis as seen through the eyes of Kid Flash!

The Flash: The Funeral of Barry Allen

A Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover

by Hitman 44077
published May 11, 2002

As Central City puts to rest two great men who were in fact one and the same — Barry Allen and the Flash — Kid Flash begins to think about his future now that he’s no longer dying! But as Wally West prepares to take on the role of the new Flash in his uncle’s honor, he finds that he has some big shoes to fill! See the heroes of the Justice League of America, the New Teen Titans, and other friends of the original Flash pay their respects to the hero who had been the Fastest Man Alive!

Amethyst, Princess of Gemworld: Out of the Shadows

by Libbylawrence
published July 5, 2010

After being blinded by Shadow Demons during the Crisis on Infinite Earths, Amethyst was informed by Doctor Fate that she is a daughter of a Lord of Order and quite possibly the most powerful being alive. But how much of this is true and how much misdirection? And when the new threat of the Starry Sky beings strikes the Gemworld, must the royal houses make a pact with their worst enemy in order to survive?

DC Comics Presents: Superman and the Human Target: Target: Clark Kent

by Harvey Kent
published September 23, 2000

Somebody wants Clark Kent dead! Christopher Chance, the Human Target, must keep him alive while Superman tracks down the would-be assassin!

The Night Force: The War of Darkness and Light

by Earth Elemental 99, Doc Quantum, JSAGL, and Martin Maenza
published July 9, 2001

John Constantine has spent months preparing the Swamp Thing for the war of darkness and light. But as he gathers a group of mystics at Baron Winters’ Georgetown Mansion, can even the combined power of this Night Force prevent the end of existence itself? Guest starring Doctor Occult of Earth-Two, Mento of the Doom Patrol, Sargon the Sorcerer, Zatanna the Magician, Zatara the Magician, and many others!

Superman Family: Recovery

by Starsky Hutch 76
published February 7, 2000

After Mr. Mxyzptlk dropped Argo City on Metropolis, Superman was left with a deadly case of green kryptonite poisoning. Will he survive? With a little help from his friends he just might. But to make it happen Superwoman and the Supergirl from the future must recover the fabled Sword of Superman.

Tales of the Bizarro World: The Last Bizarro

by Starsky Hutch 76
published March 21, 2000

When Mr. Mxyzptlk destroyed Bizarro World its leading citizen, Bizarro #1, fired a rocket containing his child into the center of his planet. Amazingly, he survived! Now if he can only survive the Superman Revenge Squad. Fortunately, he has some unseen help in the form of the Bizarro imp, Kltpzyxm.

Superman Family: Superwoman: A Bad Day

by Starsky Hutch 76
published May 14, 2002

Kristin Wells, a history professor from the 29th century, has only recently become the costumed Superwoman full-time, and most of her adventures are ahead of her. In this early case, Superwoman learns a hard lesson about being a hero.

Justice League of America: The Final Chapter

by JSAGL and Starsky Hutch 76
published February 21, 2000

Part 1 of The JLA Returns

At the end of the Crisis on Infinite Earths, the Justice League of America consisted of Steel, the Elongated Man, and the Martian Manhunter. Can this truly be the final chapter of the JLA? The answer is a definitive no, for out of the ashes of the old team comes a new Justice League. But when things come to a head between Green Arrow and Hawkman, the new League may be over before it starts. And just what is the mysterious Maxwell Lord and his Conglomerate team up to anyway? Can they eclipse the new JLA before it has really begun? Guest starring Batman and the Outsiders, and featuring the first appearances of the new Wonder Woman and the Beetle!

Captain Comet’s Rehab Squad: Suicide Mission

by Libbylawrence, with Doc Quantum
published March 3, 2000

With the Justice League in shambles and the Teen Titans in fragments following the events of the Crisis on Infinite Earths, who can protect the world from extraordinary menaces? Captain Comet is tapped to lead just such a super-team, but with its membership comprising not only new and inexperienced heroes but also villains seeking rehabilitation, he’s got his work cut out for him! And as if a sinister plot to destroy Superman was not enough, Captain Comet’s Rehab Squad also uncovers a massive conspiracy to mind-control the world’s business leaders! Introducing Starman and the Crimson Fox, and guest starring Batman and the Outsiders!

The New Titans: Fragments

by Libbylawrence and Doc Quantum
published February 9, 2001

In the aftermath of the Crisis on Infinite Earths the New Teen Titans were among those hit hardest of all, its members scattered far and wide. Thus Wonder Girl must lead a new team of Titans, formed from members old and new, on a seemingly routine mission, but the situation may prove more daunting than they could ever guess! Meanwhile, Nightwing has gone to Zandia in search of Raven, but will he find more than he bargained for? And as Speedy is reunited with an old flame and begins calling himself Arsenal, he little realizes that a new chapter in his life is about to begin! Long live the New Titans!

Tales of the Green Lantern Corps: Ch’p: Monk on a Mission

by Doc Quantum
published April 27, 2000

The furry, squirrel-like Ch’p of the Green Lantern Corps has been reunited with his onetime arch-enemy, Doctor U’bx, and as the only ones of their kind who remember each other any longer after the Crisis on Infinite Earths, they’ve become best friends! But what is Ch’p to think when U’bx disappears through a dimensional vortex?

Showcase: The Crimson Fox: Working Girl

by Libbylawrence
published March 10, 2000

The Crimson Fox owes billionaire Simon Stagg a debt, and to pay it off, she is forced to track down a gang that tried to kidnap his daughter Sapphire. She and a group of newfound allies soon find trouble in Central City and even more peril in Gorilla City! Guest starring the Outsiders and Jimmy Olsen, and introducing the crime-fighter known as Argus!

Showcase: The Secret Six: Wanted

by Doc Quantum
published August 1, 2001

After Gotham City’s costumed criminals were freed during a massive prison break, the Batman and his allies successfully recaptured the worst of his Rogues Gallery. But what to do about the many others still at large when Gotham has even worse problems to deal with? It’s time to send in the new Batwoman (Barbara Gordon) and her Secret Six, that’s what! Featuring Man-Bat, Ragman, Black Orchid, Onyx, and Plastic Man!

Captain Comet’s Rehab Squad: The Return of Supergirl

by Libbylawrence
published March 10, 2000

When a crazed-looking Rip Hunter, Time Master shows up with an improbable scheme to travel months back in time to the Crisis on Infinite Earths to save those who were lost, Colonel Rick Flag agrees to go along with the plan. But how will the strange chronal effects from a damaged Time Sphere change Captain Comet’s Rehab Squad forever? And what happens when Superman discovers that his cousin Supergirl may still be alive? Guest starring Arisia of the Green Lantern Corps, and introducing Goldstar!

Showcase: Villains: Auld Lang Syne ’85

by Martin Maenza
published December 28, 2002

Celebrate the last hours of 1985 in the Bar Sinister, where the costumed villains go to unwind and socialize, and the Flash’s Rogues Gallery drown their sorrows at the loss of their old foe with a few drinks!

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