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DC Universe: Crisis on Infinite Earths: The Villain War

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

A Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover

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. This Crisis crossover is inspired by a scene in Crisis on Infinite Earths #11!

Kid Flash: Wally West in Crisis

by Hitman 44077
published April 10, 2002

A Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover

Insights into the final traumatic days of the Crisis as seen through the eyes of Kid Flash. (This story is an expansion of events by Marv Wolfman and George Perez in Crisis On Infinite Earths #9 through 12.)

The Flash: The Funeral of Barry Allen

by Hitman 44077
published May 11, 2002

A Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover

Central City puts to rest two great men who were in fact one and the same: Barry Allen and the Flash.

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!

John Constantine, Hellblazer: 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 their combined power 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

Captain Comet’s Rehab Squad, a new team of heroes and villains who seek redemption, encounters a variety of friends, foes and one sinister Superman foe! Introducing Will Payton (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 Titans were among those hit hardest of all, the members scattered far and wide. Thus, Donna Troy must lead a new team of Titans, formed from members old and new, on a seemingly routine mission extraditing Dr. Light to Porte Verde, but the situation is more than it seems… Meanwhile, Dick has gone to Zandia in search of Raven. But will he find more than he bargained for? Also, Donna and Roy create new names for their costumed identities, and Roy is reunited with an old flame! Even as the team rescues one member from Brother Blood, another heroine becomes a widow in outer space. Starfire returns to Earth to warn her friends about an alien invasion and faces an uncertain Nightwing. And Wally West reveals how he regained his old level of speed and came to accept his mentor’s noble legacy, while Lilith accepts her continuing struggle against the Children of the Sun.

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 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 they’ve befriended each other. 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

During Resurrection Night (BATMAN #400) the Batman and his allies successfully recaptured the worst of his rogue’s gallery. But what to do about the many criminals and crazies still out on the streets? Send in the new Batwoman (Barbara Gordon) and the new Secret Six, that’s what!

Captain Comet’s Rehab Squad: The Return of Supergirl

by Libbylawrence
published March 10, 2000

Members of Captain Comet’s team including a visiting Arisia gain youth while trying to prevent the Crisis death of Supergirl! They succeed… or do they?

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!

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