Crisis on Infinite Earths #5 [Newsstand]
(August 1985)

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Marv Wolfman (editor); Robert Greenberger (associate editor); Len Wein (consulting editor); Tom Condon (managing editor)
Standard Modern Age U. S.
Publishing Format
Limited Series

Issue Notes

This issue is a variant of Crisis on Infinite Earths (DC, 1985 series) #5 [Direct]. There exist further variants.

On-sale date from DC Releases #15.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Crisis on Infinite Earths / cover / 1 page (report information)

George Pérez
George Pérez
Anthony Tollin
Gaspar Saladino

Red Tornado; Scalphunter; Wildfire; Halo; Flash [Barry Allen]; Dawnstar; Martian Manhunter [J'onn J'onzz]; Batman (Earth-1); Firestorm; Superman (Earth-1); Warlord (background); Blackhawk (background); Sgt. Rock; Doctor Light [Kimiyo Hoshi]; Kamandi; Lead; Hawkman [Katar Hol]; Nightwing [Dick Grayson]; Blue Devil; Wonder Woman (Earth-1); Deathstroke the Terminator (background); Supergirl; Phantom Stranger; Cyborg; Dream Girl; Atom [Ray Palmer]; Amethyst (background); Swamp Thing; Dr. Polaris; Red Star; Joker; Green Lantern [John Stewart]; Steel (background); Chameleon Boy; King Solovar; Jonah Hex; Starfire [Koriand'r]; Green Arrow (Earth-1); Dane Dorrance; Killer Frost; Arion; Geo-Force; Luthor (Earth-1); Flash [Jay Garrick]; Jonni Thunder; Amazing-Man; Cheetah [Priscilla Rich]; Solomon Grundy; Dr. Mid-Nite; Brainwave Jr. (background); Manhunter [Paul Kirk] (background); Fog (background); Superman (Earth-2); Psycho-Pirate [Roger Hayden]; Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Johnny Quick [Johnny Chambers]; Firebrand [Danette Reilly]; Robotman [Robert Crane]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Rag Doll; Star-Spangled Kid; Fury; Dr. Fate; Ultra-Humanite (ape form); Wonder Woman (Earth-2); Obsidian; Huntress [Helena Wayne]; Wildcat [Ted Grant]; Atom [Al Pratt]; Zatara; Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Shining Knight; Liberty Belle; Neptune Perkins; The Monocle (background); Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Nuklon; Tsunami; Guardian; Sargon the Sorcerer; Tarantula; Vigilante [Greg Sanders] (background); Green Arrow (Earth-2); Robin (Earth-2); Power Girl; Northwind; Johnny Thunder's Thunderbolt; Ultra-Humanite [as Dolores Winters]; Commander Steel (background); Per Degaton (background); Lex Luthor (Earth-2); Jade; Hourman [Rex Tyler]; Silver Scarab; Plastic Man; Starman [Ted Knight]

Indexer Notes

Color credits confirmed by Anthony Tollin.
A collection of head shots only.

Get in on the Action with Power Action! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Super Powers Collection / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Worlds in Limbo (Table of Contents: 2)

Crisis on Infinite Earths / comic story / 25 pages (report information)

Marv Wolfman (credited)
George Pérez (credited)
Jerry Ordway (credited)
Tony Tollin [as Anthony Tolin] (credited)
John Costanza (credited)

Job Number
First Line of Dialogue or Text
It is done!
Sea Devils [Nicky Walton; Judy Walton; Dane Dorrance; Biff Bailey]; New Teen Titans [Changeling [Gar Logan]; Cyborg [Victor Stone]; Wonder Girl [Donna Troy]; Kole; Jericho; Starfire [Koriand'r]; Nightwing [Dick Grayson]; Aqualad [Garth]; Aquagirl [Tula]; Dove [Don Hall]; Red Star]; Metal Men [Platinum; Gold; Mercury; Tin; Lead; Iron]; Legion of Super-Heroes [Blok; Element Lad; Dream Girl [Nura Nal]; Ultra Boy [Jo Nah]; Brainiac 5; Shrinking Violet; Shadow Lass; Phantom Girl [Tinya Wazzo]; Colossal Boy [Gim Allon]; Lightning Lad [Garth Ranzz]; Saturn Girl [Imra Ardeen]; Bouncing Boy; Duo Damsel [Luornu Durgo]; Chameleon Boy [Reep Daggle]; Sun Boy; Cosmic Boy [Rokk Krinn]; Mon-El [Lar Gand]; Star Boy [Thom Kallor]; Wildfire; Timber Wolf; Lightning Lass; Dawnstar; Invisible Kid [Jacques Foccart]]; Freedom Fighters [Black Condor [Richard Grey Jr]; Uncle Sam; Human Bomb [Roy Lincoln]; Phantom Lady [Sandra Knight]; The Ray [Happy Terrill]; Doll Man [Darrell Dane]]; Green Lantern Corps [Green Lantern [Arisia]; Green Lantern [Katma Tui]; Green Lantern [Tomar Re]; Green Lantern [John Stewart]]; Legion of Substitute-Heroes [Polar Boy; Chlorophyll Kid]; The Outsiders [Katana [Tatsu Yamashiro]; Metamorpho [Rex Mason]; Black Lightning [Jefferson Pierce]; Halo [Gabrielle Doe]; Geo-Force [Brion Markov]]; Infinity Inc. [Nuklon [Albert Rothstein]; Brainwave Jr. [Henry King Jr]; Fury [Lyta Trevor]; Silver Scarab [Hector Hall]; Jade [Jennie-Lynn Hayden]; Obsidian [Todd Rice]; Star-Spangled Kid [Sylvester Pemberton]]; Easy Company [Sgt. Rock; Worry Wart; 4-Eyes; Little Sure Shot; Short Round; Long Round; Bulldozer; Wildman; Jackie Johnson; Ice Cream Soldier]; Blackhawks [Blackhawk; Andre; Stanislaus]; Challengers of the Unknown [Red Ryan; Rocky Davis; June Robbins; Prof. Haley]; Fearsome Five [Shimmer; Mammoth; Gizmo]; Red Tornado [John Smith]; Flash [Barry Allen]; Batman (Earth-1); Justice League of America [JLA; Hawkman [Katar Hol]; Hawkwoman [Shayera Thal]; Zatanna; Superman (Earth-1); Aquaman; Elongated Man [Ralph Dibny]; Phantom Stranger; Green Arrow (Earth-1); Firestorm; Wonder Woman (Earth-1); Martian Manhunter [J'onn J'onzz]; Gypsy [Cindy Reynolds]; Black Canary [Dinah Laurel Lance]; Atom [Ray Palmer]; Adam Strange; Vibe [Paco Ramone]; Steel [Hank Heywood III]]; Justice Society of America [JSA; Huntress [Helena Wayne]; Power Girl [Kara Zor-L]; Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Johnny Thunder (Earth-2); Johnny Thunder's Thunderbolt; Superman [Kal-L] (Earth-2); Flash [Jay Garrick]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince Trevor] (Earth-2); Robin (Earth-2)]; All-Star Squadron [Dr. Fate; Firebrand [Danette Reilly]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Atom [Al Pratt]; Shining Knight [Justin]; Wildcat [Ted Grant]; Liberty Belle [Libby Lawrence]; Plastic Man; Amazing-Man [Will Everett]; Tarantula [Jonathan Law]; Sargon the Sorcerer [John Sargent]; Hourman [Rex Tyler]; Hawkgirl [Shiera Sanders]]; Brotherhood of Evil [Plasmus; Phobia; Warp; Monsieur Mallah; The Brain]; Fatal Five [Persuader; Tharok; Validus]; Doom Patrol [Robotman [Cliff Steele]; Celsius]; The Monitor (corpse); Harbinger [Lyla Michaels]; Pariah [Kell Mossa]; Alexander Luthor Jr.; Lana Lang; Robin [Jason Todd]; Proty; Captain Comet [Adam Blake]; B'wana Beast [Mike Maxwell]; Creeper [Jack Ryder]; Rag Doll; Jonni Thunder; Ragman [Rory Regan]; Windfall [Wendy Jones]; Swamp Thing; Dolphin; Dr. Light [Kimiyo Hoshi]; Black Orchid; Cpl. Asher; Sgt. Craig; Lt. Jeb Stuart; Pvt. Rawlins; Arion; Stripesy [Pat Dugan]; Johnny Thunder (Earth-1, Western hero); Cinnamon; Jonah Hex; Blue Devil [Dan Cassidy]; Batgirl [Barbara Gordon]; Scalphunter [Brian Savage]; Bat Lash; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Firehair; Black Orchid; Lois Lane (Earth-1); Tomahawk; Grxx; Deadman [Boston Brand]; Firehawk [Lorraine Reilly]; Jemm, Son of Saturn; Amethyst [Amy Winston]; Warlord [Travis Morgan]; Alanna Strange; Lori Lemaris; Guardians of the Universe; Rip Hunter; Alfred Pennyworth; Anthro; Embra; Air Wave [Hal Jordan]; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Lady Quark [Tashana]; Yolanda Montez (later becomes Wildcat); Lois Lane Kent (Earth-2); Psycho-Pirate [Roger Hayden]; Anti-Monitor (face revealed, villain); Sinestro; Luthor (Earth-2); Star Sapphire; Big Sir [Dufus P. Ratchett]; Solomon Grundy [Cyrus Gold]; The Mist; Dr. Polaris [Neal Emerson]; Per Degaton; Vandal Savage; Killer Frost [Louise Lincoln]; Mirror Master [Sam Scudder]; Blockbuster [Mark Desmond]; Kung; Copperhead; Cheetah [Priscilla Rich]; Brother Blood; Vulcan; Penguin; Captain Cold [Len Snart]; Catwoman (Earth-1); Silver Swan [Helen Alexandros]; Ocean Master; Abra Kadabra; Samurai; Weather Wizard [Mark Mardon]; Plastique [Bette Sans Souci]; Riddler; Poison Ivy [Pamela Isley]; Ultra-Humanite; Brain Storm
Both Earths 1 and 2 have been consigned to a limbo created from the Monitor's last available energies before he died (as seen in issue 4). His foe wonders why he hasn't received those worlds' energies into himself like he did all the others that he's destroyed, but no matter - he still has 3 more worlds to destroy, and reveals himself to a captured Flash [Barry Allen] (captured in issue 3 by the Anti-Monitor). To be continued...
Gotham; Oa

Indexer Notes

Anti-Monitor revealed from his silhouette. First true physical appearance in series.

Free Oreo Tumbler (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Nabisco cookies / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Super Powers Collection (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Heroes World / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Supergirl (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

U.S.A. Home Video / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

How Most Mouths Feel about Twizzlers (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Twizzlers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Bonkers! Fruit Candy Hits You with a New Flavor. (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Nabisco candies / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Announcing a Subscription Offer That's as Good as Gold! (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

DC Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Write Right Now! (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Crisis Mail / letters page / 1 page (report information)


Job Number

Indexer Notes

Letters from Gerry Desrosiers, Otis and Otha Pryor, and John Ridley. Answers are not credited.

The British Are Coming! The British Are Coming! (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Meanwhile... / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

12 Ways to Fight Acne with One Single Drop. (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Noxzema Acne 12 / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Crisis on Infinite Earths
  2. 1. Get in on the Action with Power Action!
    Super Powers Collection
  3. 2. Worlds in Limbo
    Crisis on Infinite Earths
  4. 3. Free Oreo Tumbler
    Nabisco cookies
  5. 4. Super Powers Collection
    Heroes World
  6. 5. Supergirl
    U.S.A. Home Video
  7. 6. How Most Mouths Feel about Twizzlers
  8. 7. Bonkers! Fruit Candy Hits You with a New Flavor.
    Nabisco candies
  9. 8. Announcing a Subscription Offer That's as Good as Gold!
    DC Comics
  10. 9. Write Right Now!
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Crisis Mail
  12. 11. The British Are Coming! The British Are Coming!
  13. 12. 12 Ways to Fight Acne with One Single Drop.
    Noxzema Acne 12
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