(April 1985)

DC, 1985 Series
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Price
0.75 USD; 0.95 CAD; 0.35 GBP
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1984-12-11
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Editing
Marv Wolfman (editor); Robert Greenberger (associate editor); Len Wein (consulting editor)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age U. S.
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Limited Series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

No ads in this comic. On-sale date from DC Releases #11.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Crisis on Infinite Earths / cover / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
George Perez (signed)
Inks
George Perez (signed)
Colors
Anthony Tollin
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Crime Syndicate [Ultra-Man; Superwoman; Johnny Quick; Owlman; Power Ring] (of Earth-3); Superman (of Earth-2); Pariah; Firestorm; Arion; Cyborg; Blue Beetle [Ted Kord]; Dawnstar; Dr. Polaris; Geo-Force; Psimon; Firebrand [Danette Reilly]; Obsidian; Harbinger; Killer Frost; Luthor (of Earth-3); Psycho-Pirate [Roger Hayden]; Green Lantern [John Stewart]; King Solovar; The Monitor (face in background)
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Indexer Notes

Wraparound cover. Color credits confirmed by Anthony Tollin.

Crisis Beginnings (Table of Contents: 1)

Crisis Mail / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Marv Wolfman
Pencils
George Perez (Pariah illustration)
Inks
George Perez (Pariah illustration)
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-1913
First Line of Dialogue or Text
"My theory is, both Earths were created at the same time in two quite similar universes!..."
Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Pariah

Indexer Notes

Describes the beginnings of the DC Multiverse and this series. Located on the inside front and inside back covers.

The "First Line of Dialogue or Text" quote is from Flash #123 (Sept. 1961) as Barry Allen speaks to Jay Garrick.

The Summoning! (Table of Contents: 2)

Crisis on Infinite Earths / comic story / 32 pages (report information)

Script
Marv Wolfman; Len Wein (co-plot); Robert Greenberger (co-plot)
Pencils
George Perez
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
Anthony Tollin
Letters
John Costanza

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In the beginning there was only one.
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Crime Syndicate [Ultraman; Power Ring; Owlman; Johnny Quick; Superwoman] (of Earth-3, all die); Luthor (of Earth-3, death); Lois Lane Luthor (death); Alexander Luthor, Jr. (introduction); Pariah (introduction); Harbinger [Lyla Michaels]; The Monitor; King Solovar; Dawnstar; Firebrand [Danette Reilly]; Blue Beetle [Ted Kord]; Psycho-Pirate [Roger Hayden]; Arion; Firestorm [Ronnie Raymond; Professor Martin Stein]; Killer Frost [Louise Lincoln]; Geo-Force [Brion Markov]; Cyborg [Victor Stone]; Superman [Kal-L] (of Earth-2); Obsidian [Todd Rice]; Dr. Polaris [Neal Emerson]; Psimon [Simon Jones]; Green Lantern [John Stewart]
Synopsis
A man known as Pariah is destined to watch helplessly as he is drawn from one Earth to another to watch as a wave of anti-matter destroys their universes. Earth-3's universe is the next to fall to the anti-matter wave and the Crime Syndicate is helpless to stop it. Meanwhile, the Monitor orders Lyla to become Harbinger to gather heroes and villains. Taken to the Monitor's satellite, these heroes and villains are attacked by shadow demons until the Monitor drives them away.
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Keywords
Gorilla City

Indexer Notes

First appearance of Alex Luthor, Jr. and Pariah. Death of Earth-3 and Crime Syndicate. First DC appearance of Blue Beetle [Ted Kord], a character recently acquired by DC from Charlton Comics. The other Charlton "action heroes" -- Peacemaker, Nightshade, Question [Vic Sage], Judomaster, and Peter Cannon, Thunderbolt -- will appear in issue #6.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Crisis on Infinite Earths
  2. 1. Crisis Beginnings
    Crisis Mail
  3. 2. The Summoning!
    Crisis on Infinite Earths
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