Crisis on Infinite Earths #8 [Newsstand]
(November 1985)

DC, 1985 Series
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Price
0.75 USD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1985-08-01
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Barcode
0709893266111
Editing
Marv Wolfman; Robert Greenberger (associate); Len Wein (consulting)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age U. S.
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Limited Series

Issue Notes

This issue is a variant of Crisis on Infinite Earths (DC, 1985 series) #8 [Direct]. There exist further variants.

On-sale date from DC Releases #18.


The Final Fate of the Flash (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Flash [Barry Allen]; Psycho-Pirate [Roger Hayden]; Anti-Monitor (legs only)
Synopsis
The Flash holds a beaten Psycho-Pirate as he faces the Anti-Monitor.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Color credits confirmed by Anthony Tollin.

Fans Choose DC Comics! (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Dick Giordano; Batman; Ambush Bug; Swamp Thing; Teen Titans

Indexer Notes

House ad for DC Comics citing results of The Comics Buyer's Guide recent poll.
On inside front cover.

A Flash of the Lightning! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Marv Wolfman (credited)
Pencils
George Perez (credited)
Inks
Jerry Ordway (credited)
Colors
Tony Tollin [as Anthony Tolin] (credited)
Letters
John Costanza (credited)

Job Number
G-2139
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Somewhere in the anti-matter universe...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Lantern Corps [Green Lantern [Arisia]; Green Lantern [Katma Tui]; Green Lantern [Tomar-Re]; Green Lantern [John Stewart]]; Legion of Super-Heroes [Blok; White Witch; Ultra Boy [Jo Nah]; Phantom Girl [Tinya Wazzo]; Dawnstar; Wildfire; Lightning Lad [Garth Ranzz]; Saturn Girl [Imra Ardeen]; Shrinking Violet [Salu Digby]; Brainiac 5 [Querl Dox]; Lightning Lass; Element Lad [Jan Arrah]; Sun Boy; Mon-El [Lar Gand]; Shadow Lass [Tasmia Mallor]; Chameleon Boy [Reep Daggle]; Colossal Boy [Gim Allon]; Star Boy [Thom Kallor]; Dream Girl [Nura Nal]; Proty]; Omega Men [Zirral; Shlagen; Rynoc; Doc]; Challengers of the Unknown [Rocky Davis; Red Ryan; June Robbins; Prof. Haley; Ace Morgan]; Justice League of America [Flash [Barry Allen] (death); Firestorm; Vixen; Martian Manhunter [J'onn J'onzz]; Red Tornado; Atom [Ray Palmer]; Batman (Earth-1) (flashback)]; New Teen Titans [Cyborg [Victor Stone]; Kid Flash [Wally West] (flashback)]; Guardians of the Universe; Firehawk (new costume); Blue Devil [Dan Cassidy]; Psycho-Pirate [Roger Hayden]; Anti-Monitor (villain, new costume); Darkseid; Desaad; T. O. Morrow; Thunderers of Qward; Joker (flashback); The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]
Synopsis
The 5 earths and their universes are temporarily safe, as a captive Flash and Psycho Pirate witness the reemergence of the Anti-Monitor with a new plan to create an antimatter cannon. Using the Pirate to emotionally control the Anti-Monitor's Qwardian Thunderers as a diversion, Flash enters the cannon and runs counterclockwise to cause its energies to build up, thus exploding and destroying the cannon. The Anti-Monitor throws Flash throughout time (accounting for the images seen in issues 2, 3, and 12), killing him, and absorbs the entire energy of the anti-matter universe for a final attack.
Reprints
Keywords
Apokolips; Los Angeles; Oa; Pittsburgh; Qward

Indexer Notes

Death of Flash. 1st full appearance: Antimonitor's new costume.
References Atom special #2, Omega Men #31, and Blue Devil #18.

The A-Maze-Ing Oreo! Chocolate Sandwich Cookie (Table of Contents: 3)

Nabisco cookies / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
?

Indexer Notes

Ad for Oreo cookies, in form of a maze.
On first page between pages 4-5 of story.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Reese's Pieces / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset
Editing
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Glubgrafutz
Synopsis
An alien comments on Reese's.

Indexer Notes

Ad for candy from Hershey Foods Corporation.
On second page between pages 4-5 of story.

Bonkers! Fruit Candy Bonks You out of This World with a Robot-Watch. (Table of Contents: 5)

Nabisco candies / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (photo)
Inks
? (photo)
Colors
? (photo)
Letters
typeset
Editing
?

Indexer Notes

Ad for Bonkers! candies from Nabisco Brands, Inc.
Between pages 8-9 of story.

On Videocassette (Table of Contents: 6)

Family Home Entertainment; Transformers / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset
Editing
?

Indexer Notes

Ad for Transformers cartoon videos from Family Home Entertainment.
On top of first page between pages 17-18 of story.

Starfire Is Getting Married... (Table of Contents: 7)

DC Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
José Luis Garcia Lopez
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Starfire; Nightwing

Indexer Notes

House ad for The New Teen Titans.
On bottom of first page between pages 17-18 of story.

Glow in the Dark Posters (Table of Contents: 8)

Pineapple Kids Club / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset
Editing
?

Indexer Notes

Ad for posters and Neon Lace shoe laces.
On second page between pages 17-18 of story.

Write Right Now! (Table of Contents: 9)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?; ? (photo)
Inks
?; ? (photo)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset
Editing
?

Characters
Bill Cosby

Indexer Notes

Ads in classified format for meteor pieces, comic books, self-defense training, the American Red Cross, novelties, and more. Print Advertising Representatives, Inc. agent.
On first page between pages 21-22 of story.

DC Puts Dollars in Your Pocket! (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

House ad for subscriptions to DC comics.
On second page between pages 21-22 of story.

Guest Meanwhile (Table of Contents: 11)

Meanwhile... / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Dick Giordano
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Dick discusses the DC Bullets softball team.

Indexer Notes

Letter from Arnaldo Lopez Jr. talks of how comic books led him to academic successes.
On inside back cover.
Also includes a DC check list for the week of August 1, 1985.

Get in on the Action with Power Action! (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?; ? (photo)
Inks
?; ? (photo)
Colors
?; ? (photo)
Letters
typeset
Editing
?

Characters
Superman; Lex Luthor; Hawkman; The Joker; Wonder Woman; Batman; Aquaman; The Penguin; The Flash; Brainiac; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Robin

Indexer Notes

Ad for poseable figures from Kenner division of CPG Products Corp.
On back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Final Fate of the Flash
    Crisis on Infinite Earths
  2. 1. Fans Choose DC Comics!
    DC Comics
  3. 2. A Flash of the Lightning!
    Crisis on Infinite Earths
  4. 3. The A-Maze-Ing Oreo! Chocolate Sandwich Cookie
    Nabisco cookies
  5. 4. ["Glubgrafutz"]
    Reese's Pieces
  6. 5. Bonkers! Fruit Candy Bonks You out of This World with a Robot-Watch.
    Nabisco candies
  7. 6. On Videocassette
    Family Home Entertainment; Transformers
  8. 7. Starfire Is Getting Married...
    DC Comics
  9. 8. Glow in the Dark Posters
    Pineapple Kids Club
  10. 9. Write Right Now!
  11. 10. DC Puts Dollars in Your Pocket!
    DC Comics
  12. 11. Guest Meanwhile
    Meanwhile...
  13. 12. Get in on the Action with Power Action!
    Super Powers Collection
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