As a companion piece to my “Crisis In Continuity” column debuting on the Silver Bullet Comic Books web site this weekend, I am presenting a complete (as of October 10, 2005) checklist of all the comics directly and peripherally associated with Infinite Crisis, the lead-in books to IC, Countdown to Infinite Crisis, and Identity Crisis. Some of these books overlap with other titles (for example, Countdown to Infinite Crisis can be found under Day of Vengeance, OMAC Project, Rann-Thanagar War, Villains United, and Infinite Crisis) so it’s not as many titles as it looks, but it is certainly a lot of comic books, over 200. The majority of these books have been published, but there are still quite a few to be released over the next seven months. My thanks to Dave Marchand, who has worked on compiling this list at Geoffjohns.com — I just added a few titles here and there and included a few quotes pertaining to the upcoming crisis — and John Wells, who suggested ? and rightfully so! ? that I contact Dave.

Day of Vengeance
Green Lantern: Rebirth #4
Countdown to Infinite Crisis #1
Action Comics #826, 832
Adventures of Superman #639, 644
Superman #216
Day of Vengeance #1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
JSA #73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 80
Blood of the Demon #6, 7
Robin #145
Catwoman #50
Aquaman #37
Gotham Central #38

OMAC Project
Birds of Prey #80, 83
Superman #205, 206, 207, 208, 210, 211, 212, 213, 214, 215, 217, 219, 220
Aquaman #28, 29, 35
Countdown to Infinite Crisis #1
OMAC Project #1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Wonder Woman #215, 216, 218, 219, 220, 221
Action Comics #829
Adventures of Superman #641, 642, 643
Manhunter #13, 14
Flash #217, 220, 221, 222
Batgirl #66
JSA #76
Robin #143, 145
Firestorm #18

Rann-Thanagar War
Adam Strange #1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Countdown to Infinite Crisis #1
Rann-Thanagar War #1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Hawkman #46, 47, 48, 49
JSA #77
Green Lantern Corps: Recharge #1
“— the whole damn universe is about ta change.” Kilowog to Kyle Rayner, GL Corps: Recharge #1.
Green Lantern #6

Villains United
Batman: The 12 Cent Adventure
Manhunter #3, 6, 7, 8, 9
Batman #635, 636, 637, 638, 639
Outsiders #20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25
Teen Titans #20, 23, 24, 25
“I killed Donna Troy to save the future,” exclaims the enraged Indigo to no one in particular, TT #25.
JSA #70, 73
Wonder Woman #214, 222
Flash #219, 223, 225
Robin #135, 136, 137
Breach #3, 7, 8
Countdown to Infinite Crisis #1
Villains United #1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
“You’re a fool as well, Luthor. You think you’re this planet’s apex predator. But there’s another. And you won’t survive his coming.” Pariah to Lex Luthor, VU #5.
Superman/Batman #19
Batgirl #60, 61, 62, 63, 64
Batman: Gotham Knights #66
Firestorm #16, 17
Adventures of Superman #640
Nightwing #109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 115
Hawkman #42
Action Comics #830, 831
Catwoman #44, 45, 46
Wonder Woman #222
Supergirl #1, 2
Superman #221
JSA: Classified #5, 6
Birds of Prey #88, 89

The Return of Donna Troy
Teen Titans/Young Justice: Graduation Day #3
Teen Titans/Outsiders: Secret Files & Origins #1
Teen Titans #15
Wonder Woman #215, 216, 217, 222
Outsiders #25
Return of Donna Troy #1, 2, 3, 4
“Uniquely connected to a thousand universes, I was now to be the keeper of its mysteries and knowledge.” Donna Troy, in taking the deceased Harbinger’s role as recorder of the DCU, RDT #4.

Infinite Crisis
Superman/Batman #6
“There will be a reckoning?a crisis?” snarls the disgraced and defeated Lex Luthor, S/B #6.
Adventures of Superman #630, 634, 638
“The zero hour approaches! There will be a crisis on Earth! Time will need Ritalin, it’s gonna be so hyper! And a war, ohhh, there will be a war, so secret that years will pass before it concludes! A dark age is coming, my friend, that shall cast you into a no man’s land of despair!” Mr. Mxyzptlk to Superman, who flippantly thanks the imp from the 5th dimension for the warning, AOS #630.
“I told you, you got some dark times ahead.” Mr. Mxyzptlk to Superman, AOS #638.
Teen Titans #17, 18, 19
Countdown to Infinite Crisis #1
JSA #58, 72, 75, 78, 79
“They think the hardest of times is over. But I know what’s coming.” Degaton, thinking on the JSA while standing alone in the timestream, JSA #72.
JSA: Classified #1, 2, 3, 4
“Worlds lived?worlds died?but you survived!” Psycho Pirate to Power Girl, JSA: Classified #3.
Hawkman #44
Infinite Crisis #1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Superman: Secret Files & Origins 2005
JLA #119, 122, 123
Aquaman #35, 36
Outsiders #29, 30, 31
Superman #222, 223, 224
Gotham Central #37
Batman #646
Green Lantern #7
Firestorm #20

Identity Crisis
Identity Crisis #1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Firestorm #1, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
Flash #208, 214, 215, 216, 217, 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 225
JSA #67
Adventures of Superman #636
Manhunter #1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Robin #132
Teen Titans #20, 21, 22, 23
JLA #115, 116, 117, 118, 119
“–I think there’s a possibility that everything we’re facing is connected–” says J’onn J’onzz to the person he believes is Superman, JLA #119.
Green Arrow #50, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57
Batman #639, #646
Wonder Woman #224

I am not considering books with stories set out of “real time,” such as Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight, Detective Comics, and JLA: Classified. Plastic Man is in its own world (and all the better for it). Despite the efforts and determination of writer/artist John Byrne, Doom Patrol cannot possibly fit into current DC continuity. It’s too early to tell how the new Legion of Super-Heroes will fit into the scheme of things, not to mention Elseworlds books such as Kingdom Come and JLA: The Nail. Finally, don’t get me started on DC Universe characters who have their own Vertigo books, such as Swamp Thing and John Constantine. All I’m going to say is that Mark Waid created Hypertime for a reason!

Final note: Just as I was putting this column to bed, Dave forwarded to me a lengthy and detailed Crisis crossover list that he had found on the DC boards. I’ll be incorporating this new information into my next update!



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Jim Kingman

Jim Kingman is a writer for Comics Bulletin