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The 7-issue miniseries event that rocked the entire DC Universe in 2005-2006 — a sequel to the epic CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS — is now available in an amazing softcover collection!

OMAC robots are rampaging, magic is dying, villains are uniting, and a war is raging in space. And in the middle of it all, a critical moment has divided Earth's three greatest heroes: Superman,
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Paperback, 264 pages
Published January 16th 2008 by DC Comics (first published 2006)
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StoryTellerShannon
The series storyline is a sequel to the 1985 “Crisis on Infinite Earths” dealing with the Multiverse (in which the many parallel worlds were threatened by the Anti-Monitor). In this installment the Superman (Kal'L) and Lois of Earth-Two come to Earth-One with SuperBoy Prime and Lex Luthor of Earth-3 (a good Luthor) to try and bring back Earth-Two (because Superman of Earth-Two thinks it will restore Lois' health) which will threaten Earth-One. Did you get all of that? Pay attention. There will b ...more
Bryce Wilson
What?

I will give a shiny new penny to anyone who can explain with any level of coherence what's happening here.

It's damn near Dadist.
Sesana
When I was first considering this "read every crossover event in the history of the DCU" project, I kept seeing variations of "read the Countdown books, they're better". And I did read the Countdown books. And they are better. In fact, they're almost all really good. Which begs the question: would Infinite Crisis have been (kind of) disappointing if I hadn't read the Countdown books? Probably not.

The problem with a traditional crossover event, like the original Crisis and Infinite Crisis, is th
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William Thomas
For some reason, DC comics thinks it needs to reboot its entire continuity every few years with another Crisis. What purpose does this serve? Absolutely none, other than muddying the waters even more than they already are. If DC writers just paid attention to previous stories, to continuity, then they wouldn't have these kinds of problems. Instead, they do these huge crossovers involving every single damn character in all of their universes in one 250 page epic that has absolutely no continuity ...more
Lyric
This is an epic. A classic. This book deals with a lot of the same issues that I have been feeling with comic books lately. The biggest one being the fact that comic books seem to have lots their glory and honor. The superheroes of today are grittier and have lost some of their moral compass.
Geoff Johns (and company) delve deep into the hearts of the heroes of the DC universe, revealing their souls and allowing the characters to get back in touch with their continence. Batman, Superman and Wond
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Anne
Infinite Crisis has been on my to-read list for a while now, so I figured it was time to man-up (which is hard to do when you're not a man) and plow through it. Honestly, I thought it would suck. And, well...it didn't.

Was I confused?
Yes.
Was it a slice of awesomeness?
No.
But it really wasn't bad, and it explained a few things that I had been wondering about for a while now.

In the end, it's a must-read for anyone who wants to understand a little bit more about how the DC universe is put together.
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Stephen Olley
Woah. That was INSANE.
I loved it.
Superboy Prime is the kind of pathetic despicable prick that makes you punch the air when he is finally taken down.
There are some great pages in this: Chemo being dropped like a bomb and Wonder Woman watching Themiscyra disappear being two that immediately spring to mind.
There are so many characters that I didn't know and so many references to things I've not read that there were a huge number of moments that I had to just let wash over me with no hope of full un
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Jason
I took a little time off from what I was reading to delve into the compilation paperback of DC's Infinite Crisis.

I have always been a DC fan. Oh, not that it was some sort of exclusive relationship, but Batman is what drew me to comics and in some sense why I stayed. As a history goofball, I also became hooked on the Golden Age heroes. At first, I just enjoyed their setting in time, ultimately, I came to appreciate their quirkiness and the difference in style and tone between comics written befo
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Crushi
What can be better? Gigantic universe shifting story that is entertaining and interesting. I won't get into the plot details because it will just confuse you but it basically involves the three biggest heroes of the DC universe along with a cast of literally hundreds of lesser knowns trying to put the Earth back in one piece. There are literally thousands (maybe more) of Earths that are split by Alex Luthor (Lex Luthor of a different earth) when he's trying to find "The Perfect Earth". All hell ...more
Elijah Spector
This was more about me doing my dork homework and reading the damn thing than it was any real desire to experience the story, I'll be honest. That said, I did actually enjoy it alright for what it was, although I don't think I'll ever actually spend money on it. (I got this one out of the library.)

Like Crisis On Infinite Earths before it, Infinite Crisis has alot of strange reasons going into why the hell it exists--some of them are good reasons, some are not--and the end result is a mixed bag.
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Jedhua
My Brief Bookshelf Overview: awkward-or-cheesy-writing, exciting-premise, hell-of-a-ride, top-notch-artwork, unrealized-potential


I have two main complaints concerning this. First off, it was a little corny; from the very first issue there's a conversation between the trinity (Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman), where they engage in naive moralizing and judge the Wonder Woman's actions concerning Maxwell Lord. This is the kind of thing that really pisses me off, and I have seen it far to often i
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Martin
Years after my first read-through (and multiple re-reads), and years after all the buzz surrounding it has died down, I re-read this 'Event' mini-series and, to my surprise, I found that I actually enjoyed it more this time than I did when it first came out.

More in-depth review & thoughts coming soon...
John Yelverton
Just as good as it's predecessor, and almost as Earth shattering.
Melissa
It was everything i expected it! once again the Justice League broke some bones and faught to save the world and the universe. I could understand much better with Infinite Crisis the multiuniverse of DC, i was kind of lost there when sometimes they travel to other worlds and are more than one justice league with some variants.

Things i didnt like: Batman cried, i mean he is Human! but come on! he is the DARK KNIGHT; and he did twice! and Batman using a gun! give me a break! And Wonder Woman made
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Simon
Whut?

I mean. Srsly. Whut?

With a cast of approximately 500 superheroes, this is filled with random superhero jumping in for 3 panels to do something, then disappearing again.

Pure fanservice. Probably brilliant for diehard DC fans who read every single title and know what's going on. Utterly incomprehensible for everybody else.

But at least it had some semblence of plot, so while I dislike it, it was better than some of the recent one star superman comics I've read which didn't even have coherent p
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Christopher
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MeatAndPotatoes
You really should not be reading this if you haven't read a lot of DC comics. The story itself starts off immediately after two storyline from two different titles end. That will get anyone without at least a passing knowledge of DC storylines extremely confused. The story itself is also quite confusing as there are like 6 different groups doing completely different things that make you stop and go back wondering "Wait, have these guys shown up before? Why are they doing this?"

The story itself i
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Gregory
Infinite Crisis is a DC cross-over event, so I knew going into it that there was going to be a lot of characters and story lines converging at once. I have an okay knowledge bank on the DC universe, but Infinite Crisis required a lot of tine with Wikipedia open on my cell phone as I tried to figure out who characters like Black Adam and Firestorm are. I read Prelude to Infinite Crisis and the Infinite Crisis Companion, which did help to set the stage, but I still felt like there were a lot of mi ...more
Mambabasang Miong
The plot premise Infinite Crisis is crap. In essence, the whole DC universe (DCU) is heading towards its own implosion after the events of Crisis of Infinite Earths. Alexander Luthor, in Messiah complex, decided to take matters in his own hands (literally) to correct everything and reboot the DCU. So after rebooting the Universe, they have to reboot it again? I understand now why many fans are saying that the newest reboot, the New 52 is terrible. Much of it is because they do not have respect o ...more
Bev Coe
Huge crossover events can be a daunting read. The plot and art get a bit buried under the weight of so many characters. What I did like about this one is the way it addressed how our heroes have changed over the years. The stories have gotten a bit darker, and some hard lessons have been learned. But at the end of the day, it's actions that matter, not famous names and capes. When the heroes get back to the core of who they are, it shows us that even though we might write and read darker stories ...more
One Flew
Is there a story in this mess somewhere? If so I didn't find it. There is some potential in the core plot but it is thoroughly drowned in endless subplots. My main dislike with Geoff Johns writing style that is it is 100 percent action driven, there was so much happening in this volume that it becomes impossible to take anything seriously. If someone had bothered editing this book it might have been readable but I never managed to get past how poorly written it was.

The main problem is the pacing
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Fantasy Literature
Previously, I've written about one of my favorite single DC events: Identity Crisis. It's an excellent story contained in a single volume. In other words, it's what I would call a graphic novel because it is unified in narrative and theme and is contained in a single volume, even though it was published initially as monthly comics. At the end of my Identity Crisis review, I mentioned the books to purchase to follow up from that event, mainly those I plan to cover in more detail in this series of ...more
Eric
I hear an intense amount of negative criticism towards this particular book. And while it has it's bumps here and there, it's solid. WAAAAYYYY more solid than the book which this is the sequel to, Crisis on Infinite Earths.
It's also much more coherent than Final Crisis. There's a lot here to love, a main element being how Johns is able to refrain from cramming too many characters into the spotlight yet still focus so heavily on such a wide variety of characters.
I also must praise his ability t
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Dev
Rips off Marvels Secret Wars, but it was a good way to get rid of all of DC's alternate Earths.
Roberto Diaz
Part of the Crisis saga, to which I recomnend read Crisis on Infinite Earths and Identity Crisis beforehand. Less of a "cleaning slate" like the first Crisis, and more of a celebration (or nostalgia cash-in, up to tastes) follow up to the 85' crossover stories, it touches the themes of the lost of true heroism in world that has turned darker, and lack of the joy and hopefulness of decades past. Changing for a period of time the status quo of the DC Universe. Very good art, even when they used di ...more
Crystal Dawn
Feb 27, 2015 Crystal Dawn marked it as abandoned
This is temporarily being placed into the abandoned shelf, as I do oneday have the intention to finally finish the crisis series. This edition however is a big stop sign for the series.

Infinite Crisis takes everything the series has developed till this point, balls it up and throws it from the window of a speeding car - This is the nicest way I could put it. When the series opened with Crisis on Infinite Earths, I thought it was a very clever way to link all of the convuluded storyline and far
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Jbainnz
I first read this when I was getting into comics about a year ago. It was a lot to take in with the minimal character knowledge I had, let alone what was going on in the universe ya that time. Aside from all that I still absolutely loved every bit of it. Upon reading it again I love it even more.

This is one huge ride of all out action. As you would expect with a big event like this the character roster is massive. Thanks to my now expanded knowledge of the DCU it made the read a lot less Wikipe
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Lloyd
Here we go...

Another one that I think I might have read a while back as single issues, but am now reading as part of a list of supposed best Superman stories ever done.

This one is a sequel to the now classic 1980s story "Crisis On Infinite Earths". I have never read "Crisis On Infinite Earths" and intentionally DID NOT read it before reading THIS book this time around just to see how it would stand on its own.

The premise is that there are characters who are sort of other versions of some of t
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William Johnson
What. The. Fuck? These three humble words were what came out of my shell-shocked mouth after I finished the enigma of comics called Infinite Crisis. Good Lord how the mighty have fallen. I previously read Crisis on Infinite Earths. Sure, it was complex and confusing BUT it also happened to be amazing. It was a frickin’ masterpiece for God’s sake. It is a perfect example (that no comic company seems to follow) of how to write event comic books well. Infinite Crisis pays ‘tribute’ to Crisis on Inf ...more
Stephen
Okay, so there is this machine made out of the guts of this bad dude, and if you put a survivor from another universe in it (see Crisis proper) then some bad mojo will go down.

Oh, and Superboy Prime (a 'supeboy' no one gave a shit about), who was the only superhero in his universe and who was as strong as the classic Earth-1 Superman of the 1970s, well he went totally psychopathic apeshit after being locked up with and having to listen to old people for too long (could happen).

Oh, and all the
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  • Superman/Batman, Vol. 2: Supergirl
  • Final Crisis
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  • Villains United
  • Countdown to Final Crisis, Vol. 3
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Geoff Johns originally hails from Detroit, Michigan. He attended Michigan State University, where he earned a degree in Media Arts and Film. He moved to Los Angeles in the late 1990’s in search of work within the film industry. Through perseverance, Geoff ended up as the assistant to Richard Donner, working on Conspiracy Theory and Lethal Weapon 4. During that time, he also began his comics career ...more
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