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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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Bookwraiths
Oct 26, 2015 Bookwraiths rated it it was ok
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Back when I was a kid, I remember being one of the few kids in my junior high who did not like the outcome of Crisis on Infinite Earths. Not that I didn’t enjoy the mini series, because I did, but I hated that all those unique, interesting, and bizarre worlds had been compressed down into just one. I mean, why do that when you can let creators tell all kinds of cool stories about different superheroes on different worlds with no concerns about continuity?

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Sam Quixote
Jun 30, 2015 Sam Quixote rated it did not like it
Did someone say Sequel To Crisis On Infinite Earths? No? Well, Geoff Johns wrote one anyway - this is Infinite Convolution!

The story is that the Golden Age DC superheroes, who were retired at the end of the original Crisis, have decided to come back, kill everyone, and destroy all worlds, forming a single perfect new world for them alone. Why? Because the current superheroes are just too dark and gritty for their liking. Right. So killing them all, not to mention countless innocents, isn’t at a
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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
Donovan
Apr 11, 2016 Donovan rated it it was amazing


So I had to reread this gigantic space opera (twice in three months) because I could barely remember what happened, which says two things: a lot happens, and I read those things too quickly to comprehend. I would recommend a slow and thoughtful read.

The reason why this book exists is because of Crisis on Infinite Earths. I know some critics think this sequel is "unnecessary," but how can we say that about art? Isn't all art technically unnecessary? And aren't story arcs magical because they are
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Bryce Wilson
Jul 16, 2008 Bryce Wilson rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics
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.
Chris
Mar 04, 2016 Chris rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Infinite Crisis reads as a direct sequel to the Epic Crisis On Infinite Earths. If you haven't read that, I would recommend reading it first!

While this story isn't quite as epic it is still huge and very impressive. We join the story much like the start of COIE. Mysterious figures are watching the developments in earth while vicious storms rage in the skies above. Earth’s heroes seem to have lost their way. The DC trinity are at odds with one another about how to best protect the earth. Wonder
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Crystal Dawn
Nov 12, 2015 Crystal Dawn rated it it was ok
Shelves: 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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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
Aug 13, 2010 Lyric rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics, favorites
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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Sarah
Nov 30, 2015 Sarah rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really wanted to like this one more. I very much enjoyed the original Crisis on Infinite Earths series. And Countdown to Infinite Crisis gave me high hopes. I was completely surprised when they killed a major character in that one. And with the promise of more Perez art, I knew I was going to buy this one immediately. However I just don't think this series is on par with the original. There's no magic here. Just a rehash, with Superboy in the Anti-Monitor's armor. I was let down, honestly.
Dan
Dec 15, 2015 Dan rated it really liked it
This was much better than Crisis on Infinite Earths. Superboy Prime and all out battles. This ended nicely and makes me want to read more following this story.
Stephen Olley
Jan 24, 2015 Stephen Olley rated it really liked it
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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Kristen
Nov 22, 2015 Kristen rated it liked it
I feel like I should've read more of the books leading up to this instead of just Identity Crisis, but I managed. There's a lot going on in this book; so much action and so many characters I don't even bother keeping track of them all. On one hand, it's cool to see so many superheroes. But on the other hand, it feels unnecessary and even takes away from the main story to have such a hero overload.

The story? Umm... After Wonder Woman kills someone, the world loses faith in superheroes and some cr
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Jason
Apr 19, 2009 Jason rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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
Sep 04, 2009 Crushi rated it really liked it
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 Kinch 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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Thomas York
Jan 10, 2016 Thomas York rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Infinite Crisis (2006) is a seven-part comic book miniseries/crossover event designed to reset the DC comics multiverse (again). This iteration sees popular scribe Geoff Johns at the helm and features artwork by DC regulars Phil Jimenez, George Pérez, Ivan Reis, and Jerry Ordway. A sequel of sorts to 1985's Crisis on Infinite Earths, the story focuses on Alexander Luther's (of Earth 3) attempts to build a machine to resurrect and combine the various earths into a single perfect world. Caught in ...more
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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Logan
Aug 27, 2015 Logan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great story! So infite crisis, one of the infamous crisis stories which always gave people headaches, but this one was pretty good! Also introduced a new villain Superboy Prime which was pretty good! The only issue is that there is a lot of back log of reading you have to before hand otherwise you wont understand anything!
Martin
Dec 16, 2015 Martin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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...
Jesse A
This book is bat-shit crazy, busy as hell, and convoluted like you wouldn't believe. However it is also ridiculously fun, good book. A must read, if you can handle the insanity.
John Yelverton
Oct 02, 2011 John Yelverton rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Just as good as it's predecessor, and almost as Earth shattering.
Melissa
Apr 27, 2011 Melissa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Sep 06, 2014 Simon rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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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Romeo
Mar 11, 2016 Romeo rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
A needless reboot of another reboot (the mid80s Crisis on Infinite Earths).

It is no wonder that writers working for the superhero comic book genre are turning out shit work. There is no respect for the work of other people. The premise of IC tries to undo the changes made during COIE; it turns out the old guard of superheroes who were killed off in the original crisis weren't really dead but were put to pasture in some limbo dimension in spite of the explicit exposition in the original to the co
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Christopher
Jul 31, 2014 Christopher rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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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Koen
May 18, 2016 Koen rated it really liked it
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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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