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Infinite Crisis (Infinite Crisis Main Series)

3.81  ·  Rating details ·  7,987 Ratings  ·  250 Reviews
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,
Paperback, 248 pages
Published January 16th 2008 by DC Comics (first published 2006)
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The sequel to the events on the very first crisis!

I bought this in its single comic book issues, but I chosen this TPB edition to make a better overall review.

This TPB edition collects “Infinite Crisis” #1-7.

Creative Team:

Writer: Geoff Johns

Illustrators: Phil Jimenez, George Perez, Ivan Reis & Joe Bennett


This crisis is a direct sequel to the events shown on the famous Crisis on Infinite Earths, and while on Zero Hour: Crisis in Time is also mentioned the first crisi
Originally reviewed at Bookwraiths.

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?


It se
Sam Quixote
Jun 30, 2015 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
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

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
Bryce Wilson
Jul 16, 2008 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics

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.
Aug 13, 2010 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
May 27, 2018 rated it it was ok
Man, this is why so many people are turned off from reading superhero comics from Marvel and DC. I feel that before I read this, I should've read all of the lead-up books to Infinite Crisis as well as every DC comic book in existence because I understood maybe 7% of this whole story. There are some interesting elements here: whether its every DC hero basically getting their asses kicked by a pretty awesome villain in Superboy Prime, or a story that touches on the difference between the simple he ...more
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I am going to a brief review for this one. There are so many conflicting opinions about Infinite Crisis. Some think it's great, and others not so much. After reading it and having some time to let everything sink in, I am falling somewhere in the middle.

The first thing that I have to point out is that this is a HUGE crossover of DC characters. If you are not an avid comic book reader, I doubt that some of this would make sense to you. There is just so much going on and there are so many differen
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
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, didn't.

Was I confused?
Was it a slice of awesomeness?
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.
Javier Muñoz
Este es un evento importante en el universo DC, un cómic entretenido, épico, con un gran dibujo, mucha acción, buenos personajes... pero tengo algunos problemas gordos con el guión.

El caso es que es complicado explicar ciertas actitudes sin caer en la justificación de la locura más absoluta... alex, superboy, el mismo superman de tierra 2 están fuera de la caracterización anterior y es difícil un cambio tan brusco... todo parece muy forzado para volver a llegar a la colisión de universos, no me
Feb 09, 2016 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
Crystal Dawn
Oct 26, 2014 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
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
Wing Kee
Nov 03, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 stars for a DC super fan, 3 stars for everyone else.

World: The art is strong, it's very 2000s and the detail on some of the splash pages is insane and really sets the tone and the scope of the event. This is a Crisis event so for DC this is the biggest of the biggest of events and the art informs that, fantastic. The world building here, what can I say, this is so tied into the reader's enjoyment of the book because it pulls at so much of the DC's part and present (at that time) for the scope
James DeSantis
Jun 27, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well color me impressed, I had fun with this. I can get that some might find this "too big" or "Too messy" or "Just not for me" and I get that. I do. However, I found the ambitious 200+ page book to be a lot of fun. I didn't read any lead ups to this (which I heard were all good) but I still really enjoyed a lot of this.

Superman, Wonder Woman, and Batman are at odds. Then we have Superman from earth 2 upset of how the world has turned out. He also has Lex/Superboy on his side and they decide to
Nov 30, 2015 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.
Aug 01, 2018 rated it it was ok
I just don’t seem to do well with Big Dramatic Events.
Dec 14, 2015 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.
Apr 19, 2009 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
Sep 04, 2009 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
The Sapphic Nerd
Jul 25, 2015 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
Jedi JC Daquis
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
Dec 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
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...
Jun 05, 2014 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!
John Yelverton
Jul 31, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Just as good as it's predecessor, and almost as Earth shattering.
Shannon Appelcline
Aug 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics, comics-dc
Infinite Crisis. The core Infinite Crisis series tries to be a sequel to Crisis on Infinite Earths and it succeeds remarkably well. Part of that is Johns' usage of the survivors of the multiverse (which is rather brilliant) and his careful repetition of elements like the Anti-Monitor and the multiple worlds. However, he also does a great job of repeating the staccato style of the original Crisis' epic storytelling. This always rides the line of not showing enough, but Johns lands just right and ...more
Perry Gough
Jan 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
Excellent DC event very violent with a lot of shocks and twists. So much better then the events from recent years.
Jan 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic-novels
Even better the second time around.
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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 1990s 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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