Monday Mix-Up: One Of The Infinite Earths In Crisis

Glenn Hauman

Glenn is VP of Production at ComicMix. He has written Star Trek and X-Men stories and worked for DC Comics, Simon & Schuster, Random House, arrogant/MGMS and Apple Comics. He's also what happens when a Young Turk of publishing gets old.

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5 Responses

  1. Jarrod says:

    What we need here is a Fastball Special….

  2. JosephW says:

    Well, DC would’ve done it but dang, Marvel just wouldn’t cooperate and agree with either DC’s offer to buy Marvel or DC’s demand that Marvel quit publishing comics after the summer of 1986.

    On the other hand, DC didn’t show what happened with ALL of the various Earths. We were told that the Anti-Monitor had already destroyed an untold number of Earths before the story *officially* kicked off.

    As I recall, we never actually saw what happened to Earth-C during the Crisis (Earth-C being the home of Capt Carrot and the Zoo Crew).

    • mike weber says:

      Actually, i feel as if i recall a single-panel flash of Earth-C…
      But i could be imagining it.
      It’s been a little while.
      Actually, the main thing i recall at all about “Crisis” is Susan reading the issue that features the death of Supergirl and remarking “How dare they make me feel so bad about the death of a character I don’t even like!”

  3. Brian W says:

    Pretty impressive, though given the Anti-Monitor hadn’t changed his look to that until after there were just the 5 DCU realities left (and Supergirl had beaten the snot out of him), a little inaccurate of a depiction; also, I wasn’t following Marvel as closely at that time, but did Sue have Reed’s stretching power at that time, or did Reed have long, curly, blond hair? I do like how the Squadron Supreme members are present, probably as surviving refugees from Earth-712, and I like how Nighthawk’s outfit is correct since, even though the SS 12-issue series started publishing after Crisis took place (July ’85), it starts off immediately after their last appearance in The Defenders from a couple years prior, and works its way to the present by jumping one month each issue.

    Seeing stuff like this makes me wish that DC & Marvel should try a new spin on a cross-company effort, where their respective heroes take on the other company’s mega-event situation: for instance, What If (to use a phrase) the Beyonder’s realm had been granted an opening to the DCU, instead of the Marvel Universe? Or, if Superboy-Prime had punched his way into the Marvel Universe, instead of disrupting the DCU’s space-time continuum (yeah, don’t ask)? I think there’s really good story potential here…

    • Jarrod says:

      “did Sue have Reed’s stretching power at that time, or did Reed have long, curly, blond hair?”

      That would be Ultra Woman from Earth 7712 (What If? #6). Mandroid (Johnny) is helping the Thing, Dragonfly (Ben) is flying above, and Mr Fantastic (Reed in Doom’s armour) is just down the road.