Updated on 16 October, 2021
Crisis on Infinite Earths (also known as C.O.I.E.) is an American comicbook series written by Marv Wolfman. The series, penciled by George P. Peres and written as a series of twelve issues, was first seriallyized as a twelve-issue limited series between April 1985 and March 1986.
In this series, the human race that made the first planetarium will be wiped out after an interdimensional war leads to the destruction of their home world. Crisis On Infinite Earths #1 sees the death ofandra Harime, a female character who was a major player in the history of the comics. She is the mother of the Wolfman's daughter, Rachel. Her death creates shockwaves throughout the world as her husband, Joba, travels back in time and tries to prevent the death of his own daughter. This leads him and the rest of the team to the original planet of Earth, which is populated with many parallel species.
The crossover event Crisis On Infinite Earths was not well received by critics, but it did receive critical acclaim. The sales of the comics were not good, however, leading to a second series that attempted to rectify the problems with the first. The second series was much successful, and the third book Crisis On Infinite Earths #4 showcased the crossover event at its best. The success of the second series led to the return of the Crisis team, and a new member was added to the cast: Wonder Woman.
The new Wonder Woman comic book series, Crisis On Infinite Earths, is a complete refraction of the first issues. After discovering the existence of alternate earths, the Justice League of Earth-1 does the first ever crossover of comic books. The Justice League members are transported to the new earth, where they encounter characters from the first earth and from other parallel universes. With the Justice League being teleported into the new universe, they discover that they have to battle the villains of Earth-1, including Thanagarians and Aquarians.
Crisis On Infinite Earths gives the readers a look into what happens after the Justice League finishes their first crossover event. The team is once again divided, and Wonder Woman and The Flash are now teammates. Brainwashed versions of other DC Universe's characters appear throughout the book, and they attack the team once again. The villain's plan is to divide the remaining Justice League into groups and allow them to fight each other for control of the world, while they poison the minds of the real heroes.
Crisis On Infinite Earths Comic. Following the events of the crossover event, several other DC comic book series were canceled. Batman: Gotham City, Robin, Supergirl, Earth 2, Animal Man, The Phantom, The Brave and the Bold, Earth Zero, Death of Superman, Timeless, Dark Knight, and several other series were left on life support. The death of Superman left the world with no super heroes, which led to an invasion ofropolis by villains. The Rogues, under the leadership of Booster Kid, later gained control of the city and were instrumental in the defeat of the Justice League.
After the cancellation of these series, a new writer, Greg Berlanti, took over the DC comics and started developing a new six-issue "crisis" type of storyline for the company. This new storyline was known as the "Crisis On Infinite Earths" and featured a different superhero than what had been previously used in previous Crisis comics. Crisis On Infinite Earths also featured a character that was not in the main DC Universe. This being a version of the Hulk. The Hulk is the alter ego of Dr. Bruce Banner, who was obsessed with creating a cure for Gamma Orb, which was destroyed when the Green Planet exploded.
In the Crisis On Infinite Earths story, the Green Planet was seen to be circling the entire universe. This was done in an effort to create conflict for the characters, as well as for the reader. Ultimately, this led to the creation of the new superheroes called the New Earthmen. However, the Crisis On Infinite Earths storyline ended with the heroes of the New Earth still fighting the evil Thanagarians. The crossover event, Crisis On Infinite Earths, did not have a very successful ending, despite it being a great story and overall the DC Universe had many great storylines throughout the years.