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This is a list of Elseworlds publications from DC Comics, grouped by main character, and in alphabetical order by title.[1] Each title was originally released as a one-shot comic book unless otherwise noted.


Batman ElseworldsEdit

Superman ElseworldsEdit

Superman/Batman ElseworldsEdit

  • Elseworld's Finest (1997) - Batman and Superman in a 1920s pulp adventure; a play on the phrase World's Finest, which was the title of a long-running DC Comics series that featured these two heroes. (two issues)
  • Elseworld's Finest: Supergirl & Batgirl (1998) - In a world in which Bruce Wayne never became Batman and the infant Kal-El did not survive the destruction of Krypton, the orphaned Barbara Gordon becomes Gotham's near-dictatorial protector as Batgirl and Kara Zor-El joins the Justice Society as Supergirl.
  • Superman & Batman: Doom Link (1995) - A cyberpunk story. This book was only available with Kenner Toys' Cyber-Link Superman and Batman Action Figure Two-Pack.
  • Superman & Batman: Generations (1998–1999) A retelling of the Superman and Batman mythos, with the heroes and characters in the DC Universe aging in real-time from a first meeting in 1929 and stretching onwards. (four issues, collected)
    • Sequel: Superman & Batman: Generations II (2001), focusing on characters in the DC Universe besides Superman and Batman. (four issues, collected)
    • Sequel: Superman & Batman: Generations III (2003), covering a 1,000-year battle against Darkseid. (12 issues)
  • Superman and Batman: World's Funnest (2000) - Superman's extra-dimensional pest Mr. Mxyzptlk meets Batman's extra-dimensional pest Bat-Mite and chaos ensues as they chase each other throughout the Multiverse.
  • Superman/Batman: Saga of the Super Sons (2007) - Not labelled as an Elseworlds, but collects the imaginary stories from World's Finest featuring the teenage sons of Superman and Batman and includes the "Superman Jr. Is No More!" story from the cancelled Elseworlds 80-Page Giant #1 (in the title, Super Sons is spelled without a hyphen).

Justice League ElseworldsEdit

  • JLA: Act of God (2000-2001) - When a strange energy hits Earth, heroes and villains alike lose their superpowers. Some refuse to give in to defeat, while some disappear into the woodwork and others undergo a rebirth as the Phoenix Group. (three issues)
  • JLA: Age of Wonder (2003) - A Justice League created during the Industrial Age. (two issues)
  • JLA: Created Equal (2000) - A cosmic plague hits Earth, killing all men except for Superman and Lex Luthor. (two issues)
  • JLA: Destiny (2002) - In a world where Superman and Batman never existed, Thomas Wayne creates his own Justice League. (four issues)
  • JLA: The Island of Dr. Moreau (2002) - Set in the 1880s, the League is combined with Dr. Moreau's animal-men.
  • JLA: The Nail (1998) - The world is without Superman after a punctured tire prevents the discovery of baby Kal-El by the Kents. The Justice League is a group of heroes whom the media deem as dangerous aliens as a lethal conspiracy seeks to undermine all that they stand for. (three issues, collected)
    • Sequel: Justice League of America: Another Nail (2004) - With the discovery of Superman and his addition to the Justice League, the heroes must maintain their good face to the public. (three issues, collected)
  • JLA: Riddle of the Beast (2001) - High fantasy story as young Robin Drake leads the armies of the world against Etrigan the Demon. (HC)
  • JLA: The Secret Society of Super-Heroes (2000) - Superpowered beings keep their existence a secret and the Justice League is an unaccountable conspiracy. (two issues)
  • JLA: Shogun of Steel (2002) - Set in feudal Japan.
  • Justice Riders (1997) - The JLI as a group of marshals, gamblers, inventors and various other characters in the Wild West.
  • League of Justice (1996) - A quartet of teenagers find themselves joined up with fantasy fiction versions of the Justice League members. (two issues)
  • Planetary/JLA: Terra Occulta (2002) - An alternate version of the Planetary team meet an alternate version of the JLA Trinity - Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman.

Justice Society ElseworldsEdit

  • JSA: The Liberty Files (2004) - two two-issue miniseries collected into one volume:
    • JSA: The Liberty File (1999–2000) - The Justice Society as a special operations team during World War II. (two issues)
    • JSA: The Unholy Three (2003) - Six years after the events of The Liberty File, the JSA is recalled to active duty with a new member on their team: Clark "Superman" Kent. (two issues)
  • The Golden Age (1993) - A story set at the end of the Golden Age of comics as superheroes become targets for an ambitious hero-turned-senator and his protégé new-age hero. (four issues, collected).[note 2]

DC Universe ElseworldsEdit

  • Conjurors (1999) - In a magic-centric reality, the machinations of Jonathan Arcane set those who control magic against those from whom it was stolen. (three issues)
  • Elseworlds 80-Page Giant #1 (1999) - See link for details.
  • Flashpoint (1999) - A world where the Flash was the only superhero until he lost the use of his legs. (three issues)
  • Kamandi: At Earth's End (1993) - A grown Kamandi finds himself caught in a battle between Mother and Superman. (six issues)
  • Kingdom Come (1996) - See link for details. (four issues) (HC, SC)
    • Associated: The Kingdom (1998) - Not technically Elseworlds, but a loose sequel to Kingdom Come. The collected set of books consists of:
      • New Year's Evil: Gog (1998) - A young boy saved from the Kansas attacks by Superman becomes a prophet to the hero that he deems Heaven-sent, but when he learns of his savior's transgressions, his worldview shatters, and the group of demigods known as the Quintessence attempt to give him a new purpose.
      • The Kingdom #1 (1998) - With Gog on a time-travelling rampage against Superman, the future heroes must band together to save the child of Superman and Wonder Woman. In addition, the Linear Men select a group of younger heroes to assist in the effort.
      • The Kingdom: Nightstar (1998) - Focusing on the daughter of Dick Grayson (Nightwing) and Starfire, and her efforts to save the child.
      • The Kingdom: Son of the Bat (1998) - Ibn al Xu'ffasch, the son of Bruce Wayne and Talia al Ghul, tries to restore the balance to his reality by recruiting various former villains to his aid.
      • The Kingdom: Offspring (1998) - The son of Plastic Man attempts - in his rather comical way - to prevent the end of the world that he knows.
      • The Kingdom: Kid Flash (1998) - Iris West, daughter of Wally West (the Flash) combats her feelings of abandonment from her father, the apathy of her brother, and the crisis that could destroy her reality.
      • The Kingdom: Planet Krypton (1998) - A young runaway working as a Supergirl waitress at Booster Gold's hero-themed restaurant "Planet Krypton" starts seeing ghosts of other realities; superheroes that may or may not have existed.
      • The Kingdom #2 (1998) - Circumstances force the future Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman to recruit the help of their younger, modern-day selves to save the most powerful child in Hypertime in the final clash with Gog.
    • Associated: Justice Society of America Kingdom Come Special: Superman (2008) - Part of the "Thy Kingdom Come" storyline, and not an actual Elseworlds. It fills in details about Lois Lane's death at the hands of the Joker as mentioned in Kingdom Come.

Green Lantern ElseworldsEdit

Teen Titans ElseworldsEdit

Wonder Woman ElseworldsEdit

Elseworlds Annuals (1994)Edit

The DC Annuals in 1994 featured Elseworlds stories.

  • Action Comics Annual #6 - "Legacy" - A Kryptonian named Gar-El flees Krypton and conquers 18th century Earth. 200 years later, his descendant Kal fights against his rule. Written and drawn by John Byrne.
    • "Doomsday for the Fifth Dimension": A short story which was published alongside "Legacy". Written by Dennis Janke and Louise Simonson, and illustrated by Janke, the story shows baby Kal-El's rocketship landing not on Earth, but in the Fifth Dimension, and having grown to adult size, begins unintentionally wreaking havoc on its denizens until he is stopped by King Mxyzptlk.
  • Adventures of Superman Annual #6 - "The Super Seven Part I: The Longest Night" - Long after Earth has been conquered by aliens, only seven superheroes remain.
  • Batman Annual #18 - "Black Masterpiece" - Leonardo da Vinci's apprentice uses his master's hang-glider design to fight crime.
  • Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight Annual #4 - "Citizen Wayne" - Batman as Citizen Kane.
  • Batman: Shadow of the Bat Annual #2 - "The Tyrant" - In a totalitarian Gotham, Batman prevents crime by suppressing all dissent. Anarky leads the resistance.
  • Catwoman Annual #1 - "The Last Man" - Talia al Ghul as a 14th-century werecat fighting Crusaders.
  • Deathstroke the Terminator Annual #3 - "Journey's End" - Deathstroke survives into a post-apocalyptic world.
  • Detective Comics Annual #7 - "Leatherwing" - Batman translated into a traditional tale of piracy on the high seas.
  • Flash Annual #7 - "The Barry Allen Story" - A crippled Wally West sells Barry Allen's story to a film studio.
  • Green Lantern Annual #3 - "Ring of Evil" - Hal Jordan and Guy Gardner as Nazis, with John Stewart leading the resistance.
  • Justice League America Annual #8 - "The Once and Future League" - A century after the League was destroyed by Felix Faust, a new version is formed.
  • Justice League International Annual #5 - "No Rules to Follow" - On an alternate Earth where metahumans are shunned and feared, several of them (Superman, the Shark, Fire, the Flash, Dr. Light, Dr. Polaris, Power Girl, Booster Gold and Blue Beetle) come together as the Justice League.
  • L.E.G.I.O.N. Annual #5 - "The Man From L.E.G.I.O.N. 007" - Lobo as a James Bond parody and other spoofs: "L.E.G.I.O.N. Archives", "L.E.G.I.O.N. 90210", "L.E.G.I.O.N. by Gaslight", "WomanMan with Girl the Boy Wonder", "Elseworlds Rejects".
  • Legionnaires Annual #1 - "Castles in the Air" - The Legion as a futuristic version of the Knights of the Round Table.
  • Legion of Super-Heroes Annual #5 - "The Long Road Home" - The Legion in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
  • Lobo Annual #2 - "A Fistful of Bastiches" - Assorted Western tales.
  • New Titans Annual #10 - "Facets" - Heroic fantasy version of the battle against Trigon.
  • Robin Annual #3 - "The Narrow Path" - In feudal Japan, the apprentice of the Bat-Ninja learns his true destiny.
  • Steel Annual #1 - "Crucible of Freedom" - John Henry Irons as a plantation slave who fights for his family's freedom before the American Civil War.
  • Superboy Annual #1 - "The Super Seven Part II: The Men of Steel" - Continuing the story from Adventures of Superman Annual #6.
  • Superman Annual #6 - "The Feral Man of Steel" - In 19th century India, Kal-El is raised by wolves. Loosely based on Rudyard Kipling's Mowgli stories, with added elements of Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan novels.
  • Superman: The Man of Steel Annual #3 - "Unforgiven" - Jor-El convinces the Science Council to relocate selected Kryptonians to Earth. 20 years later, his son must help humans and Kryptonians live in harmony.
  • Team Titans Annual #2 - "Into the Light" - A space opera version of the battle against Lord Chaos.
  • Superman/Batman: Alternate Histories (1996) - reprints the stories "Leatherwing", "Legacy", "Crucible of Freedom" and "Citizen Wayne" from the above.

Legends of the Dead Earth Annuals (1996)Edit

Earth is dead. Those who once might have called it home are long scattered to the endless stars. But in that scattering, on a thousand different worlds, by a thousand different ways...Earth's greatest legends live on.

While these annuals were not labelled or advertised as being Elseworlds, they have been considered by some as Elseworlds due to their theme.[citation needed] In some instances (such as Starman Annual #1 and Legionnaires Annual #3) stories and events shown within them were part of DC continuity.

  • Action Comics Annual #8 - "A World of Hurt"
  • Adventures of Superman Annual #8 - "Superman Forever"
  • Aquaman Annual #2
  • Azrael Annual #2 - "Night's Fall"
  • Batman Annual #20 - "Fables of the Bat-Man"
  • Batman: Shadow of the Bat Annual #4
  • Catwoman Annual #3
  • Detective Comics Annual #9 - "War-Bat"
  • Flash Annual #9 - "Silent Running"
  • Green Lantern Annual #5 - "The Value of I, Nobler in the Mind...!"
  • Guy Gardner: Warrior Annual #2 - "Hypersensitive"
  • Impulse Annual #1 - "Speed Force!"
  • Justice League America Annual #10 - "The Alliance"
  • Legends of the Dark Knight #6
  • Legion of Super-Heroes Annual #7
  • Legionnaires Annual #3 - "The Long Road Home" (shows XS' time travel journey back to her own time, thus in continuity)
  • Power of Shazam Annual #1 - "True Believers" (character later appears in mainstream continuity)
  • Robin Annual #5 - "The Iron Sky"
  • Sovereign Seven Annual #2 - "Memento Mori"
  • Starman Annual #1 (stories referred to in regular series; thus in continuity)
  • Superboy Annual #3 "Fathers and Suns"
  • Supergirl Annual #1 - "Surrogate", "The Legend Lives On", "Shootout at Ice Flats"
  • Superman Annual #8 - "The League of Supermen"
  • Superman: The Man of Steel Annual #5 - "The Never Ending Battle"
  • Wonder Woman Annual #5 - "The Unremembered"

Collected editionsEdit

Title Material collected Publication date ISBN
Elseworlds: Batman Volume 1 Batman: Holy Terror, Batman: The Blue, the Grey, and the Bat, Robin 3000 #1-2, Batman/Dark Joker: The Wild, Batman/Houdini: The Devil's Workshop, Batman: Castle of the Bat, Batman: In Darkest Knight, Batman: Dark Allegiances April 26, 2016 9781401260743
Elseworlds: Justice League Volume 1 Elseworld's Finest #1-2, Elseworld's Finest: Supergirl & Batgirl, Justice Riders, League of Justice #1-2, Titans: Scissors, Paper, Stone, Wonder Woman: Amazonia July 19, 2016 9781401263775
Elseworlds: Batman Volume 2 Batman & Dracula: Red Rain, Batman: Bloodstorm, Batman: Crimson Mist October 11, 2016 9781401269821
Elseworlds: Justice League Volume 2 JLA: Act of God #1-3, Elseworlds 80-Page Giant #1, Wonder Woman: The Blue Amazon, Superman's Metropolis, Batman: Nosferatu July 25, 2017 9781401268558
Elseworlds: Superman Volume 1 Superman: Speeding Bullets, Superman: Kal, Superman: Distant Fires, Superman: A Nation Divided, Superman, Inc., Superman: War of the Worlds February 13, 2018 9781401271183
Elseworlds: Batman Volume 3 Batman: Brotherhood of the Bat, Batman: KnightGallery, Batman: Dark Knight of the Round Table #1-2, Batman: Scar of the Bat, Batman: Masque June 19, 2018 9781401265960

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Although not officially labelled an Elseworlds tale, the story refers back to Daredevil/Batman: Eye for an Eye (Marvel Comics, 1997), which was labelled as such.
  2. ^ The TPB of this story retitles it as JSA: The Golden Age.


  1. ^ Booker, M. Keith (2014). Comics through Time: A History of Icons, Idols, and Ideas. ABC-CLIO. p. 1293. ISBN 0313397511. Retrieved 5 March 2016.

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