Publication history of DC Comics crossover events
DC Comics has produced many crossover stories combining characters from different series of comics. Some of these are set in the fictional DC Universe, or any number of settings within the DC Multiverse.
|Flash of Two Worlds||1961||Silver Age Flash meets his Golden Age hero, introducing the concept of the DC Multiverse. The Flash #123|
|Crisis on Earth-One!, Crisis on Earth-Two!||1963||The Silver Age Justice League of America meet the Golden Age Justice Society of America, beginning an annual team-up and starting a legacy of DC Crisis events. Justice League of America #21-22|
|JLA: Zatanna's Search||1964||Zatanna attempts to reconnect with her father, Zatara, and seeks the aid of Hawkman #4, Batman, Robin, the Atom #19, Green Lantern #42 and Elongated Man along the way. Detective Comics #336 355 Justice League of America #51 DC Special Blue Ribbon Digest #5[a]|
|Green Lantern #40, Secret Origin of the Guardians!||1965||Silver Age Green Lantern teams up with his Golden Age predecessor; and Krona, who caused the Multiverse, appears for the first time.|
|Green Lantern/Green Arrow: Snowbirds Don't Fly||1971||Oliver Queen and Hal Jordan must deal with the shocking revelation that Roy Harper has become a drug addict and do what they must to help him.[b] Green Lantern #85-86|
|Showcase #100||1978||In issue #100 of the Showcase comics, "There Shall Come a Gathering", many of the heroes who previously appeared in the comic's original run must stop an alien from towing the Earth out of its orbit. Some of those who appear include the Challengers of the Unknown, Lois Lane, the Teen Titans, Rip Hunter, Spectre, the Metal Men and the Inferior Five, along with cameos by others.|
|Crisis on Earth Prime||1982||Per Degaton threatens Earth Prime, so the Justice League of America, Justice Society of America, and All-Star Squadron must team up to stop the threat.[c] All-Star Squadron #14-15 Justice League of America #207-209|
|Superman: Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?||1986||In the final adventure of Superman before Crisis on Infinite Earths, the Man of Steel must face his most dangerous foes one last time. Superman #423 Action Comics #583|
|Watchmen||1986-1987||A group of mostly retired American superheroes investigates a murder and conspiracy in an alternate-universe 1985. Watchmen #1-12|
Crisis on Infinite Earths and Post-CrisisEdit
|Crisis on Infinite Earths||1985-1986||The Anti-Monitor tries to destroy the DC Multiverse but succeeds only in merging it into a single universe; numerous characters die, including Supergirl (Kara Zor-El) and the Flash (Barry Allen). Action Comics #560, 564; All-Star Squadron #40, 50-60; Amethyst #2, 13; Batman #384, 389-391; Batman and the Outsiders #14-15; Blue Devil #5, 17-19; DC Comics Presents #76, 78, 86-88, 94-95; Detective Comics #551, 555-558; The Flash #338-339; The Fury of Firestorm #28, 41-42; G.I. Combat #274-275; Green Lantern #173, 176, 178, 194-198; Infinity Inc. #8, 18-25, Annual #1; Jonah Hex #90; Justice League of America #232, 234, 244-245, Annual #3; The New Teen Titans #21, Annual #2; The New Teen Titans #13-15 The Saga of Swamp Thing (vol. 2) #30-31; Superman #402-403, 413-415; Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes #317, 319-320; Tales of the Teen Titans #47, 58; Vigilante #14, 22; Warlord #91, 97; Wonder Woman #321, 323, 327-329; World's Finest Comics #311, 314; The Legend of Wonder Woman #1-4; Legion of Super-Heroes #13-18, Annual #1; The Losers Special #1; The Omega Men #26, 31-33; Swamp Thing (vol. 2) #39-46; The Oz-Wonderland Wars #3; Legends of the DCU: Crisis on Infinite Earths #1; Crisis on Infinite Earths #1-12; DCU: Legacies #5-6; Deadman: Dead Again #1; JLA: Incarnations #5; Comics Values Monthly #95
Series to spin out of event:
|Legends||1986||Darkseid and his servant Glorious Godfrey attempt to ruin humanity's faith in superheroes. First Post-Crisis appearance of Captain Marvel in normal continuity and the forming of a new Justice League 1-6 roster. JLA: Incarnations #5 Legends of the DC Universe 3-D Gallery #1 Justice League #1 Suicide Squad #1 The Flash #1 Shazam! The New Beginning #1-4 Wonder Woman #8
Series to spin out of event:
|Millennium||1988||After the Guardians and Zamarons exile themselves from this dimension, one of each remains and seeks out 12 Chosen to become the New Guardians. The robotic Manhunters aim to prevent this and several supporting characters are revealed to be Manhunters.
Series to spin out of event:
|Cosmic Odyssey||1988||Darkseid strives to gain the Anti-Life Equation.
Series to spin out of event:
|Invasion!||1989||The Dominators have put together an Alliance to invade Earth and eliminate the threat posed by their unpredictable "metahumans". Invasion #1-3 Adventures of Superman #449-450 Animal Man #6-7 Blasters Special #1 Captain Atom #24-25 Checkmate #11-12 Daily Planet #1 Detective Comics #595 Doom Patrol #17-18 Firestorm the Nuclear Man #80-81 Flash #21-22 Invasion Special: Daily Planet #1 Justice League International #22-23 L.E.G.I.O.N. '89 #1 Manhunter #8-9 The New Guardians #6-7 Power of the Atom #7-8 The Spectre #23 Starman #5-6 Suicide Squad #23 Superman #26-27 Swamp Thing #80-81 Wonder Woman #25-26|
|Suicide Squad: The Janus Directive||1989||Suicide Squad leader Amanda Waller sends her agents on missions in the apparent pursuit of her own private agenda, the so-called "Janus Directive".|
|Batman: A Lonely Place of Dying||1989||Following the tragic events of A Death in the Family, Batman begins making reckless decisions. Dick Grayson and another must work to bring Batman back from the edge.[d]|
|Armageddon 2001||1991||Monarch threatens to destroy the future and Earth's superheroes must stop him. Limited series with crossovers over in 1991 DC Annuals.|
|War of the Gods||1991||Wonder Woman and the Amazons are caught in the middle of a war between the ancient Roman gods and the Olympian gods. Meanwhile, Circe frames Themyscira for crimes that leads to a war between America and Wonder Woman's home. War of the Gods #1-4 Animal Man #40 Batman #470 Captain Atom #56-57 The Demon #17 Doctor Fate #32-33 Flash #55 Hawk and Dove #28 Hawkworld #15-16 Justice League America #55 Justice League Europe #31 L.E.G.I.O.N. '91 #31 The New Titans #81 Starman #38 Suicide Squad #58 Superman: The Man of Steel #3 Wonder Woman #58-61|
|Eclipso: The Darkness Within||1992||Earth's superheroes fight Eclipso and his Pawn Lar Gand. Limited series with crossovers over in 1992 DC Annuals.|
|Superman: Panic in the Sky||1992||Brainiac returns to invade Earth with his ultimate weapon, Warworld, a planet-sized satellite built for destruction. With the help of super-powered friends like Wonder Woman, the Flash, Green Lantern and many more, Superman must lead the attack on Brainiac and protect Earth![e] [f]|
|The Death of Superman||1992||Superman engages in battle with a seemingly unstoppable killing machine named Doomsday in the streets of Metropolis. At the fight's conclusion, both combatants apparently die from their wounds. Superman: The Man of Steel #17-26; Superman (vol. 2) #73-83; Adventures of Superman #496-505; Action Comics #683-691; Supergirl/Lex Luthor Special #1; Superman: The Legacy of Superman #1; Steel Annual #2; Superman Annual #5; Action Comics Annual #5; Batman and Superman: World's Finest #9 Justice League America #69-70 Green Lantern #46
The crossover depicted the world's reaction to Superman's death in Funeral for a Friend, the emergence of four individuals believed to be the "new" Superman, and the eventual return of the original Superman in Reign of the Supermen!.
|Trinity||1993||The Green Lantern Corps, the L.E.G.I.O.N., and the Darkstars go up against the beings called "the Triarch".|
|Batman: Knightfall||1993||Bruce Wayne (Batman) suffers burnout and is systematically assaulted and crippled by a Venom-enhanced villain named Bane. Wayne is replaced as Batman by an apprentice named Jean-Paul Valley, who becomes increasingly violent and unstable, tarnishing Batman's reputation. Eventually, Wayne is healed through paranormal means and reclaims his role as Batman.
|Bloodlines||1993||The DC superheroes go up against alien parasites; new superheroes are created from some of their victims. Limited series with crossovers over in 1993 DC Annuals.|
|Justice League: Breakdowns||1993||A 16-issue crossover between the Justice League America #53-60 and Justice League Europe #29-36 titles, changing the tone of both series from a humorous one to a more serious one. Green Lantern #18|
|End of an Era||1994||High above New Earth, the teenage Legionnaires from Batch SW6 prevent a mysterious being from destroying the domed cities. They are shocked to learn that the man is a disoriented Rokk Krinn, Cosmic Boy from the adult version of the Legion of Super-Heroes.|
|Superman: Fall of Metropolis||1994||With the Man of Steel out of commission due to injuries, LexCorp and Project Cadmus' conflict spills over into the city streets. If Superman does not recover in time, this may spell doom for Metropolis.[h]|
|Zero Hour: Crisis in Time||1994||Extant and Parallax attempt to recreate the Multiverse; a new timeline emerges.|
|The Way of the Warrior||1995||The Tormock alien race invades Earth and Guy Gardner, Hawkman, Justice League America, Lobo and former Green Lantern Probert battle to save the world.[i]|
|Underworld Unleashed||1995||Neron, a demon-lord from Hell, offers the DC universe villains "upgrades" in exchange for their souls. Underworld Unleashed #1-3 Underworld Unleashed: Abyss--Hell's Sentinel #1 Underworld Unleashed: Apokolips--Dark Uprising #1 Underworld Unleashed: Bathan Devil's Asylum #1 Underworld Unleashed: Patterns of Fear #1 Adventures of Superman #530 Aquaman #14 Azrael #10 Batman #525 Catwoman #27 Damage #18-19 Detective Comics #691-692 Extreme Justice #10-11 Fate #13-14 Flash #107 Green Arrow #102-103 Green Lantern #68-69 Guy Gardner Warrior #36-37 Hawkman #26-27 Impulse #8 Justice League America #105-106 Justice League Task Force #30 Legion of Super-Heroes #75 Legionnaires #32 Lobo #22 Manhunter #12 Primal Force #13-14 R.E.B.E.L.S. '95 #13-14 The Ray #18-19 Robin #23-24 Showcase '95 #12 The Spectre #35-36 Starman #13 Steel #21 Superboy #22 Superman: The Man of Tomorrow #3|
|The Flash: Dead Heat||1995||A new villain comes to town. His knowledge of the Speed Force rivals Wally's, and now he has put the entire team in peril.[j]|
|The Final Night||1996||A Sun-Eater threatens life on Earth by devouring the Sun. Hal Jordan sacrifices his life to destroy it.|
|Batman: Contagion||1996||It concerns the outbreak of a lethal disease in Gotham City and Batman's attempts to combat it.
|Genesis||1997||Darkseid battles Earth's heroes when the Genesis Wave strikes; many superbeings have their powers altered or negated.|
|Batman: Cataclysm||1998||The plot of the storyline centers on Gotham City being hit by a massive earthquake, the epicenter of which is less than a mile from Wayne Manor. In the wake of the destruction, Batman and his allies join the frantic rescue efforts around the devastated city, which soon spirals into chaos.
|DC One Million||1998||The Justice Legion Alpha of the 853rd century joins together with the present day Justice League to battle Solaris the Tyrant Sun.|
|Superman: Behold! The Millennium Giants!||1998||A trio of colossal giants are out to remake the world and it is up to Superman and friends to stop them. The storyline ran through several titles, though mostly through the Superman books. The end of this arc was the lead-in for Superman Forever #1, which coincided with Superman's 60th anniversary.[k]|
|Day of Judgment||1999||Demonic forces threaten the Earth; Hal Jordan becomes the Spectre.|
|JLApe: Gorilla Warfare!||1999||The apes of Gorilla City have declared open hostility on the rest of the world by using technology that can turn humans into apes.|
|The Flash: Chain Lightning||1999||Speedsters of all eras between now and the 30th century team up to stop a threat to the Flash dynasty.[l]|
|Superboy: The Evil Factory||2000||The Agenda is manipulating DNA for nefarious purposes. What can Superboy do to stop them?[m]|
|Our Worlds at War||2001||The heroes of the DC Universe face the threat of the cosmic force known as Imperiex, who has attacked Earth.|
|Joker: Last Laugh||2001–2002||While locked up in the Slab penitentiary, the Joker finds out he is suffering from a terminal brain tumor. Determined to go out with a bang, he uses a special Joker venom to "jokerize" other inmates, making them insane and giving them white skin, red lips, green hair and a wide smile.|
|Bruce Wayne: Fugitive||2002||Bruce Wayne finds his girlfriend, Vesper Fairchild, dead in Wayne Manor just as police arrive. The Batman Family investigates the circumstances of the crime.|
|A World Without Young Justice||2002||An all-new Young Justice has one mission: save Jason Todd.[n]|
|JSA: Black Reign||2003||A crossover between JSA #56-58 and Hawkman #23-25.|
|Identity Crisis||2004||Sue Dibny, the wife of superhero the Elongated Man, is murdered in their apartment. The DC superhero community rallies to find the murderer, uncovering shocking truths about Dr. Light and Batman's reasoning for creating counter-measures for the Justice League. Identity Crisis #1-7; The Adventures of Superman #636 644; Firestorm #6; The Flash #214-217; JSA #67; Manhunter #5; Teen Titans #20-23; JLA #115-119 Green Arrow #52 54-57|
|Infinite Crisis||2005||Kal-L, the Superman of Earth-Two, Superboy Prime and several other characters return to attempt to change the universe for the better. Superboy Prime believes he is the one true Superman, and history is altered at the end of the series.
|Amazons Attack||2007||Lead up with Wonder Woman vol. 3 #6-8, Circe manipulates the Department of Metahuman Affairs and the Amazons after bringing Queen Hippolyta, Wonder Woman's mother, back from the dead, which leads the Amazons to fight America and the country's heroes. The only way Wonder Woman can end this war, besides defeating Circe, is by fighting her own mother.|
|Sinestro Corps War||2007||The story centers on the Green Lanterns of Earth (Hal Jordan, Kyle Rayner, John Stewart and Guy Gardner) and the rest of the Green Lantern Corps as they fight an interstellar war against the Sinestro Corps, an army led by the former Green Lantern Sinestro who are armed with yellow power rings and seek a universe ruled through fear. This involves recruiting the Anti-Monitor, the Cyborg Superman, and Superboy Prime to aid in the destruction of the Green Lantern Corps.|
|Final Crisis||2008||The event that started at the conclusion of Countdown to Final Crisis. Started May 2008. Batman is apparently killed by Darkseid in this event. In reality, he is trapped in the past, where he witnessed Anthro's death. The Martian Manhunter is murdered by Libra and the new Secret Society of Super-Villains. Barry Allen, who died in Crisis on Infinite Earths, returns to life in this event.
|Blackest Night||2009||An all-out war between the living heroes and villains and the Black Lantern Corps and the DC Universe stemming from the War of Light.
|Superman: New Krypton||2009||Superman comes to terms with the death of his adoptive father while also dealing with 100,000 Kryptonians now living on Earth as a result of the Brainiac story arc.|
|Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne||2010||Bruce Wayne returns to present-day Gotham City after the events of Final Crisis. Batman:The Return of Bruce Wayne #1-6|
|Reign of Doomsday||2011||Doomsday hunts down Steel, Superboy, the Eradicator, and the Cyborg Superman.|
|Flashpoint||2011||When the Flash attempts to change time and save his mother from death, he alters history dramatically. When the events are corrected, universes are joined together (one being the Wildstorm universe/imprint bringing the team of The Authority back into DC) in order to repair the damage, leading to The New 52.|
|The New 52||2011||In the aftermath of Flashpoint, the DC Universe has a new status quo with all their comics|
|I, Vampire: Rise of the Vampires||February-April 2012||Andrew Bennett is dead, and with his death, Cain, the sire of all vampires, has risen in Gotham, leaving it up to the Justice League Dark to attempt to retrieve Andrew from the realm of the dead in order to seal away Cain once again.[o]|
|Batman: Night of the Owls||April-May 2012||Batman must call upon the Bat-family Jason Todd, Dick Grayson, Tim Drake, Damian Wayne, Catwoman etc., for the shadowy group "The Court of Owls" are vying to keep their century-long control over Gotham City.|
|The Culling: Rise of the Ravagers||April-May 2012||The Teen Titans, with the help of the Legion Of Super-Heroes, face off against the metahuman capturing group, N.O.W.H.E.R.E. just as N.O.W.H.E.R.E`s leader, Harvest, sets his long-awaited plan in motion.|
|Green Lantern: Rise of the Third Army||August 2012–January 2013||Absolute power corrupts absolutely—and the Guardians' time is finally here. The Guardians, believing that the universe would be better off without free will and emotions, create the Third Army. The Third Army assimilates all they come in contact with into transformed members of the Third Army. This storyline leads into the Wrath of the First Lantern storyline. Green Lantern #0 13-16, Annual #1; Green Lantern Corps #13-16, Annual #1; Green Lantern: New Guardians #0 13-16; Red Lanterns #13-16|
|Rotworld||August 2012–February 2013||The avatars of the Green (the Swamp Thing) and the Red (Animal Man) must stop the Rot or the world will end in this epic crossover.[r]|
|Hawkman: Wanted||October 2012-January 2013||Hawkman is being chased after by the Thanagarians, crossing the paths of both Green Arrow and Deathstroke.[s]|
|Batman: Death of the Family||October 2012–February 2013||After having his face cut off, the Joker returns and begins to target the Bat-family.|
|Superman: H'El on Earth||October 2012–March 2013||A New 52 Superman crossover where Superman, Superboy and Supergirl go head to head with a powerful Kryptonian being known as H'el, Superman's adopted brother.|
|Justice League: Throne of Atlantis||November 2012–February 2013||A vengeful Ocean Master returns and the war for Atlantis triggers a battle between Aquaman and the Justice League.|
|Batman: Requiem||March 2013||A series of issues consisting of the Bat-family reacting to the death of Damian Wayne.[t]|
|Superman: Psi War||2013||Running through some of the Superman books, the Man of Steel must face down a new, and insidious, threat.[u]|
|Batman: Zero Year||June 2013–July 2014||Detailing the New 52 origin of the Dark Knight, as well as adventures featuring other characters during that time period (Barbara Gordon, Dick Grayson, Jason Todd, Barry Allen, John Stewart and others)|
|Justice League: Trinity War||July-August 2013||The Justice League, Justice League of America and Justice League Dark will take it to the next level! And so are DC's Trinity; Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman as they fight to find the truth of who could pit them against one another in this lead up to Forever Evil. DC Comics - The New 52: FCBD Special Edition #1|
|Forever Evil||September 2013–May 2014||The outcome of Trinity War; what will happen when the heroes of the DC Universe fall and there is no one left to stop the villains from taking over? Justice League #30, Justice League of America #14, Suicide Squad #30, Teen Titans #24-25, Forever Evil Aftermath: Batman vs. Bane #1
|Green Lantern: Lights Out||2013||A crossover that involves the four Green Lantern books, to be published in October.[v]|
|Batman: Gothtopia||2014||An event set in all Batman titles.[w]|
|Superman: Doomed||2014||After going all out fighting a brutal battle to stop Doomsday, Superman undergoes a transformation that puts the world and all those he cares about at risk.|
|Green Lantern: Uprising||2014||Rebellion has spread across the universe as former allies join forces with the Durlans, Khunds and Outer Clanns to overthrow the authority of the Corps.[x]|
|Green Lanterns/New Gods: Godhead||2014||In the aftermath of Green Lantern: Lights Out, Highfather, the leader of the New Gods, discovers that the ring-wielders breached the Source Wall and now he is trying to find those secrets for himself by using one ring of every color of the emotional spectrum. Of course, nothing is ever that simple and what follows will threaten to alter the very fabric of the universe as we know it in Godhead, a month-long crossover event that finds Green Lantern and the New Gods entangled in a struggle for intergalactic survival. Green Lantern/New Gods: Godhead #1; Green Lantern #35-37, Annual #3, Green Lantern Corps #35-37, Green Lantern: New Guardians #35-37, Infinity Man and the Forever People #4-6, Red Lanterns #35-37, Sinestro #6-8|
|The New 52: Futures End||May 2014–April 2015||What would happen to the DC characters five years later?|
|Earth 2: World's End||2014–2015||Earth 2 of the New 52...a world much like the New 52 Earth, but yet so different. A world that saw its greatest heroes die – and new ones take their places. A world where Superman became its greatest villain, and a man named Zod seeks to save it along with Batman, Green Lantern, the Flash and other heroes. A world they can only save from the forces of Apokolips through great personal sacrifice! Death and destruction will follow each week, and you will never know who will live and who will die!|
|Convergence||April-May 2015||Spins out of the final issues of The New 52: Futures End and Earth 2: World's End, leading to the end of the New 52 imprint. The story was told over a nine-week miniseries beginning with a #0 issue, with 40 two-part miniseries, tie-ins from various writers and artists that examine the worlds of the DC Universe over the decades, as well as the heroes and villains contained within. Writer Jeff King handles the scripting and storytelling for the main miniseries, with Scott Lobdell helping with the overall plot. Some of the tie-ins will see the brief return of pre-New 52 Universe characters.
|Truth||2015–2016||The New 52 imprint may be over, but the continuity goes on. Following Convergence, changes to the relationship between Superman and Batman and between Superman and Wonder Woman have taken effect. A new Batman patrols Gotham City in a mechanical suit and Wonder Woman is rocking a new look and an attitude to boot. Things are strained and it is the worst time for secrets to come out. So what happens when the Kryptonian's biggest secret is revealed to the world?[y]|
|Darkseid War||2015–2016||Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, the Flash, Green Lantern, Aquaman and Cyborg united as the Justice League for the first time to defeat Darkseid and his legions of Parademons, kicking off what became known as The New 52 in the process. Now, they must face the powerful leader of Apokolips again, who returned to Earth with his sights on a new adversary: the world-shattering Anti-Monitor. The event runs from Justice League #40-#50 and also includes five Gods and Monsters one-shots and a Darkseid War Special.[z]|
|Robin War||2015–2016||In December 2015, tensions between the various Robins will erupt into an all-out war. Intended as a six-part event over the course of the month.[aa]|
|The Savage Dawn||2016||Following Superman's showdown with Vandal Savage in the 2015 Superman Annual #3, Kal'El has become desperate to regain his powers. Time is running out and his enemies are determined to destroy him, so Superman must try the unthinkable and expose himself to kryptonite in order to become renewed.[ab]|
|The Final Days of Superman||2016||His time without powers made Kal-El realize that the world is in need of more protectors...more super-powered beings like himself, especially given he is now dying. But where will he find such beings? And what about the rumor he's heard of another older Superman married to another Lois Lane? Previously announced as Super League.[ac]|
|DC Rebirth||2016||What happens when the titles of the New 52 reach their 52nd issue? What comes next? DC Rebirth is coming in June 2016. DC Comics' titles will return to #1 issues after some have a Rebirth issue and Action Comics and Detective Comics will return to their pre New 52 renumbering. One character dies, three will return who have been missing and a revelation will make it obvious that the DC Universe has been missing a part of itself...10 years stolen by Dr. Manhattan of the Watchmen!|
|Batman: Night of the Monster Men||September-October 2016||As a huge storm approaches, Batman, Batwoman and Nightwing try and prepare Gotham City for the worst, but nothing can prepare the heroes for the enormous monsters rampaging through the streets! Batman will need all of his allies to unite in order to stop these mad science monsters from tearing Gotham apart![ad]|
|Justice League vs. Suicide Squad||December 2016-January 2017||Batman has begun to question the need for Amanda Waller’s Task Force X in a world where the Justice League already exists. Determined, he decides to put a stop to the Suicide Squad, but the Squad will not go gentle into that good night easily. A six-part miniseries starting with two issues in December before becoming weekly in January 2017. Tie-ins to the series will include Suicide Squad #8-10 and Justice League #12-13. The event is a prelude to the relaunch of Justice League of America in February 2017.|
|Superman Reborn||March 2017||In DC Universe Rebirth #1, the enigmatic Mr. Oz told this Superman, “You and your family are not what you believe you are. And neither was the fallen Superman.” Now, in the first DC Rebirth crossover between Superman and Action Comics, the shocking truth behind Oz’s words is revealed. It begins with one of Oz’s prisoners escaping and ends in a tragic moment for Lois and Superman. Fallout across the entire Superman line in April.[ae]|
|Batman/The Flash: The Button||April–May 2017||The cataclysmic events of DC Universe Rebirth #1 continue here! The Dark Knight and the Fastest Man Alive, the two greatest detectives on any world, unite to explore the mystery behind a certain blood-stained smiley button embedded in the Batcave wall. What starts as a simple investigation turns deadly when the secrets of the button prove irresistible to an unwelcome third party—and it’s not who anyone suspects! It is a mystery woven through time and the ticking clock starts here![af]|
|Titans: The Lazarus Contract||May-June 2017||The Titans and Teen Titans must team up if they hope to survive their greatest enemy—Deathstroke![ag]|
|Dark Nights: Metal||June 2017-March 2018||First comes Dark Days, which gives way to the Dark Nights, which gives birth to the Dark Matter. Welcome to the New Age of DC Heroes. A six-part miniseries that has been years in the making from the mind of Scott Snyder, who laid Easter eggs for the event as far back as the New 52. Batman is investigating the Nth metal and what it means for the DC Universe, but the heroes need to stop him. Waiting in the wings is an ancient but familiar evil who, if released, will bring the twisted Batmen of the Dark Multiverse with him. Tie-ins to the series will include Dark Days: The Forge #1, Dark Days: The Casting #1, Batman Lost #1, Hawkman Found #1, the Gotham Resistance tie-ins, the Bats out of Hell tie-ins and seven Dark Multiverse Batman one-shots. The event will introduce new DC Universe titles under The New Age of DC Heroes banner, beginning in December 2017.
|Doomsday Clock||November 2017-July 2019||This miniseries will finally solve the mystery established in DC Universe Rebirth #1. Why has Doctor Manhattan from Watchmen decided to invade the DC Universe by modifying ten years of history? Superman is close to knowing the answer. The series will run for 12 issues and had breaks planned for March and August 2018 until it was moved to a bi-monthly schedule after #3.[ak]|
|Super Sons of Tomorrow||December 2017-January 2018||The Batman of Tomorrow travels to the present to prevent a cataclysmic disaster before it happens, revealing that Superboy will soon be responsible for the death of millions. But Superman will do anything to protect his son...and the Batman of Tomorrow is unwavering in his resolve to take down the Boy of Steel.[al]|
|Milk Wars||March–April 2018||What happens when the Doom Patrol meets the Justice League of America? Working together, can they destroy the evil, interdimensional corporation called RetConn? To kick off its plan to use the radioactive milk of psychic cows to take the edge off the World’s Greatest Heroes, RetConn has gone all the way to the top. Meet Milkman Man, previously unknown son of Krypton, who was sent to our planet only to be adopted by an evil dairy farmer and raised to love all things dairy![am]|
|The Wedding||May-July 2018||Batman and Catwoman get married! Or, aren't they? Batman: Prelude to the Wedding, Robin vs. Ra's al Ghul #1, Nightwing vs. Hush #1, Batgirl vs. Riddler #1, Red Hood vs. Anarky #1, Harley Quinn vs. Joker #1, Batman #44-50.|
|Sink Atlantis||August-September 2018||Aquaman always said he would die for Atlantis. Now the Task Force X aims to make him keep his word by planning to sink Atlantis. Storyline is contained in Suicide Squad #45-46 and Aquaman #39-40.|
|Heroes in Crisis||September 2018||The heroes of the DC Universe find themselves in turmoil when two of their own end up dead. Storyline is contained in Heroes in Crisis #1-9. Batman #64-65 The Flash #64-65|
|The Witching Hour||October 2018||Crossover between Justice League Dark and Wonder Woman. Wonder Woman and Justice League Dark: The Witching Hour #1 Wonder Woman #56-57 Justice League Dark #4 Justice League Dark and Wonder Woman: The Witching Hour #1|
|Drowned Earth||November 2018||Crossover between Justice League and Aquaman. Justice League #10-12 Aquaman #41-42 Titans #28 Justice League/Aquaman: Drowned Earth #1 Aquaman/Justice League: Drowned Earth #1|
|Event Leviathan||July 2019||A new crossover event by Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev.|
Note: All bolded events are considered "company-wide".
Crossovers with other companiesEdit
|DC/Judge Dredd||1991-1998||Fleetway Publications||
|DC/Aliens/Predator||1991-2007||Dark Horse Comics||
|Superman Meets the Quik Bunny||1987||Nestlé||The Man of Steel meets the Bunny who can make milk chocolatey.|
|Batman/Grendel||1993||Dark Horse Comics||Batman meets the famous Dark Horse Comics assassin. Batman/Grendel: Devil's Riddle #1 Batman/Grendel: Devil's Masque #1
|Worlds Collide||1994||Milestone Comics||The DC superheroes meet their Milestone Comics counterparts.|
|Catwoman/Vampirella: The Furies||1996||Harris Publications||Catwoman and Vampirella join forces against a common threat.|
|DC vs. Marvel #1-4||1996||Marvel Comics||Two brothers who personify the DC and Marvel universes become aware of the other's existence and challenge each other to a series of duels involving each universe's respective superheroes. The losing universe will cease to exist. The story has an out-of-universe component in that although there are eleven primary battles, the storyline does not show one side as being victorious. The "brothers" resolve the situation by temporarily creating a new universe, called the Amalgam Universe, which is occupied by merged versions of many of the heroes. An inter-dimensional character called Access eventually manages to restore the universes to their normal state. Two associated follow-up miniseries also involve characters from both publishers, DC/Marvel All Access #1-4 from DC and Unlimited Access #1-4 from Marvel. DC versus Marvel/Marvel versus DC #1 4 Marvel versus DC/DC versus Marvel #2-3 Green Lantern #87|
|Azrael/Ash||1997||Event Comics||The vigilante must help someone new to town, a dimension-hopping hero just trying to get back home to his dead-end retail job.|
|The Superman/Madman Hullabaloo! #1-3||1997||Dark Horse Comics||The Man of Steel meets the Man of Madness, and chaos ensues.|
|Batman/Hellboy/Starman #1-2||1998||Dark Horse Comics||The Golden Age Starman, Ted Knight, is kidnapped, and Batman and Hellboy team-up to rescue him.|
|Superman/Fantastic Four||1999||Marvel Comics||Superman and the Fantastic Four must unite to stop the Cyborg Superman and Galactus.|
|The Darkness/Batman #1||1999||Image Comics||The Dark Knight and Jackie Estacado cross paths. At first antagonistic, they must put aside their differences when a greater threat emerges.|
|DC/Tarzan||1999-2002||Dark Horse Comics|
|Superman vs. The Terminator: Death to the Future #1-4||1999||Dark Horse Comics||Superman must aide Sarah and John Conner in their battle against Skynet.|
|Joker/Mask #1-4||2000||Dark Horse Comics||The Man Who Laughs meets the Mask, and the world is a more terrifying place for it.|
|Ghost/Batgirl #1-4||2000||Dark Horse Comics||Under the tutelage of Oracle, Batgirl investigates the bombing of the International Diamond Exchange which has resulted in severe casualties. This leads her to the city of Arcadia, where Ghost is doing an investigation of her own.|
|JLA/Witchblade||2000||Image Comics||The Justice League gets help from a certain NYPD homicide detective with a supernatural surprise.|
|Spyboy/Young Justice #1-3||2002||Dark Horse Comics||The team gets some help from an unexpected ally working for a secret organization.|
|Superman & Savage Dragon: Chicago||2002||Image Comics||The streets of Chicago are never the same as the Man of Steel meets the Savage Dragon. Superman & Savage Dragon: Metropolis|
|JLA/Avengers #1-4||2003||Marvel Comics||Krona, an exiled Oan, travels across the Multiverse and destroys universes seeking the truth of creation. When he arrives in the Marvel Universe, the Grandmaster, wanting to save his universe, proposes that they play a game. JLA/Avengers #1 3 Avengers/JLA #2 4|
|Batman/Danger Girl||2004||IDW Publishing||The all-female espionage network teams up with the Bat from Gotham to thwart an international criminal conspiracy.|
|Darkness/Superman #1-2||2005||Image Comics||Superman and Jackie Estacado team up once more to thwart a force that threatens both their worlds.|
|JLA/Cyberforce||2005||Image Comics||The Cyberforce is fighting a hoard of cyber-zombies that have invaded Budapest. The zombies invasion soon prompts the Justice League to intervene.|
|Tiny Titans/Little Archie #1-3||2010||Archie Comics|
|Justice League of America/The 99 #1-6||2010||Teshkeel Comics||A worldwide threat forces the members of the 99 and the Justice League to work together in order to save the planet.|
|DC/Star Trek||2010-2017||IDW Publishing||
|The Rocketeer/The Spirit: Pulp Friction #1-4||2013||IDW Publishing||The hero of the Fifties must aid the champion of the pulps when their city is threatened by new arrivals.|
|Batman '66 Meets...||2013-2018||Dynamite Entertainment Millennium Publications Boom! Studios Archie Comics||
|Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1-6||2015-2016||IDW Publishing||
|DC Meets Hanna-Barbera||2017-2019||Hanna-Barbera||
|Justice League Monica’s Gang||2018-2019||Estúdios Mauricio de Sousa||
|Lumberjanes/Gotham Academy #1-6||2016||Boom! Studios|
|Wonder Woman '77 Meets the Bionic Woman #1-6||2016||Dynamite Entertainment||Wonder Woman and the Bionic Woman are called upon by the U.S. government to help against a new threat.|
|Justice League Power Rangers #1-6||2017||Boom! Studios|
|Planet of the Apes: Green Lantern #1-6||2017||Boom! Studios||Cornelius joins the Green Lantern Corps.|
|Wonder Woman/Conan #1-6||2017||Dark Horse Comics|
|Harley & Ivy Meet Betty & Veronica #1-6||2017||Archie Comics|
- Hawkman #4 - "The Girl Who Split in Two!", Detective Comics #336 - "Batman's Bewitched Nightmare", The Atom #19 - "World of the Magic Atom", Green Lantern (Volume 2) #42 - "The Other Side of The World!", Detective Comics #355 - "The Tantalizing Troubles of the Tripod Thieves", Justice League of America #51 - "Z -- As in Zatanna-- and Zero Hour!", & DC Special Blue Ribbon Digest #5 - "The Secret Spell" Between Hawkman, Detective Comics, The Atom, Green Lantern, Detective Comics and Justice League of America
- Green Lantern #85 - "Snowbirds Don't Fly; The Strange Trial of Green Lantern!", Green Lantern #86 - "They Say It'll Kill Me... But They Won't Say When"
- All-Star Squadron #14 - "The "Mystery Men" of October!", Justice League of America #207 - "Crisis Times Three!", All-Star Squadron #15 - "Master of Worlds and Time! / Fate is the Killer", Justice League of America #208 - "The Bomb-Blast Heard 'Round the World!", Justice League of America #209 - "Let Old Acquaintances Be Forgot..."
- Batman #440 - "A Lonely Place of Dying Part 1: Suspects", The New Titans #60 - "A Lonely Place of Dying Part 2", Batman #441 - "A Lonely Place of Dying Chapter Three: Parallel Lines!", Batman #442 - "A Lonely Place of Dying: Reborn", The New Titans #61 - "A Lonely Place of Dying Part 4"
- Action Comics #674 - "Prologue", Superman: The Man of Steel #9 - "First Strike", Superman (vol. 2) #65 - "Second Strike", Adventures of Superman #488 - "Third Strike", Action Comics #675 - "Fourth Strike", Superman: The Man of Steel #10 - "Fifth Strike", Superman (vol. 2) #66 - "Final Strike", Adventures of Superman #489 - "Epilogue" Action Comics #676 Superman: The Man of Steel #11 Superman #67 Adventures of Superman #490
- Collected Edition - ISBN 978-1401263232
- Batman #512 - "Prodigal Part 1: Robin and Batman", Batman: Shadow of the Bat #32 - "Falls Upon Prodigal: Part Two", Detective Comics #679 - "Prodigal Three : The Vermin Factor", Robin #11 - Prodigal, "Part 4: Two in Every Crowd", Batman #513 - "Prodigal 5: Double Deuce", Batman: Shadow of the Bat #33 - "Falls Upon Prodigal: Part Six", Detective Comics #680 - "Prodigal Seven : A Twice-Told Tale", Robin #12 - "Prodigal, Part 8: Bullies", Batman #514 - "Prodigal 9: One Night in the War Zone", Batman: Shadow of the Bat #34 - "Falls Upon; Prodigal: Part Ten", Detective Comics #681 - "Prodigal Eleven: Knight Without Armor", Robin #13 - "Prodigal, Conclusion: Wings Over Gotham", Nightwing: "Alfred's Return #1 - The Britannia Coup", Batman: "Prodigal #1 - Prodigal"
- Action Comics #699 - "Eye of the Hurricane", Superman: The Man of Steel #34 - "War / The Call", The Adventures of Superman #513 - "Target: Cadmus", Action Comics #700 - "Swan Song", Superman (vol. 2) #90 - "Battle Ground Metropolis", Superman: The Man of Steel #35 - "Afterburn", The Adventures of Superman #514 - "Dangerous Visions", Action Comics #701 - "Final Conflict", Superman (vol. 2) #91 - "My Life!" Wonder Woman #88
- Justice League America #101 - "Pressure Cooker", Hawkman #22 - "Storm Over Thanagar", Guy Gardner: Warrior #32 - "Give me a Space to Call My Own", Justice League America #102 - "Breakout!", Hawkman #23 - "Essential Warfare", Guy Gardner: Warrior #33 - "Into the Valley of Death", Guy Gardner: Warrior #34 - "Deathrock: Justice is Coming!"
- The Flash #108 - "Dead Heat, First Lap: Flatfooted", Impulse #10 - "Dead Heat, Third Lap: Disaffected Youth", The Flash #109 - "Dead Heat Part 2 of 6", Impulse #11 - "Dead Heat, Fifth Lap: Breaking the Barrier", The Flash #110 - "Dead Heat Part 4 of 6", The Flash #111 - "Dead Heat: Finale"
- Superman: The Man of Steel #78, Aquaman #43, Challengers of the Unknown #15, Superman (vol. 2) #134, Supergirl #20, Teen Titans #19, The Adventures of Superman #557, Steel #50, Action Comics #744, Superman: The Man of Steel #79, Superman (vol. 2) #135, Team Superman Secret Files #1, Superman Forever #1
- The Flash #145 - "Chain Lightning Chapter One: The Gathering Storm", The Flash #146 - "Chain Lightning Chapter Two: Time Like a River", Impulse #46 - "When Barry Met Bart", The Flash #147 - "Chain Lightning Chapter Three: Shooting the Rapids", The Flash #148 - "Chain Lightning Chapter Four: Undertow", The Flash #149 - "Chain Lightning Chapter Five: Whirlpool", The Flash #150 - "Chain Lightning Finale: Finish Line"
- Superboy #70 - "The Evil Factory Part 1: Evil Factory!", Superboy #71 - "The Evil Factory Part 2: Prisoners of the Project!", Superboy #72 - "The Evil Factory Part 3: The Hex Files", Superboy #73 - "The Evil Factory Part 4: Point of No Return!", Young Justice: Sins of Youth #1 - "Justice For All", Superboy #74 - "The Evil Factory Part 5: Game, Set & Match!"
- Young Justice #44 - "World Without Young Justice Part 1: The World What Once We Knew", Impulse #85 - "World Without Young Justice Part 2: Glimpses of You!", Robin #101 - "World Without Young Justice Part 3: Redone by the Vandal(s) of Time", Superboy #99 - "World Without Young Justice Part 4: Doomsboy", Young Justice #45 - "World Without Young Justice Part 5: Bang Bang Bedlam's Purple Hammer"
- Justice League Dark #6 - "Bloody Reunion", I, Vampire #6 - "This Charming Man", Justice League Dark #7 - "Red Blood, Dark Magic", I, Vampire #7 - "Blame it on Cain", Justice League Dark #8 - "The Leaving", I, Vampire #8 - "Cruel to be Kind"
- Green Lantern #17-20, Green Lantern Corps #17-20, Green Lantern: New Guardians #17-20, Red Lanterns #17-20
- Collected Edition - ISBN 978-1401246938
- Animal Man #12 - "Prologue, Part One", Swamp Thing #12 - "Prologue, Part Two", Animal Man #13 - "The Red Kingdom, Part One", Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E. #13 - "Secrets of the Dead: Victor's Spoils", Swamp Thing #13 - "The Green Kingdom, Part One", Swamp Thing Annual #1 - "The Hidden", Animal Man #14 - "The Red Kingdom, Part Two", Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E. #14 - "Secrets of the Dead: Who's That Trip-Traping Over My Bridge?", Swamp Thing #14 - "The Green Kingdom, Part Two", Animal Man #15 - "The Red Kingdom, Part Three", Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E. #15, Animal Man #16-18, Swamp Thing #16-18
- Savage Hawkman #13, Green Arrow #14, Deathstroke #14, Savage Hawkman #14-16
- Detective Comics #18, Batman and Robin #18, Batman #18, Batgirl #18, Catwoman #18, Nightwing #18, Red Hood and the Outlaws #18, Batman Incorporated #6-9, Teen Titans #18, Worlds' Finest #10
- Superman #18-24, Annual #2; Action Comics #24, Superboy #22-24
- Green Lantern #24; Green Lantern Corps #24; Green Lantern: New Guardians #24, Red Lanterns #24, Green Lantern Annual #2
- Batgirl #27 - "A Healing Curse"; Catwoman #27 - "Happiness is a Cold Gun"; Detective Comics #27 - "The Case of the Chemical Syndicate", "Old School", "Better Days", "Rain", "The Sacrifice", "Gothtopia, Part 1 of 3: The Perfect Crime", "Twenty-Seven"; Batwing #27 - "Not All That Glitters"; Birds of Prey #27, Detective Comics #28 - "Gothtopia, Part 2 of 3: The Maddening Crowd"; Birds of Prey #28 - "The Wings of Truth!"; Catwoman #28 - The Way of the Cat"; Batwing #28 - "Master Torres Was Right"; Detective Comics #29 - "Gothtopia, Part 3 of 3: The Truth and Nothing But"
- Green Lantern #31 - Uprising Part 1: Battle of Wills", Green Lantern Corps #31 - "Uprising Part 2: Prison Break", Green Lantern #32 - "Uprising Part 3: Sea Change", Green Lantern Corps #32 - "Uprising Part 4: Insidious!", Green Lantern #33 - "Uprising Part 5: Last Stand of the Lanterns", Green Lantern Corps #33 - "Uprising Part 6: Fatale"
- Divergence FCBD Special Edition #1 - "The Rookie; Exposed; Darkseid War, Prologue Two: The Other Amazon", Superman/Wonder Woman #18 - "Dark Truth", Batman/Superman #21 - "Truth Hurts Part One", Superman #41 - "Before Truth, Part 1", Action Comics #41 - "Hard Truth Part One", Batman/Superman #22 - "Truth Hurts Part Two", Superman/Wonder Woman #19 - "Dark Truth Part Two", Action Comics #42 - "Hard Truth Part Two", Superman #42 - "Before Truth Part 2", Superman/Wonder Woman #20 - "Dark Truth Part Three: A Matter of Trust", Batman/Superman #23 - "Truth Hurts Part Three", Action Comics #43 - "Hard Truth Part Three", Superman #43 - "Before Truth Part 3", Superman/Wonder Woman #21 - "Dark Truth Part Four: Truth Hits Everybody", Batman/Superman #24 - "Truth Hurts Part Four", Action Comics #44 - "Hard Truth Part Four", Superman #44 - "Before Truth Part 4", Superman/Wonder Woman #22 - "Heart of the Sun", Batman/Superman #25 - "Savage Hunt Part 1", Action Comics #45 - "Blind Justice Part One", Superman #45 - "Street Justice", Superman/Wonder Woman #23 - "Ravenous", Batman/Superman #26 - "Teamwork", Superman #46 - "Knocked Out!", Action Comics #46 - "Blind Justice Part Two: Into the Shadows", Superman/Wonder Woman #24 - "Power Hungry", Batman/Superman #27 - "Trust", Action Comics #47 - "Blind Justice Part Three: Consumed", Superman #47 - "Infiltrated"
- Justice League #40 - "Darkseid War Prologue", Justice League #41 - "Darkseid War Chapter One: God vs. Man", Justice League #42 - "Darkseid War Chapter Two: The New God", Justice League #43 - "Darkseid War Chapter Three: Taken", Justice League #44 - "Darkseid War Chapter Four: The Death of Darkseid", Justice League: Darkseid War - Batman #1 - "God Only Knows", Justice League #45 - "Darkseid War Act Two: After Death Chapter 1", Justice League: Darkseid War -Flash #1, Justice League: Darkseid War - Superman #1 - "God of Steel", Justice League: Darkseid War - Green Lantern #1 - "Will You Be My God?", Justice League: Darkseid War - Shazam #1 - "Mightiest", Justice League: Darkseid War - Lex Luthor #1 - "The Omega Judgment", Justice League #46 - "Darkseid War Act Two: After Death Chapter 2", Justice League #47 - "Darkseid War Act Three: Gods of Justice Chapter 1", Justice League #48 - "Darkseid War Act Three: Gods of Justice Chapter 2 - Crime Pays", Justice League: Darkseid War Special #1 - "Darkseid War: The Darkness Within", Justice League #49 - "Darkseid War Chapter 9: Power Mad", Justice League #50 - "Darkseid War Conclusion: Death and Rebirth"
- Detective Comics #47, Grayson #15, Robin: Son of Batman #7, We Are Robin #7, Robin War #1-2, Gotham Academy #13, Red Hood/Arsenal #7, Teen Titans #15
- Superman Annual #3 - "Savage Dawn", Superman/Wonder Woman #25 - "A God Somewhere", Action Comics #48 - "Savage Dawn: Assault", Superman #48 - "Treatment", Superman/Wonder Woman #26 - "Skyfall", Action Comics #49 - "Savage Dawn: Immortal Combat", Superman #49 - "Sacrifice", Superman/Wonder Woman #27 - "Slam Bang", Action Comics #50 - "Resurrection", Superman #50 - "What Could Have Been, What Can Still Be, And What Is"
- Action Comics #51-52, Superman #51-52, Superman/Wonder Woman #28-29, Batman/Superman #31-32.
- Batman #7-8, Nightwing #5-6, Detective Comics #941-942.
- Superman #18-19, Action Comics #975-978, Supergirl #8, Superwoman #8-9 and Trinity #9
- Batman #21-22 and The Flash #21-22
- Titans #11, Teen Titans #8, Deathstroke #19-20, and Teen Titans: The Lazarus Contract Special #1
- Teen Titans #12, Nightwing #29, Suicide Squad #26, Green Arrow #32.
- The Flash #33, Hal Jordan and the Green Lanterns #32, Justice League #32-33.
- Curse of Brimstone #1-, Damage #1-, Immortal Men #1-6, New Challengers #1-6, Sideways #1-, Silencer #1-, The Terrifics #1-. Unexpected #1-.
- Stand-alone series with no one-shots nor tie-ins.
- Superman #37-38, Super Sons #11-12, Teen Titans #15.
- JLA/Doom Patrol Special #1, Mother Panic/Batman Special #1, Shade, the Changing Girl/Wonder Woman Special #1, Cave Carson Has A Cybernetic Eye/Swamp Thing Special #1, Doom Patrol/JLA Special #1.