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cover:   George Pérez
Cover Date: Oct 1985
Cover Price: $1.25

Reprinted in:
Death of Supergirl
Translated and reprinted in CRISIS EN TIERRAS INFINITAS TOMO #2 (Argentina) (2000), CRISIS EN TIERRAS INFINITAS #7 (Spain) (Oct 1985), CRISIS NAS INFINITAS TERRAS #2 (Brazil) (1989) , CRISIS EN TIERRAS INFINITAS #7 (Mexico) (1985), SUPER STAR COMICS #6 (French) and CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #3 (French)

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    At the time, Supergirl was considered an awkward piece of Golden Age lore. DC wanted to focus on Superman and Superman alone, so she died and erased from continuity. Until she came back, which would be a lingering problem with the story.

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    This is base on the cover of issue #7 of CRISIS. People on the chat asked last week for Devilman and other Go Nagai characters. George Perez one of my favorites. Learn a lot from him. Juan Soto

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    posted Feb 8, 2017, 6:30 PM by Vu Nguyen [ updated Feb 8, 2017, 6:36 PM ]

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    posted Jan 17, 2017, 8:55 PM by Vu Nguyen

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    According to, the Fringe alternate Crisis #7 cover (featuring a Supergirl holding a dead Superman) the Fringe's Crisis art was originally drawn by Juvaun Kirby, but the actual published version used on the television show and comic book cover, was modified by Carlos D'Anda by copying Kirby's cover and changing Supergirl's hair. 

    Image below for comparison.

    Juvaun Kirby:
    Carlos D'Anda:

    Legion of Superheroes Homage to Crisis #7

    posted Jan 12, 2017, 9:36 PM by Vu Nguyen

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    Legion of Superheroes Homage to Crisis On Infinite Earths Issue 7 ( Infinite Timelines : A Multiplicity Of Murders - Chapter 17 )
    Artists: John Watson (All) , Russell Payne (Finisher)


    With so many homages done to this cover over the years, I am truly amazed that no one else had drawn these characters like this, before the talented Mr. Watson did. With the iconic pose and the carefully detailed lines of every background character, John just blew this one right out of the water.

    Superboy is holding the broken body of Reserve Legionnaire, Lana Lang aka Insect Queen. Why was she singled out ? Simply because Superboy loved her and Duo wanted to be the object of that love & affection. If you check out the panels below that inspired this Chapter, the reality unfolds.

    From her simple yet telling declaration of love at his funeral, to the classic image of her fuming as she crawls alone thru the tunnel under the Kent's house later crying herself to sleep as she realized the futility of that love, the seeds of Lana's doom & destruction were planted.

    There are those who might argue; it should be a Superman holding a Lois Lane but Duo knew Kal-el/Clark best as a boy and as a boy it was Lana who held sway in his heart. Her interaction with Lana was greater than with Lois, because of her Insect Queeen adventures, and it was that, which made her the bigger target.

    As for the characters who are gathered, there will be a bunch of folks that are not familiar to even the most fervent of Legion followers. John did an amazing series of commissions last year for a fellow Legion fan who wanted an Earth 3 Evil Legion story-line. If you have not seen them , do yourself a favor and check them out over on John Watson's blog. It was gripping and imaginative. I asked for permission to have them included in the crowd scene and it was graciously given. I figured they would bask in this "victory" as the other Legion mourn.

    I want to thank John & Russ for their hard work on this and so many other commissions.It is a powerful image. Insect Queen is dead and Duo has Superboy in her sights but this is not going to be a normal courtship, this is Fatal Attraction Legion-style and it cannot end well.


    CBR: The 15 Most Heroic Superhero Deaths of All-Time
    posted Nov 16, 2016, 4:55 AM by Vu Nguyen

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    2. Supergirl

    In “Crisis on Infinite Earths” #7 (by Marv Wolfman, George Perez, Dick Giordano and Jerry Ordway), the Anti-Monitor had greatly succeeded in his plan to destroy the Multiverse, as the Multiverse was down to just five Earths. The Anti-Monitor then came up with a device powered by stellar energy that he could use to destroy these remaining Earths. A group of some of the most powerful heroes on Earth showed up to attack the Anti-Monitor and destroy his weapon. Among the heroes were Superman, his cousin Supergirl and a brand-new hero, Doctor Light, who was still getting the hang of being a superhero.

    During the battle, the Anti-Monitor and Superman went one-on-one and Superman was badly beaten. Doctor Light was amazed that Supergirl stepped in and saved her cousin, deciding that Superman was not going to die today. Doctor Light couldn’t believe the heroism that she saw in this young woman. It inspired her to become a true hero herself. Supergirl took on the Anti-Monitor and managed to destroy his weapon, but in the process, she was killed. She managed to save her cousin, though, which was her main heroic goal (and, of course, all the aforementioned Earths).

    1. Flash

    In the previously mentioned event’s next issue (by Wolfman, Perez and Ordway), the Anti-Monitor went to his back-up plan, an anti-matter cannon, to destroy the remaining Earths. This time around, it was Barry Allen, the Flash, the fastest man alive, who had to stop him. As heroic as Supergirl’s death was, she didn’t 100% know that she was going to die when she went into her battle with the Anti-Monitor. She knew it was a very strong possibility (since she just saw what the Anti-Monitor did to her cousin), but she still hoped to make it out of the battle alive.

    That is the difference between her death and Barry Allen’s: Barry knew that the only way he could stop the anti-matter cannon was to run so fast that he would force its energies back onto itself, a process that Barry knew would kill him in the process (since the anti-matter energy was draining Barry as he was pushing it back upon itself). Barry Allen was a wonderful hero, though, so he pushed himself to the limit (and beyond) to save the Multiverse. Making it even more tragic was that he was completely aware throughout the process, constantly challenged by the dark thoughts of what he was doing to himself for the good of others. Very touching stuff, which is why it is the most heroic superhero death of all-time!

    Pathfinder: Worldscape #1 (Variant Cover) is an homage to Crisis #7
    posted Nov 15, 2016, 5:29 AM by Vu Nguyen

    PATHFINDER: WORLDSCAPE #1C (Variant Cover) (19 Oct 2016)

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    Thanks to Ilke for sending in this Crisis #7 homage by Sean Izaakse. 


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    Published Oct 2016 by Dynamite Entertainment.

    Written by Erik Mona. Art by Jonathan Lau. Cover by Sean Izaakse. Into the Worldscape - Dynamite's fantasy adventure crossover event kicks off as the Pathfinders are drawn into the mysterious Worldscape, where the greatest warriors of Hyboria, Barsoom, Golarion and Earth clash in an ancient battle of life and death! Magic, monsters, and mystery co-starring Red Sonja! The Worldscape beckons in a tale written by Pathfinder publisher Erik Mona (Pathfinder: Hollow Mountain) with art from Jonathan Lau (Red Sonja and Cub). Contains a Pathfinder RPG rules appendix and a bonus pull-out poster map! 32 pages, full color. Rated T+ Cover price $4.99.

    Doom Patrol #3's homage to Crisis #7
    posted Nov 15, 2016, 4:42 AM by Vu Nguyen [ updated Nov 15, 2016, 4:47 AM ]

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    In the latest issue of Doom Patrol #3, "It's a Doomed World After All" by Gerard Way with art by Nick Derington, an interior page is an homage to Crisis on Infinite Earths #7.


    Kevin Smith's custom Supergirl Season 2, Episode 9 T-Shirt
    posted Nov 10, 2016, 9:30 PM by Vu Nguyen

    SUPERGIRL S02E02: The Last Children of Krypton (17 Oct 2016)
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    Kevin Smith writes:
    Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 11:19am

    This is the wrap gift t-shirt I gave to all the @supergirlcw cast and crew member who made my episode. Now having worked on both #Supergirl and @cwtheflash, I can equate the experience to making both a sfx extravaganza AND an indie flick at the same time: you have the talent and tools of a big budget movie but the time of a low budget flick. Most of the folks who work on these shows COME from feature films and do work you'd normally see in feature films - but do it in only 8 days. So it feels natural to celebrate the end of our journey the same way we wrap movies: with a free, commemorative t-shirt! Drawn by the always amazing @jeffquigley, we crib the most iconic Supergirl image in comics history: Superman holding his fallen cousin on the cover of #crisisoninfiniteearths. But standing in for the #manofsteel is the Man of Shhhh himself, #silentbob.

    Hopefully, this image isn't a prognosticator of my episode somehow killing the show I love. If there's any bad about #supergirllives, it's entirely mine: because the cast and crew made a fantastic episode. I know this not only because I was there watching when they did it, but also because I've already peeped some of the scenes our editor Barbara cut together. This thank you t-shirt is the least I can do for the folks who made me look like I might be good at my job.

    Still image from Supergirl's "The Last Children of Krypton" Episode
    posted Oct 23, 2016, 10:12 AM by Vu Nguyen

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    Here is a still from "The Last Children of Krypton" episode:

    Supergirl television show pays homage to Crisis #7
    posted Oct 23, 2016, 9:58 AM by Vu Nguyen [ updated Oct 23, 2016, 9:58 AM ]

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    ‘Supergirl’ ‘Crisis On Infinite Earths’ Cover Unveiled
    by Denise Petski October 17, 2016 12:50pm

    The CW has released a mock cover of one of the DC Crisis covers featuring the Man Of Steel (Tyler Hoechlin) carrying his cousin Supergirl (Melissa Benoist).

    It’s an homage to the iconic image from the cover of Crisis on Infinite Earths #7. The image is taken from a scene in tonight’s episode in which Supergirl is injured and Superman picks her up and rescues her. The Supergirl episode, “The Last Children of Krypton,” airs tonight at 8 PM on The CW.

    Interview with Neal Adams regarding Action Comics #49
    posted Feb 3, 2016, 7:55 PM by Vu Nguyen

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    NEAL ADAMS MONTH: A Classic Gaffe Makes a Classic Cover
    Posted By Dan Greenfield on Feb 3, 2016

    EXCLUSIVE COMMENTARY: Brave and the Bold #84? Meet Action Comics #49.


    Dan: Now, when you picked Superman and Supergirl like this, were you thinking because of Crisis on Infinite Earths? The George Perez version of the cover?

    Neal: No! I’ll tell you the truth, I was thinking of a good display for Supergirl because she’s on television. I thought, “We’re not doing enough with Supergirl. We wanna see Supergirl some more.”

    It just seemed like, Superman holding Supergirl — who is presumably either dead or somehow disabled — is a good idea. And it works for the theme — it really does work for the theme. You might say Batman and Sgt. Rock doesn’t necessarily work for the theme because it was too —


    Neal Adams on Neal Adams
    posted Jan 31, 2016, 6:10 PM by Vu Nguyen

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    ‏@sdinma writes:
    5:19 PM - 31 Jan 2016

    Isn't this particular image mirroring the work of @perezartist?



    Joe Singleton's Crisis #7 Homage

    posted Jan 23, 2016, 2:34 PM by Vu Nguyen

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    Joe Singleton writes:
    Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 5:52pm

    A little something I have been working on, over the last couple of weeks, off and on.



    Back Issue #84 feature an article on Supergirl's death in Crisis
    posted Jul 6, 2015, 11:40 PM by Vu Nguyen

    BACK ISSUE! #84 (19 Sep 2015)
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    Back Issue! 84

    October 2015 - 84 FULL-COLOR pages

    From hot pants to headbands, it’s Supergirl in the Bronze Age in BACK ISSUE #84 (84 FULL-COLOR pages, $8.95)! The Maid of Might’s 1970s and 1980s adventures, including her death in Crisis on Infinite Earths and her many rebirths. Plus: an ALAN BRENNERT interview, behind the scenes of the Supergirl movie starring HELEN SLATER, Who is Superwoman?, and a look at the DC Superheroes Water Ski Show. With PAUL KUPPERBERG, ELLIOT MAGGIN, MARV WOLFMAN, and many more. Featuring a jam cover recreation of Adventure Comics #397 by KARL HEITMUELLER, JR. and friends (STEPHEN DeSTEFANO, BOB FINGERMAN, DEAN HASPIEL, KRISTEN McCABE, JON MORRIS, and JACKSON PUBLICK). Edited by MICHAEL EURY.

    Diamond Comic Distributors Order Code: JUN151772

    This product will be in stock on Wednesday 16 September, 2015.



    Marvel Comics: In the 1980s

    posted Dec 27, 2014, 8:37 AM by Vu Nguyen

    UNCANNY X-MEN #136 (Aug 1980)
    Marvel Comics

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    Vu: I saw this cover artwork from a distance and instantly thought of CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #7 (Oct 1985), but upon closer inspection I realized the cover artwork they used was taken from UNCANNY X-MEN #136 (Aug 1980) (by John Byrne).  It really is 'uncanny' how similar the two covers are, even though George Perez have gone on record to say that his cover was not based on Byrne's design.


    Marvel Comics: In the 1980s: An Issue-By-Issue Field Guide to a Pop-Culture Phenomenon
    224 page Trade Paperback - by Pierre Comtois

    TwoMorrows Publishing presents Marvel Comics in the 1980s, the third volume in Pierre Comtois’ heralded series covering the pop culture phenomenon on an issue-by-issue basis! This new book covers Marvel’s final historical phase, when the movement begun by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, and Steve Ditko moved into a darker era that has yet to run its course. The 1980s saw Stan Lee's retreat to the West Coast, Jim Shooter's rise and fall as editor-in-chief, the twin triumphs of Frank Miller and John Byrne, the challenge of independent publishers, and the weakening hold of the Comics Code Authority that led to the company's creative downfall—and ultimately the marginalization of the industry itself. Comics such as the Chris Claremont/John Byrne X-Men, Frank Miller's Daredevil, the New Universe, Roger Stern's Avengers and Spider-Man, the new wave of dark heroes such as Wolverine and the Punisher, and more are all covered, in the analytic detail—and often irreverent manner—readers have come to expect from the previous 1960s and 1970s volumes. However, the 1980s represented years of upheaval in the comics industry—with Marvel at the center of the storm—so expect a bumpy ride in the 1980s decade that marked the beginning of the end of Marvel Comics as you knew them!

    ISBN-13: 978-1-605490-059-5
    ISBN-10: 1-60549-059-8

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      George Perez's letter from CBG #954 (Feb 28, 1992)
    posted Nov 9, 2014, 9:00 PM by Vu Nguyen

    COMICS BUYER'S GUIDE #954 (28 Feb 1992)
    Krause Publication
    Originally published in COMICS BUYER'S GUIDE #954 (28 Feb 1992), Krause Publication

    George Perez writes:

    After 17 years, imagine my surprise to actually be writing a second letter to your publication within one month's time. I am addressing my comments to Mark Engblom's letter (and, indirectly, to John Byrne's message to you by voice mail) regarding my comments about homage covers in general and the cover of Crisis on Infinite Earths #7 in particular.

    First, Mark, thanks for bringing this particular subject out into the light. I originally had a statement in my letter pertaining to this exact case but decided to delete it because it made me sound self-serving and it took away from the intent of the letter. If I recall correctly (and I may be wrong, since I don't have a copy of my original letter in front of me), I said that the only conscious instances of my copying another artist's cover design were the Action Comics and The New Titans covers to which I referred. The incredible similarity between the Crisis #7 cover and the Uncanny X-Men ("Death of Phoenix") cover was simply one of those crazy coincidences that pop up in this industry from time to time. (And provide for great subjects of speculation in the recurring deja vu feature.)

    MIGHTY THOR #127 (Apr 1966)
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    UNCANNY X-MEN #136 (Aug 1980)
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    For those who tuned in late: The Uncanny X-Men cover to which Engblom referred showed Cyclops cradling a dead Phoenix in a pose eerily similar to the one of Superman cradling the equally dead Supergirl on my later Crisis cover. When I was first approached about it by a fan years ago, I admit that I was bowled over. I hadn't read an issue of Uncanny X-Men in some time and could honestly not recall ever having seen John's cover, and I definitely didn't use it as my design guide. However, the layout was so startlingly similar that even I began to doubt whether or not I was inadvertently inspired by it.

    For the record, my original inspiration for the cover was an early Jack Kirby cover showing Odin cradling Thor. I wanted to get the same impact, but designed it totally on my own without actually referring to the Kirby piece to suit the needs of the comic book on which I was working. It's like having a super-hero fly and immediately imagining Curt Swan's Superman as an inspiration without deliberately aping his style or composition. If John (or anyone else for that matter) thinks I actually took my Crisis cover idea from him, I just want to say here and now that it wasn't so. If it were, I certainly would have acknowledged it. However, having been a fan of John's work for many years, it wouldn't surprise me if some of his design sense just rubbed off on me, much as it has with so many artists whom I have admired.

    Thanks for giving me the chance to clear things up.


    Ben Frost's Small McDonalds Fries Packages
    posted Oct 24, 2014, 2:39 PM by Vu Nguyen

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    Pop artist Ben Frost (not to be confused with musician Ben Frost) used George Perez's CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #7 on one of these McDonalds Fries art. It is sold out.

    $250.00 AUD

    Artwork Specifications

    • Artwork dimensions: 80 mm x 100 mm
    • Acrylic on small Canadian McDonalds fries package
    • Signed, dated and titled on reverse

    Professional Framing Specifications (optional)

    • 30 mm solid timber frame in black, white, natural, walnut or silver
    • 70 mm (1.4mm thick) window mat in black, white or chalk.
    • 2mm thick glazing (Truvue™ UV protective option coming soon)
    • 5mm foam core mat backing*
    • 100% sealed framing construction
    • All materials pH Neutral and acid free
    • All framing is hand built in Australia to conservation standards
    • Ready to hang on arrival

    "I started painting onto found packaging about 3 years ago, and in that time I've painted onto pretty much anything you can think of - pharmaceutical boxes, candy wrappers, record sleeves, cereal boxes and even mortuary toe-tags.

    By adding new painted elements to the objects that we use and dispose of every day, I'm re-contextualizing the branding, advertising and even the item itself.  I want the viewer to look twice at these disposable objects and question what it means, how it fits into their life and what their role in the endless chain of consumption is.

    For me, re-purposing packaging into 'art' is not only a social subversion, but my own statement on contemporary recycling."

    Bizarro Crisis #7

    posted Feb 12, 2011 11:55 AM by vu sleeper


    Mark Meer
    Mark Meer is a Canadian voice actor and is largely known for his work as Commander Shepard in the Mass Effect series.

    May 22, 2010, 12:21 PM by Vu Sleeper

    Just a quickie since this iPad ability to edit text isn't as full-featured as a desktop version. I wanted to say that it was a surprise to watch my favorite series FRINGE to see CRISIS #7 in the background. In this alternate Earth, Superman died in the arms of Supergirl). You can read more details on the Source DC blog. (images to come later).

    Human Target explains Crisis on Infinite Earths
    posted Feb 4, 2010 12:38 AM by vu sleeper [ updated 14 hours agoFeb 4, 2010 1:04 AM ]

    From Ilke

    Tonight's episode of Human Target featured a character disguised as a monk talking about Crisis on Infinite Earths, likening Flash to Jesus in his death and subsequent resurrection.  The cover of Crisis #7 (Superman holding Supergirl) was shown.

    From Vu


    Showing 3 files from page Downloads.
    According to  Episode #4 will air on (overseas will have to use a proxy to view this US-based website).

    Human Target (2010) :: Sanctuary (01x04)
    Production Number:     2J5155
    Original Airdate:     Wednesday February 03rd, 2010

    Episode Crew
    Director:     Sanford Bookstaver (1)
    Writer:     Kalinda Vazquez

    Episode Summary
    Chance must protect a reformed thief being chased by his former accomplices as they try to retrieve religious artifacts that have been stashed in a Canadian monastery.

    Main Cast
    • Mark Valley    played    Christopher Chance
    • Chi McBride    played    Winston
    • Jackie Earle Haley    played    Guerrero

    Guest Stars
    • Sam Huntington    played    John Gray     
    • William Mapother    played    Sam Fisher     
    • Peter Bryant (1)    played    Abbot Stevens

    Aventure Comics #5 homage to Crisis #7 cover
    posted ‎‎Sep 7, 2009 8:34 PM‎‎ by vu sleeper

    From, thanks to ES


      ADVENTURE COMICS #5 (Homage) (Nov 2009), art by Jerry Ordway
    It’s Monday — have you seen the cover to ADVENTURE COMICS #5?
    Monday, September 7th, 2009 By Alex Segura

    Well, you will, dear Source readers. All in due time. But first, a few things:

    Because of the holiday, “blogging will be light” today. Meaning, this is basically it. Also, I’m on vacation. Heck, I might be on the beach as you read this. But fear not — thanks to great advances in blogging technology, it’ll be like I never left. You’ll get your regular dose of Source goodness at the usual times. But please, try to miss me.

    Oh, right. I promised the cover to ADVENTURE COMICS #5. Well, here it is. See you in a week.

    DC Comics Covergirls Reprints Crisis #7 Cover
    posted Mar 9, 2009 1:34 PM by vu sleeper


    Huge Sale This Week: Be sure to check out our other listings for never-before listed items, original comic art, autographed items, and large collections of comics in lots. More auctions, rare auctions, better auctions... Empire.Auctions!

    About the item: This awesome copy of DC Covergirls is signed by hand by 11 of the contributing creators. In the order their signatures appear in the book, it is signed by Darwyn Cooke, George Perez, Dick Giordano, Adam Hughes, Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmotti, Phil Noto, Chuck Dixon, Ethan Van Sciver, Greg Land, and Brandon Peterson. Book is in excellent condition and will be shipped with the utmost care.

    Grant Morrison: Final Crisis Exit Interview, Part 1
    posted Jan 28, 2009 12:51 PM by vu sleeper


    Grant Morrison: Final Crisis Exit Interview, Part 1
    By Matt Brady posted: 28 January 2009 11:45 am ET

    With Final Crisis #7 hitting today, we wanted to check in one more time before the end with Gran Morrison to ask him some lingering questions, and give him a chance to explain some of the trickier aspects of the story to date.

    As always, Morrison’s answers were educations in and of themselves, and hey, we know you’re not here to read introductions, so let’s get right to it.


    NRAMA: That said, what exactly makes this the Final Crisis? Is it the Final Crisis of the Fourth World, considering that the Fifth World is being born? Otherwise, since the multiverse still exists, there could conceivably be more crises, right?

    GM: More than anything else, it’s the Final Crisis of the Monitors, as we’ll see in #7 and brings that story from Crisis On Infinite Earths to a logical conclusion. It’s also the Final Crisis of the Fourth World. How the challenges, possibilities and rules of the emerging Fifth World are developed is something that will either be acknowledged or overlooked by other DC creators in the years to come.

    Vintage Spandex: Crisis on Infinite Earths #7
    16 August 2008, 11:44PM CDT by vu (vu sleeper)


    Crisis on Infinite Earths #7
    Saturday, August 16, 2008

    "Beyond The Silent Night"
    October 1985
    Marv Wolfman (writer and editor), George Pérez (penciler), Dick Giordano and Jerry Ordway (inkers), Tom Ziuko (colorer), John Costanza (letterer), Jenette Kahn (editor in chief)

    While Brainiac teleports Captain Marvel foes Dr. Sivana and Ibbac to his satellite, the Harbinger, Alexander Luthor, and Pariah gather together Lady Quark and representatives from the surviving earths: the Earth-1 and Earth-2 Supermans, Captain Marvel, Blue Beetle, and Uncle Sam. At the brink of the Monitor's netherverse, the Harbinger explains that the Crisis began on the planet Oa millions of years ago, where and when the scientist Krona, against the warnings of Oan legend, used a device to view the birth of the universe. Somehow Krona's actions changed the process of the universe's formation, causing both an antimatter universe and multiple parallel positive matter universes to be created. According to the Harbinger, the Oans formed the Manhunters and then the Green Lantern Corps to atone for the what Krona did.

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    Comics Should Be Good Top 50 Countdown! - #7

    5 August 2008, 10:50AM CDT by vu (vu sleeper)  [updated at 10:58AM CDT]



    Comics Should Be Good Top 50 Countdown! - #44
    7/15/2008 4:50PM by vu sleeper

    From TALES OF THE TEEN TITANS #44 (Jul 1984) Comics Should Be Good Top 50 Countdown! - #44 by Brian Croninin Top 50 Countdown Monday, July 14th ...

    News > Comics Should Be Good Top 50 Countdown! - #44

    Comics Should Be Good Top 50 Countdown! - #7

    Monday, August 4th, 2008 at 11:04 PM EST


    Crisis on Infinite Earths #7

    #7 is surprising in how few notable issues happened at that number.

    New Gods #7 was “The Pact,” which detailed the origin of the current situation between Apokolips and New Genesis, and the whole “Scott Free swapping places with Orion” story, which is a big part of New Gods history.

    The very first Neil Gaiman Sandman storyline ended with Sandman #7.

    Amazing Spider-Man #7 was the first time a Spider-Man villain returned (the Vulture, by the by).

    The Fantastic Four and the Justice League of America are noted in how UNnotable their seventh issues were - really lowlights, actually.

    The most notable issue other than the one representing this number would be Daredevil #7, which was the first appearance of the Wally Wood-designed red costume for Daredevil. That’s a big part of comic book history, but I think that the seventh issue of Crisis on Infinite Earths - the death of Supergirl, stands out a bit more, mostly due to:

    A. The shock of a major character dying like this


    B. The famous George Perez cover

    Those two combine to make this a comic that continues to be referred to over and over again - heck, we were just discussing it a month ago, vis a vis the Perez cover (which has been homaged a lot since then).

    So that’s the pick.

    Summer of Superman: Top 10 Covers
    19 July 2008, 9:59AM CDT by vu (vu sleeper)



    Summer of Superman: Top Ten Covers

    By: John H, Jordan T. Maxwell, Michael Regan
    Editor: Jordan T. Maxwell

    70 years ago, in the summer of 1938, two kids from Cleveland, Ohio changed the world forever. From their collaborative imagination sprang a hero who has endured for seven decades, transcending his home in comic books to conquer almost every other medium of art and entertainment and catalyzing the creation of an entire genre. He is more than just a fictional superhero. He is an icon (not a bird). He is an ideal (not a plane). He is...SUPERMAN!


      AVENGERS/JLA #4 (Feb 2004)
    #7 Avengers/JLA #4

    Artist: George Perez

    Fierce. Savage. Ruthless. His expression and stance is far from mild-mannered. Truly a powerful image by George Perez. This image contrasts greatly with the cover from the previous JLA/Avengers issue. The cover for JLA/Avengers #3 was an overwhelming kinetic display, with a multitude of characters jumping in every direction. Following on the heels of that image this cover, featuring a focused and centered single iconic character bearing the two iconic objects of other characters, is that much more powerful in its impact and storytelling. Superman, brutally beaten, the last man standing, bearing Captain America’s shield and worthy of wielding the mighty Thor’s hammer, Mjolnir...a combination of great iconic elements representative of both Marvel and DC. Elements of this gritty image such as his stance, the way his torn costume reveals his hyper-muscular physique, the shield...heck, replace the hammer with a sword, and this Superman cover draws a lot of its energy and strength from its affinity to the great Conan art of John Buscema, Ken Kelly, Frank Frazetta, Earl Norem and Boris Vallejo. Fierce. Savage. Ruthless.

    #2 Crisis on Infinite Earths #7
    Artist: George Perez
    Like his mild mannered alter ego, Superman is stoic, slow to anger. Seldom jovial. And rarely repentant, sorrowful or bereft. Yet the weight of those final three emotions are conveyed so flawlessly in this single image. Superman’s facial expression is incredibly heavy and wrought with heartache. The image is often mistakenly called a Pietà image, named after Michelangelo’s “Pietà” (a sculpture of a seated virgin Mary cradling the crucified Christ’s lifeless body). It is more an evolution of the Pietà, where a mournful hero carries a fallen character, usually a female. The image seems to have first appeared as a magazine illustration by N.C. Wyeth, The Lost Vein, in 1916. When next seen in popular culture the image-motif was used for a poster of the 1935 monster film, Bride of Frankenstein by James Whale. The image was later used in monster movie posters of the 1950’s such as Creature From the Black Lagoon and The Forbidden Planet. Around this same time it was adapted to comics with Ace Comics Baffling Mysteries and then with Marvel Comics second issue of The Mighty Thor. However, it is probably most recognizable as the cover to the immensely popular and tragic Uncanny X-Men #136 (1980), the death of Jean Grey. The Crisis cover differs slightly by the magnitude of the heroes gathered in the background around Superman. And the fact that Superman does not have a visor to conceal the anguish in his eyes. A powerful image no matter the origin, and perhaps most resonant here as we stand witness to the vulnerability of an impervious man. His cousin is dead and he is truly alone. The image is so powerful and iconic that, despite all of the similar images to come before, almost every cover done in this style since have been direct homages to this moment of stark loss and heartbreak.

    Zombie Crisis #7
    News Thu, 07 Jun 2007 01:31:40 CST Vu
    From WIZARD #189 (July 2007)
    ZOMBIE CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #7 (2007), art by Authur Suydam
    written by Jeremy Brown
    Published in WIZARD #189 (July 2007),

    Wizard commissioned Suydam to boldy zombify something he's never zombiefied before: the DC Universe. Turns out it was a match made in, um, heaven. "I looked at this as an opportunity," says Suydam of his riff on the iconic "death of Supergirl" image. "Because there were so many characters on it, I've been working on it in pieces, kind of chipping away at it. The apple in Supergirl's mouth just seemed right. Itwas like, 'Come and get it, dinner's served!' and all the characters are just standing there waiting." With hundreds of DC superheroes looking on, this piece of artwork may well represent the crowning achievement of Suydam's ghoulishly good work.. at least until Marvel Zombies 2 begins in September!

    A Guide to the Best Writers and Artists
    News Fri, 11 May 2007 15:17:09 CST Keith O'Neil
    Comic book review: A guide to the best writers and artists
    Issue date: 4/19/07, written by Keith O'Neil

    Throughout the years, there have been many comic book writers and artists. Some leave their marks on fans, while others names escape even the most knowledgeable comic fans. But those who do leave a mark leave it for a reason. Here is my list of the top five comic book writers and artists of all time.


    5. George Perez
    Most notable work: "Crisis on Infinite Earths" (#1-12, 1985)

    His crisp, clean detailed artwork along with the dynamic writing of "Marv Wolfman" is what made their run on "The New Teen Titans" such a success. His work on the DC Comics mega event "Crisis on Infinite Earth" is considered classic, especially the cover to issue seven where Superman is holding the dead body of the original Supergirl.

    Crisis #7: Best DC Cover of All Time
    News Sun, 11 Feb 2007 00:49:52 CST Vu

    DC Comics

    DC Nation: #47
    February 7, 2007

    It's me, DC Art Director Mark Chiarello, back wth the results to our "Best DC Cover of All Time" poll from a month ago. By a surprisingly overwhelming margin, the winner (as voted by you) is George Perez's cover to "CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS" #7. In 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th place are "THE FLASH" #123 by Carmine Infantino and Murphy Anderson, "THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS" #1 by Frank Miller and Lynn Varley, "ACTION COMICS" #1 (the granddaddy that started it all!) by Joe Shuster and "THE KILLING JOKE" by Brian Bolland. Thanks to the thousands of fans who voted, and congrats to the winners!

    Matt's Favorite Comic Stories of All Time, Part 3
    News Mon, 25 Dec 2006 18:38:51 CST Vu

    DC Comics

    Favourite Comic Covers Part 3
    Monday, December 25, 2006


    Ah, Crisis on Infinite Earths # 7. This might be the one I end up voting for in DC's online poll, because it's just so chock-full of comic goodness. Like Superman vs Muhammad Ali's cover, this has a host of interesting folks in the background to spend hours admiring. In this case, it's a veritable who's who of the DC Universe that artist George Perez slaved away on to provide the appropriate scene of grieving behind Superman and his fallen cousin, Supergirl.

  • Matt's Favorite Comic Stories of All Time
    Sun, 19 Nov 2006 01:07:24 CST
  • Random Comic Thoughts
    News Thu, 14 Dec 2006 18:51:57 CST Vu
    Random Comic Thoughts
    Thursday, December 14, 2006 | Posted by Fictive Speculator at 8:27 AM


    DC Comics

    DC is sponsoring a survey for the best DC comic cover ever. It's a fascinating idea that will require some thought. My first thought was Crisis 7, where Supergirl dies and we have the iconic image of Superman holding her broken body drawn by George Perez. I also like Flash 123, "Flash of Two Worlds", the first Golden Age/Silver Age crossover. But I am left wondering if I like the covers because of the stories behind them or if the covers themselves are really that worthy. At least I can be certain that Eclipso 1, the cover with the plastic Eclipso diamond stuck on it, should be out of the running. I'll have to give this more thought. Any suggestions are welcome (and if you want to see the world's greatest cover gallery, go to

    Crisis Made a Hot Girl Ugly
    News Tue, 12 Dec 2006 18:29:05 CST Vu

    DC Comics

    Crisis Made a Hot Girl Ugly
    Posted by Joe Rice, Tuesday, December 12th, 2006 2:20 PM


    Lastly, I'd like to talk about the art. Now, I realize that George Perez has his fans. I may not care for his art, but I do see that. But from what I can tell, his popularity is based on the fact that he draws a lot of details. Take Neal Adams (please!), add a lot more little lines all over the place, remove the distinction between background and foreground, and instill the worst design sense possible and BOOM you've got yourself a Perez. All those lines! Liefeld puts them in too, but it's acceptable to make fun of him on the internet. But George Perez is like unto a god! Have you ever looked at his art in black and white? It looks like a combination of a really hard maze in a coloring book and spaghetti. Very little is distinguishable. I will admit that the best part of Crisis (other than the two emotional punches of Supergirl's and Flash's deaths) is the art. I would add, however, that's akin to saying was the best part of being beaten up by a professional football team was they didn't use their elbows very much.

    More In Depth Overview of Wizard World
    News Thu, 16 Nov 2006 20:21:11 CST Vu
    More indepth overview of Wizard World Texas 2006
    November 16 4:20:18 PM


    WIZARD WORLD TEXAS 2006 (10-12 Nov  2006)
    Arlington, Texas

    DC Comics

    Later, I went to the Hero Initiative Booth (formerly A.C.T.O.R.) , and asked the gentleman behind it if George Perez was signing yet. He replied ni, that the signing started at 3:00. Unfortunatly, was to be leaving to check into the hotel room long before that. I guess my face showed some disappointment, because the guy asked, "Are you not going to be here then?" and I told him no. Mr. Perez looked up from the Firestar sketch he was drawing and said, jokingly "Oh, just go ahead and let me sign, I hate to see a fan cry!" He then proceeded to sign my Crisis on Infinite Earths #7 (death of Supergirl) and my Crisis retail promo poster from back in the day. When he saw the poster, he exclaimed, "Oh my goodness!" I think told him briefly about my house fire, and how 99% of my collection was gone. The poster and comic where a few of the pieces that survived. The booth guy said something about that being a miracle, and Mr. Perez said, "You wanna see a real miracle?" He then pointed to a woman who I believe was his wife "This woman, 3 kids!" They spoke for a moment then I asked for a picture. He immediately handed the camera to the booth guy, bound around the table, grabbed me around the shoulder and the outcome is in the photo album! Great guy! I really enjoyed talking with him and meeting him.
    News: History of the DCU Part 4, Crisis Homage

    Sat, 16 Sep 2006 00:29:13 CST [ submitted by Vu ]

    DC Comics

    HISTORY OF THE DCU PART 4 (Aug 2006), art by Dan Jurgens and Norm Rapmund, colors by Guy Major and Jeromy Cox
    Thursday, August 24, 2006 4:52:13 PM

    If you're still confused about the history of the world we live in today, you're not alone. Follow us in this ten part feature that sets the record straight once and for all in our documentary History of the Universe.

    News: Commentary for Crisis #7 and Mighty Mouse #4 covers?

    Sun, 20 Aug 2006 18:38:26 CST [ submitted by Ilke Hincer ]
     From Ilke Hincer

    DC Comics

    MIGHTY MOUSE #4 (Jan 1991)
    DC Comics
    In Wizard #179's gallery of 43 covers which were "spawned" by the cover of Space Adventures #24, it's written that "for behind-the-scenes creator commentary, log on to now!" And in small print it says "special thanks to Neal Adams, Tom Brevoort, Alan Davis, Mark Evanier, Geoff Johns, Doug Mahnke, George Perez and Alex Ross for their contributions."

    So...did George provide "creator commentary" for the covers of Crisis on Infinite Earths #7 and maybe even Mighty Mouse #4? And will his comments be going up soon on That would be my guess.

    News: 911 Crisis Homage

    Wed, 16 Aug 2006 21:41:28 CST [ submitted by Vu ]

    DC Comics

    911 CRISIS (2006) , art Wattana

    News: Ninja High School, Crisis Homage

    Wed, 02 Aug 2006 19:47:35 CST [ submitted by Vu ]

    DC Comics

    NINJA HIGH SCHOOL VERSION TWO #11 (May 2000), art by Ben Dunn
    News: Soulsearchers #40, a Crisis #7 Homage

    Mon, 31 Jul 2006 19:39:23 CST [ submitted by Ilke Hincer ]

    DC Comics

    SOULSEARCHERS AND COMPANY #40, Page 3 (Dec 1999), art by Dave Cockrum and Bruce Patterson
    News: World's Most Imitated Comic Book Cover

    Sun, 30 Jul 2006 22:26:46 CST [ submitted by Vu ]
     From WIZARD #179
    by Dylan Brucie
    published in WIZARD #179 (Sep 2006)

    Check out the most imitated cover of all time (at left) and the 43 covers it spawned!


    News: Inferiority Complex - Crisis #7 Homage

    February 09, 2006 12:57 am

    DC Comics

    INFERIORITY COMPLEX #3 (Feb 2006), art by Jim MacQuarrie
    News: Crisis #7 Homage in Toyfare #90

    January 30, 2006 12:45 am

    DC Comics

    CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #7 (Dec 2004), art by Robert Pope
    For Sale :: Crisis On Infinite Earths #7 cover tribute done in DC animated style for Toyfare Magazine #90 (2004) by Robert Pope (after Perez, with some Timm thrown in for good measure)
    Tuesday, January 17, 2006 5:44:07 PM

    Artist: Robert Pope
    Media Type: Pen and Ink
    Art Type: Splash Page
    For Sale Status: $400

    This beautiful two-page spread was done for Toyfare Magazine #90. The Wizard website also has an interactive version of this piece at: This piece is available for $400. If you are interested in a commission from Robert, please contact me.

    Wednesday, December 8

    To celebrate the DC Animated VPG, ToyFare 90 unveils an homage to classic George Perez 'Crisis' cover while Wizard Universe provides the key
    Since the first appearance of Batman in his dark animated series of the early ‘90s, stylized renderings of classic comic book characters have appeared in a variety of animated series.

    To help you find the gems among the 1,900 Acapulco Heat Batman variants, ToyFare 90 highlights the best of the bunch in a DC Animated Visual Price Guide that opens with a stunning homage to George Perez's classic 'Crisis' (#7) comics cover, featuring Superman holding the body of a lifeless Supergirl--by Robert Pope in a definitively "animated" style.

    Wizard Unvierse is proud to offer an interactive character key so you can tell who's who. Just click here for the interactive version of the character key and continue reading for the complete list of our participants.

    Top Tiers (l. to r.): Hawk, Dove, Creeper, Crimson Fox, The Question, Waverider, Batgirl I, Red Tornado, Captain Atom, Elongated Man, Green Arrow, Black Canary, Wildcat, Martian Manhunter, Flash, Zatanna, Aztec
    Lower Tiers(l. to r.): Hourman, Captain Marvel, Vigilante 1, Atom Smasher, Aquaman, Big Barda, Orion, Mr. Miracle, Nightwing, Huntress, Vixen, The Ray, Robin, Obsidian, Metamorpho, Mary Marvel, Doctor Midnight, B’wana Beast, John Stewart Green Lantern, Rocket Red, The Atom, Hawkgirl, Etrigan, Steel, Dr. Light (the female version), Johnny Thunder’s Thunderbolt, Batman, Wonder Woman, Johnny Thunder, Doctor Fate.
    Front and Center: Superman, Supergirl

    News: X-Men's Most Influential Covers

    January 09, 2006 09:25 pm
    COVERING THE X-MEN (a look at the X-Men’s Most Influential Covers)
    Last Modified : Oct 29, 2005
    Author : Binaryan (Ryan Jones)


    DC Comics

    UNCANNY X-MEN #136 (Aug 1980)
    Marvel Comics
    The X-Men hit a new high with the teaming of Chris Claremont and John Byrne. This is evidenced by the cover to Uncanny X-Men #136 by John Byrne released in October 1980. This classic image of Cyclops holding the defeated Dark Phoenix speaks volumes about the pain and anguish of the young and oft-tormented leader of the X-Men. The history behind this cover is actually quite interesting and complex. There is a long-standing tradition in comics of a hero holding a fallen comrade, lover or friend in this and similar poses. Some believe this cover may have been “inspired” by the cover to Lois Lane #102 which depicts Superman holding the lifeless body of Lois. This image was published in 1958 but there are many other early images that are similar. Lois Lane #128 is an even closer rendition. Despite the distinct similarities, artist John Byrne insists that he hadn’t seen or directly referenced any of the previous covers when he created the cover to Uncanny X-Men #136. This was the first prominent modern usage of such an image and it then “inspired” an even more famous cover by George Perez: Crisis on Infinite Earths #7. Released in 1985, this classic image has eclipsed that of Cyclops and Dark Phoenix to become one of the most frequently mimicked images at DC Comics. But I still contend that it was the Uncanny X-Men cover that brought this anguished image into the modern age of comics. Marvel did get one humorous homage to this cover in before the advent of the Crisis on Infinite Earths cover … the not-quite-classic cover to Obnoxio the Clown Vs. the X-Men #1! The most recent use of this can be seen on the cover to Phoenix: Endsong #4. In this instance, Emma Frost “stands in” for Jean Grey. This emphasizes the importance of the Cyclops/White Queen relationship and reflects the many ways in which Emma Frost has replaced Jean Grey as Cyclops’ paramour and an influential member of the X-Men.
    News: Crisis Commentary Part Two

    October 28, 2005 02:41 pm

    DC Comics

    CRISIS COUNSELING: Wizard Universe presents Crisis On Infinite Earths Director’s Commentary Bonus Materials Part Two!
    October 27, 2005

    For the exclusive commentary on the major moments of DC’s 1985-86 mini-series Crisis on Infinite Earths, pick up Wizard #170 on sale now! In the meantime, enjoy these extra scenes with commentary by co-creators Marv Wolfman and George Pérez that we couldn’t fit into the magazine!

    Crisis On Infinite Earths #7, pg. 14

    WOLFMAN: Pariah’s origin mirrors Krona’s to some degree. They are two sides of a triangle starting at one point and going in opposite directions. The common point is an arrogant scientist trying to do something he thinks will change the course of the universe. One goes in one direction becoming corrupt and evil as a result of what he’s done, Krona, while the other, Pariah, turns to self-loathing for what he thinks he did and the horrors he created.

    PÉREZ: Also, we’ve now established him as the last survivor of his dead planet, which between Superman, Alexander Luthor, Lady Quark and now Pariah is proving to be a trend.

    WOLFMAN: The Monitor and Anti-Monitor as well. When you create mirror images you get the beginning of really good character development because you have two characters against each other but at the core the same. That’s what we did in Titans with the creation of Starfire and Raven, the two extreme sides of Wonder Girl. We did it again with Monitor and Anti-Monitor and again with Pariah and Krona.

    News: Baffling Mysteries #7 - Similiar Crisis Cover

    June 04, 2005 12:47 pm
     From Brian
    I came across another cover for your Crisis #7 homage list. From 1954! Baffling Mysteries 7.

    Check it out:


    DC Comics

     May 23, 2004 07:36 pm | Sachs & Violens Original Art For Sale
    From Arne Starr

    SACHS & VIOLENS #3 (Jun 1994) SACHS & VIOLENS #4 (Jul 1994)
    Sachs and Violens Pages for sale on Ebay
    « Thread started on: 05/23/04 at 6:15pm »

    I'm heading for LA and need to cure my FundsAreLow and so are offering pages on Ebay from my personal collection which includes a few Sachs & Violens pages I inked in issues #3 and #4. If you do a search by seller on Ebay for arnestarr, you'll find them. Thanks for letting me put this note up here.

    Item number 2246449510: Arne & Diz Go2LA(20) - Sachs&Violens#4.- Pg7 - G.Perez
    Start time: May-23-04 06:18:07 PDT
    Ends May-30-04 06:18:07 PDT

    SACHS & VIOLENS #4, Page 7
    ARNE AND DIZ Go To LA - at least with the help of all you out there. Due to that ol' disease many of us in Florida have, Funsalo (Pronounced Funds-Are-Low), I'm going to be putting up a whole bunch of items that I would have never put up for sale under ordinary circumstances, in the hopes that the fan community can help my friend (an actor) and myself, artist, get to a place where the work isn't all minimum wage.

    This particular page is from the original Sachs And Violens#4 , page 5 to be exact, and this partial splash page features a major MardiGras scene that sports a special cameo. If you look southest of Violens butt, you'll see three balloons with faces on them,. They are Peter, George and myself. Page is signed by George Perez, Peter David and myself.


    I ended up on the book courtesy of my old friend Peter David, the writer of the book.. George Perez, the penciller who had been inking his own stuff was beginning to run a little behind and there were other projects needing to get done, so he asked Peter for a suggestion of someone to help with issues 3 and 4, and Peter suggested me. George I knew since a '72 Seuling con in NY, and he also knew I'd worked pretty extensively on the Crisis books. (Yeah I helped kill Supergirl and the Flash. I was supposed to have a credit along with Dick Giordano in the double-sized 7th issue as I'd inked pretty much everything in the first half of the book aside from heads, hands and larger figures which Dick handled, but powers that be decided they'd have to include Jerry Ordways assistants from the 2nd half of the book as well , so they nixed my credit, never checking to see that Jerry used NO assistants on that particular project. And so it goes).

     April 5, 2004 | Site Update
    [ Homages ] From Fred L. deBoom

    THING #22 (Apr 1985), cover art by Ron Wilson/Joe Sinnott. Scan from Fred L. deBoom

    DC Comics

     April 4, 2004 | Site Update
    [ Homages ] From Fred L. deBoom

    DC Comics

    CAPTAIN AMERICA #439 (May 1995), cover art by Dave Hoover. Scan from Fred L. deBoom
     April 3, 2004 | Site Update
    [ Homages ] From Fred L. deBoom

    MIGHTY THOR #127 (Apr 1966)
    Marvel Comics

    DC Comics

    MIGHTY THOR #425 (Late October 1990), cover art by Ron Frenz and Joe Sinnott. Scan from Fred L. deBoom
     March 11, 2004 | Site Update
    [ Homages ] From Fred L. deBoom

    DC Comics

    WANDERERS #4 (Sep 1988), cover art by Dave Hoover and Robert Campanella
     February 20, 2004 | Site Update
    [ Homages ] From Fred L. deBoom

    DC Comics

    AVENGERS #393 (Dec 1995), cover by Ed Benes. Scan from Fred L. deBoom
     February 4, 2004 | Site Update
    [ Homages ] From Fred L. deBoom

    DC Comics

    AVENGERS WEST COAST #73 (Aug 1991), cover by Tom Morgan. Scan from Fred L. deBoom
     November 4, 2003 | CBG's Retroview: Crisis
    From COMICS BUYER'S GUIDE #1565 (14 Dec 2003)

    COMICS BUYER'S GUIDE #1565 (14 Dec 2003)
    written by Jim Johnson
    published in COMICS BUYER'S GUIDE #1565 (14 Dec 2003)

    DC editors bestowed four-color godhood upon Marv Wolfman, when they OK'd his proposal to revamp the company's incomprehensible 50-year history in the early 1980s. and, like an angry deity come judgment day, Wolfman waved his hand and wiped countless redundant universes from existence, making the DC universe a more accessible place for new readers.

    Of course, fandom would have settled for no one other than George Pérez to illustrate such an epic, and Pérez superceded all expectations by turning in one of the finest efforts of his career.


    Wolfman wastes no time getting started, beginning the culling of the multiverse on the second page. With the ironically heroic demise of Earth-3's Crime Syndicate immediately thereafter, Wolfman also kicks off the first of many emotionally intense and beautifully constructed death sequences.

    It's a bit unfortunate that the remainder of the issue is little more than exposition for the rest of the series, but riding along while various heroes and villains from different Earths and eras are brought together is, nonetheless, a fanboy's delight.

    DC Comics

    It's another fairly slow issue, action-wise. But that's barely noticed amid the excitement generated from the intermingling of such characters from different Earths and time periods as Kamandi and Earth-2's Superman, for example.

    Amazingly, among the dozen of characters utilized (so far), Wolfman still manages to squeeze in panel time for individual characters, like The Flash and Psycho Pirate, who eventually play important roles. And, as if that weren't enough, he jams a few intriguing plot developments into an already-packed issue. Astonishing.


    It would be easy to criticize the fact that all Wolfman does here is fill another issue with unlikely, ragtag alliances plopped into random time periods.

    Except it's just too doggone cool not to like, and this is what we all paid 75¢ to see, after all.

    This is fun, plain and simple. But it's obviously none are having as much fun as Wolfman and Pérez themselves, who are making the most of the limited playtime allotted to them In comicdom's biggest sandbox.

    [ Read more CBG's Retroview: Crisis ]

     November 3, 2003 | "The Escape", Episode 7 of The OC
    From Devoted Fans: The OC

    DC Comics

    THE OC ("The Escape" - Episode 7, Air date: September 16, 2003)

    (Vu: There is a two-page article in the new WIZARD about what big comic book fans the creators of The OC are. Whether this was a conscious CRISIS #7 reference or not, the similarity is there.)

     October 26, 2003 | Vecchio's Crisis #7 Homage
    From Marcus Mebes


    DC Comics

    DEATH OF HIPPOLYTA (2003), Art by Luciano Vecchio

    (Vu: Link to the image:
    Geocities doe not allow direct link, so you must cut and paste the link. )

     October 19, 2003 | More Fallen Friend/Pieta Covers
    From Curt Collins

    Here is a link to the John Byrne board where I have added many images you may want to include in the Homage gallery.

     October 9, 2003 | The Answerman (Oct 6)
    From Silver Bullet Comics

    It's Bob Rozakis The Answer Man!: Q&A and Lots of Feedback
    Monday, October 6
    By Bob Rozakis


    DC Comics

    I was recently discussing the Crisis on Infinite Earths and the deaths of Supergirl and Barry Allen in that particular series. I don't know if this question has ever come up before, but what hoops does a writer/creative team have to go through to bring about the end of a character? Or even to create new characters?

    How much input does the publisher or editor-in-chief have? Or even a VP of sales or marketing, if any? What is the deliberative process? Do any of these people anticipate fan reaction? Market reaction? If so, how? Is there polling?

    Finally, are other creative teams with experience in these areas consulted on how to approach these subjects?
    -- Mike Cruz

    Killing off a character is a lot harder than creating a new one. In the days when comics featured self-contained stories, there were new characters popping up in almost every issue. New villains turned up regularly in the Batman books of the 50s and 60s and Flash's Rogues' Gallery grew steadily through the first couple of years.

    Doing away with a major character like Barry Allen or Supergirl requires a lot more levels of approval than killing off a minor player. When Cary Bates and Julie Schwartz decided to kill The Top in THE FLASH, I doubt they discussed it with anyone else.

     October 9, 2003 | Tom Strong Homage to Crisis
    From Marcus Mebes

    "CS • KS (after PEREZ)"

    TOM STRONG #22 (Nov 03), art by Chris Sprouse/Karl Story. Cover is an homage to CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #7.
     September 21, 2003 | The OC: Crisis Homage?
    From Kirk

    THE OC photo from
    Did anyone happen to catch this week's episode of the Fox series THE OC?

    In the final scene, the lead actor (Benjamin McKenzie) picks up the (apparently) deceased lead actress (Mischa Barton). His facial expression in the scene; the way he's holding her and the positioning of her limp body is identical to the cover of CRISIS #7 (Superman holding the deceased Supergirl).

    The two boys in it are teens in high school. They're often shown reading comics, Legion in one episode.

    And in the last episode they were supposed to be going to Comicon but instead went to Tijuana. "Seth is trying to get Ryan to latch on to his plan. What plan? TJ, baby! As Seth helpfully explains, it's a rite of passage to head for Tijuana on the last weekend before school, and what happens in Mexico stays in Mexico." Anyway they get into some trouble, Seth and Ryan's friend Marissa sees her boyfriend with whom she'd just given up her virginity to in the previous episode, kissing all over one of her girlfriends. She finds out her boyfriend is a real player. Anyway, she runs off, takes a bunch of painkillers and alcohol and is later found passed out in an alley way. Ryan who is in love with her, pick her limp body up in the classic Crisis Superman/Supergirl way.

    The creator of THE OC, Josh Schwartz is a major comics fan so I'm certain that this was a deliberate homage and not mere coincidence. It'a great series, lot's of comic references through out.




    Marissa is bellied up to the one empty bar in Tijuana and pours a couple of pills into her hand. After some thought, she slugs them back with a shot of tequila. She stumbles out of the bar and staggers through the streets and then into a dark alley, where she passes out. The group comes across her and Ryan carries her limp body out of the alley....

     September 21, 2003 | "Pieta" Covers
    From Matt Hawes

    I posted a gallery of images of covers that resembled "Crisis on Infinite Earths" #7 on the "John Byrne Message Board." Many posters added contributions to the group of cover images. Looks like there's quite a bit of what I am calling "fallen friend" or "Pieta" covers.

    You can see the images here:

    "Pieta" covers, or "Fallen Friend" covers? (Graphic intensive)
    September 20 2003 at 11:46 AM


    PIETA , sculpture art by Michelangelo, thanks to Matt Hawes FORBIDDEN PLANET MOVIE POSTER thanks to Andrew Kneath NAMOR, THE SUB-MARINER #13 thanks to Larry
    AVENGERS #49 thanks to Larry AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #90 art by Tom Morgan, thanks to Larry LOIS LANE #102 thanks to Andrew Kneath
    INCREDIBLE HULK #189 thanks to Matt Hawes DEATH OF CAPTAIN MARVEL art by Jim Starlin, thanks to Matt Hawes DETECTIVE COMICS #574 art by Jim Aparo, thanks to Matt Hawes
    THE MONSTER OF FRANKENSTEIN #2 thanks to Larry OUR ARMY AT WAR #193 art by Joe Kubert, thanks to Larry OUR ARMY AT WAR #193 art by Joe Kubert, thanks to Larry
    CAPTAIN ACTION #3 thanks to Larry SILVER SURFER #11 thanks to Larry TOMAHAWK #121 thanks to Larry
    MARVEL PREMIERE #9 thanks to Larry DAREDEVIL #164 thanks to Larry INCREDIBLE HULK #408 thanks to Larry
    OBNOXIA THE CLOWN VS THE X-MEN #1 thanks to Larry CAPTAIN ATOM #8 (Oct 87) thanks to Aaron Poehler

     September 18, 2003 | Site Update
    [ Homages ] From Matt Hawes
    BATMAN #156 (Jun 1963), cover art by ?, cover from Mile High Comics, thanks to Matt Hawes THE HUMAN FLY #18 (Feb 1978), cover art by ?, cover from Mile High Comics, thanks to Matt Hawes

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     August 3, 2003 | Micro-Hero: Crisis #7
    Barney, via Lil' Guyz

    Superman & Supergirl homage to CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #7 Subject: Superman CRISIS
    Date: Sun Jul 20, 2003 11:05 pm

    Another Man of Steel. This time I tried to reproduce a drawing for Supergirl´s death, made by Geoge Perez for the "Crisis on Infinite Earths" Miniseries.

    Hope you like it.

     June 26, 2003 | Toyfare #75 is Homage to Crisis #7
    From PREVIEWS vol 13, #7

  • TOYFARE #75
  • TOYFARE #75


    TOYFARE: THE TOY MAGAZINE #75 Proudly presents the very first full-release Twisted ToyFare Theatre (TTT) cover in front of the most dramatic story in toy history: CRISIS ON INFINITE MEGOVILLES! All of the parallel toy universe collide with hilarious results in this expanded episode of TTT. This special edition will shatter your perceptions of the Mego Universe! Time is no longer a constant! Space is no longer finite! Doritos are available in crazy new flavors! Can Mego Spidey and friends survive the "Crisis on Infinite Megovilles"? Thor, Hulk, Dr Doom, Boss Hogg, Thing, Iron Man and many more may or may not be in this spectacular story! Don't miss it!

  • Magazine (Transformers Cover)
  • Magazine (Twisted Toyfare Theatre Cover)
  • ... $4.99
    ... $4.99
     May 14, 2003 | Milestone CGC Grade Comics
    From Vu

    Wizard is offering some semi-cheap CGC Graded Comics that includes either CRISIS #1 or CRISIS #7. Seven comics for $99.95 for 9.4 or $129.95 for 9.6 Grades.

    According to CGC's website their Modern Age comics grading is about $15 (with 10 or more submissions), so you are saving quite a bit of money if you're thinking about starting a CGC collection.

    Alternatively, you can also buy CGC graded books at Mile High Comics, if they offer them.

    Personally, I believe you should buy comics to read, not to put on slabs :) Unfortunately, it looks like the trend of CGC is here to stay.

     April 26, 2003 | Comics 101: Crisis
    From Movie Poop Shoot

    April 23, 2003
    By Scott Tipton


  • CRISIS #1
  • In the early 1980s, Len Wein and Marv Wolfman were two of the hottest writers/editors in comics. Longtime fans turned professionals, Wein and Wolfman had both had stints in the editor-in-chief position at Marvel Comics, as well as turning in extremely popular, high-profile stints as writers. Wolfman had written just about every comic Marvel had put out, including a notable run on TOMB OF DRACULA with Gene Colan, while Wein had made a name for himself on AMAZING SPIDER-MAN and FANTASTIC FOUR, not to mention co-creating the new X-Men and Wolverine. Eventually, both found themselves at DC Comics, where Wein had a lengthy and well-regarded run on JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA, among others, and Wolfman created THE NEW TEEN TITANS with artist George Perez, a critical and commercial smash hit.

    Wein and Wolfman were of the belief that the parallel Earths of the DC Universe were far too complex and confusing to the common reader, and came to DC’s Publisher Jenette Kahn with a bold proposal: a 12-issue miniseries (unheard of at the time) that would involve all of DC’s characters, past, present and future, in a mammoth, cataclysmic adventure that would result in a single, elegant, consistent DC universe. Much to their surprise, Kahn approved the idea, and set them off to begin the research for what would be the single most ambitious project in DC’s publishing history.

    With both Wein and Wolfman working full-time as writers/editors, the bulk of the research fell to Peter Sanderson, a comics fan/historian, who over the course of three years or so read every comic National/DC ever produced, taking extensive notes. The research took so long that the miniseries was postponed, eventually scheduled for 1985, which just happened to be DC’s 50th anniversary. When Wolfman nervously presented his first synopsis of the series to Kahn, he feared he may have been too outrageous, asking for changes that were too radical. To his surprise, Kahn returned the synopsis, asking Wolfman to take another crack at it and be even bolder, to really shake things up. Wolfman delivered.

    [ Read more on ]

     November 20, 2002 | Pre-Crisis Supergirl, Kara
    From Comic Book Resources
    Posted: November 19, 2002
    by Beau Yarbrough, News Editor


    Every DC Comics fan, or close to it, knows what happened to the original, pre-Crisis Supergirl. In the 1984 "Crisis on Infinite Earths" maxiseries, the Girl of Steel eats a (metaphorical) bullet to save reality from the Anti-Monitor and help clean up continuity for the John Byrne Superman relaunch.

    Barring an out of continuity holiday story, and some recent fun in Peter David's "Supergirl" series (which stars another Supergirl entirely), the original supergirl, Kara Zor-El, was gone.

    But not without a fight: Current DC Comics chief Paul Levitz was Paul Levitz, "Legion of Superheroes" writer back then. Supergirl had been a sometime cast member of the series -- her longest and most steady (although that's too strong of a word) romantic relationship was with LSH member Brainiac 5, interestingly -- and Levitz wanted to bring the character back after her dramatic death, as commemorated in the classic cover of Superman holding a battered Kara in his arms, weeping openly.

    [ Read more on Comic Book Resources ]

    (Vu: Is it just me or is everybody talking about the death of Supergirl?)

     November 19, 2002 | Supergirl #79 Homage Cover
    From ES
    You must be able to see into the future. The preview of February comics are up at Comics Continuum and the cover to SUPERGIRL #79 is a homage to CRISIS #7.

    From Comics Continuum
    Written by Peter David; art and cover by Ed Benes and Alex Lei.

    Linda winds up living someone else's life…that of the Silver Age Supergirl. But that's just the beginning of this issue's shocking twists.

    32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Feb. 19.

     November 17, 2002 | Spotlight on CRISIS #7
    From Vu
    The cover to CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #7 has always been one of my favorite covers of all time. Here are some of the stories and artworks relating to this topic. The last spotlight I did was October 30, 2002 | Spotlight on Comics Interview, which a lot of people read and liked. So let me know what you think of this one.

    MIGHTY THOR #127 (Apr 1966)
    Marvel Comics
  • SUPERMAN'S GIRLFRIEND, LOIS LANE #128 (Dec 1972), cover art by John Rosenberger/Vinnie Colletta

  • UNCANNY X-MEN #136 (Aug 1980)
    Marvel Comics
  • ESSENTIAL X-MEN #2 (Reprint), cover art by John Byrne

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    MIGHTY MOUSE #4 (Jan 1991)
    DC Comics
  • SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL #10 (Apr 92), cover art by Jon Bogdanove/Dennis Janke. Thanks to ES
  • YOUNG JUSTICE #35 (Aug 2001), interior art by Todd Nauck/Andy Lanning.
  • MARS ATTACK IMAGE #4 (Apr), cover art by Bill Sienkiewicz. Scan from (Updated 11/20/2002, thanks to ES)
  • VALOR #18 (Apr), cover art by Stuart Immonen/Dick Giordano. Scan from (Updated 11/20/2002, thanks to ES)
  • MAJOR BUMMER #12 (Jul 2000), cover art by Doug Mahnke/Tom Nguyen. Cover reads: "Crisis of Infinite Jerks". Scan from Mile High Comics. (Updated 11/20/2002, thanks to ES)
  • SUPERGIRL #79 (Feb 2003), cover art by Ed Benes/Alex Lei. (Updated 11/19/2002, thanks to ES)
  • CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #7 (Advertisment) (1998), art by George Pérez
  • CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #7 (Promotional Poster), art by George Pérez
  • CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #7 POSTER, art by George Pérez
  • CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS MEDIUM STATUE (1999), based on art by George Pérez
  • CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #7 Original Art (1985), art by George Pérez
  • Death of Supergirl (from CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #7) Commission (1999), art by George Pérez
  • Death of Supergirl (from CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #7) Commission (2002), art by George Pérez
  • Death of Supergirl (from CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #7) Commission (2002), art by George Pérez
  • Death of Supergirl (from CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #7) Homage (2001), art by Yusuf Madhiya
  • Death of Supergirl (from CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #7) Commission (2002), art by George Pérez, colored by Marcus Mebes
  • Death of Supergirl (from CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #7) Commission (2002), art by George Pérez, colored by Kent Milton
  • The following excerpt is from an interview by Andy Mangels from DAVID ANTHONY KRAFT'S COMICS INTERVIEW #50 - which ran about 127 pages! Lots of rare artwork and information, I highly recommend getting a copy if you haven't got one yet.

    Andy Mangels: Can you explain what happened with the starling similarities with CRISIS #7 cover to X-MEN #136 - which in turn looked liked LOIS LANE #128?
    George Pérez: Well, that was incredible sheer coincidence. I didn't even notice it until BUYER'S GUIDE or someplace showed both covers, and I thought, "My God!" it's an incredible resemblance. My main influence in doing that was a cover of THOR, where Odin is holding the body of his son… that was my inspiration for that cover. I didn't know or remember the X-MEN cover, and haven't the faintest idea when people mention a LOIS LANE cover, which cover they're talking about. So there was definitely a comic-book inspiration there - but not the one that everyone thinks it is.

    Andy: So that was totally all a coincidence then?
    George: Totally. I was rather stunned because the emotional expression on Cyclops and Superman were so similar. Now that was a sheer coincidence. Supergirl and Phoenix are both facing the same way, their head on the same side of the page, so it's like… a weird coincidence. The one exception being not a single one of the covers that people mention did any other artist go as crazy in drawing that many characters in the background. (Laughter)

    Special thanks to Mile High Comics, The Artist's Choice, Ebay, Comic Art L and Outpost 2000 (for giving me the Crisis Posters).

     July 13, 2002 | Crisis Question
    From Silver Bullet Comics
    WHAT TH--?
    Sunday, July 7
    By Marv Wolfman

    Letters. We've Got Letters!


    Q: Why didn’t DC Comics stop you from killing Supergirl/Flash/ Earth 3/The Green Stringbean, etc. in Crisis On Infinite Earths?

    A: Well, the truth is I went behind the backs of the company; the president, publisher, proofreaders, assistants, production department, curious bystanders, my dog, Tala, and random others and see if I could sneak in the deaths of major characters, all by myself, without anyone noticing. Also, because I don’t like green stringbeans and he deserved to die anyway! Final also, I personally get a visceral thrill in taking things that don’t really exist in the first place and murdering them.

    There! At last I’ve told the truth. I’m glad to have gotten that off my chest after all the years. You have no idea how many times I’ve lied about this when I repeatedly said I worked hand-in-hand with the company in choosing our “death list.” Fortunately, nobody believed my lies and you’ve now forced me to come clean. I already am sleeping better. Thank you.

     February 28, 2002 | Top 100 Covers
    From Vu
    WIZARD #127 (it came out yesterday) ran a feature "Top 100 Covers of all Time", in which the following George Pérez covers made it:
  • AVENGERS #181
  • 99. AVENGERS #181 (1978)

    From the very first time, cover penciler George Pérez indulged his love for super-detail by craming in 24 characters on a single cover. "That was the first time I'd drawn that many characters on one cover," says, Pérez. He then deadpans, "Later, though, I'd surass that number by multiples!" (No kidding - Pérez packed 562 characters on the Crisis on Infinite Earths hardcover cover 20 years later.)

  • 23. NEW TEEN TITANS #39 (1984)

    There's no doubting the message of this George Pérez cover: Robin and Kid Flash quit. "I had to get permission from DC, which was a little antsy about having the logo obscured," says Pérez. "Part of the inspiration for that cover was John Romita's cover to Amazing Spider-Man #50, with Spider-Man walking away."

    DC Comics


    Whoa. This cover gesture of a saddened character holding another has been used since Michelangeo's Pieta statue (most notably, Thor #124's Odin holding Thor, and Uncanny X-Men #136's Cyclops holding Phoenix), but George Pérez's riveting cover stands out because it's Superman grieving over the lifeless body of Supergirl.

    Incidentally, NEW TEEN TITANS #39 cover's inspiration AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #50 made number one cover of all time, according to Wizard Magazine.
     July 1, 2001 | Young Justice #35
    From Comics Continuum
    Young Justice #35 will arrive in stores on July 5 from DC Comics. The issue is written by Peter David, with art and cover by Todd Nauck and Andy Lanning.

    Page three features a homage to the cover to CRISIS #7