Thursday, December 3, 2015

Chapter 6 The Modern Age Pt-3 (2007-2011) "52" to Flashpoint

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In “Countdown” aka “Countdown (to Final Crisis)”  Mary Marvel turns evil… because of Darkseid! There is a society of Monitors. At least one of these Monitors is evil. Earth-51: Destroyed, then turned into Kamandi-world! There was a war of the “New Gods”, and they all die except Orion and Metron

2007 Countdown (to Final Crisis) May 2007-Apr 2008

Countdown to Final Crisis, Countdown: Arena, Countdown: Lord Havok and the Extremists, Countdown: The Search for Ray Palmer, Countdown to Adventure, Countdown to Mystery, Salvation Run, Death of the New Gods - Issues #51 and #01 shown here:

Post-Crisis Earth-2 includes Helena Wayne (Huntress II), but Earth-2 Superman and Earth-2 Power Girl have been missing since the first Crisis (Pre-Crisis Earth-Two Kara Zor-L (Power Girl) has been on New Earth)

June 2007 New Earth Kara Zor-El (Supergirl) returns from the 31st Century –WW III vol. 1 #2 and Countdown vol. 1 #50

November 2007  Earth-Prime’s Kal-El (Superman-Prime) is evil. He is the same character as Superboy-Prime but had to be re-named into Superman-Prime due to copyright issues - suddenly morphing from a teen to a grown man in Countdown vol. 1 #24 and kills Zod (Superman of Earth-15) He destroys Earth-15 and Earth-51 in his quest to find the perfect universe. Shown here on the cover of Countown vol. 1 #14

June 2007 Statues of the original Legion of Super-Heroes -Justice Society of America (vol. 3) #5

2007-2015 In the Lightning Saga story arc the “Lightning Legion” lived in the year 3008. They operated at the same time as the “Threeboot" Legion, which did not end until 2009. The Lightning Legion was really just a revival of the original Legion. -Justice League of America vol. 2 #8–10 and Justice Society of America vol. 3 #5–6

2007 Carol Ferris (Star Sapphire) –Green Lantern vol. 4 #18

2007 New Earth Justice Society of America –Justice Society of America vol. 3 #1

2007 Nathan Heywood (Citizen Steel) is on the cover of –Justice Society of America vol. 3 #1 but he is not in the book until later. He is featured as shown here on the cover of issue #7

September 2007 Earth-22 Superman arrives on Earth-2. Pre-Crisis Earth-Two JSA Kara Zor-L (Power Girl) pictured on the cover. “Thy Kingdom Come” story arc -Justice Society of America vol. 3 #9

June 2008 New Earth Erik Storn (Fury) discovers he can transform his gender at will, becoming Erik/Erika Storn Infinity Inc. vol. 2 #3 (Jan 2008) - He gets a new name (Amazing Woman) and this new costume in vol. 2 #8

August 2008 Post Crisis Earth-2 Carter Hall (Hawkman) and Shiera Saunders (Hawkgirl) are on Earth-2 - Justice Society of America vol. 3 #17,19,20 and Annual #1

November 2008 Earth-1 Kendra Saunders (Hawkgirl) is transported to Thanagar. The mind of Carter Hall (Hawkman) in the body of Katar Hol is revived. They move to New Earth Louisiana. Justice Society of America vol. 3 #19

December 2008 New Earth Kara Zor-El (Supergirl) decides to change her identity to Linda Lang, Lana Lang’s niece. –Supergirl vol. 5 #34

2008 Final Crisis

Darkseid's plan to overthrow reality, and the death and corruption of various DC characters and their universe. “Supermen” appear from across the multiverse.  As New Earth began the process of recovery, they were left knowing of the multiverse. -Final Crisis Issue #3 and Issue #5 shown

October 2008 All 3 Legions meet. "Original" Legion, "Reboot" Legion, and "Threeboot" Legion. -Final Crisis: Legion of 3 Worlds vol. 1 #1-5

June 2007 New Earth Supergirl has left the New Earth aka Earth-Prime 31st Century, leaving the “Prime Legion” aka “Threeboot" Legion of Super-Heroes on their own again. (WW III vol. 1 #2) In leaving, the book Supergirl and the Legion of Super-Heroes vol. 1 #16-36 is continued with its original name: Legion of Super-Heroes vol. 5

 February 2008 -Legion of Super-Heroes vol. 5 #37

2008 This retro version of New Earth Kathy Webb "Kate" Kane (Batwoman II) First appeared In Final Crisis vol. 1 #3. She also appeared in Batman vol. 1 #678 (Aug 2008) and #682 (Jan 2009). In #678 she was a hallucination, referencing the Earth-One Batwoman from Batman #153 (1963), except we all know that E-1 Batwoman was killed by the League of Assassins in 1979, and erased from memory during Crisis on Infinite Earths.

Sep 2007-Dec 2008 “Thy Kingdom Come” JSA story arc. It features the Prime Earth Justice Society of America, Earth-Two Kara Zor-L (Power Girl), Jesse Chambers (Liberty Belle), Courtney Whitmore (Stargirl), and others. Earth-2 Richard Grayson (Robin) protects global Earth-2 and Helena Wayne (Huntress II) protects Gotham. Huntress and Robin are not siblings - they love each other but she is promised to Harry Sims.  -Justice Society of America Volume 3 #9-22, Justice Society of America Annual #1, and 3 one-shots

February 2008 New Earth Jennifer Pierce (Lightning) is now the daughter of Jefferson Pierce (Black Lightning) and Lynn Stewart (not Jonni Thunder) -Justice Society of America vol. 3 #12

July 2008 Post-Crisis Earth-2 is not the same as pre-Crisis Earth-Two. “This separation between the pre-Crisis Earth-Two and post-Crisis Earth-2 is formally established in Justice Society of America vol. 3 Annual #1 (2008)

2008 In a story titled "Earth 2 Chapter One: Golden Age", Pre-Crisis Earth-Two JSA Kara Zor-L (Power Girl) (recently of New Earth) meets Post-Crisis Earth-2 Helena Wayne (Huntress II) who “Kills” Post-Crisis Earth-2 Joker (Accidentally) causing Power Girl to wonder if she is actually on the real Pre-Crisis Earth-Two, or is she somewhere else? –Justice Society of America vol. 3 Annual #1

2008 Pre-Crisis Earth-Two JSA Kara Zor-L (Power Girl) believes she has returned home, until the missing post-Crisis Earth-2 JSI Kara Zor-L (Power Girl) reappears and declares that the JSA Power Girl is an impostor.” -Justice Society of America vol. 3 Annual #1 Aug 2008

2008 Post-Crisis Earth-2 JSI Kara Zor-L (Power Girl) tortures Pre-Crisis Earth-Two JSA Kara Zor-L (Power Girl) to find out what she did with Post-Crisis Earth-2 Superman. -Justice Society of America vol. 3 Annual #1 Aug 2008

2008 Helena Wayne (Huntress II) gets a black bodysuit -Huntress: Year One

December 2008 New Earth Kara Zor-El (Supergirl) becomes “Linda Lang” –Supergirl vol. 5 #34 and Superman/Batman #62  (September 2009)

Jan 2009 Lucy Lane (Superwoman) first appears in –Supergirl vol. 5 #35

March 2009 -Legion of Super-Heroes vol. 5 #50

2009 “The Question: Pipeline” staring The Question and Helena Wayne (Huntress II) is a second feature to the New Earth BatWoman story “Elegy” -Detective Comics vol. 1 #854-863

2009 The Belly Window is back – New Earth Helena Bertinelli (Huntress III) -Battle for the Cowl: The Network

2009 New Earth Katherine Rebecca “Kate” Kane (Batwoman) in “Elegy” –Detective Comics vol. 1 #854

2009 Linda Lang (Supergirl) –Supergirl Annual #1

2009 New Earth Kara Zor-El/Linda Lang (Supergirl) gets Bike Shorts

2009 - 2010 Blackest Night featured the Black Lanterns, which were basically zombies. -Blackest Night vol. 1 #1 and #6 shown here:
2009-2010 Kendra Saunders (Hawkgirl) and Carter Hall (Hawkman) are killed and then resurrected as a Black Lanterns.  -Blackest Night #1-3 When resurrected, Hawkgirl is actually revealed to be Shiera Hall, not Kendra Saunders -Issue #8

2009-2011 A huge square Window for Earth-Two Kara Zor-L (Power Girl) Followed by some backlash from female fans. -Power Girl vol. 2 #1

2009 New Earth Superman Origin Story. New Earth Kal-El/Clark Kent (Superboy/Superman) seen on the cover with Pre-Zero Hour Original Legion of Super-Heroes –Superman: Secret Origin vol. 1 #1-6

This origin story replaces the Birthright origin. It also restores the idea that Superboy is a young Clark Kent, and puts Lex Luthor in Smallville.

2010 New Earth Helena Bertinelli (Huntress III)’ Belly Window is back. -Birds of Prey Vol-2

February 2010 New Earth Diana of Themyscira/Diana Prince (Wonder Woman) in the “Star Sapphire” story arc -Blackest Night: Wonder Woman vol. 1 #1-#3

2010 Koriand’r (Starfire) in –R.E.B.E.L.S. vol. 2 #15

2010 Stephanie Brown (Batgirl VI) –Batgirl vol. 3 #1 (issue #4 shown)

July 2010 Wonder Woman vol. 3 ends with Issue #44 then picks up at Issue #600-614. -Wonder Woman vol. 3 Issue #41 shown here:

2010 Pre-Zero Hour Original Legion of Super-Heroes in the Earth-One 31st Century appear in -Legion of Super-Heroes vol. 6 #1-16

August 2010 Wonder Woman wears pants.  Alternate Cover shown of Wonder Woman vol. 1 #600-#614

2010 Dinah Laurel Lance (Black Canary) , Helena Bertinelli (Huntress III), Zinda Blake (Lady Blackhawk), Dawn Granger (Dove) –Birds of Prey vol. 2 #3

2010 Another Origin story for Superman -Superman: Earth One vol. 1 #1-3

Only a year after Secret Origins re-did the origin of Superman, we have another retelling which may or may not become canon. 

2011 New Classic round Window costume for Earth-Two Kara Zor-L (Power Girl)  -Power Girl vol. 2 issue #27 Note: The round window appears on the cover, but inside the issue it is still a rectangle.

2011 With the help of Swamp Thing, Pre-Flashpoint Carter Hall (Hawkman) and Pre-Flashpoint Shiera Hall (Hawkgirl) join “The Elementals”, bringing them to an end. -Brightest Day #23

December 2011 Prime Earth “Helena Bertinelli” (Huntress III) “Crossbow in the Crossroads” story arc set in Italy which sets Huntress up for the 2012 New 52 Worlds’ Finest Power Girl Team-up. Actually takes place after Earth 2 Helena Wayne (Robin/Huntress II) and Earth 2 Kara Zor-El (Power Girl) were transported to Prime Earth. Later we find out that Prime Earth “Helena Bertinelli” as featured in the story is actually just Helena Wayne in disguise. -Huntress vol. 3 #1-6

2011 New Earth Kara Zor-El/Linda Danvers (Supergirl) Volume 5 comes to an end –Supergirl vol. 5 #67 Supergirl vol. 5 #60 shown

May 2011 FlashPoint

DC New Earth, Vertigo Earth-13, and Wild Storm Earth-50 are split into 52 universes. -Flashpoint (Vol2) #1-#5 and crossovers such as Lois Lane and the Resistance #1-3)


While traveling through time, Barry sees three different timelines — DC (New Earth), Vertigo (Earth-13), and WildStorm (Earth-50). Pandora tells him that the world had been split to weaken them, and it must now be reunited. The DC, Vertigo, and Wildstorm universes are merged, creating a brand new DC Universe.

2011 DC Comics was moved to be under "DC Entertainment".

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