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-====== Timeline of Earth-1 (1970s) ======+====== Timeline of Earth-1 (1980 to mid-1985) ======
  
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   * January 29: Six U.S. embassy aides escape from Iran with Canadian help during the hostage crisis.   * January 29: Six U.S. embassy aides escape from Iran with Canadian help during the hostage crisis.
 ===February,​ 1980=== ===February,​ 1980===
 +  * The Spectre of Earth-Two is assigned to inhabit the body of Lt. Jim Corrigan of Earth-One when Corrigan is murdered by criminals who lock him in a barrel of cement and throw him to the bottom of the river. Brought back to Earth to avenge his murder, Corrigan is in full control of the Spectre, who acts with self-righteous vengeance, taking vengeance on murderous criminals in gruesome ways. //Note: This takes place about eight months before the Spectre story in Adventure Comics #435, which takes place in October, 1980, and reveals that Corrigan'​s murder is similar to the Earth-Two Corrigan'​s murder. In an untold tale, Lt. Jim Corrigan meets and befriends the Batman in a case in which Batman discovers that Corrigan is the Spectre, according to The Brave and the Bold #116. The Spectre remains on Earth-One until after the Crisis on Infinite Earths, when he relocates to Earth-Two.//​ ["​[[http://​www.5earths.info/​earth-2/​spectre1986-01-1/​|The Spectre: Lingering Spirit, Chapter 1: A Necessary Connection]]";​ "The Man Who Stalked the Spectre,"​ Adventure Comics #435 (September-October,​ 1974)]
   * Christopher Chance becomes the Human Target, posing as those targeted to be killed. [ACTION #419}   * Christopher Chance becomes the Human Target, posing as those targeted to be killed. [ACTION #419}
   * The Swamp Thing is kidnapped by the Un-Men, who bring him all the way to the Castle Arcane in Transylvania to meet the evil Anton Arcane, who promises to restore him to his human body. The occult process does change Swamp Thing back into Dr. Alec Holland, while Anton Arcane takes the form of the Swamp Thing, but after Holland realizes Arcane intends to use his new form to kill everyone in the village below, he undoes the transformation. Arcane falls off a precipice, followed by his loyal Un-Men, apparently to his death. Shortly after, the Patchwork Man (the former Gregori Arcane, brother of Anton Arcane and father of Abigail Arcane) escapes from his prison within Castle Arcane and battles the Swamp Thing, each thinking the other intends to harm Abigail Arcane. In saving her, the Patchwork Man falls into a cavern, while Swamp Thing hands Abigail over to Matt Cable, who has tracked him down there. Matt agrees to let Abby go with him back to America, and Swamp Thing trails along beneath their plane. ["The Man Who Wanted Forever,"​ Swamp Thing #2 (December, 1972-January,​ 1973); "The Patchwork Man," Swamp Thing #3 (February-March,​ 1973).]   * The Swamp Thing is kidnapped by the Un-Men, who bring him all the way to the Castle Arcane in Transylvania to meet the evil Anton Arcane, who promises to restore him to his human body. The occult process does change Swamp Thing back into Dr. Alec Holland, while Anton Arcane takes the form of the Swamp Thing, but after Holland realizes Arcane intends to use his new form to kill everyone in the village below, he undoes the transformation. Arcane falls off a precipice, followed by his loyal Un-Men, apparently to his death. Shortly after, the Patchwork Man (the former Gregori Arcane, brother of Anton Arcane and father of Abigail Arcane) escapes from his prison within Castle Arcane and battles the Swamp Thing, each thinking the other intends to harm Abigail Arcane. In saving her, the Patchwork Man falls into a cavern, while Swamp Thing hands Abigail over to Matt Cable, who has tracked him down there. Matt agrees to let Abby go with him back to America, and Swamp Thing trails along beneath their plane. ["The Man Who Wanted Forever,"​ Swamp Thing #2 (December, 1972-January,​ 1973); "The Patchwork Man," Swamp Thing #3 (February-March,​ 1973).]
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   * Matt Cable and Jefferson Bolt capture the Swamp Thing in his Louisiana bayou, then take him back to DDI headquarters in Washington, D.C. There, the Swamp Thing confesses to Matt Cable that he is Alec Holland, something Cable had long suspected but hadn't wanted to admit. He and Abigail Arcane decide to break him out of his prison and help him escape. Bolt tries to stop them at first, until Cable tells him what he learned from the Swamp Thing, and he agrees to help them with their plot to let Swamp Thing escape by burying him in the grave of the dead scientist who was killed trying to protect him, allowing Swamp Thing to later escape. When Swamp Thing doesn'​t later meet Cable and the others at their rendezvous point as they'd agreed, they begin searching for Swamp Thing anew. ["The Leviathan Conspiracy,"​ Swamp Thing #13 (November-December,​ 1974).]   * Matt Cable and Jefferson Bolt capture the Swamp Thing in his Louisiana bayou, then take him back to DDI headquarters in Washington, D.C. There, the Swamp Thing confesses to Matt Cable that he is Alec Holland, something Cable had long suspected but hadn't wanted to admit. He and Abigail Arcane decide to break him out of his prison and help him escape. Bolt tries to stop them at first, until Cable tells him what he learned from the Swamp Thing, and he agrees to help them with their plot to let Swamp Thing escape by burying him in the grave of the dead scientist who was killed trying to protect him, allowing Swamp Thing to later escape. When Swamp Thing doesn'​t later meet Cable and the others at their rendezvous point as they'd agreed, they begin searching for Swamp Thing anew. ["The Leviathan Conspiracy,"​ Swamp Thing #13 (November-December,​ 1974).]
   * The Joker competes with Two-Face to steal some priceless gold doubloons. [JOKER #1]   * The Joker competes with Two-Face to steal some priceless gold doubloons. [JOKER #1]
 +  * August 25-26: One night criminals break in to the Sterling estate and plant a bomb that goes off the next morning, killing textile mogul Adrian Sterling while he goes for his morning swim. Lt. Jim Corrigan interviews his daughter Gwendolyn Sterling, who is attracted to him. After Corrigan discovers that Sterling'​s partner Maxwell Flood arranged the murder, the Spectre kills each of the criminals involved. Gwen discovers that Corrigan is the Spectre but has already fallen in love with him. ["The Anguish of the Spectre,"​ Adventure Comics #432 (March-April,​ 1974)]
 ===September,​ 1980=== ===September,​ 1980===
   * Superman meets Captain Thunder, a super-hero from a parallel world, and sends him back. [SUPERMAN #276]   * Superman meets Captain Thunder, a super-hero from a parallel world, and sends him back. [SUPERMAN #276]
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   * September 17: Ousted Nicaraguan ruler Anastasio Somoza Debayla is assassinated in Paraguay.   * September 17: Ousted Nicaraguan ruler Anastasio Somoza Debayla is assassinated in Paraguay.
   * September 19: The Iran-Iraq begins, lasting eight years.   * September 19: The Iran-Iraq begins, lasting eight years.
 +  * September 24: When Gwendolyn Sterling consults with Swami Seelal about being in love with a ghost, Lt. Jim Corrigan, the fake Swami arranges for Corrigan to be killed in a car explosion. As the Spectre, Corrigan instead saves Gwen and kills the Swami'​s henchman, then tells Gwen that as much as he cares for her, he cannot have a normal life. The Spectre then kills Swami Seelal during a seance. ["The Swami and the Spectre,"​ Adventure Comics #433 (May-June, 1974)]
 ===October, 1980=== ===October, 1980===
   * Hawkman and Hawkgirl return to Earth. [JLA #117]   * Hawkman and Hawkgirl return to Earth. [JLA #117]
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   * Travis Morgan meets his grown daughter Jennifer. [WARLORD #38]   * Travis Morgan meets his grown daughter Jennifer. [WARLORD #38]
   * The Creeper gets amnesia after a battle with the Joker and becomes persuaded to be the Joker'​s ally. [JOKER #3]   * The Creeper gets amnesia after a battle with the Joker and becomes persuaded to be the Joker'​s ally. [JOKER #3]
 +  * October 22-23: Freelance writer Earl Crawford, recognizing a pattern of unusual deaths of criminals spanning the past eight months, pitches a story for Newsbeat Magazine. Convinced that the Grandenetti Mob will be the next victims, Crawford arranges for his editor to assign him with a police officer, Lt. Jim Corrigan, leaving out the real story. Crawford attempts to warn the Grandenettis to give themselves up to the police and live, but when they don't believe him the Spectre kills them in gruesome ways before Crawford'​s eyes. //Note: A reference involving a police officer wondering if Clark Kent is really Superman can be discounted as a common-enough rumor on Earth-One, since Clark has been "​proven"​ and "​disproven"​ to be Superman several times over the years.// ["The Man Who Stalked the Spectre,"​ Adventure Comics #435 (September-October,​ 1974)]
   * October 31: Halloween in Rutland is always wild as the Atom, Hawkman and Hawkgirl can attest. [Atom and Hawkman: Spooks and Spells]   * October 31: Halloween in Rutland is always wild as the Atom, Hawkman and Hawkgirl can attest. [Atom and Hawkman: Spooks and Spells]
 ===November,​ 1980=== ===November,​ 1980===
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   * The JLA and JSA battle the Injustice Society with help from some Earth-Prime writers. [JLA #123-124]   * The JLA and JSA battle the Injustice Society with help from some Earth-Prime writers. [JLA #123-124]
   * Wildcat and the Creeper team up to face Proteus in San Lorenzo. [SUPER-TEAM FAMILY #2]   * Wildcat and the Creeper team up to face Proteus in San Lorenzo. [SUPER-TEAM FAMILY #2]
-  * The spirit of the Spectre from E-2 begins to inhabit the body of his E-1 doppleganger Jim Corrigan. He acts with self-righteous vengeance. [ADVENTURE #431] 
   * Karen Beecher begins to work as an assistant for S.T.A.R. Labs scientist Dr. Blake Mansfield. [TW: Buzz Buzz]   * Karen Beecher begins to work as an assistant for S.T.A.R. Labs scientist Dr. Blake Mansfield. [TW: Buzz Buzz]
   * January 20   * January 20
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   * The Suicide Squad -- Col. Rick Flag, Dr. Karin Grace, Dr. Hugh Evans, and Jess Bright -- has its last mission as it parachutes into Cambodia, where it encounters a sasquatch and then a golden temple. Two days later, the U.S. government disbands the Suicide Squad. [Action Comics #552]   * The Suicide Squad -- Col. Rick Flag, Dr. Karin Grace, Dr. Hugh Evans, and Jess Bright -- has its last mission as it parachutes into Cambodia, where it encounters a sasquatch and then a golden temple. Two days later, the U.S. government disbands the Suicide Squad. [Action Comics #552]
 ===March, 1983=== ===March, 1983===
-  * Mr. Terrific is killed ​abord the JLA satellite. [JLA #171-172]+  * Mr. Terrific is killed ​aboard ​the JLA satellite. [JLA #171-172]
   * Athlete Victor Stone nearly killed by an alien. His father saves his life with cybernetic parts. [TALES OF THE TEEN TITANS #1]   * Athlete Victor Stone nearly killed by an alien. His father saves his life with cybernetic parts. [TALES OF THE TEEN TITANS #1]
   * March 23: President Reagan proposes the Strategic Defense Initiative Program, also known as Star Wars.   * March 23: President Reagan proposes the Strategic Defense Initiative Program, also known as Star Wars.
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   * Priscilla Rich, the original Cheetah, dies. Her niece, Deborah Domaine, is made to become the new Cheetah by Kobra. [WONDER WOMAN #274]   * Priscilla Rich, the original Cheetah, dies. Her niece, Deborah Domaine, is made to become the new Cheetah by Kobra. [WONDER WOMAN #274]
   * Thomas Tresser, using his impersonation skills, becomes the Nemesis. [BRAVE & BOLD #166]   * Thomas Tresser, using his impersonation skills, becomes the Nemesis. [BRAVE & BOLD #166]
-  * Aquaman and Mera relocate to New Venice. [WORLD'​S FINEST #263]+  * Aquaman and Mera relocate to New Venice, Florida. [WORLD'​S FINEST #263]
   * Karen Peterson secretly designs a new costume for Air Wave. [ACTION #511]   * Karen Peterson secretly designs a new costume for Air Wave. [ACTION #511]
   * The New Teen Titans is formed when Princess Koriand'​r freed from slavery. [NEW TEEN TITANS #1]   * The New Teen Titans is formed when Princess Koriand'​r freed from slavery. [NEW TEEN TITANS #1]
 ===May, 1983=== ===May, 1983===
-  * The Atom and Air Wave first team up to battles ​the Red Dart. [ACTION #513-514]+  * The Atom and Air Wave first team up to battle ​the Red Dart. [ACTION #513-514]
   * Deathstroke battles the New Teen Titans for the first time. [NEW TEEN TITANS #2]   * Deathstroke battles the New Teen Titans for the first time. [NEW TEEN TITANS #2]
   * Lois Lane has her memories removed by a criminal called the Extractor, but regains them afterward with the help of Superman. [SUPERMAN FAMILY #203-206]   * Lois Lane has her memories removed by a criminal called the Extractor, but regains them afterward with the help of Superman. [SUPERMAN FAMILY #203-206]
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   * Superman and Superboy'​s minds are exchanged briefly. [SUPERMAN #380-382]   * Superman and Superboy'​s minds are exchanged briefly. [SUPERMAN #380-382]
   * Batman helps the Metal Men discover what has become of Nameless, their long-lost member. [BRAVE & BOLD #187]   * Batman helps the Metal Men discover what has become of Nameless, their long-lost member. [BRAVE & BOLD #187]
-  * Irwin Schwab first becomes Ambush Bug, originally as a villain. Superman and the new Doom Patrol battle him. [DC COMICS PRESENTS #52]+  * Irwin Schwab first becomes Ambush Bug, originally as a villain. Superman and the new Doom Patrol battle him. Negative Woman is forced to cover her skin with protective bandages. [DC COMICS PRESENTS #52]
 ===April, 1984=== ===April, 1984===
   * In space, the Titans and Omega Men defeat Blackfire. [NEW TEEN TITANS ANNUAL #1]   * In space, the Titans and Omega Men defeat Blackfire. [NEW TEEN TITANS ANNUAL #1]
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   * Philip Conrad becomes the Planeteer and battles Superman. [SUPERMAN #387-ACTION #547]   * Philip Conrad becomes the Planeteer and battles Superman. [SUPERMAN #387-ACTION #547]
   * Terra joins the Titans [NEW TEEN TITANS #30]   * Terra joins the Titans [NEW TEEN TITANS #30]
-  * 11 year old Jason Todd becomes ​Robin. [DETECTIVE COMICS ​#526]+  * 12-year-old circus performer ​Jason Todd is orphaned when Killer Croc murders his parents. Jason is taken in by Bruce Wayne, who trains him to eventually become the new Robin. ["All My Enemies Against Me," Detective Comics ​#526 (May, 1983)]
 ===June, 1984=== ===June, 1984===
   * A time-exchange ray displaces Superman back to 1967 and brings Superboy to 1984, where the Boy of Steel teams with Batman to fight Mr. I.Q. [BRAVE & BOLD #192]   * A time-exchange ray displaces Superman back to 1967 and brings Superboy to 1984, where the Boy of Steel teams with Batman to fight Mr. I.Q. [BRAVE & BOLD #192]
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   * Karate Kid comes back to the 20th Century to say goodbye to his old girlfriend and ends up teaming with Batman to save her from Pulsar and the terroris Black Hearts. [BRAVE & BOLD #198]   * Karate Kid comes back to the 20th Century to say goodbye to his old girlfriend and ends up teaming with Batman to save her from Pulsar and the terroris Black Hearts. [BRAVE & BOLD #198]
   * Wonder Woman proposes to Steve Trevor, then fakes her death as Diana Prince. At the wedding, however, Steve confesses that he has feelings for Diana Prince, and the wedding is off. Diana Prince is soon found to be okay. [WONDER WOMAN #300]   * Wonder Woman proposes to Steve Trevor, then fakes her death as Diana Prince. At the wedding, however, Steve confesses that he has feelings for Diana Prince, and the wedding is off. Diana Prince is soon found to be okay. [WONDER WOMAN #300]
-  * Swamp Thing discovers that he was never Alec Holland, but is a unique plant-life. [SAGA OF THE SWAMP THING #21]+  * Swamp Thing discovers that he was supposedly ​never Alec Holland, but is a unique plant-life. [SAGA OF THE SWAMP THING #21]
   * Batman quits the JLA to rescue Lucius Fox from Markovia, a country caught in revolution. He forms the Outsiders using various new heroes, Black Lightning and Metamorpho. [BATO #1-3]   * Batman quits the JLA to rescue Lucius Fox from Markovia, a country caught in revolution. He forms the Outsiders using various new heroes, Black Lightning and Metamorpho. [BATO #1-3]
   * July 28: The Soviet Union withdraws its athletes from the Los Angeles Summer Olympic Games.   * July 28: The Soviet Union withdraws its athletes from the Los Angeles Summer Olympic Games.
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