Timeline of Earth-1 (mid-1985 to late 1980s)

Mid-1985

July

  • Superman and the Forgotten Heroes face the Forgotten Villains. [DC COMICS PRESENTS #77 - 78]
  • July 13
    • Live Aid pop concerts held simultaneously in London and Philadelphia over 17 hours raise $70 million for famine relief in Ethiopia and other African nations.
    • Alexander Luthor, Jr. is sent to Earth-1 just before Earth-3 is destroyed. Note: After the Crisis, Earth-3 reappears in the antimatter universe of Qward, having been absorbed into it. [Crisis on Infinite Earths #1]
  • July 14
    • Red skies appear all over Earth. [Crisis #1, pp. 10-11; New Teen Titans #13, pp. 3-4; Batman #389, p. 1; Wonder Woman #327, p. 23]
    • Harbinger recruits several heroes from three Earths. [Crisis #1]
  • July 15: While battling the Joker, Batman witnesses an apparition of the Flash disintegrate. [Crisis #2]
  • July 16: Superman and Batman meet Pariah. [Crisis #2]
  • July 17: Antimatter appears on Earth-1. The Teen Titans and the Outsiders, with Superman and Batman, team up to rescue people in New York City. Brainiac makes plans to abduct Lex Luthor. [Crisis #3]
  • July 18
    • Earth-6 is destroyed, and Pariah saves Lady Quark, its only survivor. [Crisis #4]
    • The Monitor creates Doctor Light II (Dr. Kimiyo Hoshi) of Japan. [Crisis #4]
    • The Anti-Monitor abducts Red Tornado II. [Crisis #4]
    • Five thousand citizens of Thanagar die during riots caused by the approaching antimatter cloud. [Crisis #10, p. 6]
  • July 19
    • Clark Kent is fired from GBS and the Daily Planet after filing an unsubstantiated story about Superman saving a falling satellite that was, in fact, still orbiting Earth. [Superman #410, pp. 1-14]
    • Starman (Prince Gavyn) of Earth-1's universe dies trying to protect his empire from the antimatter cloud. [Crisis #10, p. 9]
  • July 21: The Forever People use their powers to protect the citizens of their adopted planet Adon from the antimatter cloud. [Crisis #10, p. 12]
  • July 22
    • The sun rises in the west as Earth's axis shifts, then realigns itself by noon. [New Teen Titans v2 #13, p. 21]
    • In the otherdimensional Gemworld, the Citadel of Sapphire is destroyed by antimatter. [Crisis #10, p. 13]
  • July 23
    • Powerful storms continue to ravage Earth. Superman investigates strange energy bursts coming from Mongul's containment capsule in deep space. Back on Earth, Superman and Hawkman of Earth-1 battle Kasta, the thrill-killer of Thanagar. [DC Comics Presents #95]
    • Immortal Man seemingly dies while protecting people from the antimatter cloud. Note: Sometime after the Crisis, Immortal Man resurfaces on his home universe of Earth-2. [Crisis #10, p. 16]
  • July 24
    • The Outsiders, the Teen Titans, Superman, and Batman meet Dr. Light II. [Crisis #4]
    • Shadow demons and Weaponers of Qward attack Paradise Island, and the Amazons fight alongside the gods. Wonder Woman's secret identity of Diana Prince is revealed to her co-workers. Antiope is killed. [Wonder Woman #328; Crisis #10, p. 22]
  • July 25
    • Harbinger kills the Monitor. The universes of Earths 1 and 2 are swallowed into the netherverse, ending the red skies and antimatter storms. [Crisis #4]
    • Alexander Luthor, Jr. has now fully aged into an adult. [Crisis #5]
    • Earths 1 and 2 merge in places, and both experience a succession of time warps. Heroes of Earths 1 and 2 are gathered aboard Monitor's satellite; Alex Luthor explains the Crisis. [Crisis #5]
    • Atoman brings Nadir the Master of Magic, Joannie Swift, Robotgirl, Roh Kar, and Crimson Avenger II from Earth-2's past to Earth-1; Atoman had also abducted Queen Arrow from Earth-2's 1940s, but somehow lost her, and she remained on Earth-2. [“Captain Comet's Rehab Squad: In Search Of”]
    • Green Lantern Corps arrives on Oa via spaceship to find the Guardians held captive. [Crisis #5]
    • The Anti-Monitor unleashes the Red Tornado II and sends him on a rampage across the merged Earths 1 and 2. Members from the All-Star Squadron, the Legion of Super-Heroes, the Justice League of America, the Outsiders, and Infinity Inc. stop Red Tornado from destroying a city. [Crisis #5]
  • July 26
    • Harbinger and Alex Luthor re-gather a number of heroes from Earths 1 and 2 on the satellite. [Crisis #5]
    • Superman learns that Lex Luthor is behind his false memories and battles him. Luthor is abducted by Brainiac, and the two begin making plans to create an army of super-villains. Clark Kent is re-hired by GBS and the Daily Planet. [Superman #412, 413; Crisis #6]
    • Monitor's satellite is destroyed, and the heroes on it disappear, only to appear on Earth-X, Earth-4, and Earth-S in three days. [Crisis #6]
    • Swamp Thing learns from John Constantine that, after the Crisis is over, the battle for the spiritual plane will begin, as the Brujeria plan to destroy Heaven, and he must meet the Parliament of Trees next. Swamp Thing returns to Louisiana, while John Constantine leaves to prepare for the coming battle with the Brujeria. [Swamp Thing #46, pp. 14-19]
  • July 28: Hades makes a pact with Ares to destroy Paradise Island and Mount Olympus, while the Anti-Monitor is revealed to be Hades' secret ally to attack Mount Olympus. Shadow demons attack Mount Olympus, and three gods are killed, while two more receive serious wounds. [Wonder Woman #329, p. 1; Crisis #10, p. 14]
  • July 29
    • Heroes of Earths 1 and 2 appear on Earths X, 4, and S, which are affected by Psycho-Pirate's emotion-manipulating power. [Crisis #6]
    • Atlantis shifts in time, and Aquaman swims off to find Mera. [Crisis #6]
    • Brainiac and Luthor begin gathering villains for a war. [“DC Universe: Crisis on Infinite Earths: The Villain War”]
    • Earth-X, Earth-4, and Earth-S are drawn into the netherverse already shared by Earths 1 and 2. [Crisis #6]
  • July 30: Pariah, Alex Luthor, and Harbinger gather a representative group of super-heroes from each Earth. Harbinger explains the origin of the Multiverse. Harbinger's group of heroes battles the Anti-Monitor. Supergirl (Kara Zor-El) dies battling the Anti-Monitor [Crisis #7]
  • July 31
    • Super-heroes and the people of Earth-1 mourn Supergirl. [Crisis #7]
    • Still mourning Supergirl, Superman is transported to Earth-Prime by the Superman Revenge Squad and meets that world's Superboy. [DC Comics Presents #87]
    • Ares and Hades attack Mount Olympus with an army of dead warriors, including Agamemnon, Achilles, Odysseus, and Ajax. Wonder Woman and the Amazons battle the dead warriors to protect Mount Olympus and the gods. Hades breaks his pact with Anti-Monitor and causes his army to return to death. Wonder Woman and Steve Trevor are married by Zeus on Mount Olympus [Wonder Woman #329]

August

  • August 1
    • Superman and Superboy of Earth-Prime travel to Earth-1, and Earth-Prime's Superboy disappears into a vortex. [DC Comics Presents #87, pp. 23-24; Superman #414, pp. 7-8]
    • The Superman Revenge Squad captures Superman and takes him to Rokyn. Defeating the Superman Revenge Squad, Superman retrieves Supergirl's body and delivers it to her parents, Zor-El and Allura, on Rokyn. [Superman #414]
    • Anti-Monitor appears in new armor. [Crisis #8]
    • The Red Tornado II and the JLA satellite explode. The JLA must battle the out-of-control Red Tornado. [Crisis #8; Justice League of America Annual #3]
    • The Flash (Barry Allen) dies while destroying the Anti-Monitor's antimatter cannon. [Crisis #8]
    • Guy Gardner is given a power ring and made a Green Lantern. He witnesses the deaths of five Guardians. [Green Lantern v2 #195; Crisis #9]
    • Brainiac gathers villains from five worlds aboard his ship and explains his and Luthor's plan. [Crisis #9]
    • Nightwing, Jericho, and Starfire leave Earth for Tamaran. [New Teen Titans v2 #13, pp. 22-23; New Teen Titans v2 #14, pp. 5-7; Crisis #9, p. 5]
  • August 2
    • Firehawk and Cyborg join remaining Titans in Manhattan; Wonder Girl and Firehawk go in search of Wonder Girl's husband Terry Long. [Crisis #9; Fury of Firestorm #42]
    • Super-villains conquer Earths X, S, and 4. Brainiac imprisons the three Earths with a dimensional barrier. Earth-4 is subjected to fire, particularly a huge chemical fire on the surface of New York Harbor. Earth-S is subjected to freezing cold. Earth-X is overrun by greenery and out-of-control vegetation. [Crisis #9]
    • Pariah, Harbinger, and Alex Luthor appear at the Earth-1 United Nations. Brainiac issues his challenge to the super-heroes, all on Earth-1 and Earth-2. [Crisis #9]
    • Harbinger and Flash of Earth-2 recruit Kid Flash to help penetrate Brainiac's dimensional barrier. [Crisis #9; “Kid Flash: Wally West in Crisis”]
    • Heroes travel to Earths X, S, and 4 to battle Brainiac's horde of villains. Psimon, Shaggy Man, and Chemo are destroyed. [Crisis #9, 10; “DC Universe: Crisis on Infinite Earths: The Villain War”]
    • Steel battles six clones of the Lord of Time in the far future. [JLA #245]
    • Spectre stops the fighting and explains to everyone the Anti-Monitor's plan to travel to the dawn of time and change history. [Crisis #10]
  • August 4
    • Heroes and villains gather at Earth-1's Death Valley and break into two groups. [Crisis #10]
    • Aquagirl (Tula) dies from injuries caused during the Villain War. [Crisis #10]
    • Heroes travel to the dawn of time to face down the Anti-Monitor, while Villains travel to the Oa of 10 billion years ago. Mirror Master, Icicle, and Maaldor are killed by Krona. The Spectre, fueled by the spirits of the super-heroes, manages to marginally thwart Anti-Monitor's plans to eliminate all universes but the negative-matter universe. [Crisis #10]
    • Hal Jordan gets back his power ring and becomes Green Lantern again. The GLC destroy the Anti-Monitor's base on the Qward moon. [GREEN LANTERN #198-199]
  • August 5
    • The five Earths are merged as one for a period of twenty-four hours.
    • Superman of Earth-2 meets Superman of Earth-1 at the Daily Planet; together they meet with Flash of Earth-2 and Kid Flash, who explain that Earth's non-heroes no longer remember the multiple Earths; together they use the Cosmic Treadmill to prove that there are no more parallel worlds. [Crisis #11]
    • Dolphin, Rip Hunter, Animal Man, Atomic Knight, Captain Comet, and Adam Strange travel to Brainiac's ship. [Crisis #11]
    • Remaining heroes gather at Titans Tower; Harbinger briefly explains the new history of the single combined universe. [Crisis #11]
    • After finding a dead Angle Man at a detective convention in Las Vegas, five famous detectives (Jonny Double, Angel O'Day, Jonni Thunder, Christopher Chance, Harvey Bullock) try to solve the case. [Crisis #11; “Showcase: Detective Convention: Who Killed the Angle Man?”].
    • Dr. Fate and Dr. Occult save Amethyst from a panicked crowd; Amethyst is blinded by shadow demons. [Crisis #11]
    • Anti-Monitor draws the combined Earth into the antimatter universe. [Crisis #11]
    • Harbinger begins gathering heroes to battle Anti-Monitor, starting with Dr. Light II. [Crisis #12]
    • Shadow demons infest Earth, battling heroes around the world. [Crisis #12]
    • Harbinger sends Earth's most powerful heroes into final battle with the Anti-Monitor. [Crisis #12]
    • Remaining heroes fight shadow demons on Earth; Dove dies. [Crisis #12]
    • Mystical heroes meet and bond their energies together to form a magic-based attack on the Anti-Monitor. [Crisis #12]
    • Heroes attack the Anti-Monitor. [Crisis #12]
    • Lori Lemaris, Green Arrow of Earth-2, Prince Ra-Man, Clayface II, and Bug-Eyed Bandit die in combat with shadow demons, while Kole, Huntress, and Robin of Earth-2 disappear and are presumed dead. [Crisis #12]
    • Mystical heroes gather and contain the shadows and taint them with magical energy. [Crisis #12]
    • Heroes down the Anti-Monitor for the first time; Anti-Monitor reabsorbs all the shadow demons for extra power. [Crisis #12]
    • Anti-Monitor turns Wonder Woman back into the clay she was formed from. [Crisis #12]
    • Darkseid, through Alex Luthor, downs the Anti-Monitor for a second time. [Crisis #12]
    • Superman of Earth-2 destroys the Anti-Monitor. [Crisis #12]
    • Superman of Earth-2, Lois Lane of Earth-2, and Superboy of Earth-Prime travel with Alex Luthor to safety. [Crisis #12]
    • The Guardians and the Zamarons depart this plane. [GREEN LANTERN #200]
  • August 5-6, 1985: Steve Trevor, refusing to accept that his wife Diana (Wonder Woman) truly died in the Crisis, determines to return to Paradise Island and find a way to bring her back to life. In Washington, D.C, Steve Trevor summons Wonder Woman's invisible robot plane to him and uses it to travel to Paradise Island to bring Diana back. In the airspace over Paradise Island, he and the plane suddenly disappear just as the Earths are separated. [“Wonder Woman: Paradise Lost, Prologue”]
  • August 6: The Crisis over, Shazam of Earth-S separates the combined Earth into five Earths once more: Earth-1, Earth-2, Earth-S, Earth-X, and Earth-4. Memorial services begin for Earth's fallen heroes. Five Monitors are chosen for each Earth: Alexander Luthor for Earth-2, Harbinger for Earth-1, Shazam for Earth-S, Uncle Sam for Earth-X, and Son of Vulcan for Earth-4.
  • August 6-8: Kid Flash (Wally West) informs Barry Allen's parents of their son's death. He invites members of the JLA to Barry's funeral and the Flash's memorial. Hal Jordan (Green Lantern) returns to Earth. The next day, Barry Allen's remains are buried in a private ceremony. Wally West learns that Barry created a Flash ring and costume for him on the day Wally graduated from high school, intending that he succeed him as the Flash someday. The day after, the Flash's memorial service occurs, attended by the heroes of the world (the JLA, the Teen Titans, the Global Guardians, and many others). Superman speaks at the funeral. Wally West reveals that Barry Allen was the Flash to the world and assumes the identity of the Flash II. [“The Funeral of Barry Allen”]
  • August 6-8: Amethyst gives up her supposed birthright as a child of a Lord of Order to save the Gemworld and recovers from her blindness. Two days later, Amethyst returns to the Gemworld to help save it from the menace of the Starry Sky beings from another dimension. Dark Opal returns. [“Amethyst, Princess of Gemworld: Out of the Shadows”]
  • Days after the Crisis, Rick Flag approaches Captain Comet with an idea of creating a new version of the Suicide Squad composed of rehabilitated super-villains. [“Captain Comet's Rehab Squad: Suicide Mission, Prologue”]
  • Three weeks after the end of the Crisis, Daily Star editor George Taylor welcomes columnist Oliver Queen (Green Arrow) back to work. [“Green Arrow: Back to the Crusades”]
  • Superwoman returns to the 20th century from the year 2865 A.D. to team up with Superman. The two foil a plot by Lex Luthor. Superwoman decides to remain in the 20th century as a heroine for at least a few years. [DC Comics Presents Annual #4]
  • Metamorpho is kidnapped while on his honeymoon, while Emily Briggs, a descendant of the ruler of the underground kingdom of Abyssia, is kidnapped by Abyssians to become their queen Batman and the Outsiders discover a tunnel leading to Abyssia and find Metamorpho and Emily, who is a pawn between two rulers of Abyssia who want to control her. Emily receives telepathic and telekinetic abilities and becomes Looker and helps the Outsiders stop the Abyssians' plan to conquer the world. Note: This story is erroneously placed during Christmas. In fact, it takes place in late summer during Metamorpho's honeymoon, since his wedding occurred in June. Looker joins the Outsiders shortly after this story. [“The Truth About Looker,” Batman and the Outsiders #28-31 (December, 1985 to March, 1986)]

September

  • The Outsiders return in secret from Abyssia to clean up the gangs, but Geo-Force is angered to learn that Batman kept news of a new war in Markovia from him, and Batman leaves the team. The Outsiders go to Markovia and fight the Masters of Disaster and the Soviet forces there, led by Baron Bedlam, but are captured. Looker soon arrives in Markovia and frees them with the help of Windfall. After Bedlam completes his conquest of Markovia, the Outsiders prevent the execution of King Gregor. Bedlam creates a clone of Adolf Hitler who ends up committing suicide. Geo-Force kills Baron Bedlam. The Outsiders witness the marriage of King Gregor and Princess Ilona and are given funding from the Markovian government. After she receives an offer to join the Outsiders by Halo, Windfall leaves. The Outsiders return to Gotham City and plan to move to Los Angeles, California. Looker officially joins the team after she and her husband separate. [“War in Markovia,” Batman and the Outsiders #32 (April, 1986), Adventures of the Outsiders #33-36 (May to August, 1986)]
  • Superman teams up with Harbinger, Pariah and Lady Quark to face a threat called Volt Lord. [DC Comics Presents #94]
  • Seven Green Lanterns make Earth their base of operations. [GREEN LANTERN CORPS #201]
  • Superman teams up with Christopher Chance, the Human Target. [“DC Comics Presents: Superman and the Human Target: Target: Clark Kent”]
  • Louise-L, a direct descendant of Supergirl, travels from a future era to the 20th century to become Supergirl II, adopting the name of Lydia-7 in honor of her now-deceased best friend, Lydia-T.
  • Brainiac 5 visits the past and meets Lydia-7. [Time Won't Let Me]

October

  • The E-1 mystics must stop an evil invasion from Hell. [“John Constantine, Hellblazer: The War of Darkness and Light”]
  • Doctor Polaris, Sonar and other villains attack the GLC citadel. [GLC #202 - 203]
  • Ra's al Ghul causes the entire criminal populations of both Arkham Asylum and Gotham Penitentiary to be set free. Batman and Robin II manage to recover the most dangerous super-villains initially, but several minor super-villains remain on the loose. Ra's al Ghul supposedly dies. [Batman #400]
  • Thul-Kar causes Bizarro World to self-destruct. Bizarro No. 1 sends Bizarro No. 1 Junior in a rocket to the planet's core before it implodes. The Phantom Zone is displaced by Aethyr (a heart-shaped crystalline being), who takes over Myyzptlk. Bizarro No. 1 dies after Mr. Mxyzpltk throws his head into the GBS building. Mxy drops Argo City, made of kryptonite and anti-kryptonite, onto Metropolis, which Superman manages to keep from being destroyed. The Phantom Zone is emptied of its villains, who rampage through Washington, D.C. Mxy's personality overcomes Aethyr, and he absorbs all the Phantom Zone villains into himself. Note: The Phantom Zone is only temporarily destroyed, as it still exists in the 30th century. [“Phantom Zone: The Final Chapter,” DC Comics Presents #97]
  • After Abby Cable is arrested and brought to Gotham City for trial, Swamp Thing attacks Gotham City, turning it into a gigantic greenhouse overgrown with plant life. Just as he is about to relent, Swamp Thing is seemingly destroyed by a secret government agency using a ray-gun invented by Lex Luthor. In fact, it creates a field crippling Swamp Thing's ability to transfer his consciousness to any other vegetation on Earth, and he is forced into space. He begins his trek through the stars, encountering life on other planets for the next two years. The out-of-control vegetation continues to wreak havoc on the city's infrastructure for the next few months as it is cleared. [Swamp Thing #53]
  • While on the trail of the Black Mask, Batman becomes overwhelmed by the loss of the last few months and has a breakdown. Temporarily retiring as Batman, he refocuses his energy as Bruce Wayne to help lead Gotham City's restoration and begins recruiting six heroes for a new Secret Six team to recapture the remaining prison escapees. [“Batman: Gotham Knights, Chapter 1”]
  • Superman, suffering from kryptonite poisoning, is reeling after his loss of his cousin. Superwoman and Supergirl II (Lydia-7) help him by recovering the Sword of Superman. They battle King Kosmos and transport him into a marvelous place using the Phantom Zone projector. [“Superman: Recovery”]

November

  • Kltpzyxm saves the Fifth Dimension by imprisoning Mxyzptlk-Aethyr and changes Bizarro No. 1 Junior into a Kryptonian-human hybrid, sending him to Earth where he is adopted by John and Mary Shakespeare, who name him Kent Shakespeare. [“Tales of the Bizarro World: The Last Bizarro”]
  • Kole is in a coma from her Crisis injuries. Dick Grayson infiltrates the Church of Blood in search of Raven and is captured. Donna Troy (Wonder Girl) plans to become the new Wonder Woman. The Church of Blood tries to brainwash Dick. Titans members: Flash II, Dick Grayson (Nightwing), Kole (in hospital, unconscious), Raven, Donna Troy (Wonder Girl). Villains: Mother Mayhem. Guest appearances: Terry Long. [“New Teen Titans: Fragments, Chapter 1”]
  • Superwoman fails to save a little boy's life but is convinced to remain a hero by his mother. [“Superwoman: A Bad Day”]
  • November 19: President Reagan and Premier Gorbachev hold a historic five-hour summit conference in Geneva, Switzerland, the first meeting in six years between the leaders of the United States and the Soviet Union.

December

  • Rick Flag, director of Metahuman Rehabilitation Agency (MRA) forms the Rehab Squad with Captain Comet as field team leader. In its first mission, the team fails to prevent the theft of the Cardialink at STAR Labs. Meanwhile, Vivian d'Aramis (the Crimson Fox) is captured by her sister Constance, under control of the mysterious Achilles Dahmmon. Captain Comet and his team prevent the kidnapping of the Cardialink creator, then discover Metallo is behind its theft. The team saves Superman after the Cardialink causes the entire planet to emit kryptonite radiation, and Comet removes it. Meanwhile, a few female members are kidnapped by Doctor Psycho, also working for Dahmmon. Rehab Squad members: Cheetah II, Dolphin, Golden Glider, Killer Moth, Mayflower, Starman (Will Payton; joins the team). Villains: Doctor Psycho, Dynamic, Hector Hammond (alias Achilles Dahmmon), Metallo, Ultimate, the Vanquisher, Silver Swan. Guest appearances: Dr. Atley, Caroline Atley, Vivian d'Aramis, Constance d'Aramis (both use the Crimson Fox identity), Dr. Jenet Klyburn, Superman (as Clark Kent). [“Captain Comet's Rehab Squad: Suicide Mission, Prologue, Chapters 1-3”]
  • Batman rejoins the Outsiders and encourages Robin II to join the Titans, temporarily leaving the problems of Gotham to the GCPD and his new team, the Secret Six. [“Batman: Gotham Knights, Chapter 1”]
  • While the JLA is in disarray, Maxwell Lord forms his own team called the Conglomerate, and Batman investigates it. After the Conglomerate is introduced at a press conference, the JLA holds its own press conference to introduce the new team, blending old and new members. Nubia becomes Wonder Woman II. Meanwhile, a transformed Despero heads for Earth to get revenge on the team, angering Lobo and alerting Adam Strange. JLA members: Black Canary, Elongated Man (Ralph Dibny), Flash II (joins the team), Green Arrow, Green Lantern (Hal Jordan), Hawkman, Hawkwoman, Martian Manhunter (J'onn J'onzz), Steel (Hank Heywood III), Wonder Woman II (Nubia; joins the team), Zatanna Zatara. Villains: Despero, Maxwell Lord (first appearance). Guest appearances: Alanna (of Rann), Batman, the Conglomerate (Animal Man, the Beetle (Ted Kord of Earth-1, first appearance), Fire (Beatriz daCosta; formerly the Green Flame), Firestorm, Guy Gardner, Ice (Tora Olafsdotter; formerly Icemaiden II), Sargon the Sorcerer), John Constantine, David Cranston (first appearance), Sue Dibny, Dale Gunn, Lois Lane, Lobo, Looker (Lia Briggs), Jimmy Olsen, Andar Pul (of Thanagar), Sardath (of Rann), Adam Strange, Superman, Vicki Vale, Miss Wootenhoffer (first appearance). [“Justice League of America: The Final Chapter”]
  • Donna Troy (Wonder Girl), learning Nubia has become the new Wonder Woman, holds a Titans meeting to discuss a mission keeping Doctor Light safe during his extradition to Puerto Verde. There the Titans are attacked by the Children of the Light, while Doctor Light is kidnapped by the Children of the Sun. Roy Harper learns he has a nine-month-old daughter named Lian. Lilith Clay leaves Mount Olympus to stop the Children of the Sun and recruits Changeling and Cyborg, who have learned the missing Mento is in Greece. The Titans also track Doctor Light's transporter signal to Greece. Titans members: Aqualad, Changeling, Cyborg, Donna Troy, Flash II, Hawk, Lilith Clay, Robin II, Speedy (Roy Harper; becomes Arsenal). Villains: Doctor Light, Cheshire, Children of the Light, Children of the Sun. Guest appearances: Lian Harper (daughter of Speedy and Cheshire), Mento (Steve Dayton). [“New Teen Titans: Fragments, Chapter 2-4”]
  • Writing in the Green Lantern Casebook, Tom Kalmaku recalls the last few months as Green Lantern (Hal Jordan) set up an Earthbound Green Lantern Corps based in Los Angeles, and he worries that Ferris Aircraft may be closing soon. Tom learns from Green Lantern that Guy Gardner has joined the Conglomerate and that Green Lantern will join the Ferris employees after the JLA's press conference. Tom watches the JLA press conference and afterward meets Hal Jordan at Ferris Aircraft, where owner Carl Ferris announces Mr. Smith and Con-Trol now own controlling stock in Ferris Aircrafts, while Carl is kept on to manage the operations. Despite Carl's wanting to fire him, Hal retains his test pilot job at Ferris thanks to Mr. Smith of Con-Trol. [“Green Lantern: The Green Lantern Casebook, Prologue”]
  • Rick Flag introduces Captain Comet's Rehab Team at a press conference where a statement by Superman attests the team saved his life. Meanwhile, Rip Hunter claims he can go back in time to save everyone who died in the Crisis. After Simon Stagg is kidnapped by the Crimson Fox, the Outsiders investigate. After a brief misunderstanding, the two teams track down the kidnap victims to Achilles Dahmmon, who is revealed to be Hector Hammond when they defeat him. The kidnapped women defeat Doctor Psycho. Stagg forces the Crimson Fox to work for him. Rehab Squad members: Cheetah II, Dolphin, Golden Glider, Hooded Hangman (leaves the team), Killer Moth (supposedly dies), Mayflower, Silver Swan (joins the team), Starman. Villains: Hector Hammond (as Achilles Dahmmon). Guest appearances: Catwoman, Funky Flashman (as Rehab Squad publicist), Cat Grant, Rip Hunter, the Outsiders (Batman, Black Lightning, Geo-Force, Halo, Katana, Looker, Metamorpho), Sapphire Stagg Mason, Simon Stagg, Thorn. [“Captain Comet's Rehab Squad: Suicide Mission, Chapters 4-6”]
  • Rip Hunter (who is manipulated behind the scenes), Rick Flag, Karin Grace, and Arisia travel back to July 30, 1985, and seemingly rescue Supergirl just before she is killed by the Anti-Monitor, and bring her with them. The middle-aged Rick Flag and Karin Grace regain their youth, while the teenaged Arisia becomes a grown woman. Visiting the future for time machine parts, Karin Grace gains a battle suit and a star-band. [“Captain Comet's Rehab Squad: The Return of Supergirl, Chapter 1”]
  • Lilith Clay heals Kole's injuries and recruits her and Jericho. The Flash II tracks down Doctor Light to a Greek island but is captured. Robin II heads back home while the remaining Titans arrive in Greece, rendezvousing with Lilith's recruits, where the team battles the Children of the Sun and Mento. Lilith rejoins the team. Dick Grayson uses Azrael against Brother Blood and defeats him and frees Raven. Meanwhile, on Tamaran, Karras – the husband of Koriand'r (Starfire II) – is murdered by an alien alliance that plans to invade Earth, and Koriand'r heads for Earth. Titans members: Aqualad, Arsenal, Changeling, Lilith Clay, Cyborg, Dick Grayson (Nightwing), Flash II, Hawk, Jericho, Kole, Robin II, Starfire II (Koriand'r), Donna Troy. Villains: Brother Blood, Doctor Light, Children of the Sun. Guest appearances: Azrael, Karras (dies), Komand'r, Mento. [“New Teen Titans: Fragments, Chapter 5-7”]
  • Ch'p tells Dr. Ub'x how much he misses his girlfriend M'nn'e, who thinks he died because of the effects of the Crisis and married Ch'p's friend D'll instead. The next day, when Ch'p witnesses Dr. Ub'x flying through a vortex, he impulsively jumps through it after him, departing for dimensions unknown. Note: Ch'p does not return to Earth until 1987. [“Tales of the Green Lantern Corps: Ch'p: Monk on a Mission”]
  • Lana Lang is fired from WGBS. Karin Grace becomes Goldstar. The supposed Supergirl begins draining mystical energy from various mystics. Rehab Squad members: Captain Comet, Dolphin, Rick Flag, Goldstar (Karin Grace), Starman. Villains: Tala (disguised as Supergirl). Guest appearances: Arisia, Felix Faust, Lana Lang, Morgan Edge, Sargon the Sorcerer, Zatanna Zatara. [“Captain Comet's Rehab Squad: The Return of Supergirl, Chapter 2”]
  • Simon Stagg instructs Crimson Fox to bring down a gang that once tried to abduct his daughter, and she is kidnapped while disguised as Sapphire Stagg Mason. Meanwhile, Jimmy Olsen tracks down the same game in Central City and ends up saving the life of the new hero Argus, and the two are turned into golden statues by Goldface. Metamorpho, Geo-Force, Halo, and Looker of the Outsiders battle the villains Goldface and Rayburn but are defeated and brought to Gorilla City, where they meet the villains' employer, Gorilla Grodd. After Grodd uses an Anti-Green Lantern Corps power ring, Argus escapes, and the heroes battle the villains with the help of Rayburn (a brain-damaged scientist), who explodes in the sky with Grodd in his arms. Back home, Crimson Fox quits Stagg's service. [“Showcase: The Crimson Fox: Working Girl”]
  • The JLA settles into its Secret Sanctuary. Lobo joins the Conglomerate under the name of General Glory. JLA members: Black Canary, Elongated Man, the Flash II, Green Arrow, Martian Manhunter, Wonder Woman II, Zatanna Zatara. Villains: Despero, Maxwell Lord. Guest appearances: the Conglomerate (Animal Man, the Beetle, Fire, Firestorm, Guy Gardner, Ice, General Glory (Lobo; joins the team), Sargon the Sorcerer), Ettienne (first appearance), Timothy Smythe (first appearance). [“Justice League of America: A New Beginning, Chapters 1-2”]
  • Batman creates the Secret Six, a temporary new team led by Batwoman (Barbara Gordon), to hunt down Gotham's super-villains who are still on the loose after Resurrection Night. Onyx, Man-Bat, Ragman, Black Orchid, and Plastic Man are the other members. Batwoman fails to capture Signalman and Crazy-Quilt. Man-Bat fails to capture Kite Man but captures Clayface III. Black Orchid travels to northern Sweden to capture Mister Freeze but gives him a second chance to become normal again. Plastic Man as “Eel” O'Brian infiltrates Black Mask's False Face Society of Gotham. Ragman captures Night-Slayer and befriends Dr. Leslie Thompkins. When Captain Stingaree attacks Capt. Mark Compass' ship, Onyx stows away on the villain's ship, and Stingaree forces Mister Freeze to help him. Batwoman is disappointed by the failure to recapture most of the 18 escaped villains so far and learns that the Joker is on the loose again. [“Showcase: The Secret Six: Wanted”]
  • Superman is reunited with the supposed Supergirl, who is really Tala and wants Tannarak to take Superman's body. After the Rehab Squad battles Tala, Phantom Stranger arrives to reveal that the body Tala has is not Supergirl's body but one he created, and he takes her with him. Later, Lesla-Lar arrives under the delusion of being Supergirl of Earth-Prime. Rehab Squad members: Captain Comet, Dolphin, Golden Glider, Starman. Villains: Tala (disguised as Supergirl). Guest appearances: Lesla-Lar (as Supergirl of Earth-Prime), Phantom Stranger, Superman. [“Captain Comet's Rehab Squad: The Return of Supergirl, Chapter 3”]
  • A bunch of super-villains celebrate New Year's Eve at a villain bar called the Bar Sinister operated by the bartender Roy Pinto (formerly Electric Man). Those present include Blackrock, Calendar Man, Captain Boomerang, Captain Cold, Doctor Cyber, the Electrocutioner, Heat Wave, Jack of Spades, Javelin, Mammoth, Poison Ivy, the Riddler, Shimmer, Terra-Man, the Trickster, Warp, and Weather Wizard. They watch as Chronos attempts to pull off a crime in New York's Times Square, but he is foiled by the Vigilante II. [“Showcase: Villains: Auld Lang Syne '85”]

1986

January

  • Mera learns she is pregnant. [Forgotten Heroes: No Place Like Home]
  • Continuity cop Jonni DC, frustrated by Ambush Bug's zaniness, plans a more permanent solution to get him out of her hair. Superman spots Ambush Bug and chases after him. Jonni DC teams up with Argh!yle! to shoot Ambush Bug into space. Cheeks the Toy Wonder accidentally causes the Bizarro duplicator ray to make a Bizarro duplicate of Superman, who in turn makes Bizarro duplicates of Ambush Bug and Cheeks. Jonni DC gasses all the Bizarros, and she and Superman load them onto Argh!yle!'s spacecraft and launch them into space. Note: This story is not strictly in continuity and should not be taken too seriously. [“Ambush Bug: Let the Buggy Bizarro”]
  • Superman and the Green Lantern Corps of Earth are busy getting rid of the last of the kryptonite dust in Metropolis as well as the millions of Kryptonian corpses from Argo City. Clark Kent (Superman) quits his job at WGBS and becomes a freelance journalist at the Daily Planet. Jeff Richardson of Nomed Ventures (secretly an agent of Ra's al Ghul) asks Perry White's advice on buying the newspaper. As the U.S. Army transports large amounts of kryptonite to a secure facility, three villains working independently (Lex Luthor, Kobra, and Ra's al Ghul) attempt to intercept it en route, but only Luthor succeeds. During the next shipment, Ra's al Ghul succeeds. Kobra learns Luthor stole the first shipment and attacks his compound on Black Island, but Luthor strands Kobra in the L-Zone and masquerades as Kobra himself. As Kobra, Luthor and Ra's al Ghul combine their forces in a plan to turn Metropolis into kryptonite. Secret agent Cory Renwald warns the government about Kobra's plans. When the villains' forces attack Metropolis, Superman and Prof. Bolden, with Firestorm's help, nullify the kryptonite transformation and free Metropolis of all kryptonite. Superman and the Green Lantern Corps defeat Kobra's forces and capture Luthor. Meanwhile, in the L-Zone, Kobra discovers Angela Blake and Luthor's discarded equipment and uses it to return to the real world. [“Superman: Kryptonite City”]
  • Ra's al Ghul returns home after Lex Luthor's “kryptonite city” scheme fails and instructs his agent Jeff Richardson to go ahead with their plan to buy the Daily Planet. [“Superman: Planetary Matters, Chapter 1”]
  • The Conglomerate begins a publicity campaign, focusing on General Glory. JLA members: Elongated Man, the Flash II, Green Arrow, Green Lantern, Hawkman, Martian Manhunter, Wonder Woman II. Villains: Maxwell Lord. Guest appearances: Antoine (first appearance), Batman, the Conglomerate (behind the scenes), Etienne, Lobo (as General Glory). [“Justice League of America: A New Beginning, Chapter 3”]
  • Martian Manhunter realizes that the Conglomerate's fights have been staged. General Glory (Lobo) snaps and, before Maxwell Lord pacifies him, also knocks out Guy Gardner, who awakes with a complete personality change. Despero heads for Earth, contemplating how he has changed into a powerful mystical being through the Flame of Pytar. Ralph Dibny (Elongated Man) learns that his wife Sue is pregnant. Catherine Cobert contacts the JLA, suggesting it become Justice League International. Maxwell Lord is secretly using the Construct to gain power. Adam Strange finally manages to drain enough Zeta radiation to return to Earth. [“Justice League of America: Pyre, Chapters 1-5”][“Justice League of America: Pyre, Chapters 1-5”]
  • A week after his meeting with Ra's al Ghul, Jeff Richardson approaches Morgan Edge with the offer to buy the Daily Planet. Although Edge at first refuses to sell the newspaper, he relents when Richardson presents evidence tying his rise to power with crime and Intergang. [“Superman: Planetary Matters, Chapter 1”]
  • Donna Troy and Dick Grayson reconcile. Starfire II returns to Earth with a warning of an impending alien invasion of Earth. Titans members: Dick Grayson (Nightwing), Starfire II (Koriand'r), Donna Troy. Guest appearances: Terry Long. [“New Teen Titans: Fragments, Epilogue”]
  • January 28: The Challenger Space Shuttle explodes after liftoff at Cape Canaveral, Florida, killing seven astronauts, including schoolteacher Christa McAuliffe.
  • January 31
    • Captain Comet notes that Lesla-Lar has dropped the Supergirl name and costume. Pariah and Harbinger arrive to warn the team of an impending invasion of an alien alliance of Dominators, Khunds, and Thanagarians, along with lesser partners Daxamites, Durlans, and Psions. Harbinger begins contacting heroes around the world. [“Captain Comet's Rehab Squad: Strange Visitors, Chapter 1”]
    • A few members of Titans West recall their roles during the alien invasion of January 31, 1986. [Titans West: Times Past, 1986: Where Were You During the Invasion?]
    • While with Captain Comet's Rehab Squad, Arisia witnesses the arrival of Pariah and Harbinger, who warn of an alien alliance about to invade Earth. Arisia told John Stewart and Katma Tui, at the Green Lantern Corps Headquarters in Los Angeles, California, about the invasion, and they promised to alert Kilowog and Salakk about it also. Arisia then traveled to the JLA satellite, where she told Hal Jordan (Green Lantern) about the invasion, and he planned to alert the JLA, but instead Despero attacks the team and keeps them busy during the invasion. [“Titans West: Times Past, 1986: Where Were You During the Invasion? Chapter 1: Arisia's Story”]
    • Despero breaks through the JLA satellite, bringing Green Lantern with him down to the Earth. Adam Strange arrives in Australia and heads for the nearest JLA transporter. In Georgia, Despero builds a pyre and prepares for the JLA's arrival. The JLA attacks Despero, and an hour later, the Conglomerate head to Georgia. Adam Strange also reaches Georgia. Despero knocks out all the JLAers except Martian Manhunter and Wonder Woman II. [“Justice League of America: Pyre, Chapters 6-7”]
    • Adam Strange finds the JLA beaten and finds out what happened to them. JLA members: Black Canary, Elongated Man, the Flash II, Green Arrow, Green Lantern, Hawkman, Martian Manhunter, Steel, Wonder Woman II. Villains: Despero (behind the scenes). [“Justice League of America: A New Beginning, Epilogue”]
    • Captain Comet and Lesla-Lar save Washington, D.C., from Khund missiles. Gen. Eiling asks Captain Comet to lead the metahuman task force against the alien armada, since the JLA is busy dealing with Despero. The Metal Men, the Outsiders, and the New Titans arrive. The alien armada has arrived, Australia is blocked off by an energy cage, and the British Isles have disappeared. The New Titans protect Gateway City. Captain Comet disappears during a battle. [“Captain Comet's Rehab Squad: Strange Visitors, Chapter 2”]
    • [“Titans West: Times Past, 1986: Where Were You During the Invasion?”]
    • In Gateway City, Lilith Clay calls a few old Titans West members – Mal Duncan, the Bumblebee, Bat-Girl, and Golden Eagle – out of retirement to fight in the invasion. Lilith directs the team to the local STAR Labs facility, where they encounter and defeat Psions trying to steal the world's technological secrets for themselves. [“Titans West: Times Past, 1986: Where Were You During the Invasion? Chapter 3: Mal Duncan's Story”]
    • While living in Dallas, Air Wave II fights an old foe of Batman's called the Signalman. During the battle, he is contacted by Harbinger, who asks for his help against the impending invasion. Air Wave II brings the subdued Signalman along with him and meets with the world heroes in Washington, D.C., where Captain Comet assigns him to a team to liberate Australia. Air Wave II manages to shut down the energy field encasing it, but he disappears, only to reappear in Sonar's laboratory in Modora, where he is kept a prisoner for months until the Titans West free him much later on. [“Titans West: Times Past, 1986: Where Were You During the Invasion? Chapter 2: Air Wave's Story”]
    • Captain Comet battles Terra-Man, Kasta the thrill-killer, and Malvolio of the Flame. In Australia, Air Wave II disappears and is presumed dead. [“Captain Comet's Rehab Squad: Strange Visitors, Chapter 3”]
    • Adam Strange reaches the JLA and learns what happened just before Despero knocks him far off, where he meets Batman and Looker. Superman, Aquaman, and the Conglomerate also arrive. Despero attempts to recreate the Flame of Pytar to take over the world. As Superman and the Conglomerate attack Despero, he kills the Beetle. Under Sargon the Sorcerer's spell of concealment, Batman and the others rescue the beaten JLAers. Martian Manhunter removes the mental blocks on Lobo's mind, allowing him to fight Despero. After another battle, Despero appears to win and even conquer the Earth, but this is an illusion caused by Martian Manhunter. Green Lantern sends the unconscious Despero into space, which Manga Khan intercepts. Animal Man dissolves the Conglomerate. [“Justice League of America: Pyre, Chapters 8-10”]
    • As the Rehab Squad battles aliens across the U.S., Captain Comet rejoins them. The Outsiders and the Secret Six protect Gotham City. The Global Guardians protect Europe. Superman and the JLA join the fight against the aliens. Harbinger realizes the British Isles have been shrunken. [“Captain Comet's Rehab Squad: Strange Visitors, Chapter 4”]
    • [“Titans West: Times Past, 1986: Where Were You During the Invasion?”]
    • In Hollywood, Eddie “Gopher” Bloomberg becomes the Kid Devil in order to foil two disgruntled ex-Verner Bros Studios employees dressed as aliens to capitalize on the invasion. [“Titans West: Times Past, 1986: Where Were You During the Invasion? Chapter 4: Kid Devil's Story”]
    • In England, Dawn Granger meets a ridiculous would-be superhero called the Beefeater, who tries to warn people of the invasion (during the time the British Isles are shrunk) but isn't believed. In the Midwestern United States, a hitchhiking Hank Hall saves a man from a mob trying to kill him because they think he's an alien. When the man turns out to be a shapeshifting Durlan scout, Hank becomes Hawk and is forced to kill him and burn the house down so his body can't be found by the townspeople. [“Titans West: Times Past, 1986: Where Were You During the Invasion? Chapter 5: The Hawk and the Dove's Stories”]
    • John Stewart (Green Lantern II) restores Great Britain to full size. Lesla-Lar battles Doomsday until Captain Comet shrinks it. The alien invasion is defeated. Lesla-Lar is given the name Valor by the media. Pariah, infected with the equalizing plague, sacrifices himself to save New York City. [“Captain Comet's Rehab Squad: Strange Visitors, Chapter 5”]

February

  • Kilowog begins spending time in the USSR and starts work on the Rocket Red armor program for that government.
  • The Secret Six continue to track Gotham's worst. [Secret Six book 2]
  • The Enchantress gathers a new Secret Society of Super-Villains. A new hero called the Golden Wasp (actually Killer Moth) debuts in Bludhaven. Mayflower and the Cheetah II, on leave in England, battle the Floronic Man, who is revealed to be Mayflower's father and who abducts her. The Rehab Squad tracks down Mayflower to an old Los Angeles prison. There, the Enchantress places the Tornado Tyrant into a new android body built by T.O. Morrow, bring the Red Tornado back to life. The Floronic Man changes Mayflower into the plant-being called Blossom. The Rehab Squad defeats the Enchantress before she can complete the Conjunction, which would replace laws of science with magic. The villains escape, leaving a damaged Red Tornado behind them, which Blossom is able to help fix by communing as an elemental with the Tornado Tyrant. [“Captain Comet's Rehab Squad: Heroes and Villains”]
  • February 6: Red Tornado rejoins the JLA. Kathy Sutton and Traya learn that John Smith (Red Tornado) is back. [“Red Tornado: More Human Than Human, Chapter 1”]
  • Lilith Clay and Azrael are reunited. Wally West gives his money to charity and regains full speed as the Flash II. Titans members: Lilith Clay, Flash II. Guest appearances: Azrael, Frances Kane. [“New Teen Titans: Fragments, Epilogue”]
  • February 7: The funeral of Ted Kord (the Beetle) is attended by his father, Thomas Kord, his uncle Jarvis, and the members of the JLA and the Conglomerate. [“The Conglomerate: Funeral for a Friend”]
  • The JLA and Conglomerate attend the Beetle's funeral. Lobo returns to space. The JLA satellite is repaired. Superman, Batman, Aquaman, Firestorm, and Red Tornado rejoin the JLA. [“Justice League of America: Pyre, Epilogue”]
  • February 8: Darkseid unleashes Lady Death on Earth. Superman battles her in Smallville, while Lana Lang gets a story allowing her to win her WGBS job back. Superman follows Lady Death into the 30th century, where he and the Legion of Super-Heroes battle Lady Death, who is unable to bring herself to kill Brainiac 5. The 30th century Darkseid sends her back to the 20th century. Superman is joined by the supposed JSA (who are really Tannarak and a group of Ivo-droids), and they travel to Apokolips to battle Lady Death and Darkseid's minions. Returning to Earth, Lady Death's mind is freed, and Tannarak posing as the Phantom Stranger reveals that she is the real Supergirl, and that her clone was the one who died in the Crisis. Lady Death flees, while the false JSA disappears, and a suspicious Superman confers with the Martian Manhunter about the puzzling case. [“Superman: The Apokolips Factor, Chapters 1-4”]
  • In an untold story, the JLA investigates rumors of a new Injustice Gang that is secretly created by Darkseid. [“Superman: The Apokolips Factor”]
  • February 9: The members of the Conglomerate and Thomas Kord (who bought some of the Conglomerate's equipment when Max Lord sold it off) attempt to drop the coffin of Ted Kord into the middle of the South Pacific as per his request. Aquaman, having followed them, finds the coffin and has it left on the nearby island of Kooey Kooey Kooey. [“The Conglomerate: Funeral for a Friend”]
  • Bludhaven's new hero Golden Wasp (Killer Moth) fights Weather Wizard. Meanwhile, the Rehab Squad encounters several forgotten heroes from the past of Earth-Two: Crimson Avenger II (Albert Elwood), Joanie Swift, Nadir (master of magic), Robotgirl, Roh Kar (manhunter from Mars), Tharka the Superwoman. These heroes were plucked from time by Atoman during the Crisis and forced to work for him. The team frees them, and all but Tharka decide to stay on Earth as new heroes. Rehab Squad members: Captain Comet, Cheetah II, Dolphin, Golden Glider, Goldstar, Lyla (Harbinger), Starman, Valor. Villains: Atoman, Weather Wizard. Guest appearances: Black Canary, Crimson Avenger II (Albert Elwood), Golden Wasp (Killer Moth/Cameron Van Cleef), Guy Gardner, Joanie Swift, Maxima, Nadir, Robotgirl, Roh Kar the Manhunter from Mars, Sargon the Sorcerer, Tharka the Superwoman. [“Captain Comet's Rehab Squad: Whatever Happened To…?”]
  • February 10-12: GBS sells the Daily Planet to Nomed Ventures. The Daily Planet is expanded and moved to another building, which Ra's al Ghul is secretly duplicating. Jeff Richardson asks Superman for his help dedicating the new building. [“Superman: Planetary Matters, Chapter 1”]
  • February 13: Korge, god of rage, attacks and defeats Superman, Hawkman, Martian Manhunter (J'onn J'onzz), and Wonder Woman II. The rest of the JLA, strategizing the rescue of the four JLAers, learn that the Martians led by the Marshal are invading again, now with the help of the Atlanteans under Narkran. The Martian fleet attacks Australia and Europe first, leaving North America alone for now. Batman, Green Arrow, Black Canary, and Nightwing defeat Korge using super-power pills invented by Jor-El and rescue the defeated JLAers. Aquaman and a group of heroes defeat Narkran and a group of villains in Atlantis. Finally, J'onn J'onzz defeats the Marshal in single combat, putting an end to the invasion. JLA members: Aquaman, Batman, Black Canary, Elongated Man, the Flash II, Green Arrow, Green Lantern, Hawkman, Martian Manhunter, Superman, Wonder Woman II, Zatanna Zatara. Villains: Black Manta, the Creature King, Dagon, the Fisherman, Korge (god of rage), the Marine Marauder, the Marshal (of New Mars; real name revealed to be C'yk Eda), Narkran (as leader of the New Atlantean Front), the Scavenger. Guest appearances: Animal Man, Beefeater (behind the scenes), Blue Devil (behind the scenes), Bowman of Britain (behind the scenes), Deadman, Godiva (behind the scenes), the Knight (behind the scenes), Lana Lang (who has her job at WGBS again), Lionheart (behind the scenes), Mera, Metal Men, Metamorpho, Nightwing, the Phantom of France (behind the scenes; apparently dies), Sea Devils, the Squire (behind the scenes), Tasmanian Devil (behind the scenes), Ultraa (behind the scenes). [“Justice League of America: Between Sea and Sky”]
  • February 14: Superman uses genetic testing to discover that Lady Death is not Supergirl, after all. [“Superman: The Apokolips Factor, Epilogue”]
  • February 14-15: After attending Hawkman and Hawkwoman's wedding anniversary at the JLA's Secret Sanctuary, Green Lantern stops the box office at a theater from being robbed on the opening night of Hamlet. The next day, he discovers that an obscure old foe called the Dazzler is behind the robbery and arrests him. [“Green Lantern: The Green Lantern Casebook, Chapter 1-2”]
  • Red Tornado helps a 13-year-old mutant named Scott by finding a place for him. [“Red Tornado: More Human Than Human, Chapters 1-2”]
  • February 23: In Paris, France, Catherine Cobert sends a crate of Oreos to J'onn J'onzz, hoping to influence him into accepting her proposal of a Justice League International. She makes plans to seek out and visit the Crimson Fox, Doctor Light II, Mister Miracle, and a member of the Rocket Red Project. [“The Conglomerate: Funeral for a Friend”]
  • February 28: The mayor of Metropolis rededicates the Taylor Building for the Daily Planet, and Superman affixes the repaired Daily Planet globe atop the building, which was missing from the skyline since Argo City was dropped on Metropolis last October. [“Superman: Planetary Matters, Chapter 2”]

March

  • Nubia and Hippolyta realize that Wonder Woman's invisible robot plane, missing since the Crisis, is gone from this world completely (as is Steve Trevor). Donna Troy returns to Paradise Island, only to learn that Hippolyta has recreated the infant Diana from clay. Mars and Callisto, planning to abduct baby Diana, recruit the Crimson Centipede to attack Paradise Island. Donna confronts Nubia on the JLA satellite about her using the name Wonder Woman when they learn of the attack and team up to defeat the villain. Meanwhile, Callisto attempts to abduct baby Diana but is stopped by Knockout of the Secret Society of Super-Villains, disguised as an Amazon. Donna takes the name of Artemis as her superhero name. [“Wonder Woman: Paradise Lost”]
  • March 6: John Smith (Red Tornado) proves that he is sentient and would make a good father for Traya, even though he is not human. John Smith and Kathy Sutton adopt Traya. [“Red Tornado: More Human Than Human, Chapter 2”]
  • Lydia-7 (Supergirl II) auditions as Lydia Lee for the role of Margo Hatton on the Secret Hearts soap opera. [“Supergirl II: A Hard Act to Follow”]
  • Lady Death has established the identity of Karen Sorrell, an FBI cipher clerk in San Francisco. Batman visits her and tells her she's not Supergirl. [“Superman: The Apokolips Factor, Epilogue”]
  • The Masters of Disaster (with new member Syonide) accept a job for King Duvvil, leader of the underground land of Subbania. After Cave Carson and his team are captured by the powerful Prince Raynor of the Inner-World, who is mind-controlled by Starstriker, the Outsiders go to find them. Meanwhile, Looker and the other female Outsiders (with new member Windfall) are transported to the subterranean land of Abyssia, which is caught in a war between the evil King Duvvil and good King Nobic (father of Raynor). The Masters of Disaster and a clone of Baron Bedlam capture the female Outsiders, while the male Outsiders find Cave Carson's Mighty Mole. They are attacked by Raynor, until his sister Princess Vee-ra intervenes. For different reasons Duvvil, Bedlam, and Starstriker each want the power of the radioactive meteor that acts as the sun of Nobic's Inner-World land. The male Outsiders free the female Outsiders and Raynor, who destroys Baron Bedlam's clone. After Carson is freed, the Outsiders return to the surface world, with the powerful Princess Vee-ra as their newest member. [“The Outsiders: Outsiders and Insiders”]
  • Valor (Lesla-Lar) learns how she gained a body with Captain Comet's help. Jimmy Olsen, tracking down TNT and Dan the Dyna-Mite for a Daily Planet story, teams up with Valor and watch as Dolphin and private investigator Angel O'Day are both kidnapped by different parties mistaking each woman for the other. They learn Doctor Cyber wanted Dolphin, while Doctor Phaeton wanted Angel. In New Triton, Atlantis, Phaeton explains that Dolphin is Angel's older sister Angela, whom he transformed into a water-breather. After the heroes defeat Phaeton and his super-villain thugs, Jimmy meets Dan Dunbar (Dyna-Mite) and brings him to the surface. Interviewing him, Jimmy learns from Dan how Sargon the Sorcerer came to Earth-1 from Earth-2 in 1968 and learns the reason why Dan (living in Atlantis) had to separate himself from TNT (living in Kandor). Dan and TNT are reunited. Rehab Squad members: Captain Comet, Cheetah II, Dolphin, Rick Flag, Golden Glider, Goldstar, Lyla (Harbinger), Starman, Tina the Robotgirl (joins the team), Valor. Villains: Bantor (from Earth-2; in 1968 flashback only), the Cadre, Captain Cold, Crazy Quilt, Deep Six, Doctor Cyber, the Enforcer, Phaeton, Zor (from Earth-2). Guest appearances: Air Wave (in 1968 flashback only), Dan Dunbar (Dyna-Mite), Jerro, Dr. Will Magnus, Nadir, Angel O'Day, Platinum, Sargon the Sorcerer (from Earth-2; in 1968 flashback only), Sam Simeon, Superman, Thomas N. Thomas (TNT), Perry White. Note: This Phaeton is the Earth-1 counterpart of the Earth-2 Phaeton, who appeared in Batman #53 (June-July, 1949). The Earth-1 Batman had a case early in his career (probably before Robin became his partner) that was very similar to this story, in which Batman is converted into a water-breathing merman and visits a city like Tritonis, home of Lori Lemaris, but he is later never sure if it was all a dream or not. [“Captain Comet's Rehab Squad: In Search Of”]
  • The Shakespeares get more than they bargained for with their new super-dog pet. Note: The last half of this story takes place at least three months after “Tales of the Bizarro World: The Last Bizarro” and the first half of this story, since it takes at least that long for a canine pregnancy to reach the time of birth. [Krypto the Superdog: A Dog and His Boy]
  • After attacking a major polluter called Monarch Chemical in his columns, Oliver Queen (Green Arrow) is left the company by the owner in her will. Oliver vows to find the people responsible for the pollution. An ex-Marine named Peter St. John offers him a flying grappler he developed. Note: The plot threads begun in this story have not been picked up again. Presumably, sometime after this story, Green Arrow discovers the connection between Monarch's pollution problem and Methuselah Enterprises, then Oliver Queen steps down as president of Monarch in order to return to writing columns for the Daily Star. Certainly, Monarch Chemicals is never again referred to in any other story. [“Green Arrow: Back to the Crusades”]
  • March 19: As four JLAers gather in Central City to honor Barry Allen's birthday, they are attacked by creatures sent by the Key, who wants Zatanna's magic to cure him. Instead, the Flash II cures the Key. Meanwhile, on the planet Angor, a tyrant realizes that the Key has stolen energy from his Zodiac Key weapon. JLA members: Elongated Man, the Flash II, Green Lantern, Zatanna Zatara. Villains: The Key, Zodiac stellar constructs, unnamed tyrant of Angor. [“Justice League of America: Signs of the Times”]
  • Captain Comet leads a new Rehab Squad team of hardened supervillains while his usual team is on leave. Assisted by Christopher Chance (the Human Target), the team battles the Force of July and exposes its employer as a Saudi oil minister who wants to profit on a war in the Middle East. After the new team recruits attempt to escape, Captain Comet and Moonbow subdue them. Blossom splits from Mayflower's body and leaves as a separate being. Rehab Squad members: Blossom (splits from Mayflower), Captain Cold (briefly joins the Squad), Captain Comet, Cheetah II, the Eradicator (briefly joins the Squad), Rick Flag, Mayflower (splits from Blossom), Moonbow (joins the Squad), Neutron (briefly joins the Squad), Paragon (briefly joins the Squad). Villains: the Force of July (American Dreamer, Freedom Train (dies), Lady Liberty, Major Victory, Minute Man, Silent Majority, Sparkler), Ghanem (a Saudi oil minister). Guest appearances: Christopher Chance (the Human Target). [“Captain Comet's Rehab Squad: The Suicide Squad”]
  • March 23: Maxwell Lord tracks down Guy Gardner's bitter, wheelchair-bound brother Mace Gardner in Gotham City and offers him an opportunity. [“The Conglomerate: Funeral for a Friend”]
  • March 23: The Conglomerate tries to continue with just four members. [“The Conglomerate: Conglomeration and Amalgamation”]
  • Captain Comet and the Rehab Squad battle and defeat the Enchantress and her Secret Society of Super-Villains at Stonehenge. The team battles the Female Furies. While a few battle the threat of the world-devourer called Moxumbra in space, the others battle Doctor Bedlam's robots on Earth. Melisande of New Genesis prevents Captain Comet from sacrificing his life by destroying Moxumbra herself. Maxima declares Captain Comet her mate. Rehab Squad members: Captain Comet, Cheetah II, Dolphin, Golden Glider, Nadir, Robotgirl, Starman. Villains: Doctor Bedlam, Female Furies (Bloody Mary, Gilotina, Knockout, Lashina, Malice, Speed Queen), Granny Goodness, Moxumbra, Secret Society of Super-Villains (Captain Boomerang, Deadshot, the Enchantress, Killer Frost, Leviathan, Pantha, Slipknot, Super-Scavenger, X-Ray Man). Guest appearances: Argus, Highfather, Maxima, Melisande (first appearance). [“Captain Comet's Rehab Squad: A Cosmos Imperiled”]
  • March 30: A new Injustice League (Major Disaster, Bork, Clock King, Cluemaster, Multi-Man, and G'nort G'neesmacher) attacks the Conglomerate at the Bunker. A new hero called Booster Gold helps the Conglomerate and is voted in as its newest member. G'nort becomes the Conglomerate's unofficial mascot. [“The Conglomerate: Conglomeration and Amalgamation, Chapter 2-3”]

April

  • Lesla-Lar (Valor) and Lydia-7 (Supergirl II) travel to the planet Rokyn (New Krypton), where Lesla learns she is Lesla Nim-El, the daughter of Nim-El (Jor-El's twin brother). They stop a plot by the Lar family to take over Rokyn, and Lesla gains energy powers. Meanwhile, Mr. Mxypltk is separated from Aethyr, the Phantom Zone villains are sent to Rokyn, and Mon-El is sent back to the restored Phantom Zone. Former Phantom Zone prisoners Gen. Dru-Zod and Faora Hu-Ul make plans to gain power on Rokyn, Nam-Ek just wants acceptance, and Zo-Mar begins trying to conquer the planet. Yllura gains a super-power uniform from Zor-El, while Todra Than-Ol becomes the Green Lantern of Rokyn, and they team up with Valor to stop Zo-Mar. Lydia-7 returns to Earth alone, as Valor decides to stay on Rokyn. Meanwhile, Jasma, the young daughter of Kara Zor-El and Salkor, is revealed to exist on the planet Makkor. [“New Krypton Chronicles: Homecoming”]
  • Captain Comet helps Glynix of Liquel II by fighting in gladiatorial games to save her world, defeating Vartox. He learns that the games are staged by two aliens posing as Darkseid and frees the planet. On Earth, Goldstar (Karin Grace), under the influence of the star-band, attacks the Rehab Squad and is only stopped when Rick Flag declares his love for her. Melisande throws the star-band into the sea. In space, Vartox convinces Captain Comet to visit his adopted planet of Tynola, where the two battle Starbreaker. Maxima and Melisande, following Comet's trail, arrive for the battle. Maxima decides to stay on Tynola to be with Vartox. [“Captain Comet's Rehab Squad: Maxima Impact”]
  • The U.S. President asks Rick Flag to form a secret directive within the Metahuman Rehabilitation Agency called Task Force X, or Extreme Justice, for high-risk, covert missions. A clone of Manhunter (Paul Kirk) is the field leader of the Extreme Justice team, while Amanda Waller is the administrator of Task Force X. The first recruits are the Bronze Tiger, Captain Boomerang, Deadshot, and Deathstroke the Terminator. Together, Extreme Justice infiltrates a militant cult called the Church of the Determined Spirit and discovers Hector Hammond is behind it. The team defeats the cult, while Hammond is imprisoned in space by the Green Lantern Corps. [“Extreme Justice: Task Force X”]
  • In an untold story, the Justice League of America attends a banquet in Atlantis with Aquaman. Shortly after, at the behest of the Metahuman Rehabilitation Agency, they retrieve Hector Hammond from Union City, Tennessee and take him to be incarcerated off-planet. [Showcase: Task Force X: Extreme Justice, Chapter 3: March to Glory]
  • In an untold story, the New Titans (with Robin II) battle Brain Storm in an unknown nation overseas. [“Batman: Gotham Knights”]
  • Batman captures Crazy-Quilt and Signalman. Robin II, returning from a Titans case, learns that Nocturna is still alive in Qurac and takes the Batplane to find her. Batman has Batwoman, Man-Bat, and Ragman use Mister Freeze's ice gun to put an end to Gotham City's plant problems. In Qurac, Robin II is captured by the Joker, who runs a TV game show where people vote whether to kill or save Nocturna. Robin II and Batman defeat the Joker and return to the U.S. only to witness the apparent destruction of the Daily Planet building. [“Batman: Gotham Knights”]
  • The Daily Planet is expanded into a national newspaper. Superman battles a new super-villain called MadFire, who is secretly equipped by Ra's al Ghul with Luthor's technology. MadFire destroys the Daily Planet building, but Ra's al Ghul had secretly switched it with a duplicate building and shrunk the original using Brainiac's shrinking ray. [“Superman: Planetary Matters, Chapter 2”]
  • The Parasite, changed during the Crisis, attacks Ferris Aircraft to lure Green Lantern in order to absorb his ring's energy. After learning that the Parasite simply wants to return to his family on an alien planet, he starts to bring him home but turns back when he hears of the Daily Planet's apparent destruction, and Katma Tui completes the journey with the Parasite. [“Green Lantern: The Green Lantern Casebook, Chapter 3”]
  • Batman arrives in Metropolis to help Superman. Together, the JLA and the Titans discover thanks to Nightwing and Robin II that the Daily Planet building still exists and was shrunken in size. Changeling is transported to the Daily Planet building using the JLA satellite's transporter and sends a signal to the satellite. The JLA arrives and battles Ra's al Ghul and his forces, but the villain and his daughter Talia escape. Superman and Robin II restore the Daily Planet building. Dick Grayson (Nightwing) and Bruce Wayne (Batman) reconcile their differences, and Nightwing makes Gotham his home once again. [“Justice League of America: The Planet Seekers”]
  • Tom Kalmaku meets Dr. Kimiyo Hoshi (Doctor Light II) of Japan as she arrives at Ferris Aircraft and immediately begins work on Tom's light-based engine. [“Green Lantern: The Green Lantern Casebook, Chapter 4”]
  • Lex Luthor and his henchman Louto escape from prison, while Kobra has by now escaped from the L-Zone with Angela Blake and resides in Calcutta. Shortly after, Luthor arranges for Black Hand to be seemingly killed in a knife-fight in prison. [“Superman: Kryptonite City, Epilogue”; “Justice League of America: Pawns of the Power Pirate”]
  • The Flash II brings Frances Kane to Gotham City to meet Nightwing and her distant relative, Betty Kane (Bat-Girl). After Frances is kidnapped by four mind-controlled men, Nightwing and Bat-Girl track them down to an old lair of Doctor Polaris. After defeating the villain, they are captured by Queen Bee, who used the mind-controlled men to lure them into defeating Polaris. Together, he and Frances are used as a power source for the Queen Bee to regain her mobility. Bat-Girl manages to break through to Doctor Polaris' normal personality, Dr. Neal Emerson, and the heroes defeat Queen Bee. Betty becomes Batgirl and plans to get a new costume. [“The New Titans: Family Attractions”]
  • Exposed to red kryptonite, Clark Kent (Superman) loses his powers and becomes an African-American man. Traveling first to Atlanta, Georgia, and then the town of Gadley, Clark experiences racism as a black man. Learning of a white supremacist group in Forton County called the Phantom Empire, he makes inquiries about going there, but everyone he meets warns him to stay away. Finally, a corrupt sheriff delivers him to the Phantom Empire, who attempt to lynch him. Clark's powers briefly return at that moment, and he apprehends them and calls the FBI, only to find his powers leave him once more. He returns to Gadley and then to Atlanta, frustrated with his inability to make a lasting change against racial prejudice. Note: The effects of this long-lasting type of red kryptonite wear off shortly after this story. [“Superman: The Private Life of Clark Kent: Skin Deep”]
  • Green Lantern battles the Purple Pile-Driver (hired by Carl Ferris, who is controlled by the Puppet-Master working for Mr. Smith of Con-Trol) and Doctor Light II, who is controlled by the original Doctor Light (hired by Ben Bloch). Note: This chapter takes place two weeks after the restoration of the Daily Planet. [“Green Lantern: The Green Lantern Casebook, Chapter 4”]
  • April 26: The Chernobyl disaster, the worst nuclear power plant accident in history, occurs.

May

  • After Lois Lane is kidnapped by the Puzzler, Superman enlists the Riddler's help to decipher the clues to track them down, only to learn that the villains are working together. [“DC Comics Presents: Superman and the Riddler: A Puzzle a Day Keeps Superman at Bay”]
  • Green Lantern heads to Central City to talk with the Pied Piper in an attempt to find out what happened to his cousin Air Wave II (Hal Jordan) during the alien invasion in January. He and the Flash II help save the Pied Piper's parents from a storm and battle the villainous Typhoon. Green Lantern then travels to Australia in search of his cousin but only ends up battling a mutant named Aurora. [“Green Lantern: The Green Lantern Casebook, Chapter 5-6”]
  • From behind the scenes, Lex Luthor manipulates eight obscure super-villains – the Human Flame, Konrad Kaslak, Andre LeBlanc, Professor Menace, Rainbow Archer, the Sea Thief, Spellbinder, the Swan-Maiden – into attacking JLAers using energy-siphoners based on the Black Hand's device. While the devices siphon Green Lantern's residual power ring energy from various JLAers – Aquaman, Batman, Black Canary, the Elongated Man, the Flash II, Green Arrow, Hawkman, Hawkwoman, the Martian Manhunter, the Red Tornado, Wonder Woman II, Zatanna – the devices also kill each super-villain once activated. The JLA is temporarily unable to solve this mystery. [“Justice League of America: Pawns of the Power Pirate, Prologue, Chapters 1-2”]
  • Golden Glider is kidnapped by Flash's Rogues Gallery, who use a false Golden Glider to commit robberies across the country in a scheme to turn her back to crime. The Female Furies retrieve Gilotina and injure Melisande. Captain Comet and the Rehab Squad battle the Rogues and a new Mirror Master (the Batman villain called Mirror Man), who sends Cheetah II, Dolphin, Golden Glider, Mayflower, and Moonbow into the Mirrorverse for a few moments during which time hours pass for them. They return changed and go on a rampage, while the Golden Wasp (the former Killer Moth) is released after having been captured earlier. With his help and the help of Nadir, Captain Comet manages to change the women back to normal. But Golden Glider and Starman both quit the team. [“Captain Comet's Rehab Squad: The Beginning of the End”]
  • In Washington, D.C., Rick Flag seeks Amanda Waller's help over the disappearance of Karin Grace, alias Goldstar. [“The Conglomerate: Conglomeration and Amalgamation, Epilogue”]
  • Clark Kent and Jimmy Olsen visit the Unknown Soldier's grave at Arlington Cemetery, where as Superman he finally meets the Unknown Soldier shortly before the Memorial Day weekend. [“Superman: Welcome Home, Soldier”]
  • After Midway City is hit by a terror plague, Hawkman and Hawkwoman realize it is a call for help from Rann, which is attacked by Nekron, the fear parasite that once fought the JLA. Assisting Adam Strange, the Hawks transport Nekron to Apokolips, where it explodes after overdosing on fear. [“Hawkman and Hawkwoman: Wings Against the Night”]

June

  • While still on Rann, Hawkman and Hawkwoman investigate strange disappearances and are suddenly transported to Mongolia on Earth, where they are captured by Sanballa, an ancient wizard from Rann. Adam Strange manages to transport himself there as well and meets Black Condor II (Richard Grey, the teenaged Earth-1 version of the Earth-X hero). Together, the heroes defeat Sanballa, who dies of old age. [“Hawkman and Hawkwoman: The Bermuda Triangle of Rann”]
  • Superman battles Lex Luthor, who possesses the improved power of Green Lantern and who reveals himself to be behind the deaths of the minor super-villains. Superman overcomes Luthor's willpower and recaptures him. [“Justice League of America: Pawns of the Power Pirate, Chapter 3”]
  • After Gen. Logan makes unreasonable demands of Captain Comet, he and Dolphin quit the Metahuman Rehabilitation Agency, effectively ending the Rehab Squad. Superman, Batman, and Green Lantern help Captain Comet set up a new team of Forgotten Heroes on the island of Vumania. Black Condor II, the Enchantress, Joanie Swift, Nadir, and Robotgirl join the team. Gen. Logan secretly assembles a group of forgotten villains – Black Spider, Decay, the Huntress, the Invisible Destroyer, the Sportsmaster, Star-Man, Star Sapphire II, the Wizard (secretly the Warlock of Ys) – that attacks and is defeated by the new team. [“Forgotten Heroes: The New Guardians”]
  • Batgirl and Dove II meet. [TW: Something Like a Team-Up]
  • On Rokyn, Nam-Ek becomes a superhero known as the Rondor. General Zod, Jax-Ur, and Va-Kox begin cultivating drugs from Earth on Rokyn, which begins a new crime wave. Meanwhile, Faora Hu-Ul goes on a killing spree, attracting the attention of Nightwing II and Flamebird II. Teaming up with the Rondor, the heroes capture Faora and soon learn the location of Zod's operations. Zod and his allies set up elsewhere, and the demand for more drugs grows. [“New Krypton Chronicles: New World Order”]
  • After Green Lantern is abducted and forced to serve the wizard Myrwhydden in a microcosmic world, several JLAers – Batman, Black Canary, Green Arrow, Hawkman, and Red Tornado – are summoned to rescue him. After the team frees Green Lantern and defeats Myrwhydden, they also free Doctor Light II, who has been trapped there all this time. [“Green Lantern: The Green Lantern Casebook, Chapters 7-8”]
  • After the entire world is placed under a sleeping spell by a combination of the black mercy plant with an alien mind-scanning device, Hawkwoman finds herself the only person on Earth who is awake, being immune to the spell because of her use of the Absorbascon. After discovering that mind-controlled super-villains are taking advantage of the situation, she learns that Syryna and Mongul are behind the sleeping spell and battles several mind-controlled members of the JLA and the Outsiders. Finally, she causes the dreams of Earth's five billion people to overwhelm Mongul and ends the sleeping spell. She returns home just as Hawkman returns from the planet Rann. Note: Although this story only hints at it, the effect of the entire population of the world falling asleep at once would be disastrous and would cause hundreds of thousands, and probably millions of deaths worldwide through accidents. Presumably some other factor, possibly mystical in nature, is at work preventing most accidents and deaths from occurring across the world. [“Hawkwoman: Mind Games”]
  • Wonder Woman II (Nubia) encounters racism in the South when she is asked to speak at a girls' school graduation. [“Wonder Woman: Black and White”]
  • Returning from India, where he has spent the last several months, John Constantine brings back a mystical souvenir called the Hand of Hanuman and visits his friends, the White family, in England. The Hand brings nothing but misery to the family, and Constantine destroys it. [“John Constantine, Hellblazer: The Hand of Hanuman”]

July

  • Hal Jordan (Green Lantern), Ralph Dibny (Elongated Man), and Oliver Queen (Green Arrow), along with Wally West (the Flash II), go on their annual summer guy trip, the first without Barry Allen (the Flash). After some friction between Ollie and Wally, the heroes team up to take down Reverend Green of the Church of Nature, who turns out to be the Matter Master. [“Justice League of America: It's a Guy Thing”]
  • Dr. Kimiyo Hoshi returns to Japan. Sinestro fakes the murder of Katma Tui by Star Sapphire, sending John Stewart (Green Lantern II) into a rage until he and Green Lantern (Hal Jordan) discover the truth and confront the villain, who escapes. [“Green Lantern: The Green Lantern Casebook, Chapter 9”]
  • Arisia and Superman each fight the other while thinking they are fighting someone else entirely. They soon discover that the Honor Team of Thronn used this deception to bring back their fallen member, Energiman. With Superman's help, Energiman is brought back to life, and Arisia reverts to a teenager once more. [“DC Comics Presents: Superman and Arisia: To Honor and Obey and Kill”]
  • The Futurian (secretly Toby Manning, the former Terra-Man) debuts as a new hero and begins teaming up with various JLA members over the next two months as part of a villainous scheme to join the JLA. [Justice League of America: Fear the Future, Prologue: A New Hero]
  • Sinestro recruits Batman's help to prove his mentor Esmagon, a Green Lantern Corps member, innocent of the murder of his arch-enemy, Mykarlen. Batman investigates the scene of the crime on the planet Sikazor, and another GLC member named L'nw'n brings him and Sinestro (posing as a prisoner) to Oa, where Esmagon is being held for trial. Esmagon confesses his guilt, and Sinestro escapes. [“The Brave and the Bold: Batman and Sinestro: Green Murder”]
  • A joyrider Todra Than-Ol is chasing flees into the Golden Volcano and gains super-powers as Volcanus. Lesla Nim-El is distraught by her father Nim-El's desire to use antimatter bombs on criminals, not knowing he is really the look-alike villain Roz-Em. A villainess named Shyla Kor-Onn and her accomplice Rog-Tah use a Supergirl look-alike to lure Valor, Todra, and Yllura (now called Ultra Girl) in order to steal the latter's super-power outfit. Valor defeats Volcanus, rescues Nim-El and Zor-El, saves Rokyn from Roz-Em's antimatter bomb, and depletes the Ultra Girl outfit Shyla wears. [“New Krypton Chronicles: Family Crisis”]
  • The JLA must face Superman, Batman and Nightwing. [JLA: World's Fiercest]
  • Karen Sorrell (the former Lady Death) begins a new life as the San Francisco-based super-heroine Powergirl, naming herself after the Earth-2 super-heroine. As Powergirl she fights off an invasion of Rokyn by Darkseid, and she learns that she is a clone of Power Girl of Earth-2. [“Showcase: Powergirl Crisis on Rokyn”]
  • Superman seeks the help of Madame Xanadu. [Retribution]

August

  • Jimmy Olsen teams up with Angel and Ape. [By Air or By Sea]
  • Someone's out to kill the President, and the BOP team must stop him! [Birds of Prey: Capital Offense]
  • Green Arrow has a day in court. [Courting Disaster]
  • The JLA assist Maxima and Vartox against Starbreaker. [JLA: To Conquer the Stars]
  • Green Arrow teams up with Aquaman. [You Can't Go Home Again]
  • Elongated Man's daughter is born. [Elongated Man: Photo Finish]
  • The Herald (Mal Duncan), Golden Eagle (Charley Parker), and the Hawk (Hank Hall) battle Crazy-Quilt and his gang at STAR Labs and decide to reform the Titans West. [“Titans West: Reunited”]
  • [TW: Setting Up Shop]
  • Kestrel attacks the new Hawk and Dove. [TW: Chaos Comes To Call, TW: Proffer Of Chaos]

September

  • Dolphin learns more of her true origin. [Forgotten Heroes: No Place Like Home]
  • Aqualad begins to date Little Mermaid. [NTT: Guppy Love]
  • Mirror Master's new Secret Society of Super-Villains forms. [SSOSV: Reclamation book 1]
  • The Futurian joins the JLA as part of a villainous scheme but dies a hero. Note: This story takes place over a two-month period of time, from July to September. [JLA: Fear the Future]
  • Adam Cray becomes Atom II and joins the JLA as a provisional member after Futurian's death. Chronos is lost in time. [Atom: the Ivy Town Project]
  • Artemis, Starfire, Kole, and Raven battle pawns of Doctor Psycho while staying at a spa. Raven manages to break through Psycho's deep-rooted hatred of women, and they deliver him to a mental hospital. The New Titans battle a second generation of RECOMbatants and Phantasm, controlled by 11-year-old Danny Chase, whom they arrest. Knockout kidnaps Princess Diana from Paradise Island and brings her to Apokolips. The New Titans with Queen Hippolyta battle the Female Furies on Apokolips and discover Diana is gone. They travel to New Chronus and battle Lord Chaos (Wonder Woman's son from an alternate timeline) and his Seeds (Argent, Prysm, Risk, Joto, Nightrider, and Redwing). The Titans of myth defeat Lord Chaos, and the Seeds are brought to Earth. The New Titans battle the New Olympians at Titans Tower, and the Maxie Zeus' maddened mind is healed. [“The New Titans: Quest”]
  • Ray Palmer tries to adjust to normal life and begins a project to pierce the dimensional barriers. He gains Ira Quimby (I.Q.) as an assistant. [Adventures of Ray Palmer, Theoretical Physicist]
  • The Titans West meet Arisia and Kid Devil. [TW: Studio Tore-Up]
  • Flamebird and Nightwing try to stop an enemy from killing Superman and Batman. [My Enemy, My Friend, Myself]
  • Star Sapphire II strikes out on her own. [SSOSV: Reclamation book 2]
  • The Flash battles Lady Rogue. [Flash: Speed Trap]
  • Blue Velvet makes her heroic debut. Note: Takes place the month before Green Lantern: Hearts Afire, Book 1: New Friends and Old [Dark Clouds, Silver Linings]
  • Green Arrow teams up with Captain Boomerang. [Thrown for a Loss]

October

  • Hal Jordan goes on a date with Mona Dean; battles Rainbow Raider as GL. [GL Casebook: Show Me Your Colors]
  • Superman must seek the assistance of an old friend for a growing problem. [DCCP: Hardly A Small Problem]
  • Superman and Batman meet alternate timeline heroes. [WF: Mainframes and Timeframes]
  • Hawk battles Sudden Death. [TW: Beach Blanket Ba-Boom!]
  • Titans West trail Sonar, rescue Air Wave II. [TW: Sound Decisions]
  • The JLA meets their future counterparts. [JLA: Time, See What's Become of Me?]
  • Green Lantern, Flash and Nubia go into space on a mission. [A Matter of Conscience]
  • Star Sapphire I returns to Earth and battles Star Sapphire II. [GLC: Green Lantern Corpse; SSOSV: Reclamation book 3]
  • Deadman has a run in with Tremaine. [Walking Dead]
  • The Creeper and El Diablo have run ins with Tremaine [Creeping Death; Dueling Devils]
  • Aquaman must come to the aid of his former home, New Venice. [Can Any Place Be Home?]
  • The JLA meets the heroes from the Tangent universe. [JLA: Off On A Tangent]
  • Captain Comet learns what his life might have been like. [Blake's Seven]
  • The JLA faces alternate versions of themselves. [JLA: Genia Returns]
  • Amnesiac Carol Ferris starts a new life, and Hal Jordan is visited by his old flame, Kari Limbo. [Green Lantern: Hearts Afire, Book 1: New Friends and Old]
  • Elongated Man finds the missing Starman. [Ghost of Piney Woods]
  • Hawk and Dove battle the Untouchables. Sonar weds Cassandra De Granaco. [TW: Confidants and Robbers]
  • Blue Devil encounters Tremaine in New Mexico. [War of the Devils]

November

  • Starman teams up with Hawkman. [Can Even An Immortal Die?]
  • Starman teams up with Wonder Woman. [Quest For the Star Sword]
  • Starman teams up with Green Lantern and Aquaman. [The Stars Below]
  • Arisia and Dove capture Shimmer, then talk. [TW: Girl Talk]
  • Green Lantern faces off with the Puppeteer and Mr. Smith. [GL Casebook: No Strings]
  • Batman teams up with Insect Queen. [B&B: Peril of the Puppet Justice League]
  • Starman teams up with Black Canary. [The Star Czar]
  • Starman helps the JLA defeat Aquarius. [the Final Night]
  • Swamp Thing meets Adam Strange on Rann. Alanna discovers she is pregnant with their first child.
  • Batman and the Outsiders face a deadly threat. [The Fear Maker]
  • The SSOSV help Gorilla Grodd take over Gorilla City. [SSOSV: Gorilla Warfare]
  • Captain Comet tries to solve the mystery of Volar. [Passions]
  • Green Arrow teams up with Mister Miracle. Note: This story begins shortly after JLA: Time, See What's Become of Me? and ends shortly before Green Arrow: Unfinished Business. [Sideshow Lowdown]
  • Tremaine gets assistance from the Phantom Stranger. [A Helping Hand]
  • The SSOSV are stranded on a deserted island. [SSOSV: Survivor]
  • A maddened Mera makes a play for Aquaman's throne. [Making Waves]
  • Ollie and Dinah search for Moonday. [GA: Unfinished Business]
  • Scarab arrives from E-2 in Skartaris. [Road to Shamballah]
  • November 3: The Iran-Contra affair is reported, beginning the largest crisis in Reagan's presidency.

December

  • In Ireland, Jack O'Lantern and Guy Gardner team up to fight the Scarecrow. Note: After this story, the Scarecrow reforms and eventually becomes the vigilante called Fear Factor. [“The Brave and the Bold: Jack O'Lantern and Guy Gardner: Fear Itself”]
  • Cannonball, the corporate crusader, debuts. [Hero For Hire]
  • While searching for the missing Amber Jackson, Jericho and Kole discover that Mento once created a super-powered team called the Hybrid (Amber was Pantha), and Changeling vows to find them. [“The New Titans: Animal Instincts”]
  • The formation of the Paladins. [Albion's Call: book 1]
  • The Crime Champions attack Atlantis. [Crime Champions]
  • [Justice League of America: Angor Management]
  • [Aquaman: Atlantis Attacked]
  • Baron Winters assembles a team to stop a weird killer. [Night Forces]
  • Swamp Thing meets Brainiac. [Deep Space - Meeting of the Minds]
  • Green Arrow teams up with Tempest. [The Call]
  • Beefeater wants to join the Paladins. [What's Your Beef?]
  • Firestorm is ambushed. [Firestorm: Cold Fusion]
  • Crimson Fox investigates a runaway murder. [If Looks Could Kill]
  • The Titans battle demons controlled by Brom Stik. [NTT: To Sleep, Perchance to Die]
  • The JLA's annual Christmas party. (23rd) [JLA: Deck The Halls '86]
  • The Duncans' annual Christmas party. Lisa Morel is kidnapped by the Marine Marauder. (23rd) [TW: Holiday Blues]
  • Air Wave returns to Dallas to finish high school. [Blowing Into Dallas]
  • Aquaman learns why Mera has been acting so crazy. [Bride's Head Revisited]

1987

January

  • It is orientation day again at the Grimoire Academy. [The Books of Magic: Orientation Day]
  • Batman teams up with another Batman. [B&B: Future Imperfect]
  • Robin has an unlikely team up to stop a new Killer Moth. [Like A Moth To A Flame]
  • The Titans West seek to find the missing Lisa Morel. [TW: Two If By Sea]
  • Parallax (William Hand) attacks the GLC and OA. [Enter Parallax]
  • The new students at the Grimoire Academy are interested in a certain room's secrets. [The Books of Magic: Curiosity Kills]
  • Blue Devil is beaten by Shockwave and Trident in Los Angeles. The SSOSV gets some new members. [SSOSV: Rank and File book 1]
  • The Paladins unite against a new threat from Count Vertigo. [Albion's Call book 2]
  • The Paladins go searching for Dominators in Vlatava. [Albion's Call book 3]
  • Green Arrow teams up with Nightwing. [Are You Ready to Riddle?]
  • Showdown between the Knight and Lionheart. [A Knight's Tale]
  • More strange adventures at the Grimoire Academy. [The Books of Magic: Ride a Black Horse; The Books of Magic: Rise of the Bloody Moon]
  • The Forgotten Heroes, the Force of July and Task Force X face Eclipso and the Crime Champions. [“The Forgotten Heroes: Terror in Tropidor”]
  • January 9: On Martin Luther King Day, Plastic Man and Elongated Man team up to solve a fifteen-year-old mystery. [“The Brave and the Bold: The Elongated Man and Plastic Man: Stretching a Point”]
  • Batman encounters Wildcat II, a young man seeking to avenge a murder from the past. [B&B: Cats]
  • Air Wave battles the Weather Wizard at the Superbowl. [Blowing Into Dallas]
  • The Outsiders decide to move from Gotham City to Cincinnati, OH. [Moving On]
  • The Titans West members swap Invasion stories. [TW: Where Were You During the Invasion?]

February

  • The SSOSV hit STAR labs in Metropolis. Superman battles Bloodsport. [SSOSV: Rank and File book 2, Superman: Out For Blood]
  • Gizmo has a session with Dr. Harleen Quinzel. [Gizmo's Tale]
  • Supergirl II must fight both Chronos and Brain Storm. [Supergirl II: Time and Mind]
  • Adam Strange visits Abby Cable in Lousiana. [What Are Friends For]
  • Red Crawford suprises Carrie (the amnesiac Carol Ferris). [Hearts Afire book 2]
  • Batman teams up with Jimmy Olsen to stop the crime wave of the Planet Master. [B&B: Written In the Stars]
  • A strange illness strikes the Grimoire Academy. [The Books of Magic: Fever of Death]
  • Mirror Master II (aka Mirror Man) has his villain team attack the JLA members. [JLA: Time and Consequences]
  • The JLA must rescue one of their own during Mardi Gras. [JLA: Carnival]
  • Air Wave and Arisia team up in Dallas against the Duke of Oil. [Oily Warning]
  • GLs Hal Jordan, Salaak and Driq check on Mongul's corpse. [ GLC: Wearing the Green]
  • February 19: Bruce's birthday party ends with five friends missing. He has to rely on other friends to search for them.[ A Terror Too Close book 1]
  • Supergirl II takes on the new Spellbinder (the former Ms. Mesmer). [Supergirl II: Spellbound]
  • In Modora-Granaco, preparations for the new defense continue. [the Modoran War Journals]
  • Nightwing teams up with Firestorm against Killer Frost at Hudson University. [Chilled Memories]

March

  • March 3: Animal Man and Rip Hunter travel back in time. [Didn't I See You Dead]
  • Nightwing tries to find missing ex-girlfriend Lori Elton, and also discovers where Duela Dent has been. [A Bad Deal]
  • Funky Flashman arrives at the Sinister Citadel. [SSOSV: Funky Business]
  • Terry Long starts his new job, and Artemis faces an old threat. [Cat And Mouse Game]
  • Sunburst appears to be alive again. [A Star Reborn]
  • The Titans help Artemis track the Cheetah. [NT: Aftermath]
  • Abby Cable is discharged from Grimoire school. She returns to Matt Cable's bedside, awaiting the return of Swamp Thing from space. [Changeling Unmasked]
  • March 15: Swamp Thing returns from a space trek. [Reversal of Fortune]
  • The search for Beefeater begins. [Where's the Beef?]
  • The Titans West team with detective Jonny Double to save the British Prime Minister. [TW: The China Connection]
  • There's a contract out for GL Noleon Fae. [Dictator Blues]
  • Nightwing and Starfire patch things up. [NT: A Greater Good]
  • Green Arrow teams up with Air Wave in Dallas to face ghosts from the Civil War. [The Blue and the Gray]
  • Wonder Woman (Nubia) gains her own invisible jet; previously she relied upon the JLA's transporters and, for a brief time, an Amazon Swan Ship. [Wonder Woman: Daughter of Mars]
  • Sunburst discovers how he lives again. [Blades of Darkness]
  • Funky Flashman farms out a quartet of villains for a mission to find out what happened to the original Robin. [SSOSV: Don't Try Anything Funky]
  • The four original male Titans have some guy talk. [New Titans: 'Hoods]
  • Black Canary and Hawkwoman team up to face a bizarre super-team. [Girls Just Wanna Have Fun]
  • Mal tells Arisia a tale from the past. [TW: Last Days of Disco]

April

  • The New Titans are attacked by the Hybrid and their mysterious leader. [New Titans: Horror of the Hybrid]
  • The Metal Men find chaos at a rock concert. [The Rogue Rockers]
  • Deadman meets an interesting woman in the park. [Afternoons With Gladys]
  • Titans West and the New Titans team up in a music related mystery. [TW: Video Killed the Radio Star]
  • Strange ships appear over Australia. [Call The Dogs of War book 1 and book 2]
  • Harleen Quinzel tries to help a troubled couple. [Games People Play]
  • Nightwing and Tremaine are on similar trails. [Ghost Riders]
  • Gizmo and Trident find out they're not the only ones seeking some new technology. [SSOSV: Tech Wars]
  • Arsenal goes to see Cheshire in prison. [NT: A Day In The Life]
  • Green Arrow and Black Canary team up, as a new hero named Cardshark appears in Star City. [Dealt From the Bottom]
  • Johnny Kirk (the former Superman, Jr.) meets the Purple Pile-Driver and hears his origin story. [“Secret Origins: The Perfunctory Parable of the Purple Pile-Driver”]
  • Batman and Raven team-up. [B&B: Wounds Unseen]
  • Lucian Crawley finds a purpose in his life. [Whatever Happened to Mind-Grabber Kid?]
  • Mysto meets Madame Xanadu. [Men of Mystery]

May

  • May 3: Oliver Queen has the perfect life, so why does Green Arrow want him to give it up? [If You're Me, Who Am I?]
  • May 5: The Titans West face an Aztec god reincarnated. [TW: Cinco De Mayo Mayhem]
  • May 10: Black Canary and Zatanna team up to stop a criminal ring. [Decisions]
  • May 15: Mirror Master gets an unexpected and unwelcome visitor. [SSOSV: Mirror To The Soul]
  • May 15: Superwoman's flight is delayed by a kidnapper. [Terror On The Tarmac]
  • May 16: Titans battle a new Fearsome Five. Lilith and Azrael's wedding gets interrupted by the return of Gnarrk. [NT: Many Fearsome Returns, What's Love Got To Do With It?]
  • May 17: Steve Dayton completes a full redesign of his Mento helmet, but when he places it on its head, it explodes. Dayton is paralyzed from the neck down and falls into a coma for a couple of weeks. [“Doom Patrol: All Fall Down, Chapter 1: A Gift”]
  • May 18: Superman receives news on the anniversary of Kara's arrival to Earth. [Superman: the Legacy]
  • May 19-21: Ollie struggles with his best man choice. (19th-21st) [JLA: May the Best Man Win]
  • Parallax rescued from his space prison only to be drained. [“DC Universe: Invasion, Book 1, Prologue: Plans”]
  • May 23: Wally and Frances encounter bizarre activity at a local comicbook convention. [Flash: All Flash and Image]
  • May 23: The Forgotten Heroes face a threat on the planet Zor. [FH: Devastation]
  • May 24: Superman learns the headaches of keeping track of a super-tot like Jasma. [Babe On The Run]
  • May 25: The gang celebrates Charley Parker's 21st birthday. [Birthday Party Surprise]
  • May 29: The first Flash's friends and family are abducted. Wally learns his disease is back after battling Captain Cold. [Flash: Terminal Velocity book 1]
  • May 30: The JLA battles Amazo. Superman and Flash travel to Rokyn. Mota's plot continues. [Flash: Terminal Velocity book 2]
  • May 31: Flash visits the Titans. Wally and Frances Kane have a fight. [Flash: Terminal Velocity book 3]

June

July

August

  • August 2: Dr. Quinzel gets an unexpected visit from Paula Brooks. [SSOSV: Hashing It Out](2nd).
  • August 3: Gotham's heroes drive out the aliens. Prototype and Fear Factor (Jonathan Crane, formerly the Scarecrow) debut. [Counter Strike - Gotham](3rd).
  • August 4: The heroes of France unite as a team called Les Defenseurs. [Viva La Resistance](4th).
  • August 5: Vril Dox and his hired crew take on Luthor and Garguax on the Moon. [L.E.G.I.O.N.: Legacy of Tyrants](5th)
  • August 6: The prisoners are freed from Pluto, Warworld is destroyed and Oa is liberated. [INVASION! book 3](6th)
  • August 8: Giganta and Chronos join the SSOSV. Power Fist is cured. [SSOSV: The Three R's, Plus One](8th).
  • August 9: The new Wildcat must rescue a kidnapped ball player from the Sportsmaster. [Batter](9th).
  • Superman recovers from his fall to Earth, while his friends keep many villains at bay. [DCCP: Sick Leave]
  • August 10: Chronos settles in at the Sinister Citadel. Paula learns of Crusher's defeat. Blindside gets some shocking news. [SSOSV: Reactions](10th).
  • August 10: Arisia vs. Major Force, round 2. Hawk and Dove vs. Sudden Death. [TW: After The Invaders Were Gone](10th)
  • In the aftermath of the Invasion, we look in on many of our heroes. [DCU: Homecomings]
  • August 10: Nick Stevens admits to losing the H-Dial, and the item finds a new owner. [Dial H For Hero: Changing Hands](10th).
  • August 20: Blue Devil and Changeling team up to stop a strange threat. [Panic Hollywood](20th)
  • Jefferson Pierce starts teaching at a new school and finds a student with a special gift. [ School Days]
  • August 27: Steel helps Vixen with her past, while something from his resurfaces as well. Debut of Vibra. (27th) [“Showcase: Steel, the Indestructible Man: Detroit Shakedown”]
  • August 28: Batman tracks down Pastor Payne while the Star Rovers come to the past to witness Batman's death. Karel Sorenson becomes the new superheroine known as Silverthorn. [B&B: Silverthorn](28th)

September

  • The Swashbuckler, nephew of the Vigilante, attends the reading of the Greg Sanders' will with four other costumed crime-fighters; together, they become a new Southwest-based crime-fighting team. [“Showcase: The Swashbuckler: The Heroic Legacy”]
  • September 5: An old friend comes to town while another heads back home. A tragedy strikes a team member. [TW: Saturday Night/Sunday Mourning](5th)
  • September 6: Changes for the east coast Titans team as a member joins, a few depart, and they investigate a drug-related mystery in Denton, TX. (6th) [Transitional Dependency]
  • September 9: Secrets are revealed for various members of the Superman family. (9th) [Revelations]
  • September 9: Selina Kyle is forced out of retirement and into action in Florida. (9th) [A Very Private Life]
  • September 10: Hero Cruz gets a surprise when invited to dinner at his parents' house. (10th)[Dial H For Hero: Guess Who's Coming To Dinner]
  • September 11: Flash faces off against a computerized threat to Central City. [Unfinished Business](11th).
  • Batman teams up with Superman 2021, the grandson of Superman from an alternate future. [B&B: A Matter of Time]
  • Karen Duncan attends the will reading of Blake Mansfield, while Duela Dent reveals to Lilith about her past. [TW: Buzz Buzz]
  • September 10: Superman and the Sea Devils team up. (10th)[The X-odus Agenda]
  • September 12: The Secret Society of Super-Villains invade Qurac. [SSOSV: Jihad](12th).
  • The JLA battle the Assemblers. [JLA: Heroes Always Win]
  • September 13: Atom faces Spellbinder, then moves to a new hometown. (13th)[Another Pleasant Valley Sunday]
  • Wonder-Man takes on the Superman Revenge Squad. [Revenge and Redemption]
  • Aquaman is the target of revenge by an old foe. [The Heroic Ideal]
  • September 15: Batman investigates some murders in Gotham. [“Batman: Double Elimination, Book 1: Massacres”; “Batman: Double Elimination, Book 2: Justice”](15th)
  • Arsenal and Owlwoman team up on an Indian reservation in New Mexico. [With Some Reservations]
  • September 18: Superman and the Atom team up. (18th)[Bugged!]
  • September 25: Batman takes down the Black Spider with the help of Fleur-De-Lis. [B&B: Tangled Webs](25th)
  • September 26: Dr. Quinzel studies various members of the Secret Society of Super-Villains. [SSOSV: Taking Notes](26th).
  • September 26: Paula Brooks delivers her baby. [SSOSV: Special Deliveries](26th).
  • September 26: Hero Cruz tries to help a man from being kidnapped by Parademons. (26th)[Dial H For Hero: Misconceptions]
  • September 27: Superman and Starman team up against Genia. (27th)[The Stars, My Execution?]
  • September 27: Batman and Godiva team up. [B&B: The Terror Of London](27th)
  • September 27: Hero Cruz learns first hand how deadly Apokolips can be as he tries to get home. (27th)[Dial H For Hero: Apokolips - Wow! books 1 and 2]

October

  • October 1: Superman and Red Tornado investigate some strange weather. (1st)[Storm Warning]
  • October 3: Dr. Quinzel and Chronos have dinner. [What Makes Chronos Tick?](3rd).
  • October 4: Hey, Bizarros, let's put on a show! [Bizarre Search](4th)
  • [“Justice League of America: Crisis After the Great Disaster”]
  • October 8: Mirror Master has to find out who in the SSOSV is working against him. [SSOSV: Snake In Our Midst](8th).
  • [“The New Titans: Life in the Fast Lane”]
  • October 12: The Titans West decide to put a stop to Sonar's plans. [TW: Sounds of War Books 1 and 2](12th)
  • The Atom is tested by Professor Wye. [Size Matters]
  • October 13: Green Arrow teams up with the new Wildcat to investiate some murders. [The Man Who Killed Green Arrow](13th)
  • Baron Winters sends a group of super-powered thieves to Earth-3, where they battle the Crime Syndicate, and then to another world where a grown-up evil Tim Hunter rules. Power Ring and Johnny Quick of the Crime Syndicate appear to die in battle but are later shown to have survived. [“The Night Force: Into the Abyss”]
  • [“The Flash: To Battle Brainiac”]
  • October 19: The New York Stock Exchange drops 22.6% in one day, causing this stock market crash to be known as Black Monday.
  • October 29: Jim Rook crashes his car off a cliff but is saved by another. [Whatever Happened to Nightmaster?](29th)
  • October 31: The Paladins return from the past. (31st)[Cavaliers and Roundheads: Book 1, Book 2]
  • October 31: The Flash and Green Lantern team up at a Central City event. (31st)[Party Fervor]
  • October 31: The Creeper and Deadman investigate a ghostly sighting. (31st)[A Case of the Creeps]
  • October 31: [“Showcase: The Prankster: Desperate Housewife”]

November

  • The JLA votes on offering Starman (Will Payton) membership in the team; the result of the vote has never been revealed yet. [“Super-Team Family: The Unimaginable: Deus ex Machina”]
  • November 3: Superman's friends and family are plagued by Mxyzptlk. Superman and Superwoman are married in a private Kryptonian wedding ceremony in the Fortress of Solitude. [All Mxyed Up]
  • Bruce Wayne is missing and presumed dead. [Batman: Bruce Wayne: Missing and Presumed Dead, Book 1: Snowbound]
  • [Batman: Bruce Wayne: Missing and Presumed Dead, Book 2: Thomas]
  • [Monica: A Bruce Wayne - Missing and Presumed Dead tie-in]
  • Captain Comet leaves Earth to travel through space again. [“Captain Comet: A Higher Calling”]
  • [“Tales of the Green Lantern Corps: Valura Tur-Thol: The Green Lantern of Kandor”]
  • [“Super-Stars of Space: Green Eggheads on the Lam”]
  • At Batman's wake, Superman recalls an old adventure. [WF: The Devil To Pay]
  • [“Super-Stars of Space: Marvel Man and Marvel Maid: Terra's Finest”]
  • Nightwing briefly takes over the mantle of the Bat as Batman II. [B&B: Guys' Night Out]
  • [“Batman Family: In Memoriam: Bruce Wayne”]
  • Hawkman and Hawkwoman free their home planet of Thanagar from the dictatorship of Hyathis. [“Hawkman and Hawkwoman: Liberty or Death”]
  • Superman faces the powerful Tex Arcana. [Fist Full of Shadows]
  • [“Batman: Cut Down”]
  • November 26: [“Batman: The Return”]
  • November 26: [“The Flash: Evil to Burn”]
  • November 26: [“Superman: Just Saying Thanks”]
  • November 26: [“Batman: Something to be Thankful For”]

December

  • [“The Flash: The Fire Rages On”]
  • [“The Flash: From the Ashes”]
  • December 8: The United States and the Soviet Union sign the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, agreeing to dismantle all 1,752 U.S. and 859 Soviet missiles in the 300 to 3,400 mile range.
  • December 9: Dr. Light is “killed” by the JLA. [JLA: Earth Once Removed]
  • [“Batman: What in the World Was I Thinking?”]
  • [“Batman: The Bright Light of Sanity”]
  • [“Rip Hunter: The Master of Time”]
  • December 18: [“Showcase: Whatever Happened to the Yellow Peri?”]
  • December 20: Superman and Changeling deal with some holiday chaos. [Kids From One to Ninety-two]
  • December 24: [“New Gods: The Angel of Apokolips”]
  • December 24: [“Justice League of America: Holiday Remembrance”]
  • December 24: See how some villains celebrate Christmas eve. [Bad Boys and Girls].
  • December 25: Travis Morgan and Tara are reunited with their son, Joshua, who has been living under the name Tinder. [“The Warlord: Unto Us a Son”]

1988

January

  • Timothy Hunter begins his second year at the Grimoire Academy. [“The Books of Magic: The Mysterious Student”][“The Books of Magic: The Mysterious Student”]
  • Superman teams up with the heroine Dr. Light who changes her name to Hikari. [DCCP: Reflections and Refractions]
  • Stephanie Brown becomes Spoiler, Batwoman's teenaged crimefighting partner. [“Batwoman: Daddy's Girl”]
  • The League throws a bachelor party for Green Arrow, but trouble brews. [JLA: Coming of the Terroristic Triad]
  • Timothy Hunter begins learning about the spirit world at the Grimoire Academy, and goes on a field trip to Waypoint. [“The Books of Magic: The Spirit World”]
  • Thunderlord is attacked by a pawn of Sonar, who took the job for Doctor Cyber. [“Showcase: Thunderlord: Sound and Fury”]
  • [“Green Arrow: The Shaggy Dog Story”]
  • [“The New Titans and Titans West: The Zandia Solution”]
  • Black Canary has her bachelorette party. [“Justice League of America: The Beginning of the Ennead”]
  • Oliver Queen (Green Arrow) and Dinah Lance (Black Canary) are married, while the JLA does its best to keep trouble away from the happy couple. [“Green Arrow: Let No Man Put Asunder”]
  • Spoiler battles Crazy-Quilt. [“Spoiler: Blind Love”]

February

  • [“Justice League of America: Games”]
  • A team of Asian Global Guardians (Hikari, Rising Sun, Thunderlord, Thunder, Lightning, Sora the Sky Girl) battle the schemes of Doctor Cyber. [“The Global Guardians: The World in Her Image”]
  • [“Spoiler: Back to the Egg”]
  • [“Aquaman: The First Wave”]
  • Radea and the Clockworkers, also known as the Guardians of the Clockwork Universe – UNFINISHED STORY. [“Super-Stars of Space: Radea: Mind Over Matter”]
  • [“Justice League of America: It's What You Do With It”]
  • [“Superman: Serpent in the Sand”]

March

  • [“Justice League of America: World of Evil”]
  • [“The Brave and the Bold: Green Arrow and Hawk: Party Lines”]
  • [“Challengers of the Unknown: The Secret War”]
  • [“The Brave and the Bold: Batman and the Toyman: Play Dead”]
  • [“Showcase: Jack O' Lantern: All in a (St. Patrick's) Day”]
  • Deena Allen, daughter of Barry Allen (the Flash) and Iris Allen, travels from her home in the 30th century to become the new Kid Flash. [“The Flash: Kid Flash”]
  • [“The Brave and the Bold: Batman and Green Arrow: Mixed Signals”]

April

  • [“Justice League of America: The Power Plague”]
  • [“The Outsiders: The Light Brigade”]
  • Cassandra Sandsmark becomes the new Wonder Girl. [“Wonder Woman: Time of Change”]
  • In space, Captain Comet learns that J'onn J'onzz (Martian Manhunter) had been in his youth on Mars a member of the Red Brotherhood, a splinter group of the Manhunters. The JLA discovers that Martian members of the Red Brotherhood have infiltrated Earth, even replacing people close to heroes. Captain Comet is revealed to have been replaced by a Martian shortly after the Crisis in 1985, and this Martian Captain Comet sacrifices his life to save the world. After the Red Brotherhood is defeated, several humans impersonated by Martians are freed, including the real Captain Comet. J'onn J'onzz proposes to Nubia (Wonder Woman). [“Justice League of America: The Martian Chronicles”]
  • Batman discovers that Jason Todd (Robin) is actually a Martian, who ends up sacrificing his life to save Silver St. Cloud. Batman reveals his secret identity to the real Jason Todd, who goes to live with relatives. [“Batman: A Martian Chronicle: Meanwhile, in Gotham City”]
  • Superman learns that a Martian actor named H'ney (who calls himself Mimic) has impersonated several villains and heroes over the years (occasionally with a partner until he died), explaining why they acted out of character in rare instances. Superman defeats the Prankster. A Martian teenaged girl named M'gann M'orzz is revealed to have been impersonating Supergirl II (Lydia-7) for a long time, possibly even since her arrival in the 20th century. M'gann, a heroic sort who was forced into the charade by her uncle, becomes Miss Martian. The real Lydia-7 is revealed to be a captive of the Time Master. [“Superman: A Martian Chronicle: Gotcha!”]
  • Green Lantern. STORY IN PROGRESS. [“Green Lantern: A Martian Chronicle: The Parallax View”]

May

  • [“Showcase: Black Hand: Black Sheep of the Family”]
  • [“Showcase: Terror of the Toyman”]
  • [“Superman: The Unkindest Cut”]
  • [“Superboy: Growing Pains”]

June

  • J'onn J'onzz and Nubia are married on New Mars. [“The Brave and the Bold: The Martian Manhunter and Wonder Woman: The Queen of Mars”]
  • Neron creates the Legion of Doom with 13 members to battle the JLA. STORY IN PROGRESS. [“Justice League of America: The Legion of Doom”]

July

  • July 4: Bizarro No. 2 searches for someone committing a major crime by impersonating Satan Claus and delivering toys to children all across the Bizarro World. Note: Christmas on the Bizarro World is never on December 25th. [“Tales of the Bizarro World: Satan Baby”]

August

  • August 1: Several of the members of the JLA gather together to remember Barry Allen (the Flash) on the anniversary of his death by telling stories of their team-ups with him. [The Brave and the Bold: Green Arrow and the Flash: Times Past, 1983: The Rainbow Connection]

October

  • October 31: Tim Hunter graduates from his second year at the Grimoire Academy. [“The Books of Magic: Tim Hunter and the Mysterious Student”]

November

  • November 8: George Bush is elected president of the United States.

December

  • December 21: A Pan-Am 747 explodes from a terrorist bomb and crashes in Lockerbie, Scotland, killing all 259 aboard and 11 on the ground.

1989

March

  • March 24: The Exxon Valdez crashes in Alaska's Prince William Sound, spilling 11 million gallons of oil over 45 miles.

April

  • April 14: The Tiananmen Square Massacre occurs when Chinese citizens stage the largest protest in Communist China's history.

August

  • August 10: General Colin Powell becomes Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

November

  • November 9: After 38 years, the Berlin Wall is dismantled as East Germans and West Germans are allowed to travel freely throughout Germany for the first time.

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