Timeline of Earth-3

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1985

July, 1985

  • July 13: Antimatter destroys Earth-3, killing the Crime Syndicate and Alexander and Lois Luthor. Luthor manages to save his son, Alexander Jr., by sending him to Earth-1, but the trip causes him to be infused with antimatter, and he is retrieved by the Monitor, who prematurely ages the infant to adulthood for his own purposes. At the moment that Earth-3 is consumed by antimatter, Alexander Luthor uses his power-suit to try to save the Earth. Simultaneously, the 30th century being called Infinity attempts to save Earth-3 as well. Their efforts combine to simultaneously turn back time to a point before the antimatter arrived, while also making the Earth completely immaterial and in suspended animation. [Crisis on Infinite Earths #1; “Crime Syndicate of America: Earth-Three Remembered”; “The Legion of Super-Heroes: Heroes No More?”]

December, 1985

  • [“Crime Syndicate of America: Earth-Three Remembered, Chapter 1: But a Dream”]

1986

May, 1986

  • 5 months have passed. [Crime Syndicate of America: Earth-Three Remembered, Chapter 8: The New American Empire]

October, 1986

  • 10 months have passed. [Crime Syndicate of America: Earth-Three Remembered, Chapter 9: Loss of Identity]

December, 1986

  • 12 months have passed. [Crime Syndicate of America: Earth-Three Remembered, Chapter 10: One Year Later]

1987

January, 1987

  • [“Crime Syndicate of America: Enter Amazo”]

April, 1987

  • [“Crime Syndicate of America: The Secret Society of Super-Heroes”]

May, 1987

  • UNFINISHED STORY. [“The Secret Society of Super-Heroes: Quest of Evil”]

June, 1987

  • [“Crime Syndicate of America: The Brethren”]

July, 1987

  • [“Crime Syndicate of America: Strange Visitors”]
  • [“Showcase: A Girl Named Arcane”]

August, 1987

  • [“Crime Syndicate of America: The Monster Society of Good”]

September, 1987

  • [“Crime Syndicate of America: Tyrants and Champions”]

October, 1987

  • [“The Night Force: Into the Abyss”]

1988

June, 1988

  • [“Crime Syndicate of America: Nightmare”]