Timeline of Earth-4 during the Crisis

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This is a timeline of all events affecting Earth-4 that occur before, during, and shortly after the Crisis on Infinite Earths. This timeline is adapted and expanded from the Crisis flowchart in Crisis on Infinite Earths Crossover Index #1 of 1.

Events that are widespread (such as red skies or antimatter appearing) are in red. Events that are otherwise important are in blue. Events in italics are not in present time.

  • Harbinger recruits Blue Beetle III in Hub City on Earth-4. [Crisis #1, pp. 17-19]
  • Gathered heroes join together on Monitor's satellite and battle the Anti-Monitor's first wave of shadow demons, then meet the Monitor. [Crisis #1, pp. 26-32]
  • Harbinger disperses the gathered heroes throughout time to protect the Monitor's vibrational tuning forks. [Crisis #2]
  • Dr. Polaris, Geo-Force, and Blue Beetle III travel to Earth-1's Markovia during WWII and battle shadow demons alongside Easy Company, the Haunted Tank Crew, and the Losers; Losers die; Flower of Easy Co. dies. Blue Beetle III is wounded and returned to present day Earth-4. [Crisis #3]
  • Red skies and stormy weather appear on Earth-X, Earth-4, and Earth-S, three days before antimatter reaches these Earths.
  • Anti-Monitor controls the heroes of Earth-X, Earth-S, and Earth-4 via Psycho-Pirate II. [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]
  • The gods give Johnny Mann his powers back, and he becomes Son of Vulcan once more. [“Sentinels of Justice: The Calm Before the Storm, Chapter 1: Son of Vulcan”]
  • David Crandall (the former Nature Boy) regains his memories and becomes Nature Man once more. [“The Natural: Masters of the Elements”]
  • Antimatter appears on Earth-X, Earth-4, and Earth-S, followed by time warps that last until the five Earths are combined. [Crisis #5]
  • Stardust the Super-Wizard gathers a group of powerful heroes (including E-Man and Nova Kane, whose powers are restored) to protect the Controllers in the Contollers Dimension. [“The Paragons: Deus Ex Astra, Book 1, Prologue: The Super-Wizard”]
  • The Sentinels of Justice travels to the American West to investigate the antimatter cloud. There, the fear-driven team, along with Judomaster (transported from 1945 to 1985 through a time warp), battles Azrael, Blok, Flash of Earth-2, Katana, and Martian Manhunter. [Crisis #6]
  • Earth-X, Earth-4, and Earth-S are drawn into a protective netherverse, joining Earth-1 and Earth-2. The red skies and antimatter storms end. [Crisis #6]
  • Pariah, Alex Luthor, and Harbinger gather a representative group of super-heroes (including Blue Beetle III) from each Earth. Harbinger explains the origin of the Multiverse. [Crisis #7]
  • The Sentinels of Justice discuss the Crisis. [Crisis #7]
  • Harbinger's group of heroes (including Captain Atom) battles the Anti-Monitor; Supergirl dies. [Crisis #7]
  • Stardust the Super-Wizard's group of heroes battle Shadow Demons in the Contollers Dimension; Thunderbunny dies, but his other self Bobby Caswell lives. [“The Paragons: Deus Ex Astra, Book 1, Prologue: The Super-Wizard”]
  • Stardust the Super-Wizard returns the heroes to their respective Earths.
  • E-Man and Nova Kane become engaged.
  • Super-heroes (including Blue Beetle III) and the people of Earth-1 mourn Supergirl. [Crisis #7]
  • Anti-Monitor appears in new armor. [Crisis #8]
  • Brainiac gathers villains from five worlds (including the Banshee, Doctor Spectro, the Image, the Madmen, Major Force, Punch and Jewelee, and the Squids) aboard his ship. [Crisis #9]
  • E-Man and Nova Kane are married and leave Earth for a six-month honeymoon in space.
  • 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. [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]
  • Heroes travel to Earths X, S, and 4 to battle Brainiac's horde of villains. The New Teen Titans and the Doom Patrol battle the villains on Earth-4. Shaggy Man and Chemo are destroyed. Liberty Belle of Earth-4 is murdered. [Crisis #9, 10; “Crisis on Infinite Earths: The Villain War”]
  • 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]
  • Heroes (including the Sentinels of Justice and Judomaster) and villains gather at Earth-1's Death Valley and break into two groups. Heroes travel to the dawn of time to face down the Anti-Monitor. 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]
  • One positive-matter universe is born. [Crisis #11]
  • 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]
  • Remaining heroes (including Blue Beetle III and Peacemaker) gather at Titans Tower; Harbinger briefly explains the new history of the single combined universe. [Crisis #11]
  • Detectives at a convention (including Michael Mauser) find a dead Angle Man. [Crisis #11]
  • Heroes at Titans Tower continue to compare notes. [Crisis #11]
  • The Challengers of the Unknown and Cave Carson's crew witness a giant electrical storm heralding the arrival of the Anti-Monitor. [Crisis #11]
  • Anti-Monitor draws the combined Earth into the antimatter universe. [Crisis #11]
  • Harbinger begins gathering heroes to battle Anti-Monitor. [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]
  • The Sensational Sentinels reunite one last time before retiring for good and handing their special devices over to Sarge Steel.
  • 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]
  • 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]
  • Superman of Earth-2 destroys the Anti-Monitor. [Crisis #12]
  • Memorial services begin for Earth's fallen heroes. [Crisis #12]
  • The Crisis over, Shazam separates the combined Earth into five Earths once more: Earth-1, Earth-2, Earth-S, Earth-X, and Earth-4.
  • 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.

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