Final Crisis

4. Final Crisis

Grant Morrison's Darkseid epic paves the way for something NEW

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In Final Crisis, Grant Morrison is given the keys to the DC Kingdom and creates an epic fight with Darkseid while simultaneously finding a mind-blowing and iconic exit to his run on Batman. As incredible as it is to read, the big event here after Final Crisis is Blackest Night, followed by FlashPoint. A bunch of cataclismic events go down in the DCU as the New 52 begins a new era. Again, sorry for the lack of Wonder Woman, Aquaman, and others here.


  • Final Crisis (a crisis all about Darkseid)
    • Final Crisis: Rogues' Revenge

  • Jonah Hex: Tall Tales (many read JH at the very beginning, but I put all post-2009 publishings after Final Crisis)

  • Batman: Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?

  • Batman: Battle for the Cowl (Who will win the mantle of the Bat?)

  • The Flash: Rebirth (Barry Allen rejoins DC canon)

  • Batman: Long Shadows

  • Batman & Robin Vol. 1: Batman Reborn (a new Batman and Robin hit the streets of Gotham City)

  • Batwoman: Elegy

  • Green Lantern Corps: Sins of the Star Sapphire (the pre-Blackest Night party begins)

    • Green Lantern: Rage of the Red Lanterns (meet Atrocitus, Dex Starr, et al)

    • Green Lantern Corps: Emerald Eclipse

    • Green Lantern: Agent Orange (meet Larfleeze the Orange Lantern)

    • Solomon Grundy (guess who's back in time for Blackest Night?)

    • Superman/ Batman: Night & Day (one issue crosses over w/ Grundy & Blackest Night)

  • Blackest Night (the greatest battle in Green Lantern Corps history, perhaps most fun crossovers, too)
    • Green Lantern: Blackest Night

    • Green Lantern Corps: Blackest Night

    • Blackest Night: Tales of the Corps

    • Blackest Night: Rise of the Black Lanterns

    • Blackest Night: Black Lantern Corps Vol. 1

    • Blackest Night: Black Lantern Corps Vol. 2

  • Justice League: Cry for Justice (Green Arrow and Green Lantern lead the Justice League for a hot minute)

  • Gotham City Sirens Vol. 1 (Catwoman, Poison Ivy, and Harley Quinn form a super group)

  • Batman: Life After Death

  • Batman & Robin Vol. 2: Batman vs. Robin

  • Batman: Time and the Batman

  • Batman: the Return of Bruce Wayne (self-explanatory)

    • Batman & Robin Vol. 3: Batman & Robin Must Die!

    • Batman: Bruce Wayne - the Road Home

    • Time Masters: the Vanishing Point (Rip Hunter leads Superman, Booster Gold, & Green Lantern through time)

  • Superman/ Batman: Big Noise

  • Superman/ Batman: Worship

  • Brightest Day Omnibus (what follows the Blackest Night)

    • Green Lantern: Brightest Day

    • Green Lantern Corps: Revolt of the Alpha Lanterns

    • Green Arrow: Into the Woods

    • The Flash: the Dastardly Death of the Rogues

    • Green Lantern Corps: the Weaponer

  • Superman/ Batman: Sorceror Kings

  • Gotham City Sirens Vol. 2

  • Batman: Incorporated (a Batman for every world city!)

    • Knight & Squire (the British Batman & Robin)

  • Batman & Robin Vol. 4: Dark Knight vs. White Knight

  • Batman: the Dark Knight: Golden Dawn

  • Batman: the Black Mirror

  • Green Lantern: War of the Green Lanterns

    • Green Lantern: Emerald Warriors (Guy Gardner gets a line akin to his 90s run)

  • Batman: Gates of Gotham (a terrific mystery delving into the history of Gotham City)

  • The Flash: the Road to FlashPoint

  • FlashPoint (Barry Allen races to change his past, forever altering reality as the DCU knows)

    • the World of FlashPoint featuring Batman (Bruce died as a child, leaving his parents behind)
    • the World of FlashPoint featuring Wonder Woman (a world war fought between Themiscyra and Atlantis)


the New 52 continues on the next slide!

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