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Crisis on Infinite Earths 5

CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #5

Cover Date: August 1985
Cover Price: $0.75
Publication Date: 1985-04-16

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Cover Credits:
Art: George Pérez (signed)
Colors: Anthony Tollin


Story: "Worlds in Limbo" (25 Pages)

Credits:

StoryMarv Wolfman
PencilsGeorge Pérez
InksJerry Ordway
LetteringJohn Costanza
ColorsAnthony Tollin
Consulting editingLen Wein
Associate editingRobert Greenberger
EditingMarv Wolfman

Feature Character(s):

Monitor (as a corpse; also appears in a recording)
Harbinger (Lyla Michaels)
Pariah (last in Legends of the DCU: Crisis on Infinite Earths #1)
Alexander Luthor, Jr. (also in Swamp Thing Vol. 2 #46)

Guest Star(s):

Adam Strange (last in DC Comics Presents #82; next in Swamp Thing Vol. 2 #46)
Air Wave (Hal Jordan; next in issue #12)
Alanna (last in DC Comics Presents #82; next in Swamp Thing Vol. 2 #57)
Amazing-Man of Earth-2 (Will Everett; appearance same as All-Star Squadron #53, pages 19 through 23, panel 1)
Amethyst (last in Amethyst #12; next in issue #10/2)
Anthro (in between issues #2 and #10)
Aquagirl (last in New Teen Titans Vol. 2 #6)
Aqualad (last in New Teen Titans Vol. 2 #6)
Aquaman (last in Justice League of America #243)
Arion (next in Books of Magic Vol. 1 #1)
Atom of Earth-2 (Al Pratt; last in Infinity, Inc. #21; appearance here same as Infinity, Inc. #22 and All-Star Squadron #53)
Atom (Ray Palmer; last in Sword of the Atom Special #2; next in issue #8)
Azrael IV (last in New Teen Titans Vol. 2 #12)
Bat Lash (next in Armageddon: The Alien Agenda #3)
Batgirl (appearance here same as Infinity, Inc. #22; next in issue #7)
Batman (last in Swamp Thing Vol. 2 #44; next in issue #7)
Changeling (last in New Teen Titans Vol. 2 #13, page 19)
Black Canary (last in Green Lantern Vol. 2 #194)
Black Orchid (last in Blue Devil Annual #1; next in issue #12)
Blue Devil (next in Blue Devil #17)
B'wana Beast (last in Showcase #67; next in issue #12)
Captain Comet (last in DC Comics Presents #22; also in All-Star Squadron #53; next in issue #10)
Cinnamon (last in [[ ]]; next in issue #7)
Creeper (last in Blue Devil Annual #1; next in DC Comics Presents #88)
Deadman (last in Swamp Thing Annual Vol. 2 #2; next in issue #7)
Doctor Fate of Earth-2 (appearance on pages 7-12 sames as Infinity, Inc. #22, appearance on pages 19-20 same as All-Star Squadron #53; last in Infinity, Inc. #21; next in issue #9)
Dolphin (appearance same as Infinity, Inc. #22)
Dove (last in Tales of the Teen Titans #50; next in issue #9)
Elongated Man (last in Detective Comics #557; appearance here same/similar as JLA: Incarnations #5 and Swamp Thing Vol. 2 #46; next in Justice League of America Annual #3)
Embra (last in issue #2)
Firebrand of Earth-2 (Danette Reilly; next in All-Star Squadron #54)
Firehair (last in Showcase #100; next in issue #7)
Firehawk (last in Fury of Firestorm #36; next in issue #8)
Firestorm (Ron Raymond and Martin Stein; next in issue #7)
Flash (Barry Allen; last in issue #3)
Flash of Earth-2 (Jay Garrick; last in Infinity, Inc. #21; appearance occurs isochronally with Infinity, Inc. #22 and All-Star Squadron #53)
Green Arrow of Earth-2
Green Lantern of Earth-2 (Alan Scott) ???
Green Lantern (John Stewart; next in issue #7)
Guardians of the Universe (last in Green Lantern Vol. 2 #195 page 19; next in issue #8)
Gypsy (last in Justice League of America #244; next in Justice League of America Annual #3)
Hawkman of Earth-2 (last in Infinity, Inc. #21)
Hawkman (appearance same in part as Swamp Thing Vol. 2 #46; next in DC Comics Presents #95)
Hawkwoman (appearance same in part as Swamp Thing Vol. 2 #46; next in DC Comics Presents #95)
Hourman of Earth-2 (Rex Tyler; appearance on pages 7-12 same as Infinity, Inc. #22; last in Infinity, Inc. #21; next in issue #9)
Huntress of Earth-2 (last in Infinity, Inc. #21; appearance pages 7-12 same as Infinity, Inc. #22; next in issue #7)
Jemm (last in Jemm, Son of Saturn #12; next in issue #10)
Johnny Quick of Earth-2 (appearance same as All-Star Squadron #53; next in All-Star Squadron #54)
Johnny Thunder (John Tane; next in Swamp Thing Vol. 2 #85)
Johnny Thunder of Earth-2 (appearance on pages 7-12 same as Infinity, Inc. #22; last in Infinity, Inc. #21; next in issue #9)
Jonah Hex (next in Jonah Hex #91)
Jonni Thunder of Earth-2 (appearance same as Infinity, Inc. #22; next in Infinity, Inc. #23)
Kamandi (next in issue #10/2)
Lana Lang (last in Action Comics #575; next in Superman Vol. 1 #410)
Lart (last in issue #2)
Liberty Belle of Earth-2 (appearance same as part of All-Star Squadron #53; next in issue #7/Infinity, Inc. #23)
Lois Lane (last in DC Comics Presents #86; next in Superman Vol. 1 #410)
Lori Lemaris
Martian Manhunter (last in Detective Comics #557)
Ne-Ahn (last in issue #2)
Phantom Stranger (last in Blue Devil Annual #1; next in issue #7)
Plastic Man (last in World's Finest Comics #273/3; next in DC Comics Presents #93)
Power Girl of Earth-2 (appearance same as Infinity, Inc. #22; last in Infinity, Inc. #21)
Proty II (last in Legion of Substitute Heroes Special #1; next in Legion of Super-Heroes Vol. 3 #16)
Ragman (appearance here same as Infinity, Inc. #22; last appearance)
Red Star (last in New Teen Titans Vol. 1 #18; next in issue #9)
Red Tornado (next in issue #8)
Robin II (Jason Todd; last in Detective Comics #558; next in Blue Devil #19/5)
Stripsey of Earth-2 (also appears in Infinity, Inc. #22; last in flashback in Infinity, Inc. #11; next in Infinity, Inc. #23)
Sargon (appearance same in part as Swamp Thing Vol. 2 #46; last in Justice League of America #220; next in issue #9)
Scalphunter (next in the Kents #10)
Sgt. Rock (next in issue #9)
Shining Knight (last in flashback in Infinity, Inc. #11; next in Showcase '93 #9/3)
Spectre (last in Legends of the DCU: Crisis on Infinite Earths #1; next in issue Deadman: Dead Again #1)
Speedy of Earth-2 (appearance the same as Infinity, Inc. #22; last in flashback in Infinity, Inc. #11; next in issue #7)
Steel (Hank Heywood III) (last in Justice League of America #244)
Supergirl
Superman (last in DC Comics Presents #86; next in Superman Vol. 1 #410)
Superman of Earth-2 (last in Infinity, Inc. #21; appearance pages 7-12 same as Infinity, Inc. #22; next in issue #7)
Swamp Thing (appearance same in part as Swamp Thing Vol. 2 #46, pages 8-10; appears next in pages 11-22 of that issue)
Tarantula of Earth-2 (in between page 23 of All-Star Squadron #53)
Thunderbolt of Earth-2 (last in Justice League of America #220; next in issue #9)
Vibe (last in Justice League of America #244; next in Justice League of America Annual #3)
Warlord (last in Warlord Vol. 1 #99; next in issue #10)
Wildcat of Earth-2 (Ted Grant; appearance pages 7-12 same as Infinity, Inc. #22, appearance pages 19-1 same as All-Star Squadron #53; last in Infinity, Inc. #21)
Wonder Woman of Earth-2 (appearance same as Infinity, Inc. #22; last in Infinity, Inc. #21; next in issue #9)
Wonder Woman (appearance same as Infinity, Inc. #22)
Zatanna (appearance same in part as All-Star Squadron #53; next in Justice League of America Annual #3)
Blackhawk (in between Blackhawk #212/2 and flashback in Blackhawk #122)
Andre Blanc-Dumont
Stanislaus Drozdowski
Challengers of the Unknown (last in DC Comics Presents #84; next in issue #7)
Doom Patrol:
Celsius (last in flashback in Daring New Adventures of Supergirl #10; next in issue #9)
Robotman (Cilff Steele; last in flashback in Daring New Adventures of Supergirl #10; next in issue #9)
Freedom Fighters:
Black Condor (last in DC Comics Presents #62)
Doll Man (last in DC Comics Presents #62)
Human Bomb (last in DC Comics Presents #62)
Phantom Lady (last in DC Comics Presents #62)
Ray (last in DC Comics Presents #62)
Uncle Sam (last in DC Comics Presents #62)
Green Lantern Corps:
Arisia Rrab (last in Green Lantern Vol. 2 #188/2; next in issue #8)
Ch'p (last in Tales of the Green Lantern Corps Annual #1; next in issue #8)
Tomar-Re (last in Green Lantern Vol. 2 #188/2; next in issue #8)
Xax (last in Green Lantern Vol. 2 #190/3; next in issue #8)
Infinity, Inc. of Earth-2:
Fury of Earth-2 (in between Infinity, Inc. #21 and Infinity, Inc. #23; appearance here same as issue #22)
Northwind of Earth-2 (appearance here same as issue Infinity, Inc. #22)
Nuklon of Earth-2 (last in Infinity, Inc. #21; appearance same as Infinity, Inc. #22; next in issue #9)
Silver Scarab of Earth-2 (in between Infinity, Inc. #21 and Infinity, Inc. #24; appearance here same as issue #22)
Star-Spangled Kid of Earth-2 (in between Infinity, Inc. #21 and Infinity, Inc. #23; appearance here same as issue #22)
Legion of Super-Heroes:
Blok (last in Legion of Super-Heroes Vol. 3 #12)
Bouncing Boy (appearance same as Infinity, Inc. #22; in between Legion of Super-Heroes Vol. 3 12 #2 and #14)
Brainiac 5 (next in Legion of Super-Heroes Vol. 3 #14)
Chameleon Boy (last in issue #2; next in Legion of Super-Heroes Vol. 3 #14)
Colossal Boy (last in issue #2; next in Legion of Super-Heroes Vol. 3 #14)
Cosmic Boy (last in issue #3; next in Legion of Super-Heroes Vol. 3 #14)
Dawnstar (next in Legion of Super-Heroes Vol. 3 #14)
Dream Girl (next in Legion of Super-Heroes Vol. 3 #14)
Duo Damsel (last in Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes #317; next in Legion of Super-Heroes Vol. 3 #14)
Element Lad (last in issue #3; next in Legion of Super-Heroes Vol. 3 #13)
Invisible Kid (last in Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes #324/2; next in Legion of Super-Heroes Vol. 3 #13)
Lightning Lad (in between Legion of Super-Heroes Vol. 3 #12/2 and Legion of Super-Heroes Vol. 3 14)
Lightning Lass (appearance same as Infinity, Inc. #22; last in issue #3; next in Legion of Super-Heroes Vol. 3 #14)
Mon-El (last in issue #3; next in Legion of Super-Heroes Vol. 3 #13)
Phantom Girl (last in issue #2; next in Legion of Super-Heroes Vol. 3 #13)
Polar Boy (last in Legion of Substitute Heroes Special #1; next in Legion of Super-Heroes Vol. 3 #14)
Saturn Girl (in between Legion of Super-Heroes Vol. 3 #12/2 and Legion of Super-Heroes Vol. 3 14)
Shadow Lass (in between Legion of Super-Heroes Vol. 3 #11 and #13)
Shrinking Violet (last in Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes #324/2; next in Legion of Super-Heroes Vol. 3 #13)
Star Boy (next in Legion of Super-Heroes Vol. 3 #13)
Sun Boy (appearance same as Infinity, Inc. #22; last in issue #3; next in Legion of Super-Heroes Vol. 3 #13)
Timber Wolf (in between Legion of Super-Heroes Vol. 3 #12 and #13)
Ultra Boy (appearance same as Infinity, Inc. #22; last in Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes #325; next in Legion of Super-Heroes Vol. 3 #13)
White Witch (in between Legion of Super-Heroes Vol. 3 #13 and #14)
Wildfire (last in issue #3; next in Legion of Super-Heroes Vol. 3 #14)
Metal Men:
Gold (last in DC Comics Presents #70; next in issue #9)
Iron (last in DC Comics Presents #70; next in issue #9)
Lead (last in JLA: Incarnations #5; next in issue #9)
Mercury (last in DC Comics Presents #70; appears in Infinity, Inc. #22 during this issue; next in issue #9)
Platinum (last in Legends of the DCU: Crisis on Infinite Earths #1; next in issue #9)
Tin (last in DC Comics Presents #70; next in issue #9)
New Teen Titans:
Cyborg (next in issue #7)
Jericho (in between pages 19 and 22 of New Teen Titans Vol. 2 #13)
Kole (last in New Teen Titans Vol. 2 #13, page 19)
Nightwing II (in between pages 19 and 22 of New Teen Titans Vol. 2 #13)
Starfire (last in New Teen Titans Vol. 2 #13, page 19)
Wonder Girl (in between pages 19 and 22 of New Teen Titans Vol. 2 #13)
Outsiders:
Black Lightning (last in New Teen Titans Vol. 2 #13, page 19, next in Justice League of America Annual #3)
Geo-Force (next in Justice League of America Annual #3)
Halo (last in page 19, New Teen Titans Vol. 2 #13; next in issue #9)
Katana (last in page 19, New Teen Titans Vol. 2 #13)
Metamorpho (last in page 19, New Teen Titans Vol. 2 #13; next in issue #7)
Sea Devils ???
Dane Dorrance
Judy Walton
Nicky Walton
Biff Bailey
Time Masters:
Rip Hunter (last in DC Comics Presents #78; next in issue #9)
Jeff Smith (last in Action Comics #553; next in issue #10)
Bonnie Baxter (last in Action Comics #553; next in issue #10)
Corky Baxter (last in Action Comics #553)

Supporting Character(s):

Doctor Light (Kimiyo Hoshi)
Lady Quark of Earth-6 (last in Legends of the DCU: Crisis on Infinite Earths #1; next in issue #7)

Villain(s):

Anti-Monitor
Abra Kadabra (last in Flash Vol. 1 #350; next in Flash Vol. 2 #23)
Big Sir (last in Flash Vol. 1 #342; next in Justice League International Vol. 1 #23)
Blockbuster (last in Wonder Woman Vol. 1 #294; next in issue #9)
Brain Storm (last in Superman Family #221/2; next in DC Comics Presents #91)
Brain Wave of Earth-2 (Henry King, Jr.; appearance same as Infinity, Inc. #22)
Brother Blood VIII (last in Tales of the Teen Titans #41; next in New Teen Titans Vol. 2 #28)
Captain Boomerang (last in Detective Comics #555; next in Blue Devil #30)
Captain Cold (last in Flash Vol. 1 #350; next in Blue Devil #19)
Catwoman (last in Detective Comics #558; next in Batman Vol. 1 #392)
Cheetah of Earth-2 (last in Wonder Woman Vol. 1 #28; next in issue #9)
Copperhead (last in Cancelled Comic Cavalcade #2/12; next in issue #9)
Deathbolt of Earth-2 (appearance same as Infinity, Inc. #22; last in All-Star Squadron Annual #2; next in All-Star Squadron #53, page 23)
Deathstroke (last in Tales of the Teen Titans #55; next in issue #9)
Doctor Polaris (next in issue #9)
Killer Frost (next in issue #9)
Kung of Earth-2 (last in All-Star Squadron #43; next in issue #9)
Lex Luthor of Earth-2 (last in DC Comics Presents Annual #1; next in issue #9)
Mirror Master (last in Detective Comics #555; next in issue #9)
Mist of Earth-2 (last in All-Star Squadron Annual #2; next in issue #9)
Ocean Master (last in Action Comics #520/2)
Penguin (last in Detective Comics #541; next in issue #9)
Per Degaton of Earth-2 (last in America vs. the Justice Society #4; next in All-Star Squadron #53)
Poison Ivy (last in Detective Comics #534; next in #9)
Psycho-Pirate of Earth-2
Rag Doll of Earth-2 (last in All-Star Squadron Annual #2; next in Starman Vol. 2 #11)
Riddler (last in Batman Vol. 1 #380; next in issue #9)
Silver Swan (Helen Alexandros; last in Wonder Woman Vol. 1 #323; next in issue #9)
Sinestro (last in Brave and the Bold #174; next in issue #9)
Solomon Grundy of Earth-2 (appearance same as Infinity, Inc. #22; last in Infinity, Inc. #4; next in Infinity, Inc. #23)
Star Sapphire (Carol Ferris; last/next in ???)
Sumo of Earth-2 (last in All-Star Squadron #43; next in issue #9)
Syonide II (last in Batman and the Outsiders #20; next in Flash Vol. 2 #29)
Ultra-Humanite of Earth-2 (last in Infinity, Inc. #12; next in All-Star Squadron #55)
Vandal Savage of Earth-2 ???
Vulcan of Earth-2 (last in All-Star Squadron Annual #2)
Weather Wizard (last in Flash Vol. 1 #350; next in issue #9)
Windfall (last in Batman and the Outsiders #10; next in Batman and the Outsiders Annual #2)
Brotherhood of Evil:
The Brain (last in New Teen Titans Vol. 1 #31; next in issue #9)
Monsieur Mallah (last in New Teen Titans Vol. 1 #31; next in issue #9)
Phobia (last in New Teen Titans Vol. 1 #31; next in issue #10)
Plasmus (last in New Teen Titans Vol. 1 #31; next in issue #9)
Warp (last in New Teen Titans Vol. 1 #31; next in issue #9)
Fearsome Five:
Gizmo (last in Tales of the Teen Titans #58; next in issue #9)
Mammoth (last in Tales of the Teen Titans #58; next in issue #9)
Shimmer (last in Tales of the Teen Titans #58; next in issue #9)

Other Character(s):

Yolanda Montez of Earth-2 (appearance same as All-Star Squadron #53, pages 20-23; last in Infinity, Inc. #21

Location(s):

Earth-1
Monitor's Satellite
Oa:
Green Lantern Central Power Battery
Earth-2
Earth-S

Comment(s):

This story takes place in July 1985.
For the purposes of the Unofficial Guide to the DC Universe, unless listed otherwise, characters listed above are from the Earth-1 reality.
This story is partially retold in JLA: Incarnations #5.

Story Reprinted in:

Crisis on Infinite Earths ([December] 1998)
Crisis on Infinite Earths ([December] 2000)
Crisis on Infinite Earths The Absolute Edition (2005)

Solicitation:

Literally all the greatest DC Universe heroes from across time and space join forces to stop a being more powerful than any they've ever faced! But with existence crumbling around them, this may be a fight that no one walks away from.


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