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    Default Top DC COMICS EVENTS That Had a Major Impact

    From Newsarama, not sure if the ranking is based on best, most important, or favorite. Add, replace, or rearrange any you don't agree with.

    https://www.newsarama.com/38076-top-...impact.html#s1

    10. Identity Crisis
    9. Green Lantern Rebirth
    8. Zero Hour
    7. Rebirth
    6. Final Crisis
    5. Death of Superman
    4. Flash of Two Worlds
    3. Infinite Crisis
    2. Flashpoint - New 52
    1. Crisis On Infinite Earths

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    Sagas and events that had in my opinion impacts on DC and comics:

    1. 1938 - Action Comics #1 - 1st appearance of Superman
    2. 1939 - Detective Comics #27 - 1st appearance of Batman
    3. 1940-52 - The Spirit by Will Eisner - Yes from the one of the awards - 26 vol.
    4. 1959-85 - Flash: The Silver Age - The Flash by Carmine Infantino - 4 vol. followed by 2 omnibus (ongoing)
    5. 1963-82 - Crisis On Multiple Earths + Crisis On Multiple Earths: Team Ups - The JSA and JLA through the ages (includes Flash of Two Worlds) - 6 vol. + 2 team-ups vol.
    6. 1970-73 - The Fourth World by Jack Kirby - Massive Saga with The New Gods, Mister Miracle, The Forever People and Jimmy Olsen - Introduces Darkseid, Big Barda and Orion as well - 4 omnibus
    7. 1972-76 - Roots of Swamp Thing - The original Swamp Thing saga by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson - 1 omnibus
    8. 1982 - The Great Darkness Saga - The return of the great Darkseid - 1 omnibus
    9. 1980-96 - The New Teen Titans - The Saga by Marv Wolfman and George Perez - 11 vol. (ongoing) or 3 omnibus
    10. 1984-86 - Saga of the Swamp Thing - When Alan Moore takes over Swamp Thing (1st American Comics from Alan Moore) - 6 vol. or 1 omnibus
    11. 1986 - The Watchmen by Alan Moore - The Launching story of the Modern Age - 1 omnibus
    12. 1985-86 - Crisis On Infinit Earths (aka COIE) - Regroups all heroes into one univers - 1 omnibus
    13. 1987 - DC: Legends - Follow-up to COIE, story in which the modern age Justice League and Suicide Squad are put in place - 1 vol.
    14. 1987-89 - Justice League International - Direct follow-up to DC: Legends - 5 vol. or 1 omnibus
    15. 1987-89 - Suicide Squad by John Ostrander - Direct follow-up to DC: Legends - 8 vol.
    16. 1987-92 - Wonder Woman by George Perez - 4 vol. (ongoing) or 3 omnibus
    17. 1986 - Batman: Year One - Origin Story by Frank Miller - 1 vol.
    18. 1987 - Green Arrow: The Longbow Hunter - Start of a modern age darker Green Arrow - 1 vol.
    19. 1988 - Batman: The Killing Joke - The popular Joker story by Alan Moore - 1 vol.
    20. 1994 - Green Lantern: Emerald Twilight/New Dawn - The downfall of Hal Jordan, the rising of Kyle Reyner - 1 vol.
    21. 1988-1986 - Batman: A Death in the Family + A Lonely Place of Dying - Saga of the Robins - 2 vol.
    22. 1993-94 - The Death and Return of Superman - The Death of Superman + The Return of Superman - 2 vol. or 1 omnibus
    23. 1993-95 - Batman: Knightfall - The great Bane/Azrael saga - 9 vol. or 3 new omnibus
    24. 1994 - Batman: Mad Love - Introduction of Harley Quinn in the comics by the genius Paul Dini - 1 vol.
    25. 1999 - Batman: No Man's Land - When Gotham becomes a war zone - 4 new omnibus
    26. 1996-06 - JLA - The great saga started by Grant Morrison (includes JLA: Tower of Babel) - 9 vol. or 4 omnibus
    27. 2003-04 - Superman: Birthright - Retelling of Superman's origins by Mark Waid - 1 omnibus
    28. 2006-12 - Green Lantern by Geoff Johns - The Saga of GL including: Rebirth, Sinestro Corps War, Blackest Knight, Brightest Day, War of the Green Lanterns, GL New 52 - 20 vol. or 3 massive omnibus
    29. 2004 - Identity Crisis - Follows the COIE storyline - 1 vol.
    30. 2005 - Infinite Crisis - Follows the COIE storyline - 7 vol. or 1 omnibus
    31. 2006-07 - 52 - tells what happens in the missing year after Infinit Crisis. - 4 vol. or 2 omnibus
    32. 2006-08 - Seven Solders of Victory + Final Crisis - Concludes the COIE storyline - 2 vol. or 1 omnibus + 1 vol.
    33. 2008 - Superman: Brainiac - The Major story by Geoff Johns - 1 vol.
    34. 2006-11 - Batman by Grant Morrison + Batman Incorporated - The saga by Morrsion - 2 omnibus + 4 vol. or 1 omnibus
    35. 2011 - Flashpoint - The Event by Geoff Johns - 1 vol.
    36. 2011-16 - Batman & Robin New 52 - Story by Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason (Should have read Batman by Grant Morrison vol.1 and Batman Inc.) - 7 vol. or 1 omnibus
    37. 2011-14 - Aquaman New 52 - Story by Geoff Johns - 4 first vol. or 1 omnibus
    38. 2012-13 - Shazam! New 52 - New origins by Geoff Johns - 1 vol.
    39. 2011-14 - Green Arrow New 52 - Story by Jeff Lemire & Andrea Sorrentino - first 6 vol. or 1 omnibus
    40. 2016 - Titan Hunt + DC Univers Rebirth + The Return of Wally West - The Main story for the Rebirth event (must know Flashpoint and The Watchmen) - 3 vol.
    41. 2018-19 - Doomsday Clock - Concludes the Flash/Rebirth storyline - 1 omnibus
    42. 2019 - Dark Knight: Metal + Justice League: No Justice - The Discovery of a Dark Multivers written by Scott Snyder - 2 vol.


    Other stories that had a huge inpact in comics

    • The Dark Knight Returns - The Famous story by Frank Miller - 1 omnibus
    • Superman: Red Son - by Mark Millar, what if Kal-El landed in Russia ? - 1 vol.
    • DC: New Frontier - Big saga by Darwyn Cooke - 1 omnibus
    • Kingdom Come - The aclaimed story by Mark Waid and Alex Ross - 1 vol.
    • All-star Superman - The aclaimed serie by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely - 1 omnibus
    • Superman: Secret Identity - Unusual take on Superman - 1 vol.
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    That old World's Fair comic that had the first crossover of Superman and Batman. However small it was, it was the first time it was established that these characters live in the same world. Technically the start of the DC "universe" concept.

    Flash of Two Worlds. Went from merely a shared universe to an entire multiverse, something still hugely important to DC and popular in comics to this day.


    Sure, there are bigger and more popular stories, but nothing else will ever have as huge an impact as establishing a shared universe and a larger multiverse.

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    I'm surprised No Mans Land didn't rate a mention.
    Love it or hate it, it had an effect that lasted in the Bat books for years.
    Batgirl, Huntress, new base of operations for Bruce, and (SPOILER)


    The scene with Sarah, Joker and the babies STILL disturbs me to this day.
    "My name is Wally West. I'm the fastest man alive!"
    I'll try being nicer if you try being smarter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by married guy View Post
    I'm surprised No Mans Land didn't rate a mention.
    Love it or hate it, it had an effect that lasted in the Bat books for years.
    Batgirl, Huntress, new base of operations for Bruce, and (SPOILER)


    The scene with Sarah, Joker and the babies STILL disturbs me to this day.
    I included it.

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