It’s not just universes that live and die in Crisis on Infinite Earths, this series killed DC characters from the iconic to the barely remembered and introduced more to the main DC Universe. This month’s “Vote and Defend” focuses on those deaths and introductions with four questions. As always, vote in the polls and defend your votes below.
A poll question from @jgjusmc. The deaths of Supergirl and the Flash in issue #7 and #8 are certainly the two most historically important up to that point in DC’s history. Which of these deaths had the greatest impact at that time?
- The Flash
Crisis opens with the surprisingly heroic deaths of Earth 3’s Crime Syndicate with writer Marv Wolfman was using them as stand-ins for the Justice League to establish the seriousness of the threat. Which of the following characters was most important to DC’s history prior to their demise?
- Superwoman (Crime Syndicate)
- Johnny Quick (Crime Syndicate)
- Owlman (Crime Syndicate)
- Ultraman (Crime Syndicate)
- Power Ring (Crime Syndicate)
- Gunner (Losers)
- Sarge (Losers)
- Johnny Cloud (Losers)
- Captain Storm (Losers)
- Flowers (Easy Company)
- Kid Pyscho (Legion of Superheroes)
Just when the reader might think it’s safe, Crisis #12 results in the deaths of 10 characters. Which of these heroes was most important to DC’s history prior #12 climatic battle?
- Robin (Earth 2 version)
- Huntress (Helena Wayne, Earth 2)
- Lori Lemaris
- Dove (Don Hall)
- Green Arrow (Earth 2 version)
Wolfman and Perez used COIE to introduce Charlton characters to DC and bring Quality and Fawcett characters from their respective Earths into the mainstream of the DCU. Which of the following “Acquired Tastes” would go on to have the biggest impact on DC comics? (For more on these heroes check out the Acquired Tastes book club).
- Blue Beetle
- Captain Atom
- The Question
- Captain Marvel
- Mary Marvel
- Captain Marvel Jr.
- Uncle Sam and the Freedom Fighters
And don’t forget, the wider discussion on COIE is still open.