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== Introduction ==
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=== Levels ===
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I've assigned each event a level that indicates its importance. These will let you be selective if you don't want to read every event. You can limit your reading to levels 1 and 2, for example, if you only care about events that affect DC's whole universe.
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* Level 1: These are publisher-wide events that are so important that they organize the whole list.
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* Level 2: These are less important publisher-wide events.
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* Level 3: These events involve smaller sets of characters, but they're important enough to merit their own Wikipedia articles.
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* Level 4: These are smaller events that don't have their own articles.
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== Pre-''Crisis'' ==
 
== Pre-''Crisis'' ==
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=== ''Flash of Two Worlds'' ===
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Level 3
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=== ''Crisis on Earth-One!'', ''Crisis on Earth-Two!'' ===
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Level 3
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=== ''JLA: Zatanna's Search'' ===
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Level 3
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=== ''Green Lantern'' #40, ''Secret Origin of the Guardians!'' ===
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Level 3
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=== ''Green Lantern/Green Arrow: Snowbirds Don't Fly'' ===
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Level 3
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=== ''Showcase'' #100 ===
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Level 3
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=== ''Crisis on Earth Prime'' ===
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Level 3
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=== ''Superman: Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?'' ===
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Level 3
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=== ''Watchmen'' ===
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Level 3
  
 
== ''Crisis on Infinite Earths'' and post-''Crisis'' ==
 
== ''Crisis on Infinite Earths'' and post-''Crisis'' ==
  
 
=== ''Crisis on Infinite Earths'' ===
 
=== ''Crisis on Infinite Earths'' ===
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Level 1
  
 
* ''Crisis on Infinite Earths'' [[https://www.librarything.com/work/9752473 LibraryThing]]
 
* ''Crisis on Infinite Earths'' [[https://www.librarything.com/work/9752473 LibraryThing]]
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=== ''Legends'' ===
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Level 2
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=== ''Millennium'' ===
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Level 2
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=== ''Cosmic Odyssey'' ===
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Level 2
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=== ''Invasion!'' ===
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Level 2
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=== ''Suicide Squad: The Janus Directive'' ===
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Level 3
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=== ''Batman: A Lonely Place of Dying'' ===
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Level 4
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=== ''Armageddon 2001'' ===
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Level 2
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=== ''War of the Gods'' ===
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Level 2
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=== ''Eclipso: The Darkness Within'' ===
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Level 2
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=== ''Superman: Panic in the Sky'' ===
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Level 4
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=== ''The Death of Superman'' ===
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Level 3
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=== ''Trinity'' ===
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Level 3
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=== ''Batman: Knightfall'' ===
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Level 3
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=== ''Bloodlines'' ===
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Level 2
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=== ''Justice League: Breakdowns'' ===
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Level 3
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=== ''End of an Era'' ===
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Level 3
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=== ''Superman: Fall of Metropolis'' ===
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Level 4
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=== ''Zero Hour: Crisis in Time'' ===
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Level 2
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=== ''The Way of the Warrior'' ===
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Level 4
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=== ''Underworld Unleashed'' ===
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Level 2
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=== ''The Flash: Dead Heat'' ===
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Level 4
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=== ''The Final Night'' ===
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Level 2
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=== ''Batman: Contagion'' ===
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Level 3
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=== ''Genesis'' ===
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Level 2
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=== ''Batman: Cataclysm'' ===
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Level 3
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=== ''DC One Million'' ===
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Level 2
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=== ''Superman: Behold! The Millennium Giants!'' ===
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Level 4
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=== ''Day of Judgment'' ===
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Level 2
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=== ''JLApe: Gorilla Warfare!'' ===
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Level 3
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=== ''The Flash: Chain Lightning'' ===
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Level 4
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=== ''Superboy: The Evil Factory'' ===
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Level 4
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=== ''Our Worlds at War'' ===
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Level 3
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=== ''Joker: Last Laugh'' ===
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Level 3
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=== ''Bruce Wayne: Fugitive'' ===
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Level 3
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=== ''A World Without Young Justice'' ===
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Level 4
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=== ''JSA: Black Reign'' ===
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Level 3
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=== ''Identity Crisis'' ===
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Level 2
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=== ''Infinite Crisis'' ===
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Level 2
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=== ''Amazons Attack'' ===
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Level 3
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=== ''Sinestro Corps War'' ===
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Level 3
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=== ''Final Crisis'' ===
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Level 2
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=== ''Blackest Night'' ===
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Level 2
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=== ''Superman: New Krypton'' ===
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Level 3
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=== ''Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne'' ===
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Level 3
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=== ''Reign of Doomsday'' ===
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Level 3
  
 
=== ''Flashpoint'' ===
 
=== ''Flashpoint'' ===
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Level 1
  
 
* ''Flashpoint'' [[https://www.librarything.com/work/11695736 LibraryThing]]
 
* ''Flashpoint'' [[https://www.librarything.com/work/11695736 LibraryThing]]
  
 
== Post-''Flashpoint'' ==
 
== Post-''Flashpoint'' ==
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=== ''The New 52'' ===
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Level 2
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=== ''I, Vampire: Rise of the Vampires'' ===
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Level 4
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=== ''The Culling: Rise of the Ravagers'' ===
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Level 3
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=== ''Green Lantern: Rise of the Third Army'' ===
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Level 3
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=== ''Rotworld'' ===
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Level 4
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=== ''Hawkman: Wanted'' ===
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Level 4
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=== ''The Black Diamond Probabilty'' ===
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Level 4
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=== ''Batman: Death of the Family'' ===
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Level 3
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=== ''Superman: H'El on Earth'' ===
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Level 3
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=== ''Justice League: Throne of Atlantis'' ===
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Level 3
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=== ''Batman: Requiem'' ===
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Level 4
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=== ''Superman: Psi War'' ===
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Level 4
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=== ''Batman: Zero Year'' ===
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Level 3
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=== ''Justice League: Trinity War'' ===
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Level 3
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=== ''Forever Evil'' ===
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Level 2
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=== ''Green Lantern: Lights Out'' ===
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Level 4
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=== ''Supergirl: Red Daughter of Krypton'' ===
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Level 4
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=== ''Batman: Gothtopia'' ===
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Level 4
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=== ''Superman: Doomed'' ===
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Level 3
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=== ''Green Lantern: Uprising'' ===
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Level 4
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=== ''Batman: Endgame'' ===
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Level 3
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=== ''Green Lanterns/New Gods: Godhead'' ===
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Level 4
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=== ''The New 52: Futures End'' ===
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Level 2
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=== ''Earth 2: World's End'' ===
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Level 3
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=== ''Convergence'' ===
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Level 2
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=== ''Truth'' ===
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Level 4
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=== ''Darkseid War'' ===
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Level 4
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=== ''Robin War'' ===
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Level 4
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=== ''The Savage Dawn'' ===
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Level 4
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=== ''The Final Days of Superman'' ===
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Level 4
  
 
=== ''DC Rebirth'' ===
 
=== ''DC Rebirth'' ===
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Level 1
  
 
* ''DC Universe: Rebirth Deluxe Edition'' [[https://www.librarything.com/work/18628182 LibraryThing]]
 
* ''DC Universe: Rebirth Deluxe Edition'' [[https://www.librarything.com/work/18628182 LibraryThing]]
  
 
== Post-''DC Rebirth'' ==
 
== Post-''DC Rebirth'' ==
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=== ''Batman: Night of the Monster Men'' ===
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Level 4
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=== ''Justice League vs. Suicide Squad'' ===
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Level 4
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=== ''Superman Reborn'' ===
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Level 4
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=== ''Batman/The Flash: The Button'' ===
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Level 3
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=== ''Titans: The Lazarus Contract'' ===
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Level 4
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=== ''Dark Nights: Metal'' ===
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Level 2
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=== ''Doomsday Clock'' ===
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Level 2
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=== ''Super Sons of Tomorrow'' ===
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Level 4
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=== ''Milk Wars'' ===
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Level 3
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=== ''The Wedding'' ===
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Level 4
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=== ''Sink Atlantis'' ===
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Level 4
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=== ''Heroes in Crisis'' ===
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Level 2
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=== ''The Witching Hour'' ===
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Level 4
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=== ''Drowned Earth'' ===
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Level 4
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=== ''Event Leviathan'' ===
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Level 3
  
 
== Sources ==
 
== Sources ==

Revision as of 20:08, 30 March 2019

Introduction

Levels

I've assigned each event a level that indicates its importance. These will let you be selective if you don't want to read every event. You can limit your reading to levels 1 and 2, for example, if you only care about events that affect DC's whole universe.

  • Level 1: These are publisher-wide events that are so important that they organize the whole list.
  • Level 2: These are less important publisher-wide events.
  • Level 3: These events involve smaller sets of characters, but they're important enough to merit their own Wikipedia articles.
  • Level 4: These are smaller events that don't have their own articles.

Pre-Crisis

Flash of Two Worlds

Level 3

Crisis on Earth-One!, Crisis on Earth-Two!

Level 3

JLA: Zatanna's Search

Level 3

Green Lantern #40, Secret Origin of the Guardians!

Level 3

Green Lantern/Green Arrow: Snowbirds Don't Fly

Level 3

Showcase #100

Level 3

Crisis on Earth Prime

Level 3

Superman: Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?

Level 3

Watchmen

Level 3

Crisis on Infinite Earths and post-Crisis

Crisis on Infinite Earths

Level 1

Legends

Level 2

Millennium

Level 2

Cosmic Odyssey

Level 2

Invasion!

Level 2

Suicide Squad: The Janus Directive

Level 3

Batman: A Lonely Place of Dying

Level 4

Armageddon 2001

Level 2

War of the Gods

Level 2

Eclipso: The Darkness Within

Level 2

Superman: Panic in the Sky

Level 4

The Death of Superman

Level 3

Trinity

Level 3

Batman: Knightfall

Level 3

Bloodlines

Level 2

Justice League: Breakdowns

Level 3

End of an Era

Level 3

Superman: Fall of Metropolis

Level 4

Zero Hour: Crisis in Time

Level 2

The Way of the Warrior

Level 4

Underworld Unleashed

Level 2

The Flash: Dead Heat

Level 4

The Final Night

Level 2

Batman: Contagion

Level 3

Genesis

Level 2

Batman: Cataclysm

Level 3

DC One Million

Level 2

Superman: Behold! The Millennium Giants!

Level 4

Day of Judgment

Level 2

JLApe: Gorilla Warfare!

Level 3

The Flash: Chain Lightning

Level 4

Superboy: The Evil Factory

Level 4

Our Worlds at War

Level 3

Joker: Last Laugh

Level 3

Bruce Wayne: Fugitive

Level 3

A World Without Young Justice

Level 4

JSA: Black Reign

Level 3

Identity Crisis

Level 2

Infinite Crisis

Level 2

Amazons Attack

Level 3

Sinestro Corps War

Level 3

Final Crisis

Level 2

Blackest Night

Level 2

Superman: New Krypton

Level 3

Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne

Level 3

Reign of Doomsday

Level 3

Flashpoint

Level 1

Post-Flashpoint

The New 52

Level 2

I, Vampire: Rise of the Vampires

Level 4

The Culling: Rise of the Ravagers

Level 3

Green Lantern: Rise of the Third Army

Level 3

Rotworld

Level 4

Hawkman: Wanted

Level 4

The Black Diamond Probabilty

Level 4

Batman: Death of the Family

Level 3

Superman: H'El on Earth

Level 3

Justice League: Throne of Atlantis

Level 3

Batman: Requiem

Level 4

Superman: Psi War

Level 4

Batman: Zero Year

Level 3

Justice League: Trinity War

Level 3

Forever Evil

Level 2

Green Lantern: Lights Out

Level 4

Supergirl: Red Daughter of Krypton

Level 4

Batman: Gothtopia

Level 4

Superman: Doomed

Level 3

Green Lantern: Uprising

Level 4

Batman: Endgame

Level 3

Green Lanterns/New Gods: Godhead

Level 4

The New 52: Futures End

Level 2

Earth 2: World's End

Level 3

Convergence

Level 2

Truth

Level 4

Darkseid War

Level 4

Robin War

Level 4

The Savage Dawn

Level 4

The Final Days of Superman

Level 4

DC Rebirth

Level 1

Post-DC Rebirth

Batman: Night of the Monster Men

Level 4

Justice League vs. Suicide Squad

Level 4

Superman Reborn

Level 4

Batman/The Flash: The Button

Level 3

Titans: The Lazarus Contract

Level 4

Dark Nights: Metal

Level 2

Doomsday Clock

Level 2

Super Sons of Tomorrow

Level 4

Milk Wars

Level 3

The Wedding

Level 4

Sink Atlantis

Level 4

Heroes in Crisis

Level 2

The Witching Hour

Level 4

Drowned Earth

Level 4

Event Leviathan

Level 3

Sources