Category: Cult Comic Essentials

Flash: The Return of Barry Allen

The Return of Barry Allen originally appeared in The Flash #74-79 but is now also available in trade paperback. As  the story opens it is Christmas Eve and Jay Garrick (the original Flash) and Wally West (the third Flash) are enjoy the Christmas Eve with their better halves Joan and Linda […]

Operation: Galactic Storm

Operation: Galactic Storm begins in Captain America #398 (March 1992) with the kidnapping of Rick Jones by Shi’ar agents intent on recovering Kree artifacts to aid them in the construction of a super weapon. In the course of rescuing Jones, Captain America discovers that a conflict has begun between […]

Armageddon 2001

The year is 2051, the DC Universe has become a bleak, dystopian future ruled over by Monarch – an oppressive tyrant. The people of Earth are unhappy and fear Monarch, in particular a scientist named Matthew Ryder, who just so happens to be an expert on temporal studies. Ryder is convinced he […]

Crisis on Infinite Earths

It was the cross-over to end all cross-overs! Finally the various conflicting origins and stories of the DC universe were explained as a Multiverse. The multiverse contained many parallel universes and alternate versions of the characters, with the primary DC continuity referred to as Earth-1. Crisis on Infinite Earths was […]

Manhunter (1988) Issues 1-24

Mark Shaw was a public defender, unhappy about how easily criminals manipulated the system and got off without punishment. Shaw’s uncle Desmond introduced him to an ancient sect of crime fighters called the Manhunters. Shaw contacted the Grand Master, the sect’s leader, through a magical lion medallion. Shortly, […]

Infinity War

After Adam Warlock returned in Infinity Gauntlet, the Magus wasn’t far behind. The struggle for ultimate power over the universe continues when a host of evil twins overwhelm all the Superheroes. Will the universe be saved or destroyed, or even both?