Crisis on Earth-X hits this week!
Huge credit to the CW’s DC Comics TV line-up. They really love digging into comics history nitty-gritty and this week has fans in a frenzy: Crisis on Earth-X, a two-night, four series extravaganza that can reasonably be called an event, airs Monday and Tuesday nights (check local listings). In a nutshell, our heroes from The Flash, Arrow, Supergirl and Legends of Tomorrow (which I still think is a silly name) do battle with the fascist villains of Earth-X.
You know Earth-X: In DC lore, it’s the one where Hitler’s troops won World War II and the Freedom Fighters, including Uncle Sam, the Ray, Phantom Lady and several others, fight the good fight. DC had picked up the characters off the Quality Comics scrap heap and Len Wein and Dick Dillin introduced them into the DC Multiverse in 1973’s annual Earth-One/Earth-Two Justice League/Justice Society team-up.
Obviously the stories and characters will be quite different, but the gist is the same: We’ll get to see good guys punch Nazis.
And there’s nothing wrong with that.
So here are 13 COVERS highlighting not just the original Crisis on Earth-X crossover, but other fave inter-Earth Crises of the past.
Cover images and credits from the infinite Grand Comics Database.