10 DC Events No One Wanted


Some DC stories have turned fans into haters, such as Armageddon 2001. The story focused on the time traveler Waverider coming back in time to figure who would become the future dictator Monarch.

Armageddon 2001 Wasn't Exactly A Blockbuster Right Off The Bat

DC Rebirth brought back a lot of things that readers loved about the DC Universe. The New 52 was in the rearview. It would be safe to assume that DC wanted to give the books time to establish themselves.

Night Of The Monster Men Dropped On Readers Out Of Nowhere

Zero Hour, by writer/artist Dan Jurgens and artist Jerry Ordway, was meant to be a sequel of sorts to Crisis on Infinite Earths. The series dealt with Extant, a time-controlling foe, bringing multiple alternate timelines to life.

Zero Hour Felt Completely Unneeded

Flashpoint destroyed the Flash mythos and the post-Crisis DC Universe as fans knew it, launching the New 52. Written by Geoff Johns with art by Andy Kubert, it was first advertised to fans at the end of 2009's

Flashpoint Gave DC Fans Something They Didn't Want

Since 2005's Green Lantern: Rebirth, the Green Lantern mythos rode high in the saddle. The GL books were the publisher's biggest, with events like The Sinestro Corps War and Blackest Night wowing readers.

Rise Of The Third Army Ended The Green Lantern Saga With A Whimper

Not every DC twist is beloved by fans, something the company learned with Heroes in Crisis, by writer Tom King and artist Clay Mann and Mitch Gerads. This story was first announced with the tentative title Sanctuary,

Heroes In Crisis Is Another Bait-And-Switch Event

Even the worst DC comics have redeeming qualities. For example, Convergence, by writers Jeff King, Scott Lobdell, and Dan Jurgens and artists Ethan Van Sciver, Jason Paz, Carlos Pagulayan, Stephen Segovia,

Convergence's Build-Up Didn't Impress Anyone

The New 52 started well, but things went down hill quickly. "The Culling" was a perfect example of this. Crossing through Teen Titans, Superboy, and Legion Lost, the story was immediately hated by fans.

"The Culling" Is One Of Many Failed New 52 Events

Not every DC event is a game changer, even if they seem like they're going to be. Justice League: Trinity War crossed through Justice League, Justice League of America, Justice League Dark, Constantine, and several one-shots.

Trinity War Hit When Justice League Books Weren't Popular

There are some hated DC books out there, with Amazons Attack!, by writer Will Pfeiffer and artist Pete Woods, having an infamous reputation. Amazons Attack! isn't a good comic, but it was put into an unenviable position.

Amazons Attack! Was In A Terrible Position