With the announcement of ‘Heroes In Crisis’, DC Comics is poised to add another entry to their oeuvre of Crisis-titled books, which already includes Final Crisis, Infinite Crisis, Identity Crisis and more, going all the way back to ‘Crisis On Earth-Two’ which launched the annual JLA/JSA crossover tradition.  But the question of which is the Ultimate Crisis can’t be contained to just DC.  After all, we just saw Infinity War play out on the big screen.  We’ve also seen the Hanna-Barbera heroes combine forces to fight off the Future Quest, the United Federation of planets joining forces with the Legion of Super-Heroes and that night where Roseanne, Drew Carey, and Sabrina The Teenage Witch ended up in the same casino, leading to today’s continuous query.

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) almost wants to eliminate the original Crisis On Infinite Earths from the running, but it doesn’t seem like as much fun to talk about the second most-amazing massive universal schism, asking: Which massive crossover madness world-saving incident in pop culture do you believe constitutes the Ultimate Crisis?


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  1. In Super Smash Bros for the Wii there was a mode called Subspace Emissary. That brought most of Nintendo’s characters together to fight a crisis that was amazing. I always wish for that to come back.

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