IX:  Appendix

Title Key | Acknowledgements & Links

Title Abbreviation Key

While I take pains to spell out every title cited on its first use in any given section, after that point many titles are abbreviated to save space. Some titles have also appeared in multiple volumes over the years. The following list may be helpful in alleviating (at least some!) confusion:

Abbreviation   Title, volume number(s) & date(s)
AA

=

Amazons Attack!
Action

=

Action Comics
ACW

=

Action Comics Weekly (#601-642 <1988-89>)
Adv.

=

Adventure Comics
Adv. Supes

=

Adventures of Superman (previously Superman v1)
AMan

=

Animal Man
ANA

=

All-New Atom
AoM

=

Age of Magic
Aquaman

=

Aquaman v1 (1962), v2 (1986 mini), v3 (1989 mini), v4 (1991), v5 (1994), v6 (2003)
Arion

=

Arion, Lord of Atlantis v1 (1982)
Arm: AA

=

Armageddon: Alien Agenda
A-SC

=

All-Star Comics
A-SSq

=

All-Star Squadron
A-SW

=

All-Star Western
BATO

=

Batman and the Outsiders v1 (1983), v2 (2008)
B&B

=

The Brave and The Bold v1 (1955), v2 (1991 mini), v3 (1999 mini), v4 (2007)
BB

=

Blue Beetle v1 (1939), v2 (1955), v3 (1964), v4 (1967), v5 (1986), v6 (2006)
BC

=

Black Canary v1 (1991 mini), v2 (1993), v3 (2007 mini)
BftC

=

Batman: Battle for the Cowl
BG

=

Booster Gold v1 (1986), v2 (2007)
BL

=

Black Lightning v1 (1977), v2 (1995)
B:D&M

=

Batman: Death and the Maidens
B:Family

=

Batman: Family
B:GK

=

Batman: Gotham Knights
B:SOG

=

Batman: Streets of Gotham
B&R

=

Batman & Robin
B&S:WF

=

Batman & Superman: World’s Finest
BoM

=

Books of Magic
BoP

=

Birds of Prey
C:SBS

=

Catwoman: Selina’s Big Score
CAtom

=

Captain Atom v2 (1965), v3 (1987)
Challengers

=

Challengers of the Unknown v1 (1958), v2 (1991 mini), v3 (1997)
Crisis

=

Crisis on Infinite Earths
DC Encyc

=

DC Comics Encyclopedia
DC1M

=

DC One Million
DCCP

=

DC Comics Presents
DCHSF

=

DC Heroes Secret Files
DCU2KSF

=

Guide to the DC Universe 2000 Secret Files
DCU:LWAT

=

DC Universe: Last Will and Testament
DCVSF

=

DC Villains Secret Files
DoJ

=

Day of Judgment
DONG

=

Death of the New Gods
DP

=

Doom Patrol v1 (1964), v2 (1987), v3 (2001), v4 (2004)
DV

=

Batman: Dark Victory
EJ

=

Extreme Justice
FC

=

Final Crisis
FP

=

Forever People
GA

=

Green Arrow v1 (1983 mini), v2 (1988), v3 (2001)
GA/BC

=

Green Arrow/Black Canary
GASF

=

Golden Age Secret Files
GG:W

=

Guy Gardner: Warrior
GL

=

Green Lantern v1 (1940), v2 (1960), v3 (1991), v4 (2005)
GL Corps

=

Green Lantern Corps v1 (1986) [continues GL v2], v2 (2006)
GLCQ

=

Green Lantern Corps Quarterly
GL: ED

=

Green Lantern: Emerald Dawn
Hawkman

=

Hawkman v1 (1964), v2 (1986), v3 (1992), v4 (2002)
HQ

=

Harley Quinn
IC

=

Infinite Crisis
IdC

=

Identity Crisis
IInc.

=

Infinity, Inc. v1 (1983), v2 (2007)
JH

=

Jonah Hex v1 (1977), v2 (2006)
JKFW

=

Jack Kirby’s Fourth World
JL

=

Justice League (1987) [later -International, later -America]
JLofA

=

Justice League of America v1 (1960), v2 (2006)
JLA

=

JLA v1 (1996)
JLA:I

=

JLA: Incarnations
JLA:Y1

=

JLA: Year One
JLAC

=

JLA Classified
JLASF

=

JLA Secret Files
JLE

=

Justice League Europe (1989) [later -International v2]
JLQ

=

Justice League Quarterly
JSA

=

JSA v1 (1991 mini), v2 (1992), v3 (1999), v4 (2006)
JSAC

=

JSA Classified
JSASF

=

JSA Secret Files
L*

=

Legionnaires
L3W

=

Legion of Three Worlds
LDCU

=

Legends of the DC Universe
Ldot ’YY

=

L.E.G.I.O.N. ’89 [and later]
LODK

=

Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight
Long H’ween

=

Batman: The Long Halloween
LSH

=

Legion of Super-Heroes v1 (1973 mini), v2 (1980) [previously Superboy and–, later Tales of–], v3 (1984), v4 (1989), v5 (2005) (and note also the one-word-titled Legion (2001))
LSOF

=

Life Story of the Flash
LTW

=

Legion of Three Worlds
LW

=

Legion Worlds
MM

=

Martian Manhunter v1 (1988 mini), v2 (98), v3 (2006 mini)
MoS

=

Man of Steel (mini-series)
MrM

=

Mr. Miracle v1 (1971), v2 (1989), v3 (1996), v4 (2005)
MWL

=

Batman: The Man Who Laughs
New Gods SF

=

New Gods Secret Files
NG

=

New Gods v1 (1971), v2 (1989), v3 (1995)
NML

=

“No Man’s Land”
Ntwg

=

Nightwing
NTT

=

New Teen Titans v1 (1980) [later Tales of the Teen Titans]
New Titans

=

New Teen Titans v2 (1984) [later New Titans]
O:FoaK

=

Outsiders: Five of a Kind
OAAW

=

Our Army At War
PoS

=

Power of Shazam
PotA

=

Power of the Atom
RMan

=

Resurrection Man
R/TW

=

Rann/Thanagar War
S&S

=

Stars & S.T.R.I.P.E.
S/B

=

Superman/Batman
SB

=

Superboy v1 (1949) [later –and the LSH], v2 (1980), v3 (1990) [TV tie-in], v4 (1994)
SFAS

=

Superman For All Seasons
ShC

=

Showcase (v. 1 unless otherwise specified)
Sh[YY]

=

Showcase ’[YY]
S:MOS

=

Superman: The Man of Steel
S:MoT

=

Superman: The Man of Tomorrow
SMT

=

Sandman Mystery Theatre
SO

=

Secret Origins v2 (1986)
SotA

=

Sword of the Atom
SotB

=

Shadow of the Bat
SMT

=

Sandman Mystery Theatre
SR

=

Salvation Run
SS:[xxx]

=

Seven Soldiers: [subtitle]
SSquad

=

Suicide Squad v1 (1987), v2 (2002)
ST

=

Swamp Thing v1 (1972), v2 (1982), v3 (2000), v4 (2004)
Superman

=

Superman v1 (1939-1986, 2006-present), v2 (1986-2006)
’Tec

=

Detective Comics
TM

=

Time Masters
Trinity

=

Trinity v1 (1993 mini), v2 (2003 mini), v3 (2008)
TT

=

Teen Titans v1 (1966), v2 (1996), v3 (2003)
USFF

=

Uncle Sam & the Freedom Fighters v1 (2006), v2 (2008)
UU

=

Underworld Unleashed
Vigilante: CL, PJ

=

Vigilante: City Lights, Prairie Justice
WF

=

World’s Finest v1 (1941), v2 (1990 mini), v3 (1992 mini)
WW

=

Wonder Woman v2 (1987), v3 (2006)
WWho

=

Who’s Who in the DC Universe v1 (1984), v2 (1991)
WONK

=

Superman: World of New Krypton
WotG

=

War of the Gods
YA-S

=

Young All-Stars
YJ

=

Young Justice
ZH

=

Zero Hour
[xxx]SF

=

[title] Secret Files & Origins
(e.g., DCU2KSF = Guide to the DC Universe 2000 Secret Files & Origins)
[xxx]Y1

=

[title] Year One

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Acknowledgements & Links

This document is my own work, based on my personal analysis of DC’s publications, and I bear full responsibility for any errors or oversights (although I’ll also welcome recognition for its virtues!). However, in addition to the credit owed to all the numerous creators at DC over the years who have contributed to the DC Universe’s shared reality, this work simply could not have been accomplished without the advice and consultation of many friends in fandom and, indirectly, the writing and efforts (online or in hardcopy) of many more, the majority of whom I have never even met. (The internet has been at least as indispensable a research source as my actual collection!)

This list must include gratitude and appreciation to all of the following. Not all of these sources are still current, but they’ve been of great use to me over the years. (My apologies for any omissions, or incomplete or out-of-date information!)

Name(s) Web site / Source
Cecil Adkins The Unofficial Hypertime Website
Adam Arnold Adam Arnold’s Vanishing Point
“Barbelith” community Seven Soldiers Annotations
Jayme Lynn Blaschke The Unofficial Green Arrow Shrine (semi-defunct. archive)
Michael Bond
Jack Grimes
The Unofficial Green Lantern Corps Web Page (updated version)
Paul Bourcier Paul Bourcier’s Marvel Calendar
John Bullough
Bob Kelly
Lou Mougin
William Sherman
DC Western Characters and
Doom Patrol Online
John Censullo Infinite Earths.org and Legion Outpost II
David T. Chappell
Steve Younis
The Superman Homepage
Julian Darius The Continuity Pages
“DarkMark” DarkMark’s Comics Indexing Domain
Jim Dewes CIOTDK: The Ultimate Batman Comics Database
Jim “Zilch” Doty DC Golden Age Timeline and DC Golden Age Index
Peder Dukefos Zero Hour Timeline
Dwayne “the canoe guy” Matching Dragoons: Jonah Hex
Graeme Fitz(?) The Annotated JSA Checklist (defunct. archive)
Jennifer A. Ford CanaryNoir/Birdwatching: Birds of Prey
Scott Fulker Unoffical Home Page of the Atom
Laura Gjovaag The Aquaman Website
John Goodrich The Ultimate Hellblazer Index
Edgar Governo Historian of Things That Never Were
Michael Grabois
Troy McNemar
Sidne Gail Ward
Andrew Woodard
Legion of Super-Resources (defunct. archive)
Michael Grabois The Legion Omnicom
Avi Green Hawkfan Homepage
Gary Greenwood The Annotated Infinite Crisis
The Annoted Final Crisis
Rich Handley Roots of the Swamp Thing
Sarah Hargate Challengers of the Unknown History
Steven Higgins Batman: The Long Halloween Main Page
Tim Holtorf Hawkworld: Still Goin’ Strong
Michael Hutchinson Fanzing Archives
Jason ? TheDCU.net (formerly TheBatSquad.net)
“Tenzel Kim” Jensen
Ola “Hellstone” Hellsten
“Datalore”
The Unofficial Guide to the DC Universe
Lev Kalman
Greg Sheets
Team Oracle profiles
“Karridian” Atlas of the DC Universe
Jason Kirk The Captain’s Unofficial JLA Homepage
Alan “Continuity Cop” Kistler Numerous articles/postings at Alan Kistler’s Universe (and Fanzing and elsewhere)
“Jack Knight” Stars My Destiny: A Starman Tribute
Michael Kooiman DC Cosmic Teams!
including The DC Hall of the Dead
Cris Lawrence The Scarlet Speedster Web Page (defunct. archive)
Ken Lemons & the GCD Team Grand Comic Book Database
Jacob T. Levy The Phantom Stranger (defunct. archive)
“Lorendiac” The Ra’s al Ghul FAQ
Nine Categories of Continuity
...and other Superhero Writings
Sean MacDonald Hawkman FAQ v2.1
Don Markstein Don Markstein’s Toonopedia
Scott McCullar The Unofficial Green Arrow Compendium (semi-defunct. archive)
J. McMahon Straight to Hell: A Hellblazer Site
Richard Meyer The Doom Patrol Review
“Mikel Midnight” The Cosmology Compendium and Golden Age Directory
James Miller Emerald Dawn
“Nightwing” TitansTower
Chris Roberson A Timeline of the DC Universe (defunct)
Jo & Terri-Anne Sanning Legion of Super-Heroes Clubhouse (updated version)
Derek Santos The Comic Page
Aaron Severson Comics: History/Commentary/Ephemera
The Pocket Universe Primer
“Scunge” The Power of Shazam
David Stepp Fact File: The Justice Society of America
Alex Tam Starman Compendium (defunct. archive)
Dan Thompson Blackhawk’s Comics Home Page
“The Time Trust” DC Universe Calendar and The Unknown Soldier Chronology
Chris Tolworthy Marvel Time Killed the Marvel Universe (updated version)
Kelson Vibber Flash: Those Who Ride the Lightning
Mike Voiles Mike’s Amazing World of DC Comics
Sean Walsh The DC Books of Morbidity (defunct. archive)
Murray Ward Official DC Index series (hardcopy)
John “Mikishawm” Wells Numerous articles/postings (on the DC Boards, Fanzing, Monitor Duty, etc.), such as...
DC’s War Heroes
Our Fighting Forces
The Rock of Easy
Jonah Weiland Comic Book Resources
Dwight Williams Legends APA articles and Daily Planet Guide to Gotham City RPG Sourcebook (hardcopy), plus homepage
Ray Winninger The World At War DC RPG Sourcebook (hardcopy)
Douglas Wolk Final Crisis Annotations
Jonathan Woodward The Annotated Crisis on Infinite Earths

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