DC Database

1986 is the new Year One. Following Crisis on Infinite Earths, Superman is rebooted with John Byrne's The Man of Steel. Batman and Wonder Woman follow with new origins the next year. To fulfil contractual obligations with the Marston estate, The Legend of Wonder Woman (Volume 1) is published. The first crossover, Legends, reintroduces Darkseid. DC's most popular title, New Teen Titans (Volume 2), was not affected. Green Lantern (Volume 2) is renamed Green Lantern Corps (Volume 1) and changes its focus to a group of Lanterns living on Earth.

DC also publishes two more mature tales, both critically acclaimed and trendsetting: Frank Miller's dark future Batman: The Dark Knight Returns and Alan Moore's Watchmen. Moore also writes Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?, a conclusion to the previous Superman continuity.


The following creative talent are known to have been born in 1986:

The following creative talent passed away in the year 1986:


The following comic titles debuted with a 1986 cover date:

The following Comic titles were last published with a 1986 cover date:

The following One Shots were published with a 1986 cover date:


Selected 1986 character debuts. See all.


Selected 1986 team debuts. See all.