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While the Great Disaster's origin on Earth-AD was never revealed, the events of this series definitively focus on the aftermath of a nuclear war, though this could easily have been a component of The Great Disaster. Some sources mix this history with that of Earth-86, featuring Hercules and The Atom

The Day After Doomsday is the collective name of many otherwise unconnected events where people try to survive after a great cataclysm that destroyed modern human civilization, possibly the Great Disaster.

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While the Great Disaster's origin on Earth-AD was never revealed, the events of this series definitively focus on the aftermath of a nuclear war, though this could easily have been a component of The Great Disaster. Some sources mix this history with that of Earth-86, featuring Hercules and The Atomic Knights. These could all be in the mix of this world's history, since this series is only a group of vignettes focusing on a very small number of people, often at most seven to ten in one story on the very high end, with the survival rates of the characters being nearly zero. The stories of this Earth, which has never been explicitly identified, could be their own continuity, or in concert with either or all of them. The stories are defined by survivors scraping by, sometimes making foolish choices within their situation, or even smart choices that the situation has upended and made pointless. They are plagued by horrendous bad luck, and as with any apocalyptic fiction, Human greed and lack of cooperation tend to muck up and negate any potential good fortune. Worst of all, the radiation has properties that obey outdated tropes and beliefs about nuclear fallout and the survivability of attacks (To use a Hercules example, his friend Kevin survives a blast that kills his brother only a few feet away, because he directly saw the blast and was standing in an open doorway). More, the radiation at times is almost assigned magical properties: One extremely rural couple, who only venture out to the less isolated areas for supplies once in awhile, are unaware of the conflict and mostly untouched. However, upon sampling some tainted chicken feed, they rapidly shrink to the size of bugs, seemingly now prey for their own chickens. A music fan is drawn through a city's wreckage by hypnotic guitar playing - only to discover the music itself is now irradiated and lethal. The far future of this world seems in flux; The very last story has cryo-frozen astronauts emerging when all is clear and the Earth is healing itself, only to discover the children they'd seeded have aged incredibly and want nothing to do with them, while the very first stories of this world relate an Earth centuries after the bomb with people on the East Coast of the former United States living in medieval squalor under feudal potentates calling small regions of land for kingdoms and empires. Given that the Great Disaster, if this is that world, sometimes caused instabilities in time and space, perhaps all of these disparate stories are true at once. Whether any force ever emerged to right this world's path remains unknown, and since current works fix more realistic consequences to nuclear war, its revival as anything more than a curiosity seems unlikely.

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