“Disaster, Calamity, Predicament, Quandary… Nah, Let’s Just Go With ‘Crisis.'”

47 Story Titles That Suggest Marvel’s Distinguished Competition Does Not Hold a Copyright on the Word “Crisis”

Crisis on Infinite Earths. Zero Hour: Crisis in Time. Identity Crisis. Infinite Crisis. Final Crisis.

It’s enough to make a fellow wonder if anyone outside the offices of DC Entertainment is even allowed to use the word “crisis” in their story titles and cover blurbs.

Short answer? Yes:

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1. “The Crisis”
Western Tales of Black Rider #31 (11/55)

2. “The Crisis!”
Strange Stories of Suspense #10 (08/56)

3. “Crisis!”
Mystery Tales #46 (10/56)

4. “Crisis In Laredo”
Western Kid #17 (08/57)

5. “Crisis at the Hanover Agency!”
Modeling with Millie #48 (08/66)

6. “Crisis at the Earth’s Core!”
Tales of Suspense #87 (03/67)

7. “Crisis!”
Strange Tales #157 (06/67)

8. “Crisis on Campus!”
The Amazing Spider-Man #68 (01/69)

9. “Crisis and Calamity”
Iron Man #34 (02/71)

10. “Crisis!”
Daredevil #89 (07/72)

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11. “Crisis On Counter-Earth!”
The Incredible Hulk #176 (06/74)

12. “Crisis on Other-Earth”
The Avengers #147 (05/76)

13. “Crisis!”
Captain Marvel #47 (11/76)

14. “Crisis of the Cold Warrior!”
Marvel Premiere #37 (08/77)

15. “Crisis!”
Daredevil #151 (03/78)

16. “Crisis!”
Spider-Woman #7 (10/78)

17. “Crisis on Twin Earths!”
Thor #280 (02/79)

18. “Crisis in the Inner City!”
Thor #311 (09/81)

19. “Crisis at Cape Canaveral!”
The Amazing Spider-Man (Aim toothpaste promotional giveaway, 1982)

20. “Tempest Without, Crisis Within!”
Marvel Super-Heroes Secret Wars #3 (07/84)

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21. “Crisis on Kalidor”
Doctor Who #17 (02/86)

22. “Crisis in Cashelot”
Top Dog #7 (04/86)

23. “Crisis on Battleworld!”
Thor #383 (09/87)

24. “Identity Crisis!”
Alpha Flight #55 (02/88)

25. “On the Surface of the Moon — Crystal In Crisis!”
Fantastic Four Annual #21 (1988)

26. “Humbug’s Back – and There’s a Crisis on Campus!”
The Amazing Spider-Man #306 (10/88)

27. “Crisis Management”
The West Coast Avengers Annual #4 (1989)

28. “Crisis of Confidence”
Foolkiller #4 (01/91)

29. “Crisis of Infinite Identities”
Excalibur #46 (01/92) 

30. “Identity Crisis”
Warlock and the Infinity Watch #15 (04/93) 

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 31. “Identity Crisis”
Marvel Comics Presents #171 (01/95)

32. “Identity Crisis”
X-Man #14 (04/96)

33. “Identity Crisis!”
The Spectacular Spider-Man #245 (04/97)

34. “Identity Crisis !”
X-Men #73 (03/98)

35. “Identity Crisis!”
The Amazing Spider-Man #434 (05/98)

36. “The Siege of Wundagore, Part 3: Crisis!”
Heroes for Hire #16 (10/98)

37. “Crisis of Conscience”
Marvel: The Lost Generation #6 (09/2000)

38. “Identity Crisis”
The Uncanny X-Men #408 (09/2002)

39. “Mistaken Identity Crisis”
G.L.A. #3 (08/2005)

40. “Chapter Two: Identity Crisis”
Eternals #2 (09/2006)

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 41. “Energy Crisis”
Hulk and Power Pack #2 (06/2007)

42. “Kraven’s First Hunt Part Two: Identity Crisis!”
The Amazing Spider-Man #566 (09/2008)

43. “Christmas Crisis!”
Amazing Spider-Girl #26 (01/2009)

44. “Identity Crisis”
The Amazing Spider-Man #600 (09/2009)

45. “Identity Crisis”
Wolverine: First Class #18 (10/2009)

46. “Crisis — in the Lair of MODOK!” 
Strange Tales II #2 (01/2011)

47. “Hostage Crisis”
Superior Spider-Man Annual #1 (2014)

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