Stories with Multiple Characters
The following issues contained mass assemblies of heroes or villains. My criteria are:
- Issues are non-event-cross-overs
- Five or more characters appear.
- A character's name in bold indicates their first appearance.
Day of Vengeance #1
The Spectre vows to destroy all magic on Earth. The DCU's magical denizens convene at the Oblivion Bar, owned by Jim Rook (Nightmaster)
- Andrew Bennett (I... Vampire), Animal Man, Arion, Black Bison, Blackbriar Thorn, Black Orchid, Blue Devil, Captain Marvel, Cicada, Claw, Corona, Deadman, Detective Chimp, Dr. Occult, Eclipso III, El Muerto, Enchantress, Freedom Beast, the Ghost Patrol, Janissary, Jason Blood, Jennifer Morgan, Mongrel??, Nightmaster, Nightshade, Phantom Stranger, Ragman, Sargon, The Shade, Shazam, Spectre, Timothy Raven, Valda the Iron Maiden, Vixen, Witchfire, Zauriel
Deathstroke, The Terminator #49-50
Checkmate assembles heroes to stop the Crimelord (Steve Dayton/Mento):
Aquaman, Deathstroke, Hawkman, New Titans (Supergirl, Green Lantern) Outsiders (Geo-Force, Halo, Katana, Looker, Eradicator, Technocrat, Faust), Sarge Steel, Steel.
Flash v.2 #19
The Flash's Rogues Gallery throws a party:
The Flash (Wally West), Chunk, Captain Cold, Golden Glider, Heatwave, Capt. Boomerang, Gentleman Ghost, Rainbow Raider, Weather Wizard, Trickster I, Dr. Alchemy, T.O. Morrow
Green Arrow v.3 #16
The private funeral of Green Arrow. No one was in costume. In attendance:
Black Canary II, Arsenal, Green Arrow II (Connor Hawke), Nightwing, Wonder Girl, Flash III, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Jonn Jonzz, Superman, Hawkman I, Elongated Man, Sue Dibny, Vixen, Zatanna, John Stewart, Carol Ferris, Tom Kalmaku, Northwind, Wildcat, Sentinel, Flash I, Eddie Fyers & Cat-Man (Thomas Blake). Batman was there, but not depicted.
There are also several others (??): Max, Jeff, Pat and Lucius
Guy Gardner: Warrior #29
The opening of Guy's new bar: Warriors.
- Ambush Bug, Amon Hakk, Angel & the Ape, Aquaman, Arion, Arisia, Arsenal, Atom, Ballistic, Beautiful Dreamer, Big Barda, Big Bear, Black Canary, Black Condor, Black Thorn, Blue Devil, Brainiac 5, Captain Atom, Captain Marvel, Cave Carson, Claw, Damage, Darkseid, Davroth Catto, Desaad, Detective Chimp, Dolphin, Donna Troy, El Diablo, Fastbak, Fate, Flamebird, Flash I, Geist, General Glory, Geo-Force, Goldface, Green Arrow II, Green Lantern V, Gunfire, Hawkman, Impulse, Jade, Judomaster, Katana, Kilowog, Lady Blackhawk, Lead, Lightray, Lobo, Loose Cannon, Loria, Mad Hatter, Mark Moonrider, Mirage, Mongrel, Nightblade, Nightshade, Nuklon, Orion, Pantha, Peter Cannon, Phantom Lady II, Plastic Man, Platinum, Poison Ivy, Psyba Rats, the Question, Razorsharp, Red Trinity, Rex the Wonder Dog, Rocket Red, Sentinel, Serifan, Sparx, Steel II, Superboy, Supergirl, Superman, Technocrat, Terra, Tiger-Man, Two-Face, Veridium, Wildcat, Wonder Woman II, Zatanna
The DCU welcomes Max Mercury back from the speed force:
Impulse, Max Mercury, Zatanna, Flash I, Joan Garrick, Jesse Quick, Plastic Man, Woozy Winks, Martian Manhunter, Wildcat, Star Spangled Kid, S.T.R.I.P.E., Green Lantern (Kyle Rayner), Wonder Woman, Superman, Aquaman, Helen Claiborne, Prof. Morlo
The JLA calls in its reservists to help defeat Amazo.
Animal Man, Aztek, Black Lightning, Bloodwynd, Blue Beetle, Booster Gold, Captain Atom, Creeper, Elongated Man, Fire, Firestorm, Jade, Lightray, Mr. Miracle, Obsidian, Power Girl, Ray
JLA: Year One #12
The JLA calls on all the DCU's Silver Age heroes to defeat Locus.
The Justice League... Aquaman, Black Canary, Flash, Green Lantern, Martian Manhunter
The Freedom Fighters... Black Condor, Human Bomb, Phantom Lady
Global Guardians... Dr. Mist, Godiva, Bushmaster, Jack O'Lantern, Owlwoman, Rising Sun
The Justice Society... Atom, Flash, Dr. Fate, Dr. Mid-Nite, Green Lantern, Hawkgirl, Hawkman, Hourman, Spectre, Starman, Wildcat
Seven Soldiers of Victory... Crimson Avenger, Shining Knight, Vigilante
- Others... Animal Man, the Atom, Batman, the Blackhawks, Blue Beetle I, Cave Carson, Challengers of the Unknown, Doctor Occult, Doom Patrol (Robotman, Elastic Girl & Negative Man), Firebrand, Green Arrow & Speedy, Johnny Quick, Liberty Belle, the Metal Men, Metamorpho, Sargon, the Sea Devils, Superman, Zatarra
Notes: Many of these guest stars' appearances are not accordance with proper continuity. The Flash (Jay Garrick) was actually in suspended animation. The Seven Soldiers were all strewn across time. Animal Man and Metamorpho had not technically debuted yet, but this could be fudged.
JSA #49-50 (Aug.-Sept. 2003)
The JSA calls in the reserves against Mordru, Eclipso and Obsidian:
- Air Wave III, Alex Montez, Dr. Occult, Dr. Bruce Gordon, Jade, Nemesis, the Shade, Shining Knight, S.T.R.I.P.E., Vigilante, the Freedom Fighters (Black Condor II, Damage, Human Bomb, Iron Munro, Phantom Lady II, Ray II, Uncle Sam), the JSA (Black Canary, Dr. Fate IV, , Dr. Mid-Nite II, Flash, Hawkgirl II, Hawkman, Hourman, Jakeem Thunder, Mr. Terrific II, Power Girl, Sand, Sentinel, Star-Spangled Kid II, Wildcat)
Spectre, vol. 2 #11 (Feb. 1988)
The DCU's mystics assemble to discuss plans for the upcoming millennium.
- Baron Winter, Bronze Tiger, Deadman, Dr. Fate (Eric and Linda), Enchantress, Gentleman Ghost, Madame Xanadu, Phantom Stranger, Spectre, Zatanna.
Spectre, vol. 3 #62 (Feb. 1998)
Jim Corrigan makes peace with himself, his father and God and decides finally to leave the mortal world. HIs funeral is attended by:
The JSA (Flash, Sentinel, Wildcat, Ted Knight, Mr. Terrific), the JLA (Superman, Batman, Flash, J'onn, Aquaman) and Zatanna, Patriot, Nightwing and Phantom Stranger.
Superboy v.3 #65 (Aug. 1999)
A false call goes out for a replacement for Superboy at Project Cadmus.
- Challengers of the Unknown (Ace, Rocky, June, Prof.), CM3, Creeper, Damage, Flamebird, Gadget Guru, Guardian, Heat Wave, Hero Hotline (Diamondette, Stretch, Private Eye), Inferno, JLA (Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman, Green Lantern, Steel), Metal Men, Punch & Jewelee, Odd Man, Rip Hunter, Risk, Sparx, Tekka, Young Justice (Robin, Arrowette, Superboy, Impulse, Wonder Girl).
Teen Titans, vol. 2 #17
The Atom holds auditions for a new Titans team.
The Teen Titans... Argent, Atom, Joto, Prysm, Risk.
- Arsenal, CM3, Damage, Fringe, Impulse, Inferno, Kid Emotion, Misa, Robin, Scorn, the Solution, Spoiler, Superboy, Supergirl, Sweet 16
Villains United: Infinite Crisis Special
Oracle calls on all available heroes to battle the Society's prison breaks:
Agent Liberty, Argus, Arsenal, Black Alice, Black Canary, Black Lightning, Cascade, Challengers of the Unknown, Cinnamon II, Creeper, Crimson Avenger II, Dr. Mid-Nite, El Diablo, Empress, Faith, Fire, Flamebird, Geist, Geo-Force, Grace, Green Arrow, Guardian, Halo, Hawk & Dove, Hourman, Joto, Judomaster, Lady Blackhawk, Lionheart, Looker, Loose Cannon, Manhunter, Martian Manhunter, the Metal Men, Metamorpho, Mr. Terrific, Nightshade, Odd Man, the Question, Plastic Man, Ragman, Rising Sun, Robin, Rocket Reds, Skyrocket, Sparx, Steel IV (girl), Thunder & Lightning, Vixen
Wonder Woman #174-175 (Nov.-Dec. 2001)
Circe transforms the world's male heroes to animals and enlists an army of super-villainesses to attack New York City. In response, Wonder Woman forms her own army of super-heroines.
Heroines... 4-D, Anima, Argent, Artemis III, Batgirl, Betty Clawman, Black Canary, Black Thorn, Bumblebee, Cascade, Chrysalis, Diamondette, Doll Girl, Dr. Light IV, Empress, Fire, Firebird, Firehawk, Flamebird, Gloss, Grace, Gypsy, Halo, Halo, Hawk II, Hawkgirl II, Icemaiden, Inferno, Janissary, Jesse Quick, Katana, Madame Xanadu, Mary Marvel, Maya, Mirage, Monstergirl, Nemesis, Nightshade, Omen, Onyx, Oracle, Owlwoman, Pantha, Phantom Lady II, Power Girl, Rampage, Raven, Rose Wilson, Rusalka, Secret, Spoiler, Starfire II, Star-Spangled Kid II, Supergirl, Thorn, Troia, Tsunami, Tundra, Vigilante V, Vixen, Wonder Girl II, Wonder Woman, Zatanna
Villainesses... Axis, Body Doubles, Breathtaker, Chain Lightning, Cheshire, Circe, Cyber-Cat, Death-Doll, Demolitia, Dervish, Double Dare, Elemental Woman, Gemini, Giganta, Godiva II, Gorgeous Gilly, Harpi, Hazzard, Huitzilopochtli, Hyena, Jewelee, Jinx, Killer Frost II, Knockout, Lady Shiva, Lady Vic, Magenta, Magpie, Mongal, Ms. Mesmer, Mustang Sally, New Wave, Nightfall, Nox, Penny Dreadful, Poison Ivy, Ravens, Rosie, Scirocco, Shiv, Sickle, Silver Banshee, Silver Swan II, Stranglehold, Tao Jones, Ten, Tigress II, Touch N Go, Trinity, Twister, Velvet Tiger, Vicki Grant
Young Justice #49-51
The Team calls a group of teen heroes together to help fight Agua Sin Gaaz, who murdered Empress' father.
Young Justice... Empress, Impulse, the Ray, Snapper Carr, Superboy, Robin III, Secret, Slobo, Wonder Girl II and Arrowette (actually her mother)
Plus... Anima, Aura, CM3, Damage, Hardrock, Inferno, Jakeem Thunder, Kid Devil, Lagoon Boy, Maad, the Point Men (Blank Slate, Blockade, Grey Lady, Serpenteen, Short Cut), Relative Heroes (Allure, Blindside, Houston, Omni, Temper), Risk, Snake Girl, Sparx, Spoiler, the Solution, Star-Spangled Kid II, Supermen of America (Brahma, Loser, Outburst, Pyrogen, White Lotus), Sweet 16, Terra II, Zan & Jayna.
- Villains... Agua Sin Gaaz, Amazo, Angle Man, Black Spider, Body Doubles, the Brain, Bug & Byte, Coldsnap, Devastation, Dr. Double X, Faceless Hunter, Fear & Loathing, Firebug, Fisherman, Heatstroke, Kite Man, Lady Vic, Lady Zand, Monsieur Mallah, Night, Phobia, Plasmus, Red Panzer, Siren (?), Trickster II, Windfall, plus at least four others.