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The Fourth World Comics Appearance Chronology
by Douglas Ethington

1970

Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen 134 (Dec)

1971

Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen 135 (Jan)
Forever People 1 (Feb-Mar)
New Gods 1 (Feb-Mar)
Mister Miracle 1 (Mar-Apr)
Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen 136 (Mar)
Forever People 2 (Apr-May)
New Gods 2 (Apr-May)
Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen 137 (Apr)
Mister Miracle 2 (May-Jun)
Forever People 3 (Jun-Jul)
New Gods 3 (Jun-Jul)
Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen 138 (Jun)
Mister Miracle 3 (Jul-Aug)
Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen 139 (Jul)
Forever People 4 (Aug-Sep)
New Gods 4 (Aug-Sep)
Mister Miracle 4 (Sep-Oct)
Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen 141 (Sep)
Forever People 5 (Oct-Nov)
New Gods 5 (Oct-Nov)
Superman's Girlfriend Lois Lane 115 (Oct)
Mister Miracle 5 (Nov-Dec)
Superman's Girlfriend Lois Lane 116 (Nov)
Forever People 6 (Dec-Jan)
New Gods 6 (Dec-Jan)
Superman's Girlfriend Lois Lane 117 (Dec)

1972

Mister Miracle 6 (Jan-Feb)
Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen 145 (Jan)
Forever People 7 (Feb-Mar)
New Gods 7 (Feb-Mar)
Superman's Girlfriend Lois Lane 119 (Feb)
Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen 146 (Feb)
Mister Miracle 7 (Mar-Apr)
Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen 147 (Mar)
Forever People 8 (Apr-May)
New Gods 8 (Apr-May)
Mister Miracle 8 (May-Jun)
Forever People 9 (Jun-Jul)
New Gods 9 (Jun-Jul)
Mister Miracle 9 (Jul-Aug)
Forever People 10 (Aug-Sep)
New Gods 10 (Aug-Sep)
Mister Miracle 10 (Sep-Oct)
Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen 152 (Sep)
Forever People 11 (Oct-Nov)
New Gods 11 (Oct-Nov)
Mister Miracle 11 (Nov-Dec)

1973

Mister Miracle 12 (Jan-Feb)
Mister Miracle 13 (Mar-Apr)
Mister Miracle 14 (Jun-Jul)
Mister Miracle 15 (Aug-Sep)
Mister Miracle 16 (Oct-Nov)
Mister Miracle 17 (Dec-Jan)

1974

Mister Miracle 18 (Feb-Mar)
Brave & the Bold 112 (Apr-May)

1976

Amazing World of DC Comics 11 (Mar-Apr)
First Issue Special 13 (Apr)
Brave & the Bold 128 (Jul)
Secret Society of Super-Villains 2 (Jul-Aug)
Secret Society of Super-Villains 3 (Sep-Oct)
Secret Society of Super-Villains 4 (Nov-Dec)

1977

Secret Society of Super-Villains 5 (Jan-Feb)
New Gods 12 (Jul)
New Gods 13 (Aug)
Mister Miracle 19 (Sep)
Mister Miracle 20 (Oct)
New Gods 14 (Oct)
Brave & the Bold 138 (Nov)
Mister Miracle 21 (Dec)
New Gods 15 (Dec)

1978

Mister Miracle 22 (Feb)
New Gods 16 (Feb)
Super-Team Family 15 (Mar-Apr)
Mister Miracle 23 (Apr)
New Gods 17 (Apr)
Mister Miracle 24 (Jun)
New Gods 18 (Jun)
New Gods 19 (Jul-Aug)
Mister Miracle 25 (Aug-Sep)
Adventure Comics 460 (Nov-Dec)
DC Special Series 10: Secret Origins of Super-Heroes Special

1979

DC Comics Presents 12 (Aug)

1980

Justice League of America 183 (Oct)
Justice League of America 184 (Nov)
Justice League of America 185 (Dec)

1982

DC Comics Presents 44 (Apr)
Legion of Super-Heroes 287 (May)
Legion of Super-Heroes 290 (Aug)
Legion of Super-Heroes 291 (Sep)
Legion of Super-Heroes 292 (Oct)
Legion of Super-Heroes 293 (Nov)
Legion of Super-Heroes 294 (Dec)
Marvel & DC Present 1

1984

Super Powers v1 1 (Jul)
Super Powers v1 2 (Aug)
Super Powers v1 3 (Sep)
Super Powers v1 4 (Oct)
Super Powers v1 5 (Nov)
Legion of Super-Heroes Annual 3

1985

Super Powers v2 1 (Sep)
Super Powers v2 2 (Oct)
Crisis on Infinite Earths 8 (Nov)
Super Powers v2 3 (Nov)
Super Powers v2 4 (Dec)
DC Graphic Novel 4: The Hunger Dogs

1986

Crisis on Infinite Earths 10 (Jan)
Super Powers v2 5 (Jan)
Super Powers v2 6 (Feb)
Crisis on Infinite Earths 12 (Mar)
Outsiders 6 (Apr)
DC Challenge 8 (Jun)
DC Challenge 9 (Jul)
DC Challenge 10 (Aug)
DC Challenge 11 (Sep)
Super Powers v3 1 (Sep)
DC Challenge 12 (Oct)
Super Powers v3 2 (Oct)
Legends 1 (Nov)
Super Powers v3 3 (Nov)
Legends 2 (Dec)
Firestorm 54 (Dec)
Super Powers v3 4 (Dec)
History of the DC Universe 1
History of the DC Universe 2
Legion of Super-Heroes Annual 2

1987

Legends 3 (Jan)
Legends 4 (Feb)
Blue Beetle 9 (Feb)
Blue Beetle 10 (Mar)
Legends 5 (Mar)
Superman 3 (Mar)
Adventures of Superman 426 (Mar)
Action Comics 586 (Mar)
Legends 6 (Apr)
Justice League 1 (May)
Justice League 2 (Jun)
Justice League 3 (Jul)
Suicide Squad 3 (Jul)
Justice League 4 (Aug)
Action Comics 592 (Sep)
Justice League 5 (Sep)
Warlord 121 (Sep)
Action Comics 593 (Oct)
Justice League 6 (Oct)
Booster Gold 22 (Nov)
Justice League International 7 (Nov)
Justice League International 8 (Dec)
Mister Miracle Special 1
Warlord Annual 6

1988

Green Lantern Corps 220 (Jan)
Justice League International 9 (Jan)
Millennium 1 (Jan)
Millennium 3 (Jan)
Forever People 1 (Feb)
Justice League International 10 (Feb)
Millennium 5 (Feb)
Millennium 6 (Feb)
Millennium 7 (Feb)
Millennium 8 (Feb)
Suicide Squad 10 (Feb)
Firestorm 69 (Mar)
Forever People 2 (Mar)
Justice League International 11 (Mar)
Forever People 3 (Apr)
Justice League International 12 (Apr)
Action Comics 600 (May)
Forever People 4 (May)
Justice League International 13 (May)
Suicide Squad 13 (May)
Captain Atom 16 (Jun)
Forever People 5 (Jun)
Justice League International 14 (Jun)
Suicide Squad 14 (Jun)
Forever People 6 (Jul)
Justice League International 15 (Jul)
Suicide Squad 15 (Jul)
Justice League International 16 (Aug)
Suicide Squad 16 (Aug)
Justice League International 17 (Sep)
Firestorm 76 (Oct)
Justice League International 18 (Oct)
Suicide Squad 18 (Oct)
Justice League International 19 (Nov)
Suicide Squad 19 (Nov)
Justice League International 20 (Dec)
Secret Origins 33 (Dec)
Suicide Squad 20 (Dec)
Cosmic Odyssey 1
Cosmic Odyssey 2
Cosmic Odyssey 3
Cosmic Odyssey 4
Invasion! 2
Invasion! 3
Justice League International 21
Justice League International 22
Suicide Squad 22
Superman v2 Annual 2
Wonder Woman 25

1989

Mister Miracle 1 (Jan)
Justice League International 23 (Jan)
Suicide Squad 23 (Jan)
Action Comics 636 (Jan 24)
Action Comics 637 (Jan 31)
Action Comics 638 (Feb 7)
Justice League International 24 (Feb)
Mister Miracle 2 (Feb)
New Gods 1 (Feb)
Suicide Squad 24 (Feb)
Mister Miracle 3 (Mar)
New Gods 2 (Mar)
Suicide Squad 25 (Mar)
Justice League International 25 (Apr)
New Gods 3 (Apr)
Suicide Squad 26 (Apr)
Mister Miracle 4 (May)
New Gods 4 (May)
Sandman 5 (May)
Suicide Squad 27 (early May)
Suicide Squad 28 (late May)
Checkmate 18 (Jun)
Justice League America 27 (Jun)
Mister Miracle 5 (Jun)
New Gods 5 (Jun)
Suicide Squad 29 (early Jun)
Suicide Squad 30 (late Jun)
Adventures of Superman 456 (Jul)
Action Comics 643 (Jul)
Justice League America 28 (Jul)
Mister Miracle 6 (Jul)
New Gods 6 (Jul)
Suicide Squad 31 (Jul)
Justice League America 29 (Aug)
Mister Miracle 7 (Aug)
New Gods 7 (Aug)
Suicide Squad 32 (Aug)
Dr. Fate 10 (Sep)
Justice League America 30 (Sep)
Mister Miracle 8 (Sep)
New Gods 8 (Sep)
Suicide Squad 33 (Sep)
Superman v2 35 (Sep)
Justice League America 31 (Oct)
Justice League Europe 7 (Oct)
Mister Miracle 9 (Oct)
New Gods 9 (Oct)
Suicide Squad 34 (Oct)
Dr. Fate 11 (Nov)
Justice League America 32 (Nov)
Justice League Europe 8 (Nov)
Mister Miracle 10 (Nov)
New Gods 10 (Nov)
Suicide Squad 35 (Nov)
Dr. Fate 12 (Dec)
Mister Miracle 11 (Dec)
New Gods 11 (Dec)
Suicide Squad 36 (Dec)

1990

Mister Miracle 12 (Jan)
New Gods 12 (Jan)
Suicide Squad 37 (Jan)
Superman v2 39 (Jan)
Superman v2 40 (Feb)
Adventures of Superman 463 (Feb)
Captain Atom 38 (Feb)
Justice League America 35 (Feb)
New Gods 13 (Feb)
Mister Miracle 13 (Mar)
Justice League America 36 (Mar)
New Gods 14 (Mar)
Superman v2 41 (Mar)
Justice League America 37 (Apr)
Mister Miracle 14 (Apr)
New Gods 15 (Apr)
Justice League America 38 (May)
Mister Miracle 15 (May)
New Gods 16 (May)
Superman v2 43 (May)
Justice League America 39 (Jun)
Mister Miracle 16 (Jun)
New Gods 17 (Jun)
Justice League America 40 (Jul)
Mister Miracle 17 (Jul)
New Gods 18 (Jul)
Firestorm 100 (Aug)
Mister Miracle 18 (Aug)
New Gods 19 (Aug)
Action Comics 656 (Aug)
Superman v2 47 (Sep)
Adventures of Superman 470 (Sep)
Justice League America 42 (Sep)
Mister Miracle 19 (Sep)
New Gods 20 (Sep)
Justice League America 43 (Oct)
Mister Miracle 20 (Oct)
Justice League America 44 (Nov)
Mister Miracle 21 (Nov)
Justice League America 45 (Dec)
Mister Miracle 22 (Dec)
New Gods 21 (Dec)
Justice League International Special 1

1991

Mister Miracle 23 (Jan)
New Gods 22 (Jan)
Adventures of Superman 475 (Feb)
Hawk & Dove 21 (Feb)
Justice League America 47 (Feb)
Mister Miracle 24 (Feb)
New Gods 23 (Feb)
Mister Miracle 25 (Mar)
New Gods 24 (Mar)
Justice League America 49 (Apr)
Mister Miracle 26 (Apr)
New Gods 25 (Apr)
Armageddon 2001 1 (May)
Justice League America 50 (May)
Mister Miracle 27 (May)
New Gods 26 (May)
Mister Miracle 28 (Jun)
New Gods 27 (Jul)
Legion of Super-Heroes 21 (Aug)
New Gods 28 (Aug)
Legion of Super-Heroes 22 (Sep)
War of the Gods 1 (Sep)
Armageddon 2001 2 (Oct)
Legion of Super-Heroes 23 (Oct)
Superman v2 60 (Oct)
Legion of Super-Heroes 24 (Nov)
War of the Gods 3 (Nov)
War of the Gods 4 (Dec)
Action Comics Annual 3
Books of Magic 4
Justice League America Annual 5

1992

Superman v2 65 (Mar)
Adventures of Superman 488 (Mar)
Action Comics 675 (Mar)
Superman: The Man of Steel 10 (Apr)
Superman v2 66 (Apr)
Adventures of Superman 489 (Apr)
Armageddon: Inferno 1 (Apr)
Armageddon: Inferno 2 (May)
Armageddon: Inferno 3 (Jun)
Armageddon: Inferno 4 (Jul)
Adventures of Superman 495 (Oct)
Superman: The Man of Steel 18 (Dec)

1993

Superman: The Man of Steel 20 (Feb)
Justice League Europe 47 (Feb)
Justice League Europe 48 (Mar)
Justice League Europe 49 (Apr)
Justice League Europe 50 (May)
Eclipso 10 (Aug)

1994

Showcase '94 1 (Jan)
Superboy 1 (Feb)
Superboy 2 (Mar)
Justice League America 88 (May)
Justice League International v2 64 (May)
Ray 1 (May)
Ray 2 (Jun)
Superman v2 93 (Sep)
Zero Hour 4 (Sep)
Zero Hour 3 (Sep)
Zero Hour 2 (Sep)
Zero Hour 1 (Sep)
Guardians of Metropolis 1 (Nov)
Superman v2 95 (Dec)
Adventures of Superman 518 (Dec)
Action Comics 705 (Dec)
Guardians of Metropolis 2 (Dec)
Superman/Doomsday: Hunter/Prey 1
Superman/Doomsday: Hunter/Prey 2
Superman/Doomsday: Hunter/Prey 3

1995

Guardians of Metropolis 3 (Jan)
Superman: The Man of Steel 40 (Jan)
Aquaman 6 (Feb)
Guardians of Metropolis 4 (Feb)
Action Comics 708 (Mar)
Aquaman 7 (Mar)
Guy Gardner: Warrior 29 (Mar)
Superboy 13 (Mar)
Aquaman 8 (Apr)
Green Lantern v3 61 (Apr)
Superboy 14 (Apr)
Superman: The Man of Steel 43 (Apr)
Superboy 15 (May)
Darkstars 31 (Jun)
Showcase '95 7 (late Jun)
Sovereign Seven 1 (Jul)
Outsiders v2 21 (Aug)
Outsiders v2 22 (Sep)
Superman v2 104 (Sep)
Adventures of Superman 527 (Sep)
Wonder Woman 101 (Sep)
New Gods 1 (Oct)
Wonder Woman 102 (Oct)
Apokalips: Dark Uprising 1 (Nov)
New Gods 2 (Nov)
Sandman 72 (Nov)
Wonder Woman 103 (Nov)
Justice League Task Force 30 (Dec)
New Gods 3 (Dec)
Showcase '95 12 (Dec)
Superboy 22 (Dec)
Superman v2 107 (Dec)
Wonder Woman 104 (Dec)
Adventures of Superman Annual 7
Darkseid vs. Galactus: The Hunger
Doomsday Annual 1
Justice League America Annual 9
Sovereign Seven Annual 1
Superboy Annual 2

1996

New Gods 4 (Jan)
Superboy 23 (Jan)
New Gods 5 (Feb)
Superboy 24 (Feb)
DC vs. Marvel 2 (Mar)
New Gods 6 (Mar)
Showcase '96 3 (Mar)
Superboy 25 (Mar)
DC vs. Marvel 3 (Apr)
Mister Miracle 1 (Apr)
New Gods 7 (Apr)
Bullets & Bracelets (Apr) - Amalgam
Speed Demon (Apr) - Amalgam
Superboy 26 (Apr)
DC vs. Marvel 4 (May)
Mister Miracle 2 (May)
Superboy 27 (May)
Green Lantern v3 74 (Jun)
Mister Miracle 3 (Jun)
New Gods 8 (Jun)
Showcase '96 5 (Jun)
Superboy 28 (Jun)
Takion 1 (Jun)
Green Lantern v3 75 (early Jul)
Mister Miracle 4 (Jul)
New Gods 9 (Jul)
Superboy 29 (Jul)
Takion 2 (Jul)
Mister Miracle 5 (Aug)
New Gods 10 (Aug)
Superboy 30 (Aug)
Takion 3 (Aug)
Mister Miracle 6 (Sep)
New Gods 11 (Sep)
Takion 4 (Sep)
Mister Miracle 7 (Oct)
Takion 5 (Oct)
Total Justice 1 (Oct)
Final Night 1 (Nov)
Final Night 2 (Nov)
Final Night 3 (Nov)
New Gods 12 (Nov)
Takion 6 (Nov)
Total Justice 2 (early Nov)
Total Justice 3 (late Nov)
New Gods 13 (Dec)
Takion 7 (Dec)
Justice League America Annual 10
Kingdom Come 2 - Elseworlds
Kingdom Come 3 - Elseworlds

1997

Action Comics 729 (Jan)
Superman: The Man of Steel 64 (Jan)
New Gods 14 (Jan)
New Gods 15 (Feb)
Jack Kirby's Fourth World 1 (Mar)
Jack Kirby's Fourth World 2 (Apr)
Jack Kirby's Fourth World 3 (May)
Anarky 2 (Jun)
Jack Kirby's Fourth World 4 (Jun)
Thorion of the New Asgods (Jun) - Amalgam
Jack Kirby's Fourth World 5 (Jul)
Adventures in the DC Universe 4 (Jul)
Jack Kirby's Fourth World 6 (Aug)
Jack Kirby's Fourth World 7 (Sep)
Genesis 1 (Oct)
Genesis 2 (Oct)
Genesis 3 (Oct)
Genesis 4 (Oct)
Aquaman v3 37 (Oct)
Azrael 34 (Oct)
Green Lantern v3 91 (Oct)
Jack Kirby's Fourth World 8 (Oct)
Legion of Super-Heroes v3 97 (Oct)
Lobo 44 (Oct)
Resurrection Man 6 (Oct)
Sovereign Seven 27 (Oct)
Spectre v3 58 (Oct)
Superboy & the Ravers 14 (Oct)
Superman: The Man of Steel 73 (Oct)
Wonder Woman 126 (Oct)
JLA 11 (Oct)
Adventures in the DC Universe Annual 1 (Nov)
Jack Kirby's Fourth World 9 (Nov)
JLA 12 (Nov)
DC/Marvel: Unlimited Access 1 (Dec)
Jack Kirby's Fourth World 10 (Dec)
JLA 13 (Dec)
Wonder Woman 128 (Dec)
DC Holiday Bash 1

1998

DC/Marvel: Unlimited Access 2 (Jan)
Jack Kirby's Fourth World 11 (Jan)
JLA 14 (Jan)
Wonder Woman 129 (Jan)
DC/Marvel: Unlimited Access 3 (Feb)
Jack Kirby's Fourth World 12 (Feb)
JLA 15 (Feb)
New Year's Evil: Darkseid (Feb)
New Year's Evil: Gog (Feb)
DC/Marvel: Unlimited Access 4 (Mar)
Jack Kirby's Fourth World 13 (Mar)
Superboy 49 (Mar)
Green Lantern v3 97 (Apr)
Jack Kirby's Fourth World 14 (Apr)
JLA 17 (Apr)
Jack Kirby's Fourth World 15 (May)
JLA 18 (May)
Jack Kirby's Fourth World 16 (Jun)
JLA 19 (Jun)
Jack Kirby's Fourth World 17 (Jul)
JLA 20 (Jul)
Superman Adventures 21 (Jul)
Green Lantern v3 101 (early Aug)
Green Lantern v3 102 (late Aug)
Jack Kirby's Fourth World 18 (Aug)
JLA 21 (Aug)
JLA: The Nail 1 (Aug) - Elseworlds
Green Lantern v3 103 (early Sep)
Jack Kirby's Fourth World 19 (Sep)
Legends of the DC Universe 80-Page Giant 1 (Sep)
JLA: The Nail 2 (Sep) - Elseworlds
Jack Kirby's Fourth World 20 (Oct)
JLA 23 (Oct)
Young Justice 2 (Oct)
DC One Million 1 (Nov)
DC One Million 2 (Nov)
DC One Million 3 (Nov)
DC One Million 4 (Nov)
Hardcore Station 5 (Nov)
JLA 1,000,000 (Nov)
Martian Manhunter 1,000,000 (Nov)
Hardcore Station 6 (Dec)
JLA 24 (Dec)
JLA/Titans 1 (Dec)
Starman 48 (Dec)
Supergirl 27 (Dec)
DC Holiday Bash 2
Elseworld's Finest: Supergirl & Batgirl - Elseworlds
Superman: The Dark Side 1 - Elseworlds
Superman: The Dark Side 2 - Elseworlds
Superman: The Dark Side 3 - Elseworlds
Superman: The Doomsday Wars 1
Superman: The Doomsday Wars 2

1999

Power of Shazam! 45 (Jan)
JLA/Titans 2 (Jan)
Superboy 58 (Jan)
Supergirl 28 (Jan)
Superman: The Man of Steel 85 (Jan)
Chronos 11 (Feb)
JLA/Titans 3 (Feb)
Kingdom 1 (Feb)
Kingdom 2 (Feb)
Supergirl 29 (Feb)
Superman Adventures 28 (Feb)
JLA 27 (Mar)
Legends of the DC Universe 14 (Mar)
Superboy 60 (Mar)
Superboy 61 (Apr)
JLA 29 (May)
Superboy 62 (May)
Green Lantern 80-Page Giant 2 (Jun)
Martian Manhunter 7 (Jun)
Superboy 63 (Jun)
Superman: King of the World (Jun)
JLA 31 (Jul)
Martian Manhunter 8 (Jul)
Superboy 64 (Jul)
JLA 32 (Aug)
A. Bizarro 3 (Sep)
Impulse 52 (Sep)
JLA 33 (Sep)
Starman 57 (Sep)
A. Bizarro 4 (Oct)
Impulse 53 (Oct)
JLA 34 (Oct)
Starman 58 (Oct)
Hourman 7 (Oct)
Day of Judgment 1 (Nov)
Day of Judgment 2 (Nov)
Day of Judgment 3 (Nov)
Day of Judgment 5 (Nov)
JLA 80-Page Giant 2 (Nov)
Starman 59 (Nov)
Superman & Savage Dragon: Metropolis (Nov)
Secret Origins of Super-Villains 80-Page Giant (Dec)
Superboy 69 (Dec)
JLA 36 (Dec)
Impulse: Bart Saves the Universe
JLA: Primeval
Superman: The Doomsday Wars 3

2000

JLA 37 (Jan)
Legends of the DC Universe 24 (Jan)
Legends of the DC Universe 80-Page Giant 2 (Jan)
Superboy 70 (Jan)
JLA 38 (Feb)
Legends of the DC Universe 25 (Feb)
Superboy 71 (Feb)
Hourman 12 (Mar)
JLA 39 (Mar)
Superboy 72 (Mar)
Hourman 13 (Apr)
JLA 40 (Apr)
Superboy 73 (Apr)
Superman Adventures 42 (Apr)
Supermen of America 2 (Apr)
JLA 41 (May)
Martian Manhunter 18 (May)
Superboy 74 (May)
Supermen of America 3 (May)
Martian Manhunter 19 (Jun)
Orion 1 (Jun)
Supermen of America 4 (Jun)
JSA 12 (Jul)
Orion 2 (Jul)
Supermen of America 5 (Jul)
Green Lantern 80-Page Giant 3 (Aug)
JSA 13 (Aug)
Orion 3 (Aug)
JSA 14 (Sep)
Orion 4 (Sep)
JSA 15 (Oct)
Orion 5 (Oct)
Superman: Emperor Joker (Oct)

The Fourth World Chronology
Courtesy of the John Byrne Fan Site

19,000,000,000 years ago - The Source creates (and is created by) the Universe (1st World)

18,000,000,000 years ago - The GodWorld forms out of native elements

17,000,000,000 years ago - Life appears on the GodWorld

15,000,000,000 years ago - Humanoid life attains "godhood"on the GodWorld (2nd World)

5,000,000,000 years ago - Ragnarok - The Old Gods die. GodWave generated - Star Sol ignites

4,800,000,000 years ago - Apokolips and New Genesis begin to form from GodWorld remnants

4,500,000.000 years ago - Planet Earth begins to form from dust and gases around Sol

4,300,000,000 years ago - Life appears on Apokolips and New Genesis

4,000,000,000 years ago - Life appears on Earth

40,000 years ago - GodWave passes over Earth

35,000 years ago - First Terrestrial Gods appear (Beginning of 3rd World)

30,000 years ago - Denzens of Apokolips and New Genesis attain "Godhood" (4th World)

25,000 years ago - Birth of Izaya on New Genesis, birth of Dax on Apokolips

24,000 years ago - Birth of Uxas on Apokolips

15,000 years ago - Uxas visits Earth; begins schism in neophyte Greeco/Roman gods

14,000 years ago - First known appearance of Metron

1,350 years ago - Uxas forced into marraige with Tigra

1,300 years ago - Uxas becomes Darkseid, places Tigra in Hyperfreeze, Dax becomes Infinity Man

1,200 years ago - Darkseid meets and secretly marries sorceress Suli. Kalibak born.

1,000 years ago - Avia murdered by Steppenwolf. War begins. Rebounding GodWave passes Earth for second time. Demigods appear.

350 years ago - Suli murdered. Heggra murdered. Darkseid becomes ruler of Apokolips

310 years ago - Tigra released from Hyperfreeze -- Orion born on Apokolips

305 years ago - Wounded Izaya crashes on unnamed planet, meets and marries Layla

301 years ago - Izaya returns to war, Scott Free born, Layla dies

300 years ago - Izaya becomes Highfather -- The Pact

250 years ago - Big Barda born on Apokolips

200 years ago - Scott Free escapes to Earth

7 years ago - Superman encounters the Forever People

6 Years ago - Barda comes to Earth.

The Fourth World Title Chronology
by Sean Walsh

1971 - Jack Kirby takes over Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen with #134, and ends his first issue with a cameo of "Darkseid": the Fourth World is born

- The Fourth World titles all begin: The New Gods, The Forever People, and Mister Miracle

1972 - New Gods and The Forever People cancelled; Mister Miracle continues

1974 - Mister Miracle ends when Kirby leaves

1975 - The New Gods is relaunched as Return of the New Gods, keeping the same numbering system; cancelled later that year

1977 - Mister Miracle relaunched, but is cancelled later that year

1984 - The New Gods reprinted in Baxter-format; that last ieeus features a prelude for The Hunger Dogs, a graphic novel released after that reprint series ends, which is Kirby's final Fourth World work

1986 - In the Legends DC crossover, Darkseid spreads discontent all over Earth against superheroes; a new JLA is formed as his plans are defeated

1987 - On the heels of Legends, Mr. Miracle joins the new JLA, with sidekick Oberon in tow; gives the New Gods some mainstream attention, as later missions involve other Fourth World characters

1988 - Cosmic Odyssey teams Darkseid and various New Gods with Superman, Batman, Starfire and other DCU heroes; on the heels of this miniseries, New Gods vol.2 launches

- The Forever People return with their own miniseries. and Mr. Miracle vol.2 starts up as well

1991 - Both New Gods vol.2 and Mr. Miracle vol.2 end with #28 each

1995 - New Gods vol.3 launches, along with Mr. Miracle vol.3 and Takion

1996 - When John Byrne takes over New Gods vol.3 with #12, Takion and Mr. Miracle vol.3 are cancelled, as well as New Gods vol.3 (with #15), so that the entire Fourth World can be consolidated into one book

1997 - Jack Kirby's Fourth World launchs, uniting Orion, Mr. Miracle, Takion and others

- Darkseid tries to take control of the Source, which is the basis of DC's Genesis crossover

1998 - Orion and Big Barda join the JLA

- Jack Kirby's Fourth World ends with #20, with John Byrne's departure from DC; a new series, Orion of the New Gods, by Walt Simonson, is announced some months later

2000 - Orion #1 by Walt Simonson released.


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