List of limited series

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In comic books (primarily American comic books), a limited series is a title given to a comic book series that is intended from the outset to have a finite length.

Each list is defined by publisher and the length by which each series ran. For the purposes of the lists, a limited series is defined as being one for which the publisher had announced the final issue number prior to or on the publication of the first issue.

Two (2) to three (3) issues[edit]

Published by DC Comics[edit]

  • Adam Strange, 1990 (3 issues)
  • Batman: The Dark Knight Strikes Again, 2001-2002 (3 issues)
  • Batman/Wildcat, 1997 (3 issues)
  • Batman, The Untold Legend of the, 1980 (3 issues)
  • Batman: Two-Face Strikes Twice, 1993 (2 issues)
  • Batman: Run, Riddler, Run, 1992 (3 issues)
  • Batman/Lobo, 2007 (2 issues)
  • Batman: Tenses, 2003 (2 issues)
  • Batman: Outlaws, 2000 (3 issues)
  • Batman: Gotham County Line, 2005 (3 issues)
  • Black Canary, 1991-1992 (4 issues)
  • Black Canary, 2007 (4 issues)
  • Bugs Bunny, 1990 (3 issues)
  • Bugs Bunny Monthly, 1994 (3 issues)
  • Captain Carrot and the Final Ark, 2007 (3 issues)
  • Convergence: Crime Syndicate, 2015 (2 issues)
  • Convergence: Green Lantern / Parallax, 2015 (2 issues)
  • Convergence: Green Lantern Corps., 2015 (2 issues)
  • Convergence: Harley Quinn, 2015 (2 issues)
  • Convergence: The Flash, 2015 (2 issues)
  • Convergence: The Question, 2015 (2 issues)
  • Deadman: Dark Mansion of Forbidden Love, 2017 (3 issues)
  • Green Arrow: The Longbow Hunters, 1987 (3 issues)
  • Green Lantern/Green Arrow, 1983 (3 issues, reprinting 6 classic GL Issues from 1970)
  • Green Lantern/Sentinel: Heart of Darkness, 1998 (3 issues)
  • Green Lantern: Circle of Fire, 2000 (2 issues)
  • Green Lantern: Dragon Lord, 2001 (3 issues)
  • Guy Gardner: Reborn, 1992 (3 issues)
  • Hawkworld, DC Comics, 1989 (3 issues)
  • History of the DC Universe, 1986 (2 issues)
  • Invasion, DC Comics, 1988-1989 (3 issues)
  • JLA-Z, 2003 - 2004 (3 issues)
  • JLA/Hitman, DC Comics, 2007 (2 issues)
  • The Kingdom, 1999 (2 issues)
  • Krypton Chronicles, Superman Presents the, 1981 (3 issues)
  • Legends of the Worlds Finest, 1994 (3 issues)
  • Lois Lane, DC Comics, 1986 (2 issues)
  • Masters of the Universe, 1982-1983 (3 issues)
  • ¡Mucha Lucha!, 2003 (3 issues)
  • Multiversity, The, 2014-2015 (2 issues)
  • Robin 3000, 1993 (2 issues)
  • Sebastian O, 1993 (3 issues)
  • Secrets of the Legion of Super-Heroes, 1981 (3 issues)
  • Skull & Bones, 1992 (3 issues)
  • Streets, 1993 (3 issues)
  • Tales of the Green Lantern Corps, 1981 (3 issues)
  • Trinity (also Batman-Superman-Wonder Woman: Trinity), 2004 (3 issues)
  • World of Krypton, The, 1979 (3 issues)
  • World's Finest, 1990 (3 issues)
  • Year One: Batman/Ra's Al Ghul, 2005 (2 issues)
  • Year One: Batman/Scarecrow, 2005 (2 issues)

Elseworlds Titles[edit]

  • Batgirl and Robin: Thrillkiller, (3 issues)
  • Batman: The Book of the Dead, 1999 (2 issues)
  • Batman: League of Batmen, 2001 (2 issues)
  • Batman: Dark Knight of the Round Table, 1998 (2 issues)
  • Batman: The Doom That Came to Gotham, 2000 (3 issues)
  • Batman: Hollywood Knight, 2001 (3 issues)
  • Batman: Manbat, 1995 (3 issues)
  • Catwoman: Guardian of Gotham, 1999 (2 issues)
  • Conjurors, (3 issues)
  • Elseworld's Finest,
  • Flashpoint, 1999 (3 issues)
  • Green Lantern: Evil's Might, 2002 (3 issues)
  • Justice League: Act of God, 2000-2001 (3 issues)
  • JLA: Age Of Wonder, 2003 (2 issues)
  • JLA: Created Equal, 2000 (2 issues)
  • JLA: The Nail, 1998 (3 issues)
  • JLA: Another Nail, 2004 (3 issues)
  • JLA: The Secret Society of Super-Heroes, 2000 (2 issues)
  • League of Justice,1996 (2 issues)
  • Robin 3000, 1992 (2 issues)
  • Superman: Last Son of Earth, 2000 (2 issues)
  • Superman: Red Son, 2003 (3 issues)
  • Superman/Tarzan: Sons of the Jungle, 2001 (3 issues)

Johnny DC Imprint[edit]

Vertigo Imprint[edit]

  • Adventures in the Rifle Brigade, DC Comics (Vertigo), 2000 (3 issues)
  • Adventures in the Rifle Brigade: Operation Bollock, DC Comics (Vertigo), 2001 (3 issues)
  • Jonah Hex: Shadows West, DC Comics (Vertigo), 1999 (3 issues)

Published by Image Comics[edit]

Published by Marvel Comics[edit]

  • Abominations, Marvel Comics, 1996 (3 issues)
  • Avataars: Covenant of the Shield, Marvel Comics, 2000 (3 issues)
  • Beast, Marvel Comics, 1997 (3 issues)
  • Before the Fantastic Four: Reed Richards, Marvel Comics, 2000 (3 issues)
  • Beta Ray Bill: Godhunter, Marvel Comics, 2009 (3 issues)
  • Blood and Glory, Marvel Comics, 1992 (3 issues)
  • Contest of Champions, Marvel Comics Group, 1982 (3 issues)
  • Daily Bugle, Marvel Comics 1996-1997 (3 issues)
  • Daredevil: Ninja, Marvel Comics, 2000-2001 (3 issues)
  • Dark Reign: Lethal Legion, Marvel Comics, 2009 (3 issues)
  • Dark Reign: Mr. Negative, Marvel Comics 2009 (3 issues)
  • Machine Man 2020, Marvel Comics, 1994 (2 issues)
  • The Punisher: Origin of Microchip, Marvel Comics, 1993 (2 issues)
  • The Punisher: Ghost of Innocents, Marvel Comics, 1993 (2 issues)
  • Red Sonja, Marvel Comics, 1983 (2 issues)
  • Red Sonja, Marvel Comics, 1985 (2 issues)
  • Secret Invasion: Amazing Spider-Man Marvel Comics, 2008 (3 issues)
  • Secret Invasion: Fantastic Four Marvel Comics, 2008 (3 issues)
  • Secret Invasion: Runaways/Young Avengers, Marvel Comics, 2008 (3 issues)
  • Secret Invasion: Thor, Marvel Comics, 2008 (3 issues)
  • Spider-Man: Death & Destiny Marvel Comics, 2000 (3 issues)
  • Spider-Man: Funeral For an Octopus Marvel Comics, 1995 (3 issues)
  • Spider-Man: Hobgoblin Lives Marvel Comics, 1997 (3 issues)
  • Spider-Man: Lifeline Marvel Comics, 2001 (3 issues)
  • Spider-Man: Revenge of the Green Goblin Marvel Comics, 2000 (3 issues)
  • Spider-Man: Shadow Games Marvel Comics, 1994 (3 issues)
  • Spider-Man: The Mysterio Manifesto Marvel Comics, 2001 (3 issues)
  • Spider-Man/The Punisher: Family Plot, Marvel Comics, 1996 (2 issues)
  • Spider-Man: The Lost Years, Marvel Comics, 1995 (3 issues)
  • Spider-Man: Web of Doom, Marvel Comics, 1994 (3 issues)
  • Thanos Quest, The, Marvel Comics, 1990 (2 issues)
  • Wolverine: Days of Future Past, Marvel Comics, 1997-98 (3 issues)
  • Wolverine/Punisher: Damaging Evidence, Marvel Comics, 1993 (3 issues)
  • Wolverine/Black Cat: Claws, Marvel Comics, 2006 (3 issues)
  • World War Hulks: Spider-Man Vs. Thor, Marvel Comics, 2010 (2 issues)
  • X-Men: Curse of the Mutants - X-Men Vs. Vampires, Marvel Comics 2010 (2 issues)

Ultimate imprint[edit]

Other publishers[edit]

Four (4) issues[edit]

Published by CrossGen Comics[edit]

Published by DC Comics[edit]

Elseworlds imprint[edit]

Vertigo Imprint[edit]

  • Sandman Presents: Thessaly, Witch for Hire, DC Comics (Vertigo), 2004

Wildstorm imprint[edit]

Published by Image Comics[edit]

Published by Marvel Comics[edit]

  • Age of Heroes (comics), Marvel Comics, 2010
  • Annihilation: Nova, Marvel Comics, 2006
  • Annihilation: Ronan, Marvel Comics, 2006
  • Annihilation: Silver Surfer, Marvel Comics, 2006
  • Annihilation: Super-Skrull, Marvel Comics, 2006
  • Annihilation: Conquest - Quasar, Marvel Comics, 2007
  • Annihilation: Conquest - Starlord, Marvel Comics, 2007
  • Annihilation: Conquest - Wraith, Marvel Comics, 2007
  • Apache Skies, Marvel Comics, 2002
  • Blaze of Glory, Marvel Comics, 2000
  • Cloak and Dagger: The Light and the Darkness, Marvel Comics, 1983
  • Daredevil and Elektra, Ultimate, 2002
  • Elektra: Glimpse & Echo, 2002
  • Elektra Saga, Marvel Comics, 1983
  • Falcon, Marvel Comics, 1983
  • Fantastic Four vs. The X-Men, Marvel Comics, 1987
  • Fantastic Four/Iron Man, Marvel Comics, 2005–06
  • Felicia Hardy: The Black Cat, Marvel Comics, 1994
  • G.I. Joe and the Transformers, Marvel Comics, 1987
  • Hawkeye, Marvel Comics Group, 1983
  • Hercules Prince Of Power, Marvel Comics Group, 1982
  • Hercules, Marvel Comics Group, 1983
  • Iceman, Marvel Comics, 1984
  • Infinity: Heist, Marvel Comics, 2013-2014
  • Iron Man: Bad Blood, Marvel Comics, 2000
  • Machine Man, Marvel Comics, 1984–85
  • Magik (Illyana and Storm), Marvel Comics, 1983-1984
  • Magneto: Not a Hero, Marvel Comics, 2011-2012
  • Mary Jane, Marvel Comics, 2004
  • Mary Jane: Homecoming, Marvel Comics, 2005
  • Marvels, Marvel Comics, 1994
  • Nightcrawler, Marvel Comics, 1985
  • The Punisher: Born, Marvel Comics, 2003
  • The Punisher P.O.V, Marvel Comics, 1991
  • The Punisher Year One, Marvel Comics, 1994
  • Rocket Raccoon, Marvel Comics, 1985
  • Saga of the Original Human Torch, Marvel Comics, 1990
  • Spider-Man, The Deadly Foes of , Marvel Comics, 1991
  • Spider-Man, The Lethal Foes of , Marvel Comics, 1993
  • Spider-Man: The Final Adventure, Marvel Comics, 1995-1996
  • Spider-Man: Redemption, Marvel Comics, 1996
  • Spider-Man/Daredevil, Marvel Comics, 2001
  • Spider-Man: Quality of Life, Marvel Comics, 2002
  • Spider-Man: Doctor Octopus-Year One, Marvel Comics, 2004
  • Starriors, Marvel Comics, 1984–85
  • Venom: Separation Anxiety, Marvel Comics, 1994-1995
  • Vision And The Scarlet Witch, Marvel Comics Group, 1982
  • West Coast Avengers, Marvel Comics, 1984
  • Wolverine Marvel Comics Group, 1982
  • X-Men vs. The Avengers, Marvel Comics, 1987
  • X-Terminators, Marvel Comics, 1988

Marvel Knights[edit]

Ultimate imprint[edit]

Other publishers[edit]

Five (5) to six (6) issues[edit]

Published by CrossGen Comics[edit]

Published by DC Comics[edit]

  • Arkham Asylum: Living Hell, DC Comics, 2003 (6 issues)
  • Batman: Orpheus Rising, DC Comics, 2001 (5 issues)
  • Batman and the Monster Men, DC Comics, 2005–2006 (6 issues)
  • Batman-Huntress: Cry for Blood, DC Comics, 2000 (6 issues)
  • Batman: Secrets, DC Comics, 2006 (5 issues)
  • Batman: Turning Points, DC Comics, January 2001 (5 issues)
  • Batman: Jekyll and Hyde, DC Comics, 2005 (6 issues)
  • Batman: Dark Detective, DC Comics, 2005 (6 issues)
  • Batman '66 meets Wonder Woman '77, DC Comics, 2017 (6 issues)
  • The Batman Adventures: The Lost Years, DC Comics, 1997-98 (5 issues)
  • Batman and the Mad Monk, DC Comics, 2006-2007 (6 Issues)
  • Catwoman: When in Rome, DC Comics, 2004-2005 (6 issues)
  • Connor Hawke: Dragon's Blood, DC Comics, 2006-2007 (6 issues)
  • Creeper, The, DC Comics, 2006-2007 (6 issues)
  • Crisis Aftermath: The Battle for Blüdhaven, DC Comics, 2006 (6 Issues)
  • DC: The New Frontier, DC Comics, 2004 (6 issues)
  • Deadman (Vol. 5), DC Comics, 2018 (6 issues)
  • The Demon: Hell is Earth, DC Comics, 2018 (6 issues)
  • Flash/Green Lantern: The Brave and the Bold, DC Comics, 1999–2000 (6 issues)
  • Green Arrow: Year One, DC Comics, 2007 (6 issues)
  • Green Lantern: Emerald Dawn, DC Comics, 1989-1990 (6 issues)
  • Green Lantern: Emerald Dawn II - 90 Days, DC Comics, 1991 (6 issues)
  • Green Lantern: Lost Army, DC Comics, 2015-2016 (6 issues)
  • Green Lantern: Rebirth, DC Comics, 2004-2005 (6 issues)
  • Green Lantern Corps: Edge of Oblivion, DC Comics, 2016 (6 issues)
  • Green Lantern Corps: Recharge, DC Comics, 2005–2006 (5 issues)
  • Harley Quinn & Her Gang of Harleys, DC Comics, 2016 (6 issues)
  • Harley Quinn & Power Girl, DC Comics, 2015-2016 (6 issues)
  • Harley's Little Black Book, DC Comics, 2016-2017 (6 issues)
  • Infinite Crisis tie-in limited series:
  • Krypto the Superdog, DC Comics, 2006-2007 (6 issues)
  • Legends, DC Comics, 1986 (6 issues)
  • Legion: Secret Origin, DC Comics, 2012 (6 issues)
  • Lex Luthor: Man of Steel, DC Comics, 2005 (6 issues)
  • Lords of the Ultra-Realm, DC Comics, 1986 (6 issues)
  • Man of Steel, The (or Superman: The Man of Steel), DC Comics, 1986 (6 issues)
  • The Omega Men, DC Comics, 2006-2007 (6 issues)
  • The Penguin: Pain and Prejudice, DC Comics, 2011-2012 (5 issues)
  • Ragman: Cry of the Dead, DC Comics, 1993-1994 (6 issues)
  • Ragman (Vol. 3), DC Comics, 2017-2018 (6 issues)
  • The Question, DC Comics, 2005 (6 issues)
  • The Next, DC Comics, 2006-2007 (6 issues)
  • Rush City, DC Comics, 2006-2007 (6 issues)
  • Secret Six, DC Comics, 2006 (6 issues)
  • Shadow of the Batman, DC Comics, 1985 (5 issues)
  • Son of Vulcan, DC Comics, 2005 (6 issues)
  • Sgt. Rock: The Prophecy, DC Comics, 2006 (6 issues)
  • Space Ghost, DC Comics, 2005 (6 issues)
  • Supergirl: Cosmic Adventures in the Eighth Grade, 2009 (6 issues)
  • Superman/Supergirl: Maelstrom, 2008–09 (5 issues)
  • Super Powers (Vol. 3), DC Comics, 1986 (6 issues)
  • Vigilante, DC Comics, 2005–2006 (6 issues)
  • Wonder Girl, DC Comics, 2007-2008 (6 issues)

Elseworlds imprint[edit]

  • Batman: Nevermore, DC Comics (Elseworlds), 2003 (5 issues)
  • JSA, The Liberty Files: The Whistling Skull, DC Comics (Elseworlds), 2013 (6 issues)
  • Kamandi: At Earth's End, DC Comics (Elseworlds), 1993 (6 issues)

Johnny DC imprint[edit]

Vertigo imprint[edit]

  • Jonah Hex: Riders of the Worm and Such, DC Comics (Vertigo), 1995 (5 issues)
  • Jonah Hex: Two-Gun Mojo, DC Comics (Vertigo), 1993 (5 issues)
  • John Constantine-Hellblazer Special: Papa Midnight, DC Comics (Vertigo), 2005 (5 issues)
  • Sandman: Overture, DC Comics (Vertigo), 2015-2016 (6 issues)

Wildstorm imprint[edit]

Young Animals imprint[edit]

  • Bug!: The Adventures of Forager, DC Comics (DC Young Animals), 2017-2018 (6 issues)

Published by Image Comics[edit]

Published by Marvel Comics[edit]

  • 1602: New World, Marvel Comics, 2005 (5 issues)
  • Ares, 2006
  • Astonishing Thor, 2011 (5 issues)
  • Beyond!, Marvel Comics, 2006 (6 issues)
  • Battle Scars, Marvel Comics, 2011-2012 (6 issues)
  • Captain Marvel, Marvel Comics, 1995-1996 (6 issues)
  • Contest of Champions II, Marvel Comics, 1999 (5 issues)
  • Daredevil: The Man Without Fear, Marvel Comics, 1993-1994 (5 issues)
  • Daredevil: Yellow, Marvel Comics, 2001-2002 (6 issues)
  • Daredevil: Father, Marvel Comics, 2004-2006 (5 issues)
  • Daredevil: Redemption, Marvel Comics, 2005-2005 (6 issues)
  • Dark Reign: Elektra, Marvel Comics, 2009 (5 issues)
  • Dark Reign: Fantastic Four, Marvel Comics, 2009 (5 issues)
  • Dark Reign: Hawkeye, Marvel Comics, 2009 (5 issues)
  • Fantastic Four: The End, Marvel Comics, 2006-2007 (6 issues)
  • Hulk: Grey, Marvel Comics, 2002 (6 issues)
  • Hulk Smash Avengers, 2012 (5 issues)
  • Infinity Abyss, Marvel Comics, 2002 (6 issues)
  • Infinity Crusade, Marvel Comics, 1993 (6 issues)
  • Infinity Gauntlet, The, Marvel Comics, 1990 (6 issues)
  • Infinity War, Marvel Comics, 1992 (6 issues)
  • Kitty Pryde and Wolverine, Marvel Comics, 1984-1985 (6 issues)
  • Longshot, Marvel Comics, 1985 (6 issues)
  • The Punisher, Marvel Comics, 1986 (5 issues)
  • Punisher vs. Bullseye, Marvel Comics, year unknown (5 issues)
  • Spellbinders,Marvel Comics, 1988 (6 issues)
  • Spider-Man: Blue, Marvel Comics, 2002 (6 issues)
  • Spider-Man: Get Kraven, Marvel Comics, 2002 (6 issues)
  • Spider-Man: Breakout, Marvel Comics, 2005 (5 issues)
  • Spider-Man: House of M, Marvel Comics, 2005 (5 issues)
  • Spider-Man: The Arachnis Project, Marvel Comics, 1993 (6 issues)
  • Spider-Man/Black Cat: The Evil That Men Do, Marvel Comics, 2002-2006 (6 issues)
  • Spider-Man/Red Sonja, Marvel Comics, 2007-2008 (5 issues)
  • Venom: Sinner Takes All, Marvel Comics, 1995 (5 issues)
  • World War Hulk, Marvel Comics, 2007 (5 issues)
  • Spider-Men, Marvel Comics, 2012 (5 issues)

Marvel Knights[edit]

  • Wolverine/Punisher, Marvel Comics (Marvel Knights), year unknown (5 issues)
  • Daredevil vs. The Punisher: Means and Ends, Marvel Comics (Marvel Knights), year unknown (6 issues)

Max imprint[edit]

Ultimate imprint[edit]

Epic imprint[edit]

  • One, The, Marvel Comics (Epic Comics), 1983 (6 issues)
  • Steelgrip Starkey, Marvel Comics (Epic Comics), 1986 (6 issues)
  • Trouble, Marvel Comics (Epic Comics), 2003 (5 issues)

Other publishers[edit]

Seven (7) to nine (9) issues[edit]

Published by DC Comics[edit]

Note: (MS) designates that the limited series was identified by DC Comics as a "maxiseries" at publication.
  • Adam Strange, DC Comics, 2004-2005 (8 issues)
  • Batman: City of Light, DC Comics, 2003-2004 (8 issues)
  • Batman: Death and the Maidens, DC Comics, 2003-2004 (9 issues)
  • Batman Family DC Comics, 2002-2003 (8 issues)
  • Black Adam: The Dark Age, DC Comics, 2007-2008 (8 issues)
  • Blackest Night, DC Comics, 2009-2010 (8 issues)
  • Convergence, DC Comics, 2015 (9 issues)
  • Countdown to Adventure, DC Comics, 2007-2008 (8 issues)
  • Countdown to Mystery, DC Comics, 2007-2008 (8 issues)
  • Final Crisis, DC Comics, 2008 (7 issues)
  • Flash Gordon, DC Comics, 1988-1989 (9 issues) (MS)
  • The Human Race, DC Comics, 2005–2006 (7 issues)
  • The Dark Knight III: The Master Race, DC Comics, 2015–2017 (9 issues)
  • The Great Ten, DC Comics, 2010 (9 issues)
  • Hammer Locke, DC Comics, 1991-1992 (9 issues)
  • Identity Crisis, DC Comics, 2005–2006 (7 issues)
  • Infinite Crisis, DC Comics, 2005–2006 (7 issues)
  • Millennium, DC Comics, 1988 (8 issues)
  • Martian Manhunter, DC Comics, 2006-2007 (8 issues)
  • Metal Men, DC Comics, 2007-2008 (8 issues)
  • Night Force (Vol. 2), DC Comics, 2017 (7 issues)
  • OMAC, DC Comics, 2006-2007 (8 issues)
  • Ragman, DC Comics, 1991-1992 (8 issues)
  • Suicide Squad: Raise the Flag, DC Comics, 2007-2008 (8 issues)
  • Terminal City, DC Comics, 1996 (9 issues)
  • Uncle Sam & The Freedom Fighters, DC Comics, 2006-2007 (8 issues)
  • Unknown Soldier DC Comics, 1992 (12 Issues)

Wildstorm imprint[edit]

  • American Way, The, DC Comics (Wildstorm), 2006 (8 issues)
  • Captain Atom: Armageddon, DC Comics (Wildstorm), 2005-2006 (9 issues)
  • Wildcats: Nemesis, DC Comics (Wildstorm), 2005-2006 (9 issues)
  • Winter Men, The, DC Comics (Wildstorm), 2005-2006 (8 issues)

Vertigo imprint[edit]

Published by Marvel Comics[edit]

Ultimate imprint[edit]

other publishers[edit]

Ten (10) to eleven (11) issues[edit]

Published by DC Comics[edit]

  • Superman & Batman: World's Finest, DC Comics, 1999 (10 issues)
  • V for Vendetta, DC Comics, 1988-1989 (10 issues)

Other publishers[edit]

  • From Hell, (various publishers), 1991-1996 (10 issues)

Twelve (12) issues[edit]

Published by DC Comics[edit]

Note: (MS) designates that the limited series was identified by DC Comics as a "maxi-series" at publication.

Wildstorm Imprint[edit]

Published by Marvel Comics[edit]

Other publishers[edit]

More than twelve (12) issues[edit]

The following list consists of limited series which are longer than 12 issues. However, this list does not include ongoing or continuous series which have come to an end due to cancellation, nor those series which may have had an end determined by their creators, but for which a pre-determined issue number was not announced prior to the publication of the first issue.

Published by DC Comics[edit]

Published by Marvel Comics[edit]

Other publishers[edit]

Unsorted/insufficient data[edit]

See also[edit]