Beige Countdown is a spin-off series from the Infinite Leadership Crisis multi-writer event. It depicts the year between Infinite Leadership Crisis and Beige Midnight. The ideas for the series were developed by Arthur Spitzer, Lalo Martins, Martin Phipps, Saxon Brenton, and Rob Rogers. The series has been written so far by Arthur Spitzer, Lalo Martins, Martin Phipps, and Rob Rogers. The series starts at issue number twelve and ends with issue number zero.
Beige Countdown #9-8 and #4-2 have been skipped; either the writers for these issues haven't finished them, or no writer has taken them up. These issues might eventually be posted, but it is not necessary for a reader to read them in order to understand Beige Countdown.
The New Triumvirate
Beige Countdown Prologue
An Important Public Service Announcement!: Written by Arthur Spitzer.
Beige Countdown #12
The New Triumvirate (First issue): Written by Arthur Spitzer.
A mysterious Beige Clock Tower appears in the middle of Net.ropolis. The Ultimate Ninja is charged with the murder of wReamicus Maximus and Irony Man bails him out. The Ultimate Ninja decides to resign temporarily from being LNH leader (while remaining a member of the LNH and being part of the LNH leader election) and creates a triumvirate made up of Catalyst Lass, Fearless Leader, and Irony Man to replace him as leader.
Beige Countdown #11
Knight to Bishop to King: Written by Arthur Spitzer, Lalo Martins, and Martin Phipps.
President Hexadecimal Luthor (who became President by retconning himself into the position with the Cosmic Reset Button and who is the Beige King of the HexFire Club) reveals to Irony Man that wReamicus Maximus (Ebony Bishop of the Hexfire Club) is still alive and now has his brain inside an Ultimate Ninja clone, a clone that was used to kill wReamicus Maximus's brainless body to frame the Ultimate Ninja.
Fearless Leader discovers a plot by the Legion of Net.Villains (led by Mynabird) and Bart the Dark Receptionist to free prisoners from a prison in deep space called the Ultimate Black Hole, which supposedly holds the worst of the Looniverse's worst. The Triumvirate picks the Ultimate Ninja to lead a team of heroes to stop them. The Ultimate Savior (Ebony Knight in the Hexfire Club) is revealed to be alive and working for Hex Luthor.
The Ultimate Blackhole
Beige Countdown #10
Who Stole The Stars And Put Them In Your Eyes?: Written by Rob Rogers.
A team of LNH'rs led by the Ultimate Ninja chase down a space ship filled with members of the Legion of Net.Villains led by Mynabird. They catch up with them and have a big fight in space.
Beige Countdown #9
Beige Countdown #9 -- Skipped
Beige Countdown #8
Beige Countdown #8 -- Skipped
Beige Countdown Special
Debate This!: Written by Arthur Spitzer.
McLaughlin Man moderates a debate between the LNHers running for LNH Leader.
Beige Countdown #7
The Last Dance: Written by Arthur Spitzer.
The heroes are back from their space mission and the Ultimate Ninja is in prison (due to breaking his bail agreement, which forbade him from leaving the city of Net.ropolis).
Manga Man (Beige Bishop of the HexFire Club) and Hex Luthor decide to sacrifice their pawn Ripping Dancer (who's been working for Manga Man and gets her powers and beauty from him) to destroy Fearless Leader's chance to become LNH leader to help Irony Man in his bid for power.
The Legion of Net.Villains help Ripping Dancer escape from the LNH and offer her a spot on their team, but Ripping Dancer puts off making a decision. She later tries to commit suicide by touching the Beige Clock Tower, but is stopped by Fearless Leader.
Beige Countdown #6
And the Next Leader of the LNH is...: Written by Arthur Spitzer and Martin Phipps.
Irony Man becomes the Beige Knight of the Hexfire Club while Hex Luthor does everything he can to destroy the other candidates for leadership of the LNH. Hex reveals to Irony Man that Catalyst Lass is now under the control of the Hexfire Club thanks to Mr. Tiddles (Beige Rook of the Hexfire Club) and a Freedom Chip that was put in her brain. Hex Luthor tells Irony Man of his plan to stop the Bryttle Brothers, which involves getting billions of people to have Freedom Chips in their brains (the Freedom Chip gives people who don't have powers, powers, and people who do enhanced powers).
Irony Man gets in an accident with a date of his who he gives a blood transfusion to save her life, which gives her powers. She calls herself the Ironic Woman and holds a press conference exposing Irony Man for this, which causes Irony Man's poll numbers to fall.
The Ultimate Ninja wins the election and the LNH battle a cloned version of the Ultimate Ninja who claims to be the one who killed wReamicus Maximus to frame the Ultimate Ninja. Irony Man kills the clone.
The Ultimate Ninja is pardoned by Hex Luthor and freed from prison, although it is revealed that the pardoned Ultimate Ninja is actually wReamicus Maximus in a cloned Ultimate Ninja body and the real Ultimate Ninja is trapped in one of Hex Luthor's secret prisons and being held in a dreamlike state by some alien creature.
Beige Countdown #5
The Bicycle in the River: Written by Arthur Spitzer.
Bicycle Repair Lad (Hex Luthor's greatest arch-enemy) is framed for being the person who built the clone who claimed to have killed wReamicus Maximus and was sent to one of Hex Luthor's secret prisons without trial.
The 'Don't Know What Happens Here'
Beige Countdown #4
Beige Countdown #4: Skipped
Beige Countdown #3
Beige Countdown #3: Skipped
Beige Countdown #2
Beige Countdown #2: Skipped
Beige Countdown #1
In the Palm of the HeartThrob: Written by Arthur Spitzer.
The Ultimate Ninja breaks free from his dream like prison and seeks revenge on those that put him there.
Beige Countdown #0
Occultism Kid finds the Book of Deus ex Machinas and discovers that Dekay and Diskolor have been trapped inside the book. Bart follows Occultism Kid to the dimension where the book is held and frees the Bryttle Brothers. Hex Luthor is revealed to have most of the Cosmic Plot Device.
In 2008, issue #10 won RACCies Favorite Single Issue.