According to a sourced statement at Wikipedia, DC hired a researcher to read every DC comic in preparation for Crisis on Infinite Earths, and the task took two years. I recall reading that at the time, though I have no idea who the hired researcher was. The book they cite is Reed Tucker's Slugfest, about the DC/Marvel rivalry.
I have just placed it on hold from my local library.
Jeff of Earth-J said:
It wasn't in preparation for Crisis (at least not CoIE), but you're thinking of Geoff Johns.
What a job! Getting paid to read every DC comic ever made!
Hadn't heard about that. But I know Geoff Johns had that same job, too, years later.
The researcher who prepped for Crisis on Infinite Earths was Peter Sanderson. After that, he moved over to Marvel and became its official archivist, which helped with The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe.
Here's an interview with him at Bleeding Cool: "History Lessons With Peter Sanderson"
Sanderson and Geoff Johns (and the late Michael L. Fleischer) are not eligible for the "'I Read This So You Don't Have To' Award" because for them it was a job.
Here's a weird question for anyone who remembers old TV commercials. I think it was from the late 90s. The commercial I am trying to find was a disgruntled employee demanding a bonus from his boss. He shouts "Bonus!" repeatedly. "BO - NUS!" It might have been a credit card commercial. I honestly can't remember what it was selling.
I hope one of you can help me.
"I think it was from the late 90s."
Tracy... that's not old.
A succinct paragraph listed from Deadline.Com:
Along with Walker, All American, Batwoman, Charmed, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Dynasty, The Flash, In the Dark, Legacies, Nancy Drew, Riverdale and Roswell, New Mexico will return for the 2021-22 season.
The bold highlighting is mine.