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The DC Universe Timeline is a timeline of the major events in the DC Universe. It represents settings for most of the characters and places featured in the setting.

Creation / The Big Bang[edit]

The current theory:

  • Crisis on Infinite Earths: The Anti-Monitor appears at the dawn of creation to undo the universe. The Spectre, backed up by superheroes, fights the Anti-Monitor and allows the universe to be created.
  • Zero Hour: Parallax is defeated before time begins. The Spectre initiates the Big Bang through Damage.
  • Our Worlds at War: Imperiex destroys the previous universe. He is sent back again with Brainiac 13, who helps recreate the Big Bang.
  • The current universe is created by (and in turn creates) The Source.

The Dawn of Time[edit]

  • Superman and Waverider leave Doomsday at the end / beginning of time, where history loops over.
  • c. 20,000,000,000 B.C. – Dawn of Time
  • c. 19,000,000,000 B.C. – The Endless appear into existence. They appear in order: Destiny, Death, Dream, Destruction, Desire, Despair and Delight.
  • c. 18,000,000,000 B.C. – GodWorld is formed.
  • c. 17,000,000,000 B.C. – Life begins to evolve on GodWorld.
  • c. 15,000,000,000 B.C. – Humanoid beings on the GodWorld became known as the Old Gods and fought titanic wars.
    • Imperiex is reborn in the new universe and begins his eons-long destiny of remaking the universe again.

Billions of years ago[edit]

  • The GodWorld is destroyed in a great war caused by the Old God greatest weapon, Mageddon. The gods are killed, and the "Godwave" is unleashed on the universe. This creates forces in the universe (such as the Speed Force and the Metagene) that allow certain superpowers to exist. It also gives birth to new gods on planets all around the universe, including Earth.
  • Mageddon is imprisoned in a gravity sink on the outer curve of space-time.
  • The remains of Godworld form the planets Apokolips and New Genesis.
  • An experiment to witness the creation of the universe by Krona, a member of an immortal race of creatures from the planet Maltus, creates the Multiverse and Anti-Matter Universe; his people decide to atone for this accident by becoming the Guardians of the Universe.
  • Many of the then existing cosmic entities meet to discuss the ways and means of the universe. There the first Despair convinces Rao to spark life on the planet Krypton, doomed at the onset, and suggests that he should let one Kryptonian survive, in order that he might despair at the loss of his home.
    • c. 3,000,000,000 B.C. – The evolved Oans leave Maltus and split between the female Zamarons and the two male halves: the Guardians of the Universe and The Controllers.
    • The Guardians bind all the wild magic in the universe into the Starheart orb at the farthest reaches of space.
    • The Zamarons temporarily reside on the planet Korugar before moving on to Zamaron. The male Oans swear not to interfere with them as the killing of a male Korugarian by them or their agents can result in the destruction of the main Green Lantern power battery.
    • The Guardians create the Manhunter androids to serve as their agents. However, they eventually rebel against their masters.
    • The Guardians replace the Manhunters with living agents, the Green Lantern Corps.
    • The Psions are created from genetically altered lizards by the Guardians.

Ancient Times[edit]

  • Civilization begins on the planet Krypton.
  • 100 million years ago. – Armageddon 2001: Captain Atom travels through time in chase with Monarch. He also encounters Chronos.
  • c. 50,000 YA
    • Caveman Vandar Adg gains immortality from exposure to a strange meteor, setting him on the path to becoming the evil Vandal Savage.
  • c. 30,000 YA
    • Anthro, the first Cro-Magnon Man, is born. He becomes a leader among early humans.
    • The Guardians of the Universe accomplish mass genetic tampering with the Martian species, giving them a weakness of fire and making them shy away from being chaotic creatures.
    • A spaceship crashes into Earth, containing a Guardian of the Universe and a burning Martian. The Martian kills a tribe of Cro-Magnons and is later killed by Vandal Savage.
  • A plague wipes out most of the Martian race.
  • A great civilization, rich in both magic and technology, forms on the continent of Atlantis.
  • Many years after its formation, Atlantis sinks. Some cities survive underwater thanks to their protective domes. The surviving Atlanteans use magic and technology to change themselves into water-breathing forms, and continue to live under the sea, unknown to the rest of mankind.
  • 2600 BC Shazam gives power to Teth-Adam, a protectorate to watch over his lands while he is gone, who builds the first of the pyramids in Egypt, after which he speeds up civilization to rule it by killing the first of the pharaohs. Shazam only returns to banish Teth-Adam into another dimensional realm. Two Thanagarians crash on the planet. After their deaths the culture and technology is hidden and their civilization disappears.
  • To protect the Amazons from persecution, the Greek gods transport them to the island of Themyscira, where they do not age.
  • 64 AD – Doctor Doome summons the Roman emperor Nero to battle the Seven Soldiers of Victory in 1942. Five tyrants from the past were summoned with his time machine. Nero captures Captain Atom. The alien civilization has settled on Earth waiting in disbelief for Monarch and their leader returning (Alpha Centurion joins the alien civilization and spends centuries with these aliens.
  • 6th century Middle Ages.
    • Merlin gives the Shining Knight, Sir Justin of the Round Table, magical equipment.
    • Morgan le Fay destroys Camelot; Merlin and his half brother, the demon Etrigan, curse a man named Jason Blood into serving as Etrigan's host body.
  • 19th century The Age of Western Heroes: Jonah Hex, Bat Lash, Cinnamon, El Diablo, Scalphunter, Nighthawk, El Papagayo, Pistolera, Quentin Turnbull, Max Mercury, Pow Wow Smith, Super-Chief, Terra-Man, Tomahawk and the Trigger Twins. The Kent family appears.

20th Century[edit]

  • October 30, 1938 : Coinciding with the panic caused by Orson Welles' infamous broadcast, Newspaper publisher Lee Travis, assisted by his Asian chauffeur Wing How, makes his debut as the Crimson Avenger, the first of the twentieth century's masked heroes.
  • 1939: Alan Scott discovers the Starheart and becomes Earth's first Green Lantern.
  • 1940: The first superheroes debut; they soon form the first superhero team, the Justice Society of America.
  • December 8, 1941: the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor brings the U.S.A. into the second World War; America's heroes try to retaliate only to find that a spell cast by Hitler and the Dragon King (using the Spear of Destiny and the Holy Grail, respectively) causes magical and magic-sensitive people to fall under their control if they enter Nazi-held territory. This leaves most of the truly powerful heroes out of the War. A time travelling heroine from the future clad in Red, White & Blue arrives and is in pursuit of an entity called Dark Angel. She is Queen Hippolyte of the Amazons who has replaced her daughter as Wonder Woman. President Roosevelt then organizes all of America's superheroes into the All-Star Squadron, to protect the homefront. Normal people without special powers (such as Easy Company) fight the war, along with secret experimental soldiers like the Creature Commandos.
    • Sgt. Frank Rock and the men of Easy Company appears, to battle against the Nazis.
  • 1951: The Justice Society of America disbands, after being subjected to McCarthyism. Superhero activity declines (but doesn't totally disappear) afterwards. Queen Hippolyte who fought as a member of the Justice Society & The All-Star Squadron as Wonder Woman leaves this era and returns to her rightful time in the present. In response to this, the covert government organization Task Force X is formed to fill the gap left by the departing heroes.

Character origins[edit]

  • c. "58 Years Ago"
    • Krypton explodes. The Kryptonian scientist Jor-El manages to save his baby son, Kal-El by sending him to Earth in a prototype starship. The planet's remains become kryptonite.
  • c. "1968"
    • Nathaniel Christopher Adam, a United States Air Force airman in the Vietnam War, is sentenced to death; as an alternative to execution, he participates in a military experiment which Adam survives as alien metal melted into his body and the excess energy threw him forward in time.
  • c. "38 Years Ago"
    • A scientist, Dr. Saul Erdel, accidentally teleports J'onn J'onzz, the last living Martian, to Earth. He is secretly active for years, studying humanity and fighting crime under several false identities.
    • Kal-El's spacecraft lands outside of Smallville, Jonathan and Martha Kent find him. They adopt him and name him Clark Kent.
    • Bruce Wayne is born to Thomas Wayne and Martha Wayne in Gotham City.
    • American lighthouse keeper Arthur Curry raises the son of exiled Princess Atlanna of Atlantis.
  • c. "30 Years Ago"
    • A mugger murders Thomas and Martha Wayne in what will come to be known as "Crime Alley" in Gotham City. Their son Bruce swears to fight a war on crime. The killer, Joe Chill is eventually caught.
  • c. "29 Years Ago"
    • Hippolyta, queen of the Amazons, yearns for a child and carves a statue of a little girl out of clay; her gods grant her wish by turning it into a real girl that she names Diana.
  • c. "24 Years Ago"
    • Young, immature Oliver Queen is shipwrecked and trains, eventually becoming the Green Arrow upon his return to civilization
  • c. "22 Years Ago"
    • Clark Kent starts using his powers to help others in secret.
    • Bruce Wayne begins his training in a variety of disciplines.
    • Princess Diana, the only child on Themyscira, is lonely. Amazon Sorceress Magala creates a "mystic twin" companion for Diana from a fragment of the young princess' soul which was subsequently kidnapped by an enemy of Hippolyta known as Dark Angel. Dark Angel places the twin in a state of suspended animation for years.

Modern Era of Heroes[edit]

Modern Era of Heroes: Year One[edit]

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  • Clark Kent emerges as Superman. This inspires a new generation of superheroes to debut as well. Later, he joins the staff of the Daily Planet as a reporter.
  • Bruce Wayne begins his career as the Batman at age 25 in Gotham City. Selina Kyle is inspired by Batman to become Catwoman shortly afterward. The Joker appears within the year.
  • Diana, Princess of the Amazons, arrives in America, where she takes the costumed identity of Wonder Woman. She later rescues her long lost "twin" Donna after she was left to die in a building fire by Dark Angel and brings her home to Paradise Island where she is trained by both the Amazons and the Titans of Myth.
  • Central City police scientist Barry Allen is hit by lightning and chemicals, becoming the Flash at age 24, named after his childhood hero.
  • Green Lantern Abin Sur discovers the prophecy of the Blackest Night. His captive, Atrocitus, sends him on a fatal crash course to planet Earth, where he chooses test pilot Hal Jordan to succeed him as Green Lantern of Sector 2814.
  • Arthur Curry Jr. begins adventuring as Aquaman.
  • J'onn J'onzz reveals his existence to the public and becomes known as the Martian Manhunter.
  • Dinah Laurel Lance makes her debut as the second Black Canary.
  • A number of superheroes: The Flash, Green Lantern, Martian Manhunter, Aquaman, Wonder Woman, Superman & Batman form the Justice League.

Modern Age of Heroes: Year Two[edit]

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  • The Justice Society of America officially comes out of retirement and begins regular team-ups with the newly-formed JLA.
  • Harvey Dent has acid splashed in his face. Dent's face is ruined, and his mind cracks in two, creating Two-Face.
  • Wally West makes his debut as Kid Flash.
  • Garth makes his debut as Aqualad.
  • Donna Troy returns to America. Inspired by her sister, Wonder Woman, she makes her debut as Wonder Girl.
  • Robin, Kid Flash and Aqualad unite in Hatton Corners to defeat the villain Mr. Twister. Shortly thereafter, the three join forces with Wonder Girl and Speedy and call themselves the Teen Titans.

Modern Age of Heroes: Year Three[edit]

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  • Dick Grayson, then age 12, debuts as Robin.
  • Roy Harper makes his debut as Speedy.
  • Hollywood stuntman Buddy Baker receives the powers of Animal Man.
  • Soldier of Fortune Rex Mason is transformed into Metamorpho, The Element Man.
  • Barbara Gordon, age fifteen, becomes Batgirl.

Modern Age of Heroes: Year Four[edit]

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  • Guy Gardner becomes Hal Jordan's back-up as Green Lantern of Earth. He is soon injured and replaced by John Stewart.
  • Raven arrives and helps create the New Teen Titans: Raven, Starfire, Cyborg, Changeling, Robin, Wonder Girl & Kid Flash.
  • Hal Jordan, Green Arrow and Black Canary journey across America with a lone Guardian known as the "Old Timer".
  • Superman and his pal Jimmy Olsen first encounter the New Gods of New Genesis and Apokolips, including the Forever People and Mister Miracle.

Modern Era of Heroes: Year Six[edit]

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  • Kara Zor-L, then age 18, lands on Earth after her rocket ship departs the Krypton of the Earth-Two dimension. She is discovered by Superman and eventually joins the JSA and makes her debut as Power Girl.
  • Former Olympic Athlete Jefferson Pierce debuts as the urban super-hero Black Lightning.
  • Air Force Pilot Travis Morgan first journeys to the lost world of Skartaris.

Modern Era of Heroes: Year Seven[edit]

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Crisis On Infinite Earths[edit]

  • Wally West graduates high school.
  • Dick Grayson, age 18, as Robin is "fired" by Batman.
  • Shortly after leaving the mantle of Robin, Dick Grayson makes his debut as Nightwing.
  • A divergent faction of the Guardians of the Universe wake Guy Gardner from his coma and reactivate his status as Green Lantern.
  • The Flash dies while saving the world from the Anti-Monitor; his nephew Wally West takes over the identity.
  • The Multiverse is destroyed, condensing reality into a single universe and rewriting the history of the new singular existence.
  • Superman and Lois Lane of Earth-Two, Alexander Luthor Jr. of Earth-Three, and Superboy of Earth-Prime retreat to their own paradise dimension to observe the newly reconstructed Earth-One.
  • The wizard Shazam grants Fawcett City orphan Billy Batson the power of Captain Marvel. Dr. Sivana's bodyguard Theo Adam learns how to access the powers of his ancestor Teth-Adam to become Black Adam.
  • Batman quits the JLA to form his own team, the Outsiders.
  • Hal Jordan is exiled into space by the Guardians of the Universe. John Stewart becomes the sole Green Lantern of Earth.

Modern Era of Heroes: Year Eight[edit]

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  • Jason Todd, age 14, takes up the mantle of Robin from Dick Grayson.
  • Nathaniel Christopher Adam makes his debut as Captain Atom.
  • Katar Hol and Shayera Thal come to Earth from Thanagar as Hawkman and Hawkwoman.
  • Superman executes three Kryptonian, Phantom Zone criminals from a pocket universe.
  • The Joker shoots and permanently paralyzes Barbara Gordon from the waist down.
  • Jason Todd is killed by the Joker.

Modern Era of Heroes: Year Nine[edit]

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  • Lian Harper is born to Speedy and Cheshire.
  • Lonni Machin becomes Anarky at 12.
  • John Stewart leaves to lead the Mosaic.
  • Wonder Woman rallies the heroes of Earth to battle in the War of the Gods.
  • Jason Todd returns to life as consequence of Superboy-Prime.
  • Lex Luthor fakes his own death in a plane crash. He later returns as his own "son" in a younger clone body.
  • Hal Jordan returns from space to reclaim control of Sector 2814 from Guy Gardner. Guy Gardner begins using Sinestro's power ring as his own.[1]

Modern Era of Heroes: Year Ten[edit]

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  • Tim Drake becomes the third Robin at 12.
  • Iris Allen returns from the future with Bart Allen.
  • Geo-Force and the Outsiders are accused of killing the Queen of Markovia.
  • Zero Hour: Parallax kills the Time Trapper and defeats Extant. Dr. Mid-Nite and Atom perish; the first Hourman, believed to be killed, is removed from the timeline and replaced by the third, android Hourman.
  • The new Outsiders disband.
  • Captain Marvel shares his powers with Billy Batson's sister Mary and their friend Freddy Freeman, resulting in the origins of Mary Marvel, Captain Marvel Jr., and the Marvel Family
  • A new Teen Titans is formed to fight the H'San Natall invasion. The new roster: A newly de-aged Atom II, Argent, Joto, Risk and Prysm. Eventually Joto dies and Captain Marvel, Jr. joins the team. Shortly after defeating the invasion the team disbands.

Modern Era of Heroes: Year Eleven[edit]

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The Death of Superman[edit]

  • The monster Doomsday defeats the entire Justice League and kills Superman in Metropolis.
  • Superboy, Cyborg-Superman, The Eradicator and Steel emerge.
  • Coast City is destroyed by Mongul and Cyborg-Superman.
  • Superman is resurrected.
  • The Parallax entity possesses Hal Jordan.
  • Parallax ravages the Green Lantern Corps. He destroys the Central Power Battery and murders all the Guardians of the Universe save Ganthet.
  • Kyle Rayner becomes the last active Green Lantern.
  • Batman suffers a broken back at the hands of Bane and is replaced by Jean-Paul Valley.
  • Oliver Queen dies and his son, Connor Hawke, takes up the mantle of Green Arrow.
  • Hawkgirl makes her debut at 19.
  • A new JLA and JSA are formed.
  • Princess Diana, a.k.a. "Wonder Woman" is killed by the Demon Neron and is transfigured by the Olympian Gods as a new Olympian- Diana, the goddess of truth. Meanwhile on Earth, Diana's mother Queen Hippolyte takes up the mantle of Wonder Woman to continue where Diana left off. She would subsequently find herself involved in a time travelling adventure to the 1940s where she becomes known as that era's "Golden Age Wonder Woman".
  • Guy Gardner is infused with Vuldarian DNA and becomes The Warrior.
  • After a being called the Sun-Eater extinguishes the sun, Parallax sacrifices himself to reignite it.
  • Superman briefly experiences a shift in his abilities and transforms into the energy-based Superman Blue.
  • Clark Kent and Lois Lane are wed.
  • Oliver Queen is resurrected and becomes Green Arrow once again.
  • Superboy, Robin, and Impulse form Young Justice.
  • The Titans reform.
  • Hal Jordan becomes the new host spirit for The Spectre.
  • No Man's Land: Gotham City is struck by a massive earthquake. The Federal government, finding that the cost of rebuilding Gotham would be too great, declares the city a "No Man's land", meaning Gotham is no longer a property of the United States. Most of the populace evacuates, but those who remain form territorial tribes in order to protect themselves. After restoration by Lex Luthor, the order is lifted one year later, and Gotham City is readmitted into the U.S.
  • Lex Luthor is elected president of the United States of America.
  • Our Worlds at War: Almerac and Warworld are destroyed. Imperiex Prime almost succeeds in destroying the universe and recreating a Big Bang only to be deterred by the Earth and the alien alliance.
  • Kyle Rayner's powers grow exponentially and becomes Ion. He expels his massive energies to recreate the Guardians of the Universe and recharge the Central Power Battery on Oa.
  • An old friend of Batman's Thomas Elliot comes back as Hush to tear his life apart at the seams. Jason Todd becomes entangled in the affair and appears before Batman, although because of Clayface his return is not confirmed.
  • Donna Troy is killed by a Superman robot and Brainiac 8
    • Young Justice and the The Titans disband, reform as the Outsiders & the new Teen Titans.
  • The Spectre erases the Flash's secret identity from the world.
  • Krona seeks to erase both the DC Universe and the Marvel Universe to observe the creation of a new universe. After heroes from both universes fight to stop Krona, Flash and Hawkeye imprison him in a cosmic egg.
  • Kara Zor-El arrives on Earth.
  • Black Adam, Atom-Smasher, and a band of younger JSA members overthrow the Kahndaqi government, and Adam appoints himself ruler.

Batman: War Games[edit]

  • The Spoiler becomes the fourth Robin but is soon fired by Batman
  • Black Mask unites the gangs of Gotham City. The Spoiler is presumed dead.

Identity Crisis and Green Lantern: Rebirth[edit]

  • Sue Dibny is murdered by Jean Loring.
  • Jack Drake (Robin's father), and Captain Boomerang kill each other simultaneously.
  • The Atom shrinks himself to microscopic size and disappears for time away, after discovering his wife was a psychopath.
  • Wally West and Zatanna return the Top's memories, and he subsequently starts the Rogue War.
  • Coast City is reconstructed.
  • The Vanishing, a mysterious force of nature, causes millions of people, including Lois Lane, to disappear. Superman, as it turns out, finds them in an alternate universe Phantom Zone-type dimension, where he tries to create a new world for humans to avoid the same fate as Krypton. Eventually, he destroys this place after an alternate Zod tries to take over, the Fortress of Solitude is destroyed after a fight with Wonder Woman, and Lois and the other humans are returned with their memories of the whole event erased.
  • Hal Jordan is resurrected and Parallax is imprisoned in the Central Power Battery. The Spectre remains without a host.
  • The Guardians of the Universe return.
  • Green Lantern Corps reforms; doubles its membership.
  • Guy Gardner loses his Vuldarian abilities and rejoins the Green Lantern Corps with a promotion to the Green Lantern Honor Guard.

Countdown to Infinite Crisis[edit]

  • Superman erects a new Fortress in Ecuador.
  • Alexander Luthor, Jr. of Earth-Three begins to masquerade as Lex Luthor and forms a new Secret Society.
  • Superboy-Prime punches Alexander Luthor's paradise dimension causing continuity ripples, resetting many aspects of the DC Universe's past.
  • Eclipso possesses Jean Loring.
  • Jason Todd confirms his resurrection, revealing himself to Batman as the new Red Hood.
  • Maxwell Lord kills Blue Beetle.
  • Superboy-Prime instigates the Rann/Thanagar War.
  • Superboy-Prime destroys the JLA Watchtower. The Justice League disbands.
  • Psycho-Pirate reveals the existence and destruction of the Multiverse to Power Girl.
  • Lex Luthor, Brainiac, Superboy and Indigo / Brainiac 8 attack the Titans and Outsiders.
  • The Seven Soldiers of Victory repel an invasion by Gloriana Tenebrae, the witch queen from the future.
  • Wonder Woman executes Maxwell Lord.

Infinite Crisis[edit]

  • Superman of Earth-Two breaks free from Alexander Luthor, Jr.'s paradise dimension and rescues Power Girl from attackers to return her memories erased during Crisis on Infinite Earths.
  • Jade dies and gives the last of her power to Kyle Rayner, transforming him into Ion once again.
  • The Spectre kills Shazam.
  • Jaime Reyes finds the Blue Beetle scarab and becomes the new Blue Beetle.
  • Wally West and Bart Allen disappear into the Speed Force with Superboy-Prime in an attempt to imprison him.
  • Crispus Allen becomes a new host for Spectre.
  • Superboy dies fighting Superboy-Prime.
  • The Battle of Metropolis
  • Superman of Earth-Two and Alexander Luthor, Jr. are killed. Superboy-Prime is imprisoned inside Oa.
  • Superman loses his powers, and becomes Clark Kent full-time.
  • Batman, Nightwing, and Robin retreat to Nanda Parbat to train.

Modern Era of Heroes: Year Twelve[edit]

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  • 52 begins.
    • The "Cult of Conner" forms.
    • Adam Strange, Animal Man, and Starfire are stranded on an alien planet.
    • Harvey Dent cares for Gotham City in Batman's absence.
    • Freedom of Power Treaty]is signed.
    • Lex Luthor's Everyman Project; First appearance of new Infinity, Inc.
    • Supernova debuts in Metropolis.
    • Kate Kane debuts as Batwoman in Gotham City.
    • Black Adam gives Adrianna Tomaz the power to become Isis.
    • Booster Gold dies.
    • Supernova reveals that he is Booster Gold.
    • James Gordon returns as Commissioner of the Gotham Police Department.
    • Donna Troy becomes Wonder Woman
    • The New Year's Everyman tragedy.
    • John Henry Irons has Lex Luthor arrested on charges related to the New Year massacre
    • Ralph Dibny sacrifices his life to trap Felix Faust and Neron in Dr. Fate's tower.
    • World War III: Black Adam destroys the nation of Biyala, killing all of its citizens, and most of Earth's heroes band together to defeat him. Aquaman disappears.
    • The Question dies of lung cancer. Renee Montoya takes the mantle of the Question.
    • Batwoman and The Question discover the Crime Bible.
    • Booster Gold, Supernova, and Rip Hunter discover the return of the Multiverse.
    • Ralph and Sue Dibny continue existence as ghost detectives.

Modern Era of Heroes: Year Thirteen[edit]

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One Year Later[edit]

  • Superman< and Batman return after being missing for nearly one year. Diana returns from her people to again take up the role of Wonder Woman.
  • Superman rebuilds the Fortress of Solitude in the Arctic once again.
  • Bart Allen becomes The Flash
  • Cyborg awakens, and Robin returns to lead the Teen Titans.
  • The Justice League and Justice Society of America reform.
  • Robin is officially adopted by Batman.
  • A new Aquaman emerges.
  • The Sinestro Corps forms. The newly reborn Anti-Monitor, Hank Henshaw, and Superman-Prime join as key members.

Countdown to Final Crisis[edit]

  • Queen Hippolyta (manipulated by Granny Goodness) is brought back to life by Circe and leads an attack on the United States of America.
  • Bart Allen is killed by the Rogues.
  • Wally West returns from the Speed Force with the aid of The Legion of Super-Heroes.
  • The Sinestro Corps War begins.
    • The Guardians of the Universe rewrite the Book of Oa to allow lethal force.
    • The power of Ion is transferred to Daxamite, Sodam Yat.
    • Parallax is split into fours and imprisoned in the lanterns of Earth's Corps members.
    • Superman-Prime is transported elsewhere in the Multiverse.
    • Ganthet and Sayd join to create a new Corps powered by the blue light of hope.
    • The Anti-Monitor is locked inside a giant power battery, signaling the start of the prophesied Blackest Night.
    • The Guardians of the Universe create the Alpha Lanterns.
    • Atrocitus begins recruiting for the Red Lantern Corps.
  • A Monitor, Jason Todd, Donna Troy, and Kyle Rayner travel through the Multiverse to find Ray Palmer.
  • Monarch and his cohort, Forerunner, search the Multiverse recruiting an army to stop the Monitors.
  • Booster Gold joins forces with Rip Hunter to correct temporal anomalies throughout the DC Universe.
  • Lex Luthor, The Joker, and Cheetah reform the Injustice League Unlimited and are consequently defeated by the Justice League of America.
  • Starman unintentionally opens a dimensional rift and accidentally pulls Superman from Earth-22] into the mainstream DC Universe.
  • Justice Society meets the reborn Gog of the Third World.
  • Ray Palmer is found on Earth-51. Monarch's army and the Monitors wage war here. Superman-Prime resurfaces and causes Monarch to explode, destroying the entire universe.
  • Talia al Ghul reveals the result of her forced affair with Batman; Damian. Ra's al Ghul returns to life.
  • The Challengers and Ray Palmer return to the mainstream DC Universe.
  • Almost all the DC supervillains are gathered and shipped to a presumably peaceful planet under Darkseid's reign. Martian Manhunter's disguise as Blockbuster is uncovered and the villains trap him on the planet when they escape.
  • All of the New Gods except for Orion and Darkseid are killed by The Source. Orion destroys Darkseid on Earth.
  • Ray Palmer, Donna Troy, and Kyle Rayner threaten to police the Monitors, solving "Who Monitors the Monitors?"
  • Spoiler returns and reveals herself to Robin as having survived the events of the War Games.
  • Booster Gold and his sister, Goldstar, form the Time Masters.
  • The Black Glove and the Joker attack Batman by taking advantage of an old self-destruct code embedded in his psyche from an experiment years before.

Final Crisis[edit]

  • Black Hand disappears, leaving victims in his wake.
  • Libra, equipped with the Crime Bible, returns seeking to breathe new life into the recently disassembled Secret Society of Super Villains.
  • Orion is murdered. Dan Turpin investigates his death and stumbles upon the Dark Side Club.
  • Libra murders Martian Manhunter.
  • The Monitors exile Nix Uotan of Earth-51 to a mortal existence on New-Earth.
  • Atrocitus' Red Lanterns form to exact revenge on Sinestro. The first Blue Lantern, Saint Walker appears.
  • Hal Jordan is accused of attempting to murder John Stewart and is transported back to Oa.
  • Granny Goodness captures Batman and others to recreate the New Gods with the Anti-Life Equation.
  • Barry Allen recruits Jay Garrick and Wally West into the Speed Force to stop Orion's death, but all fail.
  • The Rogues refuse to join Libra's coalition.
  • Superman is coerced into helping Zillo Valla and other multiversal variations of himself save the Bleed from Mandrakk the Dark Monitor.
  • Alan Scott and Oracle institute Article X to form an army of superhumans to combat Darkseid's advances.
  • The Anti-Life Equation is released onto the Internet and, aided by an infected Wonder Woman, Earth falls under Darkseid's reign.
  • Barry Allen and Wally West return from the Speed Force.
  • Metron is reborn through the host of the Tattooed Man.
  • Darkseid is reborn through the host of Dan Turpin.


  • 25th Century Booster Gold, Skeets, and Professor Zoom come from this era.
  • c. 2800 AC: Bizarro-Brainiac enlarges McMurdo City, which becomes Big City.

Legion of Super-Heroes[edit]

  • c. 3000 AC: Legion of Super Heroes is formed.
    • Barry Allen lives during this era, following his murder trial and before his death in the Crisis on Infinite Earths.
    • The Legion is officially sponsored by United Planets.
    • Death of Dream Girl.
    • Supergirl arrives from the past following the Zeta Beam accident after Infinite Crisis.
    • Bart Allen is born.
    • Owen Mercer is born.
  • c. 64th Century AC: Magic and Science have become one and the criminal Abra kadabra is exiled to the 20th Century where he again takes up a life of crime.
  • 64th century: Brainiac 13's home time.

Alternate and possible future events[edit]

As of Infinite Crisis, these future events are unconfirmed.

  • c. 2020 Superman returned from ten year retirement to stop those new generation heroes from corrupting current society and possibly start an apocalypse.
  • 2030 Monarch reigns for 20 years on Earth and the being Waverider is born. He uses the Timestream to change the future.
  • c.2030 The son of Donna Troy torned Lord Chaos, an oppressor king of world. The Monarch will create the Team Titans.
  • 853rd century Solaris destroys thousands of Superhumans and with the aid of Supermen, Justice Legion Alpha save the solar system. An android Hourman escapes to the past.
  • The Great Disaster. Jack Kirby's Fourth World presented a scenario known as The Great Disaster, which destroys human civilization sometime between the 20th and 30th centuries. Infinite Crisis and Countdown have contained a number of implicit and explicit references to the event, and that it may come to pass in the near future.
  • Future Earth A.D. (After Disaster)- the world is ruled by evolved animals with intelligence, Kamandi is the last human on Earth.

The End of Time[edit]

  • The Legion of Super-Heroes' enemy, the Time Trapper, lives at the end of time. The universe begins to collapse as it is consumed by entropy.
  • Krona tries to look past this time to view the beginning of the universe, only to unleash entropy on the early universe wiping out countless lives. Doomsday is sent here, consumed by entropy, and later escapes.
  • Epoch the Lord of Time goes to the year 1 billion and creates the Timepoint.
  • 100,000,000,000 A.D – The universe finally ends. Mister E and Timothy Hunter visit here briefly. Destiny closes his book and dies, and Death sends Mr. E and Tim Hunter back. Death figuratively closes shop on the universe. (The Books of Magic)
  • The universe loops back to the beginning. It is the job of Imperiex to end and recreate the DC Universe.

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