24-year-old Oliver Queen is rescued from his island, and begins using his new found skills to battle injustice as Green Arrow.
25-year-old Barry Allen gains his speed force powers in a lab accident & becomes the Flash. He is assisted in learning about the speed force by scientist Clyde Mardon (brother of 22-year-old Mark Mardon). 34-year-old Roscoe Dillon refuels his powers from his speedforce connection, becoming the Top again.
25-year-old Leonard Snart begins working on his speedster-trapping designs again when the Flash first appears.
The Tchk-Tchkii, after spending several millenia trapped within their planet, develop an anti-oan war-homunculus and uploads their entire hive mind, escaping their prison and setting out to destroy the Guardians of Oa. They murder dozens of Green Lanterns including Abin Sur. 23-year-old Hal Jordan is chosen by Abin Sur as the new Green Lantern of Earth, while 21-year-old Guy Gardner is chosen as his backup. He is brought to Oa where he begins his training with the Green Lantern Corp, assigned as a trainee to Thaal Sinestro. When Legion arrives to kill the Guardians, Hal is able to absorb enough power from the battery to destroy the Legion armor. The protoplasmic remains of the Tchk-Tchkii are returned to their home planet. Soon he discovers Sinestro's tactic of ruling his home planet of Korugar through fear. He undermines Sinestro's regime and exposing him to the Guardians. Sinestro is stripped of his rank and banished into Qwardian Space where he leads a revolution against Kalmin the High Thunderer, becoming the new leader of the Weaponers of Qward. 21-year-old Carol Ferris has to deal with the repercussions of having a pilot dissapear while he is having his first mission out in space.
30-year-old Neil Emerson's experiments in Quantum Mechanics lead him to discover Abin Sur's ship, where he steals the magnetron, an alien weapon that allows him to control magnetism. Succuming to his own lust for power, he attacks his coworkers. 23-year-old Hal Jordan battles & defeats him. He is seperated from the magnetron and sent to prison.
7-year-old Roy Harper's father dies, and he goes to live with his mother's people on their reservation, where he is taught by his grandfather Brave Bow.
31-year-old William Tockman slowly and quietly takes over organized crime in Star City as his competitors are dismantled by the newly-arrived 24-year-old Oliver Queen.
18-year-old Michael Holt discovers J'onn J'onzz's identity & begins working with Martian technology.
21-year-old Katarina Archer graduates & becomes a low-level CIA operative, beginning a 1-year period of gaining qualifications from different organizations.
Swamp Thing first meets Abigail Arcane, the wife of one of the researchers sent to catalog him.
28-year-old John Constantine is released from Ravenscar by gangsters that plan to force him to raise their fallen comrade. He cons them all and gets away scott free.
17-year-old Selina Kyle saves her neighbor's daughter, 5-year-old Holly Robinson from a corrupt cop. She starts looking out for her.
22-year-old Jean Loring begins law school.
24-year-old Boston Brand leaves Haley's Circus to begin his own act.
34-year-old Jim Rook returns to Oblivion Inc & opens up a bookstore inside.
27-year-old Malcolm Merlyn immediately wants to challenge Green Arrow upon his debut, but waits because he doesn't want to jeopardize his bid to join the League of Assassins.
38-year-old Susan Linden-Thorne is killed along with Sylvain when his greenhouses are destroyed in a fire. Two of her clones manage to survive.
45-year-old Bro'Dee saves his family from Atrocitus's Red Lanterns. He begins traveling Sector 666 speaking out against their violence
28-year-old Johnathan Crane is fired from the University for firing a gun during a lecture, scaring one student so severely she suffered a heart attack. He becomes a fulltime resident psychologist in Arkham.
27-year-old Flora Black is decanted when Philip Sylvain's greenhouses are destroyed. She saves 6-year-old Suzy Black from the fire and begins manipulating her memories of Susan Linden-Thorne to protect her.
26-year-old Albert Desmond quits his associate professorial duties, dedicating himself to finding the philosopher's stone.
25-year-old Oswald Cobblepot returns to Gotham, his operations quickly take over all of Gotham's docks.
23-year-old Arthur Curry battles 24-year-old Black Manta for the first time when he stops him from raiding a freighter.
23-year-old Arthur Brown spends his entire fortune to create and star in his own gameshow.
24-year-old Vic Sage graduates & becomes a freelance investigative journalist & blogger.
24-year-old Broot's son is born.
21-year-old Basil Karlo begins his acting career.
20-year-old Floyd Lawton becomes an army sniper.
19-year-old Paul Booker becomes a golden gloves champion boxer.
19-year-old Jervis Tech begins having his tea parties with runaway children.
18-year-old Doris Zeul goes to college to study biochemistry.
18-year-old Caitlyn Snow goes to college.
18-year-old Thomas Tresser goes to college.
18-year-old Garfield Lynns enlists in the army, joining the Rangers.
17-year-old Alexander Nero is sent to an asylum.
16-year-old Waylon Jones kills his aunt and lives by himself in the woods.
Already a tennis progeny, 6-year-old Betty Kane begins studying gymnastics.
31-year-old David Cain chooses 16-year-old Sandra Wu-san as the mother of "the one who is all". She gives birth to Cassandra Cain, giving her up to Cain, who devotes himself and his life to her training.
Cassie Sandsmark is born the daughter of noted anthropologist Helena Sandsmark.