28-year-old Bane escapes Pena Dura and makes his way to Gotham. He frees the prisoners of Arkham to torture 35-year-old Bruce Wayne, then confronts him and breaks his back. He rules Gotham's underground until 20-year-old Jean-Paul Valley, having taken over as Batman while Bruce Wayne recovers, Defeats him and brings him in. He slowly rebuilds Batman into a reflection of Azrael, and after he kills Rupert Thorne, Bruce has to battle him to retake the Batman mantle. Bruce retrains his body under the guidance of 30-year-old Lady Shiva.
The Joker is among the Arkham inmates freed by Bane. He enacts an elaborate plan that nearly floods the entire city, only to be recaptured to avoid Bane's rule of the underground.
31-year-old Selina Kyle knows immediately that Jean Paul Valley isn't Batman. Bruce Wayne reveals his identity to her, and she helps him recover his batsuit and reclaim his mantle. Their relationship moves forward.
13-year-old Courtney Whitmore finds 45-year-old Pat Dugan's workshop & steals the starbelt, becoming the new Star-Spangled Kid. Pat allows her to adventure but only with him accompanying her as S.T.R.I.P.E. They are asked by Power Girl to join the Justice Society. Pat accepts to give Courtney the opportunity.
15-year-old Tim Drake is locked out of the batcave by Jean-Paul Valley.
58-year-old Alfred Pennyworth travels to Europe with Bruce Wayne as he seeks out treatments for his broken back. Unable to watch him torture himself, Alfred tenders his resignation.
49-year-old James Gordon is cut out of Batman's mission by 20-year-old Jean-Paul Valley. 22-year old Dick Grayson fills in for Batman while he recovers from his broken back. He resolves the relationship with Gordon.
45-year-old Lex Luthor's clone rapidly ages. He stages his own return, claiming Cadmus was holding him. he brings 30-year-old Mercy Graves out of her coma and gives her a weaponized cybornetic arm. He rebuilds Metropolis after the attack by Doomsday, using this as the platform for his presidential campaign. He wins the election and is elected president.
Orion and the warriors of New Genesis arrive on Earth to battle the Darkseid's Parademon assault, declaring the planet under New Genesis protection.
25-year-pld Leslie Willis stages a concert to disrupt the cleanup of Metropolis after the Parademon attack. She is struck by an energy discharge from an dieing Father Box. She becomes Livewire, and begins to attack 31-year-old Clark Kent until he's able to capture her.
37-year-old Hal Jordan is killed by Oliver Queen.
21-year-old Kendra Saunders steals a Thanagarian harness & sets out to bring her parent's killers to justice, taking the name Hawkgirl.
21-year-old Connor Hawke takes on the role of Green Arrow when his father, 38-year-old Oliver Queen retires after he is forced to kill Hal Jordan.
The original Titans, including 22-year old Dick Grayson, 22-year-old Wally West, 21-year-old Roy Harper, 24-year-old Garth & 24-year-old Donna Troy reform. They invite 20-year-old Jesse Chambers, 24-year-old Vic Stone, 21-year-old Koriand'r & 17-year-old Toni Moretti to join them.
21-year-old Koriand'r stays sometimes with 33-year-old Buddy Baker, and sometimes with 22-year-old Dick Grayson, although their relationship is complicated.
28-year-old Karen Starr becomes the new chairperson of the Justice Society. She deliberately begins aggressively recruiting young heroes to mentor.
28-year-old Diana begins working with Dr Helena Sandsmark on a book about Amazonian history.
30-year-old Kate Kane discovers the League of Assassins, and their involvement in her father's assassination. She resigns her Mussad commission and becomes in independent operative. working to dismantle their organization.
14-year-old Cassie Sandsmark travels with her mother Dr Helen Sandsmark to Themyscera while she works on her book, and steals several Amazonian artifacts to become Wonder Girl. When she returns them, she manages to gain an audience with Zeus & impresses him, gaining her powers.
33-year-old Dan Cassidy deals with heaven to free his soul from damnation. with the help of 28-year-old Zatanna & 48-year-old Jim Rook he journeys back to hell to free an angel, & gains Lucifer's trident. Zatanna finds Zatara's magical journals.
15-year-old Virgil Hawkins is subjected to a contaminated gene bomb, gaining his electrical powers taking the superhero identity Static.
15-year-old Tim Drake, 13-year-old Bart Allen & Superboy discover the abandoned Mount Justice, and form Young Justice. They are soon joined by 14-year-old Cassie Sandsmark, 14-year-old Cissie King-Jones & 15-year-old Virgil Hawkins, although Cissie retires after she nearly kills someone.
37-year-old Bonnie King of loses custody of 14-year-old Cissie King-Jones after she becomes Arrowette.
15-year-old Stephanie Brown discovers that her father 37-year-old Arthur Arthur Brown is the Cluemaster. She becomes Spoiler, perpetually hounding her father while he attempts to restart his criminal career until she gets him re-arrested and out of her life. She meets 15-year-old Tim Drake, and begins assisting him.
39-year-old Will Magnus defeats T.O. Morrow & recovers his resources, setting up his own island laboratories.
32-year-old Dinah Lance's flower shop is destroyed by the Clock King, who was targeting 38-year-old Oliver Queen. Dinah is contacted by 24-year-old Barbara Gordon, and becomes her operative, forming the Birds of Prey.
38-year-old Vic Sage leaves Hub City. He meets 26-year-old Helena Bertinelli, and helps her find focus in her mission against organized crime.
31-year-old Clark Kent and 33-year-old Lois Lane are married. Mr. Mxyzptlk appears a week before the wedding wedding to torment them, but ultimately he wishes them well.
32-year-old Manchester Black discovers a renegade living inter-dimensional ship. He uses his powers to cut all ties with his handlers and begins assembling the Elite. When Superman temporarily deactivates his powers, he is imprisoned. His sister 26-year-old Vera Black speaks to him in prison, and gets him to reveal how to access his ship.
21-year-old Pamela Sonjia is freed from the Daemonites by Manchester Black and joins the Elite. She helps fight Superman who defeats her by chemically rendering her Symbeasts inert.
31-year-old Clark Kent comes into conflict with the Elite, and has to fight them alone as a matter of principal to defend his entire life mission. He defeats them humanly.
22-year-old Wally West & 22-year-old Linda Park are married. 22-year-old Dick Grayson is his best man. Linda begins her career as a reporter in Keystone city
26-year-old Scott Sawyer takes over America's seat in the Global Guardians as Warmaker-One from 29-year-old Celia Forrestal who temporarily retires. When the strain of suporting the Warmaker weapons prove too much, he kills 24-year-old Dorah Leigh for rejecting him. He fights 40-year-old Dmitri Pushkin, destroying his suit, before he is killed by Celia. 40-year-old Fang Zhifu is pulled back to China, & 26-year-old Hugh Dawkins leaves the team after their death.
23-year-old Leonid Kovar joins the Global Guardians after Warmaker One goes rogue in order to diminish America's influence on the team. 45-year-old Raven joins the as a representative of America's native people, & 27-year-old Cyril Sheldrake joins as the new representative from England.
23-year-old Kyle Rayner becomes a Justice League reservist. 22-year-old Jennifer-Lynn Hayden moves to New York and becomes his roommate.
20-year-old Betty Kane begins sparring with 22-year old Dick Grayson, not realizing that he is Nightwing. She begins rethinking being Flamebird.
57-year-old Shiera Hall is severely injured in battle. She and 63-year-old Carter Hall retire to their Egyptian villa.
30-year-old Tigorr, dissatisfied with the limitations of his role with the Galactic Fleet, deserts his post and becomes an interstellar freedom fighter, starting his own crew the Omega Men including 18-year-old Ryand'r, 38-year-old Broot, 9-year-old Elu & 39-year-old Doc.
28-year-old Rac Shade recovers his powers, and finds Kathy George, who is now in a relationship. He comes to reside in the Hotel Shade, a crux of Madness energy.
Brainiac nanoclusters corrupt Lexcorp systems and hijack a satellite launch, stealing Kryptonian biosamples.
48-year-old King Faraday temporarily serves in Luthor's cabinet but quickly steps down.
Zauriel falls to earth to win the heart of his charge, but she rejects him.
39-year-old Jefferson Pierce accepts a posting by President Luthor as secretary of education.
40-year-old Pieter Cross's definitive metahuman medical guide is published.
16-year-old Raquel Eruin has her baby, and takes a leave of absence from superheroics. Agustus Freeman IV operates alone for the time, but is far less effective without her.
58-year-old Jim Harper's 21-year-old granddaughter Jaime becomes a cop in Gotham.
26-year-old Jack Knight's girlfriend Sadie reveals that she's pregnant.
33-year-old Adam Strange's daughter Aleea is born. his Zeta effect is prematurely severed returning him to Earth.
Big Barda & Scott Free are attacked by a Parademon wave. they return to Apokolips to win their freedom in combat.
29-year-old Inza Cramer is overwhelmed by her amulet. The Justice League find Kent Nelson in Fate's Tower. He battles Inza, saving her from T'Giian. They are married by Nabu, & return to the tower.
41-year-old David Connor contracts a degenerative neurological disease.
61-year-old John Law is killed in an explosion set by Blockbuster's assassin.
26-year-old Lorraine Reilly finishes law school. Her father retires from the Senate.
15-year-old Lonnie Machin first begins campaigning as Anarky, bringing him into conflict with 15-year-old Tim Drake.
9-year-old Luke McDunnagh O'Brian's powers manifest. He has to start practicing with his dad, 51-year-old Eel O'Brian.