30-year-old Clark Kent is "killed" in battle with Doomsday. 16-year-old Kara Zor-el takes up the protection of Metropolis despite being very inexperienced. Clark's body is taken by The Eradicator to the Fortress of Solitude where it can be be bombarded with solar radiation in an attempt to restart his life-signs. When Pa Kent has a heart attack, he finds himself fighting to protect Superman's wayward soul from the dark forces trying to collect it including the Demon Etrigan... until they are both spared by the Spectre. He comes back in time to help stop Mongul and The Cyborg Superman from rebuilding the Earth into a new Warworld.
The Eradicator is released from secured memory when Superman dies. It recovers his body & makes it's own to replace him, eventually helping him defeat Hank Henshaw before he is destroyed.
29-year-old Rudy Jones consumes a small amount of Doomsday, gaining a far more alien, leech-like body. He is knocked to the Moon by the Eradicator who battles him and leaves his husk on the lunar surface.
29-year-old Ted Kord is put into a coma for two months by Doomsday. 29-year-old Michael Jon Carter tries to battle Doomsday even after most of the Justice League have fallen. He ultimately fails, and feels responsible for Superman's death. 26-year-old Beatrice De Costa & 22-year-old Tora Olafsdotter quit the Justice League.
24-year-old Maxima is the last member of the Justice League to fall to Doomsday. After Superman's supposed death, she returns to the Almerac throne.
Rip repairs 29-year-old Michael Jon Carter's costume after it is nearly destroyed by Doomsday.
24-year-old Leslie Willis speaks out aggressively against Superman after his return, and begins to attain national attention.
28-year-old Nathan Adam proves his innocence & returns to active duty. He accepts an invitation to the Justice League after their membership is decimated in the battle with Doomsday. He assists the Suicide Squad, working alongside Plastique.
35-year-old Bones is given control of the DEO. He makes 47-year-old King Faraday the new tactical head and releases control of Checkmate to the United Nations, moving the Freedom Fighters into the DEO.
The Global Guardians are created by the UN under Checkmate, including 28-year-old Celia Forrestal, 44-year-old William Glenmore, 28-year-old Jaques Ryder, 25-year-old Hugh Dawkins, 23-year-old Dorah Leigh, 39-year-old Fang Zhifu, 39-year-old Dmitri Pushkin, 26-year-old Beatrice De Costa & 22-year-old Tora Olafsdotter. 23-year-old Dorah Leigh & 39-year-old Fang Zhifu begin a relationship.
36-year-old Hal Jordan refuses to accept the destruction of coast city. When the Guardians forbid him from rewriting time to save it, Hal defeats them & destroys the Oan Power Battery, becoming Parallax.
When Superman is killed by Doomsday, Cadmus labs accelerates it's attempts to clone him. The Clone reacts to it's rapid growth & learning programs and escapes their custody, severing his ability to ever age. He takes the name Superman for himself, although everyone calls him Superboy. After Superman returns, He relocates to Hawaii.
44-year-old Lex Luthor's apparently 23-year-old clone uses Cadmus to grow a human//kryptonian hybrid clone, but it's accelerated growth is interrupted. It takes the name Superboy.
37-year-old John Henry Irons builds his Steel armor to fill in for 30-year-old Clark Kent after his death with the help of his niece 12-year-old Natasha Irons. He assists with the battle against Mongul and Cyborg Superman.
22-year-old Jimmy Olsen captures photos of Superman's death, winning international acclaim. He begins his own news feed through the Planet's Web
27-year-old Dr. Harleen Quinzell begins submitting falsified reports showing that the Joker is recovering. She begins throwning herself back into her gymnastics training.
28-year-old Inza Cramer comes under the influence of T'Giian's Amulet & leaves Fate's Tower. She joins the Justice League as a new Doctor Fate, her location hidden from Kent Nelson by T'Giian.
21-year-old Wally West joins the Justice League in the aftermath of Superman's death. while fighting Gorilla Grodd, he seeks out assistance from 22-year-old Mari Jiwe McCabe.
35-year-old John Stewart is depowered when 36-year-old Hal Jordan destroys the Oan Power Battery, & returns to work as an architect.
34-year-old Guy Gardner is depowered when 36-year-old Hal Jordan destroys the Oan Power Battery. He purchases the Blackhawks New York facility, where he recovers 30-year-old Zinda Blake's stasis chamber, and takes her to 39-year-old Pieter Cross to cure her. He opens the Warriors Bar, where he hires 21-year-old Arisia Rrab & 30-year-old Zinda Blake.
22-year-old Kyle Rayner is handed the last power ring by Ganthet. He becomes the new Green Lantern.
58-year-old Bro'Dee witnesses the Red Lanterns beginning to branch out of their sector with the fall of the Green Lanterns.
23-year-old Vic Stone gets his bachelors degree in biotechnology.
38-year-old Will Magnus is assisted by 23-year-old Vic Stone in revitalizing his Metal Men programming and rebuild them. T.O. Morrow tries to recruit him to his private island think tank.
29-year-old Mera recovers inside her tomb, and attacks Atlantis & 36-year-old Arthur Curry in a blind rage at the loss of her child, until she discovers that he is alive. She goes into seclusion, quietly serving the people of Atlantis in penitence.
Plagued by visions of 27-year-old Diana Prince's death, Hippolyta stages a new tournament to select a new champion, and sabotages Diana Prince so that Artemis wins the mantle of Champion. Diana chooses exile, and when Artemis is taken by Ares Diana battles him directly, sacrificing her life for her sister. Hippolyta sacrifices her life to free her from the underworld, and she usurps the mantle of the Goddess of Love to battle Ares, finally casting him from the material plane. She is called to Themyscera to serve as queen but instead chooses to elevate Antiope.
Gorilla Grodd attacks the Themysceran embassy. 31-year-old Doris Zeul helps 27-year-old Diana battle hisforces. She is granted a pardon and permitted to return to her doctoral research.
14-year-old Tim Drake, with his mother ill and his father obsessed with finding a cure, deduces 34-year-old Bruce Wayne's identity & tries to convince 21-year-old Dick Grayson to become Robin again. 57-year-old Alfred Pennyworth is instrumental in convincing Bruce to take him on. He begins training as the new Robin, studying under 38-year-old Richard Dragon & 29-year-old Lady Shiva, who challenge him and his choices regarding the application of violence. On his first night patroling, he manages to single-handedly capture 36-year-old Two-Face. He meets 30-year-old Selina Kyle, giving him some insight into Batman.
30-year-old Selina Kyle discovers that it was 31-year-old Roman Sionis that leaked her photos when she rejected him. She begins targeting his operations, and he devote all his energy to destroying her life. He kidnaps and tortures Slam Bradley, and almost kills 18-year-old Holly Robinson, all trying to break her. She confronts him, and in a moment of desperation she shoots and kills him, ready for his men to kill her in retaliation. Batman saves her, and finally condones her work in the East End.
38-year-old Oswald Cobblepot props up failed mayor Rupert Thorne as a figurehead of 31-year-old Roman Sionis's organization after he is killed by 30-year-old Selina Kyle to continue to appear legitimate.
19-year-old Jean-Paul Valley's father is fatally injured while on a mission to kill 42-year-old Mark Shaw, and reveals his role as Azrael to his son, who takes over his mission. 34-year-old Bruce Wayne frees him from the Order of St. Dumas & he attempts to live without his conditioning.
Swamp Thing tries to stop 34-year-old Bruce Wayne from fighting Solomon Grundy so he can become a new Earth elemental.
42-year-old Victor Fries escapes to attempt his final cure, a device that will save Nora but will freeze the entire city. He is stopped by 34-year-old Bruce Wayne. he looses his arms and legs to the machine, but Nora is saved. She rejects him for what he has become.
12-year-old Bart Allen is sent back in time so Wally West can bleed off his speed force powers. He is adopted by 44-year-old Jay Garrick, becomes Impulse.
20-year-old Roy Harper adopts his new role as Arsenal, and gets government backing for a new Titans team including 23-year-old Donna Troy, 16-year-old Kara Zor-el, 12-year-old Bart Allen, 19-year-old Jesse Chambers, 16-year-old Toni Moretti & 22-year-old Kyle Rayner, with 34-year-old Ray Palmer as science advisor. He brings Cheshire to justice & gains custody of their newborn daughter Lian.
23-year-old Barbara Gordon first begins operating as Oracle for the Suicide Squad, and then for 34-year-old Batman and 21-year-old Nightwing.
35-year-old Edward Nygma attempts his greatest heist, staging a massive reveal of Batman's secret identity. His plan is stymied by 23-year-old Barbara Gordon and he enfuriates the entire Gotham underworld, leaving him chased and tormented by many of Batman's enemies. He winds up hiding with Oracle, and she manages to help him unlock some of the mysteries of his compulsion. He spends his entire fortune staging his most elaborate con ever, undoing his informant network & escaping the wrath of Gotham's underworld before he turns himself in.
33-year-old Pamela Isley's location is exposed as part of 35-year-old Edward Nygma's grand scheme. She attacks and almost kills him, only held back with 23-year-old Barbara Gordon's help. She is sent back to Arkham.
15-year-old Raquel Eruin meets Agustus Freeman IV when she and her boyfriend break into his house. They become friends, and she convinces him to come out of seclusion as the superhero Icon.
28-year-old Evan McCulloch escapes the Suicide Squad after Rick Flagg's death. He rejoins the Rogues.
31-year-old Dinah Lance discovers that 37-year-old Oliver Queen had cheated on her with 25-year-old Helena Bertinelli. She ends their relationship.
12-year-old Mia Dearden is saved by 37-year-old Oliver Queen. She starts her counseling, and begins training with Connor Hawke.
32-year-old Lois Lane reveals that she knows 30-year-old Clark Kent's identity to his parents after watching him die.
14-year-old Kaldur'ahm becomes an apprentice Atlantean sorceress.
36-year-old Hal Jordan's relationship with Arisia ends.
21-year-old Jennifer-Lynn Hayden gets the cover of the SI swimsuit issue, but after 75-year-old Alan Scott dies she retires both from modeling and from the Justice Society to become a freelance photographer. 21-year-old Todd James Rice leaves the Justice Society and joins the Justice League.
32-year-old Buddy Baker is taken to the home planet of the aliens that originally abducted him. He is permitted to leave, but must find his own way home. He is mistaken for a target by 36-year-old Lobo, and only survives thanks to 32-years-old Adam Strange & 20-year-old Koriand'r, who comes back to earth with him and becomes his children's nanny.
38-year-old Buddy Blank finally locates the brother eye satellite when it's Build-A-Friend robots are activated. An attempt to sever it's connection OMAC activates sleeper OMAC units all over the planet.
38-year-old Doc cracks a Citadel bio-weapon, saving billions. He is found and enslaved by the Citadel.
39-year-old Valentia Vostok becomes an operative of Checkmate.
49-year-old Adam Blake takes up permanent residence in Hardcore Station.
44-year-old Pat Dugan marries Barbara, who moves into his Nebraska home with her daughter 12-year-old Courtney Whitmore.
40-year-old Malcolm Merlyn & 28-year-old Evan McCulloch escape the Suicide Squad after 36-year-old Rick Flagg's death. McCulloch rejoins the Rogues, while Merlyn returns to the League of Assassins, but is forced into a lower caste after his failed job.
26-year-old Bette Sans Sovei is recruited by Amanda Waller into the Suicide Squad. She interacts with the now freelance Captain Atom, who tentatively supports her work
39-year-old Thomas Blake, after living for years among a pride of lions, one of them is killed by a poacher. He tracks him & kills him, but is caught & extradited on old warrants, recruited to the Suicide Squad by Amanda Waller.
27-year-old Rac Shade's body is killed by Whizor, his former commander and an agent of the Daemonites. His consciousness moves into the body of an unknown woman and recent murder victim. He is unable to access his shape-changing powers until he solves her murder.
30-year-old Tatsu Yamashiro finally confronts Takeo when he resurfaces, having bonded himself with ancient magic so he can fight her & steal the soul-taker. She finally kills him.
22-year-old Clara Kendall graduates & becomes a regular DJ. Professor Ivo contacts TO Morrow to work on the Tomorrow woman android.
20-year-old Pamela Sonjia is abducted by the Daemonites, who bond her with an alien symbeast colony on their interdimentional ship.
49-year-old Terry Thirteen forbids his daughter 12-year-old Traci Thirteen from using her spellcraft to help people.
26-year-old Kate Spencer is divorced & loses primary custody of her son Ramsey.
64-year-old Cliff Steele begins a relationship with Kate Goodwin.