The Ray (1994-1996)
It's the long-awaited return of THE RAY, following the exploits of the young Ray Terrill, heir to the power of his famous father, the Golden Age Ray. Issue #1 opens in Hawaii, with the Ray battling Brimstone, Darkseid's giant fallen angel of destruction. And since Honolulu recently became the home turf of Superboy, it isn't long before the Metropolis Kid himself joins the Ray in a cataclysmic fight against the monster from Apokolips. But as the battle rages, the tension building between these two super-powered youths ignites...and both may end up victims of Brimstone's rampage!
Enter Deathmasque, a villain designed to be the Ray's arch nemesis. Their first encounter is almost fatal for the Ray, and the young hero must save Philadelphia from the very light entity that created him. Only one person can help him now-the super-powered criminal Dr. Polaris but first the Ray has to break him out of prison.
Lobo makes a special appearance when the Ray, lost far from Earth, tries to return under his own power with Black Canary in tow. On the way, the welcome sight of an alien space station beckons them, but the only thing awaiting the Ray within it is the Main Man from Czarnia and the fight of his life!
An UNDERWORLD UNLEASHED tie-in. Neron makes the Ray an offer to rewrite history so that Death Masque never existed, erasing all the villain's evil. All Neron wants in return is the hero's soul. Meanwhile, Ray's younger brother Joshua is cornered by Death Masque.
Astonishing X-Men and Black Widow writer MARJORIE LIU returns to comics with artist SANA TAKEDA (X-23) for an all-new ONGOING SERIES! Steampunk meets Kaiju in this original fantasy epic for mature readers, as young Maika risks everything to control her psychic link with a monster of tremendous power, placing her in the center of a devastating war between human and otherworldly forces. The adventure begins in a spectacular TRIPLE-SIZED FIRST ISSUE, with SIXTY-SIX pages of story and no ads.
Everything changed in a Flash! Barry Allen wakes up in a very different world than he's used to—with a murderous Batman, no Superman and no Fastest Man Alive! Barry must unravel this mystery and find a way to return the world to normal before the new world destroys itself and everyone in it!
Five years from now, the DC Universe is reeling from a war with another Earth, leaving the world unprepared for an approaching evil that threatens to destroy the future. As heroes are turned into mindless villains, the planet as we know it is no more. The only salvation lies in the past, where this future apocalypse must be averted. Can a time-traveling Batman Beyond help a massive cast of the DCU's finest avert the impending apocalypse? Written by a cast of the industry's best talents, including Jeff Lemire, Brian Azzarello, Keith Giffen and Dan Jurgens, this new epic series will expose the secrets of the New 52 universe!
Hailed as a comics masterpiece, THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS is Frank Miller's (300 and SIN CITY) reinvention of the legend of Batman. It remains an undisputed classic, one of the most influential stories ever told in comics, and is a book cited by the filmmakers as an inspiration for the most recent Batman movies. It is ten years after an aging Batman has retired, and Gotham City has sunk deeper into decadence and lawlessness. Now, when his city needs him most, the Dark Knight returns in a blaze of glory. Joined by Carrie Kelly, a teenage female Robin, Batman takes to the streets to end the threat of the mutant gangs that have overrun the city. And after facing off against his two greatest enemies, the Joker and Two-Face, for the final time Batman finds himself in mortal combat with his former ally, Superman, in a battle that only one of them will survive.