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"The Next Generation!": Paul continues to witness the energy and excitement of the new dawn of heroes, from the debuts of Green Arrow and then the new Atom, to the emergence of the kid sidekic


Quote1.png The return of the Mystery Men soon brought something we hadn't seen much of before...the costumed kid sidekick. Quote2.png
Paul Lincoln

DC Universe Legacies #4 is an issue of the series DC Universe Legacies (Volume 1) with a cover date of October, 2010. It was published on August 18, 2010.

Synopsis for "The Next Generation!"

Paul continues to witness the energy and excitement of the new dawn of heroes, from the debuts of Green Arrow and then the new Atom, to the emergence of the kid sidekicks: Robin, Kid Flash, Aqualad, Wonder Girl, and Speedy, who form the Teen Titans, and the resurgence of super villains, to the later debut of strange heroes such as the Metal Men and the Doom Patrol. Paul becomes even more excited after seeing a news story about the JLA teaming up with the JSA, who decide to come out of retirement. Meanwhile, he continues to visit Jimmy in prison and speak on his behalf at his parole hearings. Jimmy by now has thought back over the mistakes he made, and vows to reform. More heroes debut around this time in the form of Batgirl and Hawk and Dove; however, Paul, Peggy, and Diana are witnessing the end of the dawn of superheroes while on vacation in New York City as they see the death of the Doom Patrol on national media where they are apparently killed by General Zahl in order to save the small fishing village of Codsville.

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Synopsis for "Snapshot: Remembrance!"

A meeting of WWII veterans recalls the death of Sergeant Rock.

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Trivia

  • "The Next Generation!":
    • Differently of previous issues, the years covered by the story are unknown. When Golden Age has specific years regarding events, the same doesn't happens in Post-Crisis Silver Age; for instance, Superman debuted his career "12 years ago", but such year is never mentioned.
    • The story infers that Cheetah (Priscilla Rich) fought Wonder Woman and Wonder Girl in the beginning of their careers. In Post-Crisis on Infinite Earths, Priscilla was a Golden Age villain to Wonder Woman (Hippolyta). Whether Priscilla had a Golden Age career in the Post-Infinite Crisis is unknown.
    • Bizarro is admitted like existing already at the beginning of the Silver Age. This Bizarro version was actually created during the period when Joker had Mxyzptlk's powers.
    • Brainiac already has a career in the Silver Age as a Superman villain (which infers that an unknown number of his Silver Age appearances are canonical). It is possible that it is a consequence of the Infinite Crisis.
    • Mongul is a villain created during the Bronze Age; his Post-Crisis origin tells he only met Superman during Invasion!. Again, Infinite Crisis can have retconned him as a Superman villain during the Silver Age.
    • Green Arrow joined JLA in Justice League of America Vol 1 4.
    • Atom (Ray Palmer) joined JLA in Justice League of America Vol 1 14.
    • The Royal Flush Gang members here are the original ones; when firstly they had "Clubs" in their codenames, in this issue they have "Spades" on these.
    • Mr. Twister plagued Hatton Corners in The Brave and the Bold Vol 1 54, being defeated only by Robin, Aqualad and Kid Flash. This story adds Wonder Girl and Speedy to the event.
    • A relecture of Flash of Two Worlds, when saving a man, the Flashes act as if they are meeting by the first time; Keystone had been tuned off the reality by three villains of the first Flash as seen in Secret Origins (Volume 2) #50; It is possible that Infinite Crisis erased this event.
    • Vandal Savage kidnapped the JSA in "Vengeance of the Immortal Villain!".
    • JLA and JSA combined their powers against the Crime Champions in Justice League of America Vol 1 21 and 22. In this relecture, however, there are no mentions about parallel worlds. Instead dimensional travels, the JLA just went to JSA H.Q. in New York City and pressed their doorbell.
      • One of the rare moments when Martian Manhunter uses Super Breath.
    • General Zhal apparently killed the Doom Patrol in Doom Patrol Vol 1 121.
  • Snapshot: Remembrance!
    • The Mademoseille Marie in this story is Sabine Roth. The original Mme. Marie was Anais Guillot, who died during World War II.
    • The story implies that Sgt. Rock died in the last day of World War II; his appearance in Our Worlds at War is then considered apocryphal. However, that General Rock seen there could be his son with Mademoseille Marie, who appears in this story.


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