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|As a result of the New 52 in 2011, the entire line of DC characters was relaunched, incorporating properties belonging to the company's imprints: Wildstorm, Milestone, and Vertigo. As such, elements of this character's history have been altered in some way from the previous incarnation. For a complete list of all versions of this character, see our disambiguation page.|
Java is a prehistoric caveman that was frozen in ice and revived in the present day to act as the righthand man of the morally corrupt industrialist Simon Stagg. Java would pursue a criminal career of his own, becoming the leader of the The Dreadfuls as Doc Dread.
Java was a caveman, living life in a time before proper civilization over 60,000 years ago. A notable hunter and leader, he had the misfortune of being born a Neanderthal in an era where Homo sapiens was on the rise. As his people were driven further and further to the fringes of habitable land by the newcomers, his tribe came under attack by a pack of wolves. Realizing there were too many to fight, Java sacrificed himself by destroying the ice floe the wolves stood on, submerging him and the pack in the freezing river.
Thousands of years later, Java's body was found in the ice and experimented on. Successfully revived and enhanced to the intelligence of a baseline human by Stagg Enterprises, Java became the head of security for the corporation.
- Java was created by Bob Haney and Ramona Fradon, first appearing in The Brave and the Bold #57. However, in the Prime Earth continuity, Java first appeared as part of the New 52 DC Universe in Legends of Tomorrow #1 by Aaron Lopresti.
- 35 Appearances of Java (Prime Earth)
- 9 Images featuring Java (Prime Earth)
- 1 Quotations by or about Java (Prime Earth)
- Character Gallery: Java (Prime Earth)
|Prehistoric Character(s) |
This character is or was from the Prehistoric Era, thousands of years in the past, including but not limited to the time of Dinosaurs and the dawning of the species of man. These stories occur traditionally before history was formally recorded, and civilization developed completely.