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"You Can’t Cheat Death": Escape artist Shilo Norman is set to perform the a perilous escape as Mister Miracle for charity where he is strapped to a missile when he suddenly has a vision of the Black Racer. The personification of [

The Black Racer and Shilo Norman Special #1 is a one-shot with a cover date of October, 2017. It was published on August 30, 2017.

Synopsis for "You Can’t Cheat Death"

Escape artist Shilo Norman is set to perform the a perilous escape as Mister Miracle for charity where he is strapped to a missile when he suddenly has a vision of the Black Racer. The personification of Death for the New Gods, the Racer was given the body of Viet Nam War veteran Willie Walker decades ago and is now hunting Mister Miracle, indicating that he is likely to die during this stunt. When the Racer materializes, Shilo's consciousness splits into a second entity, flying on Aero-Discs over Las Vegas. He cannot outrun the Racer but he manages to steal one of his skis and flies away on a Boom Tube several centuries in the future. In this apocalyptic wasteland, beastmen fight in rubble and Shilo is intercepted by Brother Eye and OMAC. The second Shilo reappears in the present day, second before he is set to die in the stunt and realizes that his rig was sabotaged by stage magician Genolan to win a bet. The Racer has compassion on Shilo and intervenes to save his life.

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  • Christine Little (First appearance)
  • Oberon

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  • Brother Eye
  • Genolan (First appearance)
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  • Steel Hand (Mentioned only)

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Synopsis for "Beat the Black Racer"

This story is reprinted from New Gods #8.

Fastbak races the Black Racer to save the life of Esak.

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  • Magna-Target (First appearance)

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Synopsis for "Young Gods of Supertown: Fastbak"

This story is reprinted from New Gods #5.

Fastbak, a young god of New Genesis, is surpassed in speed only by Lightray, but his races are usually cut short for singing practice.

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  • Wonder-Staff

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  • Aero-Pads (First appearance)

Synopsis for "Young Gods of Supertown: Vykin the Black"

This story is reprinted from New Gods #7.

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