Flashpoint is a 2011 comic book crossover story arc published by DC Comics. Consisting of an eponymous core limited series and a number of tie-in titles, the storyline premiered in May 2011; the core miniseries was pencilled by Andy Kubert. In its end, the series radically changes the status quo for the DC Universe leading into the publisher's 2011 relaunch, the New 52. Flashpoint details an altered DC Universe in which only Barry Allen seems to be aware of significant differences between the regular timeline and the altered one, including Cyborg's place as the world's quintessential hero much like how Superman is in the main timeline, with Superman himself being held captive as a lab-rat by the United States government within an underground facility in Metropolis. In addition, Thomas Wayne is Batman, a war between Wonder Woman and Aquaman has decimated western Europe. Consisting of a 61 issue run, the series crossed over with Booster Gold, sixteen separate three-issue miniseries, a number of one-shots beginning in June 2011.
DC announced. The storyline is loosely adapted in the film Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox as well as in the third season of the CW network television series The Flash. At the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con, it was announced that Flashpoint will be adapted into a feature film as part of the DC Extended Universe. Barry Allen wakes up to discover everything and everyone around him has changed, he is not Flash, nor does he have powers. His mother Nora is alive. Captain Cold is Central City's greatest hero, the Justice League was never established, Superman is nonexistent. In Gotham City, Batman throws a criminal off a building. Cyborg and Batman have a conference with a group of superheroes to discuss how Wonder Woman's Amazons have conquered the British Isles, while Aquaman's Atlanteans have sunk the rest of Western Europe, the battle between the two has caused massive death and destruction. America is endangered; the heroes cannot cooperate to find a solution, the meeting is ended. Barry Allen drives to the Batcave.
Batman is revealed to be Thomas Wayne—in this timeline his son, was killed by the robber instead of his wife and him, with Thomas having killed the robber just after that murder took place, Martha went insane and became The Joker in this timeline. In the flooded remains of Paris, Deathstroke captains a pirate ship in search of his daughter. Emperor Aquaman stabs Deathstroke in the chest and attacks Deathstroke's crew. Sonar is able to heal him. At Wayne Manor, Barry tries to explain to Thomas about his secret identity as the Flash and his relationship to Bruce Wayne. Barry's memory begins to spontaneously realign itself to the altered timeline and Barry realizes that the world of Flashpoint is not a parallel dimension, but an alternate reality. Barry's ring ejects Eobard Thawne's Reverse-Flash costume and causes Barry to believe that his enemy is responsible for changing history. Barry decides to recreate the accident that gave him his powers in a bid to undo the damage caused by Thawne, but his initial attempt fails and leaves him badly burned.
In London, Steve Trevor is waiting at a rendezvous for Lois Lane but is attacked by Wonder Woman and the Amazons. Wonder Woman begins interrogating him, he explains that he was hired to extract Lane from New Themyscira because she was sent to gather information on the Amazons for Cyborg. The U. S. president informs Cyborg that Steve Trevor sent a signal to the Resistance but was intercepted because of a traitor among the heroes that Cyborg tried to recruit. Cyborg is relieved of duty. Meanwhile, in New Themyscira, Lane encounters the Resistance. A second attempt at recreating Allen's accident restores his powers and health, he concludes. He learns that Kal-El was taken by Project: Superman. Flash and Cyborg join the cause to stop Wonder Woman and Aquaman; the three find a pale, weakened Superman at the Project and realize that he may well have been in a containment cell since he was a child—possibly never seeing a human being before. After being rescued, Superman flies off in seeming fright in the midst of a battle with the guards, leaving the three in the sewers to be rescued by Element Woman.
Flash's memories continue to change. The president announces Cyborg's failure to unite the world's superheroes and the U. S. enters into the Atlantean-Amazon war. Flash, Batman and Element Woman break down the door in need of the Marvel Family's help and Batman asks Billy to use his lightning to prevent Flash's memories from changing further; the group hears of the failed air assault on England due to the Amazons' Invisible Plane air force. Hal Jordan, who had not become Green Lantern in this timeline, is the first casualty, a giant Atlantean-generated tidal wave threatens the rest of New Themyscira. Flash tells Batman. Despite reservations, Batman joins Flash. Enchantress joins them en route. Wonder Woman and Aquaman are fighting one-on-one until Flash and his team arrive; the Marvel Family transform into Captain Thunder transforming Tawky Tawny. Captain Thunder attacks Wonder Woman and appears to be winning until Enchantress reveals herself as the Amazon spy in t
"Infinite Crisis" is a 2005–2006 comic book storyline published by DC Comics, consisting of an eponymous, seven-issue comic book limited series written by Geoff Johns and illustrated by Phil Jimenez, George Pérez, Ivan Reis, Jerry Ordway, a number of tie-in books. The main miniseries debuted in October 2005, each issue was released with two variant covers: one by Pérez, one by Jim Lee and Sandra Hope; the series storyline was a sequel to DC's 1985 limited series Crisis on Infinite Earths, which "rebooted" much of the DC continuity in an effort to fix 50 years of contradictory character history. It revisited characters and concepts from that earlier Crisis, including the existence of DC's Multiverse; some of the characters featured were alternate versions of comic icons such as an alternate Superman named Kal-L, who came from a parallel universe called Earth-Two. A major theme was the nature of heroism, contrasting the dark and conflicted modern-day heroes with memories of "lighter" and ostensibly more noble and collegial heroes of American comic books' earlier days.
Infinite Crisis #1 was ranked first in the top 300 comics for October 2005 with pre-order sales of 249,265. This was double the second ranked comic House of M #7 which had pre-order sales of 134,429. Infinite Crisis #2 was the top seller in top 300 comics for November 2005 with pre-order sales of 207,564; the plot begins when, in Crisis on Infinite Earths, Kal-L, the Superboy of Earth Prime, Alexander Luthor, Jr. of pre-Crisis Earth-Three, Lois Lane Kent of pre-Crisis Earth-Two voluntarily sequestered themselves in "paradise". DC began leading up to the new Crisis with a one-shot issue Countdown to Infinite Crisis, followed by four six-issue limited series that tied into and culminated in Infinite Crisis. Once the Crisis was completed, DC used the One Year Later event to move the narratives of most of its DC Universe series forward by one year; the weekly series 52 began publication in May 2006, depicts some of the events which occurred between Infinite Crisis and One Year Later. In June 2008, a third and Final Crisis began a run, set following the conclusion of the 51-issue Countdown to Final Crisis.
Infinite Crisis was announced in March 2005. The event was kicked off with the release of Countdown to Infinite Crisis. Countdown to Infinite Crisis was followed by four six-issue limited series: The OMAC Project, Rann–Thanagar War, Day of Vengeance, Villains United, as well as a four-part limited series DC Special: The Return of Donna Troy; these first four limited series each had a special tie-in issue, released at monthly intervals during the Infinite Crisis event. As with many large-scale comic crossovers, Infinite Crisis featured a large number of tie-ins. Before the event was announced, books such as Adam Strange and Identity Crisis were being described as part of bigger plans. After Countdown, several books were identified as tie-ins to the four mini-series. Thus, although Infinite Crisis itself is only seven issues long, its plot elements appeared in dozens of publications; some of these books were of direct and major importance, such as the Superman "Sacrifice" and JLA "Crisis of Conscience" storylines, the latter of which ended with the Justice League's lunar Watchtower being destroyed, leading directly into Infinite Crisis #1.
DC Comics executive editor Dan DiDio stated that Infinite Crisis was being hinted at in various stories for two years prior to its launch, starting with the "death" of Donna Troy. The leadup was understated until the release of the Adam Strange limited series in 2004, at which point industry press began to report that DC was planning a large event, mentioning the titles Teen Titans, The Flash, JSA, all written by Geoff Johns. With Countdown to Infinite Crisis, Infinite Crisis began to visibly affect DC's editorial policy. Geoff Johns and Grant Morrison moved into editorial positions in addition to their writing duties to coordinate coherence of the DC Universe and to handle reimaginings of several characters. Mark Waid signed an exclusive contract with DC. DC replaced its official decades-old logo with a new one that debuted in the first issue of DC Special: The Return of Donna Troy. Aside from marking a major editorial shift within DC Comics, Infinite Crisis was a return to large company-wide crossovers of a sort, uncommon since the downturn of the comic industry in the 1990s.
The story begins in the wake of the four lead-in limited series, with Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman feuding, the JLA Watchtower destroyed, the heroes of the world all facing a variety of menaces. Over this backdrop, Kal-L, along with Earth-Two's Lois Lane, Earth-Three's Alexander Luthor, Superboy-Prime escape from the pocket universe where they had been left in at the end of Crisis on Infinite Earths. Kal-L seeks out his cousin, Power Girl a survivor of Earth-Two. Believing Lois' health will improve on her native world, he hopes to replace the current Earth with Earth-Two, which he considers perfect. Kal-L tries to enlist Batman's support, stating that the Post-Crisis Earth's inherent "bad" nature caused Batman's recent mistrust and hostility. Batman refuses and tries to use his Kryptonite Ring, but as this is not native to Kal-L's universe, it fails, is destroyed by heat-vision. Afterward, Batman learns Superboy-Prime destroyed the JLA Watchtower. Alexander reveals to Power Girl that he and Superboy-Prime had been leaving their "paradise" for some time, manipulating events to help create an inter-dimensional tuning fork.
Using the Anti-Monitor's remains and captured heroes and villains attuned to former universes (Power Girl among them after Supe
Underworld Unleashed was a multi-title comic book crossover event released by DC Comics in 1995. As well as the core storyline of the three-issue Underworld Unleashed miniseries, most of the issues of the DC Comics titles that were published in November and December 1995 and four one-shot issues that were published at the same time were part of the event; the main theme of Underworld Unleashed involved the then-new ruler of Hell, a demon-lord named Neron, offering many of the DC Universe supervillains and a number of the DC Universe superheroes various deals-in which they would be given their greatest desires in exchange for their souls or for completing a task for him-and the consequences of those deals. Underworld Unleashed is one of the few major DC Comics crossover events not to directly involve Superman; this is important to the Underworld Unleashed crossover event, since the superheroes involved are driven by the belief that Superman is the key to Neron's plans. Five members of the Flash's Rogues Gallery-Captain Boomerang I, Captain Cold, Heat Wave, the Mirror Master II and the Weather Wizard-are approached with an offer by fellow Rogue Abra Kadabra, who had become an agent of the demon Neron in exchange for true magical powers to replace his technology-based magical powers.
Abra Kadabra persuades them to cause havoc by destroying five separate targets with the promise of "respect" and "a guarantee that they would be remembered forever, not as has-beens but as the most infamous villains of their age". But Neron's deals are demonic and unfair and they were not told that their actions would cost them their lives and unleash Neron upon Earth. All five are killed in the ensuing explosions, all of which form the points of a pentagram that creates a gateway which releases Neron. Soon after this, Neron kills the Chaplain of Belle Reve Penitentiary and disguised as the Chaplain, accompanies Father Richard Craemer, a priest who administers to the prisoners of Belle Reve, on his rounds at the prison, he next makes a deal with Lou Krupke, one of the inmates, in exchange for a gun that he had bought earlier before entering Belle Reve. Neron himself had stolen the calendar in question in order to engineer the situation and he makes deals with a number of key Belle Reve personnel or persuades/manipulates them in other ways to be absent that evening.
Krupke kills Finney with the gun and, at the same time, damages the electrical turbines that give Belle Reve its power. The resulting chaos allows 142 supervillains to escape from Belle Reve; when it is all over, Neron claims Krupke's soul. A few weeks another member of the Rogues Gallery, the Trickster I, reads of the deaths of his fellow Rogues and determines not to waste any more time on petty crimes, but to make a major supervillain of himself. One week after the Trickster I's decision another Rogue, the Rainbow Raider III, shows him a carved black candle that he and other escaped supervillains had received, with instructions to light it at midnight on a certain day to "open the door to fame and glory"; the Trickster I steals the candle, secretly replaces it with a rubber chicken and, upon lighting it, is transported to Hell, joining over 60 other supervillains who had done the same. Neron appears to the gathered supervillains and offers them all their greatest desires in exchange for their souls introduces his "Inner Council" -Lex Luthor, the Joker, Circe I, Doctor Polaris I and Abra Kadabra.
The Fiddler II figures out that Neron is the devil himself and the Trickster I overhears him. As each supervillain accepts the offer, their souls are collected in a large clear container called the Soul Jar. Neron sends the newly-empowered supervillains who accepted his offer back to Earth to fulfill their sides of their deals, seek revenge on the superheroes and wreak havoc. At the end of all this, Justice League America member Blue Devil, a friend of the Trickster I who had worked out that the locations of the deaths of the five Rogues Gallery members formed the points of a pentagram, appears, he is offered fame and fortune in exchange for performing a simple task: the destruction of an unmanned electrical power station. While the supervillains empowered by Neron proceed to run amok with their new powers, Neron turns his attention to Earth's superheroes. In addition to trying to gain the souls of the Batman I, the Flash III and an unknown number of other superheroes, Neron offers to resurrect Alexandra "Alex" deWitt from the dead in exchange for Green Lantern V's soul.
Neron (DC Comics)
Neron is a fictional demon appearing in stories published by DC Comics. He first was created by Mark Waid and Howard Porter. Neron makes his first live appearance in the fourth season of The CW TV series Legends of Tomorrow possessing the body of Desmond, John Constantine's lover, played by actor Christian Keyes. Neron is a demon-lord of Hell and was first featured as the major antagonist in the DC Comics multi-title comic book crossover event Underworld Unleashed released by DC Comics in 1995; as well as the core storyline of the three-issue Underworld Unleashed miniseries, most of the issues of the DC Comics titles that were published in November and December 1995 and four one-shot issues that were published at the same time were part of the event. Neron appeared in most of these. After this introduction, he was next used in several storylines simultaneously: The Flash #125-129, by Mark Waid and Brian Augustyn, Wonder Woman #123-127 by John Byrne and a two-part story in JLA #6-7 by Grant Morrison, with art by Neron's co-creator Howard Porter.
The last storyline was concluded in the three-issue miniseries JLA: Paradise Lost, a key early story in the long process of reordering the position of Hell in the DC Universe. Neron appeared in New Year's Evil: The Rogues #1, a part of the DC Comics storyline "New Year's Evil" that ran in nine one-shot issues, followed by a two-page vignette featuring Etrigan the Demon in the one-shot anthology title DCU Villains Secret Files and Origins #1 and ended the year with a part in the five-issue weekly series Day of Judgement and a stand-alone tale by J. M. DeMatteis, "Heart of Hell" in Superman: The Man of Tomorrow #15, the last issue of that series, part of the Day of Judgement crossover storyline and concludes it, his next appearances came in the five-issue weekly series Deadman: Dead Again written by Steve Vance, a humorous Christmas story called "Merry Christmas, Justice League - Now Die!", in JLA #60 and a brief encounter in "On Duty In Hell" in Human Defense Corps #6, the last issue of the six-issue miniseries.
Two years he featured in the last four parts of the six-part storyline "Out of the Past" in Richard Dragon #7-12 during the DC crossover event 52 Neron was involved in Week 25 and Week 42, followed by "Devil May Care" in Teen Titans #42. None of these stories were storyline at all; this was left to Keith Giffen, whose eight-issue miniseries Reign In Hell featured an all-out war between Hell and Purgatory which involved every magical superhero in the DC Universe in one way or another and redefined the position of Hell in the DC Universe. Since there have been three further appearances, a short non-canonical joke involving Ambush Bug in typical Keith Giffen style in issue #3 of the six-issue miniseries Ambush Bug: Year None #1-5 and #7 (September 2008-January 2009 and December 2009 and two canonical appearances, the first in issues #8-13 of the 13-issue miniseries Constantine: The Hellblazer and the second in issues #2-6 of the six-issue miniseries Midnighter and Apollo. Neron is one of the major demon-lords of Hell, a "Wishweaver", the "King of Hate" and the "Lord of Lies".
It is not known how old he is, but he has claimed "I brought the first couple together" and he has told Wonder Woman "I am among the first that walked abroad in this universe, my influence has been known since humanity's first fall from grace", although it should be remembered that he is the Lord of Lies and, therefore, he cannot be trusted. Although he is unknown to Earth's superheroes and supervillains until the events of Underworld Unleashed, the ancient supervillain Vandal Savage is long since acquainted with him - "Still making deals...collecting souls?" is how Savage is first seen greeting Neron and they discuss matters as if they are old acquaintances. He specializes in making deals with people for their souls in exchange for their greatest desires; as Vandal Savage says to him, "Deals are Neron. You grant us the desires of our hearts-in exchange for our immortal souls"; these deals are classic Faustian arrangements made only to further his own twisted aims. In other cases, he achieves his aims by offering treacherous information or by granting a person's greatest desires in exchange for the completion of a task for him-usually with similar results.
To approach a victim, he will either appear before them directly or send them a carved black candle which, when lit, either summons him to them directly in order for them to make a deal or brings them to Hell, where they meet him and are offered a deal. Neron appears to be unable to resist a chance to make a deal, he is attr
Flash (Barry Allen)
The Flash is a superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. The character first appeared in Showcase #4, created by writer Robert Kanigher and penciler Carmine Infantino. Barry Allen is a reinvention of a previous character called the Flash, who appeared in 1940s comic books as the character Jay Garrick, his power consists of superhuman speed. Various other effects are attributed to his ability to control the speed of molecular vibrations, including his ability to vibrate at speed to pass through objects; the Flash wears a distinct red and gold costume treated to resist friction and wind resistance, traditionally storing the costume compressed inside a ring. Barry Allen's classic stories introduced the concept of the Multiverse to DC Comics, this concept played a large part in DC's various continuity reboots over the years; the Flash has traditionally always had a significant role in DC's major company-wide reboot stories, in the crossover Crisis on Infinite Earths #8, Barry Allen died saving the Multiverse, removing the character from the regular DC lineup for 23 years.
His return to regular comics is foreshadowed during the narrative in Grant Morrison's crossover story Final Crisis: Rogues' Revenge #3 actualized in Geoff Johns' accompanying The Flash: Rebirth #1, kicking off a six issue limited series. He has since played a pivotal role in the crossover stories Blackest Night, Convergence, DC Rebirth; the character has appeared in various adaptations in other media. John Wesley Shipp played Barry Allen in the 1990 CBS television series and Grant Gustin plays him in the 2014 The CW television series. Alan Tudyk, George Eads, James Arnold Taylor, Taliesin Jaffe, Dwight Schultz, Michael Rosenbaum, Neil Patrick Harris, Justin Chambers, Christopher Gorham, Josh Keaton, Adam DeVine, others have provided the character's voice in animation adaptations. In feature films, he is played by Ezra Miller in the DC Extended Universe, beginning with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad in 2016, followed by Justice League in 2017 and a solo Flash film in the works.
Barry Allen is a police chemist with a reputation for being slow, late, which frustrates his fiancée, Iris West, as the result of being absent-minded and his devotion to crime-solving. One night, as he is working late, a lightning bolt shatters a case full of chemicals and spills all over Barry; as a result, Allen finds that he can run fast and has matching reflexes and senses. He dons a set of red tights sporting a lightning bolt, dubs himself the Flash, becomes Central City's resident costumed crimefighter. Central City University professor Ira West designed Allen's costume and the ring which stores it while Allen is in his civilian identity; the ring can eject the compressed clothing when Allen needs it and suck it back in with the aid of a special gas that shrinks the suit. In addition, Allen invented the cosmic treadmill, a device that allowed for precise time travel and was used in many stories. Allen was so well liked that nearly all speedsters that come after him are compared to him. Batman once said "Barry is the kind of man that I would've hoped to become if my parents had not been murdered."
As presented in Justice League of America #9, when the Earth is infiltrated by alien warriors sent to conquer the planet, some of the world's greatest heroes join forces, Allen among them. While the superheroes individually defeat most of the invaders, they fall prey to a single alien and only by working together are they able to defeat the warrior. Afterwards, the heroes decide to establish the Justice League. During the years, he is depicted as feeling attracted to Black Canary and Zatanna, but he never pursues a relationship because he feels his real love is Iris West, whom he marries. Allen becomes a good friend with Green Lantern, which would be the subject of the limited series Flash and Green Lantern: The Brave and the Bold. In The Flash # 123—"Flash of Two Worlds"—Allen is transported to Earth-Two where he meets Jay Garrick, the original Flash in DC Continuity; this storyline initiated DC's multiverse and was continued in issues of Flash and in team-ups between the Justice League of America of Earth-One and the Justice Society of America of Earth-Two.
In the classic story from Flash #179—"The Flash – Fact or Fiction?"—Allen is thrown into the universe called Earth Prime, a representation of "our" universe, where he seeks the aid of the Flash comic book's editor Julius Schwartz to build a cosmic treadmill so that he can return home. He gains a sidekick and protégé in Iris' nephew, Wally West, who gains super-speed in an accident similar to that which gave Allen his powers. In time, he married his girlfriend Iris, who learned of his double identity because Allen talked in his sleep, she kept this secret, he revealed his identity to her of his own free will with Moreno's persuasion. Iris was revealed to have been sent as a child from the 30th century and adopted. In the 1980s, Flash's life begins to collapse. Iris is murdered by Professor Zoom, when Allen prepares to marry another woman, Zoom tries the same trick again. Allen stops him. Unf
Secret Six (comics)
The Secret Six is the name of three different fictional comic book teams in the DC Comics Universe, plus an alternate universe's fourth team. Each team has had six members, led by a mysterious figure named Mockingbird, whom the characters assume to be one of the other five members; the third, villainous incarnation of the Secret Six was rated by IGN as the fourth Best Comic Run of the Decade in 2012. The Secret Six first appeared during the Silver Age of comics in the initial team's seven-issue title Secret Six. Unusually, the premiere issue's story began on the cover, continued on the interior's page one; this strike team of covert operatives consisted of August Durant, Lili de Neuve, Carlo di Rienzi, Mike Tempest, Crimson Dawn and King Savage. Created by writer E. Nelson Bridwell and artist Frank Springer, the ongoing series ceased publication with the identity of Mockingbird unrevealed; the first two issues were reprinted in The Brave and the Bold #117 and #120. Writer Martin Pasko and artist Dan Spiegle introduced an updated version of the team as an eight-page feature in the omnibus title Action Comics Weekly #601.
They revealed Mockingbird as Durant, who now reunited the team after twenty years while assembling a new team consisting of Mitch Hoberman, Ladonna Jameal, Tony Mantegna, Luke McKendrick, Vic Sommers and Dr. Maria Verdugo; the following issue saw. The feature ran through Action Comics Weekly #612, with DiRienzi succeeding Durant as Mockingbird. A second arc of this team, by writer Pasko and original Silver Age artist Springer, ran in Action Comics Weekly #619–630. DiRienzi died, his son Rafael disappeared amid intimations that he may be the successor Mockingbird; the next version of the team was introduced in Villains United #1. Unlike previous versions of the team, the new Secret Six consists of villainous characters who undertake missions of dubious moral quality and resulting in a high body count; the team consists of the pre-existing DC characters Catman and Cheshire, the newly created Rag Doll, Scandal Savage, a Parademon. Another member, the Fiddler, is killed by Deadshot on order of Mockingbird.
The Parademon is killed and Cheshire betrays the group to the Society, was shot by the Society's Deathstroke, who does not trust her for being a traitor. The Mockingbird for this version of the team is revealed to be Lex Luthor. In the 2006 Secret Six limited series, revealed as a mole infiltrating the Society in Villains United, has joined the group to be with her lover, Scandal. At the end of issue #1, Catman asks the Mad Hatter to be the sixth member of the group. While Catman meets with the Mad Hatter, Doctor Psycho orchestrates a series of attacks designed to wipe out the Six. Hatter is kicked off the team by Rag Doll, who says that one eccentric fop in the group is enough, his replacement is Harley Quinn, who quits. In Birds of Prey issues #104–108, the Secret Six face off against Oracle's Birds of Prey in Russia for the soul of Tora. After Harley Quinn quit the team, they disbanded. Subsequently, in Birds of Prey #109, Knockout was attacked and killed by the same assassin, stalking the New Gods and killing them off, one by one.
Earlier in the issue, Knockout comments in passing that Catman was going soft, Deadshot had returned to the Suicide Squad. Harley Quinn is reformed in Countdown #43. Scandal Savage, Rag Doll and Catman were seen in Salvation Run. DC launched a new Secret Six series in September 2008, reuniting Catman, Deadshot and Rag Doll, adding Bane and an original character named Jeannette, who appeared in the third issue; the Six have been hired to retrieve Tarantula from Alcatraz Island, find a card which she stole from "Junior", a mysterious villain who runs the entire West Coast mob. This Junior has the entire villain community at her beck and call, all afraid of her those in Arkham Asylum; the Six learn that the card in question was made by Neron, says "Get Out of Hell Free". Soon, the Six are attacked by a small army of supervillains, all wanting to recover the card and collect the reward of $20 million for each of the Six, under the orders of Junior, who captures and tortures Bane, whose strong principles and moral convictions, paired with his fatherly fondness of Scandal, keep him from betraying his new team.
It is revealed that Junior is in fact Rag Doll's sister and daughter of the first Rag Doll. She has the ghastly appearance of an old clown, with sliced skin and eyes stitched wide open to give the appearance of a clown; the Six escape and head for Gotham City, with Deadshot betraying them and leaving with Tarantula. The Six manage to catch up to Deadshot, was attacked by Junior, the supervillains, the Mad Hatter, revealed to be the one who hired them so they would be killed. Tarantula sacrifices herself by pulling herself and Junior in front of the supervillains' combined attack destroying the card along with them. However, it is shown that Scandal is now in possession of it. Although the current incarnation of the Secret Six are technically supervillains, several members of the team are treated sympathetically and come across as heroic, if only on the virtue of the team encountering individuals who are more bloodthirsty and villainous. In a new storyline starting with issue #10 titled "Depths", the Six have been hired by a new villain
Captain Cold is a fictional supervillain/antihero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. Captain Cold is the leader of the Rogues, a loose criminal association, as well as the older brother of Golden Glider. An adversary of the various superheroes known as the Flash, he has served as one of Barry Allen's archenemies, both foe and begrudging ally to Wally West, one of the regretting killers of Bart Allen; as part of 2011's The New 52 reboot, Captain Cold is a villain that with his team The Rogues lives by a code to never kill and sometimes can be perceived as a hero. IGN's list of the Top 100 Comic Book Villains Of All Time List ranked Captain Cold as #27. Actor Wentworth Miller has portrayed the character in The CW's television series The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow. Created by John Broome and Carmine Infantino, the character made his first appearance in Showcase #8. Leonard Snart was raised by an abusive father and took refuge with his grandfather, who worked in an ice truck.
When his grandfather died, Snart grew tired of his father's abuse and set out to start a criminal career. Snart joined up with a group of small-time thieves and in planning out a robbery, each was issued a gun and a visor to protect their eyes against the flashes of gunfire; this visor design would be adapted by Snart into his trademark costume. In recent years he has added a radio receiver to them which picks up the police band to monitor local law enforcement. Snart and the other thugs were imprisoned. Snart knew he had to do something about the local hero, the Flash. Snart read an article that theorized that the energy emissions of a cyclotron could interfere with the Flash's speed, he designed a weapon to harness that power and broke into a cyclotron lab, intending to use the device to charge up his experimental gun. As he was finishing his experiment, a security guard surprised Snart. Intending to use his gun only to scare the guard, he inadvertently pulled the trigger and discovered that his weapon had been altered in a way he had never imagined.
The moisture in the air around the guard froze. Intrigued by this twist of fate, Snart donned a parka and the aforementioned visor and declared himself to be Captain Cold - the man who mastered absolute zero. Snart committed a series of non-lethal crimes, on one occasion placing the city in suspended animation in an attempt to force Iris West to marry him as he had fallen in love with her when he saw her in the prison, but the Flash got through a wall of ice and was able to reverse the process, he fell in love with a newscaster, competed with Heat Wave over her in a crime spree, but they were both beaten by the Flash. But after Barry Allen's death, during the Crisis on Infinite Earths, Captain Cold became a bounty hunter with his sister Lisa, the Golden Glider. During the events of Underworld Unleashed, Captain Cold lost his soul to Neron but Wally West brought it back to the land of the living, he soon returned to this time a member of Wally's Rogues Gallery. The Rogues had first been assembled when another Flash foe, the super-intelligent Gorilla Grodd had broken them out of jail to distract the Flash.
The Golden Glider had abandoned her bounty hunter career and had started partnering with a series of thugs who she dressed in a costume, armed with a copy of Captain Cold's signature Cold Gun, called Chillblaine. Distraught over the death of her lover, the Top, it seemed that the supposed death of her brother pushed her over the edge, but the last Chillblaine was more vicious. He murdered the Golden Glider, prompting Captain Cold to hunt him down, torture him and kill him by freezing his outer layer of skin and pushing him off a high rise building. Not long after that, Snart was framed by a new incarnation of Mister Element, he used his Element Gun to simulate Cold's gun, using ice and cold to murder several police officers before Captain Cold and the Flash discovered, responsible. With the death of his sister, having killed Chillblaine and Mr. Element in vengeance, Cold has again become an unrepentant criminal. However, during a confrontation with Brother Grimm, Cold worked with Wally West to defeat the powerful magic user, although this was because he and Mirror Master had been betrayed by Grimm and wanted revenge.
Captain Cold was declared the leader of the Flash's Rogues Gallery. His skill and experience have made him a strong leader to the likes of the Weather Wizard, the new Trickster, the new Mirror Master, the new Captain Boomerang. Len seems to have taken the young Captain Boomerang under his wing, after the elder Boomerang was killed. Tabloids rumoured that Captain Cold's sister, the Golden Glider, was Boomerang's mother, making him Captain Cold's nephew; this turned out to be false, however, as the new Boomerang's mother has been revealed to be Meloni Thawne, the mother of Bart Allen. Despite his more ruthless nature as of late, Captain Cold's heart is not frozen, evidenced by having sent flowers to honor Sue Dibny, murdered wife of the Elongated Man. Traditionally, Captain Cold is driven by three things: money and the desire to beat Barry Allen. Although not the lecher that Captain Boomerang was, Len Snart has an eye for the ladies models; when Barry Allen died, Captain Cold drifted for a while, jumping back and forth over the lines of crime and justice.
He was captured by the Manhunter and served time in the Suicide Squad, worked with his sister as a bounty hunter, with his longtime friend and sometimes nemesis Heat Wave, encountered Fire and Ice of the Justice League. He has teamed up with various villains over the years other than the many