Ti'julk Mr'asz, codename Gates, is a fictional character, a member of the Legion of Super-Heroes in the DC Universe. Like all natives of the planet Vyrga, Gates has a insectoid body, he is noted for his strong political views, tending towards socialism. Gates was the third non-biped member in the history of the Legion, he was unique amongst Legionnaires in being their only unwilling member, having been drafted by his planetary government to represent them in the Legion. Gates is one of the few free-thinkers on his homeworld. Gates has played key roles in many missions. Gates was part of the Legion team, stranded in the 20th century for a time, where he came up with the strategy to defeat Mantis, forged a close friendship with teammate Brainiac 5. Gates joined Ultra Boy in helping out at soup kitchens during their stay. Like many of the Legionnaires that were original to the Post-Zero Hour continuity, Gates did not appear in the "Threeboot" continuity. Gates reappeared with his Legion in Final Crisis: Legion of 3 Worlds #2.
In the issues he shows disdain towards the Legion of New Earth for having few non-humanoid members. In #4, he is tasked with bringing the three versions of Brainiac 5 to the Fortress of Solitude, along with Light Lass. In #5, following the villains' defeat, Gates decided to remain with the pre-Crisis Legion. In September 2011, The New 52 rebooted DC's continuity. In this new timeline, Gates made his first appearance in Legion Lost, where he and several other Legion of Super-Heroes members had become trapped in the 21st Century, he was thought killed in the time bubble/transporter accident that stranded the Legionnaires in the past, but in fact survived, though physically damaged He and his teammates would reunited with their 31st Century comrades and, in another time travel adventure, encounter the present day Justice League United and together battle the cosmic threat Infinitus. Gates has the ability to create glowing green, circular teleportation "gates", which people and objects can travel through to emerge from a partner gate at a location he himself defines mentally.
Gates' "gates" have been shown to have sharp edges. As a member of the Legion of Super-Heroes he is provided a Legion Flight Ring, it protects him from the vacuum of space and other dangerous environments. A Hero History Of Gates
The cosmic treadmill is a fictional time travel device appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. The treadmill first appears in The Flash #125, its origin is never explained in the comics; the cosmic treadmill was first seen in The Flash #125. It was developed as a means of allowing Barry Allen to travel through time to battle aliens who had taken over the Earth in 2287 by projecting a hive into the past that stopped technology, so Kid Flash traveled to the past to stop it, while the Flash battled the aliens in the Future. Kid Flash succeeded; the Flash had travelled through time to return a future criminal to his own time using superspeed vibrations in his second story, passing through a "roadblock" in the mists of time called the Time Barrier. The cosmic treadmill appeared in a handful of stories, notably allowing Barry Allen to travel to the 25th century and meet Eobard Thawne. In its last appearance before the Crisis on Infinite Earths, Barry used it to relocate to the 30th Century to be reunited with his wife Iris West.
The cosmic treadmill appeared during the Crisis as well, in issue 11. Jay Garrick, Wally West, Kal-L and Kal-El attempted to travel to Earth-Two to allow Kal-L to return home. Instead of finding Earth-Two, there was a void, a consequence of the multiverse collapsing into a single universe. Upon returning from the void, the treadmill exploded; the cosmic treadmill has appeared several times since the Crisis, during Wally West's time as the Flash. The first significant appearance was in Flash #79, when it was revealed that a man thought to be the Flash was in fact Professor Zoom having traveled back in time from the 25th century using the treadmill and lost his memory; this was Professor Zoom's first trip through time, Wally West subsequently tricking him into using the cosmic treadmill again to return home. The battle released Wally's previous block on his speed, Wally having placed a mental block on his powers because he was afraid of replacing Barry by surpassing him; the cosmic treadmill was a key element during the Chain Lightning storyarc featured in Flash #145–150, which involved heavy use of time-travel in order to defeat the legacy of Cobalt Blue.
In Impulse #21, several time-lost Legionnaires attempt to use the cosmic treadmill to make it back to their own time. The unwanted assistance of the hero Impulse destroys the cosmic treadmill and the time-lost heroes leave, dejected, it is soon revealed that Impulse had accidentally sent the cosmic treadmill itself a few minutes into the future. Impulse travels into the future, several years before the Legion is formed, he uses it to retreat from hostile forces. He is worried about it malfunctioning again but is reassured that the Flash of the 23rd century had made improvements; as such, Impulse is able to return to the appropriate time period. Hunter Zolomon attempted to use the cosmic treadmill in Flash #196 in order to travel back through time and prevent the events that had left him a paraplegic; the attempt proved disastrous as the treadmill exploded, destroying itself and the Flash Museum while shifting Zolomon out of time. Zolomon subsequently became Zoom as the cosmic treadmill's explosion having essentially'derailed' him from the timeline and granted him the ability to control the rate at which he perceives time.
The cosmic treadmill last appeared—rebuilt by Zoom and unwillingly powered by Jay Garrick—during the Rogue War story arc featured in Flash #220–225. Zoom used it. Wally was assisted by Barry Allen who took Professor Zoom back to his rightful place in the timeline; the cosmic treadmill was destroyed during the fight between Zoom and Wally. In a possible future where members of the current incarnation of the Teen Titans mature into a corrupt and tyrannical Justice League, the cosmic treadmill is absent from the Flash Museum. While investigating the mysterious button and the implications of an unknown foe who manipulated the recent universal reboot for its own ends and Barry Allen use the cosmic treadmill to try and track the source of the button, resulting in them returning to the Flashpoint timeline before being chased by Professor Zoom, nearly becoming lost in the timestream before Jay Garrick's return helps them return to reality; the cosmic treadmill returns in Action Comics #992. Superman, still suffering mentally and after learning that his father Jor-El survived the explosion of Krypton, is further crushed when he learns that Jor-El is Mr. Oz.
Superman, seeking more answers, decides to use the cosmic treadmill to travel back in time and learn more about the unseen forces affecting the universe. As he gains enough speed to travel in time, Booster Gold and Skeets appear one second too late to stop him as he disappears into the time stream; the cosmic treadmill allows any being with sufficient super-speed to time travel, Pre-Crisis it allowed travel between the multiple Earths. The treadmill works by generating vibrations; the vibrations require a high amount of speed to generate and attempts to use the treadmill without it have proven dangerous. The vibrations had to be kept up internally, or one would fade back into the time from whence they came; this was fixed by John Fox in Flash #
The Lightning Saga
"The Lightning Saga" is a comic book crossover story arc that took place in DC Comics' two flagship team books: Justice League of America and Justice Society of America. It was written by Brad Meltzer and Geoff Johns, illustrated by Ed Benes, Dale Eaglesham, Shane Davis, it is notable for re-introducing the Legion of Super-Heroes in the post-Infinite Crisis era. This crossover would be the beginning of DC's three year reinvention of the Legion, with the next part occurring in the Action Comics story "Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes," and culminating in Final Crisis: Legion of Three Worlds. A captured villain, Trident, is under the control of a Starro drone. Batman performs a DNA scan, discovers that it is Karate Kid of the Legion of Super-Heroes. Karate Kid awakens, fights Batman defeating him, until Black Lightning steps in. Meanwhile, Starman reveals to the JSA that he is from the future. Batman and Geo-Force are called to Arkham Asylum, where Doctor Destiny is manipulating Dream Girl into creating horrific illusions.
Starman manages to free her by saying "Lightning Lad" in Interlac. Dream Girl reveals that there are other Legionnaires in the present; the JSA and JLA decide to search for the time-displaced Legion members. Superman, Stargirl and Red Tornado go to the Fortress of Solitude where they discover Wildfire, frozen among statues of various Legion members; when Superman says "Lightning Lad", Wildfire unfreezes, disgorges what looks like Batman's Utility Belt from within his body. At the Batcave, Batman and Black Lightning talk to Karate Kid, insisting that he is a member of the Trident Guild, until Starman says "The Magic Words", his memory is restored. Jay Garrick, Hal Jordan, Ted Grant, Tom Bronson enter Gorilla City, where they find Timber Wolf and restore his memory. Meanwhile, Red Arrow, Power Girl and Hawkgirl head for Thanagar in search of Dawnstar, only to find that she has left for Earth; the rest of the Legion members remove miniature lightning rods from the utility belt and proclaim "One of us has to die".
Superman finds one of the rods, realizes they are planning a "Russian Roulette", just as they once did to restore Lightning Lad to life, though at the expense of one of their own. The JSA and JLA converge at the old Secret Society of Super Villains base in Slaughter Swamp, looking for the final Legionnaire, whom they believe to be Triplicate Girl, are attacked by a rogue mechanism named Computo; as they battle, Superman realizes that he has been through a battle like it before, realizes it to be the work of his old future friend Projectra aka: Sensor Girl. Before anyone can do anything, she is rescued by her fellow Legion members, they fly off into a lightning cloud. While the Society races to stop the Legionnaires, intercepting each of their positions and Hal Jordan recognize them as the place Barry Allen gained his powers, the mansion where he appeared to Batman during the Crisis on Infinite Earths, Titans Tower. Despite the Society and League's best efforts, the Legion's plan goes ahead, with Karate Kid being the one struck, only just surviving.
Within the crater caused by the strike are Wally West, his wife Linda, their two children, who returned by "riding" the lightning. The Legion return to the future, except for Starman, who says that he is needed, Karate Kid, joined in the present by one of Triplicate Girl's 3 bodies. In the 31st century, Brainiac 5 dismisses Wally's return as a side effect, stating that they got who they wanted. A close-up of the lightning rod Karate Kid was using shows it to have someone trapped inside; this story contains a subplot in which the Ultra-Humanite's brain is removed from the body of Delores Winters and taken to the future by Per Degaton and Despero. Where the brain is placed into a new albino ape body- somewhere within Gorilla City; these events resume in The All-New Booster Gold series, where the three of them are plotting to erase the heroes of the present, by tampering with the timeline of the past via time travel technology. As illustrated in the special All-Flash #1 issue, at nearly the exact moment lightning struck the rod and Wally West returned with his family, the then-Flash Bart Allen was killed by Inertia and the Rogues.
It was revealed that Bart was, in fact, the person that the Legion "wanted". Therefore, trapping him in the lightning, was the only way he could be resurrected. See: Final Crisis: Legion of Three Worlds #3. A follow-up storyline and the Legion of Super-Heroes ties up some of the loose ends presented in this storyline; the "Lightning Saga" ramifications reach its penultimate chapter in Final Crisis: Legion of Three Worlds, followed by its subsequent Superboy return, which takes place in Adventure Comics #0, 1–3 & 6-7/ #504–506 & 509–10. Where another Legionnaire- named Element Lad resurfaces in Smallville as Conner's science teacher; the "Lightning Saga" takes its final twist into Superman: Last Stand of New Krypton where it concludes in its entirety, revealing its final secrets in Adventure Comics #514. While Karate Kid and Triplicate Girl's further 21st century adventures are detailed in the Countdown to Final Crisis series; the Lightning Sag
Superman: The Animated Series
Superman: The Animated Series is an American animated television series based on the DC Comics's flagship character, Superman. It was produced by Warner Bros. Animation and aired on Kids' WB from September 6, 1996 to February 12, 2000; the series was the first of several followups of the acclaimed Batman: The Animated Series, was praised for its thematic complexity, quality animation and modernization of its title character. Premiering ten years after the 1986 reboot of the Superman comic-book character, the animated series paid tribute to both the classic Superman of old and the newer "modern" Superman. For instance, the depiction of Krypton reflects the older idealized version in the Silver Age of Comic Books while the scope of Superman's powers reflects the more restrained contemporary concept as developed by John Byrne in that the superhero has to struggle to perform spectacular feats, while Clark Kent is shown to be if self-confident. Midway through the series' run, it was combined with The New Batman Adventures to become The New Batman/Superman Adventures.
The characters of Superman and Batman were spun off into a new animated series, Justice League, which featured other popular DC Comics characters, including Wonder Woman, The Flash, Green Lantern, Martian Manhunter, Hawkgirl which spawned a sequel series Justice League Unlimited. Producer Bruce Timm wanted the show to have a more 1940s Fleischer Studios Superman-cartoon feel. Another original character design sheet showed the characters in a stylised 1950s style, suggesting that the producers considered setting the series during that period, or ending up like Batman: The Animated Series or as the producers said Gotham was Art Deco with Gothic elements, Metropolis was "Ocean Liner Deco"; as with the first season of Batman, the opening theme sequence of Superman lacked an on-screen title. Like Batman, the opening theme for Superman lacked any lyrics, instead being an instrumental piece played over various scenes from the series. Koko Enterprise Co. LTD. TMS-Kyokuchi Corporation and Dong Yang Animation Co.
LTD contributed some of the animation for this series. One noticeable aspect of the series carried over from Byrne's work was Superman's powers were downplayed compared to his comic book counterpart. Where as in the comic he could lift millions or billions of tons effortlessly, this version struggled lifting trucks, construction equipment, etc; the writers admit. His durability was considerably less that while bullets bounced off him, heavier ordnance like high caliber bullets and missiles caused him pain or discomfort. He's recurrently shown being sensitive to electricity, high-voltage electric currents being able to cause him a great deal of pain, in one episode lasers proved capable to blind him temporarily. Despite this reduced durability, he's rarely shown injured or bleeding, his lung capacity seems quite limited, since he needs special equipment to go underwater or in outer space. In the series, the evil computer Brainiac is not only from Krypton, but is portrayed as responsible for preventing the knowledge of Krypton's imminent destruction from reaching its people so as to save himself, rather than be committed in the futile task of saving the population of the planet.
In addition, the ship that carries the infant Kal-El to Earth is designed to have a pilot, the autopilot used instead was programmed to land smoothly upon reaching its destination. This was done so that the ship is in perfect working condition during Superman's adulthood and could be used as his mode of long range transportation in space. Access to Kryptonian technology and artifacts is severely restricted, such as the ship containing a phantom zone projector and Braniac's technology, although Superman finds a devastated colony in Krypton's solar system with salvageable technology, in addition to Kara In-Ze in her functioning cryostasis capsule. Season two was scheduled to run 26 episodes, but it was extended to 28 episodes in order to accommodate a two-part story introducing Supergirl. While the series features adaptations of much of Superman's rogues gallery, the writers supplemented the supply of enemies by paying tribute to Jack Kirby's Fourth World creations that introduced the villain Darkseid to the series as Superman's archenemy.
Darkseid had been portrayed as a villain in Super Friends: The Legendary Super Powers Show and The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians in the 1980s, but in this series, he was closer to the enormously powerful, evil cosmic emperor envisioned by Kirby. Corey Burton's voice performance as Brainiac was done in the same cold, low-affect style as HAL 9000 in the Space Odyssey films, was modeled after the'Control Voice' heard during the opening narration of The Outer Limits; as with the majority of shows in DC animated universe, Superman: The Animated Series received a comic adaptation taking place in the same universe, that ran from 1996 to 2001, with 68 issues, an annual and a special issue featuring Lobo. Paul Dini wrote the first issue of the series, followed by Scott McCloud, Mark Millar and Evan Dorkin. Among the artists that contributed with the series are Ty Templeton, Rick Burchett, Mike Manley, Aluir Amancio, Min S. Ku and Neil Vokes. List
Cosmic Boy is a fictional character, a comic book superhero in the 30th and 31st centuries of the DC Comics Universe. He is a founding member of the Legion of Super-Heroes, was the original leader in all incarnations of the Legion. Cosmic Boy first was created by Otto Binder and Al Plastino. Cosmic Boy is a founding member of the Legion of Super-Heroes, along with Lightning Lad and Saturn Girl, he has the superhuman ability to generate magnetic fields. Cosmic Boy's brother, Pol joined the Legion as Magnetic Kid, but died during the "Magic Wars". Cosmic Boy is one of the few Legionnaires to have his own miniseries, which ran for four issues in the mid-1980s as a spin-off of the Legends cross-over. In the pre-Zero Hour Legion, Cosmic Boy was romantically involved with Night Girl from the Legion of Substitute Heroes. During the "Five Year Gap" following the Magic Wars, he lost his powers in the course of a war between the planets of Braal and Imsk, in which the Imskian army used a "dampener" on the magnetic fields within the Braalian soldiers.
"Vi" was on the scene when her fellow Legionnaire was crippled by the dampener during the battle of Venado Bay, harbored deep guilt for years. No longer using his codename, Rokk retired to the slums of a demilitarized Braal with his wife Lydda, who gave birth to their son Pol; when Reep Daggle reformed the Legion, a powerless Rokk joined up, moving his family to the Legion's new headquarters. The former Cosmic Boy continued to serve with honor during the adult Legion's tour of duty, proving that he needed no powers to be a hero. Rokk did however regain his powers shortly before Zero Hour, thanks to a special pair of power gauntlets, he took on the codename Polestar, only to renounce the power gauntlets after they began to affect his mind. After learning that he was destined to become the Time Trapper and the rest of the Legion were erased from history by Zero Hour. In the post-Zero Hour Legion, Rokk Krinn came from a poor family but became a superstar in the Braallian sport of Magnoball, earning the nickname "Cosmic Boy" after winning the Magnoball Cosmic Games.
He sent most of his earnings to his family, unaware that his manager, Alex Cuspin, was embezzling them instead. After being approached by R. J. Brande to form the Legion, Saturn Girl revealed the truth about Cuspin. Rokk promptly had him arrested; the founding members voted him leader, but soon after found out that Leviathan, a Science Police veteran, had been appointed to leadership by the United Planets President. Leviathan would shortly thereafter give Cosmic Boy the leadership position after the death of Kid Quantum, a position he served in admirably. After the attack on Earth by the White Triangle Daxamites, he seemed to turn into a controlling martinet under the thumb of UP President Chu. During this period, he made many unpopular decisions, including forcing his best friend Garth Ranzz and Ultra Boy off the team. However, this was a ruse planned by himself and Invisible Kid to expose the corruption of the UP President. After this, he voluntarily stepped down from leadership, feeling that he had served as leader for long enough.
When Shrinking Violet fell under the influence of the Emerald Eye of Ekron, Rokk was one of the team members the Eye sent to the 21st Century. During this period, he and Saturn Girl began a relationship, but was rendered comatose during a battle with Doctor Psycho. While he recovered, it was revealed that Saturn Girl had been subconsciously manipulating his comatose body since Psycho's attack, she realized that she was in love with Garth. The relationship ended. After returning to the 31st Century, he would deal with an attempt on his life by his former manager, released from prison. After half the team was lost in a rift in space, the Legion was disbanded by Leland McCauley, who had become the president of the United Planets. Brande recruited him to reform the Legion in secret and Rokk again led the team for a short time, discovering that McCauley had been killed and was being impersonated by Ra's al Ghul. After defeating Ra's, Rokk would step down from leadership again, he began a relationship with the Legion's new leader, Kid Quantum II.
In Legion of Super-Heroes vol. 5, #1, Cosmic Boy is the leader of the Legion of Super-Heroes. After destroying the Dominators' homeworld, Cosmic Boy is voted out of office, being replaced by Supergirl, he joins a superhero team from the 41st century, who come back in time to offer him membership. The events of the Infinite Crisis miniseries have restored a close analogue of the pre-Crisis on Infinite Earths Legion to continuity, as seen in "The Lightning Saga" story arc in Justice League of America and Justice Society of America, in the "Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes" story arc in Action Comics. Cosmic Boy is included in their number. Comics writer Geoff Johns stated about the characters: Cosmic Boy was featured in a four-part limited series, cover dated December 1986 through March 1987. A tie-in to the Legends limited series, it was written by Paul Levitz, with art by Keith Giffen, Ernie Colón, Bob Smith. In the series, Cosmic Boy and Night Girl have traveled from the 30th century to enjoy a vacation in the 20th century.
They find themselves threatened by many citizens and residents of the United States, who have been manipulated by Glorious Godfrey as part of a scheme by Darkseid to discredit Earth's superhero community. Soon after arriving, Cosmic Boy encounters Superman, who does not recognize him—even though Superboy was
Crisis on Infinite Earths
Crisis on Infinite Earths is an American comic book published by DC Comics. The story, written by Marv Wolfman and pencilled by George Pérez, was first serialized as a twelve-issue maxiseries from April 1985 to March 1986; as the main piece of a crossover event, some plot elements were featured in tie-in issues of other DC publications. Since its initial publication, the series has been reprinted in various editions; the idea for the series stemmed from Wolfman's desire to abandon the DC Multiverse seen in the company's comics—which he thought was unfriendly to readers—and create a single, unified DC Universe. The foundation of Crisis on Infinite Earths developed through a character introduced in Wolfman's The New Teen Titans in July 1982 before the series itself started. Pérez was not the intended artist for the series, but was excited when he learned of it and called illustrating it some of the most fun he had. At the start of Crisis on Infinite Earths, the Anti-Monitor is unleashed on the DC Multiverse and begins to destroy the various Earths that it comprises.
The Monitor tries to recruit heroes from around the Multiverse but is murdered, while Brainiac collaborates with the villains to conquer the remaining Earths. However, both the heroes and villains are united by the Spectre. Crisis on Infinite Earths is infamous for its high death count; the series was a bestseller for DC and has been reviewed positively by comic book critics, who praised its ambition and dramatic events. The story is credited with popularizing the idea of a large-scale crossover in comics, its events caused the entire DCU to be rebooted. Crisis on Infinite Earths is the first installment in; the story will serve as inspiration for the 2019 Arrowverse crossover. DC Comics is an American comic book publisher best known for its superhero stories featuring characters including Batman and Wonder Woman; the company debuted in February 1935 with New Fun: The Big Comic Magazine. Most of DC's comic books take place within a shared universe called the DC Universe, allowing plot elements and settings to crossover with each other.
The concept of the DCU has provided DC's writers some challenges in maintaining continuity, due to conflicting events within different comics that need to reflect the shared nature of the universe. "The Flash of Two Worlds" from The Flash #123, which featured Barry Allen teaming up with Jay Garrick, was the first DC comic to suggest that the DCU was a part of a multiverse. The DC Multiverse concept was expanded in years with the DCU having infinite Earths. For example, the Golden Age versions of DC heroes resided on Earth-Two, while DC's Silver Age heroes were from Earth-One. Since "Crisis on Earth-One!", DC has used the word "Crisis" to describe important crossovers within the DC Multiverse. Over the years, various writers took liberties creating additional parallel Earths as plot devices and to house characters DC had acquired from other companies, making the DC Multiverse a "convoluted mess". DC's comic book sales were far below those of their competitor Marvel Comics. According to ComicsAlliance journalist Chris Sims, "the multiverse... felt old-fashioned, conjuring up images of'imaginary stories' and characters that DC acquired when they bought out Golden Age competitors and shuttled off to their own universes.
Marvel, on the other hand, felt contemporary... and when you stack them up against each other, there's one difference that sticks out above anything else: Marvel feels unified". During the Bronze Age of Comic Books, writer Marv Wolfman became popular among DC's readers for his work on Weird War Tales and The New Teen Titans. George Pérez, who illustrated The New Teen Titans began to rise to prominence in this era. In 1984, Pérez entered into an exclusive contract with DC, extended one year. Although The New Teen Titans was a major success for DC, the company's comic book sales were still below Marvel's. Wolfman began to attribute this to the DC Multiverse, feeling "The Flash of Two Worlds" had created a "nightmare": it was not reader-friendly for new readers to be able to keep track of and writers struggled with the continuity errors it caused. In The New Teen Titans #21, Wolfman introduced a new character: the shadowy villainous Monitor. In 1981, Wolfman was editing Green Lantern, he got a letter from a fan asking why a character did not recognize Green Lantern in a recent issue despite the two having had worked together in an issue three years earlier.
Soon afterward, Wolfman pitched Crisis on Infinite Earths as The History of the DC Universe, seeing it as a way to simplify the DCU and attract new readers. The History of the DC Universe's title was changed to Crisis of Infinite Earths because its premise, involving the destruction of entire worlds, sounded more like a crisis. Wolfman said when he pitched the series to DC, he realized it was going to be a new beginning for the DCU. "I knew up front, they did too, how big this was going to be," he said. "But, no-one knew whether it would sell at all. It was a risk DC was willing to take, because my thoughts were th
Bartholomew Henry Allen II is a fictional superhero in the DC Comics Universe. Allen first appeared as the superhero Impulse, a teenage sidekick of the superhero The Flash, before he became the second hero known as Kid Flash; the character first made a cameo appearance in The Flash #91 in 1994, while his first full appearance in issue #92, appeared as the lead character in Impulse and The Flash: The Fastest Man Alive. In the latter series, the character became the fourth hero to assume the identity of The Flash. Bart prominently features in the superhero team titles Young Justice and Teen Titans; as the Flash, Bart was a core character in 10 issues of Justice League of America. As first conceived by writers, Bart was born in the 30th century to Meloni Thawne and Don Allen, is part of a complex family tree of superheroes and supervillains, his father, Don, is one of the Tornado Twins and his paternal grandfather is Barry Allen, the second Flash. His paternal grandmother, Iris West Allen, is the adoptive aunt of the first Kid Flash, Wally West.
Additionally, Bart is the first cousin of a Legionnaire and daughter of Dawn Allen. On his mother's side, he is a descendant of supervillains Professor Zoom and Cobalt Blue as well as the half-brother of Owen Mercer, the second Captain Boomerang. In addition to these relatives, he had a supervillain clone known as Inertia. For most of his superhero career, Bart was the sidekick to the Wally West version of the Flash. After West's apparent death in the Infinite Crisis crossover event in 2006, Allen grew up and became the Flash, his tenure as the Flash was brief, he was killed off in issue 13 of his series, The Flash: The Fastest Man Alive. Allen was subsequently absent for nearly two years after his apparent death, but resurfaced—young again—as Kid Flash, in 2009's Final Crisis: Legion of 3 Worlds. After DC revised its continuity in 2011 as part of a company-wide relaunch of its most popular titles, Bart Allen became the alias of Bar Torr, a feared reactionary from the distant future, sent to the 21st century without his memories, attempting to forge an identity for himself as Kid Flash.
Outside of comics, Bart has been portrayed by Kyle Gallner in the live-action television series Smallville. Jason Marsden voiced Impulse/Kid Flash in the animated series Young Justice; as depicted in a Legion of Super-Heroes story, Barry Allen's children—the Tornado Twins—were arrested in A. D. 2995 by the government of Earth, which had fallen under the covert control of the Dominators. Following a one-day trial on trumped-up charges of treason, the Twins were executed. According to a Daily Planet news report, Don Allen is survived by his wife Carmen Johnson, his mother Iris West Allen, his two-year-old son: Barry Allen II, or Bart; this timeline was wiped out by the events of Zero Hour: Crisis in Time miniseries. However, a parallel set of events occurred on Earth-247, with the Tornado Twins and their families having traveled there from New Earth. Suffering from a hyper-accelerated metabolism, Bart Allen was aging at a faster rate than that of any other human being, thus causing him to appear the age of twelve when he was chronologically only two years old.
To prevent him from developing mental health problems, he was raised in a virtual reality machine which created a simulated world that kept pace with his own scale of time. When it became clear that this method was not helping, his grandmother, Iris Allen, took him back in time to the present where The Flash, Wally West, tricked Bart into a race around the world. By forcing Bart into an extreme burst of speed, Wally managed to shock his hyper metabolism back to normal; because he had spent the majority of his childhood in a simulated world, Bart had no concept of danger and was prone to leaping before he looked. The youth proved to be more trouble than Wally could handle, he was palmed off onto retired superhero speedster Max Mercury, who moved Bart to the fictitious Manchester, Alabama. Bart created the Impulse codename for himself, though a retcon in Impulse #50 has Batman codenaming him such as a warning, not a compliment. Bart joined the Titans early in his career before going on to become one of the founding members of the superhero team Young Justice.
For a time, Impulse became the owner of a spaceship granted to him by a rich sultan in appreciation for having helped save his castle. The team used this ship to reunite Doiby Dickles with his queen and restore the rightful rule of Myrg. Impulse stayed with Young Justice for an extensive period of time during which he developed the ability to make speed-force energy duplicates; this allowed him to be in multiple places at once. The newly acquired power proved useful until one of the duplicates was killed during the "Our Worlds at War" storyline when half the team was lost on Apokolips. Bart quit Young Justice temporarily as the death of his duplicate led him to come to terms with his own mortality. Following Max Mercury's disappearance, Bart was taken in by Jay Garrick, the first Flash, his wife Joan. After the breakup of Young Justice, Bart joined some of his former teammates in a new line-up of the Teen Titans. Shortly after Bart joined the Teen Titans, he was shot in the knee by Deathstroke and received a prosthetic one.
While recovering, Bart read every single book in the San Francisco Public Library and reinvented himself as the new Kid Flash. Once healed, the artificial knee did not affect his ability to run at speeds approaching that of light, but reminding him that he needs to think first rather than to act impulsively; when Robin reminded him that by becomi