Armageddon 2001 – 1

General Info

Issue No:
1
On Sale Date:
March 1991
Cover Date:
May 1991
Era:
Dark Age
Story Title:
Darktime

Creative Team

Cover Artist:
Dan Jurgens, Terry Austin
Writer:
Archie Goodwin
Penciller:
Dan Jurgens
Inker:
Dick Giordano
Letterer:
Albert De Guzman
Colourist:
Anthony Tollin
Editor:
Dennis O'Neil, Kelly Puckett (assistant)

Characters

Main:
Waverider (Matthew Ryder)
Heroes:
Wonder Woman (Princess Diana), Superman (Clark Kent/Kal El), Batman (Bruce Wayne) - plus numerous other comeos
Villains:
Monarch
Olympians:
N/A
Amazons:
N/A
Other:
Janet Ryder, Alex Ryder, Karen Ryder, Harris
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Synopsis

In the year 2030, scientist Matthew Ryder struggles with the totalitarian oppression of his world’s leadership underneath the dictator and former superhero Monarch. Ryder, one of the very few in his world even privately opposed to Monarch’s rule, finds small ways in which to research the superheroes of old, a long forbidden concept. Ryder’s curiosity into the subject is drawn mostly from a vague childhood memory of being rescued out of a pile of rubble by a superhero that he couldn’t put a face or a name to.

It is revealed through flashbacks how Monarch, at one point a superhero himself, had murdered all of the other heroes single-handedly and installed himself as sole world ruler, 29 years previously in 2001.