DC Universe: Legacies – 4


DC Universe: Legacies – 4

General Info

Issue No:
4
On Sale Date:
August 2010
Cover Date:
October 2010
Era:
Modern Age
Story Title:
The Next Generation!

Creative Team

Cover Artist:
Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, Dave Gibbons
Writer:
Len Wein
Penciller:
Scott Kolins, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez
Inker:
Scott Kolins, Dave Gibbons
Letterer:
Rob Leigh
Colourist:
Mike Atiyeh, Trish Mulvihill
Editor:
Mike Carlin, Rachel Gluckstern (associate), Simona Martore (assistant)

Characters

Main:
Paul Lincoln
Heroes:
Metal Men, Justice League of America: Atom (Ray Palmer), Aquaman (Arthur Curry), Batman (Bruce Wayne), Flash (Barry Allen), Green Arrow (Oliver Queen), Green Lantern (Hal Jordan), Martian Manhunter (J'onn J'onzz), Superman (Clark Kent/Kal El), Wonder Woman (Princess Diana)
Justice Society of America: Flash (Jay Garrick), Doctor Mid-Nite (Charles McNider), Black Canary (Dinah Drake Lance), Hawkman (Carter Hall), Atom (Al Pratt), Johnny Thunder, Green Lantern (Alan Scott), Hourman (Rex Tyler), Doctor Fate (Kent Nelson)
Teen Titans: Robin (Dick Grayson), Speedy (Roy Harper), Aqualad (Garth), Kid Flash (Wally West), Wonder Girl (Donna Troy)
Villains:
Angle Man (Angelo Bend), Ares, Cheetah (Priscilla Rich), Lex Luthor - plus numerous other cameos
Olympians:
N/A
Amazons:
N/A
Other:
Diana Lincoln, Peggy Lincoln, Officer Nelson Bell, Jack Ryder, Jenet Klyburn, Jimmy Mahoney, Jimmy Olsen, Lois Lane, Vicki Vale
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DC Universe: Legacies was a ten-part history of the DC Universe that spanned five generations, starting with the dawn of the Mystery Men to the modern era.

Synopsis

In the years following the disbanding of the JSA and the rise of the Red Scare, Paul tells that for the next decade there hasn’t been any appearance of a costumed vigilante which spells the end of the Mystery Men. However, there are still people who were desperate to find new heroes to those that they have lost, and new role models to look up to such as the resurgence and captivation of the Wild Western culture and heroes such as Pow-Wow Smith, Matt Savage, Tomahawk, Nighthawk, and the Trigger Twins.

As adults, Paul and Peggy discovers from the latter’s mother that Jimmy is a part of display armed criminals, who have been working with a group of highwaymen that get taken out by the Blackhawks. Paul also overheard the adventurer superheroes with no secret identity as the Challengers of the Unknown, Sea Devils, and Cave Carson and his team making their debut. While Paul reads the newspaper’s headlines, he learns that Jim Harper, the Guardian, is dying, and taking inspiration from his encounter with the Guardian, decides to become a police officer. After graduating from his police training, Paul ask Peggy to marry him, which Peggy accepts. Several months later, he is partnered with John Jones, and participating in a police crack down in a warehouse, where Paul confronts and reunite with Jimmy. Jimmy tries to convince him into letting him go, reasoning that he have a wife and expecting son; however, Jones arrives and arrests him, and Paul vows to see that Jimmy learns his lesson after some time behind bars. Soon, Paul approaches Peggy who learns about her brother’s arrest, in which he express his remorse for Jimmy’s predicament and even willingly to call off the marriage to ease Peggy’s feelings. But, Peggy reassures to Paul that there is no reason to apologise and what happened with him and Jimmy was inevitable, and decide keep their marriage.

Weeks following the marriage, Paul learned the newspapers’ headline that the Guardian had died, while he is assigned a new partner, Nelson Bell, who is sceptical all about the superheroes, after Jones becomes an detective. Years later, Paul becomes excited over the news of a newer generation of superheroes after witnessing Superman in action and the arrival of Batman. Later, Peggy gives birth to their daughter at the same time Wonder Woman makes her debut, which inspires Paul to name his daughter Diana. The world watch as more heroes had taken the predecessor place of the Flash and Green Lantern, including other heroes such as Aquaman and the Martian Manhunter. While their presence are known, and as they, along with the other heroes, gather together as the Justice League of America.