Genesis – 3

Genesis – 3

General Info

Issue No:
On Sale Date:
August 1997
Cover Date:
October 1997
Dark Age
Story Title:
Event Horizon

Creative Team

Cover Artist:
Alan Davis, Mark Farmer
John Byrne
Ron Wagner
Joe Rubinstein
Clem Robins
Patricia Mulvihill
Paul Kupperberg, Jason Hernandez-Rosenblatt (assistant)


Arzaz, Justice League: Aquaman (Orin), Flash (Wally West), Green Lantern (Kyle Rayner), Martian Manhunter (J'onn J'onzz), Superman (Clark Kent/Kal El), New Gods: Big Barda, Highfather, Lightray, Metron, Mister Miracle (Scott Free), Orion, Takion
Captain Marvel (Billy Batson), Mary Marvel (Mary Batson), Spectre (Aztar), Warrior (Guy Gardner), Impulse (Bart Allen), Max Mercury, Jesse Quick (Jesse Chambers), Ray (Ray Terrill), Superboy (Kon-El), Supergirl (Linda Danvers), Captain Atom (Nathaniel Adam), Robin (Tim Drake), Huntress (Helena Bertinelli), Catwoman (Selina Kyle), Starman (Jack Knight)
Teen Titans: Argent (Toni Moretti), Joto (Isaiah Crockett), Prysm, Risk (Cody Driscoll), Atom (Ray Palmer)
Forever People: Mark Moonrider, Big Bear, Beautiful Dreamer, Serifan, Vykin the Black
The Ravers: Kaliber, Aura, Hero, Half-Life, Sparx, Kindred Marx
Legion of Super-Heroes: Saturn Girl, Brainiac 5;,Cosmic Boy, Spark, Ultra Boy, Apparition - plus numerous others
Darkseid, Granny Goodness, Kalibak, Mantis, Kanto the Assassin, Nameless One, Female Furies: Bernadeth, Lashina, Mad Harriet, Speed Queen, Stompa
Aphrodite, Apollo, Ares, Athena, Hera, Herakles, Hestia, Zeus
Artemis, Hippolyta
Donna Troy
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This mini series only features Hippolyta and takes place during the period that Diana was dead, after having been killed by Neron.


Teleported by Kindred Marx of the Ravers, a selected group of superheroes travels to the Source Wall where they immediately encounter Darkseid. Darkseid tells them how the Godwave has already passed through the Source Wall. Once it reaches the center of the Source, the universe will be destroyed and a new one will be created. Of course, Darkseid wants to harness all that power for himself.

Having said this, Darkseid leaves to let his army fight the heroes. Takion assembles a smaller group of them to actually enter The Source to execute Highfather’s original plan.

The importance of the event has also attracted Spectre who pays Darkseid a visit. He warns him not to enter the Source. But the villain ignores him and, thus, Spectre chooses to enter the Source himself. Then, Darkseid gets another visitor who calls himself the opposite of Arzaz and offers his support to help Darkseid, but clearly intending to keep the universe intact as long as possible. During that conversation, the Source emits a huge surge which increases the chaos on Earth and other planets even more with the dread, world-ending feelings of the people reaching another high. After that, the heroes who entered the Source are ejected shortly before the Source Wall collapses.