Welcome to the Future

 

–2020s CE
Referenced in Batman Beyond Vol. 8 #6
.[1] Batman begins working on a new high-tech Bat-costume. He will work on this suit sporadically over the course of the next two decades. (This is the costume Terry McGinnis will one day wear.)

–2020s CE
Referenced in Batman Beyond Vol. 8 #9
. The relationship between Bruce and Damian becomes strained. Damian quits his post as Robin and moves to Europe, with no plans of returning to Gotham.

–2030s CE
Referenced in Batman Beyond Vol. 8 #6
. Alfred Pennyworth dies. A funeral and burial is held.

–2030s CE
Referenced in Batman Beyond Vol. 8 #6-7
and Batman Beyond Vol. 8 #10-11. Wayne Enterprises and Powers Industries merge to form the Wayne-Powers Company. Not long after, Brother Eye creates and army of cyborg zombies (aka eye-Zombies) and attacks New York City. Batman and Mr. Terrific attempt to destroy Brother Eye, but fail. Brother Eye takes over NYC and large portions of North America. A cold war pitting Brother Eye against humanity begins. The Wayne-Powers Company initiates cloaking technology (known as “The Veil”) that prevents Brother Eye from attacking Gotham, which is now renamed Neo-Gotham. With the new terrifying global status quo set in place, Batman launches many surveillance satellites (complete with hacking tech) into Earth’s orbit. (Brother Eye will eventually destroy some of these satellites, but not all of them. While currently restricted to his conquered territory, Brother Eye will eventually break the cold status of the war, turning it into an all-out hot war with his “initial attack” against all humans in 2050.)

–2030s CE
Referenced in Batman Beyond Vol. 8 #6
. Former Batgirl Barbara Gordon becomes the new Commissioner of Police. Commissioner Gordon, just like her father, becomes a GCPD ally to Batman.

–2030s CE
Referenced in Batman Beyond Vol. 8 #7
. Bruce’s lifetime war on crime has finally caught up with his body. With permanent injuries, Bruce begins using a cane to get around. He creates a new Bat-suit, with extra armor and a high-tech built-in physical support system, for himself. Despite Bruce’s age and frail condition, this sci-fi costume allows him to remain active and effective as a crime-fighter.

–2030s CE
Referenced in Batman Beyond Vol. 8 #6-9
. Red Robin (Tim Drake) goes missing, disappearing without a trace. Bruce begins an exhaustive but futile search for Tim. Unable to locate him, Bruce puts Red Robin’s costume on display in the Batcave.

–2030s CE
Referenced in Batman Beyond Vol. 8 #6—originally told via flashback from Batman Beyond Vol. 8 #2. Joker is seemingly killed in an explosion while fighting Batman. Joker’s meager remains are cremated and the Clown Prince of Crime is interred at a Neo-Gotham funeral home. (SPOILER: Joker ain’t really dead. Duh.)

–2030s CE
Referenced in Batman Beyond Vol. 8 #10. Bruce has high hopes that Damian will return to Gotham and take over as Batman in the near future. Unfortunately, things aren’t going to play out that way.

–2030s CE
Flashback from Batman Beyond Vol. 8 #8-10
—and also referenced in Batman Beyond Vol. 8 #6-10. Batman fights The Banes—murderous gang of Venom-addicted Bane-worshippers. After the Banes kick Batman’s ass, he builds a high-tech Batman costume known as the “X-7,” complete with a sentient X-7 AI that can control the suit if need be. In a rematch, Batman suffers multiple broken bones, but when X-7 takes completely takes over his body, the Dark Knight is able to defeat the Banes. Bruce realizes that the suit is dangerous and only because it is damaged is Bruce able to take it off. With terrible new injuries sustained to an already frail elderly body, Batman undergoes three spinal surgeries. While recovering from surgery, Bruce takes months to repair the X-7 suit. Recovered, Bruce still has no choice but to officially fully retire from crime-fighting. Bruce contacts Damian in Europe to tell him the news. Damian visits his dad in the States, telling him that Ra’s al Ghul—aware of Bruce’s condition—is planning something big. Damian, against his dad’s wishes, dons the X-7 suit and becomes the new Batman. Damian goes to the Himalayas and wipes-out the entire League of Assassins in four hours. After losing contact, Bruce goes to the site of the battle only to find the tattered (but still fully-functional) X-7 costume. Unable to locate Damian, Bruce fears the worst, but has hope that Damian will return. Not long after, Bruce learns that Damian has joined his grandfather in the League of Assassins. After some digging, Bruce learns that Ra’s al Ghul set up the whole thing. Ra’s had been monitoring Bruce and knew that the X-7 costume would corrupt Damian, allowing the master manipulator to recruit his grandson back into the evil fold. Bruce blames the X-7 for turning Damian against him. Afterward, Bruce stashes the X-7 suit in a Batcave vault, vowing never to let anyone wear it ever again. Meanwhile, Damian joins Ra’s al Ghul, who convinces him that Bruce is responsible for the ongoing Brother Eye cold war, which will eventually erupt into a hot war that will threaten the entire planet.

–2030s CE
Referenced in Batman Beyond Vol. 8 #10
. Bruce begins an exhaustive search for Damian, which will go on for years to come. Damian will remain unfound, hidden away with the League of Assassins.

–late 2040s CE
Flashback from Batman Beyond Vol. 8 #7
and Batman Beyond Vol. 8 #10—and also referenced in Batman Beyond Vol. 8 #6-7 and Batman Beyond Vol. 8 #10. High schooler Terry McGinnis and his girlfriend Dana Tan are attacked by the Joker-inspired terror gang known as The Jokerz. Terry leads the Jokerz outside of the city, accidentally winding up at Wayne Manor. Terry helps old Bruce into his home and administers his meds, causing Bruce to pass out. Terry snoops around and discovers the Batcave, realizing that Bruce is the former Batman. Bruce wakes up and chases Terry off. Terry arrives home to his mom Mary McGinnis and little brother Matt McGinnis to find that his whistle-blowing father has been murdered on the orders of the Wayne-Powers Company’s new corrupt CEO Derek Powers (Geri Powers’ nephew). Terry immediately returns to Wayne Manor and beseeches Bruce to avenge his dad. Bruce refuses, so Terry steals an experimental flying Bat-suit that Bruce has been improving upon for decades. Terry becomes the new Batman, protector of Neo-Gotham. This Bat-suit has a plethora of unique strengths that no Bat-suit has ever had before, including powerful cloaking technology, which Terry will use during almost every case (even if it isn’t specifically mentioned below). The rookie Batman, remotely guided by a begrudging Bruce, confronts his father’s killer, Derek Powers, and defeats him. In the process, Powers suffers a horrific radiation accident that turns him into the super-villain Blight. Blight becomes the new Batman’s first arch-rival, battling him several times. Bruce also builds a sentient computerized version of the long deceased Alfred, aptly called ALFRED, which acts as a built-in guide inside Terry’s Bat-suit. ALFRED is basically a nicer fixed-up version of the X-7 AI. Terry immediately begins on-the-job training with Bruce, flying around Gotham as Bruce watches from the rooftops below. Moving forward, Bruce will be constantly gruff and overly-critical of Terry, treating Terry like a younger version of himself. It isn’t long before the new Batman is going on regular patrols (with Bruce remotely guiding him from the Batcave). And, while we won’t see it appear visibly on our timeline below, be aware that Terry continues to date Dana, but as his life as Batman begins to occupy more his time, Dana will get phased out pretty quickly—with Terry ditching her constantly and making flimsy excuses to get away. Bruce and Terry will grow closer as they work together, with Bruce coming to regard Terry like a son.

–late 2040s CE
Flashback from Batman Beyond Vol. 8 #10. Damian returns to Gotham hoping to clear the air with his dad. While spying on Bruce in the Batcave, Damian is shocked to find him with a new Batman at his side. Jealous, Damian immediately feels hatred toward Terry and returns to the League of Assassins without even speaking to Bruce.

–late 2040s CE
Referenced in ???. Batman (Terry McGinnis) defeats the shape-shifting villainess Inque.

–late 2040s CE
Referenced in ???
. Walter Shreeve becomes Blight’s newest henchman, becoming the sound wave-blasting super-villain known as Shriek. Batman (Terry McGinnis) defeats Shriek.

–late 2040s CE
Referenced in Batman Beyond Vol. 8 #6
. Psychologist Ira Billings becomes the hallucination-inducing super-villain known as Spellbinder. Batman (Terry McGinnis) ends his reign of terror and puts him behind bars.

–late 2040s CE
Referenced in ???
. Batman (Terry McGinnis) defeats the debuting Rewire (Davis Dusk), son of the Mayor of Gotham, William Dusk.

–late 2040s CE
Referenced in Batman Beyond Vol. 8 #6
. Terry and Dana officially break up.

–late 2040s CE
Referenced in Batman Beyond Vol. 8 #6
. Batman (Terry McGinnis) fights his former high school classmate, the super-villain known as Terminal (Carter Wilson). While defeating Terminal and a bunch of Jokerz that are loyal to him, Batman’s secret ID is exposed to one of his closest friends, Maxine Gibson.

–late 2040s CE
Referenced in ???
. When a new fad of genetic self-manipulation hits Gotham, turning ordinary folks into mutant-like animal-human hybrids known as Splicers, Batman (Terry McGinnis) fights the Splicers and busts the evil scientist responsible for facilitating their metamorphoses: Dr. Abel Cuvier.

–late 2040s CE
Batman (Terry McGinnis) meets the current incarnation of the Justice League—Superman (Jon Kent), Shazam, Big Barda, Aquagirl, Green Lantern Kai-Ro, Warhawk (Rex Stewart), Micron, and Flash (Danica Williams).

–late 2040s CE
Referenced in Batman Beyond Vol. 8 #6-9. Batman (Terry McGinnis) teams-up with Commissioner Barbara Gordon to fight the League of Assassins and defeat the debuting Curaré. Bruce tells Terry all about the League of Assassins, Ra’s al Ghul, and how the al Ghuls connect to his family tree via Talia and Damian. Terry tells Maxine Gibson about Bruce’s link to the al Ghuls.

–late 2040s CE
Referenced in Batman Beyond Vol. 8 #6
. Terry’s mother Mary is killed by Brother Eye’s forces while presumably traveling outside of Neo-Gotham. Terry becomes a primary caretaker for his little brother Matt. Family friend Nora Boxer (an employee of the Global Peace Agency) begins checking-in on and helping care for both Terry and Matt. She will do this from time to time, moving forward.

–2050 CE
Referenced in Batman Beyond Vol. 8 #6
. Matt McGinnis watches as Batman (Terry McGinnis) fights Shriek. During the fight, Matt falls and is badly hurt. Shriek destroys the Wayne-Powers Building, damaging the Veil. Batman rescues his little brother and reveals his secret identity to him. As they talk, Brother Eye—now free to strike without the Veil up-and-running—begins his “initial attack” on Neo-Gotham and the rest of the planet. Brother Eye turns the majority of the Earth’s metahumans into his mindless cyborg drones. Bruce Wayne, Batman, and others fight a guerrilla-style war against Brother Eye’s hordes. Panicked, Bruce cobbles together a one-way time-traveling belt for Batman (Terry McGinnis), instructing him to go back into the past to prevent this horrific Brother Eye future from happening. The Justice League is defeated by Brother Eye, allowing his forces to take control of most of the Earth. After Bruce is attacked, Batman comes to believe that Bruce has died. Of course, this isn’t true. A badly injured Bruce has been rushed by aid-workers to a nearby triage tent. The comatose Bruce is discovered by Terminal, who immediately kidnaps him. Terminal hides Bruce, keeping him barely alive with life support. He will lay low with Bruce until Brother Eye’s attack subsides. Batman activates the time-belt. However, it fails and he winds up teleported a few miles away. Batman is injured by Brother Eye’s cyborgs. Spellbinder collects the wounded Batman and brainwashes him, completely erasing his memories and making him totally subservient. Terry, without any memory of being Batman, goes into hiding with his new master, Spellbinder. They will remain in hiding together for nearly a full year. Everyone will think Terry has died.

–2050 CE
Reference in Batman Beyond Vol. 8 #6 and Batman Beyond Vol. 8 #10. Brother Eye controls the planet. Bruce and Terry are believed dead. Just when all hope is lost, a new Batman arrives seemingly out of nowhere. It’s Tim Drake from an alternate timeline (specifically the Futures End Timeline, which Tim has just erased from existence in order to fight for our primary timeline)! Thanks to the chronal-machinations of the new Batman and his ALFRED AI, the Veil is brought back, which allows for Brother Eye and his forces to be expelled from a re-cloaked Neo-Gotham. Bruce and several others, thanks to alt-Tim’s time-fuckery, will gain knowledge and memories of the erased Futures End Timeline. The new Batman (Tim) meets the heroes of the resistance in New York City and vows to defeat Brother Eye. In Neo-Gotham, Terminal emerges from the shadows with a comatose Bruce dressed up to look like Joker. Terminal delivers him to the Jokerz, who—actually believing him to be the real Joker—provide the surgical resources and life support systems needed to keep Bruce alive. Bruce will remain in a lifeless coma for almost a year while Terminal slowly embezzles funds from his bank account. The world will continue to think he is dead.

–2050 CE
Referenced in Batman Beyond Vol. 8 #6—originally told in DC Sneak Peek: Batman Beyond and Batman Beyond Vol. 7 #1-6 (“BRAVE NEW WORLDS”). The new Batman (alternate reality Tim Drake) unmasks and delivers the sad news of Terry’s death to Terry’s brother Matt and friend Nora Boxer. (Tim delivers this incorrect information because, on his defunct timeline, Terry was killed.) Tim infiltrates a Brother Eye prison camp and rescues Maxine Gibson and Commissioner Barbara Gordon. Tim then suits-up and fights Inque, learning that Inque’s daughter Deanna Clay is being held prisoner on Brother Eye’s moon-base. Batman leads an army of heroes, villains, and civilians against Brother Eye’s giant eye-Zombie army. Batman and Inque teleport to the moon and fight Brother Eye head-on. While Batman rescues Deanna, Inque sacrifices herself to defeat Brother Eye, whose reign of terror finally ends.

–2050 CE
Reference in ???
. Tim Drake settles into his new life in Neo-Gotham. After defeating Rewire, Batman chastises the cops for their poor treatment of refugees, but new Mayor Luke Fox (formerly Batwing) defends the actions of his men.

–2050 CE
Referenced in Batman Beyond Vol. 8 #6
—originally told in Batman Beyond Vol. 7 #10-11 (“CITY OF YESTERDAY”). When Matt McGinnis goes missing, Batman (Tim Drake) tracks him to a ravaged Metropolis. There, Batman fights the Splicers, who are led by their masters, Dr. Abel Cuvier and Prince Tuftan. Cuvier then sics a mind-controlled Justice League, inactive since their defeat at the hands of Brother Eye during the war, on Batman. Tuftan turns on Cuvier to free the JL and help Batman to gain victory. Tuftan then takes the Splicers to live with his animal-people outside of Metropolis. Meanwhile, a new Rewire—(the prior has died)—makes plans with Spellbinder to take over Gotham. (SPOILER: The new Rewire is the brainwashed Terry McGinnis.)

–2051 CE
Referenced in Batman Beyond Vol. 8 #6
—originally told in Batman Beyond Vol. 7 #12-16 (“WIRED FOR DEATH”). Batman and Commissioner Barbara Gordon fight Spellbinder and the new Rewire, unmasking the latter as Terry McGinnis. Matt McGinnis arrives and helps Batman defeat Spellbinder, releasing his hold over Terry’s mind. Back at the Batcave, Tim explains everything to Terry. He gives the mantle of Batman back to Terry and then departs. Back in his costume for the first time in a while, a jubilant Terry McGinnis takes to the skies as Batman. The next day, Tim gets sucked into a brightly lit portal, seemingly erased for being the time-anomaly that he is.

–2051 CE
Referenced in Batman Beyond Vol. 8 #6
—originally told in Batman Beyond Vol. 8 #1-5. Terry and his brother Matt move into a new apartment and do research, learning that Bruce supposedly died during Brother Eye’s “initial attack.” (Bruce is actually in a coma, in the secret care of the pestiferous Terminal.) While Matt and Maxine Gibson remotely monitor Batman from the Batcave, Batman heads to Jokerz Town, home of the Jokerz, to rescue his kidnapped ex-girlfriend Dana Tan. After getting his ass kicked and fleeing, Batman disguises himself as a Jokerz gang member and returns. After rescuing Dana, Matt arrives and hands off the X-7 Bat-suit (which he has found in the Batcave) to Terry. Terry then reveals his secret ID to a shocked Dana. In the X-7 suit, Batman easily defeats the Jokerz, prompting Terminal and his assistant to flee with Bruce in tow. Batman learns that Bruce is still alive! At a Wayne-Powers building, Batman rescues Bruce. Terry greets Bruce with joy, but Bruce immediately gives him grave news: Terminal’s assistant is the original Joker in disguise! Outside of the city limits, Joker reveals himself and beats Terminal to death with a crowbar. The Clown Prince of Crime is back!

–2051 CE
Batman Beyond Vol. 8 #6-8
(“RISE OF THE DEMON”). Terry and company reintroduce Bruce to the Batcave and fill him in on all he has missed. Meanwhile, Curaré fights-off League of Assassins ninjas and smashes her way into police HQ, demanding an audience with Batman. Bruce scans the police blotter with Matt, learning that Terminal has been killed. Bruce tells Matt that Joker is alive and that the X-7 Bat-suit is dangerous. Meanwhile, outside of Dana’s apartment, Terry catches-up with Dana. Atop the GCPD HQ tower, the League of Assassins attacks Curaré and Commissioner Barbara Gordon, who lights up the Batsignal. Despite seeing the signal, Terry makes a decision to ignore it, citing that, unlike Bruce, he will balance a personal life with crime-fighting. While Curaré and Babs struggle against overwhelming odds, Terry makes-out with Dana. At Wayne Manor, Bruce sits in front of a fireplace and broods, recalling the past. Bruce, Max, and Matt monitor the League of Assassins fight, noting that Batman hasn’t responded to the signal. Terry screens Bruce’s phone call, so Matt sends a video of the rooftop battle to Dana, who shows it to Terry, who suits up and joins the fray. Bruce sees the X-7 suit and flips out, citing that is bad news for whoever wears it. Batman violently kicks the crap out of the League of Assassins ninjas before Curaré shows him a video that supposedly shows a masked Ra’s al Ghul active at his Himalayan stronghold. While Curaré fights top assassin Koru (the son of Ra’s al Ghul’s deceased number one Ubu), Batman flies to the League of Assassins lair only to find that the masked leader is none other than Damian! They immediately fight.

–2051 CE
Batman Beyond Vol. 8 #9-11
(“RISE OF THE DEMON” Concluded). Bruce travels to the Himalayas to intervene in the fight between Batman (Terry McGinnis) and Damian. On the snowy slopes, Bruce dispatches with Koru and hikes up the mountainside to just in time to see Damian standing victorious over a bested Batman. Damian shows signs of jealously, telling his dad that he is disgusted about Terry acting as a surrogate son. The X-7 AI takes over Batman completely and begins fighting Damian again. Even with the added power of the X-7, Batman is no match for Damian and Goliath, who swoops in to help his master. With Batman down again, Damian continues monologuing, revealing that Ra’s al Ghul died on the eve of Brother Eye’s “initial attack,” after which he assumed control of the League of Assassins. Despite having technology and manpower that could have significantly helped in the war against Brother Eye, Damian (and Talia) decided not to intervene, citing their deceased patriarch’s mantra: the planet benefits from a decrease in population. Damian then reveals and activates several nuclear missiles, with which he plans to use to “purify” the world. Bruce calls for Damian to stop, adamantly telling him that the X-7 permanently messed up his mind years ago, turning him evil, to which Damian denies. A resurgent Batman takes-out Goliath and sets his attention on Damian. Bruce saves Goliath’s life with an adrenaline shot. As Damian wails on Batman, Koru returns and fights Bruce while angrily telling him that his dad, Ubu #1, committed suicide out of shame for losing so many fights against Batman back in the day. Damian turns on Koru and kicks his ass. Bruce then talks to Batman, who is able to overpower the X-7’s influence. Defeated, Koru launches the nukes, but Batman destroys all but one in Earth’s atmosphere. From the Batcave, Maxine and Matt re-route one of Bruce’s satellites to crash into the last one. Batman falls plummets toward Earth, but is caught by a skydiving Damian. Later, peace is made. Bruce and Damian share a teary-eyed embrace. Damian tells Bruce that he will one day return to Gotham. And they lived happily ever after.

–3000
Reference in Blue Beetle Vol. 9 #11-12
—originally told in Justice League 3000 #1-15. For years, a group of powerful metahumans known as The Five (Locus, Coeval, The Convert, Kali, and Terry Magnus) has ruled most of the universe with an oppressive dictatorial reign. Hoping to usurp their imperial throne, Project Cadmus (run by acting double-agent Terry Magnus and his twin sister Teri Magnus) are able to clone the 21st century’s superheroes to create a new Justice LeagueBatman (Bruce Wayne clone), Superman (Clark Kent clone), Wonder Woman (Diana clone), Green Lantern (Hal Jordan clone), Flash (Barry Allen clone), and Firestorm (Ronnie Raymond clone). The JL, with non-clone handler Ariel Masters, fights the Five, resulting in the Flash-clone’s death. Terry shows his true colors and kills Teri, but Ariel resurrects her with the cloning machine, turning her into the new Flash. The new Flash joins the JL and helps them bring down the Five, ending their reign over the cosmos. The JL then visits the Arthurian planet of Camelot 9 where they deal with Terry’s new Injustice LeagueLois Lane (Lois Lane clone), Bane (Bane clone), Mirror Master (Sam Scudder clone), Zeus, and Sinestro (Thaal Sinestro clone)—and prevent a demon invasion from Hell, led by Etrigan. The JL is assisted by a time-traveling Blue Beetle (Ted Kord) and Booster Gold and Fire (Beatriz da Costa clone) and Ice (Tora Olafsdotter clone).

–3001
Reference in Blue Beetle Vol. 9 #11-12
—originally told in Justice League 3001 #1-12. The Firestorm clone, off the Justice League and new head of Cadmus, re-clones the Green Lantern into the body of Shiryalla Tome, mixed with Guy Gardner’s DNA, creating a new female-bodied (but male-identifying) Green Lantern to replace the Hal Jordan-clone, who dies. Later, a new Supergirl (Kara Zor-El clone) joins the JL to help them defeat some Starros on the planet Woden 12, after which a Starro—attached to a random person—joins the JL too. On the prison planet of Takron-Galatos, the Supergirl-clone and Batman-clone bust a fake Batman, who is revealed as teenager Tina Sung (a descendant of Bruce Wayne). Soon after, Tina (in her Batman costume), along with the Fire-clone and Ice-clone, helps the JL defeat Lady Styx’s Scullion androids in a battle that sees the death of both the Superman-clone and Batman-clone. Tina becomes the new official Batman, replacing the Batman-clone on the JL. Ridiculously, Tina also becomes the new Robin, sometimes also wearing a Boy Wonder costume so she can be a superhero and sidekick all at once. Eventually, Tina settles on becoming the new Batgirl. The Fire-clone and Ice-clone join the JL as well. On Paradise Island, the new JL then defeats Lady Styx, the Injustice League, and Terry Magnus, who gets bonded with Eclipso. During the fight, Batgirl and Flash get banished by Lady Styx to the 21st century.

–853rd century
Reference in Flash Vol. 5 #21
. Super-villains Laughing Virus and Xauron take control of the Prison Planet of Pluto. Xauron brutally murders all the prison staffers and their spouses, orphaning thousands of kids, including one little boy that swears to avenge their deaths. Year later, this survivor of the Plutonian Holocaust, inspired by the Caped Crusader of the 21st century, undergoes intense training and debuts as the dark avenger known as Batman! After establishing himself as a hero, Batman is given the task of running the penal colony on Pluto. Alongside his robotic sidekick—Robin the Toy Wonder—he battles a host of bizarre rogues and contains them on Pluto. Batman also sets up his Batcave on Pluto, complete with trophies and an extensive museum. Several of the galaxy’s most prominent criminals replicate the personalities of 21st century super-villains using nanotech viruses (or have been directly inspired by the wild villains of the 21st century). Thus, a large chunk of Batman’s rogues gallery features a bizarre assortment of freaks that resemble Bruce Wayne’s old foes. Eventually, Batman joins the Justice Legion-A and goes on many adventure with them as well.

–853rd century
Reference in Flash Vol. 5 #21
—originally told in “DC ONE MILLION.” The 21st century Justice League, having been invited by the Justice Legion-A, travels from the past to celebrate Superman (still alive and now godlike) emerge from a long hibernation inside the sun. Thanks to the meddling of Vandal Savage and Solaris, the JL-A remains trapped in the past while the JL gets stuck in the 853rd century. While the 853rd century Batman and the JL-A deal with various threats in the 21st century and paradoxically construct Solaris in order to defeat him, Batman winds up on the Prison Planet of Pluto where he meets Robin the Toy Wonder and learns that the 853rd Century Batman is warden. Batman fights new versions of old Arkham villains. After defeating the Laugher Batman reunites with his fellow teammates and the returning JL-A to take on Solaris. Thanks to some trickery in the 21st century, Solaris digs up what he believes is a Kryptonite bullet and fires it at the sun-emerging Superman. However, the bullet has been replaced with a Green Lantern power ring. Instead of killing Superman, Solaris hands him the greatest weapon imaginable, allowing him to easily win the day. The heroes are triumphant. The 21st century heroes return home.

–100 Billion CE
Reference in Flash Vol. 5 #21
, Dark Days: The Casting #1, and Dark Nights: Metal #1. Bruce, trapped in the past thanks to Darkseid’s Omega Sanction, time-leaps from a period right after the death of his parents to 100 Billion CE aka Vanishing Point, the final moments before the literal End of Time—or, in scientific terms, total universal heat destruction that occurs before time loops back around to its beginning. At Vanishing Point, a group of technorganic archivist Bush Robots oversee the final entropic process, cataloging information on a cosmic loom that charts a near infinite number of interweaving chronological pathways, the whole of which comprises a map of every timeline in the omniverse. As thermodynamic collapse draws near, the Bush Robots prepare a black hole that will store the complete—canonical, if you will—archival record of the entire chronological history of Universe-0. Where this black hole winds up for storage and who gets to review it is beyond me, but the questions form an enigma that is startlingly mind-bending and glorious all at once. The Bush Robots heal Bruce and capture the deadly Hyper-Adapter that has been traveling with him. With help from the Bush Robots, Bruce travels with the weakened Hyper-Adapter back to his correct time period. There, the Hyper-Adapter is defeated and morphs into a giant bat, a final form influenced by its unbeatable rival. The giant bat Hyper-Adapter is sent backward through time, eventually winding up in 38,000 BCE where it is slain by Vandal Savage.

  1. [1]COLLIN COLSHER: Batman Beyond Vol. 8 began publication in 2016, and Batman Beyond Vol. 7 began publication in 2015. According to some sources, the prior two volumes—Vol. 5 and Vol. 6 (2012-2014)—are not official volumes because they collect digital-first material under the series names Batman Beyond Unlimited and Batman Beyond Universe, respectively. Thus, those sources, taking into consideration the alternate series names, list them separately by referring to Vol. 8 as Vol. 7 (and Vol. 7 as Vol. 6) instead. I, however, have chosen to regard Unlimited and Universe as Volumes 5 and 6. Therefore, the Batman Beyond notes below will start with Volume 8.