Welcome to the Future

–COMING SOON (Under Construction)
–Superman #423
–Action Comics #583

(“What Ever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?”) occurs in 1987-1997 as final Silver Age tale, although this may be time slid to an earlier date.

–2071 CE, Eastern US Seaboard, China, Antarctica, South Atlantic Ocean.
Justice League of America #11
. A time-traveling JLA (from the year 1971) goes to the year 3786 to capture the Lord of Time. The JLA easily does so and then attempts to head back to 1971. However, on their way back, Superman and the Time Bubble in which the rest of the team inhabits run into a barrier in the form of a space-time anomaly in the year 2071—(this was originally 2062, but thanks to retcons it is 2071). Due to a Felix Faust spell, the Demons Three have come alive in 2071 and have begun to destroy Earth. The Demons Three greet the time-traveling heroes by turning them into green mist and stuffing them in jars. But thanks to Green Lantern’s power ring, the heroes survive and escape. Noticing that the magick of the Demons Three can only be directed at specific individuals, Green Lantern uses his ring to make each member of the JLA look like another. Batman, for instance, turns into Wonder Woman. As the mixed-up JLA epically battles the Demons Three, time literally begins to devolve and break down. Eventually, however, the Demons Three are defeated and imprisoned once again. Superman then runs the Time Bubble back to 1971.

–April 2, 2084 CE, New Gotham City.
World’s Finest Comics #135.
Batman and Robin defeat time-traveling villain Rak Darr in 1971, then return him back to his home-time of 2084. In New Gotham City, the Dynamic Duo rescues Superman and Rak’s twin brother John Darr, who both have been captured by Rak’s henchmen. Batman, Robin, and Superman then use Rak’s time-sphere to return to 1971.

–3786 CE, Earth.
Justice League of America #11
. In 1971, the JLA, sans Snapper, gets into a Legion Time Bubble and hurtles forward through time along with Superman as he runs at ultra fast time-travel speed to the year 3786. In 3786, the JLA easily captures the Lord of Time before heading back toward their correct time. Of course, Superman and the Time Bubble make a brief stop in 2071 before actually going back to 1971.

–4069 CE, Cinopolis, Earth.
World’s Finest Comics #183
. Batman time-travels from 1974 to 4069 along with the Time Patrol, who are, unknown to him, secretly Brainiac and Lex Luthor disguised as ape-men from the future. In Cinopolis, the “Hollywood of the 41st century,” Batman witnesses a horrific dystopian world where ape-men rule over humans. This is, in fact, nothing more than a movie shoot of a Planet of the Apes reboot, but Brainiac and Luthor trick the gullible Dark Knight into thinking that it is not only the real state of the planet in the future, but that Superman has caused it as well. Batman is so convinced by this “Minority Report” that he agrees to return to 1974 and arrest Superman—and he actually does! Of course, the villains are eventually exposed and all’s well that end’s well back in 1974.

–11,960 CE, Earth.
Justice League of America #7
. In 1970, the evil alien Angellaxians capture and send a duplicate Flash, Wonder Woman, Green Arrow, and Green Lantern back to the Secret Sanctuary. There, the fakes, in order to get the best heroes out of the way, make up a story about Xotar, which convinces Batman, Superman, and J’onn J’onzz that is of utmost importance that they time-travel to the year 11,960 to stop him. Thus, the trio of heroes goes on a wild goose chase, soon finding that Xotar is safely in prison. Superman, Batman, and J’onn return to 1970 just in time to hear the whole story of the defeat of the Angellaxians while they were absent. (We are never told the method of travel that our heroes use to go to 11,960 CE. It is most likely that Superman uses a Legion Time Bubble, as referenced in Justice League of America #11.)

–unknown era, Gotham City.
The Brave and the Bold #59
. 1972 Batman arrives in this unknown future, getting sent there—along with a whole city block—by Time Commander. Here, Batman gets in the middle of an alien invasion. The Dark Knight is only in this time period for a few minutes, during which 1972 Green Lantern contacts him with a means to defeat Time Commander and saves his life remotely.

–unknown moment in time, Earth.
Justice League of America #33
. Superman, Batman, Hawkman, Flash, and Green Lantern, while en route back to 1972 from the 255th century, get frozen in a random moment in time when they are attacked by a gigantic pink blob known as “The Endless One,” sent by the Alien-Ator to block the JLers from returning to their correct home-time. Doomed to an eternity trapped with the Endless One in this one single second of the timestream, the JL must act quickly if they hope to escape. Batman suggests that Green Lantern break them out the frozen second in which they are stuck by creating a self-contradictory paradox. Channeling Despero’s aging ray via his power ring, Green Lantern causes himself to grow very elderly. The paradox of aging despite being stuck in a single moment is too much for the pink blob to bear. The Endless One disappears and the JLers return to 1972.

–21,574 CE, Earth.
Justice League of America #33
. In 1972, the JLA assembles for a meeting at the Secret Sanctuary, but are attacked by Kaston Tharn, who uses robot claws to defeat the JLA and bring some of them hurtling to the distant future. Batman, Superman, and Hawkman are brought specifically to the year 21,574, where they are forced through a giant Kryptonite cloud, which currently covers most of the Earth. After going through the cloud, a weakened Superman, Batman, and Hawkman are brought to Tharn’s home-time in the 255th century.

–25,673 CE, Earth.
Justice League of America #33
. A formless invisible being from a “timeless” dimension, “The Alien-Ator,” arrives on Earth and turns all humans into green-faced monsters. An advanced computer program reveals that the only way to turn all back into regular humans is to build a chrono-kinetic ray capable of harvesting the “energy-action” of properly radiated metahumans. Thus, it is to the 20th century that the troubled green-faced former humans turn. Earth’s leading scientist Kaston Tharn brings a handful of JLers from 1972 to the 255th century. After dragging them through the Kyrptonite clouded Earth of the 214th century, Tharn brings Batman, Superman, and Hawkman to the year 25,673, where he has already brought Green Lantern and Flash. The JLers battle robot claws until they are interrupted by Tharn, who has collected enought of their energy-action to transform from a green-faced creature back into a regular human being. Tharn explains the story of the Alien-Ator’s transformation of humanity and how the JLers have unwittingly saved Earth. Just then, Tharn’s aide delivers news that the Alien-Ator has traveled to 1972, prompting our heroes to enter the timestream and head back toward their correct time period.

–801,972 CE, Gotham City.
World’s Finest Comics #151
. In 1972, Batman evolves into a brainy evil asshole thanks to a Kryptonian “accelerator” machine. Sick of 1972, Batman builds a time machine and travels to the 8,018th century where he meets and befriends the humans of the day, who have all evolved into giant-brained assholes. A devolved caveman-like Superman appears from the Pleistocene Era, fights Batman, grabs him, and flies him back to prehistory.

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