DC’S NUCLEAR WINTER SPECIAL

RIP HUNTER: TIME MASTER IN “The Nuclear Winter Special”
Writer: Mark Russell
Artist: Mike Norton

Rip Hunter lands in the mid-twenty first century to recharge his time ship. He gets ambushed by three former employees of Oogle who are now cannibals. Rip tells them stories to distract them long enough to escape.

Batman 666 in “Warmth”
Writers: Collin Kelly & Jackson Lanzing
Artist: Guiseppe Camuncoli

Damien the son of Bruce Wayne wanders a cold and deserted Gotham. He gets ambushed by his grandfather Ras Al Ghul. Ghul blames Damien for the worlds destruction. They fight and Ghul stabs Damien only he comes back to life.

Superman One Million in “Memory Hearth”
Writer: Steve Orlando
Artist: Brad Walker

In the 853rd century Kal Kent is fighting a villain that goes back in time to kill Clark Kent. J’onn J’ozz manages to save him so this Superman comes to celebrate the Martian holiday Memory Hearth.

The Flash in “Once and Future”
Writer: Jeff Loveness
Artist: Christian Duce

Flash stops the Reverse Flash from destroying time and is forced to live in the limbo of the Speedforce.

Supergirl in “Last Daughters”
Writer: Tom Taylor
Artists: Tom Derenick & Yasmine Putri

Supergirl finds a young girl as the last survivor on a convoy. She takes her to the top of Mount Denali above the radioactive cloud. There she regains her powers and flies to the Fortress of Solitude. There the two use Kal’s capsule to leave Earth for a new home.

Aquaman in “Where the Light Cannot Reach”
Writer: Mairghread Scott
Artist: Dexter Soy

Aquaman is recruited to find valuable life that resists radioactivity. He has to fight mutant sharks to get it.

Firestorm in “Last Christmas”
Writer: Paul Dini
Artist: Dave McGaig

Firestorm checks out the ruins of an abandoned theme park and finds the Nuclear Family androids that use nuclear power are celebrating Christmas. The family is running out of power and try to use Firestorm to blow them up. But Firestorm instead helps them find the true meaning of Christmas.

Kamandi in “Northern Lights”
Writer and Artist: Phil Hester

Kamandi is north to search for a homeland for humans. He is attacked by King Ormyn of the bear people. Kamandi is rescued by two of the bear people. Ormyn has killed all sons born in the year of the comet. Kamadi helps them kill Ormyn and free the bear people from his tyranny.

Catwoman in “Nine Lives”
Writer: Cecil Castellucci
Artist: Amancay Nahuelpan

Catwoman is looking after Sophie the daughter of a friend. Sophie convinces Catwoman to help the refugees of Gotham by sealing rations.

Green Arrow in “The Birds of Christmas Past, Present and Future”
Writer: Dave Wielgosz
Artist: Scott Kolins

Oliver Queen is invited by Hawkman to the Justice League’s Christmas party after being estranged from the group. He reconnects with his old love Black Canary.

So I am a sucker for anything post-apocalyptic so an anthology of DC superheroes after one is just right up my alley. Not really familiar with the heroes nowadays but enjoyed all the stories We even get a Kamandi one which is a classic character. A nice little Christmas extra for the holidays.

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