"The Next Age (Part III of IV)"


Main Details
Volume 3
Issue 3
Date 2007-04
Location of Publication New York, New York
Genre Superhero
Format Softcover
Type Comic Book
Page Count 32
Language English
  • Cyclone (Maxine Hunkel)(New Earth)
  • Doctor Mid-Nite (Pieter Cross)(New Earth)
  • Flash (Jay Garrick)(New Earth)
  • Green Lantern (Alan Scott)(New Earth)
  • Hawkman (Carter Hall)(New Earth)
  • Hourman (Rick Tyler)(New Earth)
  • Liberty Belle (Jesse Chambers)(New Earth)
  • Mister Terrific (Michael Holt)(New Earth)
  • Power Girl (Kara Zor-L)(Earth 2)
  • Sandman (Sanderson Hawkins)(New Earth)
  • Stargirl (Courtney Whitmore)(New Earth)
  • Starman (Thom Kallor)(Pre-Zero Hour)
  • Wildcat (Ted Grant)(New Earth)
  • Supporting Characters:
  • Libby Lawrence(New Earth)
  • Mike Dugan(New Earth)
  • Nathan Heywood(New Earth)
  • Pat Dugan(New Earth)
  • Tom Bronson(New Earth)
  • Other Characters:
  • Kirk Heywood (Deceased)(New Earth)
  • General Glory (Donovan Wallace) (death revealed)(New Earth)
  • Minute-Man (Jack Weston) (death revealed)(New Earth)
Story Location Nebraska: Blue Valley, New York: New York City; Brooklyn, Battery Park, JSA Headquarters IV, Ohio: Franklin County, Pennsylvania: Philadelphia
Notes Variant Cover 3B.
This issue is the first full appearance of Sanderson Hawkins in the guise of the Sandman.
This issue reveals the deaths of General Glory and Minute Man. Both men were executed by the Fourth Reich due to their connection to Golden Age era heroes. Their deaths take place off-panel.
Stargirl makes reference to Icicle in this issue. Icicle was the name of two different characters who have acted as foils against the Justice Society over the years.
References are made to the Yellow Wasp in this issue. The Yellow Wasp was a Golden Age foe of the Wildcat, whose own son, the Killer Wasp abducted and murdered Wildcat's son, Jake.
Mister America (Trey Thompson) was killed in issue #1.
A statue of Nathan Heywood's father, Commander Steel, can be seen at the Heywood family reunion massacre.
During a team meeting, Starman blurts out the number, "52". This is in reference to an event that took place in the 52 weekly comic book series of 2006-07.
The molten steel that comprises Reichsmark body is the same substance that once lined the exoskeleton of Commander Steel.


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