The decade of the 90’s gave the DC Universe great characters that in the 21st century have become great protagonists of transcendental stories.
The legacy of the 1990s lives on more alive than ever in the DC Universe, with some of our most celebrated icons having evolved over the years.
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Events like The Death of Superman, Knightfall, Zero Hour, animated series like Batman, and others left us with characters that almost three decades after their creation have performed great feats in the 21st century.
Discover some of the characters that came to the DC Universe in the 90’s, which have monopolized large spaces today
One of the most interesting characters to emerge from the 1990s in the DC Universe was also one of the last gifts to Gotham from the great Denny O’Neil. Jean-Paul Valley, a soul tormented by an order of assassins who replaces Batman with a vengeful fury before emerging. as a hero in his own right.
On a soul-searching mission that frequently pits him against the zealous Order of St. Dumas who bequeathed his training and skills to him, Azrael became the last original character to run his own solo comic series for one hundred issues.
In the 90’s there were no social networks themselves, so the relevant events occupied large spaces in the media, and one of them was The Death of Superman, one of the arcs that gave rise to four aspirants. to take the place of the Man of Steel.
Steel, Superboy, Cyborg Superman and Eradicator jumped into DC cartoons not only to seek to fill the vacant place of the Last Son of Krypton. Over the years these versions of Superman jumped into their own series or became members of groups like Young Justice.
Cassandra Cain and Stephanie Brown
Stephanie Brown and Cassandra Cain did their time before finding a place in the spotlight. The effects were most immediate for Cass, who would star in the first Batgirl ongoing series as the 2000s began for nearly 75 issues.
Stephanie had a longer journey to independence, starting out as a Spoiler followed by a brief and tragic turn as the first female Robin until finally, in 2009, she got her own chance to don the bat emblem as a dignified Batgirl in her own right.
Stargirl, whose alter ego is that of Courtney Whitmore, was created by Geoff Johns himself, and her debut took place in the Stars and STRIPE # 0 issue (July 1999), and in the second decade of the 21st century she has gained prominence in both comics as in live-action series.
This heroine has personal effects for Geoff Johns, who created Stargirl in tribute to his sister, who died in a plane crash in 1996, Stargirl is a teenager raised in Los Angeles, who finds a cane, a belt and a shirt with a star, which make her a superhero.
The man with no known identity made his mark on Gotham City by working smarter, not harder, wearing Batman’s stamina down to a knot before breaking his back over the knee.
Bane has remained in Batman’s A-list rogues’ gallery ever since, always playing the long game when it comes to taking down his chosen foe…even if it takes 85 issues, as in Tom King’s 2016 Batman run.
One of the deadliest creatures in the entire DC Universe is Doomsday, that killing machine that we met in the pages of Superman: The Man of Steel #19 (August, 1992) where he began his career in which his sole objective is to end all forms of life
Although this evil entity rose to fame after liquidating the Man of Steel, this fact was not the first misfortune that it caused, since in its history it is credited with the extinction of species and planets, events in which the creature has shown a extreme violence and cruel methods.
One of the most iconic teams created in the 1990s was the heroic quartet made up of Bart Allen (Impulse), Cassie Sandsmark (Wonder Girl), Kon-El (the aforementioned Superboy) and Tim Drake (Robin).
This title gave us stories where the bonds of friendship between these heroes were put to the test, which showed that age is not an impediment to giving professorships of heroism. The original team will return in Dark Crisis, an event that will soon come to SMASH and DC Comics Mexico
We cannot talk about the decade of the 90’s in DC without the existence of one of the characters that has turned those who have been related to her upside down. Batman: The Animated Series was the showcase for the presentation of Harley Quinn, a character that little by little won over fans of the DC Universe, where he jumped from the screen to the cartoons.
Currently, Harley Quinn not only stars in series both in comics and in animation, she has also become a key piece of DC Comics and its expansion to the cinema, where Margot Robbie (and in 2024 Lady Gaga with Joker: Foliè a Deux) have Take the clown princess of crime on crazy new adventures.
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