DC Revolt started when I did a drawing of Wally West as Cobalt Blue (A Blue Lantern). I was lamenting the fact that the DC New 52 shed a lot of my favorite characters (Captain Marvel chief amongst them) but I gave it a chance because at least they were doing something. Then an online peer of mine (Karbacca) came up with the idea DC Primal. With DC Primal he re-imagined core characters of the DC archetypes (And did an amazing job, see for yourself http://www.comicvine.com/forums/fan-fic/8/dc-primal/657162/ ). So I thought, I'll make a team of characters left out because of the 52 reboot, that could have been pulled out before Flashpoint and now are re-entering the DCU. The team consisted of Wally West, Booster Gold, Captain Marvel, Ted Kord, and Stephanie Brown. Then DC came up with Earth 2 and I was like "Ok here is where the other characters are. Yay!" I saw the premise and it was the same old....same old. SMH. Then I decided, if you were in charge Tony, what would you do? Money where your mouth is. Therefore DC Revolt. A revolution and a recharge of the DC universe.
This is Captain Atom Colonel Nathanial Adams was a the attache for the secret Gotham Project back during the second World War. The project was set to try and create super soldiers for war. While observing physicist Al Pratt, the experiment he was working on went awry. Adams jumped to kill the power, but was caught in a wave of energy given off by the source. He became Captain Atom, America's secret weapon. He was going to lead the Justice Society to battle nazis. Something happened and Atom began to overload. He flew away in the hopes of not destroying friends or even....America. He landed twice....in Japan to huge explosions, and was never heard from again.
2005: The reopening of project Starheart has three unintended consequences: The creation of Firestorm, the escape of Nuklon, and the return of Captain Atom!
Guess who's planet didn't explode? In Revolt, the Kryptonians heed the word of Jor-El. They uncover the plot by their Brainiac system to strip the planet of it's natural resources and then self preserve. The Brainiac computer is launched into Krypton's star, and Jor-El is able to save the planet. As Kal_El grows into a young man, he graduates top of his class at the Academy. He is set to join the Service Order Class(Politician) when one night, a spaceship crashes into Krypton. Rushing to help, Kal meets the dying alien, Abin Sur. Sur bequeaths the power of the Green Lantern to Kal. He tells Kal that he must go to OA to train, but "Beware those who's power is held in their hands and not their hearts. Kal-El of Krypton, know this....the Guardians were not the first...." with that Abin perished.
After discussing it with his parents, Kal decides to leave Krypton for OA, to train in becoming a Green Lantern. Krypton gave him a hero's farewell and off he went. Kal has spent five years training with the Corps and was assigned sector 2814. His first assignment? Go to Earth and oversee the recent explosion of metas.
William Rawley Batson was a Southern Baptist preacher in the small town of Fawcett, North Carolina. He was a loving husband and father to twins, a boy and a girl. After marching in some protests, Batson’s church came under fire by a white supremacist group led by Al “The Captain” Krieger.
William Jr and Mary came home to the horrific discovery of their house in flames, their parents inside. William and Mary were shuffled off to foster homes. Mary was adopted while Billy remained. He often found himself in trouble at school. One day, he stepped into more than he could handle, was severely beaten, and left for dead. In what he recalls as a fever dream, his father came to him, admonishing him to turn his life around. And he did. William made use of his convalesance to read. He read about mythology and the great feats of the heroes of legend. He also gained peace from an in-depth reading and meditation on scripture. He spent his nights dreaming of becoming a hero.
Billy began seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. He started to let go of the anger that had been consuming him. Fate has a way of forcing destiny’s hand. Billy was in the Fawcett City Bank when a familiar face came in. It was Al Krieger. He and his friends were robbing the place. Billy hid out of site…until his cell phone went off. The robbers scurried to his position as Billy fumbled, trying to silence the phone. As he was yanked from his hiding place, he saw the text on his phone read “SHAZAM!”, instinctively Billy repeated the word and in a blinding flash of light he became, Captain Marvel.
Odessa lived a passive life of an Amazon. She engaged her days with studies of the mystical arts. She longed for the day when she would be free to travel in man’s earth once more. She became a first class mage blessed by Hera and Zeus.
Then came Lt Col. Steve Trevor and with him, the opportunity for one Amazon to accompany him back to the land of man. Odessa leapt at the chance. Through ability and helpful magics, she found herself at odds and then bested by Diana, the Queens daughter. The Queen disqualified Diana and Odessa was chosen as the ambassador for the Amazons.
Wielding her magic forces, her lasso, and Amazonian armor, Odessa shines as Wonder Woman.
This is my Revolt design for Aquaman. Instead of taking the hardline impeached King of Atlantis route, I went the other way. My Aquaman rejects his Atlantean heritage in favor of his human heritage. My Aquaman became a world reknowned surfer. Then the King of Atlantis died, the kingdom is in turmoil, and Atlantis needs it's prodigal son....whether he wants to rule or not.
THE FALL OF THE BAT
The rain poured out of the sky onto the rooftop as leather gripped Kevlar. Tensions had been mounting, boiling even to the point where control had surrendered its reigns to anger. On the rooftop stood Batman, his erstwhile partner Nightwing and the recently reformed Arrow. Across the expanse of the top of Wayne Tower awaited their rivals; Ra's Al Ghul, Bane, and the traitor in the midst, Jason Todd.
After the Batman had turned down Ghul's offer to replace him, Ra's had made a move on the Gotham underworld. He was going to own Gotham, Batman's reason for being. He was going to destroy Batman. He started off by murdering the Penguin, then Killer Croc, then Scarecrow. While simultaneously bringing Bane into his fold, he began courting Jason Todd (who was currently serving a suspension from being Robin). He was able to pull Jason to his side. Through him he discovered the identity of Batgirl and the current Robin. Within days Tim Drake and Barbara Gordon were found murdered.
And it had all come down to this. Al Ghul's forces had seized the tower. The Batman and his allies cornered atop the sprawling monument to Thomas Wayne's life work. Batman was incensed. The drums of war beat loudly in his ears. He charged Bane, the manufacturer of his pain, his fallen comrade's executioner. Ra's drew his saber, offended that Batman wouldn't challenge him directly. Nightwing leapt into the fray blocking Ra's and engaging the Demon's Head. Arrow knocked his bow and the Red Hood drew his guns. In an instant, it seemed as if time had stopped........
........BLAM! Gunfire rang as the sound of saber and stick clashed and the wet dead thud of knuckle crushed bone. Batman had disabled the venom delivery system, broken his foe's nose and jaw (in three places) and dislocated his left knee in the span of three minutes. Bane was as a helpless leper against the wave of rage Bruce was expelling.
A quick toss of a bolo and a leg sweep knocked the immortal Ra's to the ground. Dick secured him and looked up to see the Red Hood pinned to the wall with several arrows. Turning to Bruce, Dick was astonished. It was the first time that Dick could not recognize Bruce. Batman was fighting like a man on fire, against an opponent who was incapable of defending himself. Repeatedly you could hear the sound of Batman's fist crash into Bane's skull as if he was hitting a ripe pumpkin.
Dick grabbed Batman's arm, pulling him off Bane. "ENOUGH! He has had ENOUGH!" Batman's eyes did not register as he lunged at Nightwing. The two began to brawl. For all of their skill, all of their training....they had been reduced to two men slugging it out in the rain. A punch, a kick, ankles twisting in the puddles of water. The rain was driving harder as the two circled. Kick. Dodge. The two wounded lions fighting for supremacy. Punch. Jab. Block. A knee to the sternum, a chop to the throat. Punch. A haymaker misses wildly; a tackle sends them to the ground. Grab. Tear. Slice. Nightwing kicks Bat man off of him. As Batman attempts to reengage, he is blindsided by a boxing glove arrow.
The Arrow helps Nightwing to his feet. Batman clumsily scrounges for footing. "You see Dick! I told you he was poison! He has turned you against me! "
"No Bruce, he hasn't. You did that all by yourself." Nightwing said as he and Arrow passed by the police who had just ended the siege.
"You are all against me!" Screamed Bruce. "All of you are against me! And I.....I am always alone...." Batman fell to his knees in a heap sobbing uncontrollably.
After six months, Batman had still not been seen around Gotham. Most rumors said he had committed suicide. The story of his "break" spread like wildfire intertwined with half truths and fantasy. Dick Grayson arrived at his abode where a note was left for him. "Dick, come to the mansion..."
Dick went to the mansion unsure what he would find. He met Bruce in his den, where he was sitting with Selina Kyle. Selina excused herself as Dick stood in the doorway. "What do you want Bruce?"
"The city still needs a Batman...."
"No....no they don't. Your ego needs a Batman. And what's with the Catwoman? What was all that garbage about bad company corrupting good moral character? Roy has been a godsend these last few months. You'd see how great an addition he would have made. Maybe if I dressed him up in leather and let you play grab ass with him, then would you have approved?"
"THIS IS NOT ABOUT SELINA!"
"Then what IS IT about?"
"This city still needs a Batman..."
"Then do it....you don't need....or want my permission."
"I can't.....I can't wear that suit again."
"And I don't want to. I'm sorry Bruce, people don't fear the Batman anymore. You've lost your edge....and your partner." With that, Dick walked out of the room nearly knocking Selina over with his glare.
"Trouble in paradise between you and the little bird hon?"
"I will repair that bridge in time. He is right you know, the Batman needs his edge back. Criminals need to be made more fearful....more cowardly."
"And just how do you plan on doing that Bruce, with your secret out now, you can't go back to being the Bat...." Bruce stood and looked towards the door....Selina spun around to see a large man standing in the entryway to the den.
"That must be why you called me. I see Nightwing didn't want the job."
Bruce smiled and opened a briefcase with a huge sum of money in it. "Mr. Wilson, the city still needs a Batman."
Young, high, and rebelling against society....Roy Harper was a teen on the verge of self-destruction. What he needed was a hand to pull him back from the edge, give him a chance and mentor him in the right way. What he got, was the Joker. The Joker was looking for a sidekick to thwart Robin in his multiple conflicts with the dynamic duo. Joker took the street punk and laced his heroin with smilex. He named him DoDo (a knock on Robin) and took him into the fray.
Then along came Batgirl and Joker needed a girl....enter Harley Quinn. Harley and DoDo got along well....too well for the Joker's taste. He lured DoDo to an abandoned warehouse, beat him to near death with a crowbar and blew up the warehouse. Robin(Grayson) saved him in the nick of time. Robin nursed him back to health and through withdrawal against Batman's wishes. They became best friends. Robin wanted Batman to train Roy. Batman refused. This caused a rift by which Robin left Batman.
Robin assumed the guise of Nightwing and trained Harper himself. Roy showed exceptional ability with firearms, especially the bow. He took the name Arrow and the two went on patrol together.
Arrow was present during the Fall of the Bat.
Born to Henry and Nora Allen, Barry Allen is a forensic scientist with a reputation for being very slow, deliberate, and frequently late. He had recently made a name for himself being able to connect Roland Desmond to the murder of his brother Mark (both were said to be "influencial" in the Central City Underworld), as well as being engaged to noted novelist Iris West.
One night, as he is preparing to leave work, he and his fiancee were confronted by Desmond's goons. They knocked him into a shelf full of chemicals, knocking him out. As he came to, he stood up to see Iris, shot dead. He ran to her, his mind ablaze, hoping....but no, three shots had murdered her. As he reached for her, he noticed his right hand....clutching a pistol.
At that moment, his assistant, Julio Mendez burst in with officers..."There he is, just like I told you!"
The officers lurched forward to apprehend Allen. Allen flinched in panic. In the space of a couple seconds, Allen opened his eyes and saw that noone was moving. It was as if time had frozen. Barry quickly left the station, went home to grab a bag and began to hit the road. After an hour, things returned to normal and everything started to move again.
Barry Allen went into hiding. He knew that Desmond was still after him, and now so were the police. Barry started to experiment. He found that he could stop and start time one hour for the cumalative amount of 1 hour within a 24 hour period. He not only used his newfound ability to keep himself alive and free, but he now wages a war against the Central City Underworld as The Hourman!
THE RED TORNADO
S.M.I.T.H. The Synthetic, Manual, Intergrated, Technology, Harness was a breakthrough for Ferris Air. The harness was constructed to help pilots who needed to bail out not fear of landing in enemy territory. The suit had a stabilized Athenium power source. Athenium was a clean running fuel source that could recharge by solar, wind, or electrical charge. But as all implements of invention, they needed someone to test it on. Enter Ferris' number one pilot: Hal Jordan.
Hal donned the suit joking that he was going to be Ferris' first super hero. They renacted a situation where Hal had to bail out. The suit was working perfectly. The SMITH AI unit, John, was interracting with Jordan helping him to learn how to pilot the suit. Hal started to show off, which unfortunately took him into unfavorable air space. Soon he was staring down 3 Russian Migs.
After taking out two of the Migs, Hal was blown out of the sky. As they recovered Hal, something amazing had happened. The Athenium bonded the suit with Hal. He could take it off by having it fold onto itself in the null space pocket, down to the size of a wrist watch. When the suit did this it was only supposed to be able to respond to the engage command. Jordan could still interract with his SMITH unit and run diagnostics, targetting systems, the works.
In several follow up tries, the results were disasterous. The SMITH units wouldn't bond, and there were some fatalities. Jordan was the only success. The project was eventually shut down.
Jordan became the company spokesman until one day at a charity event, Intergang tried to capture Jordan. He fought them off and protected the people at the same time.....and Jordan liked being a hero. The company agreed. Jordan would do his hero thing and be a giant running billboard for Ferris. Jordan accepted and is now the Red Tornado.
The Captain Atom Project started in the late 40's by physicist Al Pratt had been discontinued after Captain Atom disappeared in the explosion at Hiroshima. Al Pratt was presumed dead in an explosion at the lab several months later.
In 2011 Scientist Ray Palmer and his assistant Ryan Choi reopened the defunct program to see if it was still viable (this, after Captain Atom's reappearance).
They activated the machine (which created Captain Atom from splitting the atoms of a Dwarf star particle. The machine discharged again merging the essence of Palmer and Choi, giving the gestalted duo control over matter and energy. Their discovery was short lived as they had also opened a portal by which Al Pratt regained entry to our universe. Calling himself Nuklon, he battled Firestorm to his defeat.
Palmer and Choi continued their heroic campaign, merging when necessary to become Firestorm, the nuclear man!
Doctor Kimiyo Hoshi was a prominent Japanese scientist involved with studying uses of solar power when she was called away from her work to study the cosmic phenomena. While observing the giant red sun Vega, a burst of incredible light slipped through a warp and struck Dr. Hoshi, rendering her unconscious. When she recovered, she learned she had the power of starlight. Her body became a living solar battery absorbing ambient solar energy and giving her the ability travel at supersonic speeds, channel solar energy into blasts, hard light constructs, and flight. Solar energy fortifies and causes the cells in her body to become more dense, thereby providing her a modicum of armor. She defends the world as the Flash.