"Solaris Rising": The Atom figures out how to neutralize the Hourman virus, but it will take too long to manufacture and distribute the antidote, so the Justice Legion Alpha continues to focus its efforts on building [[Solaris (DC One Million)|So
- It's fighting, but it's just a different kind of fighting ... I have an idea how to save the future.
- -- Huntress
Appearing in "Solaris Rising"
Synopsis for "Solaris Rising"
The Atom figures out how to neutralize the Hourman virus, but it will take too long to manufacture and distribute the antidote, so the Justice Legion Alpha continues to focus its efforts on building Solaris. Starman admits to Batman that he intended to bury the kryptonite on Mars so Solaris would be able to use it in the future to kill Superman Prime. Batman decides to give Starman a second chance.
Since all his Rocket Red Warsuits have been sabotaged, Vandal Savage launches a last-ditch offensive with his blitz-engine tanks. Martian Manhunter and the Titans are able to defeat him, but Savage escapes.
Once Solaris is completed, he sucks up the Hourman virus from around the world. But it turns out the virus was actually Solaris' future self disguised as a virus. Once the program is downloaded, Solaris begins to produce a red-giant photosphere to destroy Earth. Starman is able to stop him by creating a black hole inside Solaris, but Starman dies in the attack.
Justice Legion Alpha then turns its attention toward saving the stranded Justice League of America. Since Starman's sacrifice left Steel's time machine spare, Superman decides to use it to punch through the time barrier to the 853rd Century. Huntress then gets an idea to help the JLA in the future.
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This comic issue is a part of the "DC One Million" event that crossed over into every DC Title in 1998. It involved present day interaction with versions of the characters seen in contemporary comic books with their counterparts in the 853rd Century.