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|As a result of the 2011 initiative, the New 52, the entire line of DC characters was relaunched, incorporating properties belonging to the company's imprints: Wildstorm, Milestone, and Vertigo. As such, elements of this character's history have been altered in some way from the previous incarnation's. For a complete list of all versions of this character, see our disambiguation page.|
Johnny Allen was a high-profile criminal, on the run with his equally criminal girlfriend. Cornered on the roof of Central City STAR Labs, Allen was struck by a bolt of lightning which shattered the roof. The duo fell in the labspace below, with Allen landing amid the chemicals. Something in this incident granted him super-speed, and he went on to become a super-criminal alongside his girlfriend who had been empowered also, while his girlfriend took the name Atomica. The couple joined the Crime Syndicate at some point after this.
"Johnny Quick", as he now called himself, ran through Central City, answering to no-one... until the Day the White House burned. Around the time of Darkseid's incursion onto Prime Earth, the being that had destroyed Ultraman's Krypton came to Earth, and an alliance of super-criminals formed to find a way to safety.
Little is known of Johnny Quick's activities since then, until Alfred Pennyworth, who had managed to come through along with Atomica, engineered an escape for them. Once on another Earth, the Crime Syndicate imprisoned most members of the various Justice Leagues in the Firestorm Matrix and began a reign of terror, eliminating any opposition.
Johnny and Atomica took the lead in gleefully eliminating any who resisted, and Johnny single-handedly dealt with the Teen Titans by sending them into the future, and he and Atomica murdered the first iteration of the Doom Patrol.
However, when they came up against the Injustice League, things were different. Johnny attacked Captain Cold, whose counterpart he had tortured on his own world. Johnny disarmed him of his cold-gun, but had underestimated his foe, as Cold could trigger the gun with his voice. He froze one of Johnny's legs, then kicked it, shattering it. The crippled Johnny tried to crawl away, but was killed and had his powers stolen by the Syndicate's prisoner Mazahs. Atomica didn't last much longer than her lover, as she was stamped on by Lex Luthor.
- Johnny Quick was created by Gardner Fox and Mike Sekowsky, first appearing in Justice League of America #29. However, in the Prime Earth continuity Johnny Quick first appeared as part of the New 52 DC Universe in Justice League (Volume 2) #23 by Geoff Johns and Ivan Reis.
- 33 Appearances of Jonathan Allen (Earth 3)
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