Appearing in "Resurrection Day"
Synopsis for "Resurrection Day"
Appearing in "untitled"
- Deathblow (also in a vision)
- Masood Barzanji (Only appearance; dies) (also in a vision)
- The Beheaded (Only appearance; dies) (also in a vision)
- unnamed terrorists
Synopsis for "untitled"
Deathblow takes up a sniper position near a gathering of terrorists. Led by a fanatic known as the Beheaded, they are about to execute Masood Barzanji, a Kurdish fighter who once rescued Deathblow from an Iraqi prison. In his mind, Deathblow games out a rescue attempt and realizes it could work at the cost of his own life. Instead, he follows his orders, signals Barzanji, and kills Barzanji and the Beheaded both with a single shot. Having spared Barzanji a more gruesome death, Deathblow tells him to rest in peace and leaves.
Appearing in "Generation Millennial"
- Gen 13
Synopsis for "Generation Millennial"
After seeing Rainmaker in a protest on TV, Fairchild praises her, but Lynch dismisses it as part of a “deep state” conspiracy. While Burnout hogs the shower, Freefall sees Grunge’s smartphone buzz with new matches in a dating app. Angry that he is cheating on her, she makes him a smoothie with gluten in it. When he drinks it, it causes his arm to morph into wheat.
Grunge suddenly wakes up in 1993 in the car with the rest of Gen 13. For several minutes, he rambles on about life and culture in 2017, but the girls dismiss it.
Appearing in "untitled"
Synopsis for "untitled"
As Janine and Giovanni run him through a training simulation, Backlash recalls the hardships of recent years including the demise of Wildcore. After he faces simulacra of Bloodmoon and the Kindred, Taboo joins him against re-creations of S’Ryn, Lilitu and Zalil, and finally the D’rahn. To everyone’s surprise, Backlash overcomes the D’rahn with an explosive burst of energy. After thanking Janine and Giovanni, he and Taboo leave, passing Jet and some young heroes on the way.
Appearing in "Requiem"
- The Authority
- giant alien monster (Only appearance; dies)
- Wildstorm Universe
Synopsis for "Requiem"
In London in 1918, Jenny Sparks reads a letter from her predecessor as the “spirit of the century” and learns she is a Century Baby. In 1999, she leads the Authority in battle against a giant, tentacled alien monster attacking a town in North Carolina. The team struggles until they combine their abilities to teleport the monster to an empty ghost city in China. Hawksmoor then has the city collapse on top of it.
Appearing in "The Nativity part 1"
Synopsis for "The Nativity part 1"
Appearing in "The Nativity part 2"
Synopsis for "The Nativity part 2"
Appearing in "The Only Constant"
- Emp (Appears as a ghost or apparition)
- Grifter (in a vision)
- Ladytron (in a vision)
- Jack Marlowe (also in a vision)
- Maul (in a vision)
- Mr. Majestic (in a vision)
- Agent Orange (in a vision)
- Savant (in a vision)
- Void (in a vision)
- Voodoo (in a vision)
- Warblade (in a vision)
- Agent Wax (in a vision)
- Zealot (in a vision)
- TAO (in a vision)
Synopsis for "The Only Constant"
The ghost of Emp visits Jack Marlowe in a dream, and they review the history of the Wildcats. Emp thanks Jack for sustaining the team’s solidarity through all the challenges they faced, and Jack thanks Emp for being there.
Appearing in "Time to Kill"
Synopsis for "Time to Kill"
Appearing in "Sleeper Season Two Prelude"
Synopsis for "Sleeper Season Two Prelude"
Appearing in "A Halo Round the World"
Synopsis for "A Halo Round the World"
Appearing in "Life and Death in an Axial Age"
- Kaizen Gamorra
- Super-Daemonite (Single appearance)
- Perkins Blott (Single appearance)
- Cody Fremont (Single appearance)
- Headfuck (Morton Zelig) (Single appearance)
- Verity Teal (Single appearance)
- U.S. President Chrysler (Single appearance)
- Spartan robots
- Wildstorm Universe
Synopsis for "Life and Death in an Axial Age"
In his civilian guise, Maul stands behind U.S. President Chrysler, the first woman to hold the office, as she gives a speech to the nation. Spartan and Voodoo watch it on TV in his bedroom and note that she is lying. In South America, Grifter, Majestic, and Zealot battle Daemonites in a favela and uncover an underground Daemonite command center. Voodoo explains the voodoo concept of loas to Spartan and then teleports to Dubai for her mission. Elsewhere in the city, business executive Verity Teal meets with other corporate moguls to plot against Spartan for the threat he poses to their companies. Their technicians try and fail to dissect a Spartan robot, and it self-destructs. Aboard the orbital prison that used to be Skywatch, the prison warden prepares to mindwipe the telepathic criminal Headfuck, but he breaks free. Back in South America, Zealot explains to Grifter the Kheran doomsday prophecy regarding the return of Omnia. Suddenly, they and Majestic are attacked and defeated by a genetically engineered super-Daemonite. In Dubai, Voodoo poses as a prostitute and subdues Verity Teal. As Kaizen Gamorra rallies his followers in the Asteroid Belt, Spartan observes Earth and soliloquizes about the fate of humanity.
Appearing in "Better Days"
- Mr. Majestic (Flashback and main story)
- The Authority (Only in flashback)
- Jackson King (Only in flashback)
- Christine Trelane (Only in flashback)
- Zealot (Only in flashback)
- Wildstorm Universe
Synopsis for "Better Days"
In the ruins of Manhattan, Mr. Majestic finds the diner where Jackson King held a meeting with him, Zealot, Synergy, Midnighter, and Jenny Sparks. In the spirit of protecting the world, King suggested a truce with the Authority and the Wildcats. All agreed, and they sealed it with a toast. Majestic ponders the destruction of most of the world but remains convinced they saved enough to preserve a future.
- "Resurrection Day" from WildC.A.T.s #1 is reprinted in black and white.
- "Requiem" is reprinted in The Authority: Book One trade paperback (2020).
- "The Nativity" parts 1 and 2 from The Authority vol. 1 #13-14 are reprinted in black and white without editorial changes that were made to the original stories.
- "Life and Death in an Axial Age" is writer Grant Morrison's script for the never published Wildcats vol. 4 #2. Included after the script is Morrison's pitch for 12 issues of his aborted run on Wildcats vol. 4.
- This book includes pin-ups of:
- Deathblow by Tim Sale and Brennan Wagner;
- the women of WildC.A.T.s and Gen 13 by Adam Hughes;
- WildC.A.T.s by Ryan Benjamin;
- Cybernary by Pop Mhan and Jeromy Cox;
- the cast of Backlash by Brett Booth, Norm Rapmund, and Andrew Dalhouse;
- Astro City by Brent Anderson;
- Wetworks by Whilce Portacio and Alex Sinclair;
- StormWatch by Tom Raney and Gina Going-Raney;
- the cover of the never published The Authority Widescreen by Bryan Hitch and Paul Neary;
- Planetary by John Cassaday and Laura Martin;
- Gen 13 by Gary Frank and Alex Sinclair;
- Brass by Carlos D'Anda;
- DV8 by Humberto Ramos and Alex Sinclair;
- Mr. Majestic by Eric Canete and Adam Archer;
- sketches of Mr. Majestic by Ed McGuinness for an unproduced statue;
- Gen 13 by Adam Warren;
- Jet by Dustin Nguyen;
- Tom Strong by Chris Sprouse;
- Top 10 by Gene Ha;
- the cover of the never published ABC: A-Z #5 by Terry Dodson and Rachel Dodson;
- Gen 13 and Batman by J. Scott Campbell and Alex Garner;
- Wildcats by Travis Charest and Richard Friend;
- Eye of the Storm by Ben Oliver;
- Nataly Redbird by Phil Noto;
- sketches of Nataly Redbird by Jason Pearson;
- Mitchell Hundred of Ex Machina by Tony Harris;
- art and sketches for The Authority: Revolution by Cully Hamner;
- sketches of the Bounty Hunters by Jason Pearson;
- Holden Carver of Sleeper by Sean Phillips;
- "Worldstorm" by Giuseppe Camuncoli, Sandra Hope, and Alex Sinclair;
- The Authority, Deathblow, Gen 13, and the Wildcats by Ethan Van Sciver and Moose Baumann;
- the cover of the never published Wildcats vol. 4 #2 by Jim Lee, Scott Williams, and Alex Sinclair;
- Jack Hawksmoor by Fiona Staples;
- Welcome to Tranquility by Neil Googe and Carrie Strachan;
- "World's End" by Neil Googe, Simon Coleby, Leandro Fernandez, and Mike Huddleston;
- Deathblow by Lee Bermejo;
- sketches of Apollo, Grifter, and Midnighter by Cully Hamner;
- the original, unpublished cover of StormWatch vol. 3 #1 by Miguel Sepulveda;
- StormWatch vol. 3 sketches by Miguel Sepulveda;
- Voodoo vol. 2 sketches by Sami Basri;
- an unpublished cover from Midnighter by ACO.
- This book includes reprints of the covers of:
- WildC.A.T.s #1 by Jim Lee and Scott Williams in black and white;
- Team 7 vol. 1 #1 by Aron Wiesenfeld and Trevor Scott in black and white;
- Deathblow vol. 1 #3 by Jim Lee;
- Gen 13 vol. 1 #5 by J. Scott Campbell and Alex Garner;
- The Authority vol. 1 #13-14 by Frank Quitely and Trevor Scott in black and white;
- the back of the Wildcats Version 3.0: Brand Building trade paperback by Dustin Nguyen;
- the Red trade paperback by Cully Hamner;
- Wildcats: World's End #1 by Neil Googe in black and white;
- Wildcats vol. 4 #1 by Jim Lee, Scott Williams, and Alex Sinclair;
- Superman vol. 2 #201 by Ed McGuinness and Dexter Vines;
- The Wild Storm #3 by Jim Lee at the sketch stage;
- Wildstorm Universe #1 by Arthur Adams in black and white;
- Wildstorm Universe #2 by Michael Golden in black and white;
- DV8: Gods and Monsters #7 by Fiona Staples.
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- First and only known appearance to date besides flashbacks