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Black Racer was a soldier of New Genesis.


When Darkseid invaded Earth for the first time, Black Racer was part of the New Genesis force under Orion that challenged the dread lord of Apokolips. Darkseid withdrew to avoid violating the peace between himself and Highfather.[1]

Black Racer's appearance was later turned into a costume by an attendee of Harv Hickman's Halloween party.[2]

Background information 

The depicted subject bears the likeness of Black Racer from the DC Comics; however, the DCAU character was never named on-screen, or otherwise. The title of this article is conjecture based on the character's likeness.

In the DC comics, Black Racer is the Angel of Death of the New Gods, sent by the Source when a New God dies. The Black Racer's corporeal form is the comatose body of Vietnam War veteran Willie Walker, who wished to die after being crippled. Black Racer's presence among the New Genesis force in "Apokolips... Now!" is definitely out of character for his DC comics counterpart.

In one instance, Black Racer came to claim the soul of Big Barda when she was killed by the Female Furies, but was fought off by Mister Miracle. In another, Superman was able to talk him out of claiming the soul of Steel, an impressive feat considering that the Black Racer is normally implacable.


Superman: The Animated Series

  • "Apokolips... Now!, Part II (Cameo)

Justice League

  • "A Knight of Shadows" (Cameo as Halloween costume)