- Bizarro Episode:
- Hitman One Million contributed absolutely nothing to the metaplot and served to let Garth Ennis take the great, optimistic future of the 853rd century and throw in a few Jerkass, useless, punchline superheroes. In fairness to Ennis, while most tie-in writers got fairly detailed plots from Morrison, his merely said "Garth: do a pisstake."
- And "Jerkass useless superheroes" does describe some of the "icon jockeys" who showed up in the other books, like Aqua-Fresh and Negative Gorilla Woman.
- Complete Monster:
- Solaris the Sun Tyrant is one half of the Big Bad Duumvirate, alongside Vandal Savage. To topple the Superman dynasty, Solaris has attempted to pull planets from their orbits at the cost of all life on them; scorch the entire surface of Earth; bombard Earth with sentient asteroids; and release a powerful wave of radiation to give the entire population cancer. Reprogrammed to become good, Solaris returns to villainy in the 853rd century out of jealousy towards Superman, convincing its caretaker to travel back in time and release a virus which makes all machines on Earth go haywire and drive humans insane. The same virus used to do the aforementioned crimes also interferes with the guidance system of Savage's rocket, causing it to detonate over Montevideo, Uruguay and killing over one million people. In the past, when it is built to stop the virus, Solaris attempts to destroy the entire planet after gaining sentience. Back in the 853rd century, Solaris makes a final attempt to destroy Superman, slaughtering thousands of superhumans in its insane attempt to best its rival. A spiteful monster obsessed with besting Superman, Solaris may be an artificial intelligence, but it is its bitterness that makes it utterly inhuman.
- Post-Crisis Vandal Savage commits one of his worst deeds here. See DC Universe for more details.
- Memetic Badass: Superman Prime. He is considered one of the most overpowered characters in all of fiction, if not the most overpowered.
YMMV / DC One Million