Waverider (01 - pre-Zero Hour)
Real Name: Matthew Ryder
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Ability to ride through the timestream. Ability to use the timestream's energies to alter his appearance or produce force blasts. He can also peer into a person's past.
In the year 2030, Matthew Ryder lived in a world ruled by Monarch, who kept order on Earth through dictatorial rule and a powerful police force. No heroes existed in his world, but Ryder remembered a time when there were superheroes. He hated that his family's beliefs and actions were adversely affected by Monarch's methods; he was disillusioned to Monarch's authority. Thus, when he learned that quantum physists of his time had developed the possiblity of sending a person into the timestream, Ryder volunteered for the project. Monarch needed someone to enter the timestream to make sure it was safely navigable for himself; Ryder hoped that this opportunity would allow him to go back in time and discover Monarch's true identity and to prevent the future in which he lived.
First Appearance: Armageddon 2001 (1991) #1
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#6 Action Comics (1938)
- 'China Syndrome'#7
- 'Going Down'
Adventures of Superman (1987)
Armageddon 2001 (1991)
Armageddon: Inferno (1992)
#1 Batman (1940)
- 'Seeds of Doom'#2
- 'Sea of Troubles'#3
- 'The Last Hope'#4
- 'The Gathering of Heroes'
Captain Atom (1987)
#57 Detective Comics (1937)
- 'Quantum Quest, Part 4: Elsewhere'
Green Lantern (1990)
Hawk and Dove (1989)
#13 Hawkworld (1990)
- 'Godspawn, Conclusion: Into the Dark Aether'
Annual 02 Justice League America (1989)
- 'Racing Against Time'#28
- 'Flight's End: Backfire'
Justice League Europe (1989)
Showcase '94 (1994)
#8 Superman (1987)
- 'Prelude to Zero Hour - Scarface - Wildcat'#9
- 'Prelude to Zero Hour - Scarface - Pax'
Annual 03 Superman: The Legacy of Superman (1993)
- 'Execution 2001'#61
- 'Time and Time Again Again!'#73
- 'Time Ryders'#139
- 'A Matter of Time'#165
Superman/Doomsday: Hunter/Prey (1994)
#1#2 The Flash (1987)
- 'Book Two'#3
- 'Book Three'
Annual 04 The Flash: A Celebration of 75 Years (2015)
- 'Family Business'TPB
- 'Flash by Mark Waid Book 1'TPB
- 'Volume 03 - Terminal Velocity'#0
- 'Flashing Back'#0 (Direct Edition)
- 'Flashing Back'#94
- 'Reckless Youth, Chapter 3: Just Do It!'
HC The New Titans (1988)
- 'The Flash: A Celebration of 75 Years'
Annual 07 Valor (1992)
- '2001: A Titans Odyssey'#80
- 'the Once and Future...'
#18 Who's Who In The DC Universe Update 1993 (1992)
- 'D.O.A. The Vanishing'#19
- 'Sudden Death Overtime Part One: Ahead Of His Time'#21
- 'Sudden Death Overtime Part Two: Two Minute Warning'
#2 Zero Hour: Crisis in Time (1994)
- 'Arion to Willoughby Kipling'
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