Created by: Jack Kirby
1st appearance: New Gods (vol. 1) #3, July 1971
Powers: Flight through space by cosmically charged skis, phases through solid objects, immortality, can deliver death with but a touch, armor aids him in withstanding the rigors of space and staff hands out justice.
The Grim Reaper of the DC Universe. When it is your time to pass, the implacable Black Racer will be there in the end to guide your soul. The black racers touch is able to kill even gods. The power of the black racer lives inside Willie walker who was paralyzed in the Vietnam war. He was empowered after Darkseid brought the war to earth.
He dies himself during the “Death of the new Gods” storyline and was reborn after the death of Orion. He eventually took a dieing Darkseid to the new gods version of Hades.