We’re still in the same timeline. Shazam is the star of an ongoing series by Geoff Johns along with the rest of his family, but it’ll be winding down soon. Most recently, they teamed up with Black Adam to fight Superboy-Prime, and then went out for pizza.
Clayface made a surprise return at the end of Tom King’s “City of Bane” storyline to give the Batfamily a hand in their hour of need. Since then, he’s faded back into the background. I like to think he’s out there with Victoria October, trying to discover himself outside of the lifestyle of good vs. evil.
In BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS, Black Lightning has been the field leader of Batman’s latest incarnation of the team, which includes Katana, Duke Thomas, Cassandra Cain, newcomer Sofia Ramos, and Lady Shiva (who invited herself). Black Lightning recently underwent a serious power upgrade, and defeated a cataclysmic plot by Ra’s al Ghul.
Black Lightning’s daughters haven’t made any appearances since Jefferson was made younger during the continuity changes of The New 52. A new version of Anissa Pierce, reinvisioned as Jefferson’s younger cousin, appeared as one of his students in 2018’s BLACK LIGHTNING: COLD DEAD HANDS.
After NO JUSTICE, the Titans were reformed with Nightwing as the lead under the auspices of the League itself, with Miss Martian acting as their JL liaison. Their mission was to aid and defend against new metahumans whose transformations had been triggered by the breach of the Source Wall. Donna took over as the de facto leader after Dick became Ric, and helped Raven reunite with her lost soul self and Beast Boy return to his original power set, after being warped by the breach himself. With the threat ended, the team now works as reserve members for the Justice League.
Because Atom Smasher is a legacy character tied into the JSA, Al Rothstein spent a long time apart from mainline DC continuity beginning with The New 52. But alongside his JSA cohorts, Al finally returned to the DC Universe in the finale of DOOMSDAY CLOCK #12, where Doctor Manhattan undid much of what he had secretly wrought behind the scenes.
Since then, Atom Smasher has gone on to make appearances in certain story arcs taking place within the liminal spaces of reality and the multiverse, such as GREEN LANTERN: BLACKSTARS and DARK NIGHTS: DEATH METAL, but the concrete role he plays in the landscape of the modern DCU is yet to be defined.
I’ve been trying to find some more John Fox comics. He’s not someone who’s been used much in recent years to my knowledge. The last time I think he was in a comic was for the DC One Million 80-Page Giant from '99.
Cyclone last appeared in the Stargirl Spring Break Special this year, as part of a teaser for a storyline which (in typical Geoff Johns fashion) has been radio silent for a while now. She’ll probably pop up again whenever he has time to get back to it.
As for Red Tornado, he was most recently seen fighting among DC’s heroes in the events of Dark Nights: Death Metal.
I was reading through one of my Lone Ranger paperbacks recently. A particular passage about Tonto suddenly made me remember Flying Stag, aka Super-Chief. He was created in 1961, but didn’t last long in All-Star Western. But, as perhaps the first western/super-hero hybrid character, I do remember him quite well.
I know a couple of modern day versions have appeared over the years, since then. One died, and lost his magical totem, the Manitou Stone, to Ralph Dibney. How that happened, I couldn’t begin to tell ya. Another, appeared with the short lived Supermen ofAmerica. Although I don’t remember any connection between them, I’m assuming there must have been. Question, whatever happened to the Manitou Stone? Question, whatever happened to the Supermen of America, and Super-Chief #3? Are they even part of the new DCU now? With DC’s push for greater diversity these days, I’m surprised " the Chief " hasn’t turned up somewhere. Or has he?
If you read the excellent 52 maxiseries, perhaps you can! Jon Standing Bear, the second Super-Chief, died in a battle against the Mr. Mind-controlled Skeets, and his ancestor, the first Super-Chief, appeared as an apparition to pass the Maintou Stone on to Ralph Dibny in his own magical quest with a warning of its power – perhaps knowing that Dibny’s quest would eventually lead him to face Neron.
As for the next Super-Chief and the “Supermen of America” concept, the entire idea was one introduced in just before September 2011, a sort of liminal space in DC history as the company was preparing to sweep the decks for The New 52. However, a version of Superchief continues to live on in Multiverse-centric stories, as one of the premiere heroes of Earth-18 – home of the Western-themed “Justice Riders.”
Other members of the “Supermen of America” introduced and appearing only in that final, Pre-New 52 included Steel, Conner Kent, and Supergirl, who remain active heroes in the DC Universe; Livewire, whose late Pre-Flashpoint reformation has been swept away, and continues to operate in villainy; and Iron Munro, who maintains a presence in the multiverse as well as a hero of the pulp action-inspired Earth-20.
Probably not! Ralph died at the end of 52, and spent the rest of Pre-Flashpoint continuity as a ghost detective with his wife Sue. Post-Flashpoint, Ralph and Sue were returned to life, their deaths and thus Ralph’s quest in 52 to resurrect his wife negated from continuity. So it’s safe to say the Manitou Stone currently resides on Earth-18.