Character » Fastball appears in 32 issues.

    He can pitch anything with deadly skill, accuracy and power. He was a threat to the Justice League and usually teamed up with other powerful villains.

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    John was a former baseball player to whom the Overmaster gave equipment and drafted into the first Cadre. After they were defeated, Fastball went underground and was largely forgotten. He eventually returned to crime and joined the new Cadre under Doctor Polaris but was defeated by the Power Company.

    Fastball has been identified as one of the deceased entombed below the Hall of Justice.

    Major Story Arcs

    The OMAC Project

    For more information see: The OMAC Project

    Fastball is "Terminated" by OMAC 972676.

    Revenge of the Green Lanterns

    For more information see: Revenge of the Green Lanterns

    Blackest Night

    For more information see: Blackest Night

    Fastball returns as a Black Lantern.

    Powers and abilities

    Fastball was given an powerful exoskeleton that has the ability to throw explosive spheres.

    Other media

    Fastball in Justice League Unlimited
    Fastball in Justice League Unlimited

    Fastball appears in JLU along side Black Mass, Crowbar, and Shatterfist. He later appears as a member of the Secret Society, siding with Grodd's faction during the mutiny, he was presumed killed in Darkseid's explosion of the base.


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