||Animal Man [Buddy Baker]; Psycho Pirate [Roger Hayden]; Streaky; Scarecrow [Jonathan Crane]; Crime Syndicate of Earth-3 [Power Ring, Ultraman; Johnny Quick; Owlman]; Bug-Eyed Bandit; Detective Chimp; James Highwater; Phantom Stranger; Binky; Immortal Man; Jason Blood; Icicle; Psimon; Ten-Eyed Man; The Spectre; Uberman; Bat-Man; Robin; Sunshine Superman; Speed Freak; Magic Lantern; Aquagirl [Tula]; Sargon the Sorcerer; Prince Ra-Man; Overman; Beppo; Kole
||Having time-travelled to the past, Animal Man has a philosophical discussion with the Phantom Stranger, Immortal Man, and Jason Blood. In the present, Psycho Pirate returns several old characters (and several newly created characters) to continuity. But when he re-creates one very dangerous character, Animal Man is summoned by the aliens and James Hightower.
||There are several other unidentified characters in the story, including one of the knights from Monty Python and the Holy Grail (complete with coconuts) and a character who may be Son of Vulcan.
||in Animal Man: Deus Ex Machina (DC, 2003 series) #[nn]