Issue:Guide to the DC Universe 2001 - 2002 Secret Files and Origins #1
Date: February 2002
Subtitle: A Year in the Life
Feature Characters: Gary Hall Young, Denise Trusoe Young
Supporting Characters: Azrael (Jean Paul Valley), Barbara Gordon
Villains: Earthquake, Nero, Tarpit, Captain Cold, Weather Wizard, Darkseid, Imperiex, Brainiac 13, Toyman
Guest Appearances: Superman (Kal El), Stargirl (Courtney Whitmore), S.T.R.I.P.E. (Pat Dugan), Steel (John Irons), Lex Luthor, Batman (Bruce Wayne), Wonder Woman (Diana Prince), Green Lantern (Kyle Raynar), Plastic Man (Eel O'brian), Martian Manhunter (J'onn J'onz), Flash (Wally West), Supergirl (Linda Danvers), Blackhawks, Superdog
Other Characters: Doug, Shilo Norman
The story follows a year in the life of Gary, a member of the Metrocorps and Denise, a reporter for the Daily Planet, as they email each other about the events that their jobs cause them to witness.
"Honey, we get so little time together...just this once, let's share the moment."
— Gary Hall Young
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Writers: Will Pfeifer
Artists: Anthony Williams
- Gotham City - Washington DC - New York - Murmansk - Keystone City - Opal City - Topeka - Frankfurt - Easter Island
- "A Year in the Life" covers or at least mentions DC events such as: No Man's Land, Officer Down, Lex Luthor's Presidency, Brainiac 13's attack on Metropolis, Terror Incognita, the random disappearances around the globe, Our Worlds at War, Circe's attack on New York, Joker's Last Laugh and Toyman's attack on Superman
- Gary Hall's email address is GHall@Metrocorps.org, Denise Trusoe's is DTrusoe@dailyplanet.com
- Denise (from A Year in the Life) and Trudy (from The Earth Spins) may be related as they both posses the last name "Trusoe".
- Jean-Paul and Barbara's visit to the fortune teller originally appeared in Azrael: Agent of the Bat #87.
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