While investigating Hunters' Time Lab the villain Hunter was hiding from emerged to trap Daniel one of Rip Hunters' defenses: a Time Loop. He was stuck there until Rip Hunter recused him and asked for his further assistance to save the Multiverse. Not thrilled with the prospects Daniel agreed donning the Supernova suit Booster Gold had previous wore to help with the endeavor. As Supernova he was an important part of the plan to trap the villain. Eight weeks after the incident Daniel made no effort to become a full fledge superhero and was robbed of the suit by the Time Stealers.
Daniel has met his future wife Rose Levin and used a second black version of the Supernova suit that Rip Hunter has invented from time to time. The suit seems to have the same powers as the first.
First Appearance: 52 #18 as Supernova 52 #52