A time traveling superhero is very rare to find in comics these days. But the comics have many established heroes that fit the category of ‘time traveling superheroes’.
With access to the Speed ââForce, the Flash accesses speeds far beyond the speed of light. He can empty all civilians in an entire city in a snap. It can also run so fast that time slows down and at one point even begins to flow in the opposite direction. Flash has already used this ability to change the past and create alternate timelines. Flashpoint is a good example.
Heavily underrated X-Men hero who deserves more love, Kitty Pryde is also known as the Shadowcat. Its phasing capacity is well known. She can phase herself as well as any person / object with whom she is in physical contact through any object, regardless of size or shape. But Pryde has another ability that was explored in Days of Future Past. She can send her consciousness back in time to her younger self. It’s a very nifty way of time travel. His ability paved the way for other Marvel time travel stories.
In the Marvel Comic Book Universe, no hero is more synonymous with time travel than Bishop. During the Onslaught Saga, the temporal superhero Bishop travels from the future to the past (and the then present timeline) to warn the X-Men of the grave threat of Onslaught. His words come true, and the Avengers and Fantastic Four are sent to live in a pocket universe for an entire year, leading to the Heroes Reborn saga.
Superman of the Silver Age
During the days of the Silver Age of DC Comics, Superman had some truly divine abilities that defy explanation. One of those abilities was his power to weather deadlines. At that time, Superman was less experienced and too green to be a part of DC Trinity. Superman was then known as Superboy and he casually jumped from one point to another in his stories. He could even take people with him for the ride. Superman as a time traveling superhero seems absurd now, as DC took a lot of time and effort to get his powers as deep as possible.
Son of Cyclops and Madelyne Pryor – a clone of Jean Gray, Nathan Summers is an Omega-level mutant and time-traveling superhero. It has not just one but two modes of time travel. He can use a special gadget to transport himself and his allies at a different time. Cable can also use his telepathic abilities to return his astral form back in time. The second method is quite difficult to do, and Cable has never done it more than once. But that doesn’t mean he can’t start over.
Nathaniel Richards aka Iron Lad has armor that looks pretty much like Iron Man. He has traveled in the past and is part of the Young Avengers. The only difference between Iron Lad and the Iron Man costume is that the former has the technology to create temporal divergences. This allows him to manipulate the flow of time as he pleases. Nathaniel Richards even has an entire ship that has similar time travel technology.
The Green Lantern
DC wasn’t kidding when they said the Green Lantern Power Ring is the most powerful weapon in the universe. If you have enough willpower, the ring can use it to tear the fabric of reality apart. One of the lesser-known abilities of the Power Ring is time travel. Hal Jordan used it to travel to the future, almost until the 70th century. The ring can also allow a green lantern to communicate with people from different eras.
He’s an ordinary man from a future timeline who stole tech from a superhero museum and traveled down memory lane to become a superhero. Her costume has a special time travel circuit that gives her the power to travel through time. It also allows the time traveling superhero to control the time flow from a distance.