"Return of the New Gods": Darkseid once again prepares for war on Earth, and draws Orion into the fray with a Para-Demon attack on New Genesis. Orion goes to Earth, defeats Kalibak and other Apokolips soldiers in combat, and closes on Darkseid. But the Source indicates


Quote1.png There is music... Beauty... The laughter of children! Don't these things brighten your soul? You worry that they will pass from being... Be crushed by Darkseid? They won't... Not as long as there are those like yourself with the decency to value them and the courage to defend them! Be at ease, my friend... The war is never at an end. Quote2.png
Metron

1st Issue Special #13 is an issue of the series 1st Issue Special (Volume 1) with a cover date of April, 1976.

Synopsis for "Return of the New Gods"

Darkseid once again prepares for war on Earth, and draws Orion into the fray with a Para-Demon attack on New Genesis. Orion goes to Earth, defeats Kalibak and other Apokolips soldiers in combat, and closes on Darkseid. But the Source indicates to Highfather and Metron that Earth will be destroyed if Orion slays Darkseid, and Darkseid reveals to his son that he has attuned his own heartbeat to the rhythms of Earth's sun. If he is destroyed, the sun will go nova and destroy Earth and its entire solar system. Darkseid admits that he has brought Orion there to taunt him, and sends him back to New Genesis with Highfather and Metron. However, Darkseid admits that Orion has damaged his forces, and that he will have to build anew.

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Trivia

  • First appearance of Orion's new costume.
  • Kalibak's apparent death at Orion's hands in New Gods #11 is referenced here, but Kalibak's survival is not adequately explained, merely that Kalibak barely evaded the grasp of the Black Racer.
  • The usage of the term "New Gods" in this issue can be determined by context to be exclusive to Genesisians, in contrast to the more usual application of the category encompassing also Apokoliptians.


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