"How to Win a War in Space": Day 3
- I killed every living thing on Czarnia fer fun. I killed Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny an' things that don't even exist, an' so help me, I tried ta follow th' triple-fold path o' peace. I tried my best... but frag me for a bastich, even I got limits!
- — Lobo
Synopsis for "How to Win a War in Space"
Lobo brings Adam Strange, Animal Man and Starfire before Lady Styx, and asks for payment. However, Lady Styx feels that Lobo is a coward and issues a litany of insults, which Lobo's trusted dolphin companion translates for him. Unable to maintain his pledge to the triple-fold path of peace, Lobo flies into a fury and begins hacking away at Lady Styx's troops. He tosses her into the maw of Ekron, who then flies into the path of a Sun-Eater. When everything settles down, Adam Strange and Starfire discover that Animal Man has been shot with necro-toxin. He convulses slightly and then dies.
Supernova meets with Rip Hunter. Rip is desperately attempting to cobble something together using various hi-tech devices, such as the gravity rods of the Starmen, Luthor's Kryptonite gauntlet and the Shadow-Thief's Dimensionmeter. Their primary concern however is evading the psychopathic robot, Skeets. They sequester themselves inside the shrunken city of Kandor, in the hopes of avoiding detection, but Skeets has already located them.
Appearing in "How to Win a War in Space"
Synopsis for "The Origin of Power Girl"
The Origin of Power Girl is revealed in this issue.
Appearing in "The Origin of Power Girl"
- Green Lantern (Cameo)
- Star-Spangled Kid (Cameo)
- Supergirl of Earth-One (Cameo)
- Superman of Earth-Two
- Superman (Cameo)
- This issue shipped on January 10th, 2007.
- Osiris was forced to kill the Persuader in week 34.
- Nanda Parbat is the mystical home of Rama Kushna and the source of power for Deadman.
- "How to Win a War in Space" is reprinted in 52 Vol. 3 of the 2007 4-volume edition, 52 Volume Two of the 2016 2-volume edition, and 52 Omnibus.
- The ticker-tape on the bottom of the cover reads, "Osiris's agony!... Lobo's last stand!... Rip Hunter's secret location revealed!... "
- Lobo brags about killing Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny in this issue. As unlikely as it may sound, this event actually took place. It happened in the Lobo Paramilitary Christmas Special.