""Warworld Rising, Part Four"": Two cloaked Task Force X agents sneak into the crashed Warzoon at the bottom of the ocean to investigate the Genesis Fragment. When they see how small it is one of them suggests just stealing it, but they are caught by the Atlantean army. Atlantis declares this an
Synopsis for "Warworld Rising, Part Four"
Two cloaked Task Force X agents sneak into the crashed Warzoon at the bottom of the ocean to investigate the Genesis Fragment. When they see how small it is one of them suggests just stealing it, but they are caught by the Atlantean army. Atlantis declares this an act of war by the United States and in response blockades all shipping in the Atlantic Ocean.
The next day the Justice League meet to discuss the problem, but immediately there is tension between Aquaman and Batman. Batman wants Arthur to pressure the Atlantean government to give up the Fragment but Arthur claims he cannot do that, and it appears he wouldn’t even if he could. Superman believes the real issue is the Phaelosian slaves still trapped on Warworld, and Hippolyta and Black Adam seem to agree, but Batman and Aquaman continue to argue. Arthur gets up to leave when Batman accuses Atlantis of starting an arms race with the surface, but Superman shuts everyone down. He states the Superman Family won’t allow war to break out between Atlantis and the surface over Genesis, and that when the crisis is over he is going to liberate Warworld, with or without the League.
Back at the Fortress of Solitude, Thao-La is practicing her new powers, which now include super-strength. She can tell Jon doesn’t like her and Lois explains that during his time in the 31st Century he learned that one day Superman will leave Earth forever, and he fears the Phaelosians may be the reason. Lois tries to reach out to her and offers her a traditional child’s toy from Krypton, but Thao-La knocks it out of her hand and breaks it, angry at the implication she is a child when she is wearing a chain. Lois asks her to explain the chain and Thao-La tells her it is a gift from Mongul. On Warworld, after every battle the loser must give part of their chain to the victor, as such, the victor gains greater reach and becomes stronger carrying the extra weight, thereby becoming a better warrior; while the loser becomes weaker and less able to move.
Meanwhile, Mongul and his advisors are watching her and believe she is wavering in her mission. Mongul orders them to activate “the box”, a teleportation device surgically implanted in one of the Warzoon crewmen. His fellows ritually rip him apart while still alive to get it out of him.
In the Atlantic Ocean, a US Navy battleship has reached a convoy of cargo ships blockaded by Atlantean soldiers commanded by Murk. The captain orders the Atlanteans to end the blockade but Murk refuses. Superman, Supergirl and Superboy arrive, hoping to find a peaceful resolution but neither side is willing to back down, seemingly eager for war.
Thao-La talks to her friends in the medical area, who have still not regained consciousness. She doesn’t want to do what Mongul sent her to do to Superman, but she knows what will happen if she doesn’t, and she doesn’t think she can do it without their help. The crewmen teleport into the Fortress to kill her friends as punishment for not completing her mission, but Lois steps in with a ray gun to protect her.
Appearing in "Warworld Rising, Part Four"
- Justice League
- Task Force X
- United States Navy
- Amanda Waller (Mentioned only)
- Kelex (Mentioned only)
- Legion of Super-Heroes (Mentioned only)
- United Nations (Mentioned only)
- Earth 0
- Legion's Future (Mentioned only)
- Genesis Fragment (Mentioned only)
Synopsis for "The Passenger, Part Five"
Appearing in "The Passenger, Part Five"
- Trojan Solutions
- Andrej Trojan (Earth 0)
- "Evil Nurse Lady" (Dies)
- The Embryo (First appearance)
- Trojan Acolytes
- Project Manager
- Andrej Trojan (Earth 0)
- Andrej Trojan (Future State) (Mentioned only)
- "Amazing Joe" (Deceased) (Mentioned only)
- Genesta (Deceased) (Mentioned only)
- Mister Miracle/Shilo Norman (Future State) (Mentioned only)
- Karr the Mysterious (Deceased) (Mentioned only)
- Superman/Clark Kent (Future State) (Mentioned only)
- Tony Jaa (Mentioned only)
- Superman Recommended Reading
- Action Comics (Volume 1)
- Action Comics (Volume 2)
- Adventures of Superman (Volume 1)
- Batman/Superman (Volume 1)
- Batman/Superman (Volume 2)
- Batman/Superman: World's Finest (Volume 1)
- DC Comics Presents (Volume 1)
- Superman (Volume 1)
- Superman (Volume 2)
- Superman (Volume 3)
- Superman (Volume 4)
- Superman (Volume 5)
- Superman/Batman (Volume 1)
- Superman Confidential (Volume 1)
- Superman: Son of Kal-El (Volume 1)
- Superman: The Man of Steel (Volume 1)
- Superman: The Man of Tomorrow (Volume 1)
- Superman/Wonder Woman (Volume 1)
- World's Finest (Volume 1)