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"World Enough And Time": In the 14th Century, Syrene and Satanis, who has taken over Superman's body, start their magic duel to death.


Quote1 Satanis magically sabotaged every time-travel method I knew about-- but I'd never heard of this Rip Hunter till Lois mentioned it. Quote2
-- Superman



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Synopsis for "World Enough And Time"

In the 14th Century, Syrene and Satanis, who has taken over Superman's body, start their magic duel to death.

In the 20th Century Metropolis, Clark Kent comes back to life on the autopsy table as a result of his past-half being reanimated by Satanis. Neither the coroners nor his co-workers can understand his return, but Clark talks his friends into getting him out of the hospital. Jimmy, Lana and Lois take Clark to the latter's apartment. The trio stays with Clark for a while, but eventually they leave so he can rest.

In the 14th Century, Satanis and Syrene continue their battle. Satanis expects Syrene's lack of experience wielding the powers of the Runestone of Merlin give him an edge, but even so she's too powerful. Growing larger than any planet, Syrene turns the world they're standing on into a snake that swallows Satanis, and then molds it into a ball. Seeing Syrene is about to swallowing him whole, Satanis begs Superman's spirit for help.

In the present, Clark Kent wakes up after having dreamed the whole event. Superman just knows his dream was real and his self trapped in the past is about to be destroyed. He needs to get to the past, but Satanis has blocked every time-travelling method he knows of. Clark Kent goes to the Daily Planet with the aim of requesting a vacation when he overheards Perry White and Lois arguing about her piece on Forgotten Heroes. Lois brings Rip Hunter, the Time Master up, piquing Clark's interest. Clark discreetly x-rays Lois' notes. He had never heard or Rip Hunter until Lois mentioned him, so maybe Satanis hasn't shut down that opening to the past. Superman streaks towards Rip Hunter's Time Lab, meets Rip and explains his predicanment.

In the past, Syrene is about to kill Satanis, but the mudball where he has been emprisoned explodes. Superman has agreed to work with Satanis to defeat Syrene. However, Satanis doesn't want to stop her but kill her. After apparently destroying Syrene Satanis intends to claim her power and become the ruler of all eternity. He thinks Superman can't get his body's control back and stop him, but suddenly a Time Sphere appears and the Superman previously trapped in the 20h Century steps out of it.

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Synopsis for "Water-War One"

Mera and Vlana engage in a vicious hand-to-hand fight, though Vlana cheats by using members of her fish “army” to attack her rival. To prevent the interference, Mera creates a sphere of hard water around herself and Vlana, keeping out the fish. Then she and Vlana continue their battle, until the bikini-clad Mera finally defeats her.

Aquaman breaks through the hard-water sphere a few seconds later, and an electric eel follows and kills Vlana with its charge. Mera tells Aquaman that Vlana must have committed suicide by ordering the eel to shock her when she realized she would be defeated.

Later, back in her regular outfit, Mera once again gives up the throne of Xebel to return to Earth with Aquaman, the man she loves.

Notes

  • This book was first published on November 24, 1982.
  • The story arc started in Action Comics #534 ends in the next issue.
  • Although Satanis appears to kill Syrene, Superman reveals in the next issue he altered his spell and she was merely sent back to her own time.

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