"The Suicide Snare": Mister Miracle and Oberon come home to find Darkseid sitting in the living room. He tells them that Big Barda is not home. When Miracle demands answers, Darkseid gives them a tape. Scott and Oberon watch the tape, and (this is implied, the screen is never actually shown) and
Appearing in "The Suicide Snare"
- Sleez (Apparent Death)
- Grossman (an adult film director) (Single appearance)
- Crazed hobos (Single appearance)
- Granny Goodness (Cameo) (Flashback only)
- Himon (Cameo) (Flashback only)
- Mister Miracle (Thaddeus Brown) (Cameo) (Flashback only)
- Highfather (Cameo) (Flashback only)
- Scott and Barda's home
Synopsis for "The Suicide Snare"
Mister Miracle and Oberon come home to find Darkseid sitting in the living room. He tells them that Big Barda is not home. When Miracle demands answers, Darkseid gives them a tape. Scott and Oberon watch the tape, and (this is implied, the screen is never actually shown) and are horrified. The 'adult' tape most likely contains a video of Big Barda being forced to dance in her outfit and pleasure Sleez. Darkseid tells them that his 'agents' 'intercepted' this tape at a store that 'specializes' in the 'fare' (an adult film store). Scott immediately leaves to search for Barda.
Meanwhile, Sleez shows the mind-controlled Barda and Superman to an adult film director, Grossman, and tells Grossman to make an adult film with Barda and Superman. When Grossman inquires, Sleez tells him that the film will make Sleez enough money to raise an army to get revenge on Darkseid. After getting beaten up by a gang of hobos, Scott finds the studio, and watches through the skylight as the movie is being filmed. We then cut inside, where a steamy romance scene with Barda and Superman in bed is being filmed. Grossman cuts, and says that he wants passion and raw, seething emotion. Grossman says that Superman has as much sex appeal as a side of beef. Sleez, meanwhile, finds that Superman is fighting his mind-control. He continues to make Barda and Superman interact on the bed, so that he may have a feast of emotion when he brings out Superman's inner-depravity. Mister Miracle, who can't take any more, crashes through the skylight just as Superman and Barda passionately kiss. Barda and Superman are then broken from Sleez' control. Sleez flees, and sics his Ash-Crawler on Scott and Barda. Barda kills it, and Superman chases Sleez into the sewers. Sleez strikes a match from his pocket, and apparently blows himself up, leaving behind a very bewildered Superman. Superman and Barda later decide not to try and recall what happened to them while Sleez was controlling them. The three then awkwardly part ways.
- This issue was reprinted in Superman: The Man of Steel Vol. 5.
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