"Redemption (Part II of II) - In Good Faith": Superman fights Redemption, blasting him high into the air and then smashing him down in Australia, trying to figure out his powers and coerce him into standing down.
Action Comics #849 is an issue of the series Action Comics (Volume 1) with a cover date of July, 2007.
Synopsis for "Redemption (Part II of II) - In Good Faith"
Superman fights Redemption, blasting him high into the air and then smashing him down in Australia, trying to figure out his powers and coerce him into standing down. Meanwhile, the pastor back in the church in Valley Falls channels his power into Redemption, empowering him to fight Superman with the power granted to him by the faith of his congregation.
Redemption's powers fluctuate, and Superman goes to check on one of Redemption's congregation. When he returns, Redemption has fled.
Clark contacts Oracle, and while he waits for her to secure information, he visits with the old woman who thought Superman was an angel, who assures him that faith is about how you believe in a given God, not which.
Superman visits his parents, and discusses church, and why he hasn't gone to church since he was fourteen (earlier showing the burden of hearing people being deceptive as a small child).
Clark Kent confronts the reverend, who previously used his power in the second World War to disastrous result.
Redemption confronts him soon thereafter, with Superman's help, and the reverend stands down.
At home, Clark enjoys one of Mahjoub's pretzels and ruminates on his own faith with Lois, relieved that everything worked out.
Appearing in "Redemption (Part II of II) - In Good Faith"
- Matthew Hightower
- Barbara Johnson
- Mister Dale
- Mrs. Dale
- Oracle (Behind the scenes)
- This issue shipped on May 16th, 2007.
- This issue is reprinted in the Superman: Redemption collection.
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