"The Black Ring, Part Five": Lex Luthor's body lies lifeless, but his spectral self and a young teenager, Death are standing outside of time watching. As Lex struggles to believe he is dead he interacts with the young girl in a hope she will allow him to return t
Action Comics #894 is an issue of the series Action Comics (Volume 1) with a cover date of December, 2010.
Synopsis for "The Black Ring, Part Five"
Lex Luthor's body lies lifeless, but his spectral self and a young teenager, Death are standing outside of time watching. As Lex struggles to believe he is dead he interacts with the young girl in a hope she will allow him to return to life. Death seems to enjoy the interaction and Lex's evolving through a series of emotions.
She makes Lex an offer of eternal bliss but he flatly refuses it wondering about catches, but it's then that Death reveals that he isn't dead just yet, that this meeting was for her to check on a few things about Luthor. With a start Lex awakens and realizes he has been given a life lesson.
Meanwhile 1,000 or so years in the past we see a tarot reader reveal to Vandal Savage that sometime in his future a 'Hanged Man' who is an enemy will meddle in Vandal's affairs and when he does it will set a chain reaction in his favor! Savage looks out of his castle windows to see two large spheres of residual Black Lantern energy and proposes building a monumental city using the spheres as foundations...
To Be Continued...
Appearing in "The Black Ring, Part Five"
Synopsis for "Jimmy Olsen's Big Week, Day Two"
Jimmy and an alien girl are onboard a spacecraft that smashes right into the Daily Planet globe. We flash back a little to see that the alien invasion Jimmy was supposed to stop was, in fact, a Dalwythian diplomatic envoy that has come to Metropolis to see if it lived up to its name as "The City of Tomorrow" and to celebrate their four year anniversary of independence. We then flash forward a little to see Olsen and Mallory arguing with Mayor Fleming over the pros and cons of allowing Dalwythians to celebrate in Metropolis. As such Fleming appoints them as the official Welcoming Committee.
Chloe and Jimmy interact over the phone, agreeing that something about the Dalwythians doesn't add up but being an online Blogger Chloe can work on the go and is already at Cadmus Labs checking on leads. While Chloe does some digging Jimmy and Sebastien are escorting the Dalwythians around the nightclubs. They have a Princess sweet on Jimmy and Sebastian a big hulking brute of a soldier. Chloe calls Jimmy and reveals that our atmosphere acts as an intoxicant to the alien visitors - that's why they wanted to party on Earth!
The Princess and an unwilling Jimmy carry on partying and jump aboard a spacecraft and we loop right back to where the chapter started.
Perry, of course, is not amused at the cruiser embedded in the Daily Planet globe and is about to chew Jimmy to pieces when Chloe calls again to reveal that planets Dalwythians celebrate on are decimated as an aftermath of the event.
Jimmy smiles as he thinks up a plan to save the Earth.
Appearing in "Jimmy Olsen's Big Week, Day Two"
- Durvella Cwion (First appearance)
- Mayor Fleming (First appearance)
- Perry White
- Franklin Berkowitz (In a photograph only)
- Metropolis Meteors (On a TV or computer screen)
- Gotham Goliaths (On a TV or computer screen)
- The Black Ring, Part Five is reprinted in Lex Luthor: A Celebration of 75 Years.