"Men of Steel, Part 3": Superman attempts to uncover where could L'Call and Zade have taken Lex after their fight but comes to the realization that they are no longer on Earth. Thinking of something that could help him track Lex down, Superman flies away.
Appearing in "Men of Steel, Part 3"
- Ch'Arr (First appearance) (Flashback only)
- Godslayer (Flashback and main story)
- Zade (Flashback and main story)
- M'Arnaa (First appearance) (Hologram) (Flashback only)
- T'Sai (First appearance) (Hologram) (Flashback only)
- Darkseid (Mentioned only)
- Doomsday (Mentioned only)
- Nideesi (Flashback and main story)
- Apokolips (Mentioned only)
Synopsis for "Men of Steel, Part 3"
Superman attempts to uncover where could L'Call and Zade have taken Lex after their fight but comes to the realization that they are no longer on Earth. Thinking of something that could help him track Lex down, Superman flies away.
L'Call and Zade take Lex to the faraway planet Nideesi and nullify his armor to prevent his escape. Lex, ever defiant, argues for his innocence and that the crimes he is accused of occur in a future that might never come to pass. L'Call, however, is adamant on the accuracy of his visions.
Weeks ago on the planet Nidessi, he consults his old friend Cha'Arr, who congratulates on saving the universe from another potential threat. However, L'Call is tired of the constant slaughter he is forced to perform in service of the greater good and declared his duty to be over. Cha'Arr had told Zade to convince L'Call to perform one final mission, one concerning the planet Apokolips. L'Call indulged himself on visions about his wife M'Arnaa and his daughter T'Sai until he is interrupted by Zade, who indeed tries to get L'Call to return to his duty. L'Call remembers the death of his previous target: evil as he was destined to be, the future despot was mourned by his wives. Zade believes that L'Call feels confident in retiring now that Darkseid is dead, but someone has taken his place as ruler of Apokolips and he might cause as much devastation as Darkseid did.
Back in the present, Lex still maintains that he cannot be killed for something he is yet to do but L'Call says that his previous targets said the exact same thing. Lex then asks that if he is really guilty, why is he not dead yet? Is there a reason as to why L'Call and Zade are keeping him alive. L'Call and Zade insist Lex will be judged by the Remnants of Nideesi. As he is left alone by his captors, Lex is forced to hold onto the hope that Superman will come and save him.
Back on Earth, Superman flies to the Geneticron building, located deep into the Amazon jungle There, he finds a portal that can take him to Nideesi and flies through it, realizing that if he is to uphold his own ideals, he has to save Lex.
- This book was first published on December 14, 2016.
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