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| Quotation = This is all theory, of course, but remember that we WERE experimenting with that radiation when we ran into trouble. And it had ''fantastic properties'' which deviated from anything we'd seen before. Add the solar flares ...
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| Speaker = [[Henry Henshaw (New Earth)|Hank Henshaw]]
   
 
| StoryTitle1 = The Limits of Power
 
| StoryTitle1 = The Limits of Power
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| Synopsis1 = [[Henry Henshaw (New Earth)|Hank Henshaw]] and three crew members of the [[LexCorp]] space shuttle ''Excalibur'' crash-landed, following their exposure to cosmic radiation in space. As a result of the radiation exposure, the human bodies of two crew members were destroyed, but their minds survived, and they were able to construct new bodies out of pure cosmic radiation (Steven) and masses of earth and of the shuttle wreckage (Jim). Initially, Henshaw and his wife Terri suffered no ill effects from the radiation (apart from Henshaw's hair having turned white), and the crew traveled to Metropolis in the hope of using LexCorp facilities to cure their transformed crewmates.
[[Henry Henshaw (New Earth)|Hank Henshaw]] and three other members of the [[LexCorp]] space shuttle ''Excalibur'' have crash-landed following their exposure to cosmic radiation in space. As a result of the radiation exposure, the human bodies of two crew members were destroyed. However, their minds survived, and they were able to construct new bodies out of pure cosmic radiation and bits of earth and the shuttle (homages to the Human Torch and the Thing, respectively). Initially, Henshaw and his wife Terri suffered no ill effects from the radiation (apart from Henshaw's hair having turned white), and the crew traveled to Metropolis in the hope of using LexCorp facilities to cure their transformed crewmates.
 
   
During a brief battle with Superman, the crew members, now composed of radiation, became unhinged and flew into the sun. By this time, Henshaw's body had begun to rapidly decay, while his wife was beginning to phase into an alternate dimension. With Superman's help, Henshaw was able to use the LexCorp facilities to save Terri, but died immediately afterwards. The remaining member of the shuttle crew committed suicide using an MRI booth. [[Superman]] brings Terri Henshaw to a mental facility in order for her to recover.
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During a brief battle with Superman, Steven, now composed of radiation, became unhinged and flew into the sun. By this time, Henshaw's body also had begun to rapidly decay, while his wife was beginning to phase into an alternate dimension, and fading from sight. With Superman's help, Henshaw was able to use the LexCorp facilities to save Terri, but died immediately afterwards. The remaining member of the shuttle crew, Jim, committed suicide using an MRI booth. [[Superman]] brought Terri Henshaw to a mental health facility in order for her to recover.
   
 
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* {{a|[[Morgan Edge (New Earth)|Morgan Edge]]}}
 
* {{a|[[Morgan Edge (New Earth)|Morgan Edge]]}}
 
'''Other Characters:'''
 
'''Other Characters:'''
* {{a|[[Henry Henshaw (New Earth)|Hank Henshaw]]}} {{1st}}
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* Team Excalibur
* Jim Garrison {{Only Dies}}
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** {{a|[[Henry Henshaw (New Earth)|Hank Henshaw]]}} {{1st}}
* Steve {{Only Dies}}
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** Jim Garrison {{Only Dies}}
* {{a|[[Terri Henshaw (New Earth)|Terri Henshaw]]}} {{1st}}
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** Steve {{Only Dies}}
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** {{a|[[Terri Henshaw (New Earth)|Terri Henshaw]]}} {{1st}}
 
'''Locations:'''
 
'''Locations:'''
 
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'''Vehicles:'''
 
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* {{a|[[Space Shuttle Excalibur|LexCorp Space Shuttle Excalibur]]}}
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* {{a|[[Space Shuttle Excalibur|LexCorp Space Shuttle Excalibur]]}} {{destroyed}}
   
 
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* The story of the team introduced in this issue continues in {{c|Adventures of Superman Vol 1 468}}, and Superman next appears in {{c|Action Comics Vol 1 653}}.
 
* The story of the team introduced in this issue continues in {{c|Adventures of Superman Vol 1 468}}, and Superman next appears in {{c|Action Comics Vol 1 653}}.
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* The cosmic transformations of Jim Garrison and Steve are homages to the Lee/Kirby Human Torch and the Thing.
 
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* The story interestingly resembles the origin of Marvel's [[MDP:Fantastic Four|Fantastic Four]] team, except that it takes a rather tragic turn for its participants.
 
* The story interestingly resembles the origin of Marvel's [[MDP:Fantastic Four|Fantastic Four]] team, except that it takes a rather tragic turn for its participants.

Latest revision as of 23:49, September 10, 2019

"The Limits of Power": Hank Henshaw and three crew members of the LexCorp space shuttle Excalibur crash-landed, following their exposure to cosmic radiation in space. As a result of the radiation exposure, the human bodies of two crew members were destroyed,


Quote1 This is all theory, of course, but remember that we WERE experimenting with that radiation when we ran into trouble. And it had fantastic properties which deviated from anything we'd seen before. Add the solar flares ... Quote2
Hank Henshaw



Appearing in "The Limits of Power"

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Other Characters:

  • Team Excalibur
    • Hank Henshaw (First appearance)
    • Jim Garrison (Only appearance; dies)
    • Steve (Only appearance; dies)
    • Terri Henshaw (First appearance)

Locations:

Items:


Vehicles:

Synopsis for "The Limits of Power"

Hank Henshaw and three crew members of the LexCorp space shuttle Excalibur crash-landed, following their exposure to cosmic radiation in space. As a result of the radiation exposure, the human bodies of two crew members were destroyed, but their minds survived, and they were able to construct new bodies out of pure cosmic radiation (Steven) and masses of earth and of the shuttle wreckage (Jim). Initially, Henshaw and his wife Terri suffered no ill effects from the radiation (apart from Henshaw's hair having turned white), and the crew traveled to Metropolis in the hope of using LexCorp facilities to cure their transformed crewmates.

During a brief battle with Superman, Steven, now composed of radiation, became unhinged and flew into the sun. By this time, Henshaw's body also had begun to rapidly decay, while his wife was beginning to phase into an alternate dimension, and fading from sight. With Superman's help, Henshaw was able to use the LexCorp facilities to save Terri, but died immediately afterwards. The remaining member of the shuttle crew, Jim, committed suicide using an MRI booth. Superman brought Terri Henshaw to a mental health facility in order for her to recover.



Notes

  • The story of the team introduced in this issue continues in Adventures of Superman #468, and Superman next appears in Action Comics #653.
  • The cosmic transformations of Jim Garrison and Steve are homages to the Lee/Kirby Human Torch and the Thing.

Trivia

  • The story interestingly resembles the origin of Marvel's Fantastic Four team, except that it takes a rather tragic turn for its participants.



See Also

Recommended Reading

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