"Who is Strange Visitor? Chapter Two: When?": Shocked to see Strange Visitor in Professor's Hamilton's lab, Superman tells the woman how he has been searching for her. As Superman asks her who she is, Strange Visitor senses that someone is in need of help and departs. Hamilton informs Superman t
Appearing in "Who is Strange Visitor? Chapter Two: When?"
- Billy Wilson
- Eve Hardisty
- Malik Hardisty
- Kitty Faulkner (Mentioned only)
- Containment suit prototype
Synopsis for "Who is Strange Visitor? Chapter Two: When?"
Shocked to see Strange Visitor in Professor's Hamilton's lab, Superman tells the woman how he has been searching for her. As Superman asks her who she is, Strange Visitor senses that someone is in need of help and departs. Hamilton informs Superman that Strange Visitor has the power to reach out with a "cosmic empathy" and find people in pain or panic.
Meanwhile, a black woman stands atop a roof, ready to end her own life. She thinks of how her ex-husband has taken her son, and how it will be impossible to get her child back. Just as she prepares to jump, Strange Visitor appears and convinces the woman that there is still hope.
Returning to Professor Hamilton's lab with the woman, Eve Hardisty, Strange Visitor listens to the woman's story as Hamilton explains to Superman how he found Strange Visitor. While trying to harness electromagnetic radiation, the Professor accidentally attracted a human lightning bolt. Clothing her in a prototype of Superman's containment suit, he began to study her. Then Strange Visitor declares that she is going to help Eve get her son back.
At SCU's headquarters, Superman, Strange Visitor, and Eve inquire about the woman's ex-husband Wardell "War" Washington. Learning of his whereabouts, the trio, along with the SCU head to his building. Six gang members open fire, but Superman quickly disarms them. Strange Visitor blasts open the door and the two heroes come face-to-face with Wardell.
War's clenches his fists and sends Superman flying. As the SCU radio in for backup, War subdues Strange Visitor as well. Superman returns just in time to blast War with his heat vision, freeing Strange Visitor. War and Superman launch into fisticuffs as Visitor locates the child, Malik, and returns him to his mother. Just as Superman is realizing that War is getting too powerful for him to beat, Strange Visitor blasts him with energy. She tries to siphon off War's energy by touching him, but soon it becomes too much for her and huge lightning bolts pierce the building. Superman separates the two and leads Strange Visitor outside. As the SCU shackle War, Hamilton tells Visitor that as her powers continue to go out of control, she erodes her containment suit. If she continues using her powers, she will disperse.
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