"Superwoman/Batwoman": The Challengers from Beyond secretly observes and kept themselves from non-interfering the gender-reversed world of Earth-11 on Monitor Bob's request, who strongly believes that Ray Palmer is already present on the planet. On this Earth, it f
Countdown Presents: The Search for Ray Palmer: Superwoman/Batwoman #1 is an issue of the series Countdown Presents: The Search for Ray Palmer (Volume 1) with a cover date of February, 2008.
Synopsis for "Superwoman/Batwoman"
The Challengers from Beyond secretly observes and kept themselves from non-interfering the gender-reversed world of Earth-11 on Monitor Bob's request, who strongly believes that Ray Palmer is already present on the planet. On this Earth, it follows exactly to the events on New Earth despite the reverse-gender roles of its heroes and villains as Dane of Elysium Island (aka Wonder Man) leads his male Amazons and declares war on "Woman's World", in response for being banished for killing Maxine Lord over the murder of Booster Gold.
The Justice League of America are summoned to the call by Superwoman and due battle with Dane and his Amazons. As Superwoman and the other Leaguers fights Dane; Bob and the Challengers continues being uninvolved while Bob tries to detect Ray Palmer. Just as the Leaguers has the winning advantage, Dane calls forth the Titans Hyperion and Phoebus (who are also gender-reversed versions of their respective counterparts). The JLA are then joined by the Freedom Fighters and are able to keep the winning edge in their favor. The Challengers joins in as well despite Bob's protests, and the heroes are able to subdue Dane and his forces with the help of the Earth-11 Atom, who is responsible for shutting down Dane's brain.
The Earth-11 heroes are all confounded by the Challengers' presence and learns from them of their search for the New Earth Atom. The Earth-11 Atom acknowledges that she had met her male counterpart and received the Palmer mark in response to the upcoming great disaster. Also she has sworn with Ray into not revealing this to anyone, nor his current location. The Challengers again leave for another Earth.
Appearing in "Superwoman/Batwoman"
- Justice League
- Freedom Fighters
- Black Condor
- Human Bomb
- Phantom Man
- Amazons of Elysium
- Booster Gold (Mentioned only)
- Maxine Lord (Mentioned only)
- Zatara (Mentioned only)
- Green Lantern Ring
- OMAC Satellite
- The events from this one-shot coincide with the events from Countdown to Final Crisis #19.
- The events of Earth-11 are a parallel to Amazons Attack!, including references to its own version of the Infinite Crisis in which the denizens of Earth-11 note that Booster Gold - instead of Blue Beetle - was killed by Maxine Lord (Maxwell Lord's female counterpart).
- This issue is reprinted in the Countdown Presents: The Search for Ray Palmer collection.
- Cover gallery for the Countdown Presents: The Search for Ray Palmer series
- Images from Countdown Presents: The Search for Ray Palmer: Superwoman/Batwoman Vol 1 1
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