"Girls Gone Wild": In China, Klarion the Witch Boy attempts to steal Mary Marvel's power for himself. Mary fights back and easily knocks Klarion and his cat Teekl onto their backsides. She then hears a voice beckoning her, and Mary flies off.
- Hold this for me. Been at least a month since I was in a bar brawl...
Synopsis for "Girls Gone Wild"
In China, Klarion the Witch Boy attempts to steal Mary Marvel's power for himself. Mary fights back and easily knocks Klarion and his cat Teekl onto their backsides. She then hears a voice beckoning her, and Mary flies off.
At a hotel room in Happy Harbor, the Pied Piper and the Trickster come face to face with Zatanna's mummy bodyguard Hassan. Hassan actually attacks them however, until the Flash returns and calms him down. He tells the former Rogues that Hassan is insurance to make sure that they don't try to leave the hotel. After Flash leaves, the Pied Piper uses a telephone dial tone to emulate the effects of his flute to render Hassan inert. They then sneak out of the hotel.
In Metropolis, Mickey Cannon takes Jimmy Olsen deep into the underground tunnels that lead to Project Cadmus. There, he meets Dubbilex as well as the head of Cadmus' genetics program Serling Roquette.
Back in Happy Harbor, Black Canary's bachelorette party is well under way at an exotic male strip club known as the Meat Locker. Supergirl and Wonder Girl sneak in and try to get their hands on some alcoholic beverages, but Wonder Woman snatches them out of their hands before they can consume them. Suddenly, Hassan the Mummy crashes the party and begins thrashing about in search of Piper and Trickster. Zatanna is present and uses her magic to return Hassan back into a pile of dust.
Meanwhile, Bob the Monitor, Donna Troy, Green Lantern and Jason Todd leave the Palmerverse and continue their search for Ray Palmer throughout the Multiverse. They make a pit-stop at Earth-30 where they see a Soviet version of Superman flying over Moscow. Their next stop is Earth-3 – a world dominated by a group of super-criminals known as the Crime Society.
Back on New Earth, Mary Marvel follows the voice in her head, and it leads her to some ruins in Ephesus, Turkey. Sitting on top of one of the crumbling, broken pillars is Eclipso.
Appearing in "Girls Gone Wild"
- Jimmy Olsen
- Mary Marvel
- Pied Piper
- Challengers from Beyond
- Lois Lane
- Mickey Cannon
- Power Girl
- Serling Roquette
- Wonder Girl
- Wonder Woman
- Birds of Prey
- Eclipso (Jean Loring)
- Hassan the Mummy
- Crime Society (Earth-3)
- Earth-3 (First appearance)
- Earth-30 (Cameo)
- New Earth
Synopsis for "The Origin of Eclipso"
The being known as Eclipso was the original spirit of vengeance. As the essence of God evolved between the Old Testament and the New Testament, Eclipso was stripped of power and imprisoned inside of an Apokoliptian black diamond known as the Heart of Darkness. Eclipso's successor became known as the Spectre. Over the years, Eclipso's corruptive influence touched those who came in contact with the Heart of Darkness including Bruce Gordon, Alex Montez, and more recently Jean Loring. As the latest host for Eclipso's evil influence, Jean Loring has been slowly corrupting the re-empowered Mary Marvel.
Appearing in "The Origin of Eclipso"
- Shadow Fighters
- This issue shipped on September 19th, 2007.
- "Girls Gone Wild" is reprinted in Countdown to Final Crisis Vol. 2.
- The events from this story take place concurrently with events from the Green Arrow and Black Canary Wedding Special #1.
- The Crime Society of Earth-3 make a chronologically earlier appearance in Countdown Presents: The Search for Ray Palmer: Crime Society #1.
- Scenes from "The Origin of Eclipso" include flashbacks from:
- The cover to this issue shows Supergirl and Stargirl trying ply their way into Black Canary's bachelorette party, but in the story it is actually Supergirl and Wonder Girl that are seen hanging around together. Stargirl does not appear in this issue at all.
- Countdown: Arena
- Countdown: The Search for Ray Palmer
- Countdown to Adventure
- Countdown to Mystery
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