"Superman and the Atom: "Rendezvous With Death"": The Atom goes back in time to the Old West of the 19th Century, sees Superman apparently killed battling aliens, and goes back to the present to see i
- Wait--! I just realized... It's not Krypton's doom that's bothering you, is it? You're spooked by this whole idea of a future a hundred years from now-- A future in which you're long dead! I know it's painful to accept, my friend, but life goes on without us! Me, I'm old-- Lost my wife a few years back. I've seen youth pass me by and found that the world holds less for me. But if you get so scared of growth and change-- Of dying-- That you forget how to live... Where's the meaning in all you've done so far?
- 1 Synopsis for Superman and the Atom: "Rendezvous With Death"
- 2 Appearing in Superman and the Atom: "Rendezvous With Death"
- 3 Synopsis for Masters of the Universe: "Fate Is the Killer"
- 4 Appearing in Masters of the Universe: "Fate Is the Killer"
- 5 Notes
- 6 See Also
- 7 Recommended Reading
- 8 Links and References
Synopsis for Superman and the Atom: "Rendezvous With Death"
The Atom goes back in time to the Old West of the 19th Century, sees Superman apparently killed battling aliens, and goes back to the present to see if he and Superman can avert the Man of Steel's seeming destiny.
Appearing in Superman and the Atom: "Rendezvous With Death"
Synopsis for Masters of the Universe: "Fate Is the Killer"
The Sailor of the Solar Winds known as Zodac arrives at the royal palace on the planet, Eternia. He warns the ruling council that the land's most powerful hero must leave Eternia forever or else he risks losing his life. Prince Adam knows that Zodac speaks of his alter ego, He-Man. He leaves the palace and summons the Sorceress in the hopes of gaining clarity as to Zodac's cryptic warning. The Sorceress tells He-Man that his arch-nemesis, Skeletor, is very close to finding the second half of the fabled power-sword. If both halves of the sword are joined, he will have the power to rule all of Eternia.
Meanwhile, Skeletor instructs his henchmen, Mer-Man and Beast-Man to scour the Eternian Sea in search of clues as to the lost sword. He eventually discovers that the sword rests in the oceans of another world in a separate dimension – a world known as Earth.
Skeletor uses the magic at his command to transport the three of them to Earth. They plunge into Earth's oceans and eventually recover one half of the power sword. Meanwhile, the super-hero known as Superman flies out over Metropolis Bay. He fights with a large sea-monster and eventually finds himself trapped in a whirling vortex. The vortex is the dimensional portal used by Skeletor, Beast-Man and Mer-Man for their return trip to Eternia.
Everyone arrives in front of Castle Grayskull. Superman assists in retrieving one of the other missing swords and gives it to He-Man. He-Man and Skeletor fight one another and impale each other upon their respective swords. Skeletor teleports back to his lair to nurse his wounds, leaving He-Man on the ground bleeding. Zodac arrives and uses his power to heal He-Man. He then creates another dimensional tunnel and returns Superman back to Earth.
Appearing in Masters of the Universe: "Fate Is the Killer"
- Power Shield
- The Power Sword
- "Fate Is the Killer" was included as a special insert in the following comics with November 1982 cover dates: Action Comics #537, All-Star Squadron #15, Arak: Son of Thunder #15, Batman #353, Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew #9, Daring New Adventures of Supergirl #1, DC Comics Presents #51, Fury of Firestorm #6, Justice League of America #208, Legion of Super-Heroes (Volume 2) #293, New Teen Titans #25, Superman #377, Warlord #63 and Wonder Woman #297.
- Superman Recommended Reading
- Action Comics (Volume 1)
- Action Comics (Volume 2)
- Adventures of Superman (Volume 1)
- Batman/Superman (Volume 1)
- Batman/Superman (Volume 2)
- DC Comics Presents (Volume 1)
- Superman (Volume 1)
- Superman (Volume 2)
- Superman (Volume 3)
- Superman (Volume 4)
- Superman (Volume 5)
- Superman/Batman (Volume 1)
- Superman Confidential (Volume 1)
- Superman: The Man of Steel (Volume 1)
- Superman: The Man of Tomorrow (Volume 1)
- Superman/Wonder Woman (Volume 1)
- World's Finest (Volume 1)
- Atom Recommended Reading