"The Summoning": Etrigan frees the fallen Angel Asmodel from his imprisonment in Hell, and then tricks the Spectre entity, without a host, into joining with him. Now imbued with God's own divine powers of vengeance, Asmodel swears to take vengeance on the [[The Presence|Pre
Synopsis for "The Summoning"
Etrigan frees the fallen Angel Asmodel from his imprisonment in Hell, and then tricks the Spectre entity, without a host, into joining with him. Now imbued with God's own divine powers of vengeance, Asmodel swears to take vengeance on the Presence himself, beginning by destroying that which has been created in his image, the peoples of Earth. His first act is to freeze hell over, including Neron, before wreaking havoc on New York City.
Green Lantern (Kyle Rayner) and the Enchantress, only recently escaped from her mental institution, are the first to meet the rampaging Spectre as him and a massive host of Demons pour forth from the ground underneath Manhattan. Kyle calls in both the JLA and the Justice Society, but the Spectre defeats them all magically, passing judgment and going so far as to transmogrify Superman into a literal pillar of salt. He also catches the Quintessence spying on him from their domain, and negates them from interfering with his actions.
Having received a premonition of the Chaos, Zatanna magically teleports around, assembling a Who's Who of magical heroes to team up against Asmodel. Finally they join together as the Sentinels of Magic, and prepare to fight him.
Appearing in "The Summoning"
- Sentinels of Magic (First appearance)
- Alan Dale
- Justice Society of America
- Solomon Grundy
- Eric the Bartender
- Souls in Purgatory (Cameo)
- Keepers (Cameo)
- Jim Corrigan (Flashback only)
- Justice League Watchtower
- Steel's Armor
- Green Lantern Ring
- Michael's Sword
- S.T.R.I.P.E. Armor
- Soultaker Sword
- This issue gives special thanks to Chris Jones.
- Eric the Bartender appears next in Day of Judgment #5, where Zatanna actually does accept his invitation to go on a date. Their date is featured in Day of Judgment Secret Files and Origins #1.
- Green Lantern's encounter with the Enchantress is elaborated upon in Green Lantern (Volume 3) #118.
- The movie Deadman is watching appears to be The Dirty Dozen.
- The theater Zatanna is working at is called "Mark Merlin's". Mark Merlin, also known as Prince Ra-Man, was a mystical hero from the Silver Age who died during the Crisis on Infinite Earths.
- DC Universe Magical Community Recommended Reading
Links and References
|Day of Judgment Crossover|
This comic issue is a part of the "Day of Judgment" crossover event that took place in 1999. Day of Judgment involved the rogue Angel Asmodel being bonded to the Spectre Force, and using his powers to wreak havoc on the world, attempting to take vengeance against the Presence. Hell was frozen over, and both Demons and the Damned were released upon Earth. This template will automatically categorize articles that include it into the "Day of Judgment Crossover" category.