"Emerald Quest": In Brazil, the Green Lantern is engaged in combat with Solomon Grundy, surrounded by the stench of death. Using his powers of The Gray, Grundy raises the dead around them to fight the Green Lantern, but luckily The Green herself intervenes, telling the two avatars to work togeth
- I call them Boom Spheres. And by my estimation, they have the power to kill even a god.
Synopsis for "Emerald Quest"
In Brazil, the Green Lantern is engaged in combat with Solomon Grundy, surrounded by the stench of death. Using his powers of The Gray, Grundy raises the dead around them to fight the Green Lantern, but luckily The Green herself intervenes, telling the two avatars to work together. They must join up with the other avatars to fight against the approaching doom that threatens them all.
In Atlantis, Queen Marella laments the loss of her people and Old Guardians, fighting her way through the hordes of undead. Using her trident, she breaks a barrier and calls upon the Ancient Ones to protect the Atlanteans who are still alive. She travels deeper underwater to find a world eater that was sealed away long ago.
In Shanghai (not Brazil anymore?), The Green explains to Grundy and Green Lantern that there are avatars for each of the Parliament of Earth: The White, the power of atmosphere; The Blue, the power of oceans; and The Red, the power of blood (in addition to The Green and The Gray). The Green tells Green Lantern that his ring will lead them to the other avatars.
Down in the deepest depths of Atlantis, Queen Marella enters the Tomb of the Old Gods. She stands before a large circular door, and contemplates how awakening the creature within is the lesser of two evils, and for the good of her people, as dangerous as the monster may be.
Back on Amazonia in Dr. Crane’s lab, Jimmy Olsen monitors Apokolips and its trajectory while Dr. Crane, in a new robot body, works on some wiring. As Jimmy looks at the computer monitors, they glow golden and he hears the voice of a Mother Box, telling him he will die that day, but not to fear, as he has a significant role to play.
Over in London, Flash, Hawkgirl, and Dr. Fate battle the Fury of Famine while trying to rescue the civilians in the area. Famine radiates an energy that seems to sap the life out of those who go near her. Famine notes that everything withers when it approaches her, both living and inorganic things. Flash quickly strips Famine of her armor, and Dr. Fate casts a reflection spell to push the effects of her powers back at her.
In Amazonia, Fury, Big Barda, Mister Miracle, and Dodds (Sandman) work with the World Army at the Staging Area, preparing a ship to depart towards Apokolips. Fury tells Miracle to Boom Tube them there directly, saying that working with the humans is a waste of time, and calling them weak. Miracle retorts that humans are devious because they’re weaker than the New Gods, and using a Boom Tube would remove the element of surprise in their plan. Sloan offers to show them the weapons they’re bringing to Apokolips. In a recent flashback in World Army HQ, Sloan explains to Commander Khan and Major Soto that they’ll be using a Shackleton Assault Craft to invade Apokolips. He’d had it built by autonomous drones at the Lagrange Point between the sun and this Earth. It was built with technology he hints is from another world or universe, and uses dimensional camouflage, reflecting a nearby multiverse to essentially remain invisible. Khan suspects there’s something else Sloan isn’t sharing, but Sloan deflects, indirectly accusing Mr. Terrific (Michael Holt) of also keeping secrets. Catching back up to the present, Mr. Terrific demonstrates the power of his new Boom Spheres, built from corrupted Boom Tube design. They function by teleporting material to one another, creating a vortex of destruction which he supposes would be enough to kill Darkseid.
Down beneath the Fire Pit in Geneva, Red Tornado, Batman, Supergirl, and Superman 2 face off with Desaad, who is holding Huntress upside down. The wonders try to chase after him, but he seems to jump into the molten metal and disappears with Helena. Batman and Supergirl are both angry. Thomas reveals he had placed a tracker on his grand-daughter at some point earlier, and activates it. He then takes a drink of Miraclo, despite Lois and Kara’s protests. As the group uses the tracker to descend further into the Fire Pit, they notice that the walls change from rough rock to advanced technology. Kara, leading the group, wonders what could have been down here; Val notes that this was the source of the Fury of War’s new breed of Parademons.
Kara enters a room at the bottom of the stairs and tells her adoptive mother not to come in, prompting her to of course look, and discovery what seems to be the body of Clark Kent.
Appearing in "Emerald Quest"
- Wonders of the World II
- Mister Miracle
- Mister Terrific
- The Green
- Superman I (Mentioned only)
- Dr. Robert Crane
- Hunger Dogs
- Earth 2
- Court of Apokilips