""Ticket to Blüdhaven"": At a metahuman nightclub in Tokyo, the Super Young Team is enjoying a night out while Rising Sun gives a television interview denouncing them. Sonny Sumo then enters the bar and orders ice water. When a cy
Synopsis for "Ticket to Blüdhaven"
At a metahuman nightclub in Tokyo, the Super Young Team is enjoying a night out while Rising Sun gives a television interview denouncing them. Sonny Sumo then enters the bar and orders ice water. When a cyborg named Megayakuza attacks him, he rips the man's heart out and goes to the toilet to avoid the crowd. There he is met by Mister Miracle, who shows him the last Mother Box in existence, and informs him that the Gods of Apokolips are stalking the Earth to unknown purpose. The Super Young Team volunteer to help.
Nix Uotan gets up and goes to work. He remembers the events of the trial as a dream and tells his workmates in the Big Belly Burger all about it. In his off-time, he recites from a dictionary, hoping to find his Monitor's Word of Command and regaining his power.
Dan Turpin is attacking the Mad Hatter asking what he knows about the missing children. Turpin uneasily realizes that he is enjoying the violence, but only stops when he gets the Mad Hatter's drop-off contact - Bludhaven. He goes there, remarking that "all roads lead to Hell."
The heroes of the world mourn the passing of Martian Manhunter. Superman gives a moving speech; however, the villains of the Secret Society are now scrambling to join up and have their opponents killed. Human Flame remarks that he owes Libra, and Libra leads him away to discuss precisely what the Human Flame owes.
At the Hall of Justice, Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman are discussing the murders of Orion and Martian Manhunter. They are joined by Hal Jordan and Alpha Lantern Investigator Kraken. Kraken dismisses the League's efforts, referring to them as "the local crimefighting club". At the crimescene, John Stewart continues to search for a weapon, but when he discovers a bullet made of Radion, buried in undisturbed fifty-year-old strata, his rings switches off and he is attacked by someone in a Green Lantern uniform; he manages to get in one good punch before they defeat him. Later that night, Hal Jordan is formally accused of killing Orion, as a relapse to his time as Parallax.
Superman leaves the Hall to begin his day shift as Clark Kent, and Batman goes to talk to Kraken. Kraken reiterates her theory that Jordan is to blame, but then she whispers that someone is "eating her mind." Batman reacts by sealing the Hall of Justice. Kraken incapacitates him and reveals her true identity: she is Granny Goodness, taking a living host to do her work.
In Blüdhaven, Turpin meets the Reverend Godfrey Good, who refers to him as 'sir'. The two enter Command D, an abandoned military site now used as an "Evil Factory", by the Evil Gods. In the centre of the complex, he is shown the lab where the gods have spliced human and animal DNA, and are preparing to grow a new body for Kalibak. Here, Turpin realizes the horrible truth - the soul of Darkseid is in body.
At the Daily Planet, Clark Kent has handed in Martian Manhunter's obituary. Lois asks Jimmy Olsen to courier some picture down to the presses. However, as he leaves, 'Olsen' is revealed as Clayface - and the top third of the Daily Planet building explodes, leaving Superman alone in the wreckage covering his wife and co-workers.
Wally and Jay visit an abandoned strip club that was used as Secret Society's hideout; where there was a minor earthquake around the time J'onn J'onnz died. Searching the building, they find Martian blood, a copy of the Crime Bible, and the Mobius Chair, which had been left by Libra. Wally West gives a theory: what if the bullet that killed Orion was fired backwards through time itself? As they discuss this, the chair opens a Boom Tube and lightning discharges around them. They then see three things: a bullet made of Radion; the Black Racer of the Fourth World; and an alive and well Barry Allen, shouting one word - "Run."
Appearing in "Ticket to Blüdhaven"
- Dan Turpin
- Green Lantern (John Stewart)
- Green Lantern (Hal Jordan)
- Sonny Sumo
- Wonder Woman
- Flash (Wally West)
- Flash (Jay Garrick)
- Nix Uotan
- Shilo Norman
- Super Young Team
- New Gods of Apokolips
- The Secret Society
- Mad Hatter
- Black Racer
- Flash (Barry Allen)
- Green Lantern Corps
- Martian Manhunter's funeral
- Megayakuza (Final appearance; dies)
- Big Science Action
- Martian Manhunter's grave
- DC Comics Solicitation: Meet Japan's number one pop culture heroes, the Super Young Team and their languid leader, Most Excellent Superbat! Join legendary wrestler Sonny Sumo and super escape artist Mister Miracle as they team to face the offspring of the Anti-Life Equation! See Earth's superheroes mourn one of their oldest allies! Witness costumed criminals sinking to new depths of cowardice and depravity as Libra takes things too far! Uncover the doomsday secrets of the poisoned city of Blüdhaven! Learn the shocking identity of the prime suspect in the murder of a god! And read on if you dare as Batman becomes the first of Earth's champions to face the Fallen of Apokolips. All this and a spectacular return from the dead...
- All of the characters in Nix Uotan's sketches have a bearing on Final Crisis. Two of the characters (Overman and Captain Allen Adam) appear as heroes in Final Crisis: Superman Beyond #1, which also features the evil Monitor and the 'man in red', who is one of the inhabitants of Limbo. Overgirl cameos in the next issue of Final Crisis, and locating her will be Overman's reason for helping the Monitor Zillo Valla.
- Crisis Recommended Reading
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