"Planetfall": Ten super-heroes of Earth have journeyed to the Pro-cyon system to invade the Manhunters' home planet of Orinda: Superman, J'onn J'onzz, Hawkman, Hawkwoman, Dr. Fate, Captain Atom, Firestorm and Green Lanterns Hal Jordan, Arisia, and Katma Tui Stewart.
Firestorm (Volume 2) #68 is an issue of the series Firestorm (Volume 2) with a cover date of February, 1988.
Synopsis for "Planetfall"
Ten super-heroes of Earth have journeyed to the Pro-cyon system to invade the Manhunters' home planet of Orinda: Superman, J'onn J'onzz, Hawkman, Hawkwoman, Dr. Fate, Captain Atom, Firestorm and Green Lanterns Hal Jordan, Arisia, and Katma Tui Stewart.
As they plot their strategy, Firestorm suddenly senses a call for help and flies off, with Captain Atom in pursuit. Beneath Orinda's surface, Harbinger and Driq continue their attempt to escape the Manhunters who had been holding her captive. When Firestorm and Captain Atom arrive on the scene, the Nuclear Man mistakes Driq for an enemy until introductions and explanations are made. The four are immediately united in battle as the planet itself seems to attack them. Then the cavern walls collapse on them, and Firestorm knows no more.
Firestorm wakes to find himself seemingly back in the Louisiana bayous with Chief Ferguson, the Manhunters, and their new ally, Captain Atom. They attempt to convince him that all he has experienced since turning against the Manhunters has been a delusion. Firestorm is no longer so easily deceived as before, however, and he shatters the illusion, and realizes he is still on Orinda, surrounded by Manhunters. He battles and defeats them, even though Ferguson offers to reveal the secret of his true nature to him. Firestorm then manages to make mental contact with his two alter egos, Ronald Raymond and Mikhail Arkadin, and promises to change back to his separate selves once his mission is completed.
Captain Atom, Harbinger, and Driq then rejoin Firestorm, and together they blast free of the planet, even as it breaks up into fragments (due to events seen in Justice League International #10), and rejoin the other super-heroes.
Appearing in "Planetfall"
- Doctor Fate
- Martian Manhunter
- Green Lantern Corps of Earth
- This issue is a "Millennium" Week Five tie-in issue.
- Firestorm Recommended Reading
- Firestorm (Volume 1)
- The Flash (Volume 1): The Flash #289– #304
- Firestorm (Volume 2)
- Justice League of America (Volume 1): Justice League of America #179– #225 & Justice League of America Annual #1–2
- Extreme Justice (Volume 1)
- JLA #69– #82
- Identity Crisis #5
- Firestorm (Volume 3)
- Fury of Firestorm: The Nuclear Men (Volume 1)
- Legends of Tomorrow (Volume 1)
|Millennium Crossover |
The events from this issue are related to Millennium, a 1988 crossover event spanning through all DC Titles, in which the Guardians of the Universe left and Earth was put in danger by the robotic Manhunter Cult.