"Battle's Eve": Part 3 begins with Subject Zero escaping the Phantom Zone because the power source that held him there was destroyed when The Flash, Cyborg and Batman tried to rescue Superman. Once Zero is free he kills General Lane, absorbs power from Doomsday's body and begins looking for Kal.
Appearing in "Battle's Eve"
- Doomsday (Subject Six) (Appears only as a corpse)
Synopsis for "Battle's Eve"
Part 3 begins with Subject Zero escaping the Phantom Zone because the power source that held him there was destroyed when The Flash, Cyborg and Batman tried to rescue Superman. Once Zero is free he kills General Lane, absorbs power from Doomsday's body and begins looking for Kal.
Meanwhile, Kal is flying over the Atlantic looking for Lois who is in England. We also see that London is a mess. There are bodies in pieces all over the place. He finds Lois in the Westminster Palace and saves her from the Amazonians. Kal wants to take Lois somewhere safe, but she feels compelled to stay to finish her mission.
Subject Zero finds Kal and Lois talking and Zero plans to kill both of General Lane's "children" when Kal begins to fight the giant, very powerful foe. Zero feels that he is on a mission to be the only Superman and he wants to rid the world of all the powered aliens to protect the world. Lois tries to talk sense into Zero with no luck. She also tries to get Kal to run away and save himself. Kal tells her General Lane said "we have to protect the world from monsters".
Kal and Zero get locked in a grapple and Zero is trying to get Kal to "let go" of his attachments. Zero tries to kill Kal by releasing energy but Kal remains resolute. Then, Kal punches Zero through the chest, killing him in a massive explosion.
Kal sees Lois has been injured by the explosion, and she tells him to fight on not because of her, but because it is the right thing to do. Lois dies in his arms and Kal mounrs her death. With a look of anger, Kal says that "Today I must be a Superman".
This story is continued in Flashpoint (Volume 2) #5.
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