"Edge of Destruction": With an alien armada hovering over Earth, Superman and other members of the JLA teleport back to the planet to support the people as well as possible with their powers not working normally.
Appearing in "Edge of Destruction"
- New Gods
- Captain Marvel
- Donna Troy
- Forever People
- Mike Schorr
- Female Furies
- Granny Goodness
- Sonar (Flashback only)
- Captain Atom
- Jesse Quick
- Kindred Marx
- Kitty Faulkner
- Legion of Super-Heroes
- Max Mercury
- Omega Men
- President Bill Clinton
- Sasha Martens (First appearance)
- Sovereign Seven
- Teen Titans
- Wiley Wolverman (First appearance)
- Earth's Moon
- Gotham City
- New York
- New Genesis/Apokolips
- Washington, D.C.
- West Virginia
- Landis Fields
Synopsis for "Edge of Destruction"
On New Genesis, Highfather and the New Gods are visited by Arzaz — one of the first gods. He talks about finally taking action before what he calls the fourth world gets swept away to make room for a new fifth world.
On Earth, people begin to feel very depressed, which leads to riots on the streets. Donna Troy, Hippolyta and Artemis deal with such riots in Gateway City, while Robin, Huntress and Catwoman do their work in Gotham City. At the same time, Superboy reunites with the Ravers, but suddenly all of them are teleported to an unknown location.
In the White House, President Bill Clinton and the JLA decide to send a hero delegation led by Superman to negotiate with the aliens. Separately, many of Darkseid's associates begin attacking the planet, facing several heroes, such as the Teen Titans. Darkseid, himself, however, remains to be seen.
A little later, JLA members and Supergirl approach the alien spaceships. Martian Manhunter phases into the mothership and discovers it being commandeered by members of the Darkstars. They have tracked a danger back to Earth and are willing to terminate the whole solar system to end it. The sudden appearance of Highfather puts an end to the hostilities between the different factions.
Highfather reaches out to many heroes, explaining that a long time ago a world exploded, sending what he calls a Godwave through the universe. This wave created all the gods that exist. Weaker effects of the wave led to the creation of "lesser" beings, such as demigods and super-powered people. According to Highfather, the Godwave is the source behind the Speed Force and the power of the Green Lanterns as well. The Godwave is currently flowing back towards its point of origin, which causes the power instabilities of the superheroes. When the wave has made its return, the shockwave will create a new universe and, apparently, Darkseid looks to use that power to elevate himself. Highfather plans to stop this by equipping a group of heroes with adapted mother boxes and sending them into the Source itself ...
- Genesis is a four-issue limited series published on a weekly shipping schedule.
- Genesis Week-Two tie-in issues include: Azrael #34, Batman #547, Impulse #30, Jack Kirby's Fourth World #8, Sovereign Seven #27, Supergirl #14, and Superman #128.
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