"Black Vengeance, Part II": Two days ago, The Spectre continued on his mad quest to destroy all magic on Earth. He appeared in the middle of the Tower of Fate in Salem to confront Hector Hall. Hector dons the Helmet of Nabu, but he was not fast enough. The Spectre violently attacked
- My people must not see me like this. They need their symbol of hope. They need their heroes...
- -- Black Adam
Appearing in "Black Vengeance, Part II"
- The Atom
- Black Adam
- Captain Marvel
- Dr. Fate
- Joan Garrick (Mentioned only)
- Nabu (Mentioned only)
- Shazam (Mentioned only)
- Alex Montez (Mentioned only)
- Nabu (Behind the scenes)
- Nemesis (Mentioned only)
- The Presence (Mentioned only)
- Terri Rothstein (Mentioned only)
- New Earth
- Fifth Dimension (Mentioned only)
- Gemworld (Mentioned only)
- Amulet of Anubis
- Cloak of Destiny
- Cosmic Converter Belt
- Cosmic Staff
- Green Lantern Ring
- Helmet of Fate
- Nth Metal Wings
- Thanagarian Mace
Synopsis for "Black Vengeance, Part II"
Two days ago, The Spectre continued on his mad quest to destroy all magic on Earth. He appeared in the middle of the Tower of Fate in Salem to confront Hector Hall. Hector dons the Helmet of Nabu, but he was not fast enough. The Spectre violently attacked Hector and his wife Lyta.
Today, Black Adam takes Atom-Smasher with him back to Kahndaq. The Spectre has already arrived and is burning the capitol city of Shiruta to the ground. Black Adam's loyal Feitheran warriors swarm the Spectre, but with a wave of his hand he turns a phalanx of Feitherans into stone. Northwind, having evaded the Spectre's first attack strikes him across the face with his spear. Black Adam flies down and plows through the Spectre's midsection. The attack gives the Spectre pause, but he manages to drain away the power that gives Black Adam his strength. Transforming back into a mortal, he falls until caught by the giant Atom-Smasher.
The JSA finally arrive in Kahndaq aboard the Steel Eagle. They immediately begin attending the endangered Kahndaqi citizens. Black Adam speaks the magic word "Shazam" and regains his strength and vitality. He turns against the JSA despite the fact that they are here to help him. He tells them that the people of Kahndaq do not want their assistance. Adam begins fighting Power Girl and during the fight Power Girl's eyes begin to glow. She is suddenly struck blind for an unknown reason. By reflex, she unleashes a powerful burst of heat vision that sends Black Adam reeling.
Mister Terrific meanwhile instructs J.J. Thunder to release the Thunderbolt. Johnny Thunderbolt bursts out of the pen and J.J. tells him to teleport the Spectre to the Fifth Dimension. The Thunderbolt is no match for the Spectre's raw power though and the Spectre sends the Thunderbolt power along with J.J. Thunder back into the Fifth Dimension.
Meanwhile, Eclipso finally makes her presence known. She creates stone effigies of the late heroes Alexander Montez and Nemesis and has them attack Stargirl. Atom-Smasher look on in horror as one of the stone golems grasps Stargirl by the throat.
- This book was first published on June 1, 2005.
- This issue was reprinted in JSA Omnibus Vol. 2 and the JSA: Black Vengeance trade paperback.
- The Spectre previously committed genocide in the name of vengeance against Vlatava in Spectre (Volume 3) #13.
- Lyta is reading Endless Dreams, a reference to Dream of the Endless, who was replaced in his role by Daniel Hall.
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