"The Conversion": As conflict rages in Bialya's Alegab city, Colonel Steve Trevor comes to rescue a group of women trapped behind rebel lines. The women are aghast that he's their only rescue, but he assures he's not. As a rebel tank takes aim at them, Wonder Woman arrives to rip it apart. The B
Appearing in "The Conversion"
- Wonder Woman (Flashback and main story)
- Bialyan Rebel Front
- Amazons of Themyscira (Flashback only)
- Hippolyta (Flashback only)
- Aphrodite (Mentioned only)
- Heracles (Mentioned only)
- Hermes (Mentioned only)
- United States Air Force (Mentioned only)
Synopsis for "The Conversion"
As conflict rages in Bialya's Alegab city, Colonel Steve Trevor comes to rescue a group of women trapped behind rebel lines. The women are aghast that he's their only rescue, but he assures he's not. As a rebel tank takes aim at them, Wonder Woman arrives to rip it apart. The Bialyan Rebel Front members attacked Diana and she chides them for attacking women on their way to a conference for charity. After taking the rebels down, she asks one of them to tell her and prepares to use her lasso on him. However he states that Americans must die as they worship false gods and lies as he calls in a drone strike. Diana states she's no god, but an Amazon of Themyscira and is opposed to lies.
As the drone fires at her, she destroys it by directing its missile back at it using her Lasso of Truth. Ares however suddenly appears behind her and states they're quite alike as they're both attracted to battle. Diana in anger attacks him but realizes he was only inhabiting a statue and accuses him of seeking attention. Ares tells Diana that his worshippers are many and he resides in the hearts of mankind as they are given to hate and violence. As the rebels kill themselves under his possession, Diana falls down on her knees in grief.
Ares tells her that despite all her skills, she always excelled the most at martial ones and uses them to spread her message of love and peace. Wonder Woman starts coming under the possession of Ares, but she is alerted by Steve of a rebel aiming at her with an RPG. As a building starts collapsing on him, Diana breaks out of her trance and saves him. The rebel whose life Diana saved despite him seeing her as an enemy, is moved by her compassion. Steve learns Ares has fled for now, but will be back. But Diana is determined to strip him from his power, even if it means she has to change the hearts of men one at a time.
Appearing in "Justice League, Part One"
- Ford High Titans
- Gotham City Police Department
- Pandora (Cameo)
- Silas Stone (Phone call only)
- Darkseid (Mentioned only)
- Guardians of the Universe (Mentioned only)
Synopsis for "Justice League, Part One"
This story is reprinted from Justice League (Volume 2) #1.
Batman is pursuing one of Darkseid's Parademons across the rooftops of Gotham, while the Gotham police pursue and fire upon both of them from helicopters. Batman blinds the police in the helicopters with smoke bombs, then stops the Parademon and is attempting to interrogate it when it lets out a burst of flame, forcing Batman to release it. As Batman and the Parademon face off again, Green Lantern interrupts the fight by slamming a fire-engine construct into the Parademon. The Gotham police continue firing on Batman, Green Lantern, and the Parademon, but their fire is blocked by Green Lantern's shield constructs. As Batman and Green Lantern talk, the Parademon recovers and destroys the police helicopters, but Green Lantern creates bat constructs which hold up the helicopters and prevent the heroes from getting injured. As they follow the Parademon into the streets of Gotham, Batman suggests that Green Lantern return to Coast City, since "Gotham's mine. Coast City is yours." Green Lantern responds by saying that the entire space sector is his and he was alerted to an "unauthorized extraterrestrial presence" in Gotham.
Batman and Green Lantern move underground in pursuit of the Parademon. Green Lantern asks Batman whether he has any powers. Batman replies "No.", to which Green Lantern replies, "Hold on a second, you're not just some guy in a bat costume, are you? Are you freaking kidding me?!". Batman then holds up Green Lantern's power ring and asks him how it works, upsetting Green Lantern who asks if Batman would really want to pick a fight with someone who can create anything he can think of. Batman says that he'd be worried if he thought Green Lantern could think.
Batman then points out the Parademon attaching a Father Box to a sewer wall. With a shout of "For Darkseid!", the Parademon blows itself up, attempting to kill Batman and Green Lantern in the blast, but Green Lantern creates a (literal) safe construct to save them. When Green Lantern attempts to scan the box, the ring can't identify it, which Green Lantern says is impossible since the Guardians know everything. Batman says the box looks like some kind of "alien computer", and the two agree to go to Metropolis to ask the known extra-terrestrial Superman about it.
Meanwhile, at a high school football game, wide receiver Vic Stone impresses several college recruits. After the game, the scouts all want to talk to Vic. In the meantime, a despondent Vic is on the phone telling his father (or his father's voicemail) that his coach won't let the scouts talk to him without his dad there, and that they won the game (not that his dad would ask). After he hangs up, Vic, along with most of the team, runs outside to excited shouts as Batman and Green Lantern fly overhead in a jet construct. One of his teammates asks Vic if his dad studies super-humans, and he says that while he does, he never talks to him about them.
After landing in Metropolis, Batman criticizes the jet construct as being too visible while he and Green Lantern look for Superman. Green Lantern's ring leads them right to him, at which point Green Lantern encases Batman in a cage construct and tells him that he can also handle it. A moment later, Superman, using super-speed, knocks Green Lantern through the cage construct and into a pair of parked cars, apparently knocking him unconscious. As Batman begins to rise up from the ground, Superman looks at him and says "I don't handle easy. So...what can you do?"
Appearing in "The Flash"
- Central City Police Department
- Iris West (First appearance)
- Patty Spivot (First appearance)
- Portable Genome Re-Coder
Synopsis for "The Flash"
This story is reprinted from The Flash (Volume 4) #1.
After two years of nervous flirtation, Barry Allen asks his co-worker Patty Spivot to a Tech Symposium in Central City for their first date. While examining an exhibit presenting a new, greener monorail system, Barry has a chance encounter with Dr. Darwin Elias - a physicist that he admires.
Suddenly a team of operatives smashes through the glass skylight, sending knockout gas into the crowd below. Naturally, Barry is already halfway into his costume as the Flash. The thugs steal a special device from one of the exhibits and Barry chases them to their aircraft, waiting outside. He manages to get hold of the device, but finds himself falling to the ground in a grapple with one of the thieves.
Blasting the man in mid-air through a nearby window for his protection, Barry vibrates at a frequency that he hopes will get him to the ground without becoming a pancake. Instead, he vibrates straight through the street, and down into the sewers below. Unexpectedly, an explosion follows on the street in the area that he vibrated through, suggesting that that particular frequency is dangerous. Of course, local reporter Iris West is already on the scene.
Flash returns the device to Dr. Elias, who reveals that it is a portable genome re-coder. Nearby, Patty tries to get Barry on the phone, only to have him appear beside her. She informs him that the date is over, and that they're now on the clock. A body has been discovered, and they must perform their duties as crime scene investigators.
The man Barry tossed through a window is dead. Barry worries that he might have killed this man, but he is distracted from that line of thought by the realization that he knows the dead man. It is his old friend Manuel. Manuel had been a womanizer in their college days, and frequently found himself running away from angry boyfriends. For some reason, Barry always ended up getting dragged along.
Outside of the crime scene, Iris demands to know whether the Flash is responsible for the death. Barry tries to cooperate, but as he is unsure himself, he just says that it doesn't look like it. Iris offers her number, and ultimately decides that she will call him. As he leaves, Patty comments that Iris seems to come on a little strong.
Back at the Central City Police Department, Director David Singh demands Barry's report on the death. According to the report, something else seems to have killed Manuel, clearing the Flash's name. Even so, Captain Darryl Frye directs everyone to keep quiet about the case, so as to avoid speculation in the papers about the Flash's complicity.
Later, Flash borrows the portable genome re-coder from Dr. Elias, and determines that Manuel's DNA has been altered somehow. Still, none of the case seems to make any sense to him. Meanwhile, Barry ignores all of Iris' phone calls, until eventually she texts him stating that she's simply going to come over.
Suddenly, a man appears in Barry's apartment, and he is surprised to discover that the intruder is Manuel himself. Of course Manuel doesn't have time to explain himself, because he is on the run again. Dragging Barry with him, they escape through a window as their pursuers break down the door.
As they run, Barry decides to jump into a nearby canal, giving him the opportunity to get into his costume unseen. But when he emerges, he is bewildered by the sight of Manuel being manhandled by hundreds of versions of himself.
Appearing in "The Trench, Part One"
- Aquaman (First appearance)
- The Trench (First appearance)
- Boston Police Department
- Cindy (First appearance)
- Joey (Single appearance)
- Pandora (Cameo)
- Wonder Woman (Mentioned only)
Synopsis for "The Trench, Part One"
This story is reprinted from Aquaman (Volume 7) #1.
In Boston, The Boston Police Department are chasing a group of criminals stealing a bank truck. Aquaman appears and defeats the group of thugs as he shrugs off the bullets from their guns. The police sarcastically thank him and offer back-handed comments about him needing water. Aquaman gives them a glance and jumps away. The officers snicker they'll be made fun of for being upstaged by Aquaman.
Arthur heads to Sam's for a simple meal but people harass him with questions. He orders the fish and chips which shocks the patrons as they thought he was their friend. He explains he uses telepathy to reach into a fish's midbrains to influence them to help him. A reporter beligerantly asks him questions about being how he makes money and asks him how he feels about being the superhero 'joke'. Arthur briefly daydreams about eating in the booth he's sitting in with his father a long time ago. Arthur takes more abuse from the patrons and decides to to leave. Aquaman gives two golden coins to a waitress, telling her to put her kids through college.
At night in the Curry Lighthouse, Aquaman stands in the shore and reminisces about a time when he was a child with his father. As they watched the sea, Aquaman asked his father why was he a lighthouse keeper when he could be the captain of his own ship. His father replies that the captains needed someone on land to help them watch the shores, and that it is called responsibility.
As he finishes dwelling on his memories, Mera comes to Aquaman and asks if he is okay. Aquaman tells her that he made his choice and wishes to remain in the surface to have a new life with Mera. He has no interest in being the king of Atlantis and says they need to find a new king. They kiss and embrace.
In the ocean, a group of fishermen are bucked and one falls into the ocean. When the monsters see the fishermen, they remark in their own strange language, "Food is up here", as the color of blood fills the water where the fisherman fell.
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