""Forth"": With the capture of the Floronic Man, all eight of the surviving Chosen have finally arrived at the Green Lantern Citadel. Batman, however, is dissatisfied with the heroes' lack of success so far in foiling the [[Manhunters
Millennium #4 is an issue of the series Millennium (Volume 1) with a cover date of January, 1988.
Synopsis for "Forth"
With the capture of the Floronic Man, all eight of the surviving Chosen have finally arrived at the Green Lantern Citadel. Batman, however, is dissatisfied with the heroes' lack of success so far in foiling the Manhunters. Recalling Mark Shaw, the Manhunter who once battled the Justice League, he discovers a connection: Shaw is currently incarcerated at Belle Reve Prison, which is located in the same Louisiana bayou where the Floronic Man had been captured.
Immediately, the Caped Crusader jets to Louisiana where, at that moment, the Manhunters are gathered in a secret stronghold. The recently converted Firestorm is also among them, and when word of his presence reaches Wade Eiling, he dispatches Captain Atom to contend with the Nuclear Man.
Back at the GL Citadel, the Guardian and the Zamaron offer the Chosen a final chance to change their minds about their participation in the Millennium Project. When none decline, the Oans begin their instruction.
At Belle Reve, however, a different meeting is taking place, a briefing of the Suicide Squad, which has just been assigned to find and destroy the nearby Manhunter base.
No sooner does the Squad, including Mark Shaw in his Privateer identity, depart than Batman arrives, to be told by the warden that Shaw has served his time and has been released. The Dark Knight Detective is not deceived, and proceeds to track Shaw and the Squad into the swamp.
In New York, a Manhunter attacks Madame Xanadu, thus drawing Jim Corrigan, Kim Liang, and the Spectre into the fray when they too deduce the location of the Manhunters' headquarters. On the planet Orinda, Harbinger strives to escape her captors. Near the Citadel, the Floronic Man secretly contacts a Manhunter agent. And in Louisiana, Batman, the Suicide Squad, Captain Atom, and the Spectre each pursue separate paths to the same goal.
Appearing in "Forth"
- Justice League International
- Green Lantern Corps of Earth
- Suicide Squad
- Green Arrow
- Madame Xanadu
- James Corrigan
- Wonder Woman (Cameo)
- Herupa Hando Hu
- Nadia Safir
- The Chosen
- Sector 2814
- Sector 68
- S.T.A.R. Labs Jet
- This issue is reprinted in the Millennium trade paperback.
- Batman, Spectre, Captain Atom, and the Suicide Squad's crossover story line continues in:
- Booster Gold and Firestorm joined the Manhunters cause in Booster Gold #24 and Firestorm (Volume 2) #67, respectively.
- The Infinity, Inc. caught the Floronic Man in Infinity Inc. #46.
Links and References
|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.