""The Rising and Advancing of Ten Spirits"": The Manhunters are defeated, the Chosen have returned to the Green Lantern Citadel, and the Guardian
Millennium #8 is an issue of the series Millennium (Volume 1) with a cover date of February, 1988.
Synopsis for "The Rising and Advancing of Ten Spirits"
The Manhunters are defeated, the Chosen have returned to the Green Lantern Citadel, and the Guardian
and the Zamaron are ready to bring the Millennium
Project to fruition at last. One by one, each of the candidates stands before
Herupa and Nadia, who now appear extremely aged and
fragile, and is bathed in the green light of the Guardians
and the purple light of the Zamarons. Xiang Po becomes
Gloss, who can draw strength and skill from the Earth
itself. Takeo Yakata becomes RAM, an acronym for
Random Access Memory, a living computer-being. Gregorio de la Vega becomes Extrano, from the Spanish
word for "strange", a self-described "witch". Betty Clawman, instead of transforming into another being, steps
down into the ground and disappears, becoming one with
the Earth itself, and remaining in contact with the others
through Extrano. Celia Windward becomes Jet, able to
control the Earth-forces of sound, light, and electromagnetism. As the transformations continue, Herupa and Nadia
become progressively weaker and seem on the verge of
collapse. Hal Jordan and Mr. Miracle try to help them, but
the immortals brush them aside. Floro, the former Floronic Man, being already transformed, does not need the
Oans' infusion of power. At last only Tom Kalmaku is left,
and he refuses to accept the change, choosing his own responsibilities as a family man. The Oans, the other
Chosen, and even Hal finally accept his decision. Herupa
and Nadia offer Harbinger a place among the Chosen, but
she too refuses, and departs to pursue her own destiny.
The Guardian and the Zamaron then bestow Tom's power
on him in a "latent form", which they say will protect him
if need be. As Tom questions from whom the Chosen
might need protection, in South Africa Janwillem Kroef,
the renegade chosen one, prepares to use the knowledge
he has gained from the beneficent aliens against the forces
of change which they espouse and he despises.
Finally, their work done, Herupa Hando Hu and Nadia
Safir collapse, and die. Their mission completed, Earth's
super-heroes welcome the Chosen and then depart the
Green Lantern Corps Citadel to return to their own
Appearing in "The Rising and Advancing of Ten Spirits"
- Justice League International
- Green Lantern Corps of Earth
- Infinity Inc.
- Green Arrow
- Wonder Woman
- Herupa Hando Hu (Dies)
- Nadia Safir (Dies)
- The Chosen
- Challengers of the Unknown
- Tegra Kalmaku
- Kari Kalmaku
- Keith Kalmaku
- Parliament of Trees
- Phantom Stranger
- Sarge Steel
- Los Angeles, California
- New York City
- Mount Olympus
- This issue is reprinted in the Millennium trade paperback.
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.