"Prelude to a Holocaust!": Orion, Lightray, Metron, Lonar, Forager, and their new ally Jezebelle attack Apokolips on orders from the Source, only to learn that Darkseid is not there, that he has built an outpost on Earth's moon, and that he seeks six Earth people who are


Quote1.png I've faced my father here once before-- When an enigmatic message from the Source sent me first to Earth and then to Apokolips-- To kill him! I could not, for though I despise him, he is still my father-- And I am still his son! Yet today, he has gone too far! Today-- There must be a reckoning! Quote2.png
Orion

New Gods #12 is an issue of the series New Gods (Volume 1) with a cover date of July, 1977. It was published on April 21, 1977.

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  • Captain Rubin (First appearance)
  • Debbie Drake (First appearance)
  • Donald Bradford (First appearance)
  • Lorraine Hampton (First appearance)
  • Jones (First appearance)
  • Nomak (First appearance)
  • Richard Roe (First appearance)

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Synopsis for "Prelude to a Holocaust!"

Orion, Lightray, Metron, Lonar, Forager, and their new ally Jezebelle attack Apokolips on orders from the Source, only to learn that Darkseid is not there, that he has built an outpost on Earth's moon, and that he seeks six Earth people who are believed to have portions of the Anti-Life Equation. The six New Gods split up and seek out the sextet of humans, including Dave Lincoln. Elsewhere, Darkseid prepares for war.



Notes

  • First issue of the series after a five-year hiatus. Title changes to Return of the New Gods beginning with this issue. This is the first issue of the series that does not involve New Gods creator Jack Kirby.
  • This issue went on sale April 21, 1977 according to in-house ads that appeared in comics with a July 1977 cover date.
  • This issue references Orion's previous encounter with Darkseid in 1st Issue Special #13. However, in this issue, Orion indicates that the only reason he did not slay Darkseid at the time was out of deference to their familial ties. The real reason was because Darkseid had keyed his heartbeat somehow to the stability of the Earth's Sun, making it so that his death would annihilate the solar system.

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