Synopsis for "Orion Fights For Earth"
This story is reprinted from New Gods #1.
In Supertown, The Source leaves a message in fire on Highfather's wall: "Orion to Apokolips -- Then to Earth -- Then to WAR." Orion journeys to Apokolips, fights a masse of Parademons, and infiltrates Darkseid's inner sanctum. He finds Darkseid is currently off-planet, but has left Kalibak to defend his throne. Metron shows up and knocks Kalibak out before Orion can, then reveals to him Darkseid's plan to scan the minds of all the people of Earth in search of the Anti-Life Equation. Orion rescues some humans already trapped in Darkseid's lair, then journeys by Boom Tube to Earth and gets ready to fight the dreaded Darkseid.
Appearing in "Orion Fights For Earth"
- New Gods
- Claudia Shane (First appearance)
- Dave Lincoln (First appearance)
- Harvey Lockman (First appearance)
- Victor Lanza (First appearance)
Synopsis for "O'Deadly Darkseid"
This story is reprinted from New Gods #2.
Orion is met and confronted by Darkseid and Brola, an Apokolips warrior, in an apartment in Metropolis to which he takes the four Earth abductees. He battles and defeats Brola, who phases out along with Darkseid. On Apokolips, Darkseid confers with another lieutenant, Desaad, about discovering Earth people who can comprehend the Anti-Life Equation, which Darkseid says will allow him "to control all free will". He allows Desaad to use a "fear machine" that strikes panic into the inhabitants of Metropolis, in hopes of smoking out a mind with the Anti-Life properties they seek. Orion is briefing his four newfound allies about Apokolips and Darkseid's agents when the fear machine is unleashed. He finds it and destroys it. Darkseid tells DeSaad that no suitable minds have been found among those victimized. The four abductees agree to work with Orion.
Appearing in "O'Deadly Darkseid"
- Darkseid's Elite