"Gods Never Die": The death of Mr. Rodman provoked different reactions in different people. In the case of his nephew, Randy, he believes he will come back, just like heroes do in the comic books he reads. On the other hand, Orion seeks vengeance again
Synopsis for "Gods Never Die"
The death of Mr. Rodman provoked different reactions in different people. In the case of his nephew, Randy, he believes he will come back, just like heroes do in the comic books he reads. On the other hand, Orion seeks vengeance against Tyrus for killing Rodman.
On Apokolips, DeSaad discovers Randy possesses another piece of the Anti-Life Equation, and he sends Tyrus to capture him without telling Darkseid. However, Darkseid knows of the treacherous actions of DeSaad.
Tyrus gets to Randy's house, and the kid, being an innocent ten-year-old, willingly accepts Tyrus's "invitation" to go to Apokolips. Orion and Lightray intercept Tyrus's aircraft, and Orion shoots it, unaware that Randy is aboard. The hit causes the kid to fall off, but Lightray saves him from the fall. Tyrus opens a Boom Tube toward Apokolips, and the Genesisians follow him. Randy is excited to be in Apokolips, and not even Orion can convince him of the horrors this land possesses. Suddenly, they get confronted by Tyrus, who shots Lightray.
Meanwhile, in the ruins of the Dreggs, one of the undead digs a hammer out of the dirt and, with a surge of power, resurrects with the glory of the Old Gods. This Old God walks out of the ruins and witnesses the scene between Orion, Lightray, and Tyrus. However, he lifts his hammer, and the energy emanating from it causes the area to change from a wasteland to a city as beautiful as New Genesis. The change also occurs inside Tyrus, who now feels remorse for shooting Lightray, and decides he wants to join the side of New Genesis. But Lightray is far from death because the Old God also healed him.
Four days pass, and Randy attends his uncle's funeral, now understanding that he won't return. While in Apokolips, the Old God contemplates the possibility of resurrecting the rest of his kind.
Appearing in "Gods Never Die"
- Randy Rodman (First appearance)
- Edward Roldman (Mentioned only)