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"Surge!": In the First Province, at a safe house for Hell's resistance, Zatanna's group meets with her father. Elsewhere, Black Alice explores a market. When Lilith called all earthbound creatures back to Hell, it hurt Black Alice and disrupted her powers. She looks up towards the palace and thi


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John Zatara

Reign in Hell #5 is an issue of the series Reign in Hell (Volume 1) with a cover date of January, 2009.

Synopsis for "Surge!"

In the First Province, at a safe house for Hell's resistance, Zatanna's group meets with her father. Elsewhere, Black Alice explores a market. When Lilith called all earthbound creatures back to Hell[1], it hurt Black Alice and disrupted her powers. She looks up towards the palace and thinks about revenge.

In the Fourth Province, Satanus' advisors give him updates about the war. Their forces are outnumbered and overwhelmed in multiple locations. Lady Blaze leaves the room and returns to where she left Doctor Fate. He attacks her, and they begin to fight.

At Labyrinth, Lobo has captured a soldier. He learns that it was Neron who imprisoned him, but does not get a straight answer about where to find Neron. Lobo kills the soldier, then sets out to search for himself. Blue Devil emerges from the rubble of the jail. Nearby, Etrigan respawns into a new body. He reaches into Blue Devil's chest and pulls out a blue fireball. Etrigan says it is Blue Devil's humanity, and runs away with it.

The Shadowpact stand near an active battlefield at the Sixth Province. Ragman's suit begins feeding on the evil souls around them. He goes wild and jumps into the fight. Nightshade grabs him before he loses his own soul, and they teleport to the Third Province. Ragman pulls at his suit and shouts that he wants it off. She hugs him and tries to calm him down.

Lobo arrives in the First Province. He attacks the demons in his way and shouts that he is coming for Neron. Meanwhile, Zatanna's group walks through the streets. Her father explains that he is taking them to Purgatory for safety because they are too inexperienced and unprepared to handle the conflict in Hell. Suddenly, Lobo breaks through a wall. Zatara tries to conjure a magic shield, but Lobo cuts off his head. His blood magically forms words on the ground, telling Zatanna to consign his soul to the Abyss to escape the Renderers. She tearfully agrees, then angrily confronts Lobo.

Appearing in "Surge!"

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  • Shamma
  • Mordecai Smyth

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  • Hell
    • Labyrinth
    • Pandemonia
    • Praetori
    • Ament

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Synopsis for "A Rose By Any Other Name"

Doctor Occult and Yellow Peri arrive at a Purgatory camp. They find that Rose is one of the soldiers, and go with her to the mess hall. She explains that after her death, she was sent to Purgatory. She doesn't remember much about her time there because the souls wander in deep despair. When Satanus and Blaze began spreading their message of hope, the souls regained their awareness and memories. Rose learned about the resistance movement in Hell, and crossed the barrier to join it. However, she was captured and imprisoned in Labyrinth. After the jail was destroyed, she encountered and joined Purgatory's invading force.

Suddenly, Hell's army attacks the camp.

Appearing in "A Rose By Any Other Name"

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See Also


Links and References

  1. Reign in Hell vol 1 1
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