"Escape from the Phantom Zone, Part Two": Emerald Empress heads to Limbo Town accompanied by Magog and Indigo to break the sorceress Selena out of jail and get her join the new Fatal Five. Selena has already freed herself when they arrive, but Indigo tells her come with them and retake h
- We would still be in that cell if you were not prepared, like you said. Giving people the benefit of the doubt can be dangerous. And you need to be ready. But Psi is in pain, Xa-Du hurt her. I can reach her. I know it. Sometimes you are right, Batgirl. But sometimes, diving in is the only option. Because someone needs you.
Appearing in "Escape from the Phantom Zone, Part Two"
- Fatal Five
- Phantom King
- Nigel Grimm (Mentioned only)
- Limbo Town
- Subterranean Home of Necromancy and Puritania
- Ataxia (Mentioned only)
- Phantom Zone
- Ghost Carbon
- Phantom Cruiser Val-Kon
Synopsis for "Escape from the Phantom Zone, Part Two"
Emerald Empress heads to Limbo Town accompanied by Magog and Indigo to break the sorceress Selena out of jail and get her join the new Fatal Five. Selena has already freed herself when they arrive, but Indigo tells her come with them and retake her "infamy as the Heir of Ataxia".
Supergirl, Batgirl and Ben Rubel keep stuck in the Phantom Zone. They can hardly see or feel anything and Kara feels her powers fading. Then a strange floating ship turns up, and a man called captain Jiln-Ka descends, claiming he'd like to take them the city of Aethyropolis. Neither Supergirl nor Batgirl trust him, but they need to be on solid ground. The trio boards the ship.
Their mistrusts proves to be justified when "Jiln-Ka" shows his true colors. His real name is Doctor Xa-Du, and he has an use for them. Xa-Du's men surround the trio, and they're taken to Aethyropolis and dumped into a cell.
Supergirl explains her friends that Xa-Du was the first Phantom Zone inmate, a real mad scientist who plans to boil them alive and use their souls as a fuel for his armor. Kara knows they have to stop him but she doesn't know how to. Barbara encourages her friend, reminding her she may be out of power but she still has her brains and her experience.
Thanks to her eidetic memory, Batgirl noticed Xa-Du said something she'd heard before. Gayle Marsh, Psi, the girl they tried to break out of a Cadmus black site, used the same phrase. Both girls deduce that Xa-Du was the person Gayle thought would fix her brain. Since Psi came under her own power, she might be their way out. A risky guess, but it's their best bet so far. Batgirl comes up with a plan to break them out.
In the meantime, Xa-Du oversees his prisoners. Psi -whom he calls the "Aethyr Switch"- wrapped herself in a psychic cocoon as soon as she arrived at the Zone, but Xa-Du is confident that Supergirl's power will let him break her psionic shell. And then she'll have to choose between opening a rupture into the real world or dying. He orders his minions to prepare the rendering vat for Kara Zor-El.
Several servants drag Supergirl, Batgirl and Ben out of their cell. In the way out, Batgirl reveals she unlocked their shackles. Both heroines make short work of the guards and then Supergirl heards a plea for help of Psi.
Kara and Babs make their way to Xa-Du's private chambers, beating down of all Xa-Du's minions, and find Psi. Supergirl manages to get Psi wake up. Unfortunately, Xa-Du finds them, too, and he poisons Supergirl. Xa-Du gets mad, transforms into a dragon, and brings down the palace of her kidnapper.
Batgirl judges Psi is blind with rage. Supergirl realizes Psi's panicking and she needs to reach her, even though she's weak and poisoned.
Batgirl tries to talk her out of it, but to her and Ben's horror, Supergirl leaps into the psionic dragon's open mouth.
- An Aethyr is a god-like, dragon being native to the Phantom Zone.
- Supergirl diving into the mouth of the Aethyr is a reference to a scene of The Phantom Zone #4 where Superman did the same thing.
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