"Maelstrom Part 3": Superman rushes to Supergirl's side when he hears her screaming his name. Superman finds his cousin surrounded by hostile humanoid creatures. Superman backs Supergirl up, reprimanding her for relying too much on her powers fo
- I'm taking us home, and not you with your broken arm or anyone else can stop me.
- -- Supergirl
Appearing in "Maelstrom Part 3"
- Allura In-Ze (Mentioned only)
- Amazons of Themyscira (Mentioned only)
- Jonathan Kent (Mentioned only)
- Jor-El (Mentioned only)
- Lara Lor-Van (Mentioned only)
- Lois Lane (Mentioned only)
- Martha Kent (Mentioned only)
- Zor-El (Mentioned only)
- Unnamed planet
- Darkseid's Throne Room
- Earth (Mentioned only)
- Krypton (Mentioned only)
- Kryptonian Rocket (Mentioned only)
Synopsis for "Maelstrom Part 3"
Superman rushes to Supergirl's side when he hears her screaming his name. Superman finds his cousin surrounded by hostile humanoid creatures. Superman backs Supergirl up, reprimanding her for relying too much on her powers for fighting, but Supergirl beats her ambushers away and points out she was trained by the Amazons of Themyscira. Superman asks why she called for help then, but Supergirl doesn't want to admit she did so. When Superman gets frustrated because of her confrontational, biting remarks, Supergirl replies maybe she'd be less bad-tempered if she hadn't spent her entire childhood trapped inside a space ship. Feeling tired, she decides to go back to the camp.
On Apokolips, Darkseid orders Maelstrom to be brought to his chambers. On his throne room, Darkseid states Maelstrom's obsession is unhealthy, and he has no interest in taking a woman or sharing his rule anyway. Nevertheless, he asks why her attempt on Superman's life failed, and Maelstrom blames it on Supergirl's interference. Darkseid doesn't believe she's a match for either of them, whatever Maelstrom claims, but he makes an offer: he'll consider making Maelstrom his personal slave if she brings Superman's corpse, but he will banish her forever if she fails. So Supergirl doesn't interfere again, Granny Goodness will provide backup. Maelstrom leaves to armor herself, and Desaad questions why Darkseid is indulging her delusions. Darkseid replies false hopes lead to greater torment when they get crushed. DeSaad praises his master's unsurpassable cruelty.
The next day on the alien planet, Kal and Kara are wading a river when a bear-like beast attacks both and causes Superman to fall into the river. He gets his arm broken and nearly gets drowned but Kara manages to rescue him despite her head's injury. Kara brings Kal back to life performing CPR and declares she's taking both back home. After a run-in with a herd of bug-headed humanoids, Kara gets ready to set her cousin's arm and hopefully go back home.
Back on Apokolips, Granny expresses her displeasure at being forced to waste resources only because Darkseid wants to see Maelstrom humiliated. Maelstrom suggests to just give her the promised escorts so she can leave right now. Grudgingly Granny calls four Female Furies in.
Superman and Supergirl walk back to their ship. Kara is worried about Kal's broken arm and Kal about Kara's wounded head. Kal says he's sorry about her missing out on being a normal kid and suggests to stay with her parents in Smallville, but Kara says she likes New York City.
When they get to the ship, they find strange aliens investigating it. Kara tries to scare them away, but one of them shoots a dart at Kal. Superman collapses and Supergirl rushes to her cousin's side as the aliens walk away. As Kara cradles Kal's head on his lap, her cousin says he thinks he's been poisoned.
- This book was first published on December 4, 2008.
- Supergirl was trained by the Amazons in Superman/Batman: The Supergirl from Krypton
- Supergirl started living in New York City in Supergirl (Volume 5) #9 and moved to Metropolis in Supergirl (Volume 5) #34
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