"The Eighth Day": Since the dawn of time, the universe has been destroyed by Imperiex and reborn from the ashes of the old. Now, Liri Lee of the Linear Men sees that Imperiex has re-awoken. Imperiex and his/its pr
Superman: Our Worlds at War Secret Files and Origins #1 is an issue of the series Our Worlds at War (Volume 1) with a cover date of August, 2001.
Synopsis for "The Eighth Day"
Since the dawn of time, the universe has been destroyed by Imperiex and reborn from the ashes of the old. Now, Liri Lee of the Linear Men sees that Imperiex has re-awoken. Imperiex and his/its probes are moving through the universe, destroying worlds to create powerful black holes which destroy all around them. He/it/they has/have destroyed Kalanor, Daxam, Karna (home to the Gordanians and the Tamaraneans) and Almerac (Maxima's homeworld). However, survivors of these worlds, with many other allies are banding together to prevent the end of the universe - they will make their stand on the next target world: Earth.
Recently, Superman and Mongul faced and defeated a probe of Imperiex, thinking it to be Imperiex itself, but now the probes are arriving in force. Liri Lee watches this and reflects that this is the natural pattern of the universe's progression, and so it must be allowed to happen.
Appearing in "The Eighth Day"
Synopsis for "The Art of War"
The designs for the alien weaponry and earth technology to be used in the Our Worlds At War.
Appearing in "The Art of War"
Synopsis for "Resources"
On the orders of Secretary Amanda Waller, Director Bones of the D.E.O. assembles a group of agents to prepare a report on all the resources the USA has to counter the coming threat of Imperiex. There's the Suicide Squad, including heavy hitters Shrapnel, Chemo and Plasmus. Alien hardware from the Invasion of some years ago has gone missing. The military hardware is being supplied by a combination of Ferris Aircraft hardware and Lexcorp's B-13 technology. And there's always the orphanages, homes for young metahumans who don't yet know how to handle their powers.
Just as the report is completed, they receive news of the attack on Kansas. The war has begun.
Appearing in "Resources"
- Amanda Waller
- Suicide Squad
- Guardian (In a photograph only)
- Superman Blue (In a photograph only)
Synopsis for "They Call Me Zed"
The history of Zod is recounted, how he grew up to hate Superman and to discover that he is totally alone in this world. It is also revealed that he paid for Encantadora to attack Superman with a deadly kiss, that he is involved with the League of Assassins, that he created Kancer and that he took over the nation of Pokolistan by quite simply killing all its leaders.
Appearing in "They Call Me Zed"
Synopsis for "Behind the Lines"
Just as Kansas Public Broadcasting screens a trailer for its 16-hour documentary on the ways in which the military and the nation's metahumans have worked together in times of war, the state is hit by the first bomb to be dropped by Imperiex and the station abruptly goes off air.
Appearing in "Behind the Lines"
- Adolf Hitler (Flashback only)
- Ardennes (World War II)
- Korea (Korean War)
- United States of America
- Spear of Destiny (Flashback only)
Synopsis for "Profile Pages"
Short profile pages of the key characters in the Our Worlds at War story.
Appearing in "Profile Pages"
- Earth Allies:
- Cover gallery for the Our Worlds at War series
- Images from Superman: Our Worlds at War Secret Files and Origins Vol 1 1
Links and References
Our Worlds at War Crossover