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"Up in the Sky, Part 11: In Need": The villain that kidnapped Alice has started his invasion of Earth. Although the Justice League answers the threat, the villain knows that Superman is Earth's best defender and without him, the Justice League has no hope for victory. His soldiers, the Robotiens



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The villain that kidnapped Alice has started his invasion of Earth. Although the Justice League answers the threat, the villain knows that Superman is Earth's best defender and without him, the Justice League has no hope for victory. His soldiers, the Robotiens, were constructed with science that Superman cannot comprehend and they begin to overwhelm Earth's defenders. One by one, the heroes of Earth fall to the Robotiens, with powers and weapons being useless against them.

Superman himself has been captured by the mysterious villain, held down by chains forged with kerenthium steel, the strongest metal in the universe. The villain says Superman has no hope of escape, let alone saving Earth, but Superman breaks the chains and fights his way across the villain's headquarters, all the while being attacked by Robotiens. Although most of them had been sent to Earth, the villain had kept some of them around to stop Superman. The Robotiens, the villain says, are stronger, faster and smarter than Superman and there is no way he can win.

Even so, Superman pushes forward. No matter what kind of obstacle the villain throws at him, Superman continues to fight. The villain loses his composure and screams that Alice is no one. She isn't some kind of alien royalty or the key to some empire. She's just a random girl he kidnapped to lure Superman away from Earth and if she dies, no one will care because she is worthless. Superman proves him wrong. He will care because she isn't worthless.

The battle comes to an end and Superman reaches Alice's holding cell. The girl had been holding on to her Superman action figure, hoping Superman will save her. Fortunately, her faith was rewarded. The Man of Steel has arrived and he wants to take her home.

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Superman outfits Alice with a spacesuit, telling her their destination is pretty far. Earth is on the other side of the universe and they will face many dangers along the way. Even so, he promises to protect her with everything he's got. As the journey begins, Alice asks Superman questions about how his powers work and how does he get along with his friends. Superman entertains her with stories about his life, his relationship with his friends and the things that make him happy.

They make a few stops across the journey. Superman comes to visit the alien who thought he was dying due to an incurable disease. Fortunately, Superman found a cure and now the alien can enjoy a long and happy life and he thanks Superman with a hug. Superman tells Alice that finding a cure wasn't easy and for all his power, he cannot right every wrong, but that doesn't mean he won't try.

Sometime later, they stumble upon Sprrlck the Unconquered, a space pirate that feasts on the life energy of vulnerable space travelers. After defeating Sprrlck, Superman takes Alice to a space diner so they can have some lunch. They traverse countless stars and bear witness to untold wonders across the universe, until finally, they reach Earth.

With the adventure finally over, Superman takes Alice to an orphanage, where she can find a new home. Alice was unsure as to why would Superman leave everything behind just to save a child, but now she knows: he is Superman and heroism is what he does best.

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  • This book was first published on December 4, 2019.
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