"The Battle for Earth": General Lane, Lois, and Lucy (Superwoman) are all together watching the Kryptonians in outer space under a now red sun altered by Lex Luthor. Superboy, Steel, Guardian, Nightwing and Flamebird, and Krypto the Superdog all converge on Project 7734 at Mount Rushmore. Steel'
Superman: War of the Supermen #3 is an issue of the series Superman: War of the Supermen (Volume 1) with a cover date of July, 2010. It was published on May 19, 2010.
Synopsis for "The Battle for Earth"
General Lane, Lois, and Lucy (Superwoman) are all together watching the Kryptonians in outer space under a now red sun altered by Lex Luthor. Superboy, Steel, Guardian, Nightwing and Flamebird, and Krypto the Superdog all converge on Project 7734 at Mount Rushmore. Steel's carrying Jimmy Olsen and Steel's niece Natasha Irons now rescued from Project 7734. Jimmy Olsen gets Natasha's story out over his newsgroup called the Newsboy Legion.
Nightwing and Flamebird realize Lex Luthor is using the fake god Rao to turn the sun red. Flamebird flies to the sun to save the Kryptonians and Nightwing follows. Chris tells Flamebird that he will do this with her but the Nightwing apparition takes him away leaving Flamebird to ignite and turn the sun back to yellow. Flamebird dies as Superman and Supergirl catch their now returned super breaths and watch as 73,000 Kryptonians die in space. Zod notes there are now only 7,000 Kryptonians left.
Zod, Non, and Ursa fly toward Earth to lead the attack by the survivors. All over the planet, the Kryptonians wreak havoc killing world leaders, destroying landmarks, and facing off against both super-heroes and Green Kryptonite robots. Ursa flies toward the White House seeking to kill the President - Supergirl arrives and they fight.
General Zod is leading his forces to Metropolis where Superman waits for them atop the Daily Planet building in flight.
Appearing in "The Battle for Earth"
- Flamebird (Dies)
- Jimmy Olsen
- Lois Lane
- Natasha Irons
- Project 7734
- Kryptonian Military Guild
- Agent Liberty
- G.I. Robot
- Great Ten
- Justice Society of America
- Planet Earth
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