"Endurance, Part 1 of 2": Clark while rescuing a school bus full of children, recounts the events that led him to the moment. A week ago, Lois while watching the news about a tornado wreaking destruction in the Midwest, asks Clark why people like him stay in the area despite the unpredictable pa
Appearing in "Endurance, Part 1 of 2"
- Superman (Flashback and main story)
- Dakota (Flashback only)
- Heni (Flashback only)
- Lois Lane (Flashback only)
- Perry White (Flashback only)
- Jor-El (Flashback only)
- Lara (Flashback only)
- Larry (Flashback only)
- Molly (Flashback only)
- Tom (Flashback only)
- Krypton (Flashback only) (Destroyed)
- Green Kryptonite (Flashback only)
- Kryptonian Rocket (Flashback only)
Synopsis for "Endurance, Part 1 of 2"
Clark while rescuing a school bus full of children, recounts the events that led him to the moment. A week ago, Lois while watching the news about a tornado wreaking destruction in the Midwest, asks Clark why people like him stay in the area despite the unpredictable pattern of the tornadoes. Perry commends the question and makes him go cover the aftermath of the tornadoes on the midwestern towns. As he checks in to a small-town motel, the owner after learning he is from Superman's hometown Metropolis tells Henri and Dakota to come meet him.
As they hear a tornado siren, Clark is forced to get into the shelter by the owner along with her and other guests. As Dakota offers his hand, it triggers memories of him escaping Krypton as a baby and feeling anguished that he is unable to help anyone despite his powers. After it passes, the owner is unable to open the shelter door but he tosses away the car blocking it without others noticing. After finding the occupants of the nearby restaurant's shelter safe, the motel owner and others go to the town affected by the tornado in order to help however they can.
Making an excuse of grabbing medical supplies from his car, Clark runs away to take off his civilian clothes and goes to help the town residents as Superman. After rescuing an old lady from a burning building, he learns from the police officer Tom about the missing people and rescues them. Tom however soon comes to inform them about another incoming tornado which is headed for Springvale and is being created by a supercell. As Clark spots multiple tornadoes, he ponders what he should do.
Appearing in "The World's Finest, Part 1"
- Lara Lor-Van (Flashback only)
- Jor-El (Flashback only)
- Martha Wayne (Dies in flashback)
- Thomas Wayne (Dies in flashback)
- Krypton (Flashback only)
- Neptune (On a TV or computer screen)
- Phobos (On a TV or computer screen)
- Pluto (On a TV or computer screen)
- Saturn (On a TV or computer screen)
- Triton (On a TV or computer screen)
- Green Kryptonite/Asteroid 921 Wormwood (Flashback and main story) (On a TV or computer screen)
- Green Lantern Ring
- Kryptonian Rocket (Flashback only)
Synopsis for "The World's Finest, Part 1"
This story is reprinted from Superman/Batman #1.
The never ending battle begins in Metropolis with Metallo attacking Star Labs for reasons unknown. After blasting Superman with a dose of Kryptonite from his heart, Metallo flees informing Superman that nothing will stop him from "putting an end to it".
The scene switches to Gotham City Cemetery where Batman investigates multiple graves that have been desecrated. Superman interrupts and tells Batman that he's looking for John Corben whose metal body is breaking down. He's in Gotham City looking for the remains of his human body. Superman tries to tell him more about Corben's past when he and Batman are attacked by Metallo, who is carrying his coffin.
During the fight, Metallo shoots Superman with a bullet made from Kryptonite. Superman falls into one of the open graves while Batman uses an explosive to blown Metallo apart. While Metallo slowly re-configures, Batman tries to extract the bullet from Superman's chest but can't before Metallo buries them alive.
Meanwhile at the Pentagon in Washington D.C., President Lex Luthor is being briefed by Captain Atom on a gigantic asteroid the size of Brazil composed of Kryptonite that is headed for Earth. Fearing radiation poisoning from the asteroid, Atom recommends informing Superman to which Luthor declines, insisting that the government will handle it. "Given the countless times Superman has saved us all, isn't it time we return the favor?", Luthor states to Captain Atom, Major Force and a number of mysterious figures obscured in shadow.
Appearing in "Airborne"
- Abin Sur's Starship (Flashback only)
Synopsis for "Airborne"
This story is reprinted from Green Lantern (Volume 4) #1.
Today, Hal asks his friend Shane Sellers for help in regaining his test pilot job. John Stewart calls Hal for help in investigating an abandoned spacecraft in Earth orbit. They discover the craft is empty and determine it was designed for a one-way trip.
Hal returns to his home in the newly rebuilt Coast City, where few are willing to live since its destruction by Hank Henshaw and Mongul. Hal reunites with his brother Jim and tries to convince him to return to Coast City. Suddenly, a damaged aircraft flies by Hal's apartment. He rushes off to help it land, and makes two discoveries: The pilot of the plane is a beautiful blonde named Jillian "Cowgirl" Pearlman, and the engine of the plane is clearly of extraterrestrial origin.
Meanwhile, two Air Force officers are transporting a mysterious cargo by truck. After they stop at a roadside diner, a robotic humanoid appears at the diner and kills a couple, saying it is looking for its "predecessor." A voice from inside the truck's cargo, en route to Edwards, says "No..man...escapes..."
Appearing in "Meet the Terrifics, Part 1"
Synopsis for "Meet the Terrifics, Part 1"
This story is reprinted from The Terrifics #1.
A beacon from one of Mr. Terrific's T-Spheres alerts him to Simon Stagg's plans to open a portal to the Dark Multiverse. When he arrives at Stagg's campus, he is greeted by Java and Sapphire but he arrives too late, as Stagg opens the portal with Metamorpho hung between worlds, transmuted into Nth Metal. Mr. Terrific brings his backup—Plastic Man, whose unique chemical composition makes him immune to the Dark Multiverse's energies. Terrific convinces Stagg to close the portal but not before all three heroes are thrust into outer space and Plastic Man swallows the other two to shield them.
They land on what appears to be a lifeless planet but discover that it is actually a mammoth dead body covered in a swarm of large crab-like creatures who attack them. After they repel the aliens, they are met by Phantom Girl who has been stuck in her intangible form for an indefinite period of time. Terrific tells her that they landed on the corpse because of a distress signal that she sent. When she informs him that she sent no signal, he investigates and finds a computer sending out the beacon inside the dead being's gut. Once he presses a button on the control panel, a hologram of Tom Strong appears telling them that they need to save the universe.
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