"Superman: Up in the Sky, Part 9 – If Not an Angel": Superman agrees to an offer made by Darkseid and flies away to a planet where a dying alien prays to the lord to send an angel, not having the courage to cut their own throat. As Superman arrives, the alien believes he's an angel and tells him
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Synopsis for "Superman: Up in the Sky, Part 9 – If Not an Angel"
Superman agrees to an offer made by Darkseid and flies away to a planet where a dying alien prays to the lord to send an angel, not having the courage to cut their own throat. As Superman arrives, the alien believes he's an angel and tells him he's suffering from an incurable illness due to which they've started suffering from delusions. They request his help in euthanizing him with the knife the doctor-priests gave him, they state they don't want to experience the pain that he will eventually suffer from the illness if he stays alive.
After the sick alien asks him to tell a tale before he dies, Clark narrates the tale of how a girl was kidnapped while playing with her sister and called out for an angel to save her, just like him. The angel after hearing of her troubles, left everything he had behind and went through many troubles to find her. He arrived in hell to look for the girl and arrived before the devil himself after defeating his demons. The devil agreed to help him in finding the girl if he took an innocent life, so he could take joy in him violating his own promises. After being unable to find another way, the angel assented.
This as it turns out was a narration of Superman looking for Alice after she was kidnapped. He went to Apokolips to find her location. After beating Kanto, Steppenwolf and Kalibak, he came before Darkseid who agreed to help him if he killed someone innocent. He hesitates in killing the alien, having been taught his whole life never to kill but tells himself he has to find Alice. Flying back to Apokolips, he tells Darkseid he did as asked of him, but is accused of lying. Superman states whether he lied or not, he has still broken his vows. The dark lord starts smiling, as Superman states he won regardless and demands to know Alice's location.
Appearing in "Superman: Up in the Sky, Part 9 – If Not an Angel"
- Superman (Flashback and main story)
- Alice (Flashback only)
- Darkseid (Flashback and main story)
- Kalibak (Flashback only)
- Kanto (Flashback only)
- Steppenwolf (Flashback only)
- Apokolips (Flashback and main story)
Synopsis for "The Supergirl from Krypton, Part Five: Traitor"
This story is reprinted from Superman/Batman #12.
On Apokolips, Kara Zor-El has Superman at her mercy. Despite Superman's pleas, Darkseid orders her to finish him off. Kara throws him through the window of the throne room, into a fire-pit. At the coliseum, Granny Goodness orders Wonder Woman to surrender, or the Female Furies will kill Big Barda. Wonder Woman decides to play her own game and throws her lasso around Granny's neck, telling her to order the Furies to surrender, or be killed. At the armory, the Demon Dog that swallowed Batman has smoke coming from its mouth, when it suddenly lunges forward and dies. As Batman emerges from the beast's mouth, he commands the soldiers to give him their armor.
In the fire-pit, Kara attacks Superman. Superman realizes that she may be as strong as him, and unless he acts, she'll kill him. Reluctantly, Superman opens his belt buckle to reveal his trump card-- Lex Luthor's kryptonite ring. Putting it on, he knocks Kara unconscious, though it breaks his heart to do it.
At Darkseid's palace, Batman arrives, wearing the armor of the Dog Cavalry. The claws on the armor break against Darkseid's skin, but Batman reveals that he has used Barda's Mother Box to arm the Hellspores. Realizing what they'll do to Apokolips, Darkseid pounds Batman into the floor and then into the wall, demanding that he disarm the bombs. Batman will only do so if Darkseid releases Kara and gives his word not to kill or try to reclaim her. Realizing that Batman will not give in, Darkseid yields. He expresses admiration for Batman's ruthlessness, saying that Superman and Wonder Woman wouldn't have been able to do what he did. Kara is free to leave, while Superman and Wonder Woman both vow to hold him to the promise.
Returning to Themyscira, all the effects of the brainwashing are removed. Before Superman and Kara leave, Kara says goodbye to Harbinger at her memorial, and tells Batman that she remembers her mother's name, Allura. Later, at the Fortress of Solitude, Kara is trying on a new outfit--a Supergirl uniform. She admits that she isn't sure she has a right to wear it, and is still ashamed of what she did under Darkseid's thrall. Superman dismisses it, saying that Darkseid is corruptive by nature, and whatever evil she displayed was put into her by Darkseid.
Flying across the county, Superman and Supergirl arrive at the Kent farm, as Superman wants to introduce her to his parents. Seeing no sign of the Kents, Superman assumes they're in town, and decides to wait with Kara in the house. Before he opens the door, a massive fist punches through, sending Superman across the yard. Kara sees the attacker--Darkseid. The Dread Lord says that his promise was only with regards to Kara, and that Superman was not part of the bargain. Darkseid fires his Omega Beams at Superman, but Supergirl flies into the path of the beams. The beams strike Kara, and her body appears to dissolve into ash.
Appearing in "The Supergirl from Krypton, Part Five: Traitor"
- Darkseid's palace
- Fortress of Solitude
Synopsis for "Revenge of the Green Lanterns, Part Three"
This story is reprinted from Green Lantern (Volume 4) #12.
On Oa, Kilowog observes Morro, keeper of the Crypts of the Green Lantern Corps, destroy Tomar-Tu's casket. Morro notes that most of the coffins in here are empty, such as Arisia's, as Kilowog quietly mourns his friend. Morro hopes that the other Lanterns who were lost during Hal Jordan's breakdown survived, but Salakk arrives and tells them that Jordan has gone over the edge again. His energy signature disappeared with Guy Gardner's on the edge of Sector 3600, even though the Guardians had told Jordan not to enter the sector. Kilowog says there are good men and women who need to be rescued, it's Hal's duty whether it's his assigned Sector or not, and it's only a violation if the Guardians notice. Salakk reminds Kilowog that his job is to ensure that they notice.
On Biot, Guy holds a barely conscious Hal, staring down their attacker—Hank Henshaw, the Cyborg Superman. Unimpressed, Guy attacks him, only to discover that Henshaw has several Green Lantern Rings on both hands. Ordering Guy to be taken to the Highmasters, Henshaw injects Hal with Willhunters, nanites designed to brainwash him and turn him into a Manhunter.
On Earth, Alan Scott watches a news report of Crimson Fox commenting on her new membership in the Global Guardians and further denouncing the Green Lantern for his disregard of national sovereignty. Concerned, Alan puts a phone call to Oliver Queen.
In London, the alien Loragg meets with another alien who wants the bounty on Hal Jordan. His competition, Hunger Dog, arrives and fights him over the right for the job. Hunger Dog takes him down, and Loragg gives him the information.
Back on Biot, the Willhunters are forcing Hal to relive his past mistakes: abandoning his family to join the Air Force, leaving Carol Ferris, and allowing Cowgirl to be captured because he didn't have his ring on. Then he sees his former lover and fellow Lantern Arisia, who was killed by Major Force. Hal hears Arisia tell him that she forgives him, and to fight the Willhunters. This allows Hal to awaken, and use his ring to destroy the Willhunters. Needing backup, Hal severs the wires connecting Ke'Haan, who immediately goes on the attack toward the Manhunters. After releasing the other Lost Lanterns, Hal remembers that time hasn't passed for them. The Lost Lanterns attack him in full force, and they all fall into a cavern. Henshaw orders the Manhunters to hold positions, as he's already activated the Highmasters.
In the caves, the Lanterns attack Hal without restraint, but Kreon notes that he isn't fighting back. As Jack T. Chance throws him against the wall, Graf grabs his right hand and tells Jordan that karma is about balance: he took Boodikka's hand, she has every right to take his. Just as Boodikka prepares to slice off his hand with a piece of metal, Kreon stops her, telling the others that something is very wrong with this situation. Hal explains that he left them in space, where the Manhunters took them to Biot, years ago. Hal assures them that Guy Gardner is with him, and if they can find him, he'll tell them the truth. Suddenly, Hal sees something out of the corner of his eye—it's Arisia, alive and strung up to the wall. Using their rings to illuminate the cavern, the Lanterns find other Green Lanterns long though dead. This reinforces Kreon's belief in Jordan's story, and tells the other Lanterns to start cutting them down.
Suddenly, Kreon is struck in the back by an energy blast. As Boodikka rushes to him, the Lanterns come face to face with the Highmasters -- massive Manhunters with Green Lanterns inside them, one of which contains Guy Gardner.
Appearing in "Revenge of the Green Lanterns, Part Three"
- Green Lantern Corps
- Global Guardians
- Dratures (First appearance)
- Bolphunga (Cameo)
- Cadre (Cameo)
- Fringe (Cameo)
- Faceless Hunter (Cameo)
- Zuggernaut (Cameo)
- Dominators (Cameo)
- Khunds (Cameo)
- Phade (Cameo)
Synopsis for "The Terrifics No More! Part 2"
This story is reprinted from The Terrifics #12.
Appearing in "The Terrifics No More! Part 2"
- Earth 0
- Earth 13 (Mentioned only)
- Earth 23
- Earth 43 (Mentioned only)
- Earth 44 (Mentioned only)
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