"Legends From the Darkside": Lois Lane arranges for an interview with G. Gordon Godfrey to find out some background information on him. But Godfrey shies away from personal details and continues to spew his anti-hero propaganda.
- I propose to see all the so-called "superheroes" destroyed. Expunged! Wiped from the face of the Earth for all time!!
Synopsis for "Legends From the Darkside"
Meanwhile, Clark Kent is racing through the streets of Metropolis trying to avoid being struck by two twin laser beams that appear to be specifically targeting him. Due to a presidential order suspending superhuman activity, Clark refuses to change into Superman. He dives into the sewers where he hopes to avoid the death rays. But the twin beams strike him transporting him to the planet Apokolips.
Darkseid is standing in his personal palace along with the Phantom Stranger. The ruler of Apokolips is disappointed that his teleportational Omega Beams brought him this "normal" human rather than their intended target, Superman. He blasts Clark out the window presumably to his doom. The Phantom Stranger sits idly by doing nothing, knowing that the fall will not harm Superman.
Superman lands in the ruins of Armagetto, where he is put upon by the maniacal, diseased citizens, known as the Hunger Dogs. He fights past them and dons a grimy cloak so as to blend in. He finds a group of Darkseid's shock troopers preparing to publicly execute a woman named Amazing Grace. Superman frees her from her tormentors and sends the shock troops scattering.
One of them summons a giant armored adversary known as a Pacifier to attack Superman. Superman tears the Pacifier armor open revealing a slimy alien, glommer. The glommer is a parasite and it latches onto Superman's face. As the man of steel struggles with the monster, they both fall into one of the nearby fire pits.
Appearing in "Legends From the Darkside"
- Darkseid's Elite (Flashback only)
- Grist (Godfrey's bodyguard)
- New Gods (Flashback only)
- Forever People
- Mobius Chair (Flashback only)
- This issue is reprinted in Superman: The Man of Steel Vol. 2 and Superman vs. Darkseid.
- This is "chapter 17" of the Legends crossover. The previous chapter was Warlord #115. The next chapter is Adventures of Superman #426.
- This issue takes place between the events of Legends #4 and Legends #5.
- Glorious Godfrey appears next in the Legends crossover in Blue Beetle #10.
- Lois Lane changes her hairstyle in this issue.
- Superman recognizes Darkseid in this issue. This is another clear indicator that some of the Pre-Crisis Superman tales are still considered part of the accepted Post-Crisis canon.
- A reference is made to the destruction of New Genesis, home of the New Gods. The destruction of New Genesis took place in the Hunger Dogs graphic novel.
- This is the first Post-Crisis meeting between Superman and Darkseid.
- Legends Recommended Reading
- Jack Kirby's Fourth World Recommended Reading:
- Forever People (Volume 1)
- Forever People (Volume 2)
- Mister Miracle (Volume 1)
- Mister Miracle (Volume 2)
- Mister Miracle (Volume 3)
- Mister Miracle (Volume 4)
- Seven Soldiers: Mister Miracle (Volume 1)
- New Gods (Volume 1)
- New Gods (Volume 2)
- New Gods (Volume 3)
- New Gods (Volume 4)
- Orion (Volume 1)
- Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (Volume 1): issues #133-#148
- Jack Kirby's Fourth World (Volume 1)
- Death of the New Gods (Volume 1)
- DC Graphic Novel #4
- Genesis (Volume 1)
- Superman Recommended Reading
- Action Comics (Volume 1)
- Action Comics (Volume 2)
- Adventures of Superman (Volume 1)
- Batman/Superman (Volume 1)
- Batman/Superman (Volume 2)
- DC Comics Presents (Volume 1)
- Superman (Volume 1)
- Superman (Volume 2)
- Superman (Volume 3)
- Superman (Volume 4)
- Superman (Volume 5)
- Superman/Batman (Volume 1)
- Superman Confidential (Volume 1)
- Superman: The Man of Steel (Volume 1)
- Superman: The Man of Tomorrow (Volume 1)
- Superman/Wonder Woman (Volume 1)
- World's Finest (Volume 1)