"The Unity Saga, Pt 2": Many years ago, the Tamaraneans and the Thanagarians fight for control over a remote planet simply known as 497. King Myand'r of the Tamaraneans gathers his forces for a final push against his enemy Volgrog, expecting an easy victory. Myand'r's boldness falters upon seein
Synopsis for "The Unity Saga, Pt 2"
Many years ago, the Tamaraneans and the Thanagarians fight for control over a remote planet simply known as 497. King Myand'r of the Tamaraneans gathers his forces for a final push against his enemy Volgrog, expecting an easy victory. Myand'r's boldness falters upon seeing Volgrog's ace in the hole, Rogol Zaar, and he tells his forces to retreat. The Thanagarians, with Volgrog's support, defeat the Thanagarians and force them to withdraw from 497.
Many years later, in the present day, the Earth has been swallowed up by the Phantom Zone attempts to save as many people as he can. He remembers an old conversation he had with Green Arrow, about whether or Superman could turn off his super-hearing, as Green Arrow thought that hearing people that need his help all the time and people who do terrible things to each other but be too much for Superman to bear. Superman admits that yes, all those terrible things do break his heart, and yes, he could turn off his super-hearing anytime he wanted, but he chooses not to, because ultimately, people choose to reach out and help one another. They choose to be better and that gives Superman hope, a hope he wishes to maintain even in these terrible times.
Martian Manhunter has open a telepathic channel for all Justice League members, and together, they attempt to develop a plan to save their world.
Meanwhile, deep within the Phantom Zone lies Rogol Zaar, who remembers his previous defeat: he was locked in mortal combat against Superman until Supergirl unexpectedly trapped him inside the Phantom Zone, denying Rogol a warrior's death. Rogol furiously wanders across the spatial wasteland until he comes across one of Krypton's old relics, a failed experiment performed by the House of El, a Nuclear Man. Although the Nuclear Man briefly staggers him, Rogol adapts to his enemy's tactics and slays the Nuclear Man, Rogol takes the red cape held by his fallen enemy as a trophy. He then looks on the horizon and realizes Earth is trapped inside the Phantom Zone. Excited at having yet another opportunity to cleanse the galaxy from the Kryptonian rot, Rogol attempts to reach Earth but stops upon realizing that Superman is alive and vigilant against anyone who might dare to harm his adopted homeworld. The space warrior is forced to change tactics and decides to gain an army.
Shortly afterwards, Superman travels to the new Fortress of Solitude, where Flash is waiting for him. Both heroes examine the Fortress' Phantom Zone projector, deeming it too small to trap an entire planet inside the Phantom Zone and they wonder who could have been responsible for this disaster. Superman is forced to put his suspicions aside as the Flash loses his balance and falls to his knees, while Batman starts feeling nausea and is forced to stop his activities. Martian Manhunter's telepathic channel gets Superman to realize that the Phantom Zone's atmosphere is starting to affect living creatures, forcing the Man of Steel to act quickly, lest he might never see his family again.
Appearing in "The Unity Saga, Pt 2"
- Superman (Flashback and main story)
- Rogol Zaar (Flashback and main story)
- Jimmy Olsen (Flashback only) (Cameo)
- Justice League
- Nuclear Man (Single appearance) (Dies in flashback)
- Supergirl (Flashback only)
- King Myand'r (First appearance) (Flashback only)
- Thanagarians (Flashback only)
- Volgrog (Mentioned only)
- Jor-El (Statue only)
- Lara Lor-Van (Statue only)
- Darkseid (Mentioned only)
- Lex Luthor (Mentioned only)
- Lois Lane-Kent (Mentioned only)
- The Joker (Mentioned only)
- Phantom Zone (Flashback and main story)
- Planet 497
- Tamaran (Flashback only)
- Krypton (Statue only)
- Phantom Zone Projector (Flashback and main story)
- Batmobile (Mentioned only)