"Keeping Hope Alive": With the life-giving energy of the sun depleted, Earth begins to quickly freeze over. Those who can, attempt to quell panicking mobs and civil unrest, but it proves to be a difficult period for all. Guy Gardner turns Warriors into an ad-hoc m
- A cold day in Hell is something one shall never see! But for the planet Earth — it might as well be!
- — Etrigan
Synopsis for "Keeping Hope Alive"
With the life-giving energy of the sun depleted, Earth begins to quickly freeze over. Those who can, attempt to quell panicking mobs and civil unrest, but it proves to be a difficult period for all. Guy Gardner turns Warriors into an ad-hoc medical center, and other heroes labor around the clock in an effort to save as many lives as possible.
Etrigan the Demon broadcasts a transmission straight from Hell, offering to save the people of Earth. The cost for such an act however would be the souls of every human being on the face of the planet. Earth is united in its adamant refusal to accept the Demon's help.
At the S.T.A.R. Labs command center, the news grows worse. Brainiac 5 determines that the sun is shrinking in size, but not in mass. It will soon go supernova, and the resulting flare of solar energy will turn the planet into an ash cinder.
The Phantom Stranger takes Dusk on an astral journey across the planet, showing her images of hope, and the internal strength of humanity. Fire, Firestorm, Zatanna and Ray reunite a family in a small South American village. Sentinel, Jade and Obsidian save even more people in Kyoto. Wonder Woman uses her magic lasso to repair a damaged bridge, while Warrior rescues even more people with his unique Vuldarian super-powers.
Appearing in "Keeping Hope Alive"
- Aquaman (Cameo)
- Black Canary
- Blue Beetle
- Booster Gold
- Captain Atom
- Captain Marvel
- Lex Luthor
- Martian Manhunter
- Mary Marvel
- Phantom Stranger
- Ted Knight
- Tiger-Man (Cameo)
- Legion of Super-Heroes
- Gotham City
- Hell (On a TV or computer screen)
- New York
- The Final Night was shipped on a weekly publishing schedule.
- This issue is reprinted in the The Final Night trade paperback.
- The events from this issue continue in Parallax: Emerald Night #1 and concludes in The Final Night #4.
- The tagline for this issue is "Week Three: Shallow Graves".
- This issue includes a S.T.A.R. Labs Earthwatch Web Page and timeline.
Links and References
The Final Night Crossover