"Futures End - Chapter 27": Though they don't yet know where Cadmus Island is, Green Arrow and his allies are preparing to push off from their own island to find it. Oliver explains that he tricked Deathstroke into taking a tracki
- It's called a leap of faith, Lois. Hope it works better for you than it did me.
Synopsis for "Futures End - Chapter 27"
Though they don't yet know where Cadmus Island is, Green Arrow and his allies are preparing to push off from their own island to find it. Oliver explains that he tricked Deathstroke into taking a tracking device with him back to Cadmus, which he will activate as soon as he and his companions are on their boat. Once they find it, they will fight to free the Earth 2 refugees who were imprisoned there.
Meanwhile, in Metropolis, Lois Lane returns home to find Cal Corcoran waiting there for her, having made a dupe of her Earth-Card. He warns that the day she began digging into his past was the day she invited him into her life. Despite his grudge against her, he has come for help. His ex-girlfriend, Madison Payne has gone missing. He admits that confessing his identity to her hurt their relationship - but no one has heard from her in days. Lois hasn't heard anything, but she assures him that he will find her. In the meantime, she wonders if he can tell her more about the objects she received in the mystery box which he had claimed were intended for him.
The matchbox had led her to his bar and to him. The pyramid object had shown her visions of a prison. The red arrow indicated who the message had come from - the only man who knows Red Robin didn't die in the war. The Red Arrow clearly wants Tim Drake to go to the coordinates Lois was given - even though she had seen nothing when she flew over the location. Even so, he won't go while Madison is missing. He suggests that Lois take a leap of faith and try to find the location herself.
On Cadmus Island Cole Cash is getting antsy about Fifty Sue's two-day absence. Much as he and Lana Lang are eager to leave the island, they can't do it without Slade Wilson's retinal scans, which means they are forced to follow him around while he finishes his business on the island. He intends to secure a vault full of DNA data collected from nearly every living super-human. If Brother Eye gets access to it, the world is in trouble.
Elsewhere on the island, Mister Miracle worries about his friends who are still under the control of Brother Eye, and what Brother Eye is making them do. After a while, though, he is spotted by Huntress, who is still under the intelligence's control. Through her, Brother Eye muses that his skill set will make a valuable addition to those it has already accumulated through assimilation, but Scott disappears before she can get a hand on him.
From the Arrowboat, Oliver and company activate the locator device and discover that Cadmus Island is protected by a practical army of OMACs. They face war.
Meanwhile, at the Wounded Duck, Terry McGinnis and Plastique meet in the hopes of finding Tim Drake, but he is absent. However, A.L.F.R.E.D. has determined that Tim won't be back until tomorrow, which means Terry can look around his apartment upstairs uninterrupted. As Terry looks around, A.L.F.R.E.D. warns that including Plastique in the plan is an error - and he has noticed Terry's attraction to her. A sudden sound draws Terry's attention, and he is surprised when Batman attacks him, demanding to know what Tim Drake has to do with what's been going on. Unexpectedly, a small explosive flies through the window, and both men are caught in the blast.
Lois flies back to the coordinates she was given and prepares to parachute down into what appears to be the open sea. Her pilot warns that she's crazy to do it. As she speeds through the air toward the water, she wonders if this leap of faith was a mistake.
Appearing in "Futures End - Chapter 27"
- Cal Corcoran
- Team Arrow
- This issue is reprinted in The New 52: Futures End Vol. 2.