"Come Back To Me, Part Eight: Spar Among the Stars": The aliens state that the capture of the fighters from the island along with the princess Sibella will provide them with a good sum. As they talk, one of them gets pierced through his chest by a mysterious small projectile and the other gets p
Appearing in "Come Back To Me, Part Eight: Spar Among the Stars"
- Ghiskarri bounty hunters
- Captain Tanha (Dies)
- Rigg (First appearance)
- Arena of Death
Synopsis for "Come Back To Me, Part Eight: Spar Among the Stars"
The aliens state that the capture of the fighters from the island along with the princess Sibella will provide them with a good sum. As they talk, one of them gets pierced through his chest by a mysterious small projectile and the other gets pierced through his head as he tries to protect the princess. The surviving alien seals the room and Diana who awakes from her sleep, realizes what's happening. She spots that the hull of the spaceship has been pierced and quickly seals it with a giant metal slab. As Cheetah and Sibella awake, the latter realizes that Diana saved them by sealing the hull.
As Cheetah attacks Wonder Woman, she is subdued and is only released upon agreeing to calm down as Diana states she is not the one she should be fighting. Diana takes back her lasso from he and tells Sibella that her powers seem to have returned. Sibells states that the sleep chambers heal one's body and the aliens transporting them are Ghiskarri bounty hunters. The three women decide to take the ship though Sibella states that the pods of others can't be opened and they'll need to subdue four more Ghiskarris to take control.
Diana stops her compatriots from firing their guns after spotting two Ghiskarris and subdues them silently, before stopping Cheetah from executing them. Sibella expresses disgust at Cheetah wanting to kill and verbally spars with her causing her to leave. As the ship's captain tanh tells the pilot to inform the Arena of Death about their valuable captives, Cheetah teels them to prepare to die. Diana and Sibella rush to stop her are too late. Diana grabs Barbara in anger but is told by Sibella to worry about getting away, as they will be in trouble once the staff of Arena of Death learns about the dead bounty hunters.
The ship is however unable to turn around as the arena's tractor beam has already locked on to it and Sibella decides to take Diana and Cheetah to the trophy room in order to dress up in their collected gear. Meanwhile the Arena guards come out to collect the captives and after noticing that no one inside is responding are told by their cyborg boss Rigg to be ready for any skirmishes. As Rigg orders them to force open the door, the three women come out dressed up in the gear collected by the bounty hunters and demand they be taken to meet with the leader of the arena.
Appearing in "The Villain's Journey, Chapter Two: The Belly of the Beast"
- Justice League
- David Graves (Flashback and main story)
- Weapons Master (Hologram)
- Key (Hologram)
- Scarecrow (Hologram)
- Scavenger (Hologram)
- Captain Cold (Hologram)
- Cheetah (First appearance) (Hologram)
- The Asuras (First appearance)
- Hippolyta (Flashback only) (Statue only)
- Vulko (Flashback only)
- Giganta (Hologram)
- Martian Manhunter (Mentioned only)
- Patty Spivot (Mentioned only)
- Vibe (Mentioned only)
- Central Asia (Flashback only)
- The Watchtower Satellite
Synopsis for "The Villain's Journey, Chapter Two: The Belly of the Beast"
This story is reprinted from Justice League (Volume 2) #10.
Three years ago, in the Pamir Mountains of Central Asia, David Graves battles extreme weather as he searches for something near Mount Sumeru, a place known by some for its connection to the afterlife. David encounters a temple surrounded by three large deities with six arms.
These gods, the Asuras, were cursed to scavenge at the bottom of the heavens by the other gods.
Exhausted, David begs for help. Instead the deities tell David he must complete the journey on his own power. With his life fading away, David crawls towards the mystical temple.
In the present, Steve Trevor is still imprisoned in a room where David Graves has taken him. Steve frees himself from his restraints, and as he attempts to head through an exit door, he is assaulted by demonic spirits. These entities call out to him, wanting to feed on his personal loss and emotional pain.
Aquaman helps rescue survivors of a cruise ship that has shipwrecked. Some TV reporters get in his face, rudely suggesting that there are other super-heroes more deserving of Justice League membership. As Aquaman shakes off the insults, Cyborg summons him to an emergency Justice League meeting.
At the Watchtower, Batman explains to the other members that an individual named "Graves" has been attacking, torturing, and interrogating Justice League enemies. When Green Lantern asks why this is even a problem, Cyborg tells him that Graves has been collecting information about their secrets, including weaknesses and relationships of the Justice League members.
While the group discusses the nature of this unknown foe, Graves shows up at the Watchtower, using Steve Trevor's access code. Wonder Woman wants to know what Graves has done to Steve Trevor. As she lunges towards him, he uses his powers to incapacitate her, sending demonic spirits that feed off her emotional pain. Diana relives the pain of when her mother was turned to stone.
In flashbacks, we see that David was looking to reunite with his deceased family members, and went to the Asuras' temple to do so. Graves sees what seems to be his family's spirits, and the Asuras tell him he will have his vengeance. Graves absorbs several spirits, turning him into a powerful being.
Back in the Watchtower, the team attacks Graves, but they are bombarded by the spirits, as they feed on each member's emotional pain and personal loss. As Superman is the final victim, the other heroes already lie on the floor, lifeless and emaciated.
Appearing in "Who Is Wonder Woman? Part Three"
- Amazons of Themyscira
- Hippolyta (Flashback only)
- Justice Society of America
- Alcmene (Mentioned only)
- Gods of Olympus (Mentioned only)
- United States of America
Synopsis for "Who Is Wonder Woman? Part Three"
This story is reprinted from Wonder Woman (Volume 3) #3.
Appearing in "The Others: Chapter Four"
- Aquaman (Flashback and main story)
- The Others
- Black Manta (Flashback and main story)
- United States of America
- the Living Room
- Black Manta's Hideout
- Relics of Atlantis
- Trident of Neptune
- the Living Room (First appearance)
Synopsis for "The Others: Chapter Four"
This story is reprinted from Aquaman (Volume 7) #10.
The Operative enters a building that contains Black Manta's technology and equipment. He hacks into Manta's computers, hoping to find how did Manta found out about The Others, but he doesn't find anything useful. He then goes for the safe box and cuts it open with the Atlantean Key. Suddenly, Manta's henchmen enter the room and attack him. The Operative escapes, but not before taking a bullet in the abdomen. As he jumps out of the window, he shoots a wire that takes him to his jet, the Living Room.
As he sits down on a chair, the Operative takes off his mask, revealing his face to be an old man. His grandson, Aaron Cole, asks him to retire, but the Operative will only retire when he thinks someone else can succeed him.
Meanwhile at Stephen Shin's house, Mera does not trust Shin, as he revealed Aquaman's secret to the public; but Shin replies that Arthur is not the man she thinks he is. He kept entire chapter of his life hidden from her and he did not tell her about Ya'Wara and the Others.
At Germany, Aquaman and Manta continue fighting while Ya'Wara helps the Prisoner and tells him about Kahina's death. Ya'Wara and the Prisoner agree that they must stop Aquaman from killing Manta, otherwise they will be left with no clues about why Manta wants the relics.
Shin tells Mera that when Thomas Curry died, he asked Arthur to do one last thing for him. The day of Tom's funeral, Arthur attacked Manta's ship and killed the captain, but he realized the captain was Manta's father, while Manta was the diver. Since then, Aquaman and Arthur have been locked in a cycle of vengeance.
Manta shoots Aquaman with his new optic lasers. Aquaman withstands the blast, albeit with slight burns. Then, Manta steals Ya'Wara's necklace, which contains a small globe; another relic. Manta uses the globe to teleport to Shin's house.
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