|Story/s:||The Dark Age part 4|
As HawkGirl carries Batman, Sato and Queen Marella to the Batcave they are pursued by a large squadron of parademons. Queen Marella jumps into a storm cloud and uses her powers over water to drain the cloud and drown the parademons in mid air. Meanwhile Batman is have troubles holding Sato… obviously his strength serum is running out.
Queen Marella leaves them to protect her Atlantis but gives Batman a shell should he need her help. So the three (Batman, Major Sato and HawkGirl) continue on to Gotham. To the Batcave.
They arrive at the Cave to find Red Arrow, Dr Fate, Red Tornado, Jimmy Olsen and Val. Fate is still in some sort of trance. Lois is 100% sure that thing posing as Superman is not Kal/Clark. Val is hyperventilating as he’s lived most of his life in a capsule. He was one of 4 send when Krypton exploded. He ended up trapped in the capsule for most of his life it would seem. Turns out he’s now Agoraphobic.
Meanwhile out side, the evil Superman has order with parademons destroy every house of worship, every monument to false gods. For to him there is only one god… there is only DARKSEID.
Back in the Batcave Lois tries to talk to Val, to explain he needs not be afraid that of his powers (as Terry has obviously made him) and that he is needed. that he needs to go outside. That Superman had the same fears of hurting people but he overcome them, learnt control. She convinces him it’s safe, so he goes outside.
So Val is scared of his Kryptonian powers. Not a good start. And what’s this about 4 capsules. What I miss. I know of Superman, Supergirl, now Val…. so who’s the fourth Earth-2 Kryptonian? If you know please let me know in the comments. Thanks. The impressively powerful “AquaWoman” has left which is a blow to the team, but I’m sure her kingdom needs her.
I still want to know how HawkGirl escaped Casablanca. Did I miss a page in a previous issue? Hope not.