|Story/s:||The Kryptonian part six|
The World Army and the new Wonders amass near the reactor creating the planetary Boom Tube. They know Sloan and Holt are prisoners in there being mind controlled by Bedlam. Queen Marella (Aquawoman) plans with Batman what to do. She volunteers to be the one to take down Bedlam, using Flash’s speed to get her to him. All they need is a whole in the defenses so Flash can safely run through while carrying Queen Marella.
So they make a hole by attacking full force to make that hole.
Elsewhere Val and the fake Superman are fighting, when Val let’s it slip he’s stopping him from getting to his friends. Superman make a beeline for the Boom Tube generator. Red Torpedo intercepts and stalls him long enough for Val to grab him. They land smack bang in the middle of the fight and Superman hits Val with such force it flattens everyone in a radius around them. And voila the hole the Flash needed.
They find Badlam and the ones he’s controlling. Queen Marella confronts Bedlam and is hit out of the building. He goes to control her mind but he can’t feel it… he can’t understand why he can’t feel. In that moment of confusion Queen Marella uses her gift with water to give him a stroke. Free of Bedlam control Sloan, Holt and Mr Miracle close down the Boom Tube and destroy the machine.
All seems won until they remember Superman. He is attacking Val, but as he touches Val the more he touches him the more he starts to… crumble. AS the fight continues he crumbles more and more until Red Tornado tears him apart, leaving a pile of dust.
We then discover Bedlam is gone and so too are those who he controlled to create the Boom Tube.
Epilogue in Puerto Rico: Bedlam is with his 3 master minds (Sloan, Holt and Mr Miracle) and now also with Fury and Big Barda also obviously under his control. He plans to unleash them and ‘the four from below’.
As “Superman” crumbles he starts talking in “me am Superman” type sentences and his S falls and flips on his chest. An obvious homage to Bizarro.