- Cover Art:
- Gabe Eltaeb,
- Marguerite Bennett
- Alisson Borges,
- Alisson Borges,
- Pete Pantazis
- Taylor Esposito
- Marguerite Bennett,
- Eddie Berganza,
- Bob Harras,
Czaria: A paradise… if you’re lucky enough to live above the Veil. A girl with sick parents talks to Lobo about getting medicine for her sick parents. He tells her if you want something, you take it. Her parents get worse so she takes the weapon Lobo gave her and heads to the House of Healing above the Veil. She is caught, her guards died of disease and it’s found she is a carrier, immune to disease herself but can infect others.
Apokolips is in orbit, so those above the Veil offer her a deal, be their plague dog and they’ll cure her parents, parents she already knows are dead. She agree so she can betray them to Darkseid. They fill her with disease, pack her full of death, then send her to Apokolips. On arriving she spews disease on the guards but Desaad is immune. Desaad informs her that the Czarian High Caste have starting purging the ones below the Veil… her people, and offers to make her the Fury of Pestilence and avenge her people. She agrees.
Warworld: A large warrior world fights to the death in the Arena as Mongul and Steppenwolf watch on. She kills her opponent by ripping him in half and feeding on his internals. Her victory is celebrated. Later in the champions banquet hall Steppenwolf discusses death with her and Mongul. Steppenwolf offers her a chance to live forever as a Fury of Famine. She accepts and attacks Mongul to prove a point. She leaves with Steppenwolf.
Apokolips: An unidentified projectile nears the surface. Barda, Kazana and other warriors approach the impact point. They find a child, no a monster having killed a horde of Parademons. Weeks later she is trained with a group of other children. She kills Betta to save Eila from a beating and claims it was an accident. She is taken before Darkseid to prove her love. She kills Eila and Kazana and proclaims “I did it because I loved them, All-mighty Darkseid and if I am to be a fury, I must love only you”. Greet the Fury of War.
Mars: A healer holds her child when her world is attacked. The rages and she becomes to sick, too starved to to nurse her child. The child dies. The martians are defeated, killed or slaves. Darkseid senses her grief, an awful howling hollow in side of her. He offered her a child, a power so terrible it will be death to worlds and she would be her mother. Joy and longing to hold the child in her arms swelled in her heart, a joy so great that she accepted. And so was born the Fury of Death.
So the origins of all the furies… nice. Pestilence from Lobo’s people, Famine from Warworld, War from Starfire’s people and Death from J’onn’s people.
It was weird seeing Darkseid kiss someone. ’nuff said. Oh and War is a psycho.