|Story/s:||Power and Glory part one|
We open to a defeated Superman to a mystery foe. Then a near dead Superman in space and some lights surround him and he’s gone.
Then we cross to Clark Kent at the Daily Planet. Clark has an invitation to something called Infinity Corporation on his old desk.
Meanwhile at The Maw (Metropolis super max prison) someone or something is being smuggled out by someone who can control peoples actions/thoughts.
Superman arrives at Infinity Corporation as the invitation turned out to be secretly for Superman. An invitation sent by someone called Vincent. We enter a room full of dead Supermen. Vincent says there is another one coming and that he looks alive. A Superman appears near death and tells Superman “… Don’t Trust Him…” and dies. Superman demands an explanation. Vincent explains they are trying to save his life.
What ever was stolen from the Maw is now being placed at the new Metropolis Clean Energy Power Plant.
At the United Nations building in New York, Aquaman is addressing the room regarding their concerns of Atlantis’ advanced technology. He’s explaining the surface world has nothing the underwater world want so they are not a threat, regardless of the lack of trade agreements.
Back to Superman and Vincent, Vincent goes on to explain Superman’s death in the near future is part of extinction level ripple effect that will kill everything and everyone. That he believes if Superman stays alive and isn’t killed everyone will be saved.
Turns out Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Flash and Batman have been ‘invited’ to the Power Plant. It’s a trap, the stolen item from Maw is Parasite, a very very hungry Parasite. The Parasite goes on to absorb Green Lanterns power ring’s green power and the Flash’s Speed Force. Batman is down after trying to save Flash. He then grows and eats Wonder Woman. Superman swoops in and saves Wonder Woman. Green Lantern goes in for the attack only to run out of power. In an attempt to save him Superman is capture by Parasite along with Wonder Woman and Green Lantern. Parasite then starts absorbing more Speed Force as Flash tried to escape and that when Cyborg intervenes.
Mid battle a wormhole to OA opens and GL sucked in and Flash accidently as well.
Batman and Cyborg use the power plant to drain Parasite of his power. Superman realises this was all a set up by the Infinity Corporation. We they BOOM tube over to the offices location, there is nothing there. While investigating a giant space craft descends on New York and Superman exclaims “It’s Him, It’s Really Him…”
He claims to be the God Rao and he’s come to save earth.
The God Rao hey… this sounds interesting. I have a feeling when GL got sucked into wormhole to Oa that Flash’s interference will send them both off course. I’m curious what Wonder Womans ‘voices’ were all about. A latent power maybe, or a warning of things to come. I probably went into more detail then needed for fight, but I was excited seeing the team in action again after a decade of not reading Justice League titles.