Heroes in Crisis – 2

General Info

Issue No:
2
On Sale Date:
October 2018
Cover Date:
December 2018
Era:
DC Universe
Story Title:
Part 2 - Then I Became Superman

Creative Team

Cover Artist:
Clay Mann, Ryan Sook (variant)
Writer:
Tom King
Penciller:
Clay Mann, Travis Moore
Inker:
Clay Mann, Travis Moore
Letterer:
Clayton Cowles
Colourist:
Tomeu Morey
Editor:
Jamie S. Rich, Brittany Holzherr (associate)

Characters

Main:
Harley Quinn (Harleen Quinzel), Booster Gold (Michael Jon Carter), Wonder Woman (Princess Diana), Batman (Bruce Wayne), Superman (Clark Kent/Kal El), Flash (Barry Allen)
Heroes:
N/A
Villains:
Penguin (Oswald Cobblepot)
Olympians:
N/A
Amazons:
N/A
Other:
Lois Lane, Poison Ivy (Pamela Isley)
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Synopsis

Harley Quinn requests sanctuary in one of the Penguin’s safe houses knowing that Wonder Woman, Superman and Batman will be hunting her down.

Meanwhile The “Trinity” are attending an autopsy undertaken by Batman on the corpse of Captain Atom. Superman says that knowing Bruce, he must have built some secret fail-safe into The Sanctuary that would enable him to glean clues as to what happened during the massacre there. But Batman replies that he purposely ensured that the videos recorded at The Sanctuary were always deleted immediately afterwards, to enable heroes to open up without fear of their darkest fears and secrets becoming known. Superman finds that hard to believe and suggest that he always prepares for any eventuality and that he probably has some Kryptonite in his utility belt right now – which Bruce vehemently denies.

Wonder Woman tells them to focus back on the task at hand and Batman discovers a pair of false teeth in the throat of the dead hero.

Meanwhile, Booster Gold wakes up in a field, having recovered from the stab wound inflicted upon him by Harley Quinn and decides his best course of action is to find the Flash, who can use his scientific know-how to determine whether it had been Harley or Booster that had killed everyone. Skeets however is not sure that is the right course of action.

Elsewhere Wonder Woman, Batman and Superman burst into the safe-house that Harley has been hiding in. She seems unsurprised however and tells them that she asked one of the most talkative villains for a safe-house knowing he would spill the beans.

She walks up to Diana and hugs her, saying that she knows they probably don’t believe her protestations of innocence and the fact that Booster had been responsible for the murders. But as she talks she secretly removes the Amazon’s golden lasso and suddenly ensnares Batman by the throat. Bound by it he has to tell the truth as she asks him whether he has any Kryptonite in his belt. He reveals he does and she takes it, preventing Superman advancing, before making her escape with it.

In Coast City Booster Gold begins to ask Flash for help, saying about how he is unsure whether he is responsible for the massacre that killed Wally and the rest of the heroes. A puzzled Flash races to the Sanctuary to see for himself before returning enraged, intent on beating Booster Gold to death. Meanwhile Superman is scanning the horizon for Harley when he suddenly see the fight, racing off to prevent Barry killing Booster Gold.

In Metropolis, Lois Lane receives a package containing one of the confessional videos recorded at the Sanctuary, this one made by Arsenal, with a note promising more will be made public soon. And unknown to her this includes one where Clark is speaking to camera about his secret identity as Superman!