(The) Final Night – 1

General Info

Issue No:
1
On Sale Date:
September 1996
Cover Date:
November 1996
Era:
Dark Age
Story Title:
Chapter One: Dusk

Creative Team

Cover Artist:
Stuart Immonen, Jose Marzan, Jr.
Writer:
Karl Kesel
Penciller:
Stuart Immonen
Inker:
Jose Marzan, Jr.
Letterer:
Gaspar Saladino
Colourist:
Lee Loughridge
Editor:
Dan Thorsland, Ali Morales (assistant)

Characters

Main:
Dusk, Superman (Clark Kent/Kal El), Legion of Super-Heroes: Gates (Ti'julk Mr'asz), Saturn Girl (Imra Ardeen), Cosmic Boy (Rokk Krinn), Spark (Ayla Ranzz), Brainiac 5 (Querl Dox), Ultra Boy (Jo Nah)
Heroes:
Wonder Woman (Princess Diana), Batman (Bruce Wayne), Robin (Tim Drake), Jade (Jennifer Lynn-Hayden), Green Lantern (Kyle Rayner), Impulse (Bart Allen), Blue Beetle (Ted Kord), Booster Gold (Michael Carter), Doctor Light (Kimiyo Hoshi), Firestorm (Ronnie Raymond), Flash (Wally West), Gypsy (Cynthia Reynolds), Zan, Jayna, The Ray (Ray Terrill), Superboy (Kon-El), Big Barda, Mister Miracle (Scott Free), Takion (Joshua Saunders), Doctor Polaris (Neal Emerson), Fire (Beatriz da Costa), Icemaiden (Tora Olafsdotter), Warrior (Guy Gardner), Wildcat (Ted Grant), Amazing Man (Will Everett III), Maxima, Captain Marvel (Billy Batson), Captain Marvel, Jr. (Freddy Freeman), Mary Marvel (Mary Batson), Martian Manhunter (J'onn J'onzz), Alpha Centurion (Marcus Aelius), Phantom Stranger, Captain Atom (Nathaniel Adam) Steel (John Henry Irons), Spectre, Sentinel (Alan Scott), Black Canary (Dinah Lance)
Villains:
Sun-Eater
Olympians:
N/A
Amazons:
N/A
Other:
Lex Luthor, Erica Alexandra Del Portenza, Maggie Sawyer, Dan Turpin, Jimmy Olsen, Amanda Waller, Doctor Kitty Faulkner
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Synopsis

An alien space vessel crash-lands on Earth just off the West River in Metropolis. A woman named Dusk emerges only to find Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes standing before her. Saturn Girl uses her telepathy to translate the frightened woman’s thoughts. Dusk warns them that an entity known as a Sun-Eater is en route to this star system. When it arrives, it will consume all of the energy from the sun, thus destroying all life on the planet Earth.

Superman calls together a special convention of superheroes. Attending are members of the JLA (past and present), the Legion, the Marvel Family and many others. Mister Miracle decides to create an over-sized Boom Tube to funnel the Sun-Eater to an unoccupied domain. The Sun-Eater overloads the Boom Tube and the plan fails.

The next strategy involves the creation of a secondary sun to act as a lure for the Sun-Eater. All of the energy-based heroes pour their powers into the creation of a new sun, but this too proves to be a fruitless endeavor.

Elsewhere, Lex Luthor decides that it is time to step up and lend a hand.