(The) Final Night – 2

General Info

Issue No:
2
On Sale Date:
September 1996
Cover Date:
November 1996
Era:
Dark Age
Story Title:
Chapter Two: Darker Grows the Night

Creative Team

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

Characters

Main:
Wonder Woman (Princess Diana), Batman (Bruce Wayne), Superman (Clark Kent/Kal El), Lex Luthor
Heroes:
Martian Manhunter (J'onn J'onzz), Flash (Jay Garrick), Guardian (Jim Harper), Robin (Tim Drake), Green Lantern (Kyle Rayner), Flash (Wally West), Big Barda, Liberty Belle (Libby Lawrence), Wildcat (Ted Grant), Nightwing (Dick Grayson), Oracle (Barbara Gordon), Ray (Ray Terrill), Black Canary (Dinah Lance), Legion of Super-Heroes: Ferro (Andrew Nelson), Saturn Girl (Imra Ardeen), Brainiac 5 (Querl Dox)
Villains:
Sun-Eater, Vandal Savage
Olympians:
N/A
Amazons:
N/A
Other:
Dusk, Erica Alexandra Del Portenza, Jimmy Olsen, Doctor Kitty Faulkner, Ted Knight
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Synopsis

Lex Luthor arrives in Metropolis ready to help out during this new crisis. Superman welcomes him to the conference and he immediately sets about forming new strategies to save Earth.

Other heroes meanwhile work overtime across the globe helping out people in need. Ray saves a trapped family from a burning building, while Wonder Woman douses the flames by carrying a fire truck atop her shoulders.

In Paris, France, Batman encounters Vandal Savage, who is in the midst of stealing the Mona Lisa. Vandal tries to shoot Batman, but Superman arrives just in time to deflect the bullets. The impact still takes its toll on the Man of Steel however, whose strength is waning with the absence of yellow solar radiation.

Luthor works with Brainiac 5 of the Legion of Super-Heroes and invents a probe designed to analyse the Sun-Eater. Green Lantern flies the probe into the heart of the Sun-Eater, but is forced to abort the mission when the probe begins to overload.

Dusk wanders the snowy streets of Metropolis. A gang of hungry civilians come upon her, blaming her for bringing the Sun-Eater to Earth. Flash, Nightwing and Robin arrive to fight off the frightened mob. Dusk flees, but the mob pursues her. Suddenly, a young costumed hero named Ferro arrives on the scene and defends Dusk from the throng of desperate citizens.