Superman: The Man of Steel – Volume 1 – 117


Superman: The Man of Steel – Volume 1 – 117

General Info

Issue No:
117
On Sale Date:
August 2001
Cover Date:
October 2001
Era:
Modern Age
Story Title:
Our Worlds At War: Total Abandon

Creative Team

Cover Artist:
Doug Mahnke, Tom Nguyen
Writer:
Mark Schultz
Penciller:
Doug Mahnke
Inker:
Tom Nguyen
Letterer:
Ken Lopez
Colourist:
Wildstorm
Editor:
Eddie Berganza, Tom Palmer Jr. (assistant)

Characters

Main:
Superman (Clark Kent/Kal El)
Heroes:
Wonder Woman (Princess Diana), Maxima, Captain Marvel (Billy Batson), Captain Atom (Nathaniel Adam), Steel (John Henry Irons)
Villains:
Brainiac 13, Lena Luthor
Olympians:
N/A
Amazons:
N/A
Other:
Lex Luthor, Ignition, Faora, Kancer, Massacre, General Zod
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Comments

Diana is depicted wearing her winged suit of armour, first introduced by Christopher Priest in his Devastation story arc.

Synopsis

The alliance is falling to pieces and its individual members each make their own bids to defeat Brainiac 13 and Warworld. On Earth, President Luthor works with his enemies from Pokolistan to invade B-13’s earthly stronghold – Lexcorp Towers. Meanwhile Maxima and Massacre invade Warworld with some of the Alliance troops; it hardly goes well, but they are rescued by a group of Earth’s strongest heroes still standing.

Inside LexCorp Towers, President Luthor confronts his daughter Lena. In space, Brainiac 13 launches an energy tendril towards the Earth similar to that which has been devastating Apokolips. Seeing this, Maxima steers her vessel into its path, though her sacrifice does nothing except slow it down. At that very moment, Superman unexpectedly receives a transmission from Steel, who has been fitted with the Imperiex-derived armour which Darkseid offered to Superman. Steel surmises that Maxima had the right idea, but they need something bigger, something which Wonder Woman says she can supply.

The Amazons of Themyscira use their island to block the energy tendril. As the Amazons battle B-13’s energy, and Superman grapples with the ‘man’ himself, Luthor manages to expose the spark of humanity left in his daughter and turn her over to his side. Even as Earth’s hope begins to look more tangible, Superman and his team realize they cannot hope to damage Brainiac 13 as things stand. Superman decides to up the ante, and plunges into the heart of the sun.