Adventures of Superman – 642


Adventures of Superman – 642

General Info

Issue No:
642
On Sale Date:
July 2005
Cover Date:
September 2005
Era:
Modern Age
Story Title:
Sacrifice - Part 3: Remembrance

Creative Team

Cover Artist:
Karl Kerschl
Writer:
Greg Rucka
Penciller:
Karl Kerschl, Derec Aucoin, Cam Smith, Sean Parsons
Inker:
Karl Kerschl, Derec Aucoin, Cam Smith, Sean Parsons
Letterer:
Jared K. Fletcher
Colourist:
Tanya Horie, Richard Horie
Editor:
Eddie Berganza, Tom Palmer, Jr. (associate)

Characters

Main:
Superman (Clark Kent/Kal El)
Heroes:
Wonder Woman (Princess Diana), Batman (Bruce Wayne), Black Canary (Dinah Lance), Flash (Wally West), Green Lantern (John Stewart), Hawkman (Carter Hall), Martian Manhunter (J'onn J'onzz)
Villains:
Darkseid, Granny Goodness, Maxwell Lord
Olympians:
N/A
Amazons:
N/A
Other:
N/A
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Comments

This story continues in Wonder Woman issue 219 which featured the controversial story line whereby Diana kills Maxwell Lord to free Superman from his thrall.

Synopsis

On the Watchtower, Superman surveys the damage he has done to the body of Batman but doesn’t remember causing any of it. Wonder Woman looks on, expressing concern over the fact that one of the most powerful heroes could be controlled by someone. The Justice League meets in the conference room to review security footage – which clearly shows Superman attacking Batman unprovoked, much to the members’ horror.

Martian Manhunter concludes that Superman has suffered an implanted psychotic episode, and that he must penetrate Superman’s mind in order to remove it. In a final telepathic flash, Manhunter sees the face of Maxwell Lord clearly. Unfortunately, the effect cannot be undone.

The League decides to temporarily place Superman in a teleportation loop, while Diana returns Batman to Gotham City. However, Superman is manipulated into believing that the League are the ones under control of Max Lord, and he attacks them. He then returns to earth in order to confront his controller. Wonder Woman pursues him, hoping her ability to see the truth will aid her but Maxwell Lord already has Superman at his command.