Superman Batman – Volume 1 – 18

General Info

Issue No:
18
On Sale Date:
April 2005
Cover Date:
April 2005
Era:
Modern Age
Story Title:
Absolute Power - Part Five: "Thy Will Be Done..."

Creative Team

Cover Artist:
Carlos Pacheco, Jesus Merino
Writer:
Jeph Loeb
Penciller:
Carlos Pacheco
Inker:
Jesus Merino
Letterer:
Richard Starkings
Colourist:
Laura Martin, Larry Molinar
Editor:
Eddie Berganza, Tom Palmer, Jr. (associate)

Characters

Main:
Batman (Bruce Wayne), Superman (Clark Kent/Kal El)
Heroes:
Wonder Woman (Princess Diana), Green Arrow (Oliver Queen), Justice League of America: Aquaman (Orin), Flash (Barry Allen), Green Lantern (Hal Jordan), Martian Manhunter (J'onn J'onzz), Legion of Super-Heroes: Brainiac 5 (Querl Dox), Chameleon Man (Reep Daggle), Dream Woman (Nura Nal), Cosmic Man (Rokk Krinn), Lightning Man (Garth Ranzz), Matter-Eater Man (Tenzil Kem), Saturn Woman (Imra Ardeen)
Villains:
Ra's al Ghul, Legion of Super-Villains: Cosmic King (Laevar Bolto), Lightning Lord (Mekt Ranzz), Saturn Queen (Eve Aries), Beauty Blaze, Echo
Olympians:
N/A
Amazons:
N/A
Other:
Alfred Pennyworth, Lois Lane, Metron
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Synopsis

Superman and Batman team up with the league to take down the Legion of Super-Villains and restore the timeline. As the other heroes fall Superman is left to confront Cosmic King while Batman takes on Ra’s. Superman defeats King and sacrifices himself to save Bruce form being stabbed by Ra’s sword.

Enraged at the seeming death of Kal, Batman decapitates Ra’s and the remaining villains realise that they need to return to the time stream. But removing the sword, Superman recovers and together the two heroes take them all down.

They hand the villains over to the Legion of Super-Heroes in the 31st Century and the timeline restores itself to normal. However, Kal and Bruce retain their memories of all the horrific things they had done and a guilt ridden Superman asks Diana to see him. He rejoices in seeing her so alive and vibrant and tells her that he treasures her friendship and no mater their differences, that will never change.