Superman – Volume 3 – 17

Superman – Volume 3 – 17

General Info

Issue No:
On Sale Date:
March 2013
Cover Date:
April 2013
New 52
Story Title:
H'el On Earth, Conclusion: Fury at World's End

Creative Team

Cover Artist:
Kenneth Rocafort
Scott Lobdell
Kenneth Rocafort
Kenneth Rocafort
Rob Leigh
Kevin Senft
Eddie Berganza, Darren Shan, Anthony Marques (assistants)


Superman (Clark Kent/Kal El)
Superboy (Kon-El), Supergirl (Kara Zor-El), Oracle (Barbara Gordon), Justice League: Wonder Woman (Princess Diana), Batman (Bruce Wayne), Cyborg (Victor Stone), Flash (Barry Allen)
Jor-El, Lex Luthor
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This story is continued from Supergirl #17.


After receiving a hit from H’El, Superman is launched into outer space. Suddenly, his trajectory is stopped by a massive figure: the Oracle. In awe by the mysterious stranger, Superman asks the Oracle why is it here. His super-senses do not detect any life signs in the Oracle. However, the Oracle fills Superman’s mind with memories of the destruction of Krypton. Confused, Superman asks the Oracle if these visions mean that H’El will succeed, but the Oracle remains silent and disappears from Superman’s sight. Deciding to ignore what happened, Superman returns to Earth.

As he re-enters Earth’s atmosphere, Superman talks with the Justice League. Batman, Flash and Cyborg have been monitoring several natural disasters happening all over Earth. Cyborg tells Superman to stop H’El.

In the Arctic, Superboy, Supergirl and Wonder Woman try to destroy H’El’s star chamber. Superboy rips the star chamber apart, but H’El already has obtained enough electromagnetic energy to power his ship and travel to the past. In that moment, Superman tackles H’El and attacks him with all his fury. Meanwhile, the injured Supergirl finds the Kryptonite shard Superman and the Justice League were looking for in their attack on the Fortress of Solitude.

H’El throws Superman aside and prepares to enter the ship, but Supergirl asks him to take her with him. However, just as Supergirl enters H’El’s ship, she stabs him with the Kryptonite shard. Both Supergirl and H’El are poisoned by the shard. Without H’El, the time portal collapses. H’El falls into the time portal while Superman takes Supergirl to the Fortress in order to cure her Kryptonite poisoning.

The Oracle watched everything from afar and is aware that what happened today will have serious consequences for Superman and every universe in the future.

In the epilogue: Jor-El was just a student exploring an old cave, when all of a sudden, he makes an astonishing discovery: a wounded H’El, with the Kryptonite shard still embedded into his chest.