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"Dances With Monsters": Day One


Quote1 Elf needs food badly. Seriously, Renee, you need to get off of me -- Quote2
-- The Question



Appearing in "Dances With Monsters"

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Synopsis for "Dances With Monsters"

Day One
Now on the Question's payroll, although not sure why, Renée Montoya begins the third week of a stakeout in front of a warehouse at 520 Kane Street in Gotham City.

In outer space, several astronauts and the former Outsider known as Halo are searching for signs of the heroes who disappeared in space during Infinite Crisis. Halo discovers a signal on the Zeta frequency, via which Adam Strange is known to travel. This sets the team into action.

In Metropolis, Booster Gold saves six-year-old Thaddeus Star after the kid falls from an elevator platform. Back at his apartment, Booster is criticized by Fire for marketing his heroic activity.

Day Three
The Question meets up with Montoya, although there is little information shared.

John Henry Irons begins suffering from hallucinations at the Steelworks. He finds his hand and part of his face have transformed into organic steel just as an explosion rips through his laboratory.

Day Four
Ralph Dibny approaches the Cult of Conner and learns about Kryptonian ceremonies that may provide visions of the afterlife. Cassie Sandsmark convinces Ralph to partake in the ritual, which involves submersion in the striped waters of the River Memon. Ralph agrees, but when he awakens, he finds that his wedding band is missing, as are the cult members.

Day Five
Montoya and the Question witness a hulking mass entering the Kane Street warehouse. They go inside and discover a green-scaled monster that attacks them. During the struggle, a crate of super-advanced weaponry is broken open. Montoya uses a hi-tech firearm to destroy the creature.

Day Seven
The Zeta Beam lands in Western Australia, depositing several previously missing super-heroes: the Green Lantern Alan Scott, Herald, Bumblebee, Hawkgirl, Cyborg, and Firestorm. Green Lantern is bleeding from his left eye, Herald has a piece of shrapnel embedded in his chest, Hawkgirl is twenty-five feet tall, and Cyborg and Firestorm are fused together.

Appearing in "The History of the DCU (Part III of X)"

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Synopsis for "The History of the DCU (Part III of X)"

Donna Troy recalls the catastrophic event known as the Crisis on Infinite Earths and the death of the Earth-One Supergirl.

Notes

  • This book was first published on May 31, 2006.
  • This issue shipped on May 31st, 2006.
  • This issue is reprinted in the 52, Volume 1 trade paperback collection.
  • Repeated references are made to Sue Dibny, who died during Identity Crisis.
  • Reference is made to Ellen Baker, the wife of Animal Man.
  • This issue features the final appearance of Mal Duncan as Herald. He soon changes his name to Vox and become a member of the Doom Patrol.
  • The "History of the DCU" segment features cameo flashbacks of many heroes and villains who appeared during the Crisis on Infinite Earths event.

Trivia

  • The title to this issue, "Dances with Monsters", is a play on the title of the 1990 film Dances with Wolves.
  • The ticker-tape at the bottom of the cover reads, "Montoya vs. A Monster ... Who survived the Rann-Thanagar War? ... Cult of Connor: Way of Life or Way of Death! ..."



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