"The Harvest, Part Three": Zod stands in front of the White House triumphant. The last pockets of resistance in the world are acceding to his demands. Ignition asks him how he feels. Zod doesn't say fulfilled, but he does say it feels good.
Appearing in "The Harvest, Part Three"
- Blackhawk Air Corps
- Captain Marvel
- Doctor Fate
- Martian Manhunter
- Plastic Man
- Wonder Woman
Synopsis for "The Harvest, Part Three"
Zod stands in front of the White House triumphant. The last pockets of resistance in the world are acceding to his demands. Ignition asks him how he feels. Zod doesn't say fulfilled, but he does say it feels good.
In the White House, Lois Lane stands to be a witness to the execution of Luthor, and then Pete Ross. Zod gives her a moment to take Luthor's last words. She tells Luthor that she doesn't wish him death, even though he knows Clark's secret (or she thinks he does). She tells him to talk, and tries to touch his head, but her hand goes through. Lex is a hologram.
In space, heading for the sun, Luthor wishes he could see Lois's face as he is wearing a green and purple battle suit. He then approaches Superman in Zod's armor, which is now melting. Luthor takes Superman into his vessel, and mocks Zod for leaving him in the armor, letting him live. He puts his hand to Superman's throat and squeezes, while he is weak, but decide not to. Blackhawk jets arrive, and attack the ship. Superman wakes, and Luthor starts to fill him in. They streak back towards Earth.
On Earth, Zod rewards his Blackhawk search teams for their strong attempts, though they failed, by allowing them to end their own lives.
Luthor re-awakens Superman at their crash site, on the orbiting Stryker's Island facility. They are surrounded by some of Superman's worst enemies, Mongul, Banshee, Metallo, and among others.
Meanwhile, Zod surveys the UN troops in Pokolistan that he is demolishing. Faora consoles him, for he is upset that he did not kill Superman. Faora asks him why he's kept Superman's face, and he cannot reply.
Superman laments that Zod has already won by putting on his suit and almost killed him. Metallo wonders why he should take off Superman's Zod armor, but he does anyway, realizing the threat that they face. Superman tries to thank Lex for saving him, but Lex refuses, berating Superman for somehow getting into and tampering with his mind, his one precious, inviolate asset. He promises revenge. Although Luthor promise in working with Superman in which they assemble an army from the inmates. Luthor offers them pardons, but they don't put much stock into them. Superman offers them survival, and this they understand. Superman, weakened, pleads with them to stop Zod from doing things even they cannot imagine.
Zod starts to send Blackhawks to the sun to stop Superman from energizing, and he starts to order the execution of all of the other metahumans when Superman and Stryker's Island come crashing to Earth. Zod realizes that this is his final underestimation.
- This book was first published on June 4, 2003.
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