"Wail of the Banshee!": Artemisia, a young lady who works for the Daily Planet, goes through her day in scorn of the world around her for not being as orderly as she would like. As she arrives home after lamenting Metropolis, she shoos off some kids, enters the house, yells at her roommate,
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Artemisia, a young lady who works for the Daily Planet, goes through her day in scorn of the world around her for not being as orderly as she would like. As she arrives home after lamenting Metropolis, she shoos off some kids, enters the house, yells at her roommate, and hears a voice telling Lucy that Artemisia will make a better host. The Silver Banshee screams through the room and takes Artemisia.
Jack Ryder, meanwhile, tries to explain why he encouraged a woman's son into a battle that got him killed. He fails.
Banshee finds a crowd of trick or treaters, and slaughters them all. Superman hears the screaming, and he finds her choking the last kid. He tells her to let the girl go, and she figures out that Superman's fear is losing people. He grabs Banshee by the neck and threatens to pop it off her neck. She says to him that he isn't serious, and Superman says that he is. Banshee throws the woman high up into the air. Superman goes to rescue her, and when he gets back down to find Banshee is gone.
Silver Banshee walks into a bar and finds a whole bunch of adults in costumes. Jack Ryder's alter ego, the Creeper, comes up on her and punches her in the nose. In response, she shows Ryder his fear, shuts the door of the bar, and lights the place on fire. Superman busts in, blows out the fire, and freezes Creeper and Banshee together with his ice breath. Superman frees Creeper, who turns back into Ryder, shaken.
Elsewhere, Doomsday comes upon a child trying to save a cat from a tree. Doomsday brings the cat down, examining how it makes him feel in words. The child identifies Doomsday, and Doomsday smashes the child and the kitty to death on the pavement before walking off, pondering the nature of good deeds.
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