"Grounded": Mr. Majestic descends from the sky into a local Metropolis diner, walking in and sitting down. Inside, he orders every breakfast special on the menu, and crushes a pencil into diamonds to pay for it.
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Synopsis for "Grounded"
Mr. Majestic descends from the sky into a local Metropolis diner, walking in and sitting down. Inside, he orders every breakfast special on the menu, and crushes a pencil into diamonds to pay for it.
Superman walks in and sits down, talking to Majestic. They speak of how he is scaring people and the other heroes, how he needs to tone it down a little, or people will not regard him highly. He counters that the superheroes of this universe are too liberal and soft, and that perhaps a stronger hand is needed. Majestic does note, however, that he's emptied the diner.
He talks with Superman about the device he's building to harness the time storm's residual energies and go home. Superman says that the project is frightening the world, as no one really knows what it is for. He says that he'll have to leave sooner rather than later, then, and leaves.
He does, and the scene pans back to show the JLA on site to deal with Majestic if anything goes wrong, along with a huge police line. Superman gives Green Lantern his ring back, telling him Majestic wanted to give it back.
Majestic goes to work on his project.
Eradicator arrives, and begins to pummel Majestic. Majestic prepares to finish Eradicator off, but Eradicator puts his armor to use, showing a new system that looks a lot like the "religious fanatic" Eradicator suit over the current Eradicator's design.
Majestic is about to have his ribs broken, so he reroutes the biological circuitry of the Eradicator. Eradicator, knowing he is about to be destroyed, self-destructs, taking Majestic's project with him.
Cut to a flashback scene of Majestic examining a relic of the old wars, far from his Earth. He says that the Daemonites had breached the dimensional gateway and found a way through the Bleed, and like a fool, he re-activated the gate. He stays to study the device for a few weeks, growing a beard.
A large creature enters through the gateway, grabs Majestic, and pulls him through, noting that he is a Kheran, and thus the enemy.
Two weeks later, in Napier Rise, a suburb of Metropolis, a man named Jim McArest, who looks suspiciously like Majestic in a civilian garb, arrives to let a room from a woman with a young son.
- This book was first published on June 4, 2004.
- This issue is collected in the "Majestic: Strange New Visitor" trade.
- The cover to this issue is a homage to the iconic cover to Superman #1.
- The name "Jim McArest" is an anagram for 'Mr. Majestic'.
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