"My Greatest Adventure": This issue is a interlaced flashback of the Kid watching as events unfold, unable to help, wandering the streets of Kurtzberg in civilian clothes, and remembering recent happenings.
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- -- Gorr
Appearing in "My Greatest Adventure"
- Doc Angel (Helen Angelico) (First appearance)
- Grokk the Living Gargoyle
- Mickey Cannon
- Serling Roquette
- Tana Moon (Deceased)
- Wild Men (Final appearance)
- Kossak the Slaver (First appearance)
Synopsis for "My Greatest Adventure"
This issue is a interlaced flashback of the Kid watching as events unfold, unable to help, wandering the streets of Kurtzberg in civilian clothes, and remembering recent happenings.
Guardian and a cadre of Cadmus soldiers arrive in Kurtzberg to investigate reports of a strange figure in the woods nearby. Kon-El looks on as he's recently lost his powers. Director Cannon has taken the Kid off of active duty considering everything that's happened. He's also called in a special doctor to examine the him.
Guardian's team now includes the "reformed" villain Heat Wave, though Guardian is not happy about it at all. Heat Wave swears he's changed, but Guardian doesn't trust him. Doc Angel is the specialist Micky has called in. She and Serling prepare to examine Kon-El, but when she asks the Kid to strip, Serling figures it's better that she leaves. Doc Angel says she won't just need to examine him but his costume as well so it may be some time before he gets it back. Kon-El had a confrontation with Hex before the examination. She decided to be a bounty hunter and left with Grokk the Living Gargoyle. The Kid also asked Guardian to train him as a field agent. Guardian responded by saying that he was just trying to prove himself and that he wasn't ready for such a thing--so he tells him to go out and experience life while he has a chance.
The Kid goes to a graveyard and has a flashback of when Tana's body was being loaded on a plane for Hawaii. Tana's parents blame Superboy for her death and Dubbilex blames himself. Dub will be accompanying the body back and has also decided to leave Cadmus permanently. Dub remarks that Tana was the Kid's link to the normal world and now he has to sort everything out and decide where he stands, just as he himself has to figure things out. Kon asks that Dub do what he has to in order for his jacket to be buried with Tana, though he cannot bring himself to say her name, almost like he's afraid if he says it than she'll truly by gone.
Kon also had a chat with the Wildmen Trio which led them to Habitat. Being as how it was abandoned, Howler claimed it in the name of King Tuftan. The Trio asks the Kid to come with them as they explore the world. Even though it's tempting, the Kid says he can't just now. All he ever wanted was to lead his super-hero life and now everything has been ripped from him. He remarks that Tana never cared about his powers, all she wanted was for him to have a normal life, but he's always considered everyday stuff too slow and boring. The Trio tells him just how remarkable the real world is and he realizes how totally clueless he is to it.
Kon-El realizes that's how he honor Tana's memory, by trying to have a normal life. Still, he wants to continue the good fight, so he tracks down Mickey (who has just convinced Doc Angel, apparently an old flame of his, to stay on at the Project for a while) and asks to see the Gadget Guru. Kon-El has some plans involving his Legion flight ring that will let him be Superboy once again. The Guru had been working on a crashed space ship recovered from the Demolition Run a the time at accidentally sets off a signal.
Far away, the signal is intercepted by an alien known as Kossak the Slaver who decides to head for Earth straight away and reclaim a lost prisoner -- and pick up some new metahuman slaves along the way.
- This story follows after the Young Justice: Sins of Youth storyline.
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