Supergirl tells Wonder Woman that she is going to find a cure for cancer in order to save the life of a five-year-old boy. Wonder Woman goes through extreme lengths to illustrate how there are some human ailments for which there is no c
Supergirl tells Wonder Woman that she is going to find a cure for cancer in order to save the life of a five-year-old boy. Wonder Woman goes through extreme lengths to illustrate how there are some human ailments for which there is no cure. Undeterred however, Supergirl continues on her quest.
After sifting through some of the JLA's files, she decides to contact Mitchell Shelley -- the Resurrection Man. She finds him in Montana and inquires as to whether his ability to return from the dead could yield the cure that she seeks. Shelley admires her determination, but otherwise thinks that she is on fool's journey. Regardless, he gets roped into her scheme and together they seek out Professor Alphonse Luzano, the criminal scientist whose work with Tektites yielded a radical change in Shelley's physiology.
Supergirl breaks into the Garrett Federal Pentitentiary in Pendroy, Montana and frees Luzano. She promises the guards that she will bring him back when she is done with him.
After breaking Doctor Luzano out of prison, Supergirl regroups with Mitchell Shelley. Shelley again tries to convince her that her course of action will not work, but Kara refuses to allow him to discourage her. She is determined to find a cure for cancer and save the life of a terminally ill boy named Thomas. She brings them to a laboratory and lines the roof with lead so that he cousin Superman cannot keep tabs on her.
Luzano works in the lab for several days, but not on a cure for cancer. He replicates the Tektites in Mitch Shelley's body and infuses them into his own. His body coursing with new found abilities, Doctor Luzano attacks Supergirl and Resurrection Man. Supergirl and Luzano trade blows and destroy most of the laboratory. Finally, Supergirl physically removes the Tektites in Luzano's system and his body shuts down.
Superman arrives soon after and tells Kara that he had been looking for her. He tells his cousin that her efforts are being wasted. Thomas is dead.
Mister and Mrs. Price are besides themselves with grief over the sudden death of their young son, Thomas. Superman does his best to resuscitate him, but all is lost.
Supergirl arrives with Resurrection Man, and wants to use the Resurrection Man's blood in the hopes of bringing Thomas back to life. Superman is very much against the idea. Even if he were brought back to life, he wouldn't be the same. Mister and Mrs. Price are likewise against the idea.
Supergirl grabs Mrs. Price and flies off to a high mountaintop. She tells her of her origin and explains how her parents did everything they could to save her life. Mrs. Price understands what Supergirl is trying to tell her, and agrees to use the Resurrection Man's blood on her son.
They return to the hospital and inject Thomas Price's corpse with the nanite infected blood. They wait several minutes, but nothing happens. Thomas is still dead.
- Supergirl (Volume 5) #28
- Supergirl (Volume 5) #29
- Supergirl (Volume 5) #30
- Supergirl (Volume 5) #31
- Supergirl (Volume 5) #32
- Supergirl (Volume 5) #33
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Links and References
- Supergirl article at Wikipedia
- Supergirl (Volume 5) series index at DCU Guide
- Supergirl (Volume 5) series index at Comicbookdb.com
- Supergirl (Volume 5) series index at the Grand Comics Database Project
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