"Death & the Family": Lana's on the phone with Perry, who is upset she's got a third doctor's appointment this week. Before her call finishes or she even gets out of her apartment building, she collapses with blood pouring from her eyes, nose and mouth, and there's some kind of insect crawling o
- No. They're not around. Lana is... was my family here. I have no one else right now. Not after... not after all I've been through.
- -- Supergirl
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Synopsis for "Death & the Family"
Lana's on the phone with Perry, who is upset she's got a third doctor's appointment this week. Before her call finishes or she even gets out of her apartment building, she collapses with blood pouring from her eyes, nose and mouth, and there's some kind of insect crawling on her cell phone. Banshee-Supergirl and the Silver Banshee scream at each other as the events of the last issue are recapped. Supergirl, possessed by some spirit, tells Silver Banshee they hid the artifacts in people (and killed them when they had to), in order to keep them hidden from her. Silver Banshee has one of these artifacts, which allowed her to track the others, and Banshee-Supergirl wants to see it. And then some kind of small dog figurine with four slashes on it pops out of Silver Banshee's stomach.
Apparently all the items were hidden not as a curse, but as a test for prospective clan leaders. Henderson punches Banshee-Supergirl, which somehow works because he has an artifact in his hand. Supergirl tries to kick the spirits out of her body but fails. Henderson then says since the spirits are tied to the artifacts, they can "be used against" them. He then stabs a knife right through his hand (and the artifact embedded therein) and Supergirl breaks free of the spirits.
Silver Banshee then wails and it... disperses the spirits. She uses some magic to remove the artifacts from Henderson's hand, and tells him she owes him a debt. Supergirl and Henderson talk on the rooftops, and Henderson sounds like he wants to form... the SCU. Supergirl hears something about Lana and flies away.
Kara arrives at the hospital, but it's too late, Lana has died. Kara tries to talk to the doctor about Lana's medical problem and then rushes into the morgue to find Lana covered in a cocoon crawling with more insects.
- This book was first published on January 27, 2010.
The title of this issue easily confuses readers with Batman: A Death in the Family
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