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"Metropolitan Rapture": The story opens with a number of apparently sleeping people being bathed in a green light. Captions ask the reader to imagine being asleep and always knowing that you will wake up, but this time to imagine that it will not happen. At that point the focus is on Clark Kent,

Quote1 Maxima! Massacre! Grayven! Mongal! Starfire! and... Adam Strange?! What Hellish conspiracy is this?!! Quote2
-- Superman

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Synopsis for "Metropolitan Rapture"

The story opens with a number of apparently sleeping people being bathed in a green light. Captions ask the reader to imagine being asleep and always knowing that you will wake up, but this time to imagine that it will not happen. At that point the focus is on Clark Kent, who is among those being abducted by the green light, who is waking up wondering what has happened. As the hundreds of people around him wake up, they land on a foreign floor somewhere. Confused, some believe that it is the rapture which starts more than a few fights within the confused mass. Clark finds a large column near the center of the room and climbs it. He realizes that there are millions of people in the room. He scans the area using his x-ray and telescopic vision and finds Lois, Maggie Sawyer, and Jimmy Olsen, along with many other Metropolis citizens trying to keep order.

Clark climbs down and makes his way though the crowd to find Lois. He tells her that he had to go and find out who abducted all of Metropolis' citizens and she needed to organize her fellow citizens. As he is telling her where she could find the people he had seen from the column, their apparent alien captors showed up, demanding all city officials and metahumans to present themselves. Saying that he believed they were in a prison camp, Clark left Lois to find the alien leaders.

Clark eventually found a wall, and tore it open to enter a maintenance corridor. He surprised an alien and knocked him out to take his uniform as a disguise. However, at that point he noticed that he was in an airlock and outside the ship there was no sign of Earth. Suddenly a security patrol found him and he realized he would have trouble.

Back in the holding cell, Lois has found Maggie Sawyer and Jimmy Olsen. Although there is some infighting among the people, Lois takes control and tells the aliens that they would need to provide some basic human needs. Because she is the first reasonable person to speak, the aliens tell her that she will speak for all of Metropolis. Back in the airlock, Superman is now fighting an alien horde. Realizing that they are all wearing space suits and would not die, he uses his heat vision to open up the airlock. The aliens continue to fire at him and open a breach in the hull. Realizing that he is endangering the ship, he heals it with his heat vision and knows he must do something else.

Back inside the ship, a group consisting of Maxima, Massacre, Grayven, Mongal, Starfire, and Adam Strange greet him. Thinking that they are behind some conspiracy to attack the Earth, he readies to fight them. However, they stop him, claiming that Imperiex is coming and they needed Metropolis clear of citizens. Still unbelieving, Superman almost begins to fight them, when Adam Strange teleports him one hundred trillion light years away to where Maxima's home planet of Almerac once was. In its place, however, was just empty space. Adam Strange explained that Imperiex did this and it was urgent that they save the Earth from the same fate. He then teleports Superman back to Earth after promising him that his friends will be taken care of on the ship and taking a secret message to Lois.

In Metropolis, Superman realizes that the city is under an occupation of an alien force. With a large BOOM the planet of Apokolips appears above the city. Superman then knows that the commander of the alliance could only be Darkseid.



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The events from this issue or series are related to Our Worlds at War, during which Imperiex-Prime, a galactic giant attempted the complete annihilation of the Universe, with the nexus point being Earth.
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