"Ending Battle, Part 7: Nightfall": Superman sees the villains he's downed in Metropolis, and before him stands an even greater threat, seemingly arranged by the Master Jailer. Bizarro (now with intellect), Silver Banshee, Mongul, and Master Jailer himself. Self-declared the "Anti-Kryptonian Bri
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Synopsis for "Ending Battle, Part 7: Nightfall"
Superman sees the villains he's downed in Metropolis, and before him stands an even greater threat, seemingly arranged by the Master Jailer. Bizarro (now with intellect), Silver Banshee, Mongul, and Master Jailer himself. Self-declared the "Anti-Kryptonian Brigade", they launch into the Man of Steel full force. Mongul and Bizarro batter Superman back and forth. Superman realizes he has to think his way out of the situation.
Manchester Black, in the Kent and Lane apartment, tortures Lois, getting into her mind and telling her that her life is worthless. He shows her images of her father beating her, when it is actually Manchester beating her.
Meanwhile, Bizarro knocks Superman into the atmosphere, where Superman purposefully does a flyby with the sun and recharges, taking the fight to the equator so he can remain charged up for the long haul of the fight. Bizarro chases, and Mongul exchanges blows, but Superman dodges craftily.
Meanwhile, Steel is recovering from a neural synapse trashing, according to Natasha. He staggers to his work, attempting to do something, anything to help Superman.
Superman tires Mongul out quickly. He pounds him across the water. Banshee makes her move and makes a cry that is more piercing than ever, as she has been taught Kryptonian. Bizarro rises out of the water where Superman has knocked him, and they force him onto a nearby island, where Master Jailer traps Superman in Kryptonite- super-dense sand. Superman brings Neutron down from orbit and nukes the island. He then gathers the cloud, having dissipated or "downed" his enemies, and hurls it towards the sun.
In Metropolis, Superman streaks towards his apartment as Steel informs him that Lois is missing. He bursts in to find Lois holding a knife and catatonic, having sliced herself up. Black quips to Superman that he's late.
- This book was first published on October 16, 2002.
- Chapter Seven of the "Ending Battle" story-arc. Superman appears next in Action Comics #796.
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