""Tangent: Superman's Reign - Chapter 8"": In Metropolis, Superman and Power Girl have just met their Tangent counterparts. Superman initially thinks that they have come to help, but the Tangent Superman is adamant - from now on, things will be done his way, regardless of the feelings of her
Appearing in "Tangent: Superman's Reign - Chapter 8"
- Flash (New Earth)
- Green Lantern (Hal Jordan)
- Green Lantern (John Stewart)
- Atom (Earth-9)
- Black Canary (New Earth)
- Black Lightning (New Earth)
- Power Girl
- New Earth
- The Superman's Fortress
- Castle Bat
- Green Lantern's Lantern (Earth-9)
- Green Lantern Ring
Synopsis for "Tangent: Superman's Reign - Chapter 8"
In Metropolis, Superman and Power Girl have just met their Tangent counterparts. Superman initially thinks that they have come to help, but the Tangent Superman is adamant - from now on, things will be done his way, regardless of the feelings of heroes or governments. When Superman tries to stop him, Tangent Superman throws a bus at him. When Power Girl tries to apprehend the Tangent characters, Tangent Orion teleports them away. The two New Earth heroes immediately fly away: Tangent Superman mentioned going to Washington...
On Earth-9, the Outsiders have freed the other heroes from the Tangent Fortress of Solitude. Now they have heard that the Superman of Earth-9 has somehow travelled to New Earth. Batman is determined to go back and stop him, but there is a problem: travel between the universes required a completed circuit between the New Earth Green Lanterns and the Tangent Green Lantern. The Superman was only able to travel through his incredible powers in conjunction with the stolen Green lantern rings and the power of the Tangent magician called Orion. Batman is already formulating a plan to create another link between the two universes.
In New Earth Washington, the Tangent heroes are are amazed at the similarities in the White House. The Tangent Superman withstands the soldiers defending the White House, but the three Tangent superhumans are attacked by Superman and Power Girl. Superman is about to defeat his counterpart, but Tangent Orion attacks Superman with his magical Negative Men. Tangent Superman then returns to his task of destroying the White House, but Superman breaks free... too late. The White House has been destroyed, though the Tangent Superman was careful to protect the occupants. However, this is not enough, and Tangent destroys the Capitol Building is also destroyed as the Superman harnesses the building's own electrical reserves. Having symbolically 'destroyed' the American government, Orion teleports them away.
On Earth-9, the heroes have come up a plan to travel back to New Earth. Also, Batman has a plan to get the one weapon that will help them. It requires the help of Manhunter...
Appearing in "History Lesson - Chapter 8"
- King Arthur (Earth-9)
- Merlin (Earth-9)
Synopsis for "History Lesson - Chapter 8"
At the Nightwing complex, Guy Gardner is shocked by the Nightwing agents' assumption that he will blindly join them. They cannot believe that he is so passive, but want him to tell them about the Batman.
Guy cannot believe they want the Batman's help, since he is based in London. His origin is supposedly tied to the Arthurian Round Table, and a knight named Sir William. However, Sir William has been removed from all versions of the Arthurian legend since Sir Thomas Mallory - because Sir William was corrupted by the magic of Morgan le Fay and tried to rebel against King Arthur. After he broke free of Morgan le Fay's magic, he was condemned by Merlin to be imprisoned in his stronghold, Castle Bat, on the British coast, until he had somehow atoned for his sins.
Although trapped within the castle, the undying Sir William was able to send out his spirit, protected by his armor, as the Batman, protector of London, referred to as the Dark Knight.
Jennifer Hayden thinks that he would be invaluable, but Guy doesn't want to be involved anymore - he is wary of Superman's power. Jennifer remarks that "he's Superman, not God." Guy, however, has a different theory...
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