Written by Greg Rucka; co-feature written by James Robinson & Greg Rucka Art by Pere P rez; co-feature art by CAFU Cover by CAFU When Lois tries to run the story that will clear Flamebird and Nightwing once and for all, she finds herself blocked at every turn. With the world's anti-Kryptonian sentiment escalating to a near-frenzy, not even being General Lane's daughter will keep her safe! Plus, to the shock and horror of Flamebird, the problems with Nightwing's uncontrolled aging reach a critical juncture! And in part 6 of the new co-feature, Captain Atom squares off against his old adversary Major Force just as some troubling memories start to resurface – one word: Monarch! On sale December 9 o 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US
Publication date: February 2010
Captain Atom takes out Major Force, and then he and Mon-El discuss who Mon-El is and what he’s doing as they travel to the Justice League satellite. There they talk with Starfire, with Captain Atom remembering more of his career, including his time on the Wildstorm earth, and some of his time as Monarch. But the rest of the League shows up, calling him a fugitive from the U.S. Military.
Divine Spark Part 2
Dr. Hoshi and Thara watch as Dr. Pillings tries to treat Chris’ rapid aging. After Dr. Hoshi leaves, he ups the level of the tests, causing massive pain to Chris, and stressing Thara. After an hour, the Dr. has some results, but needs more time, but the power drain might be attracting the authorities. He ups the power, hurting Chris more. Thara has had enough, and transforms into the real Flamebird, setting fire to the Dr. But she is surprised when he not only survives, but responds in Kryptonese. While recognizing him as Jax-Ur, she realizes she has to trust him to help Chris. Jax-Ur does something to her, but says she won’t remember any of this. After Thara returns to normal, the experiments are done, and a few more hours pass. Dr. Pillings invites Dr. Light to rejoin them, and provide the light power to restore Chris to his normal adult age. But he will need a device on his arm to prevent more burst aging. Meanwhile, Lois gets called into Perry’s office, and he tells her that the story she’s been working on has leaked out, and she’s being accused of collaboration and treason. As they talk, they see agents arriving to arrest Lois. She runs, and with help from Steve Lombard, manages to grab her laptop and flee, making it to the stairway. But they catch up to her there and taser her. Later, she is interrogated by her father, who makes his position very clear by shooting her laptop, but then has her released. Back in Perry’s office, they discuss the story. Perry can’t print it, but encourages her to take other actions to pursue it, so she quits.
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