Kneel Before...
General Information
Series: Superman: Birthright
Issue Number: 11
First Published: July 2004
Previous Issue: Superman: Birthright #10
Next Issue: Superman: Birthright #12

Synopsis for "Kneel Before..."Edit

Van-gar orders his men to open fire on a crowd of innocents. With Luthor's kryptonite-web still sapping his energy, Superman charges Van-gar's troops before they can fire. When Superman accuses him and his men of being actors, Van-gar beats downs the weakened hero and whispers to him they're not in it for the money. They know Luthor is right and that Superman will turn on those weaker than him. A giant mobile tank with a huge metal S-shield barrels toward more people. Superman tears the giant metal "S" off the tank and dives in front of a lone child just before he is hit by an energy blast, blocking it with the shield and saving the child. Jimmy Olsen captures a photo of Superman blocking the energy blast and broadcasts it to every news station in the world.

Upon seeing the iconic footage of Superman shielding the child being broadcast, Luthor loses his temper. His private army mobilizes downstairs with advanced weaponry, ready to repel the invaders. Despite his general's pleas, Luthor orders him to hold. He then contacts Van-gar and tells him he has 60 seconds to break Superman's spine, and Van-gar obliges. Meanwhile, Lois sneaks back into the LexCorp building, which Luthor ordered abandoned. She sees Luthor giving orders to his men over his tele-screen and grabs his priceless shard of the kryptonite with the "S" engraving out of its energy core, disabling the entire machine. However she neglects Luthor, who emerges from the shadows behind her.

Appearing in "Kneel Before..."Edit

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  • Van-gar

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