52 #42

    52 » 52 #42 - Trigger Effect; The Origin of Green Arrow released by DC Comics on February 21, 2007.

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    Renee Montoya tries to find herself in Nanda Parbat.

    Ralph Dibny has reached the end of his journey in Salem, Massachusetts. Now is the moment to stand in the door of the afterlife and find his dead wife, Susan. He is hesitant upon taking on this final task. As he prepares with the helmtt of Fate, he reveals that he is aware it was Felix Faust posing as Fate. As Ralph has Faust cornered, he reveals that he had made a deal with Neron to exchange Ralph's soul for power. Neron arrives to claim Faust. Ralph stands up to him saying it's not over. As Neron flicks Ralph's ring through his heart, he lays dying. His last words are, "I got you." The spell of binding seems to still be intact. With Ralph dead, there is no way to remove it. Neron and Faust are trapped for eternity.

    Back-up story featuring the origin of Oliver Queen.



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    This is such a well conceived issue almost from beginning to end.  It only deals with two stories and at that only one very briefly, in which Renee has gone to face her fears in the cave and to see what she sees back.  Really though the main action here is in Salem, Massachusetts at the Tower of Fate.  Ralph is with the helmet of fate and finally ready to do everything which he has planned.  To say any more would really give away the twist here, or twists as there are many of them, but there is ...

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