Desperate Climax; Secrets of the Temple last edited by pikahyper on 12/22/18 06:57AM View full history

Here it is! Gerry Conway’s stunning climax to the saga of Despero!

Desperate Climax

The Batman grimly awaits Despero's emergence from the Flame of Py'Tar. Emersion in the Flame of Py'Tar has caused Despero to grow in size, and power. The second Despero steps foot outside the Flame of Py'Tar, the Batman attacks. A pitched battle ensues. The Vixen desperately tries to revive the Justice League of America. The Vixen explains the Batman's strategy for defeating Despero. Vibe balks at confronting Despero. Vibe rants that the all-new Justice League of America has no chance at defeating Despero. Steel sets Vibe straight. The Justice League of America turn away from Vibe, to confront Despero.

Vibe wrestles with his fear, and self-doubt, before following the Justice League of America. The Batman, having been defeated, regains consciousness, bound to a pillar. The Batman taunts Despero, declaring that no matter what Despero does, Despero will lose. Enraged, Despero attacks the Batman. The Vixen attacks Despero, to draw him away from the Batman. Steel strikes Despero, but injuries sustained in their previous encounter incapacitate Steel The Gypsy aids Steel in withdrawing from the battlefield. The Gypsy turns herself, and Steel, invisible, to elude Despero's forces. The Vixen frees the Batman. The Elongated Man joins the conflict.

With Despero distracted by the Justice League of America, J'onn J'onzz, the Manhunter From Mars, and Vibe, race for the Flame of Py'Tar. The Martian Manhunter deals with Despero's defenses, to give Vibe a clear shot at the Flame of Py'Tar. The Justice League of America fight back valiantly against Despero's forces. Despero locates the Gypsy, and Steel. Despero greiviously injures Steel. The Gypsy projects a horrific illusion directly into Despero's mind. Despero draws on all his power to combat his fear. Vibe extinguishes the Flame of Py'Tar. With the Flame of Py'Tar extinguished, Despero is forced to draw on the power within himself. Despero is consumed in spectacular fashion. With Despero's destruction, Gotham City, and it's citizenry return to normal. Vibe's victory boosts his self-confidance.

Secret Of The Temple

Matt and Scott Trakker, along with Bruce Sato, are camping in Monteverde. Hoping to impress his father, Scott gets an early start on their journey to the hidden temple. Scott stumbles across Miles Mayhem, and Cliff Dagger, working with V.E.N.O.M., outside the temple. Scott falls into a V.E.N.O.M. trap. Trakker, and Sato, converge on the temple. Sato uses his Lifter Mask to incapacitate Dagger. Trakker drives Mayhem away, firing on him from the Thunder Hawk. Scott flies a signal kite to draw Trakker, and Sato, to his position. Scott is rescued

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