Sunday, September 19, 2010

Walking with Superman: Day 60

For thousands of years, a craggy, weathered stone face watched out over New Hampshire from the side of Cannon Mountain. The rock formation collapsed in 2003, but when Superman comes to the Franconia Mountains, he finds that the Old Man of the Mountain remains. The dying Earth Elemental contacts the Man of Steel, before he passes on to join the Council of Stone for all eternity, and implores Superman to seek out the new Elemental that will take his place. Only Superman has the power to help the Elemental through its violent birth pangs, so that it can gain control of Cannon Mountain. Otherwise, the mysterious, deadly force that the Old Man has fought to keep imprisoned beneath the mountain will escape, and Earth may not survive the ensuing battle.

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