Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Walking with Superman: Day 301

The Key to Hell has been stolen, leaving the gates to the infernal realms open. With neither the petty factions of devils nor the angelic overseers of the dimension in charge, war is brewing between Heaven and Hell, and Earth is caught in the middle. Superman finds himself atop Devil's Tower in Wyoming, surrounded by a trio of demons with designs on being Hell's new Triumverate, and thus rulers of all creation. Neron, Blaze, and Satanus offer Superman a choice: help their armies, or at least refuse to oppose them, and in their victory they will make him into the god of the mortal realm. This universe, with all its worlds, would become his domain, as he finally gained the power necessary to be everywhere at once, to save everyone, to never again hear a cry for help and be unable to respond. And if they should win despite his opposition, then he would find himself imprisoned in some empty realm, able only to watch the universe from outside, never again to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. Can Superman resist their temptation? More importantly: should he?

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