Action 815 – the first encounter between Superman and Gog

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In the Kingdom Come miniseries Gog had been introduced, in the future, as part of a vicious breed of heroes.  Since then, DC had toyed around with his introduction.  Austen, Reis and Campos set the character up in the back-up story in the last issue, and with Action 815 (July 2004) bring him to the fore.

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Clark learns of his demotion at the Planet, losing his column to someone who skewsbetter with a younger demographic.  While Kent is ok with the logic, he is less than thrilled to discover that Jack Ryder is his replacement.

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Superboy, Wonder Girl and Kid Flash, the Teen Titans, are in Smallville at Superman’s request.  They are looking for Doomsday, but wind up finding Gog, who goes after Superboy.

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Superman comoes to the assist, and while Kid Flash and Wonder Girl see to the bystanders, Superboy and Superman attack the villain, whose name and motivation remain a mystery to them.

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Superman is in no way prepared for the effect Gog’s weapon will have on him.

The story continues in the next issue.

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