In a classic tale of temptation and duplicity, Neron, a demon from Hell, assembles the villains of the universe and offers them their “heart’s desire” in exchange for their souls. As each criminal individually accepts the damned bargain, the heroes of Earth are suddenly overpowered and easily defeated by their evil adversaries. But the augmented villains soon learn the horrible price they must pay as Neron uses his unwitting pawns in an attempt to take over the entire universe. Now with Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, the Flash and the rest of the heroes of the world helpless, the fate of all existence rests on the shoulders of the Trickster, the one man who might outdeal the devil.
Underworld Unleashed issue 01：
Abra Kadabra approaches the Rogues Gallery (minus Trickster) with a proposition, an offer of power and respect. All they have to do is to destroy five targets at the same time. Unfortunately, the Rogues are killed when the targets are destroyed, which sets Neron free on the Earth.
This issue begins with Abra Kadabra approaching the Rogues Gallery ( except for Trickster ) with a proposition. With an offer of power and respect. All they have to do is to destroy 5 targets at the very same time. Unfortunately the Rogues are killed when the targets are destroyed.
This sets Neron free on the Earth. The first thing he does is to go to Belle Reeve where disguised as the Warden he makes a deal with an inmate and a number of gaurds, all to serve the chaos that allows over 100 super powered criminals to escape.
Hearing about the death of the rest of the Rogues, The Trickster swears off of petty crimes, and wants to make a bigger name for himself. The Rainbow Rider approaches him to tell him of a deal. Showing the Trickster a candle, he says that if it is lit at midnight it will open the doors to ” fame power and glory”. Trickster lights the candle and finds himself in hell with a large group of supervillains.
There Neron makes an offer to the villains where he amplifies their powers in exchange for their souls. They soon find out however, that his deals always come with a cruel twist. Neron also introduces his inner circle which consists of Dr. Polaris , Abrakadabra , Circe , Lex Luthor , & The Joker who sold his soul for a box of cubans. The Tricksterrefrains from asking for anything, instead he just hangs back and watches as things play out. Neron told him that he intended for him to always have had the candle that got him there.
Underworld Unleashed issue 02：
In this issue Neron starts to tempt the heroes with their greatest desires. Some tell him no; others, like Blue Devil, take Neron up on his offer, only to find out (like the villains did) that there are consequences to saying yes to Neron. Back in Hell, Luthor and the Joker force the Trickster to tell them where Neron’s power is being stored. They then manipulate Circe, Dr. Polaris and Abra Kadabra into using their magic to open it.
In this issue Neron starts to tempt the heroes with their greatest desires. Some tell him no. Yet others like Blue Devil do take Neron up on his offer, only to find out like the villains did, there are consequences to saying yes to Neron.
Back in Hell Luthor and the Joker force the Trickster to tell them where Nerons power is being stored. They then manipulate Circe, Dr. Polaris, and Abra Kadabra into using their magics to open it. As soon as it is opened the three magicians are taken away. This was the Joker and Luthors plan all along, but we find out that Neron also wanted this to happen so his “inner circle” could not become a threat.
The heroes are given the call, all thinking that Supermans is the “pure soul” that Neron is after. All the while Trickster is now alone in hell, never having made a deal with Neron. He discovers Nerons real plan, and decides to start scheming against him.
Underworld Unleashed issue 03：
As Neron’s power continues to grow, the effects of his influence have taken hold of the Earth: the entire world appears to be erupting in waves of violence and panic. The full might of the Justice League pierces the barrier to the Underworld and confronts Neron’s demonic army. Convinced that Neron has captured Superman, they navigate through the circle of Hell to find him. Neron, meanwhile, sits atop his throne with Lord Satanus kneeling before him. Satanus acknowledges Neron’s power, and offers up his own sister, Blaze, in exchange for lenience.
出版社：DC Comics｜作者：Mark Waid｜插图：Howard Porter，Dan Green｜出版日期：1995｜格式：jpg｜册数：3v｜页数：120p｜尺寸：1920×2970px｜大小：269m｜语种：英文