Countdown: Lord Havok and the Extremists

Countdown: Lord Havok and the Extremists #1

Cover Date: 2008
Subtitle: The Arrival
Writer(s): Frank Tieri
Artists(s): Liam Sharp, Rob Hunter
Storyline: Six years after the formation of the Extremists, Lord Havok assassinated President Tin Man. He then overthrew the monarchy in Slovekia, killing all members of the royal family.
The Meta Militia was called in as the Ray Palmer Searchers arrived on E-8.


Countdown: Lord Havok and the Extremists #2

Cover Date: January 2007
Subtitle: The Last Days of the Extremists
Writer(s): Frank Tieri
Artists(s): Liam Sharp, Rob Hunter
Storyline: Gorgon thought of his past, his wife, his insecurities, and his multiple personality disorder.
The leader of the Meta Militia, Barracuda - one of Lord Havok's inside men, confirmed the Palmer Searchers were not from his group. President Americommando had not yet met with the International Council, and therefor had not put the Militia on to the Extremists. Jason Todd stuck a knife in his chest.
Lord Havok turned down Monarch's offer.


Countdown: Lord Havok and the Extremists #3

Cover Date: February 2008
Subtitle: The Beast Within
Writer(s): Frank Tieri
Artists(s): Mark Robinson, Rob Hunter, Mark McKenna
Storyline: Monarch and his army stood down and accepted Havok's refusal. Diehard, one of the Extremists, questioned Havok's decision.
President Americommando continued to bang hookers as his request to attack Slovekia was denied. He planned to invade anyway.
Tracer was killed by the JLA analog of Earth-8.


Countdown: Lord Havok and the Extremists #4

Cover Date: March 2008
Subtitle: Losing my Religion
Writer(s): Frank Tieri
Artists(s): Liam Sharp, Rob Hunter
Storyline: Americommando allied with Monarch. They struck at the Extremists, destroying things they held dear: a church, a research facility, and a school. The Extremists were blamed for the attacks.


Countdown: Lord Havok and the Extremists #5

Cover Date: April 2008
Subtitle: Man of Peace. Man of War
Writer(s): Frank Tieri
Artists(s): Liam Sharp, Mark Robinson, Rob Hunter, Mark Irwin, Mark Pennington, Sandu Florea
Storyline: The combined forces of Monarch's and Americommando's armies broke through the forcefields surrounding Slovekia. Diehard convince the others to overthrow Lord Havok, who was still holding action. When Havok spoke, the others killed Diehard.
Blue Jay, Americommando's Vice President, put on his Raven Armor to go to war.


Countdown: Lord Havok and the Extremists #6

Cover Date: May 2008
Subtitle: The Conclusion
Writer(s): Frank Tieri
Artists(s): Liam Sharp, Rob Hunter
Storyline: The invasion army breached the Extremists' stronghold and defeated them. Only Lord Havok was unaccounted for. When they found him, he was in an empty room. As they all wondered about his sanity, he explained he'd created the room to drain their powers. The Extremists emerged victorious.
Blue Jay assumed control of his country; the Extremists joined Monarch.


notes

  • Editor's notes inside each issue place this as taking place during the events of Countdown 29-27, with issue 1 taking place prior to 29.
  • This series takes place on Earth-8.
  • Each issue of the series is basically an origin flashback for the Extremists. The actual events of the series are few.