Tempest: Prophets and Kings #4
Title: Act 4: Requiem
Cover Title: Exploding from the pages of Aquaman - TEMPEST
Cover Date: February 1997
Writer: Phil Jimenez
Pencils: Phil Jimenez
Inks: Keith Aiken
Colors: Carla Feeny
Lettering: Chris Eliopoulos
Editor: Eddie Berganza
Cover: Phil Jimenez
Cover Price: $1.75
The Idylists are being slaughtered. Garth is trying desperately to deal with the attacking Tula. As the Idylists die, Slizzath's power takes them and they become his warriors. It's a desperate fight...
But the calvary arrives. Letifos leads her people in, declaring that the sea belongs to no one, especially not Slizzath. And Berra is leading the remainder of the Idylists in.
The battle is joined. Garth breaks free of Tula long enough to send a spear hurtling towards Slizzath. But the dead Thar intercepts it.
Atlan tries to get Garth to accept Tula's death, but he won't listen, so Atlan convinces Letifos to grab the ritual knife and slice Tula open so Garth will see, without a doubt, that she is dead.
Letifos succeeds, and Garth finally does what he has to do. Tula is the channel through which Slizzath has stolen Garth's powers. Destroying Tula brings Garth's powers back to their rightful owner. And so Garth does.
As Garth gets his power back, the dead return to their dormant state. Garth opens up a hold back to the void and sends Slizzath through, away. Even with Slizzath, who had hurt him more than anyone before, Garth still couldn't kill.
Garth sealed Slizzath in permanently, and Berra becomes queen again. And Garth takes Tula back and reburies her properly, finally.
Forget the rest of the story, read the last page and the letter column.
It's not hard to be in tears after reading the end of this book. I recommend it to everyone who has a heart.