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Heroes Park, formerly known as Centennial Park[1], is a park located in Metropolis, built to commemorate the victims of the Black Zero Event. It is located adjacent to the Daily Planet's head office in Metropolis' Upper East Side, west of Hob's Bay.[2] In the park's center is a huge majestic and silvery-gray statue of the alien hero Superman, built in honor of him defeating the invading Kryptonians of the Sword of Rao, namely General Zod.

HistoryEdit

Following the Black Zero Event, when the planet Earth was invaded by the Kryptonian General Zod and his radical movement, the Sword of Rao, a small reserve was was utilized to build "Heroes Park", a dedicated area to commemorate the event, remembering those that died during the devastation. At the center of the park stood a massive statue of Superman, who played a key role in the demise of the Sword of Rao, and ultimate survival of the planet[2].

While mourning the loss of loved ones, Wallace Keefe, who had been injured during the Battle of Metropolis, climbed atop the Superman statue and spray painted the words "False God" upon its chest. He was then quickly arrested and the graffiti was presumably removed.

Monument

Superman's engraved memorial

The statue, along some of the memorial walls, however, would eventually be destroyed during Superman's Battle against Doomsday, and the subsequent memorial for the fallen Man of Steel would be held in Heroes Park. Superman's tomb reads: "If you seek his monument, look around you", emphasizing how Superman's heroic sacrifice guaranteed that the world and humanity would be still around, saved from Doomsday's bloodthirsty rampage.

At some point during the invasion of earth by Steppenwolf, a battle between the newly formed Justice League and Steppenwolf's Parademons occurs in Heroes Park.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. Wallace, Daniel (February 16, 2016). Time Out Shortlist Gotham and Metropolis (Metropolis). United States: Time Out. p. 8.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Metropolis - Turkish Airlines

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