One year after Planetfall, in New Gotham (the first city of New Earth) we find Batman under attack. The city is built around the space escape carrier that brought them to this new planet. He’s in hot pursuit of Terry Sloan. But he’s not alone in his chase, other interested parties are also after Sloan, namely Johnny Sorrow.
We flash back to 1 year ago, to when they crash landed on New Earth. He goes onto to elaborate on how he lost the use of his legs. It turns out Apokolips “swallowed” the old earth. Only 2 million survivors made it off the Earth. It goes on to show the summary of the “landing” of the ships on new Earth. Somehow Batman is already on the planet before the ships arrive.
We find a changed Alan Scott, a colder Green lantern. He saves TSS Endurance from total annihilation on the site that will become New Gotham. Several heroes disembark from the wreckage and while scouting find he who will become Batman and take him to safety.
We cross back to present day, Batman saves Sloan from Johnny Sorrow and his friends then is once again in pursuit of Sloan. Some one has Sloan scared and on the run, as he claims Overwatch has been compromised.
Well this will be interesting as I’ve never read an Earth 2 comic in my life. So figuring out who’s who and what’s what will take some time. I’m not sure if this Batman is Bruce Wayne or someone altogether different. He remembers his wife being killed during the evacuation and losing his son. But he somehow ended up on the New Earth , or Earth-2, before the ships. This may be a mystery or something covered in the previous Earth 2 series, I’m not sure. Looks like I need to buy some back issues.
I am looking forward to my journey into this alternate DC Earth and it’s alternate heroes and villains. Let the fun begin finding out who’s who.