Superman is building/repairing part of his Nexus city when, as the red sun rises, he is attacked by Batman accusing him of killing Terry Sloan. Flash intervenes and throws Batman away from Superman. As Flash and Batman struggle Superman stops them to tell them the truth.
It turns out Val-Zod designed the Firepits that ended up killing the original Superman. He goes on to explain the nurturing of his relationship with Kara (Power Girl). Val-Zod was somehow transported to the Earth-2 before any of the ships crash landed. He talks of his reunion with Kara and their building of Neotropolis from the remains of TSS Aurora.
There is an explosion in Neotropolis seemingly caused to mask the theft of the TSS Aurora engines by girl later referred to as Anarky. She starts a riot to make her escape. During the riot Sloan sends down Sandmen to disperse the crowd. One Sandman man handles Power Girl and Superman knocks him out. Taking this rare opportunity to steal the Sandman’s teleporter and make their way to TSS Overwatch-one, and ultimately to Sloan. They believe he needs to be stopped.
They find and confront Sloan, and he then goes on to reveal Superman’s dirty little secret about the Firepits. The Firepits that went on to kill billions, Kara’s adopted father included. Hurt and confused Kara jumps from the ship and Val-Zod instinctively follows even though they are both powerless under the influence of the red sun.
Somehow they survive the fall only for Power Girl to eye blast Superman away from her as she breaks up with him.
Back in the present, Batman buys his story and then tries to convince Superman to join him in his search for Sloan’s real killer and possibly the true thief of the engines. As the 3 of them debate (Flash, Batman and Superman) Mister Terrific desperately calls Batman to inform him that the TSS Overwatch-one has been sabotaged and is now on a direct collision course with Neotropolis.
So there you have it, a giant space ship headed for a crash date with Superman’s and Power Girl’s special little city. And what’s on the side of the ship…. the Anarky symbol. Linked to the girl… probably… it’s meaning, probably a ruse to throw them off the track of the real villain at work.
From reading this issue I also get the distinct impression Val-Zod is quite the scientist/engineer. Good to know.