|Story/s:||A Confluence of Wonders|
Papua New Guinea, 5 years ago, an atomic explosion. Later soldiers searching through the blast zone looking for possible Apokolips Tech find a naked unconscious man in the center. Back to now that man is on route as part of the World Army to Washington DC to engage the unknown force killing everything. The force we know to be Grundy.
Meanwhile the capital Grundy is taking countless lives in the name of drawing out the Jade Champion. Who from last issue we know to be the Green Lantern.
Back in Poland Flash and Hawkgirl decide to try and find the source of the decay and death around them. Hawkgirl uses her enhanced senses to hone in on the source and takes the risk of using Flash speed to get there. The Flash learns his energies protect anyone he carries at high speed.
They reach Washington DC to find and attack Grundy only to find he heals from any injury. Flash works to get everyone in the area to safety in the surrounding area while Hawkgirl engages Grundy directly. For a while she holds her own, but is quickly caught by Grundy and as he goes to kill her Green Lantern arrive and cuts him is half, saving HawkGirl.
Grundy quickly reforms and Grundy and Green Lantern begin to fight. Just as Green Lantern goes to experiment with what his ring can do it stops working. And from above comes The Atom in giant form and crushes Grundy. The Atom also seems to have orders to capture HawkGirl and to take down all the meta-humans, including Green Lantern and the Flash.
Continued in Earth 2 #0 (sort of)
So the Atom is an Army Soldier who blindly follow orders in this Earth. Hawkgirl seem to have some connection with the Atom, maybe she was forced to be on some secret army meta-human task force. It’s mentioned this is the Atom’s first PUBLIC mission. I’d like to learn more about Hawkgirl, I’m hoping she is similar to WildStorm’s Autority’s Swift in powers. The Atom intrigues me and I’m curious if he’ll cut is Army ties over time. I have a feeling no. So he’s a good guy and bad guy of sorts at once since he takes down the bad guys but blindly follows possibly corrupt orders to also take down the good guys. Time will tell. At his core I believe he is a hero and hopefully that will shine through.