- Cover Art:
- Ardian Syaf,
- Daniel H Wilson,
- Ardian Syaf,
- Cam Smith,
- Allen Passalaqua,
- Dezi Sienty
- Daniel H Wilson
- Eddie Berganza,
- Bob Harras,
Current Alan Scott consider “The multiverse… infinite earths with infinite variations.”
We go back to when Alan Scott was just a man, when he was working with Terry Sloan. We find Terry Sloan not using the technology Alan has provided as Alan intended but for his own personal means, looking into other dimensions and in this case finding Michael Holt. Alan and his lover Sam argue over keeping the Boom Tube technology a secret.
Meanwhile in the 9th Dimension the armies of Apokolips ready for the attack on Earth 2. We learn the “Traveler” has saved his world by offering up Earth 2.
In Gotham City Batman and Robin are flying tracing a signal of someone wanted for treason. It’s James (Jimmy) Olsen. Batman subdues him.
A Boom Tube opens above Metropolis and an army of Parademons spew out of it, leveling the city and killing Lois Lane before Superman could stop them. In Gotham Bruce (Batman) loses Selina. Amazonia the Amazons are attacked.
We move forward and watch as Terry Sloan opened the Fire Pits that killed over 100,000,000 people in an attempt to save his world.
We cross to a later date again to the Trinity meeting up and planning how to stop the invasion with a software virus.
They carry out the plan, Wonder Woman falls at Steppenwolf’s hands, Super is taken by a Parademon horde, Batman sacrifices his like to plant the virus and Supergirl and Robin are sucked through a portal into another world. The virus works and the Parademons fall and Apokolips is cut off from this world. Terry Sloan is furious they destroyed the Apokolips Beacon Towers. He discovers Sam Zhou leaked the information.
Sloan then went on to kidnap Mr Terrific from another world, used Sandman to capture Queen Marella of Atlantis. He used army Metahumans to hunt the new heroes of the world. For some reason he also helped bring Lois back from the dead in the form of Red Tornado.
It’s implied Sloan caused the crash that killed Sam and at that moment Alan turned into the Green Lantern.
Steppenwolf, trapped on Earth after 5 years plans his attack on the World once more with other agents of Apokolips who were trapped at his side. In the end, Steppenwolf is killed by Brutaal, a fellow agent of Apokolips for trying to conquer for himself rather then for Darkseid. In his death he unleashed a deadly torrent of godfire killing millions include Green Lantern. Brutaal, a twisted version of Superman attacks the world.
Bedlam captures Terry Sloan, Mister Miracle and Mr Terrific and uses his powers over the mind to force them to build a Boom Tube the size of a planet. Note Sloans says “Get out of my head Bedlam, this isn’t part of the deal…” and Bedlam refers to him as the Traveler.
The twisted Superman attacks Val-Zod and crumbles to dust a bit more with each attack on Val-Zod.
The Green resurrects Green Lantern.
Back to Now:
The Flash is running loops around the Earth giving recon information to different parts of the world to keep that up to date since communications networks around the globe are fried. He’s also looking for his mother. At that time Hawkgirl is surveying the damage over South America.
We cross to Dick Grayson and his family, Barbara and their son Johnny. Dick tells Barbara he’ll do whatever it takes to protect his family.
Power Girl and Huntress arrive back on their world to discover it’s in worse shape than they ever imagined. They see a broadcast of the new heroes and the new Batman to which Huntress replies “that… is not my father.”
The Fire Pit at Geneva is erupting and our heroes (Red Tornado, new Superman, new Batman and Green Lantern) are trying their best to save people in the surrounding areas. They are approached by Power Girl and Huntress.
At the World’s Army new base of operations in Amazonia Commander Khan requests more resources from the world leaders to find Bedlam and to seal the Fire Pits. They refuse. Dodds is still looking for Sloan, but no luck as of yet.
In Puerto Rico we see Terry Sloan and Michael Holt still under Bedlam’s control and they’ve created a device to communicate with Apokolips. Below them is Mister Miracle traps and bound… waiting for the perfect moment to escape.
Over China Hawkgirl finds Dr Fate still talking in riddles. He says something about a “Visitor” and flies off. Hawkgirl flies off after him.
Power Girl and Huntress confront our heroes, angry at them wearing the symbols of their parents. Thomas (Batman) realises the Huntress is Helena and Lois in her Red Tornado body convinces Kara of who she is and they hug. At that moment the Fire Pits start to explode around the world with figures 4 of them, one being Genova. She walks out of the pit and faces our heroes.
Nice introduction to the story for this new title. Sums up the events of Earth 2 well. For more information on Thomas and Helena’s story see Earth 2 #27.
I wonder if Doctor Fate’s “visitor” is the Fury’s, Darkseid or someone else. It’s good to have Supergirl (Power Girl) and Robin (Huntress) back.
This story also continues in Earth 2 #27