Synopsis: While Montoya continues her one-woman stakeout on 520 Kane St, Halo and a group of scientists are at work just outside Earth’s atmosphere in outer space searching for the heroes that journeyed into space to battle the Crisis and didn’t return. Despite the government telling them to come home and stop searching, some of them refused to abandon them. Luckily, they didn’t have to, for just as the order to return to Earth came in, Halo detected a Zeta Beam attempting to enter into Earth-Space.
On Earth, Fire tries to get Booster to join her and the Martian Manhunter’s rescue team, but Booster says his schedule is packed. Skeets then informs her of the specifics of that schedule, including a meeting with the Big Belly Burger Corporation for a sponsorship. This doesn’t make Fire pleased and she calls Booster on it, saying she thought he had changed. Booster then went off, saying how he did his part, jumping to the future and back to save the world. “I helped save a future that spit in my face! So now, you know what?! It IS about ME!” Fire then storms out of his apartment, leaving a blazing hole in Booster’s door.
Montoya was paid for three weeks. Two weeks and three days later and nothing had happened. She was about to light another cigarette when she the Question asks how many packs she smokes from the previously empty backseat, giving Montoya a much-needed jolt. The Question tries telling her the dangers of smoking, such as the fact that “there’s cyanide gas in cigarette smoke. That’s the same stuff they use in gas chambers.” Montoya proceeds to blow smoke in his non-face. He leaves telling her to keep up the good work and they’ll talk later.
While other scientists are working on ways to free the surviving space heroes from their Zeta-Beam prison, a ill and hallucinating Steel works on building a new set of armor. He begins questioning why he even put on the armor in the first place. As he realizes he’s been talking to himself, he finally notices how weak he is and sees his hand turn from brown flesh into silver metal. John Henry Irons screams in agony as a wave of destruction erupts through his lab.
Ralph Dibny meets with the Cult of Kryptonian Worship expecting answers. They apparently formed to prepare the world for the rebirth of Superboy based on Kryptonian beliefs and dogma. Wonder Girl had been immersed in the sacred waters and she claimed to have visions of the person she loved. As Ralph was being immersed himself, Devem, the leader of the cult, said that he would need something of great significant importance to Ralph. Ralph, having lost the only thing that mattered to him, his wife, said he had nothing left. They dunked him under the water and held him there. His breath gave out and as the world began fading to black the hands released and he rose, gasping for breath. Looking around for answers, all the participants had vanished, taking with them his wedding ring.
Two weeks and 5 days into her stakeout, Montoya finally caught a break. Seeing a hulking figure going into the warehouse, she jumps from her car and rushes in to find . . . nothing. Following the path, she is joined by the Question, appearing as always out of nowhere. They reach a dead end, with no sign of the figure. Montoya tries the lights and the floor opens up underneath them. Montoya looks up and sees that this isn’t a normal perp. The thing stands at least 7 feet tall and is monstrous in more than size; it doesn’t eve resemble human. Green skin that she can tell is rough, knobs protruding from its skull where eyes would normally be and a sharp beak protruding from its jaw, it screamed as it threw a large crate at the duo, just missing them. Montoya shoots four shots directly into it and it shows no sign of slowing down. It grabs ahold of her arm and snaps the bone before throwing her across the room. The Question tries to subdue it through martial arts, but it manages to get a gigantic claw around his throat and is preparing to squeeze when a massive bolt of energy fries the things face. Montoya had found the cargo of the shattered crates to be incredibly high-tech weaponry, and proceeded to use it.
With help from the residents of the planet Rann, Halo believes that she could force the Zeta-Beam to land in Western Australia, hopefully freeing the men and women trapped inside. The Australian desert is suddenly subjected to a loud burst of light and the heroes are free, but not safe. Hawkgirl towers over them all, standing an estimated 15 feet high, Alan Scott stands fatigued with blood flowing from an empty eye socket, Mal Duncan, the Teen Titan known as Herald was fighting to stay alive with multiple chunks of metal seemingly fused to his body while his wife, Bumblebee, was reduced to the size of an insect lying next to him. Finally, a pair of being were melded together, one glowing hot, the other a cold silver, neither looking conscious, but both in obvious agony.
Synopsis: Donna Troy continues dictating the history of the universe from the beginning of the Anti-Matter Wave responsible for wiping out most of the multiverse to the death of Kara Zor-El, Supergirl, at the hands of the Anti-Monitor.