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Crisis on Infinite Earths #11: Pt. 89

Previously in Crisis on Infinite Earths #10…

  • At the dawn of time, Spectre reclaims the energy of the heroes and attempts to stop the Anti-Monitor, who at the same time screams for Krona to “open the portal…” The universe explodes around them. “And from the dawn of creation comes death… it is the end of all that was."

On the first page of Crisis on Infinite Earths #11…

On a sunny morning in 1985 Metropolis, Clark Kent of Earth-2 wakes a little groggy, mentioning a horrible dream…

It was the end of everything… my Earth, Kal-El’s, all those others. But it’s obvious everything’s the way it’s always been. I’m home, and –
What’s with the décor? Lois redo the apartment while I was... in fact, where have I been?

When he arrives at work to learn that The Daily Star is The Daily Planet and Perry White is editor, not him, he realizes he’s on Earth-1. When the Clark Kent of Earth-1 arrives, the two heroes fly to the warp zone bridge between Earths to send Superman of Earth-2 home. In New York, though, they learn the warp zone bridge no longer exists.

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It’s off to the cosmic treadmill, then, but it’s located in the twin cities of Central and Keystone, which “doesn’t make sense.” Central City belongs on Earth-1, Keystone City on Earth-2. Further, Jay Garrick recognizes both Supermen, but his wife, Joan, does not. Aboard the cosmic treadmill, both Supermen, the Flash of Earth-2, and Kid Flash (Wally West) discover…

Meanwhile, in space, Rip Hunter, Captain Comet, Dolphin, Animal Man, Atomic Knight and Adam Strange realize what the other heroes just learned: “time itself has realigned.” They encounter Brainiac’s ship and board it to find what they believe is the dead body of Brainiac.

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Back on Earth, as many heroes as can gather, meet at Titans Tower. They gradually come to the conclusion that…

It appears as if only one Earth now exists. A new earth… one which combines parts of all others which came before.

Suddenly, Lyla appears before them, back in her Harbinger persona. She announces that – surprise – “this new Earth is still imperiled.” Huntress and Robin (formerly of Earth-2) ask what happened to their lives… why aren’t they remembered?

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Harbinger explains…

It is the irony of cosmic rebirth. There are many paradoxes, and not all can be explained. Indeed, not all is known.

Click here to read what is known about the new DC universe. Then return next Wednesday for the exciting conclusion of Crisis on Infinite Earths

Title: Crisis on Infinite Earths

Issue #: 11

Cover Date: Feb. 1986

On Sale Date: 10-31-1985

Cover Artist: George Perez

Writer: Marv Wolfman

Penciller: George Perez

Inkers: Jerry Ordway

Colorist: Carl Gafford

Editors: Bob Greenberger, Len Wein, Marv Wolfman


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