Synopsis for "Bricks in the Wall"
Elsewhere in the city, Holly Robinson is accosted on the street by a man who tries to hire her as a prostitute. She kicks the man in the face, and continues on her way.
In Gotham City, Black Adam and Mary Marvel continue their conversation inside of the abandoned Kahndaqi embassy. Mary laments the recent loss of her powers, while Adam is still mourning the deaths of his wife and brother-in-law. He decides to bequeath all of his power unto Mary and speaks the name, "Shazam". The mystic lightning strikes and Mary Marvel transforms. She is now wearing a costume more akin to Black Adam's darker attire.
In the Multiversal Nexus, the Monitors continue to argue about the proper means of safeguarding the Multiverse. The one aggressive monitor cites several multiversal anomalies including Jason Todd, Donna Troy and Kyle Rayner.
In Keystone City, the Rogues are enjoying themselves at a penthouse party. The Pied Piper and the Trickster shy away from the others and have a conversation outside on the balcony. Both men inquire as to the reasons for the other joining back up with the Rogues, but both are also equally elusive as to their true motivations.
Appearing in "Bricks in the Wall"
- Breach (On a TV or computer screen)
- Donna Troy (On a TV or computer screen)
- Duela Dent (On a TV or computer screen)
- Ion (On a TV or computer screen)
- Jade (Jennie-Lynn Hayden) (On a TV or computer screen)
- Lightray (In dream sequence only)
- Power Girl (On a TV or computer screen)
- Red Hood (On a TV or computer screen)
- Wonder Woman (On a TV or computer screen)
- Gotham City
- Keystone City
- Multiversal Nexus
- Monitor's Satellite
- Source Wall (In dream sequence only)
- Washington, D.C.
- White House
Synopsis for "History of the Multiverse (Part III of XII)"
The Monitors continue their analysis of the history of the Multiverse, particularly as it relates to Earth-based matters. Having already reviewed information relating to the initial meeting between the heroes of Earth-One and Earth-Two, they study subsequent encounters, which took place on nearly a yearly basis. During one of such encounters, the heroes of each Earth discovered a third reality colloquially known as Earth-Three. As opposed to Earths One and Two, Earth-Three was dominated by an evil version of the Justice League known as the Crime Syndicate. The JLA and JSA later joined forces to stop the Anti-Matter Man from merging Earth-One with Earth-Two.
Appearing in "History of the Multiverse (Part III of XII)"
- Justice League of America (Flashback only)
- Justice Society of America (Flashback only)
- The Atom (Al Pratt)
- Black Canary (Dinah Drake Lance)
- Doctor Fate (Kent Nelson)
- Doctor Mid-Nite (Charles McNider)
- The Flash (Jay Garrick)
- Green Lantern (Alan Scott)
- Hawkman (Carter Hall)
- Johnny Thunder (John L. Thunder) and the Thunderbolt
- Mister Terrific (Terry Sloane)
- Sandman (Wesley Dodds)
- The Spectre (Jim Corrigan)
- Starman (Ted Knight)
- Wildcat (Ted Grant)
- Anti-Matter Man
- Crime Syndicate of America
- Johnny Thunder (Earth-One)
- Superman (Ripper Jones)
- Earth-A (Flashback only)
- Earth-One (Flashback only)
- Earth-Two (Flashback only)
- Earth-Three (Flashback only)
- Multiversal Nexus
- Monitor's Satellite
- "Bricks in the Wall" is reprinted in Countdown to Final Crisis Vol. 1.
- The events from this story coincide with events taking place in the Amazons Attack! limited series.
- All material revealed in the "History of the Multiverse" is in-line with material published prior to the 1985-86 Crisis on Infinite Earths limited series, and is no longer considered part of canon continuity. In Post-Crisis continuity, the Justice League of America and the Justice Society of America both existed in the same reality. By way of retcon, the two teams did team-up with one another on an annual basis, but the details concerning each encounter is different from that of published accounts and is historically ambiguous.
- "The History of the Multiverse" contains flashbacks of the first appearance of the Crime Syndicate from Justice League of America #29 and Justice League of America #30. One of the panels featured in this issue is a pastiche of the cover to Justice League of America #29. The story also contains a flashback of the JLA/JSA's encounter with the Anti-Matter Man from Justice League of America #46 and Justice League of America #47.
- Amazons Attack!
- Crisis on Infinite Earths
- The Flash: The Fastest Man Alive
- The Trials of Shazam!
- World War III