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"Apokolips Now": Alan remembers a time before becoming Green Lantern, when the world had peace, when he trusted Dr. Sloan to help him make a better world, despite Sam's warnings about him. His suspicions were right, as

Quote1 Five years we spent on another earth! I always thought... All we had to do was get home, Karen. Somehow, everything... E-Everything-- But home... isn't here anymore. This is worse than I ever imagined. Quote2

Earth 2: World's End #1 is an issue of the series Earth 2: World's End (Volume 1) with a cover date of December, 2014. It was published on October 8, 2014.

Synopsis for "Apokolips Now"

Alan remembers a time before becoming Green Lantern, when the world had peace, when he trusted Dr. Sloan to help him make a better world, despite Sam's warnings about him. His suspicions were right, as Terry Sloan had hidden motives and goals, and with Alan's safety on mind, he published their work against Alan's wishes to keep it secret. While on a distant world, Steppenwolf was preparing the armies of Apokolips for the invasion of Earth, taking his loyal daughter and two traitors with them. Meanwhile, Batman and Robin were behind Accountable, who was wanted for treason, while he was in the middle of exposing Terry Sloan to the world, transmitting the information of his exploits to the Daily Planet. In that instant was when the invasion begun. Parademons fell on the world's largest cities, taking countless lives including Superman's and Batman's respective wives.

With their survival at stake, the world's governments formed the World Army with Commander Khan as liaison to the World Council. But in their desperation, they trusted Terry Sloan, the one responsible for the fire pits and the deaths of millions. So the Trinity met in order to find a way to end to the war, to which Batman revealed a virus that would end the invasion, but they might need to pay the ultimate price. The three sacrificed themselves to end the war, with Supergirl and Robin vanishing into another world. There was five years of peace, but they were short lived as Sloan discovered who leaked the information Batman needed to end the war, kidnapped Mister Terrific from another world, sent Sandman to capture Queen Marella, and used the metahumans under his command to hunt the new Wonders.

On a bullet train on China, Sam was murdered on a supposed accident, and Alan became the avatar of The Green. Apokolips began its counterattack shortly thereafter. Steppenwolf was killed by Brutaal, who nearly killed Green Lantern, severed Captain Atom's left arm, and destroyed the Project Beyond spaceship, all while Bedlam took control of Miracle, Terrific, and Sloan with the purpose of creating a planet-sized Boom Tube. The new Superman learned how to use his powers and defeated Brutaal, bringing a victory to their world, but not without cost. The battle disabled communications worldwide, so Flash had to visit every single stronghold to verify their safety, finding one where a man was trying to protect his family.

Huntress and Power Girl finally returned to their world only to find a nightmare, their home was no more while they found "impostors" wearing their lost loved one's symbols. Commander Khan wanted to ensure victory, shut down the fire pits, and eliminate Bedlam, but the World Council insisted that the fighting was over, wanting to rebuild instead. Bedlam decided to kill his captives, as he had no longer need of Terrific and Sloan, while Mister Miracle waited for his chance to break free from his mental chains. Hawkgirl follows Doctor Fate without losing sight of him while Huntress and Power Girl discover that one of the impostors is Helena's relative and that the red android is Kara's long lost "mother", but their reunion was cut short as four creatures emerged from the fire pits around the world, one proclaiming that Darkseid will rise.

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  • John Grayson's first appearance showed him as a redhead, like his mother. However, following panels and later issues instead shows him black haired, like his father.
  • These events occur chronologically before Earth 2 #27.

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