"Atomic": Teleporting into a desert just before dawn, the heroes wake up and wonder where they are. Arcane Green Lantern explains that after the Two-Faced destroyed Universe 48 using the Eternal Key, he sustained them in the interuniversal void until they were rescued by the Monitor. Arcane Gree
Infinite Crisis: Fight for the Multiverse #3 is an issue of the series Infinite Crisis: Fight for the Multiverse (Volume 1) with a cover date of November, 2014. It was published on September 17, 2014.
Appearing in "Atomic"
- The Eternal Key
Synopsis for "Atomic"
Teleporting into a desert just before dawn, the heroes wake up and wonder where they are. Arcane Green Lantern explains that after the Two-Faced destroyed Universe 48 using the Eternal Key, he sustained them in the interuniversal void until they were rescued by the Monitor. Arcane Green Lantern volunteered their services to track the Two-Faced to his home and retrieve the artifact he is using. Nightmare Robin is angry and Gaslight Catwoman is afraid, but the other three agree to do the job. He has gone to ground here, on Earth-17 - the Atomic World.
Using the device Monitor gave Arcane Green Lantern - an orb like Harbinger's - they can track their foe. They set out.
In his home, the Two-Faced senses that something has followed him through the Bleed. He decides, on a whim, the let the heroes come closer and have his fun with them. Rallying Bane and his Mutant underlings, he sends them to catch the interlopers.
As they walk to their target, Atomic Wonder Woman explains that her world was wreckd by the two nuclear-armed superpowers of this world, which killed 97% of the gobal population and left the rest to mutate. As they top a rise, they look down over The Burn, the ruined city the Two-Faced has made his camp in. It used to be called Gotham.
Suddenly, they are attacked by motorbike-riding wastelanders led by Bane. Gaslight Catwoman tries to run, but is caught by Bane. Batman rushes to save her. Nightmare Robin complains that their actions has exposed their right flank, but Arcane Green Lantern has a solution, and creates an army of knights to distract the bikers, letting the heroes free to save one another. Together, all the heroes manage to defeat Bane.
Afterwards, they realise that Bane came from the Two-Faced, and they decide to play into his expectations. Shaking Bane conscious, they lie, saying that Arcane Green Lantern has placed a spark of energy inside the head of every gang member. They want Bane and his men to take them to the Two-Faced, or they say they will kill them.
Bane and his mutants take them to the building the Two-Face has made his stronghold - the ruins of Wayne Manor. This causes Batman to stop, but also gives him an insight: he had been concentrating on the differences of the people from the alternate Earths, but it is their similarities that will allow him to predict them.
Bane brings the group in front of the Two-Faced and withdraws. Flipping a coin, he says the heroes will die, starting with Nightmare Robin, then Batman. Batman turns this around, asking the villain how he knows so much about parallel universes. Atomic Two-Face says he was recruited by a higher power, but when pressed, he snaps that the Monitor will find out who he's playing against soon enough. Batman and Robin distract Two-Face so that Wonder Woman can knock him down. Green Lantern protects them from his counter-attack with a force-field, but is knocked unconscious in the process. As Two-Face gears up to kill the heroes, Catwoman snatches the Eternal key from him and runs across the hall. Two-Face is initially distracted, but realises that he still has some of the energy of the Eternal Key in him, and decides to kill Batman and Robin. Wonder Woman is fighting Bane's men and protecting Green Lantern, so it is left to Catwoman, who uses the Eternal Key to cripple Two-Face, stealing back the energy of the Eternal Key. She is about to kill him with it, but Batman takes the key from her. The Monitor shows up to take the key from them, and hold it safely.
The Monitor asks them to continue working against his shadowy opponent and its agents. The heroes agree, and move on to the next battleground.
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