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"The Survivors": After donning one of his old costumes, Buddy Baker joins several other heroes for a special summit on New Chronus. Also in attendance are Donna Troy, Cyborg, Bumblebee, Shift, Herald, Supergirl, Green Lantern (Alan Scott)

Quote1 I need your support and help, cousin. We can save Lois. We can save her if we can take her home. This corrupted and darkened Earth must be forgotten as ours was... so that the right Earth can return. Quote2

Infinite Crisis #2 is an issue of the series Infinite Crisis (Volume 1) with a cover date of January, 2006. It was published on November 9, 2005.

Synopsis for "The Survivors"

After donning one of his old costumes, Buddy Baker joins several other heroes for a special summit on New Chronus. Also in attendance are Donna Troy, Cyborg, Bumblebee, Shift, Herald, Supergirl, Green Lantern (Alan Scott), Jade, Firestorm and the Red Tornado. They find the tormented Air Wave who appears to be receiving hundreds of broadcast symbols from ships participating in the Rann-Thanagar War.

On Earth, Power Girl fights against members of the Society. Though powerful, she is outnumbered and finds herself locked in the crushing grip of Giganta. Suddenly, a red and blue blur streaks across the sky, toppling Giganta and destroying the robotic Mister Atom. When Power Girl looks up, she is shocked to discover her cousin (her true cousin), the Superman of Earth-Two hovering above her.

In Gotham City, Lex Luthor conducts a meeting with other members of the Society. He needs a member of the Marvel Family in order to construct a "mind-wiping machine". Unable to acquire Earth's mightiest mortal, Luthor decides to set his sights on Black Adam. What the other members of the Society fail to realize - is that this is not the true Lex Luthor. The real Luthor is trudging across the Arctic North wearing one of his warsuits. He doesn't understand why he is here.

Power Girl and her cousin fly to the North Pole where Superman has constructed a facsimile of his old Secret Sanctuary from Earth-Two. There, she meets the three other survivors of the first Crisis - Alexander Luthor of Earth-Three, Superboy of Earth-Prime and Lois Lane of Earth-Two. Alex explains that like they, Power Girl is a survivor of her native dimension. When the Multiverse ceased to exist at the conclusion of the first Crisis, Power Girl somehow "fell through the cracks" and emerged on the newly rebooted Earth dimension. Power Girl has no memory of her time on Earth-Two until she touches Lois' hand. Suddenly, her mind is awash with a flood of memories.

On Earth's Moon, Booster Gold and Skeets arrive in the ruins of the JLA Watchtower after a time-jumping excursion. Booster is searching for a very important item - the Blue Beetle Scarab.

Back in Gotham, the Joker has a deadly encounter with the Royal Flush Gang at the Flying Pig Casino. Having failed to win himself a place on the team, the Joker shows his displeasure by slaughtering the entire group.

In the Batcave, Bruce Wayne makes contact with the rogue Brother Eye satellite. He tries to determine why Brother Eye has created the O.M.A.C.s, but more importantly, where are they amassing. The current O.M.A.C.s were developed by the late Maxwell Lord, and were designed to sanction rogue super-heroes. Ironically, the hero that the O.M.A.C.s are currently targeting is Maxwell Lord's killer, Wonder Woman.

On Themyscira, Wonder Woman, Artemis and the combined might of both the Amazons of Themyscira and Bana-Mighdall fight valiantly to defend themselves from an army of O.M.A.C.s.

Back at the Secret Sanctuary, Superman explains to Power Girl that Lois is dying. He further tells her that the reality that emerged following the Crisis is dark and corrupted. The only way to save reality (as well as Lois) is by bringing back Earth-Two.

Appearing in "The Survivors"

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  • The following characters all appear in flashback sequences, some of which also appear in the main story.




  • This issue is reprinted in the Infinite Crisis hardcover and softcover collections.
  • The Earth-Two Superman states that following the events of the original Crisis, Earth-One became the dominant reality. This is slightly in error however. Although most of Earth-One's continuity remained intact following the Crisis on Infinite Earths, it was no longer referred to as Earth-One. The most obvious representations of this fact is the complete reboot of Superman and Wonder Woman's Post-Crisis continuity.
  • There is a scene showing a memory of Power Girl using the giant key to open an Earth-Two Fortress of Solitude, but the building is actually an Earth-One location. Earth-Two Superman had a headquarters called the Secret Citadel, but it was located on the outskirts of Metropolis. There has also been no published story of Power Girl team-up with Kal-L to pursue Earth-Two Toyman, but this is acceptable, even he being effectively a very old man when Power Girl debuted her career.
  • The planet where Krona had done his experiment is named Oa here. Actually the race which spawned Krona and the Guardians were in Maltus; the Maltusians who originated the Guardians migrated to Oa AFTER Krona's experiment.


  • Joker's Body Count = 5

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