"Divine Intervention": As a battle rages in the seas between the heroes of Atlantis and their enemies, the Spectre emerges in destructive fury against both friend and foe. The battle between the Amazons on Paradise Island and the OMACs does not g
- It's not that Clark hasn't made this life here more than tolerable. There's just a sadness that won't go away. For the both of us. We miss her. Her smile and laugh. We miss life with Kara terribly.
Appearing in "Divine Intervention"
- Polaris Galaxy Team
- Green Lantern Corps
- Captain Comet
- Lois Lane (Earth-Two)
- Superboy (Conner Kent)
- Jaime Reyes (First appearance)
- Linda Park
- Secret Society
- Baron Blitzkrieg (Cameo)
- Black Adam
- Black Manta
- Brotherhood of Evil (Cameo)
- Chemo (Cameo)
- Deep Six
- Gorilla Grodd
- King Shark
- New Wave
- Ocean Master
- Quakemaster (Cameo)
- Sea Wolf
- The Shark
- Shellshock (Cameo)
- Silver Banshee
- Brother Eye (Flashback only)
- Alexander Luthor
- The Spectre
- Alonzo Malrey
- Amazons of Bana-Mighdall
- Amazons of Themyscira
- Gods of the Amazons
- Paco (First appearance)
- Brenda Del Vecchio (First appearance)
- Mick Wong
- Jai West
- Iris West II
- Deep Blue
- Neptune Perkins (Dies)
- Martian Manhunter
- Sea Devils
- Liberty Belle (Cameo)
- Breach (Cameo)
- Lady Quark (Cameo)
- The Ray (Cameo)
- Anti-Monitor (Deceased)
- Thomas Wayne (Flashback only)
- Martha Wayne (Flashback only)
- Joe Chill (Flashback only)
- Jason Todd (Flashback only)
- Bruce Wayne (Earth-Two) (Flashback only)
- Selina Kyle (Earth-Two) (Flashback only)
- Helena Wayne (Earth-Two) (Flashback only)
- William Jensen (Flashback only)
- Alfred Beagle (Flashback only)
- Richard Grayson (Earth-Two) (Flashback only)
- Jay Garrick (Flashback only)
- Green Arrow (Oliver Queen) (Cameo)
- Green Arrow (Connor Hawke) (Cameo)
- Captain Atom (Cameo)
- San Diego
- Gotham City
- North Pole
- El Paso
- Polaris Galaxy
- Keystone City
- Central City
- Purple Death Ray
- Rock of Eternity
- Blue Beetle Scarab
- Flash's Costume Ring
- Lasso of Truth
- Lex Luthor's Warsuit
- Kryptonite Ring (Destroyed)
- Huntress' Crossbow (Flashback only)
Synopsis for "Divine Intervention"
As a battle rages in the seas between the heroes of Atlantis and their enemies, the Spectre emerges in destructive fury against both friend and foe. The battle between the Amazons on Paradise Island and the OMACs does not go well as their forces are totally overwhelmed, with Wonder Woman making the hard choice that the Amazons must leave this realm of existence by the protection of the gods. The gathered heroes at New Cronus arrive at the center of the universe where they deal with a powerful maelstrom as well as the warring Thanagarian and Rannian ships in that vicinity. Superman comes to the help of the Shadowpact in El Paso, Texas while Jaime Reyes finds the Blue Beetle Scarab. Wally West rushes off as the Flash to deal with a super-tornado in Kansas City.
Batman is frustrated at his inability to stop Brother Eye from carrying out Program Truth And Justice when Earth-Two Superman visits him, telling Batman that the Dark Knight he knew on Earth-Two was a man that lived past the death of his parents, allowing himself to love, to marry, and have a child. Kal-L tries to reason with Batman that the best course of action is to allow his own reality to be replaced with that of Earth-Two, which he believed held more promise than the one Batman knew. Unfortunately, Batman questioned whether that reality's Dick Grayson was a better version of his own's, and so attempted to use Lex Luthor's Kryptonite Ring on Kal-L to no effect, only for Kal-L to burn it off Batman's finger with his heat vision.
Lex Luthor discovers his doppelganger's hideout and confronts him, only to be overpowered by both his opponent's intellect and his power. Fortunately, Lex Luthor manages to destroy a computer in the hideout, exposing the doppleganger as Alexander Luthor using a holographic projection over himself. Then Superboy-Prime sneaks up from behind and rips Lex Luthor's battlesuit off him, then is ordered by Alexander Luthor to dispose of him. However, Lex Luthor teleports himself away before Superboy's heat vision touches him.
Power Girl takes some time away from visiting Lois Lane-Kent to think of whether she would be willing to help restore the reality that Kal-L and his wife once knew and reenters the hideout with her answer when she notices a giant machine with part of the Anti-Monitor's corpse attached to it. She notices that several superheroes are also attached to the machine, unconscious, which included the Martian Manhunter, who was last seen at the JLA Watchtower on the moon. Power Girl flies up to where J'onn J'onnz is located and asks if he is okay when she is attacked from behind. It is Superboy-Prime and Alexander Luthor who did this, with Superboy-Prime saying that he knew she would never help them and Alexander saying that she will help them whether she wants to or not.
In the Batcave, Batman plays back what his "black box" has recorded about the intruder posing as Superman who has infiltrated the Watchtower, destroyed it, and made off with Martian Manhunter. The evidence reveals that it was Superboy-Prime who did it.
- This issue is reprinted in the Infinite Crisis hardcover and softcover collections.
- This issue was adapted in the Infinite Crisis novelization.
- DC released this issue with a 50/50 split between issues with the Jim Lee cover and the George Pérez cover.
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- Day of Vengeance
- DC Special: The Return of Donna Troy
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- Omac Project
- Rann/Thanagar War
- Villains United
- Crisis Recommended Reading
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- Infinite Crisis article at Wikipedia
- Infinite Crisis series index at the Grand Comics Database
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