- Superboy and I didn't just arrive here with Superman and Lois. We've been coming to this bleak universe for quite some time.
Appearing in "Homecoming"
- Kid Flash
- The Flash (Barry Allen)
- The Flash (Jay Garrick)
- The Flash (Wally West)
- Superboy (Conner Kent)
- Superman (Earth-Two)
- Power Girl
- Lois Lane (Earth-Two)
- Teen Titans
- Doom Patrol
- Justice Society
- Booster Gold
- Jaime Reyes
- Crispus Allen
- Max Mercury
- Johnny Quick
- Polaris Galaxy Team
- Green Lantern Corps
- Black Adam
- Secret Society
- Alexander Luthor
- Psycho Pirate
- Stallion (Dies)
- Martha Kent
- Jonathan Kent
- Linda Park
- Breach (Cameo)
- Lady Quark (Cameo)
- The Ray (Cameo)
- Martian Manhunter (Cameo)
- Anti-Monitor (Deceased)
Synopsis for "Homecoming"
After Alexander Luthor and Superboy-Prime watch the Brotherhood of Evil drop Chemo like a bomb on top of Blüdhaven to destroy it, Luthor turns his attention to Power Girl, who is now strapped to the giant machine she discovers, to reveal to her that he and Superboy-Prime have been manipulating things for quite some time: causing the Rann-Thanagar War, causing the Spectre to destroy all magic-based superbeings, using the Secret Society of Super-Villains to gather heroes for the machine, reprogramming Brother Eye and the army of OMACs, and gathering the corpse of the Anti-Monitor for the machine itself. Luthor zaps Power Girl until she is silent and then lets Superboy-Prime go deal with Connor Kent.
Outside the destruction of Blüdhaven, Batman contacts Nightwing to get his help and to show him what his "black box" has recorded regarding the destruction of the Watchtower, to tell him that a Superman is in league with a Luthor and a Superboy for the purpose of saving somebody he loves. Nightwing decides to go to Titans Tower to get the team's help.
In El Paso, Texas, Booster Gold visits Jaime Reyes in his bedroom in order to find out where the Blue Beetle's Scarab is. Skeets detects that the Scarab has somehow fused itself to the young man's spine, meaning there is no way to extract it from him.
In Smallville, Superboy-Prime lands at the Kents' residence to "talk to" Connor Kent, who doesn't believe Superboy-Prime is who he says he is. This instantly turns into a fight that spreads across the whole town, with Connor Kent on the ropes until the Doom Patrol, the Teen Titans, and the Justice Society show up to overpower the Kryptonian. Superboy-Prime tries to reason with them that he's not the bad guy when he accidentally knocks Pantha's head off and also kills a few other Titans members in order to get them to stop. Soon the two Flashes and Kid Flash show up to take Superboy-Prime away into the Speed Force, only for Jay Garrick to weaken and Wally West to be pulled into another dimension where he draws his wife Linda Park and his twin children into. Kid Flash is left alone to deal with the insults of Superboy-Prime until Barry Allen, Johnny Quick, and Max Mercury show up to give the young speedster a hand, pushing the Kryptonian further and further into the Speed Force until it is now gone.
In Gotham City, Crispus Allen wakes up in the morgue with his body now in stitches when the Spectre finds himself drawn toward Allen's body, imprisoned there by his Master, pleading for his mercy. In outer space at the center of the universe, Air Wave is disintegrated, and Firestorm finds himself divided as the combined energies of Jason Rusch and Mick Wong are spent. At the giant machine, as Kal-L comforts his wife Lois Lane Kent by her beside and the army of OMACs now surround the machine as it emerges to the surface, Alexander Luthor gets Psycho Pirate to make Black Adam call upon the name of Shazam, which then energizes the machine with its lightning bolt. Luthor floats near the maw of the Anti-Monitor's corpse as he concentrates himself on the task of "fixing everything". The heroes in the center of the universe see giant hands appear in the heart of the maelstrom. The heroes gathered in the twin cities of Central and Keystone notice that Keystone City along with a good deal of the Justice Society members vanish with Titans member Flamebird. Soon, where there was only one Earth, there is now two floating side by side with each other.
As Kal-L and Lois Lane Kent vanish from the cavern, they find themselves appearing before the glittering Daily Star tower in the heart of a restored Metropolis that they once knew. Kal-L tells his wife that they are now home on Earth-Two.
- This book was first published on January 18, 2006.
- This issue is reprinted in the Infinite Crisis hardcover and softcover collections.
- This issue was adapted in the Infinite Crisis novelization.
- This issue was shipped with a 50/50 split of covers by George Pérez and Jim Lee.
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