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""Infinite Betrayal"": Thomas Wayne and President Superman head to Earth 23 to track the origin of the Carrier Ark where Wayne was held. Superman believes that his arch-enemy Lex Luthor, who is obsessed with the Multiverse, must be involved and quickly tracks him to his hideout. As Superman and

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Quote1.png There are a lot of people in the Multiverse who feel the same. And so, we came together knowing there must be sacrifice to correct a great... Injustice. Quote2.png
Machinehead

Infinite Frontier #4 is an issue of the series Infinite Frontier (Volume 1) with a cover date of October, 2021. It was published on August 10, 2021.

Synopsis for "Infinite Betrayal"

Thomas Wayne and President Superman head to Earth 23 to track the origin of the Carrier Ark where Wayne was held. Superman believes that his arch-enemy Lex Luthor, who is obsessed with the Multiverse, must be involved and quickly tracks him to his hideout. As Superman and Batman fight their way through Luthor's defences they each question the other's personal choices: as Batman believes Superman's devotion to his roles as superhero and president have cost him a chance for a family; while Superman tells Batman he should attempt to reconcile with his son, but Thomas thinks he hurt Bruce too much for that to be possible. They break into Luthor's inner sanctum to find him dead with his heart ripped out, and the plans for the Carrier Ark.

On Earth 0, the DEO are loading Green Lantern and Obsidian into a Carrier Ark. X-Tract will take them and the ship to rendezvous with Hector Hammond at Earth Omega. They lost contact shortly after he reported that he had captured Roy Harper but are still able to track the Ark. It's revealed that X-Tract saved Cameron Chase from the alternate Captain Atom's explosion at the last second and Chase realises that Director Bones knew Atom was from another world and set it up to ensure she would be afraid of the Multiverse. When Bones tries to leave the Ark Chase shoots out his good leg and it shifts away with them both on board.

On Hammond's ship in The Bleed, the JSA attack Roy Harper, once again under the control of his Black Lantern Ring. Roy is able to resist the ring enough to ask Jade for help and she recognises him from their previous adventures together. Jade helps him overcome the ring and explains what happened to them. She called a meeting of the JSA after they were all restored to reality and X-Tract attacked, shooting them with guns that teleported them away. X-Tract's teleport beam somehow interacted with the Starheart and sent Jade into The Bleed. She broke the others out and they have been lost until they stumbled across Hammond's ship.

The Carrier Ark picks up a signal from X-Tract's ship and Jade decides to take it to it's planned destination so they can face the DEO. The ship shifts to Earth Omega and Roy realises this is where the Ring wanted to take him and that Darkseid is on the planet. They also see the Anti-Monitor's Shadow Demons and the Psycho-Pirate holding Barry Allen prisoner. They realise they are in trouble and plan to retreat back to Earth 0 for reinforcements, but before they can X-Tract's Ark materialises in the same space as theirs and both ships crash to the surface.

At the House of Heroes Harbinger picks up their distress signals but silences the alarms before Justice Incarnate hear them. Batman and Superman return from Earth 23 and meet Machinehead, who has been rebuilding the crashed Ark. Since Luthor had never been able to develop multiversal travel, Superman suspects he may have had help from another reality and asks Harbinger for details of any multiversal travel recently detected, but she refuses. Superman tries to hack into her and finds a hidden message from Barry Allen calling for help. Meanwhile, Thomas looks up the records of all the alternate versions of Batman and realises that being a hero is his son's destiny.

Superman calls the rest of Justice Incarnate to action and orders they call in all reinforcements for an expedition to Earth Omega, but Machinehead suddenly blasts them all. Earth 8 was invaded by an alternate reality years ago and its heroes lost the battle, leaving Machinehead disfigured. He has decided that all worlds in the multiverse must be kept separate and has assembled an interdimensional team of villains to ensure that there will be no more crossovers between worlds.

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