In the midst of the Crisis on Infinite Earths, police scientist Marlon Wells is struck by lightning and splashed by chemicals in a scene eerily reminiscent of the origin story of an old comic-book hero, the Flash. After being astonished to learn he also possesses the same super-speed as his hero, Marlon realizes he must use his powers for good. But with the world on the brink of annihilation, what can even a Speed Demon do?
The secret origin of the Wanderers — at last it can be told! How did this legendary team, active for several years before the Legion of Super-Heroes, come to be? It all begins with a mysterious mission for an unknown employer: to break into the Vault on the planet Zerak and retrieve a piece of stolen technology. It all seems simple enough, but when the group reaches the Vault, they learn the truth of who their employer really is. And from the ashes, a new team is born: the Wanderers! Featuring Celebrand, Dartalg, Elvo, Immorto, Psyche, Orintho, and Quantum Queen! And guest starring Apollo and Chameleon Chief!
by Martin Maenza, adapted and expanded from Crisis on Infinite Earths #9-10 by Marv Wolfman and George Pérez
As the remaining Earths begin to merge together, Brainiac and Lex Luthor of Earth-One have a plan to take them all! With an army of super-villains gathered from all five Earths, they mount a carefully planned invasion of Earth-Four, Earth-S, and Earth-X, swiftly defeating those worlds’ heroes. An army of super-heroes from Earth-One and Earth-Two soon arrive to free the other three Earths, but with the numbers favoring the villains, can the heroes rally to beat the odds? Guest starring the Justice League of America, the Justice Society of America, the New Teen Titans, the Outsiders, Infinity Inc., the Doom Patrol, the Marvel Family, the Freedom Fighters, and the Sentinels of Justice!