"Zero Hour (Part II)": 17 Hours, 7 Minutes Ago: The Justice Society decides to take the fight immediately to its source, using their extensive experience with time-related problems as an advantage. Doctor Fate transports them to Vanishing Point, but Hawkman, Hawkgirl, and Waverider end up
- I never had any kids of my own, you know. Joan and I... well, we never found the time... But when Barry died a few years ago, I felt like I lost a son. And Wally... he was the kind of boy that would make any grandfather proud. The kind of man... who gave his life fighting for the dream... our dream. What's wrong with us? Why do we keep living out our years -- while the young keep dying?
- -- Jay Garrick
Appearing in "Zero Hour (Part II)"
- Justice Society of America
- Wonder Woman
- Cosmic Boy
- Power Girl
- Vril Dox
- Time Trapper (Rokk Krinn) (First appearance as the Time Trapper)
- Booster Gold
- Blue Beetle
- Martian Manhunter
- Mister Miracle
- The Ray
- Elongated Man
- Captain Atom
- Captain Marvel
- Doctor Light II
- Green Arrow
- Alpha Centurion (First appearance)
- Red Star
- The Atom (Ray Palmer)
- Amazing Man
- Agent Liberty
- Green Lantern (Kyle Rayner)
- Lightning Lad
- Saturn Girl
- Emerald Dragon
- Robin (Tim Drake)
- Batgirl (Barbara Gordon)
- Despero (L-Ron)
Synopsis for "Zero Hour (Part II)"
17 Hours, 7 Minutes Ago: The Justice Society decides to take the fight immediately to its source, using their extensive experience with time-related problems as an advantage. Doctor Fate transports them to Vanishing Point, but Hawkman, Hawkgirl, and Waverider end up going elsewhere.
17 Hours, 3 Minutes Ago: While traveling to New York City with Metron, Superman goes to investigate screams coming from Keystone City, and meets up with Impulse, who is fighting Dinosaurs. He enlists the young speedster to join him.
14 Hours, 39 Minutes Ago: In New York City, the heroes of the world finally converge and join together. Superman is elected group leader.
17 Hours, 3 Minutes Ago: The Justice Society arrives at Vanishing Point, and Extant immediately begins blasting them with Chronal Energy. Waverider shows the two Hawks how they are at the center of some of the problems and ramifications still being caused by the original Crisis. The Hawks merge with the modern-day Hawkman and the Hawkgod to form an entire new being.
13 Hours, 59 Minutes Ago: The heroes discuss the chronal disruptions with Waverider, and whether or not they can determine who's real and who isn't. Aquaman questions whether or not there could be a singular being of power controlling the whole situation. The newly-merged Hawkman joins this group of heroes.
12 Hours, 50 Minutes Ago: The Justice Society continues to fight Extant, but are grossly outmatched. He uses his powers to age them. The Atom is outright murdered, and Doctor Fate is defeated as well. Wildcat and Sandman are aged into withering old men.
12 Hours, 45 Minuts Ago: From New York, Waverider feels for the presence of Extant, and is able to track him to Vanishing Point. He is too late to save most members of the Society, as all of them except Alan Scott are aged to old men by Extant's powers.
12 Hours, 42 Minutes Ago: A city from the 25th Century (home of Booster Gold) appears above New York City, and begins slowly descending, about to crush everything. Metron explains that alternate timelines, past and future, true and false, are all merging with the present.
12 Hours, 38 Minutes Ago: Extant causes Alan Scott's power ring to suddenly lose all its power. After putting the Justice Society in stasis to stabilize them, Waverider confronts Extant. He is shocked, when Extant unmasks himself and reveals a face identical to that of Waverider's own.
- This issue is reprinted in the Zero Hour: Crisis in Time trade paperback.
- Zero Hour: Crisis in Time was shipped on a weekly publishing schedule.
- The reading order for this limited series counts down backwards beginning with issue #4 and ending with issue #0.
- The Justice Society of America was only recently brought back into the Timestream by Waverider during Armageddon: Inferno.
- Superman makes reference to seeing his parents in an alternate timeline, which he did in an earlier crossover.
- This is the first appearance of the Alpha Centurion. He will make his first full appearance, however, in Adventures of Superman #516 where his origins are explained. Although his timeline is erased after Zero Hour ends, a version of him will eventually show up in mainstream continuity.
- Power Girl is pregnant in this issue.
- Hawkman's battle against the giant Hawk-being parallels ongoing events in the Godspawn arc running through Hawkman (Volume 4) during Zero Hour.
- The Legionnaires that appear in this issue along with Emerald Dragon (more commonly known as Ultra Boy) are actually the Batch SW6 Legion, temporal duplicates created by the Time Trapper. They are currently in the present day because they journeyed into the past to find something.
- Superman makes reference to running into a number of different Batmans, which occurred earlier during Zero Hour.
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Links and References
- Zero Hour article at Wikipedia
- Zero Hour Frequently Asked Questions
- Zero Hour series index at the DCU Guide
- Zero Hour series index at Comicbookdb.com
- Zero Hour series index at the Grand Comics Database
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