Issue: 52 #1
Subtitle: Goldern Lads and Lasses Must...
Date: May, 2006
Feature Characters: Steel (John Henry Irons), Ralph Dibny, Renee Montoya, Booster Gold (Michael Jon Carter), Black Adam
Supporting Characters: Skeets, Steel (Natasha Irons), Question (Vic Sage)
Villains: Mammoth (Baran Flinders), Doctor Sivana, Mister Mind
Guest Appearances: Green Arrow (Oliver Queen), Black Canary (Dinah Lance), The Ray (Raymond Terrill), Black Lightning (Jefferson Pierce), Grace, Doctor Light (Kimiyo Hoshi), Green Lantern (Hal Jordon), Green Lantern (Guy Gardner), Green Lantern (John Stewart), Bart Allen, Flash (Jay Garrick), Wildcat (Ted Grant), Connor Hawke, Martian Manhunter (J'onn Jonz), Fire (Beatriz da Costa), Beast Boy (Garfield Logan), Aquagirl (Lorena Marquez), Aquaman (Orin), Bulleteer (Alix Harrower), The Chief (Niles Coulder), Robotman (Clifford Steele), Negative Man (Lawrence Trainor), Director Bones, Empress (Anita Fite), Frankenstein, Geo-Force (Brian Markov), Green Arrow (Connor Hawke), Gypsy (Cynthia Reynolds), Huntress (Helena Bertinelli), Jimmy Olsen, Doctor Mid-Nite (Pieter Cross), Hourman (Rick Tyler), Jakeem Thunder (Jakeem Williams), Mister Terrific (Michael Holt), Power Girl (Karen Starr), Sand (Sanderson Hawkins), Stargirl (Courtney Whitmore), Thunderbolt (Yz), Katana (Tatsu Yamashiro), Klarion, Manhattan Guardian (Jake Jordan), Mera , Mister Miracle (Shilo Norman), Nightwing (Richard Grayson), Thunder (Anissa Pierce), Plastic Man (Eel O'Brian), Shift (Rex Mason), Red Star (Leonid Kovar), Sapphire (Candace Jean Gennaro), Sasha Bordeaux, Blue Devil (Daniel Cassidy), Detective Chimp (Bobo T. Chimpanzee), Enchantress (June Moone), Nightmaster (James Rook), Ragman (Rory Regan), S.T.R.I.P.E. (Patrick Dugan), Tasmanian Devil (Hugh Dawkins), Raven, Wonder Girl (Cassandra Sandsmark), Vixen (Mari McCabe), Zatanna Zatara, Zauriel, Firehawk (Lorraine Reilly), Clark Kent
Other Characters: Daria Hernandez
As Ralph Dibny sifts through the wreckage of his home, he briefly speaks with Fire on the telephone. The same day finds former Gotham City detective Renee Montoya reflecting upon recent events in her life as she drowns her sorrows at a local bar. In France, Steel helps out with emergency rescue efforts in the wake of the cataclysmic events of "Infinite Crisis."
In Metropolis, Booster Gold fights and defeats Mammoth. He is less concerned about stopping a dangerous criminal, however, than he is about playing up his reputation before the TV news crews. A fully reconstructed Skeets aids him in improving his PR. Booster, thanks to information from the future supplied by Skeets, believes that tomorrow is fated to be the day that Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman usher in Earth’s greatest era of heroism.
Ruminating over his late wife Sue, Ralph Dibny contemplates taking his own life. But he receives a timely message that informs him that someone has defaced Sue Dibny's tombstone.
Steel, back in Metropolis, has an argument with his niece, Natasha. Natasha wants to join the Teen Titans, but Steel doesn't feel that she is responsible enough. He uses a remote control to disengage Natasha’s armor.
In Kahndaq, Black Adam addresses his people. He promises to become his country's ambassador of justice. A terrorist tries to disrupt the assemblage with a suicide bomb, but Adam swoops down and pulls the man high into the sky. The bomb explodes harmlessly in the air, but the terrorist has his arm torn off by Black Adam.
A large assemblage of heroes gather together for a memorial service in Metropolis. A large bronze statue commemorating Superboy's heroic sacrifice is placed next to city's statue of Superman. Booster is befuddled when neither Batman, Superman nor Wonder Woman appear at the memorial service.
In Gotham City, Detective Montoya returns to her apartment after a night of heavy drinking. The Question removes the bat-shaped vellum from the bat-signal and replaces it with a large question-mark. He shines the "Question-Signal" at Montoya's apartment.
- "Tomorrow is the defining moment of the century and I'm gonna be part of it."
- — Booster Gold