Infinite Frontier: Kingdom Come’s Biggest Threat Returns With a DIRE Warning
A major figure from Kingdom Come just came up against Justice Incarnate — and they might be a genuine threat to the multiversal heroes.
WARNING: The following contains spoilers for Infinite Frontier #2 by Joshua Williamson, Paul Pelletier, Jesus Merino, Xermanico, Norm Rapmund, Romulo Fajardo Jr & Tom Napolitano, on sale now.
The multiverse of the modern DC Universe has been radically changed by the events of Dark Nights: Death Metal, with heroes like Justice Incarnate trying to solve the potential crisis brewing behind the scenes — and coming up against major threats across different realities.
And in Infinite Frontier #2, President Superman and the Flashpoint Batman just came up against a surprising and infamous figure from Earth-22 during their investigation: Kingdom Come’s Magog.
Working with the House of Heroes, the Flashpoint Batman has learned from President Superman that the same ship that was found containing him on the latter’s world is made of a unique metal that’s been appearing across the DC Multiverse. Notably, it has no multiversal vibration or frequency, an oddity in the DC multiverse. While Machinehead — the Iron Man-like figure of Earth-8 — gets to work rebuilding the shuttle from the remnants found across different worlds, a new sighting ends up bringing the pair to Earth-22. Arriving at the wreckage of a ship, Thomas is overwhelmed by a message whispering to him that he is “the last son of a dead reality” in the distinct dialogue style of the empowered Darkseid.
Before he can tell President Superman about what happened though, the Superman variant is blasted by a bolt of energy from one of the residents of Earth-22: Magog. Earth-22 is home to the world of Kingdom Come, the seminal miniseries by Mark Waid and Alex Ross. In this dark potential future for the DC Universe, many of the heroes of this world effectively retired and left the planet in the hands of more violent new heroes like Magog. However, a battle Magog was in went off-the-rails and resulted in a massive nuclear explosion that wiped out much of the United States’ Midwest. Magog survived the explosion and repents for his actions, eventually turning himself over to a returned Superman.
Magog made appearances in the JSA for a time, trying to work with the Post-Crisis incarnation of the team to redeem himself for his actions. But it seems that Magog has reverted to his more aggressive former self. President Superman even notes that the changes to the multiverse caused by the fallout of Dark Nights: Death Metal could have resulted in him being reverted to his original form — that of a violent and powerful “hero” capable of bringing a lot of damage to his enemies. When Magog says “outsiders are no longer welcomed on our world,” it implies that this reality is very familiar with alternate-reality visitors and that they have no patience for them anymore.
If Magog is truly a villain again, then it might be worth bringing in the heroes of Earth-22 to assist with his capture, like the aged but still powerful Superman or the legion of robotic Bat-Men commanded by Bruce Wayne. The Flash of this world — Iris West — is even already an established ally of the House of Heroes, and she could potentially give them backup against Magog. However, things could go down differently if Magog actually speaks for all the beings of Earth-22, setting up a conflict where Justice Incarnate finds themselves facing off with an entire assortment of powerful (and ruthless) superpowered beings, including a version of Superman who has proven himself in combat.
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