What a fantastic issue.
And even better, I was right.
Well, I think I was close enough to right.
Over the course of my speculations and predictions, I suggested that the villain behind the current Crisis might be forcing everything apart in order to restore the Multiverse. And back on September 30, I proposed that the "villain" who wanted to restore the original Multiverse was the Golden Age Superman of Earth-2.
Well, yesterday Infinite Crisis #2 came out. And here's one of the things that happened....
Superman-2, Lois Lane-2, Superboy-Prime, and Alexander Luthor-3 found Power Girl. Superman explained to Power Girl the same thing that the Psycho-Pirate told her, that she was somehow left over from the destruction of Earth-2, and through sheer force of will had managed to exist in the new, reconstituted universe.
At first Power Girl didn't remember anything. But when she took Lois Lane's hand, all the memories of her previous life flooded back into her mind. She remembered being Kara Zor-L, the cousin of Superman's, who came to Earth and was treated like a daughter by Superman and Lois Lane. She remembered fighting alongside the original JSA. And she has her family back again.
But possibly only for a short time. For Lois Lane is dying, and her condition may be tied into the current Crisis.
Superman-2 finds the current universe corrupt and joyless. Near the end of the book, he notes that the new universe was created mostly out of the ashes of Earth-1 but with elements of the other Earths mixed in. And he's decided that this was a mistake, and that the universe needs to start anew, using Earth-2 as the basis instead of Earth-1.
So I wasn't quite right when I said that Superman-2 wanted to restore the Multiverse. But the idea that Superman-2 does plan to take apart the current universe, and build a new one in its place... I think I hit that concept dead on. And I have a feeling that one of other predictions will soon pan out, that the current characters are going to find themselves in opposition to Superman-2 and his plan, just like they challenged Hal Jordan when he tried to do something similar ten years ago during Zero Hour.
So looking back at my Infinite Crisis Predictions Round-Up #1, I think I can safely move some of the unresolved predictions into the YES column. My score of YES-NO-UNRESOLVED now stands at 2.5-1-2.5.