In the middle of the parademon assault, a writer named David is trying to save his family, wishing for some help. His prayer is seemingly answered by a set of green fireworks on the horizon. The fireworks are part of the Justice League’s plan to fight Darkseid.
On Apokilips, Bruce Wayne sneaks through the building he is in, finding a pair of super beings discussing the invasion of the Multiverse in search of Darkseid’s daughter, who was apparently kidnapped. The super beings have Superman tied down before them, and they plan to clone him as part of the next generation of parademons.
On Earth, Cyborg uses his new machinery to tap into he Mother Box network. By saying the word, he is able to suddenly overload the system, causing teleport holes to appear all over the area – and on Apokilips. This shocks the two beings torturing Superman, and Batman uses the moment to free Superman, before the two escape back to Earth through the Boom Tubes. They try to trap Darkseid on the other side of a Boom Tube, but he grabs Superman. With seconds to spare, Cyborg works out how to shut down the network, seemingly killing Darkseid. The world is saved.
In the immediate aftermath, a crowd gathers around. The group thinks they are to be stoned, but instead they are cheered, hailed as the world’s greatest super humans. Writing after the fact, Graves acknowledges the wording was off. The group were the world’s greatest super heroes. At a subsequent awards ceremony, the U.S. President gives a speech about how this team of heroes saved the world. Green Lantern is about to break ranks and say it was a one-time deal, but Batman stops him, pointing out that official sanction will get the GCPD off his back, the Air Force off Green Lantern’s and the Army off Superman’s. The President receives a message from an aide, to say there has been a disaster, and the group is needed. The Flash announces that they have a name, and tells the President to call them the “Super Seven.” The rest of the team hates this.
A writer named David Graves writes a book about them later, coining the term “super heroes.” In his book, Graves calls this team the “Justice League.” The book is titled “Gods Among Us” and the cover depicts them fighting a starfish-monster.
In London, a man with the shadow of a devil meets a man with glowing blue eyes. They discuss the fact that since the Justice League started, similar beings have become active: Green Arrow, Hawkman, Zatanna. The second man muses that if these are super heroes, then people like himself would be called super villains. As he lights a cigarette, we see he has a monstrous-looking lapel pin.