Writer: Geoff Johns, Andrew Kreisberg
Five years ago. Cisco Romano was caught in the wake of a boom tube when Apokolips' Parademons invaded. His older brother, Armando, pulled him clear and was the first to die in the invasion.
Now. Cisco is working at an electronics store and his other older brother, Dante, is freeloading off of him.
ARGUS agent Dale Gunn picks Cisco up and takes him to a house where they have a parademon trapped inside. Gunn explains that ARGUS has identified dimensional powers in Cisco from when they boom tube touched him and explains how they work. Cisco can manipulate reality by opening different dimensions. He can also sense when something from another dimension is nearby.
In order to get Cisco to attack, Gunn tells him the parademon inside is the one who killed Armando. We find out later that it was a lie, but Cisco does use his powers and kills the parademon.
Gunn then tells Cisco that ARGUS wants him to join the new JLA as Vibe.
We find out that ARGUS Director Waller wants Cisco on the team so he can sense another invasion coming because they have Darkseid's daughter captured.
Cisco goes home and tells Dante all about it.