What I was actually aiming for was the fact that we've been looking at things all wrong.
After the re-inststement of The Multiverse within the pages of 52, we've all thrilled at the possibilities involved in having 52 Earths. We've regained Earths 10, 2, 4, 50 and so on, but somewhere in there, one question went unasked.
Some said Earth One was "New Earth," the event horizon for events such as 52, Infinite Crisis and Identity Crisis.
I say that is wrong. "New Earth" is simply New Earth.
Earth-1 has come and we've been looking at it all along. The first clue and most important clue was found in Justice League of America #0.
Notice how the Big Three end at the logos? Logos, with characters constantly going between revamps, nowadays are a dead giveaway in regards to timeline.
Notice how they quite non-chalantly mention The Flash as if he were still around? That's because he does. Did you really think they were referring to Bart Allen? Earth-1 exists as a pre-Crisis Earth-1 where Dawnstar lives alongside other wiped-out-of-existence Legionnaires such as Blok. Where Jimmy Olsen can become Elasti-Lad without even thinking about it. "New Earth" Jimmy has only displayed the ability to become elastic once in post-Crisis history.
Earth-1 has been insinuating itself on New Earth. Not every knows this, though.
Especially "Bowtie Earth-1 Jimmy Olsen." The most telling clue is his surprise at going elastic. "New Earth Jimmy" doesn't do anything but bitch, moan and take jobs from Superman's other pal, Clark Kent.
"Bowtie Earth-1 Jimmy" shouldn't exist on New Earth. The Monitors know this and therefore...