Martian Manhunter walks across the barren desert of Mars with Hronmeer. Now free of his fever, Hronmeer shared with Jonn Jonzz the true history of Mars.<br />Jonn sees the Martian race evolve from a species of bird. The Martians evolve into a pacifist society, creating wondrous architecture. However, a plague hits the Martian race, and Jonns wife is one of the Martians that succumbs. In order to purge the plague, the Martians create huge funeral pyres to incinerate the contaminated bodies. Jonn watches the memory of his wife burning in the pyre.