This year-long weekly series featuring a cast of hundreds kicks into high gear in its second month, under the watchful eye of head writer Paul Dini! See Mary Marvel undergo a surprising transformation! Learn why Donna Troy and Jason Todd are integral players in a cosmic chess game! And see Jimmy Olsen as you've never seen him before!
Mary Marvel continues to talk to the angry Black Adam. She keeps telling him that it was an accident that she turned up there. He doesn't believe her. He says the powers do not make up for the loss of his family. He is sure that it was not an accident that she turned up at his place. He grabs her by the neck and slams her agains the wall saying that hope is a sick delusion.
Holly Robinson (the former Catwoman) arrives in Metropolis off a bus. She seems to have severed her ties to Selina, Bruce, Dick, and the others. She is determined to make it on her own.
Jimmy dreams of the death of the New God, Lightray. He finds himself attached to a structure with other screaming creatures. He wakes up and has no idea what is happening to him.
The Monitors meet to discuss the actions of the rogue Monitor. One of the Monitors says that killing rather than repair an anomaly turns them into monsters. The other says that there are too many anomalies. They cannot be allowed to travel back and forth across the multiverse as they please. An example must be made. To the surprise of the first, the others agree with the preventive approach of searching out and destroying them.
The Rogues are having a "meeting." They have paid women to entertain them. Pied Piper sits out on the balcony. He is soon joined by the Trickster. Trickster wants to know what is up with the Piper since he recently reformed. Piper convinces Trickster to tell his story first. Trickster says he's bored with the FBI. Being a Rogue is harmless fun. If he gets caught, he can just say he was working undercover. Piper tries getting out of telling his story. He finally says that with Wally West and Linda gone, he doesn't have any family. He's got no where else to be.
Back with Adam and Mary, he asks her if she wants to die. She says she just wants her old life back. Adam says they both know that isn't possible. He says he can ease her lonliness and says "Shazam." Lightning strikes and they are both thrown back. Teth Adam is pinned under some debris. Mary lifts it with no problem. She now stands transformed in a black outfit. Teth tells her that he's given her all his power. He says he has lived with the burden long enough. Mary asks what can she do and he just says to tell Billy he's sorry.
In Washington, D.C. the news reports that the Amazons have attacked the capital.
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History of the Multiverse, Chapter Three