Under The Shadow Of The Shroud, Part 1, the opening shots had been fired, and now it's all out Shroud War! Natural disasters hit, and every concievable villain strikes, all across the world, orchestrated by The Black Shroud to bring down the heroes and bring about chaos. An impenetrable dome over Florida, costructed by The Shroud's magic, cuts off the FemForce from The Vault Heroes, The Sentinels, and the rest of the world. But there's plenty of mayhem in the Sunshine State for the FemForce to deal with: invading Voltamen at Cape Canaveral, swamp monsters in Miami, a T-Rex in downtown Tampa, and werewolf troops at the Naval Training Center in Orlando. Not to mention Iron Jaw, Frankenstein, The Clown and Satannus in Tallahasse.
All this keeps our girls from getting bored, while Purple Claw (on the outside of the dome) finds a flaw in The Shroud's container. And at Latimer Labs, what can that strange scintilla of energy at the center of Dr. Jimenez's Time Triangle portend?
"A Darkness Within" is written by Rik Levins and Bill Black, pencilled by Mark Heike and Richard Rome (The Count), and inked by John Dell. It guest stars Jet-Girl, The American Crusader, Lash Lightning, Black Venus, Black Cobra, Catman and Kitten, Yankee Girl, The Green Lama, Pat Parker, Dr. Frost, The Purple Claw, Dr. Rivits, Darkfire, Paragon, Captain Freedom, Commando D, Astron and Astra, Cap'n Joel and Curly, Dynamic Man, Scarlet Scorpion, Strongman, The Avenger, Landor, Maker of Monsters, The Spider, Mirror Man, Sky Man, The Red Rocket , Dr. Carlos Jimenez and Buckaroo Betty.
Color cover by Will Meugniot, interiors black and white with graytones.