It's one month after the Anti-Life Equation was released worldwide. Millions now toil as slaves of Darkseid, while the Justifier shock troops of Apokolips lay waste to the planet Earth and hunt down its protectors.
The remaining free humans and superheroes are stationed around the world, besieged within the walls of ten very familiar 'Watchtowers', as they fight a desperate, losing battle against the triumphant forces of evil.
While Green Arrow and Black Canary attempt to deliver the secret of humanity's last hope across America's blasted wastelands, the Outsiders brave the horrors of the Bludhaven bunker in search of Batman. The ultimate battle is coming…but which heroes will become villain – and vice versa? And what part do the Secret Society have to play in the dawning of this new Age of Evil?
Darkness is falling and death rules the day. Is this truly the end of the Age of Super Heroes?
The Ray narrates how the Anti-Life Equation has infected most people on Earth and how the Darkseid's forces have taken over very easily. The Ray arrives at the Hall of Justice to give information to survivors of Anti-Life the group includes Green Arrow, The Tattooed Man (with some sort of symbol Black Lightning told him about), Black Canary, Oracle, Jai and Iris West, Wally West's wife Linda and Jay Garrick's wife Joan.
The first wave of the Bludhaven have been defeated. Dan Turpin is resisting the control of Darkseid in Command-D station. His followers Simyan Mokkari and Godfrey cannot properly reside in human bodies and argue who Darkseid will save. It is revealed that Kalibak is in the body of a humanoid tiger that has been created for him.
In the Watchtower the survivors show their doubt of fighting Darkseid but Ray tells them of some hope they have because a informant in Libra's Secret Society has given them information of a internet that only villains use called the Unternet which is now being used by Checkmate and all other forms of the Resistance to Darkseid to coordinate their attacks.
Mister Terrific and Alan Scott use the Unternet to lead the Resistance who have made "Watchtowers" all over the globe. Amanda Waller has now come in contact with Renee Montoya who is told she plays a big part of a plan to save Earth. Black Adam is convinced by Captain Marvel to join The Resistance. Alan Scott tells the other heroes that as many of them must converge at Bludhave at dawn to fight Darkseid.
At the Hall of Justice The Tattooed Man rearranges his tattoos and shows the symbol Black Lighting told him of and resembles Metron. Black Lighting himself breaks the defense of the Hall.
Wally West and Barry Allen briefly enjoy their reunion as Barry tells Wally he is not sure how he was brought back to life. The two then battle the new Female Furies in the form of a Anti-Life infected Wonder Woman, Catwoman, Batwoman and Giganta. Wally and Barry then escape to find their families.
In the Hall of Justice Green Arrow rushes the others to the Watchtower teleporters but chooses to stay behind and remove the teleporters location codes so they cannot be tracked to outer space. Black Canary attempts to give him a kiss goodbye but is interrupted by a Anti-Life infected Black Lightning with other Justifiers. Green Arrow tries to fight back but is infected with Anti-Life via Justifier helmet. Aboard the outer space Watchtower briefly reflects on Green Arrow's sacrifice and then tells the other to search for weapons.
As The Resistance continue to battle their own who are infected with Anti-Life, Hawkgirl notices that the sky is raining Blood. In the Command-D facility Mary Marvel puts a helmet on Dan Turpin's head and Darkseid's followers taunt Dan Turpin to become the new body for Darkseid but Turpin still resists.
Iris Allen West walks home infected by Anti-Life but is surprised to see Barry and Wally. Barry then kisses Iris and has somehow removed the Anti-Life Equation's influence. The reunited couple then tearfully embrace.
At the Checkmate castle in Switzerland a boomtube opens up with Shilo Norman, Sonny Sumo and The Super Young Team all with Mr. Miracle's "M" symbol on their faces. Shilo attempts to get the attention of Checkmate and talk to them but is shot in the chest.
As Shilo Norman is shot Dan Turpin gives in and becomes Darkseid.