The Crime Syndicate discovers that Power Ring has changed, replaced by a new man, and they then discover that their entire universe was destroyed and remade, meaning that Power Ring was probably only one of many changes. They trace the cause to be coming from the Matter Universe; in which they conclude that the Justice League are somehow involved. The Syndicate mobilises to punish whoever is responsible and reassert their power across all universes.
Meanwhile on Qward, the ruling council is also aware of their universe’s end and new beginning. Commander Roval stage a coup becoming Highlord of the planet, and appointing Diataria Lysis, an ambitious female council member, as the First Weaponer. He pledges to mobilise Qward’s army and seek out the danger that threatens them so that all across the galaxy will be reminded of their might and tremble at their name.
On the Matter Earth, the JLA find themselves fighting meteorological conditions that are out of the ordinary. High above in space the Crime Syndicate enter the Matter Dimension. Owl Man hatches a plot that will keep the Crime Syndicate off the JLA’s radar; this is merely an investigation operation right now. Owlman explains that any attempt to over power the JLA would simply result in their failure. Here on this Earth the laws of probability are designed to favor the heroes and the Crime Syndicate are anything but.
The Crime Syndicate set to work looting funds and resources to embark on the next stage of their scheme: by disguising themselves as the Justice League members they resemble. At the same time, the Qwardians are primed for an invasion of the Matter Universe to destroy not only the source of their universal disruptions but the Crime Syndicate as well.