The Qwardians have entered Solar System, and the Crime Syndicate have begun to construct a headquarters somewhere in China. The Justice League calls in the reserves from the Justice Society and the Justice League Elite. On such short notice only a few are able to answer the call but they anticipate more will arrive in due time.
The expanded League splits up into three groups: One head head for the Void Hound and the Qwardians, one consists of the JLE fights the Crime Syndicate, and the last led by Batman goes to the Antimatter Universe to find a weapon or an ally to help defeat the Crime Syndicate.
Unfortunately those that engage the Qwardians find little success and are devastated by their advanced weaponry. The heroes that fight the Crime Syndicate prove little interest to the villains who consider their JLE adversaries “second stringers.” Batman and the others discovers the Antimatter Universe to be filled with many contradictions as he and his team try to publicly flush out answers.
Just when all hope seems lost and the JLA appear defeated by the Qwardians, The New Gods consisting Orion, Lightray, and Barda arrive via Boom-Tube. With one devastating blast from their New Genesis weapons they manage to crack the hull of the Void Hound. The JLA and the New Gods rush inside hoping to find better luck against their enemy by changing the battle field. However, the Crime Syndicate have managed to escape their brawl and sought out the Justice Leaguers they wish to do battle with as the League’s forces are weakening.