Following events in the Forever Evil crossover event and accompany mini-series the three Justice League teams are now“dead” and the Crime Syndicate comes from Earth-3 to take over this world. Once there they begin to recruit villains to their cause. But some villains object to this invasion by outsiders and  resist, deciding to follow Lex Luthor and form the Injustice League in order to take down the Crime Syndicate.

During this period when the Justice League members were still MIA and presumed dead, several of the titles that they would normally have appeared in were published with sub-numbered issues and featured stories about their respective all conquering foes.