After a brutal battle with the JLA, the newly reunited Secret Society of Super-Villains escaped...and left behind a symbol that Zatanna interpreted as saying that their foes now know "our secrets, our sins!"
When Batman left the scene, the JLA followed him to the Batcave in an attempt to talk about the IDENTITY CRISIS mind-wiping incident. Instead, tempers flared...resulting in Batman punching Hawkman!
After the team went their separate ways in order to protect their now vulnerable loved ones, J'onn J'onnz returned to the JLA Watchtower...where he learned that the fiend who restored the Society's memories was Despero!
In BREACH #7:
At the behest of Lex Luthor, Talia — now using H.I.V.E. technology to enhance her Kobra army — unleashed a monstrous warrior to capture Major Zanetti!
In GREEN ARROW #52:
Convinced that a foe has learned his secret identity and is now targeting his loved ones, Green Arrow asked Zatanna to watch over Speedy...and recruited Black Lightning to help him hunt Dr. Light!
In RANN — THANAGAR WAR #3
The interstellar conflagration intensified as Durlans, the warlords of Okaara and the Dominion entered the fray!
After nearly coming to blows, Adam Strange, Hawkman, Hawk Girl, Hawkwoman and Queen Komand'r agreed to join forces to protect Rann!
On the devastated surface of Thanagar, Kyle Rayner and Captain Comet were attacked by Onimar Synn!
In ACTION COMICS #829
Martian Manhunter appeared in Clark Kent and Lois Lane's apartment and warned the Man of Steel's wife: "There's a possibility that Superman may be a deadly threat to every person he comes in contact with!"
Regaining consciousness in his Fortress of Solitude, Superman told the JLA that he remembered nearly killing Darkseid — but instead learned that the blood on his hands actually belonged to a badly battered Batman!
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Continued from the events of ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #642, Wonder Woman followed a delusional Superman from the JLA satellite to the Checkmate HQ...and came face-to-face with Maxwell Lord, the orchestrater of the OMAC Project!
Max unleashed the mentally manipulated Man of Steel on the Amazon Princess...leading to an all-out battle between Superman & Wonder Woman!
Knowing he would never release his grip on Superman, Wonder Woman snapped Lord's neck, killing the Black King!
In THE OMAC PROJECT #4:
Initiating the "KINGISDEAD" protocol, Brother Eye launched several world-threatening scenarios, dividing the attention of the JLA!
Meanwhile, Fire — who was investigating the death of Blue Beetle — asked Booster Gold and Guy Gardner if they knew if Ted Kord had any contact with Lord the week before he died!
Batman learned that Lord was the force behind the evolution of the OMAC Project!
Launching a "scorched-earth" program, Brother Eye activated an OMAC within Checkmate's own headquarters, slaughtering countless agents...including Sasha Bordeaux!
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Despero, who had recently restored the memories of the Secret Society of Super-Villains, ambushed Martian Manhunter in the JLA HQ!
The Secret Society attacked the Daily Planet...their target: Lois Lane! Suddenly backed by Superman, the JLA defeated their fiendish foes!
While discussing what to do with criminals willing to attack their loved ones, Hawkman stated that the team was prepared to once again vote for a villain mind-wipe!
In ACTION COMICS #830
The Society's Dr. Psycho arrived in Metropolis...and quickly used his maniacal mental abilities to transform many normal citizens into frenzied Superman fans!
Meanwhile, the Man of Steel collided with the metallic monster known as Shrapnel, who was also sent to Metropolis by the Society on a mission of destruction!
Having learned who was behind Shrapnel's rampage, Superman confronted Dr. Psycho...and the newly arrived Black Adam!
In BREACH #8:
Major Zanetti brutally killed the H.I.V.E.— enhanced Kobra agent that Talia sent to capture him. Afterwards, Talia told Lex Luthor: "The warrior transmitted valuable data on the meta's abilities during the battle. Data we will need for the coming crisis."
In NIGHTWING #111:
After Dick Grayson sent out word that he wanted to meet with him, Nightwing came face-to-face with Deathstroke!
In RANN - THANAGAR WAR #4
After escaping an attack by the resurrected Onimar Synn, Captain Comet and Kyle Rayner discovered hundreds of victims kept in suspended animation deep beneath the scorched surface of Thanagar!
Hawkman, Hawkgirl, Hawkwoman, Komand'r and Adam Strange arrived at Ranagar City with a new mission: rescue Thanagar's Grand Mor... now a prisoner of Synn!
In VILLAINS UNITED #4
On a mission to infiltrate a Society installation in Brazil, the Six uncovered the "Vindication Scenario," the Society's plan to mind-wipe the JLA and all of Earth's heroes!
While battling a horde of Hive soldiers, the Six freed the Society's captured "power source": Firestorm...who quickly obliterated the installation!
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After Wonder Woman killed Maxwell Lord, the Man of Steel immediately confronted the Amazon Princess...but before both heroes came to blows they were called away to halt separate disasters!
While stopping a nuclear missile aimed at Singapore, Superman was attacked by two OMACs...and learned that the cybernetic killers had humans trapped inside!
Superman then traveled to the Batcave to check up on the Dark Knight (who he unknowingly attacked during the "Sacrifice" story), but Batman rebuked his apology. The two occasional partners then came to heated words over the recent "possessions" of Superman and Superboy, the OMACs, and Wonder Woman's recent actions!
In DAY OF VENGEANCE #5
Returning to the Rock of Eternity, Captain Marvel informed the wizard Shazam that the Shadowpact had a chance of defeating the Spectre, but Shazam refused the help, saying: "They can't take the burden from me. For good or ill, this is my fight."
After recovering from their first encounter with the Spectre, the Shadowpact — now with the magic-absorbing Black Alice — once again attacked the Spirit of Vengeance and Eclipso...only to see their plan quickly turned on its head!
In JSA CLASSIFIED #2
Power Girl was visited by Lightning Lad, Saturn Girl and Cosmic Boy...who told her that she was really a Legionnaire named Andromeda sent back from the 31st Century!
After Superman and Supergirl arrived on the scene to help Power Girl save a falling jet, they told her — just like Garn Daanuth in JSA CLASSIFIED #1 — the Legion of Super-Heroes members were never really there!
Called back from their mission, the mysterious Legionnaires were reabsorbed...by CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS' Psycho Pirate!
In THE OMAC PROJECT #5
Rushing to the aid of their former teammates, Justice League members Booster Gold, Fire, Mary Marvel, Metamorpho and Guy Gardner arrived in Moscow and attacked the OMACs that were battling Rocket Red and Martian Manhunter!
To save his allies, Rocket Red detonated his suit, obliterating the OMACS...and sacrificing himself!
After Brother Eye dealt her a mortal blow using an OMAC, Sasha Bordeaux rose as a human/OMAC hybrid—a fully autonomous 3rd generation prototype calling itself Black Knight—and realized she had a chance to think like the machine in order to defeat it!
Black Knight then informed Batman that Brother Eye was activating every OMAC worldwide...all 1,373,462 of them!
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The Society hunted down two figures central to CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS: Lady Quark and Pariah! The cursed scientist told Lex Luthor: "You think you're this planet's apex predator. But there's another. And I don't think you'll survive his coming!"
The Six raided a Society safe house and stole data from its computer systems. In retaliation, the Society sent a massive squad of villains to assassinate the Six...led to their home base by one of their own: Cheshire!
In BLOOD OF THE DEMON #7:
In a hellish spiritual realm, Eclipso and the Spectre tortured Etrigan...but the Demon managed to escape and once again merged with his human host Jason Blood!
In SUPERMAN #221:
After battling an OMAC, Bizarro strengthened the Society by joining the ranks of the ever-growing villain army!
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Kilowog, Kyle Rayner and Captain Comet brought life back to the devastated surface of Thanagar!
Komand’r betrayed our heroes by kidnapping the leader of Thanagar…and killing Hawkwoman!
The cosmic heroes – including Hawkman, Hawkgirl, Tigorr, Captain Comet and Adam Strange – gathered on Rann’s Mount Ebalon…and were soon attacked by the combined forces of Onimar Synn!
In ACTION COMICS #831:
Superman drove Black Adam and Dr. Psycho out of Metropolis, and—thanks to the investigative work of Lois Lane—Superman learned of the existence of the Society!
In FIRESTORM #17:
With the help of the mysterious Gehenna, the Nuclear Man destroyed a Society base (which the Six attacked in VILLAIN UNITED #4)!
In GREEN ARROW #54
Green Arrow and Black Lightning (who revealed to Ollie that he knew the JLA had lobotomized Dr. Light) searched for the newly returned villain…but before they could locate him he attacked Dr. Kimiyo Hoshi, the retired heroic Dr. Light!
The evil Dr. Light stole the powers of Hoshi…and then used her to lure Green Arrow and Black Lightning into an ambush by Killer Frost and Mirror Master!
In JLA #118
The team’s vote to once again mindwipe the Secret Society of Super-Villains was tied at three to three…and then Zatanna, the deciding vote, quit the JLA!
Despero possessed Martian Manhunter, Aquaman and Batman!
In JSA #77:
Air Wave crashed into the JSA HQ, driven mad by intergalactic messages! Green Lanterns Alan Scott and Hal Jordan then followed the troubled hero into space…and came face-to-face with Donna Troy, who quickly recruited Scott and Air Wave to investigate New Cronus!
In NIGHTWING #112:
In an attempt to prove to Deathstroke that he was not an undercover hero, Dick Grayson agreed to teach the villain’s daughter, Ravager!
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Nightshade teleported the new Eclipso (a.k.a. Jean Loring) into a perpetual orbit around the sun!
The Phantom Stranger regained his form and showed the Shadowpact the battle between the Spectre and Shazam...during which the spirit of vengeance killed the wizard and shattered the Rock of Eternity!
The magical fortress shed fragments as it tumbled through hundreds of dimensions...and then exploded high above Gotham City, showering it with a billion enchanted pieces!
As the mystical castle crumbled, Billy Batson fell to the Earth, unable to recall the magic word that would transform him into Captain Marvel! Also, the Blue Beetle scarab landed in El Paso, Texas...and the Seven Deadly Sins escaped!
Witnessing all of these horrific events, the Shadowpact vowed to stay together and battle these new supernatural threats!
In MANHUNTER #14:
Kate Spencer, D.E.O. agent Cameron Chase and former Manhunter Mark Shaw barely survived an OMAC attack!
In JSA CLASSIFIED #3
While explaining her personal "identity crisis" to Huntress, Power Girl was besieged by numerous metahumans—including the Crime Syndicate of America, the Teen Titans of the future, Candor's Nightwing and Flamebird, Captain Marvel and General Zod—who all claimed to be related to her!
The horde finally disappeared, only to be replaced by the Psycho Pirate who (on instructions from Lex Luthor) told Power Girl: "We're going to take a trip, you and I. And you'll finally understand I'm only trying to help you. Worlds lived...worlds died...but you survived!"
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Taking advantage of their disagreements surrounding another proposed villain mindwipe, Despero manipulated the JLA into fighting each other!
The heroes, thanks to the timely aid of the Red Tornado and Zatanna, eventually defeated the evil alien...but, in the face of their recent troubles, they disbanded!
Zatanna, against the wishes of her teammates, once again mindwiped the Secret Society of Super-Villains!
Alone in the JLA Watchtower, the Martian Manhunter—tracking the Rann/Thanagar War and the heroes battles with the OMACs, villains and Spectre—began to identify subtle threads tying these separate events together. Even more, he suspected that one entity was behind it all. But before he could contact his teammates, he was interrupted by what the JLA computers identified as Superman...only seconds before the lunar headquarters exploded!
In ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #644:
While questioning Zatanna on whether he might still be under the influence of Maxwell Lord, Superman learned that the sorceress had "fixed" the mind of the Toyman...and quickly zoomed off to halt his latest evil actions!
In OMAC PROJECT #6
Carrying out the "Annihilation Protocols," over one million OMACs swept the globe and attacked Earth's metahumans!
Following a plan hatched by Batman, a gathering of heroes (including the JLA, the JSA, the Metal Men and the Freedom Fighters) lured a large force of OMACs into a final standoff in a remote area of the Sahara!
There, Batman triggered a prototype EMP generator — which he deduced was the target of Maxwell Lord's burglary of the Kord warehouse (in COUNTDOWN TO INFINITE CRISIS) — and deactivated the gathered OMACs!
At the same time, Sasha Bordeaux (now the OMAC/human hybrid dubbed Black Knight) used a "shut down" command to turn off many other OMACs!
200,000 OMACs remained functional...and a wounded Brother Eye sent out a transmission across all telecommunication equipment that showed Wonder Woman killing Maxwell Lord!
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By combining their abilities—and utilizing zeta beam technology—our cosmic crusaders teleported Onimar Synn to seven different suns!
The forces of Thanagar moved in on Rann, but before they could attack, a mysterious "force" ruptured the fabric of space-time!
In AQUAMAN #35:
While trying to heal his wife Mera, Aquaman was attacked — and nearly killed — by an OMAC!
In DC SPECIAL: THE RETURN OF DONNA TROY #4:
Finally learning her true origin, Donna Troy decided to once again take her place among Earth's champions...and realized that she must now gather a team of heroes to address the evil growing on New Cronus!
In JSA #78:
The malicious Mordru escaped his prison in the Rock of Eternity and quickly blindsided the JSA!
In OUTSIDERS #29:
The demon known as Sabbac joined the Society—and then, when the Rock of Eternity shattered (in DAY OF VENGEANCE #6), he absorbed the Seven Deadly Sins!
In WONDER WOMAN #221
Returning to her embassy, Diana told her staff that she was going to turn herself over to the authorities for murdering Maxwell Lord but before she could do so, three OMACs attacked!
After defeating the trio of terror, Wonder Woman took one of the wounded human hosts to a hospital...and saw (on the waiting room TVs) that Brother Eye was broadcasting footage of her killing Max across all worldwide channels!
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Superman, Wonder Woman and Batman convened at the devastated JLA headquarters, attempting to determine who had destroyed it...along with all traces of Martian Manhunter!
Around the world, heroes faced attacks by super-villains, supernatural forces and squads of OMACs!
Donna Troy led her strike force—including Cyborg, Starfire, Supergirl and more—off Earth to confront an evil growing on New Cronus!
In deep space, heroes including Hawkman, Adam Strange, Kyle Rayner and more were caught up in a war between Rann and Thanagar!
Observing the conflagration, the Guardians remarked: "For the first time in history, Oa is no longer at the center of the universe...this tear in reality is. Someone or something has purposefully changed the nature of the cosmos."
As the Rock of Eternity exploded in the skies over Gotham City, Captain Marvel crashed to Earth...and revealed that the Spectre had killed the Wizard Shazam!
The Freedom Fighters walked into a Society ambush...and were brutally struck down! Fatalities included Black Condor, Phantom Lady and the Human Bomb!
Back at the JLA headquaters, Mongul blindsided Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman...leading to a greater schism between the world's three greatest heroes!
With this famous trio divided, a mysterious group of champions stepped out of the shadows. Returning to action: the Earth-Prime Superboy, Earth-3's Alexander Luthor, Earth-2 Lois Lane and Earth-2 Superman!
In ACTION COMICS #832:
On his mission to destroy all magic, the Spectre invaded Metropolis and focused his wrath on Satanus (who had been living in Superman's city as network exec Colin Thornton)!
In FIRESTORM #18:
After the events of VILLAINS UNITED #4 (and FIRESTORM #17), a de-powered Nuclear Man sought help at S.T.A.R. Labs...and barely survived an attack by an OMAC!
In GREEN ARROW #55:
The Emerald Archer and Black Lightning battled Mirror Master and Killer Frost...who had been sent to distract the heroes while Dr. Light stalked Speedy and Connor Hawke!
In NIGHTWING #113:
To prove he's no longer on the side of the heroes, Dick Grayson spent hours training Ravager, the daughter of Deathstroke!
In VILLAINS UNITED #6
The Society's leader revealed to his prisoner Pariah that he was actually an alternate Luthor...and, to keep his upcoming plots secret, murdered Pariah!
Our world's Lex Luthor revealed that he was the mysterious Mockingbird, who assembled The Six to oppose his imposter!
Once again donning his battle suit, Lex left his hiding place, vowing to the alternate Luthor that he would "make you pay for taking my place!"
Catman revealed to Green Arrow that the Society plans on mindwiping the world's heroes, and that "people are going to die because you took the shortcut!"
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