At the Justice League's headquarters an alarm sounded. They were under attack by the Hand of Vengeance, a group of metahumans who dedicated themselves to vigilantism.

Kevin Grady, the Justice League's current leader, was being moved to a more secure part of the compound. He was accompanied by
Clark Kent, who was going by the code-name Superman (the name that he was known by to the public)

There was a loud explosion. Star Sapphire, accompanied by Bizarro, had penetrated the compound. With help from Bizarro's x-ray vision she was able to locate Kevin Grady, and with Bizarro's guidance she fired a laser from her ring. It hit Kevin Grady in the stomach, immobilizing him.

Clark flew at them, but he was too late. Bizarro struck Clark in the jaw. Star, in turn, also punched him in the jaw. Star and Bizarro continued striking Clark over and over again, in succession, until Clark finally fell on the ground, unconscious.

Star then located Kevin Grady, who was wounded and lying on the ground. She laughed at him. "The hunter has become the hunted" she said. "Now you are going to die for what you did to Byron."

Gasping for air, Kevin replied "you killed Byron. You killed him. Byron was a poet. You turned him into a monster!"

Star replied "Traitor! Friend of Superman! Superman, the one who has betrayed me so many times before! You who who stole Emily away from me! Emily gave me hope, but you took her away! You left me with nothing but hate! And you were one of my best friends!"

Kevin replied "No, you turned your back on me a long time ago, back when you met Jeremiah Holdsclaw, the one who gave you that evil ring! The one who brought Van McNulty back from the dead! Now you're just like him! Now you're just like Lex! If I hadn't saved Emily she would have become just like you!"

Without a word Star Sapphire shot Kevin through the heart.

Bizarro, who had been monitoring the Justice League's communication system, told her that Van McNulty and Jason Dante had been captured, and Greg Arkin and Jodi Melville surrendered without a fight.

Star replied "Soon I will free Van and Jason from prison. Greg and Jodi will die."

Bizarro told Star that they had to leave immediately to avoid being captured. He asked her to return with him to Lex's secret compound. Star reluctantly agreed, believing that Lex was the only person who could protect her from the Justice League. Bizarro was aware that he would be punished severely by Lex for his disobedience but, like Star, he also felt that he had no other choice.

Star grabbed Bizarro from under his arms and lifted him into the air. She flew backwards, allowing him to fire at the Martian Manhunter (J'onn J'onzz) with his freeze vision and flame breath. J'onn soon became disoriented, giving them time to escape.

Clark awoke later he told J'onn that it was lucky that J'onn got disoriented. Clark was lucky to be alive. J'onn would have surely died if he had faced the two of them alone.

Lex's Legion was now more powerful than ever.