Red Tornado and Martian Manhunter assess the situation, and who is missing. All three Green Lanterns, both Hawks, and the Cooperative delegation are off-world. Manhunter detects powerful zeta-radiation coming from the Moon, and suspects those missing have been teleported there.
Nightwing agrees, and quickly forms Miss Martian and Lagoon Boy into Gamma Squad. They're to take the Bio-Ship and head to the Moon. Jaime is surprised Nightwing speaks of going to the Moon as if it's nothing, but Wonder Girl urges him not to interfere with the conversation.
Superboy wakes up. He finds himself trapped in a crystalline prison, and slowly remembers what happens. He also sees he is not alone: heroes and villains are trapped with him. He tries to break free, but a crystal sphere inhibits his powers.
El Paso December 1, 08:32 MST Team Year Five
In the wake of the kidnappings, Wonder Girl wonders why she wasn't taken, but Superboy was. Weirded out, Jaime tries to excuse himself and head to school, but Nightwing won't have it. He formally introduces himself and Wonder Girl, but Jaime is not convinced. Nightwing explains Ted Kord was a friend of his, hoping it will get him to join them.
Metropolis December 1, 10:35 EST Team Year Five
Barbara focuses her squad on the mission, protecting Noor Harjavti. Karen is worried that without their heavy hitters, they can't do much. Just as Barbara reassures her that, without Devastation, the worst is over, a large flying saucer appears above Metropolis.
Inside the saucer, the Collector of Worlds oversees his plan. Now that, as a courtesy, the First Leader has retrieved assets, he can begin the conservation of Metropolis. He launches a small probe that buries itself under the ground at the foot of the Daily Planet building.
Bumblebee contacts the Cave to inform Mal they're under attack.
Mal receives the message, but it is cut off, and he is unable to reestablish communications.
Metropolis December 1, 10:38 EST Team Year Five
A large bubble unfurls around downtown Metropolis, destroying one of the bridges.
El Paso December 1, 08:42 MST Team Year Five
Nightwing tries to persuade Jaime into joining by listing all they can offer—advice, training, experience, camaraderie, and backing from the League. Wonder Girl explains how that helped her in the couple of months she's been a member. Jaime wants to consult with the other heroes he's met, but Nightwing explains that's not possible.
The Scarab intervenes, and tells Jaime not to trust Nightwing, as he makes excuses, or Wonder Girl, as she triggers bio-chemical changes in him. Nightwing tells him they have to go to Metropolis, and asks him to come along.
Metropolis December 1, 10:45 EST Team Year Five
In LexCorp, Lex Luthor watches the bubble that has trapped them. Mercy and Otis are standing behind him, when the commander receives some information on his walkie and requests his boss's attention.
Batgirl contacts Black Lightning, who's in Suicide Slum with Jim Harper. He can't raise the Watchtower, and local Zeta-Tubes are off-line. They're completely cut off. Bumblebee digs a small hole near the edge of the bubble and observes the curvature continues below ground; she assumes they're trapped in a giant sphere.
Gar is worried this might be an elaborate diversion to get to Noor Harjavti. The stage of her rally has been cut in two. Bumblebee quickly changes into her uniform.
The Moon December 1, 15:52 UTC Team Year Five
Superboy is still struggling, and notices Captain Marvel is trying to do something. With some trouble, he is able to summon the magic lightning. It works, and he changes into Billy Batson, but he had hoped the lightning would destroy his prison. He notices the inhibiting noise doesn't affect him anymore, but he still can't break free. Captain Atom notices this, and changes out of his silver skin. The inhibitor is keyed to his other form, so the Captain can break free of the prison and destroy the inhibitor. He changes back and frees Superman, Superboy and Wonder Woman.
Metropolis December 1, 10:55 EST Team Year Five
Beast Boy makes his way to the stage. A guard wants to stop him, but Noor Harjavti vouches for him.
New Mexico December 1, 09:00 MST Team Year Five
Blue Beetle is wondering why they are flying west if they're supposed to head to Metropolis. Nightwing informs him they're heading for Taos.
Captain Marvel, now free, contemplates freeing the captive Major Force. Captain Atom refuses. He shrugs off Wonder Woman's comments that they're good friends, and sets about making a plan. Eventually, they're going to have to free all the prisoners, heroes and villains, but first they have to determine what they're up against. Since he has just been elected leader, he assumes command. Superman agrees, and points to Draaga, an alien warrior that he and Superboy once defeated. All prisoners are powerhouses—which gives ample reason for them to be weary of their captor.
The title continues the reference to Monopoly in the last issue. The game has a chance card that tells any player that draws it to "Go directly to jail. Do not pass Go!. Do not collect $200." Jail in this case refers to the special cells that Kylstar used to imprison the powerhouse heroes and villains he teleported from Earth, as well as the Collector of Worlds's sphere over Metropolis.