Earth-Three’s future is ruled by the Cabal of Super-Criminals, but for the first time a hero might just challenge them! And it will take a voyage through time and to a parallel universe to transform Urthlo 5, the last descendant of Alexander Luthor, into the Defender! Guest starring the Faultless Five, the Crime Syndicate of America, and the Adult Legion of Super-Heroes!
With the heavy-hitters in the Crime Syndicate now trapped and effectively imprisoned in Suspendium on the moon, the remaining members decide to continue on with a lower profile after taking on a new member called the Silk Canary. But when the original Crime Syndicators return as crime-fighters, their former allies are left wondering what happened to them and what this mysterious Illumino has to do with it. Can Doctor Chaos free his allies from Illumino’s control with the help of the Dark Stranger? Meanwhile, on the planet Rann, the very much alive Alexander Luthor and Lady Shrike learn that they were kidnapped from the Earth by an alien scientist named Ranjar Ro to free the planet Rann from its tyrant — the Earthman Alec Strange. Will Luthor be able to free Rann from Strange’s control and return to Earth before Lady Shrike can betray him?
Three strange visitors from outer space arrive on Earth — Lady Shrike of Thanagar, Ultragirl of Krypton, and the alien-raised human Terra-Man. But why is Lady Shrike on the run? And what vendetta does Ultragirl have against Ultraman? And what is Terra-Man’s secret?
After so many years of the Crime Syndicate terrorizing Earth-Three, Alexander Luthor has had enough. Reasoning that heroic counterparts of Earth-One and Earth-Two villains must exist on Earth-Three, Luthor seeks them out and builds a Secret Society of Super-Heroes. But when the Syndicate learns of the existence of several new super-heroes, they respond by adding new super-villains to their team. Will the novice heroes of the Secret Society have what it takes to beat the bad guys? Featuring the debut of the super-heroes known as the Clown, Yellow Flame, the Lynx, and Doctor Shadow, and the super-villains known as Doctor Chaos, Sundown, Deadeye, and Rubberneck.