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Haunted by nightmares of the Justice League failing to prevent planetwide destruction, DC's supervillains, led by Lex Luthor and Brainiac, band together to save the world, declaring that they will do something the so-called superheroes have never done: use their abilities to genuinely improve life for everyone. They begin to treat disease and disability and bring life to the desert, and Brainiac builds seven shining cities for the citizens of the future. But simultaneously, the villains viciously attack Superman, Batman, and other heroes, driving them into seclusion. In this final volume, the heroes wage a last-ditch battle, as one villain threatens to cause the destruction the others wished to stop. Coplotters Ross (Marvels; Kingdom Come) and Krueger people this expansive tale with the classic Silver-Age versions of DC characters, including Barry Allen as the Flash. Like Krueger and Ross's earlier collaboration on Marvel's Earth X, the story is filled with good ideas but let down somewhat by scripting that fails to realize their full potential. Still, Ross's acclaimed painting, here done over Braithwaite's accomplished and dynamic pencil art, is marvelous as always, bringing lifelike realism to iconic characters. Recommended for longtime DC followers and Ross fans.