Picking up from the first issue in the story, there have been a string of murders that seem to point towards Shade. Each killing has shadow residue left over, but Matt and Hope want to believe otherwise. Shade himself appeals to Ted, saying that he didn't commit the crimes. This appeal seems to be for naught because he's revealed later as having beaten up Bobo Benetti.
Meanwhile, Dr. Phosphorus has found his way to Ted Knight's lab, Adam Strange and Phantom Lady find each other and the Elongated Man comes to Opal to help Ted with the case.