The Clown has returned to Spawn's life. In the past, Clown's sphere of influence has mainly included only Al and those around him; however, the Clown is now interfering in the lives of ordinary people; people whose lives are at a moment of crisis. After becoming aware of the Clown's manipulation of innocent people, Spawn demands to know his purpose and motivation. Clown toys with Spawn and answers none of his questions; rather, he insists that Al already knows the answers. Meanwhile, two homeless men, Fastbender and Hertz, discuss the coming war between Heaven and Hell, and it appears that Fastbender has a very clear picture of exactly what is going on.