The secret history of Hornet, who died at the hands of Plutonian, is revealed. The fallen Paradigm member had a plan — a fail safe — that puts all of Earth and the Plutonian in danger. And when Modeus' plans reach critical mass, the few remaining heroes of Earth are the only thing standing between civilization and ultimate chaos. There's a mad God backed up against a wall, and no one is safe! Wriiten by Mark Waid, with artwork by Peter Krause.