Dart arrives in Chicago to aid the Police Force, who are undermanned in battling the Vicious Circle, due to Dragon's presence in New York, where he has been dispatched to catch an enormous Gargoyle roaming the streets. Along with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, who are also chasing the Gargoyle, they defeat the creature together.
Synopsis: The costumed vigilante Star leaps into action to help save a number of workers inside a warehouse that is being burned down by the rampaging, and recently escaped supervillain, Inferno. After burning off Starís trademark long hair, Inferno ignites a gas tank and knocks himself out.
Synopsis: Aboard a cloaked alien spaceship, Vanguard trains against a series of holographic morphlings. After his robot companion Wally interferes with the programming and causes Van to fight images of superheroes movie monsters, he deems his exercise to be a wast of time and turns the simulation off. As he's leaving the area, Vanguard attacks what he assumes is another morphling Wally forgot to turn off--only to discover that the superhero Supreme has invaded his ship.
Notes: Pitt, Spawn, Badrock, Shadowhawk, Dragon, Chapel, and Vogue only appear as simulations in Vanguard's training facility, as well as Wolverine's hand and boots. This story continues in Vanguard #1.