Back in the "present" the FF find their time jaunt has changed the course of history. The Justice Squad (Ugh!) is now the government's top super team, the Vault Heroes have never been revived, Synn can no longer access her newly-harnessed superior mental state, and most importantly, The Shroud Wars haven't been fought-yet! It's not bad enough that the FF had to go through it once- they've got to do it again. Meanwhile, we learn more about the origin of Firebeam, and how Iron Jaw was at the root of it.
Synopsis: The preparations for The Shroud's upcomong onslaught begin. Using the benefit of experience, the FF work out a battle plan, and recruit their allies. Ms. V. convinces The Sentinels Of Justice and Captain Freedom and company of The Shroud's threat; next it's on to Doc Weir.