Spinning out of the events of Trinity War, the Crime Syndicate from Earth 3 has invaded, claiming victory over the Justice League and Justice League of America. With the creation of the Secret Society of Super-Villains, evil was left unchecked and organized. While some villains were eager to join the society, others - such as the Rogues - were not. Having declared the defeat of the Justice League, the Crime Syndicate revealed Nightwing's identity to the public, putting other heroes' identities in danger. In a failed attempt to save Nightwing, the Teen Titans were launched into the future. Meanwhile, Lex Luthor, discovering that Superman could not come to aid the world, decided to take it upon himself to do so, with the aid of an incomplete Superman clone he had made called Subject B-Zero.