Welcome back to a world where the rich can afford the best in super hero protection, but the poor have to get by with government-sponsored heroes provided by the lowest bidder. The "Lone Knight" returns from the pages of Hero: 9 to 5, but how will The Loner, and the finest men and women that publicly funded super hero protection can supply, cope when a mysterious figure leaves a trail of unconnected corpses in his wake? Who is the Nightress and what keys does she hold to this mystery? How silent and deadly is a ninja's fart? All these questions and many more probably won't be answered in this issue! In a world where being a super hero is just another job, what happens when there's nobody left alive to pay the bill? Quietus-- some men just want to watch the world die.