At Metropolis Harbor, Superman and Wonder Woman engage a group of armored men who have just stolen top-secret equipment from S.T.A.R. Labs. The Elongated Man is in San Francisco raiding a fencing operation in the Chinatown district. Back in New York, Firestorm encounters a cat-woman named Reena burglarizing the Empire State Building. After a brief scuffle, Reena surrenders to him and asks him for sanctuary. He brings Reena back to the Justice League Satellite, where she reveals the nature of the Ani-Men who have been attacking various League members. In Luxor, Egypt, Katar Hol is on a dig when his crew is attacked by giant scorpion-men. At Repli-Tech Industries, a scientist named Dr. Lovecraft reports to his master, the Ani-Man known as Maximus Rex.