“THE BEGINNING OF THE END!” Madame Rouge embarks upon an ambitious plot to avenge herself against the Doom Patrol. First though, she decides to send the Doom Patrol a message by destroying her old colleagues, the Brotherhood of Evil!
Editor Murray Boltinoff and artist Bruno Premiani appeared in the Doom Patrol's last issue to urge readers that the team's fate was in their hands. Only a miracle could save the Doom Patrol. With the Doom Patrol's powers neutralized on a Caribbean Island, Brotherhood of Evil member Madame Rouge and Nazi Captain Zahl demanded that the team choose between saving their own lives or those of the fourteen innocent residents that formed the population of Codsville, Maine. In unison, the heroes told their enemies to fire away at them. One explosion later and the Doom Patrol was no more.