Hardcase introduces Choice to his secretary, agent and lawyer, hoping they will be able to help Choice by figuring out her past. Soon after that meeting, Hardcase and Choice go to another meeting with the Alternate, who informs them about the source of all ultra's powers and how the source is on the moon. Meanwhile, NM-E continues to stabilize himself and make himself stronger by assimilating any material that comes in handy, preferring organic material. The Alternate also reveals to Hardcase that the person behind the attack that killed the Squad, and the creator of NM-E, is Rex Mundi. The Alternate coerces Hardcase to go to the moon to get the source of power. Rex Mundi is also making plants of his own to secure the source of energy on the moon by sending the members of the Omega Team and Quattro. Hardcase and Choice are introduced by the Alternate to the members of the Solution, who will be joining them in the mission to the moon. Hardcase and Choice return to Hardcase's house when he sees an giant explosion occur on an island in the ocean, which is told in the pages of Exiles #4. The explosion creates a tidal wave that strikes against the shores of California. Hardcase and Choice try to save as many people as they can, but most of the attempt is futile as the tidal wave strikes quickly. The Alternate arrives to tell them that the explosion had something to do with events involving the moon, so they go to the space craft quickly.