- Cover by John Byrne and Tom Ziuko.
- "Once Upon a Time...!" Written by John Ostrander and Len Wein, penciled by John Byrne, inked by Karl Kesel, colored by Tom Ziuko and lettered by Steve Haynie.
- "Secret of the Temple" A 12 page bonus insert written by Joe Orlando, scripted and edited by Joey Cavalieri, penciled by Jose Delbo, inked by Pablo Marcos, colored by Agustin Mas and lettered by Shelley Eiber.
- "The Making of a Comic Book Part One and Two" a 2 page text piece by Mike Gold.
Darkseid surveys his world, Apokolips, and is contented with what he sees, but the hope and joy on Earth embodied by its heroes vexes him. He devises a plan to destroy all that the people see in heroes. He sets his minions Dr. Bedlam and Glorious Godfrey to the task. He also sends Brimstone to attack New York City as well as Macro Man who attacks Billy Batson.
Firestorm, Captain Marvel, Flash, Cosmic Boy, Beast Boy and the Justice League Detroit. are all on the front lines of this first offensive, and are largely routed, much to Darkseid's thrill.