Oberon's new invention creates a lot of attention at Scott Free's Fix-It Shop.
Just when Scott thinks that he finally has his life in Bailey in order, he arrives at work to find that Oberon has been hawking one of his chemicals as a "miracle cleaning". Worse yet, the dwarf secured financing through the unscrupulous Maxwell Lord. Lord, in turn, hires the even less scrupulous Funky Flashman to handle promotion of the sales.
In another part of town, Barda (who is wearing what is by far her most pleasant outfit of the entire series) is attending an animal rights meeting to learn more about the mysterious monkey from issue 9.
Scott thows on his costume in an effort to avoid Oberon and Brown, only to be accosted by mysterious mercenaries who accuse him of stealing something of great value. With little explanation of how (as usual), Scott escapes their trap and watches as the baffled mercenaries escape.