A major blackout covered half of New York City! While most of the Big Apple’s heroes worked to prevent the crisis, five investigated the Raft, the biggest power draw in the city: Thing, Beast Boy, Rogue, Ray, and Batman. The five arrived on the scene to discover a major breakout. While the five were able to restore power and, between them, defeat Count Nefaria, Carnage, and the Purple Man, over seventy inmates were able to escape.
Further adding to the confusion was the discovery of additional, secret inmates held under SHIELD orders. While the five discovered that Bruce Banner and escapee Lex Luthor were being held on the Raft without the public’s knowledge, it’s possible that SHIELD is withholding even more information.
With the fight over and the Raft half-destroyed, Nick Fury called on Thing, Beast Boy, Rogue, Ray, and Batman to form a new team to fill the absence left when the Avengers and Justice League disbanded. Their top priority is the capture of the Raft escapees.