Nemesis awakens to find himself held captive by the World Peace Agency inside the walls of the mysterious Electric City. His fellow prisoners are all members of the superhuman intelligence community, and they're subjected to systematic torture in an attempt to siphon the secrets of the DC Universe heroes in order to destroy them. As Nemesis works to escape, he finds few people he can truly trust. But nothing could prepare him for the hideous truth behind his situation!
In the wake of FINAL CRISIS, the Tattooed Man is considered a hero for the first time in his life. At first, the rewards from his new lifestyle are a welcome change from the rest of what his existence has been, but soon the pressure to stay above temptation and evil starts to wear him down. Matters are quickly complicated when he wakes up in the middle of the night to find his body covered in unfamiliar tattoos that seem to have a life of their own.
The Human Flame is a dead man. Literally just waking up after the events of FINAL CRISIS, he realizes all the heroes in the DC Universe target him as the lowlife who taped the murder of the Martian Manhunter with his cell phone. On top of that, all the villains in the world want to kill him for selling them out to Libra. He's powerless and penniless, and his only chance for survival is to run! This six-issue miniseries examines the underbelly of the DCU and what happens when the wrong choices catch up with you. Nothing can prepare you for this chase.
Japan's Super Young Team wants nothing more than to be seen as heroes in the eyes of their adoring public. Unfortunately, their adventures during FINAL CRISIS have gone unnoticed, and they've been reduced to performing at public appearances and on various TV shows, literally dancing for their livelihood. But the appearance of a new American teammate and a deadly threat complicate the motives of the team as they try and find out what truly makes somebody not just a hero, but a sensational hero.
Straight outta Liberty Hills comes a crazy hero named Tattooed Man! With his powers out of control and the police breathing down his neck, Mark Richards is having a hard time keeping up as the new guardian of Liberty Hill. But Mark is dedicated to his new path in life, even if he needs to take a few shortcuts to get what he wants. Will Mark rise above his past, or is he doomed to fall back into the gutter?
The following is a message on behalf of the Super Young Team: the Super Young Team would like to formally and publicly sever all ties with the manufacturers of OXY-GEN. When the team agreed to be celebrity spokespeople for the product, their contracts in no way disclosed the potential deadly side effects. We in no way endorse a product that could cause our fans to be harmed, and will be making a donation to the charities helping the victims of the OXY-GEN tragedy.
Good morning, and welcome to the second day of your stay in Electric City. We are your providers, the Global Peace Agency. Time to take a dip in the Time Pool. What's the worst that can happen? You are a valued guest. You can leave anytime you want. You have nothing to fear. You will tell us everything...
Cars explode! Fireworks explode! People explode! Surprise villains make appearances...and explode! Get ready to run as the Human Flame ends up finding a new “benefactor” who may grant him a fate worse than death. Did we mention the explosions? Good, because this issue has tons of them.
Why do you fight? Are you not happy here? Are you not provided for? The Global Peace Agency loves you. Why would you ever leave? The recent reports of torture and death in Electric City are greatly exaggerated. We will protect you. Just tell us everything you know...
Everything you've come to love about RUN! is on display this month: beatings, fire, explosions, guns, jokes at the expense of the less fortunate, stupid costumes and stupid people. You get all this entertainment, plus the shocking chain of events that leads to the Human Flame getting a new girlfriend. It's all downhill from here...
The Super Young Team is dismayed and saddened by the recent events that took place at the “Super Young Team Fan Appreciation Convention” in Dubai. The group would like to reemphasize that this event was not sanctioned by the team and therefore not sponsored by Super Young Team Inc. Their appearance at the show and the subsequent disaster were unfortunate acts of nature.
Things are not looking up for Mark Richards, the Tattooed Man. His family is in trouble, his powers are out of control, and his city is looking to him for help before it goes up in flames. Too bad Mark is too busy getting his face kicked in by a couple of new villains to do anything about it. This is the part where being a hero gets tough, and Mark realizes he might not be up to the task.
The Super Young Team are real heroes! And if you don't believe them, please check out the Mission Statement on their website. Or peruse the video log of their charity work that's posted on several social-networking sites. And while you're at it, go ahead and check out the fabulous new T-shirt designs in their web store. All-new T-shirts are 110% eco-friendly, meaning that they actually leave the environment better than it was before you bought the shirt. Can the JLA say that about their merchandise?
The drugs are wearing off, and Nemesis can finally clear his head enough to make sense of life in Electric City as a “guest” of the Global Peace Agency. So what could be worse than having to experience Electric City under the influence of tranquilizers and truth serums? How about living there with a clear understanding of what's really going to happen when they're done with you...
In the past few days, the Tattooed Man has lost control of his powers, made enemies out of a group of corrupt cops and been attacked by super-villains. Now he's going to get even—but how far can he go while still remaining true to his vow to remain Liberty Hill's protector?
In this issue, someone dies! Actually, in this issue, tons of people die! If you thought RUN! was full of trashy humor and unnecessary violence before this issue—you ain't seen nothing yet! We cause more property damage and hideous disfigurement in the first half of this issue than any other comic you'll read this year (besides RUN! #5 and #6, because those are pretty ridiculous, too). Join in the fun!
The situation in Liberty Hill just goes from bad to worse as the Tattooed Man struggles to keep his city from being destroyed. But what help can he offer thousands of terrified citizens? He can't even keep himself out of danger from any number of threats, including the cops, an unseen villain and his own powers!
Science is not your friend! The Human Flame is about to learn this the hard way as he accidentally unlocks the terror behind the doors of the most secret facility at S.T.A.R. Labs. Mike's on the cusp of becoming one of the most powerful villains in the DC Universe! Or he may just be on the cusp of being horribly murdered! It's hard to tell with cusps sometimes.
As Nemesis prepares his plan to gain freedom from the Global Peace Agency, he's dealt one last fatal setback. He hasn't been able to trust anybody in Electric City, and now he's not even sure if he can trust himself. Is he doomed to a life of torture and paranoia?
This is it! The chase is over as everything finally catches up to the Human Flame. But if he's going down, he's going down punching and setting stuff on fire! And maybe, just maybe, he's about to find out he's got more power than he ever imagined. Now if he can only manage not to screw things up...
Nemesis and Chase finally steal a chance to escape from the clutches of the Global Peace Agency! But for every secret they uncover, an ugly truth awaits. It's freedom or death in Electric City as this miniseries comes to a shocking conclusion—sending ripples across the DC Universe!