The FBI intervenes to force Chicago Mayor to reconcile with C.O.W.L., concluding their strike and getting their help against a new crime wave.
The C.O.W.L. is still on strike, but some supers are still working. Meanwhile, new supervillains appear and a commission is looking into John Pierce’s murder.
A super robs a store, suggesting that C.O.W.L. might still be necessary; a former C.O.W.L. member is found murdered as another leaves the hospital.
1962: the Chicago superheroes, unionised in C.O.W.L., encounter their worst enemies yet: politicians. And there’s some internal trouble too…