A fitting end to the first year of this series, and Kevin Maguire’s last issue (for a short while—he takes a break). The secret origin of Maxwell Lord is revealed: He was an impotent business man given awesome, corrupting power by a sentient computer from Apokolips. After the JLI discover the truth about Lord, Lord is disgusted with himself and destroys the computer (putting himself in the hospital in the process), which actually makes the team of heroes like him—and we get to a rebirth.
Oh, and Green Flame and Icemaiden join the team.
Wow. All that in a single issue!