Synopsis "Max'ed Out"
Previously in Justice League: Generation Lost #1: The discovery that Maxwell Lord, the rogue ex-director of Checkmate and the Justice League International, is still alive has spawned a worldwide manhunt involving the Justice League, Checkmate, the UN, and the entire intelligence community. Booster Gold deduced that Lord had returned to the JLI’s New York Embassy. Max ambushed Booster and left him unconscious while he prepared to broadcast a massive telepathic suggestion to the entire world. Captain Atom, Fire, Ice, and Skeets answered Booster’s distress call, but they arrived just as Max was making his broadcast. It overwhelmed them and left them unconscious while Max escaped. Superman answered their signal, but he told them that he’d never heard of a person called Maxwell Lord.