Five years have passed since Maximum Pain flew the Starspear into the heart of corruption, and sent Atropus hurtling back to the void from whence it came. The world has been rebuilding, tending its wounds, with a renewed hope. The Gods have returned to see to their creations during the aftermath of such devastating evil, but even they cannot see all that lies in the shadows, thriving in the chaos of recovery. Soon, Maximum Pain must protect the world from another threat, perhaps greater than before. For some, they will face their inner darkness, and it will become their ultimate test.