January 1: Batman and Robin try to figure out what happened to the 6 Justice League members in the last 16 hours.
January 1 (Five Years Later): The Team has gained new members (consisting of Blue Beetle, Beast Boy, Bumblebee, Lagoon Boy, Wonder Girl, Batgirl, and Mal Duncan) with Tim Drake as the new Robin (with Dick Grayson having become Nightwing) and some of the original ones have joined the Justice League, including Rocket and Zatanna. However, the fate of Artemis, Kid Flash, Aqualad, and Speedy/Red Arrow has yet to be revealed.
January 3: After the intergalactic bounty hunter Lobo attacks the United Nations and reveals the Secretary-General Tseng as a Krolotean in disguise, G. Gordon Godfrey is shown on his television program trying to turn the public against the Justice League. On the Watchtower, Adam Strange reveals that aliens have stolen zeta technology from the planet Rann and used it to invade Earth. Members of the Team are dispatched to Rann while others are set to deal with the aliens on Earth.
January 4: The Team splits into three squads to destroy the different zeta platforms. Robin, Lagoon Boy and Blue Beetle stumble upon a massive base occupied by throngs of aliens and liberate the human hostages. Meanwhile, Superboy, Miss Martian, Beast Boy and Adam Strange arrive on Rann.