Superman dies while he was visiting a planet and was exposed to a great amount of Kryptonite. Firestorm who was with him was unable to save him and freaks out and flies off. The rest of the team send Superman's body into the sun, they then head off to the Fortress of Solitude. Darkseid upon hearing of what happened wants to be sure Superman is gone so he captures Firestorm and makes tell him what happened to Superman, after learning what happened, Darkseid makes plan to invade Earth. He first captures the members of the team who are at the Hall of Justice. He then sets out to get the rest who are at the Fortress. While there they discover that Superman might not be dead so they need to retrieve his body. Firestorm who escaped from Darkseid joins them and they don't know if they can withstand the sun long enough to retrieve Superman.