Wednesday, October 02, 2013
Oh no, Ohio!
Their plan, you may recall, consisted of killing off the Justice League/s, capturing Nightwing and revealing his secret identity on TV, knocking out all power and communications and opening up the world's super-prisons to overwhelm law enforcement and any remaining, demoralized superheroes with any army of super-villains.
The black spots on Grid's map up there, we learn in a later panel, represent the area that the Crime Syndicate controls. As you can see, they seem to be focusing only on major cities, and my great state of Ohio isn't faring better than any of the other states, with Cincinnati, Dayton and Columbus all having fallen already (I guess The Blue Jacket was just no match for The Society of Super-Villains).
The panel cuts off northern Ohio though, so perhaps Cleveland is still resisting...?
Fortunately, it looks like Mentor, where I currently live, my nearby hometown and the small town where my nieces and nephew live—all along the coast of Lake Erie between Cleveland and Erie—are still okay, but I suppose it's only a matter of time before the Crime Syndicate extends their control from the urban population centers of the country.
This is what happens when you live in a state with no superheroes, I guess.