March 30: Nightwing leads the Team on a mission to rescue its members from The Light's Partner: an alien race known as the Reach. Aqualad (now affiliated with the Light) learns that teenagers have been abducted in order to test a human's ability to develop meta-human powers. He deduces that the Reach are trying to weaponize these powers and the aliens do not reject his claim. While in containment, Blue Beetle overhears his captors' intentions to remove his scarab at the cost of his life. Impulse eventually frees Blue Beetle revealing that in the future, a Blue Beetle has taken over the Earth and enslaved mankind. Miss Martian encounters Aqualad for the first time since Artemis' death and in a rage, telepathically attacks him leading her to discover the truth about Aqualad and Artemis as double agents. This leaves her in shock and Aqualad in an apparently catatonic state. The Team battles face-to-face with an agent of the Reach called Black Beetle who savagely beats them until Blue Beetle intervenes. Once everyone has been rescued, the Team makes their retreat.
March 31: The Reach has reached out to the United Nations and is embraced by the public much to the irritation of Nightwing and the Justice League. G. Gordon Godfrey comments on this stating that they "used the front door" unlike the alien members of the Justice League. Elsewhere, a large fleet of ships belonging to The Reach lie in wait on the ocean floor.
Writer: Kevin Hopps