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""Now We Are Dead!"": 12 years ago, the original Knight tried to attack the owner of the Club of Heroes, John Mayhew, but was instead confronted by [[Alphonso Giovanni (New Earth)|the Legiona



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Synopsis for "Now We Are Dead!"

12 years ago, the original Knight tried to attack the owner of the Club of Heroes, John Mayhew, but was instead confronted by the Legionary, who defended Mayhew.

In the present day, the heroes examine Legionary's lifeless body and begin to analyze the crime scene. Batman suggests the heroes split into groups of three, but there is much tension and distrust between the heroes. Wingman is skeptical about The Knight, as he had the motive after apparently witnessing an altercation between Legionary and his father (the original Knight) at the Club's final meeting. Gaucho defends Cyril, as he would rather have him at his side then Wingman.

Batman believes the killer to be a criminal named Charlie Caligula - the Legionary's worst enemy. He notices chicken grease smeared on one of the video monitors where Legionary died, deducing that it is the room where the killer recorded his message. The groups reconvene and find a disoriented Knight, who claims he was attacked and forced to swallow an object. That object turns out to be a bomb, to which he must throw up. The heroes remark that this gruesome death is also the way that Knight's father was murdered by his arch-nemesis Spring Heeled Jack.

Leaving the library, the group is caught by a trap; robot Knights armed with machine-guns. This threat, seemingly devised by Gaucho's enemy El Sombrero, the death trap designer. The trap separates the group, and Robin and Squire are forced to flee back into the library while Dark Ranger, Gaucho, Batman and Musketeer attempt to get back to them.Robin uses the time to re-examine the crime scene once more. Using his detective skills, he and Squire find a hidden staircase inside the library. At the bottom of the staircase they are shocked to find Raven Red.

While waiting for Dark Ranger to cut through the sealed steel door with his plasma pulse gun, Musketeer is almost killed by a poisonous robotic blue scorpion; a trademark of Gaucho's foe Scorpiana. When they reach the other side they find Wingman dead. The voice of the Black Glove taunts them and it appears that the forces of evil are indeed winning this battle. Not only does it look as though the Black Glove has enlisted the aid of all of the Club's rogues gallery, but with Robin and the Squire cut off from the rest of the group, the Black Glove has their sidekicks held hostage as well.



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