"The Janus Directive, Part 11 of 11: Troubles in Paradise": Captain Atom and Nightshade reflects on the aftermath of the Janus Directive. Nightshade express her feelings of being tired of the spying and makes her promise to Captain Atom that she will find a way to free herself from that life
- A "black man"...? Goz was never a "black man" to me before. Just my best friend in the world. What's wrong with my values all of a sudden? Being a father is no excuse for turning into a racist!
Synopsis for "The Janus Directive, Part 11 of 11: Troubles in Paradise"
Captain Atom and Nightshade reflects on the aftermath of the Janus Directive. Nightshade express her feelings of being tired of the spying and makes her promise to Captain Atom that she will find a way to free herself from that life.
Meanwhile, Peggy is still grasping from the revelation of her father being Captain Atom. Though Nathaniel is vindicated, Peggy is unable to trust her father again for keeping his superhero persona away from his children and upholding the secret of Project Captain Atom from the public.
Amanda Waller receives a gloating letter from General Wade Eiling to "congratulate" the dissolution of Task Force X and her demotion to probationary leader of the Suicide Squad. Waller attempts to speak her mind to Eiling, but is told by Captain Allard that Eiling is currently on a family vacation rewarded by the President's Office.
At the Justice League Embassy, Captain Atom checks up on Elongated Man and is informed about sightings of Black Manta scavenging off the Florida Keys. Nate realizes that Eiling and his children are vacationing in the Florida Keys and flies off.
Nate arrives to Eiling's yacht while saving Peggy from a school of sharks. He explains to everyone on board about Manta, but only to be greeted with skepticism. Peggy believes that he is just looking for another chance to play hero. Randy tries to convince Nate to relax and join in their vacation. Eiling shares some unlikely bonding with Nate over their topic on Peggy and her relationship with Jeff Goslin.
The next day, Nate and Randy don on scuba gears to search for Black Manta. They are found by Manta's submarine and are captured, and taken to Manta's lair. Manta brings them to an arena to be tested against an Okaaran weapon that he had confiscated during the alien invasion and planned to use it against Aquaman. But Manta's plans goes quickly undone as Nate transforms into Captain Atom, destroying the alien weapon, and defeating the super-villain. After bringing Manta and his men to the authorities, Nate and Randy return to the yacht and resume their vacation.
Appearing in "The Janus Directive, Part 11 of 11: Troubles in Paradise"
- Col. Harris Eiling (General Eiling's father)
- General Eiling
- Jeff Goslin
- Justice League Europe
- Peggy Eiling
- Randy Eiling
- Suicide Squad
- This issue is part of the Janus Directive crossover event. The correct reading order is: 1. Checkmate #15, 2. Suicide Squad #27, 3. Checkmate #16, 4. Suicide Squad #28, 5. Checkmate #17, 6. Manhunter #14, 7. Firestorm (Volume 2) #86, 8. Suicide Squad #29, 9. Checkmate #18, 10. Suicide Squad #30, and 11. Captain Atom (Volume 2) #30.