Synopsis for "The Witching Hour, Part 3"
Zatanna keeps being terrified by what Diana is able to do with this new power, and all the others practitioners of magic there, from Constantine to Swamp Thing, feel the same: Hecate's witchmark is a curse that will consume Wonder Woman one way or another. Still, they must follow her when she opens a portal that takes all of them, with the exception of Circe, to Nanda Parbat, trying to stop a rampage of destruction perpetrated by Manitou Dawn: controlled by Hecate as one of the five witchmarked women, Manitou is trying to take the control of her body back, but cannot do it. As Nanda Parbat burns with its guardians incapable of contrasting Hecate's power, Rama Kushna herself intervenes and soon is backed up by Wonder Woman and the Justice League Dark.
Hecate is furious in seeing Diana trying to use her own power against her, but this gives the team a chance to save Rama Kushna: she transfers herself inside the monks that died for her, following Deadman's counsel, and then escapes together with Boston, Kirk and Bobo, as the detective utilizes his sword to open a dimensional portal, even without knowing he could do it being the new Nightmaster. Meanwhile, Swamp Thing was trying to keep Nanda Parbat from disintegrating when he discovers a terrible truth: Hecate is attacking the Parliament of Trees as Black Orchid is one of her witchmarked. Orchid trembles in pain, but cannot resist the mark of the goddess and Alec, as the current guardian of the Green, must get there to protect his kind.
In the end, even Wonder Woman cannot resist the power of the witchmark: she falls under the control of Hecate, who orders her to kill Zatanna and John Constantine, the only other two members of the team still there.
Appearing in "The Witching Hour, Part 3"
On page ten, the artist have hidden a message in the background that reads, "Hey A Neal Adams effect…or is it Steranko's?" This is a callback to numerous times that Neal Adams and Jim Steranko have hidden similar messages in their art.