"Ashes & Blood": Katana gets ready for a party and says good bye to Halo, who is trapped in a medical device keeping her body inert. She meets up with Looker and her husband [[Greg Briggs (New Earth)|Greg]
- Man, I get conked out in one war and come to in the middle of another! Don't we ever get any rest?
- — Halo
Synopsis for "Ashes & Blood"
Katana gets ready for a party and says good bye to Halo, who is trapped in a medical device keeping her body inert. She meets up with Looker and her husband Greg at the christening for Prince Gregor II of Markovia.
After the ceremony, Queen Ilona retires to her chambers, where she conspires with Prince Roderick against her brother Prince Brion. Unaware, Brion flirts with Denise Howard and takes a phone call from Gardner Grayle telling him that he is close to a solution for their teammate's medical condition and sending his regards.
The following night, Ilona calls together the Royal Council and informs them that Brion has attempted a coup and is a fugitive. Roderick appears and uses his vampire abilities to mesmerize them and he kills all who do not fall under his spell. His vampire swarm attacks Katana and Looker, whose powers have suddenly returned. She uses her mental abilities to revive Halo from her vegetative state.
The women exit the palace and run into Faust, Geo-Force, Technocrat, and Wylde. They all team up to slay vampires while Geo-Force pursues Roderick. Looker also chases after the prince and she encounters him first and he sucks the life blood from her veins before running away.
Appearing in "Ashes & Blood"
- The Outsiders
- Greg Briggs
- Gardner Grayle (Flashback and main story)
- Prince Gregor II
- Denise Howard
- Simone Kneidel
- Joan Lincoln
- Batman (Flashback only)
- Black Lightning (Flashback only)
- Counselor Burchess (First appearance)
- Hodges (butler)
- Joan Lincoln (On a TV or computer screen)
- Metamorpho (Flashback only)
- Mrs. Dukane (Mentioned only)
- Windfall (Flashback only)
- This issue was published simultaneously with Outsiders (Volume 2) #1: Alpha. Their stories intertwine.
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