Mordru, as an agent of Chaos, begins to attack magic-based heroes tied into Fate's legacy, so as to learn the whereabouts of the new Fate about to appear, so he can absorb his magicks for himself and make himself more powerful than ever. He attempts to get the information from Sandman, but fails when Sandman commits suicide by falling off a cliff to his death. The information, however, is forwarded to his former ward, Sandy Hawkins, in a dream as he sees his mentor dying. He then takes up his mentor's role as Sand, and begins to gather a new JSA together from that information.
JSA [Sand [Sandy Hawkins]; Wildcat [Ted Grant]; Starman [Jack Knight]; Black Canary [Dinah Lance]; Star Spangled Kid [Courtney Whitmore]; Green Lantern (Sentinel) [Alan Scott]; Flash [Jay Garrick]; Atom Smasher (Nuklon) [Albert Rothstein]; Mr. Terrific [Michael Holt}; Hawkgirl [Kendra Saunders]]; Mordru (villain); Fate [Jared Stevens] (death)
As several magic-based heroes are killed off relating to Fate's legacy by Mordru, as he in turn receives part of their powers while searching for the new Fate, the newly reformed JSA continues its search for the new Dr. Fate as relayed to them by Sand (Sandy Hawkins) from the dream he received from his former mentor Sandman (Wes Dodds).