Jacob Burnley; Col. Mac Browning; the Witness [Nelson Kohler]; Billy Burnley; Ken Connell (cameo); Mueller (introduction); Cpl. Jorgenson (introduction)
Jacob Burnley attempts to re-create Pittsburgh with the Star Brand's power. Nelson Kohler, the Witness, reveals to Burnley that his recreation is impossible and that all he has accomplished is to create a "memory" of Pittsburgh, the city itself is lost. At the same time, Ken Connell rises from the dead yet again.
Keith Remsen [Nightmask]; Teddy Remsen; Dr. Lucian Ballad; Lita Mercado (cameo); Hilary James (introduction, in dream)
Keith visits Teddy at Bethesda Naval Hospital where she is being treated by Dr. Ballad. He sends Nightmask into Teddy's dreams in an effort to revive her from her coma caused during dream analysis that went awry during the Pitt explosion. Although his Nightmask persona is unstable and torments Teddy, Keith is able to shed the persona and appeal to her as himself. With his help, Teddy awakens from her coma.