When a Syrian diplomat is killed on American soil, FLARE is called upon to bring the assassin to justice. Never mind the fact that the "victim" was a murderous terrorist-sponsoring Baathist thug who deserved what he got a dozen times over. You don't get away with killing someone who came to this country on a diplomatic visa. And not even a few "friendly" words of warning from the Black Enchantress about not meddling in her affairs is going to deter our glittering goddess of light from doing the job she was asked to do. "The Challenge of the Steel Shrike" is an all-new adventure by Dennis Mallonee and Mark Propst that ties in directly with events in current issues of the League of Champions. Also in this issue: Our SENSATIONAL G-GIRL tie-in continues as the final fate of FLARE's wicked shape-shifting brother, Philip Gottmann is revealed in Chapter Two of "The Fate of the Demonmaster," another all-new adventure by Dennis Mallonee, Denny Fincke, and J. Adam Walters.