The bleak year since the disaster of Darke Day has been dubbed the Darke Age by the press.

On Darke Day the demon king Dhrell invaded the Earth, destroyed the Knights Tower and downtown Queen City, and then half of the Knights were lost in Hell during the battle to stop the invasion. Dr. Darke also apparently sacrificed himself to seal the interdimensional portal. This event left only four members of the Knights. The team has been hard pressed to stop supercriminals and live up to its former glory working at less than half power. The press has been merciless in its criticisms and speculations about this new Darke Age and what it means for the world.