Before Dick can reunite with The Titans, he reluctantly teams with Jason Todd, the new Robin, to catch a serial hugger targeting performers from Dick's surrogate circus family from when he was a member of the Flying Graysons. But Jason's perspective on Bruce Wayne forces Dick to reexamine the truth behind their falling out.
Dick Grayson and Rachel Roth, a special young girl possessed by a strange darkness, get embroiled in a conspiracy that could bring Hell on Earth. Joining them along the way are the hot-headed Starfire and loveable Beast Boy. Together they become a surrogate family and team of heroes.