A Japanese industrialist uses his great wealth and influence to hire the Necron and track down his missing daughter. On discovering her location, Victor goes up against a religious cult, its leader purporting to be the messiah reborn.
Seth Kesler is thrilled to discover that the defunct C-U Journal is making a comeback. He loves newspapers and believes it is his - and society’s - civic duty to read them. But something is deeply off about the new publication in Champaign-Urbana, starting with the oily paper-hawker he dubs the Newspaperman, who hand-sells the C-U Journal for a mere dime on a downtown street corner. Seth’s delight soon turns to dismay when he sees the bizarre stories printed as fact and mysterious goings-on at the once-esteemed paper’s main office.