It s been 35 years since Ozymandias dropped a giant interdimensional squid on New York City, killing thousands and destroying the public s trust in heroes once and for all. And since that time, one figure in a fedora, mask, and trench coat has become a divisive cultural icon. So, what does it mean when Rorschach reappears as a gunman trying to assassinate a candidate running against President Redford? Who is the man behind the mask, and why is he acting this way? Now it s up to one detective to uncover the identity of this would-be killer and expose a web of conspiracies that will change the world forever.