When the smoke clears is the story of three childhood friends and the year that will dramatically change their lives. The story opens with a flashback to the first time the three try drugs, and then zooms forward to them in their current setting as roommates. The story follows each one down their separate paths, Chris struggles to stay sane in his current surrounding, Shawn becomes more and more a drug addict, and Raymond becomes more ruthless as he loses ties to family.
A genetic anomaly allows a young man to teleport himself anywhere. He discovers this gift has existed for centuries and finds himself in a war that has been raging for thousands of years between "Jumpers" and those who have sworn to kill them.
Batman raises the stakes in his war on crime. With the help of Lt. Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman sets out to dismantle the remaining criminal organizations that plague the streets.
Wounded in Africa during World War II, Nazi Col. Claus von Stauffenberg returns to his native Germany and joins the Resistance in a daring plan to create a shadow government and assassinate Adolf Hitler.