The first few pages gives a summary of who Elric of Melnibone is, who travels the multiverse with his soul-stealing blade, Stormbringer. He's on a quest to preserve the cosmic balance between Chaos and Law. He finds himself on an apocalylptic earth. Then, he wakes up as nerdy Eric Beck, game developer. He' twin brothers with a politician named Garrison Black, who is head of a movement called The Law Party. The story flashes between this "reality", one where Elric has returned back to his own world, and another where he's on the acolyptic/zombie run world. A thug from the Law party if about to bash Eric's head in when an armed African-American woman shows up and says to come with her, that "The fate of all the worlds is at stake".