A few issues back we picked up the little warning paragraph at the bottom of the splash panel about not reselling the comics cheaper or in packs or in advertising. This was apparently a major, major issue as this month the warning moves to a more prominent location at the top of the page. I know many of my earliest comics were bought in coverless 3-packs.
Mad scientist gets the heroes blamed for mischief with illusions. They figure out what he's doing and use illusions to capture him and his men.
Rip Hunter got a good solid shot in his own mag but still ended up an also-ran. He was, however, essential when it came to screwing with DC continuity from CRISIS on.