The new gods have lit the flame will set a blazing war for power. The new gods had eliminated a powerful figure of the old gods, sending a clear message of intent for battle. Before the fight can begin, both sides have agreed to meet for an exchange the body of the fallen old god. Shadow joins the old gods on their trip to a sacred location, an area that is the center of America. The old gods prepare themselves for a temporary truce, but nothing is fair in a war full of devious deities.
One casualty sends the old and new gods to mobilize their forces. Shadow and Mr. Wednesday had spent many months recruiting and planning for this moment, hoping to build a strong opposition before they lose their advantage. However, the new gods laid out a trap that changed everything. Shadow reunites with Czernobog and Mr. Nancy, and travel together to meet with the other gods joining the fight. Now Shadow finds himself part of a ragtag team, waiting for their chance at payback.
At the conclusion of the My Ainsel, Shadow no longer can hide behind another identity and has to learn to embrace his new role with the old gods. The Moment of the Storm #1 brings back familiar faces to help Shadow with his journey. Czernobog has been absent for much of the story and returns fulfill his promise. Neil Gaiman and P. Craig Russell hint at a few possible directions to where the story is heading, leaving the reader eager to see how the gods will greet each other. The war of the gods has seen its first blood spilled and where the next drop comes from remains a mystery until the next issue.