Batman Buys a Victory – JLA #15

The cover to JLA (Vol 1) #15
I’ll never understand how the United States Justice System works.

From Series: JLA (Vol 1)

What Happened:

Back in the present time, Superman (Clark Kent), Batman (Bruce Wayne), Martian Manhunter (J’onn J’onzz), an undercover Green Arrow (Connor Hawke), and Aztek (Uno) are trying to stop Lex Luthor and his Injustice Gang. The biggest problem they face is Lex’s Philosopher’s Stone, which can make anything he imagines come true. Also, unknown to the Justice League, if the stone is destroyed it will lead their world to the nightmare future Aquaman (Arthur Curry), Green Lantern (Kyle Rayner), and The Flash (Wally West) were sent to.

Lex tries to scare Aztek into joining the Injustice Gang with the fact that his company actually funded all of the technology which powers Aztek’s armor. Also, her tries to scare Aztek by trapping him in the JLA Watchtower with a lot of nuclear warheads. Both methods do not work! Aztek refuses to switch sides and gets to work defusing all the warheads. A hopeless task, since there are too many… and not enough time… and he is a super hero in the comic book story…!

On Earth, Batman, Superman and Martian Manhunter get ready to fly into space and take on the Injustice Gang. They have a little bit of an advantage in the form of three spies Batman has working for him on Lex’s secret satellite.

One of those spies is uncovered by the Injustice Gang when The Joker is found tied up and hidden away while another Joker is busy taunting Lex. Lex does something he probably should not need this much justification for and shoots the annoying Joker. The bullet passes through him without harm. This is because the fake Joker is actually the shape changing Plastic Man (Patrick “Eel” O’Brian)!

Plastic Man is in the perfect position to start taking out the Injustice Gang before the reinforcements arrive but instead decides to harass Circe. Not time well spent.

Green Arrow, who has been pretending to turn against the JLA then reveals his true motives and allows Batman and the others teleport onto the satellite. They battle, and at one point Superman is turned into a radio wave because of his new powers and shot into space like an old Johnny Unitas football game broadcast. The JLA is victorious though, just like the conclusion to last issue spoiled.

Then Green Lantern, returning from the apocalyptic future, is able to warn Martian Manhunter in time to stop Superman from destroying the Philosopher’s Stone. BUT IT WASN’T THE PHILSOPHER’S STONE. THE JOKER ACTUALLY HAS THE REAL PHILOSOPHER’S STONE. SO WHY DID IT MATTER.

EXPLAIN THAT, TIME TRAVEL.

Martian Manhunter is able to telepathically make Joker sane for just enough time to use the Philosopher’s Stone and undo all of The Injustice Gang’s damage. Aztek and Green Arrow then quit the Justice League because things got hard and they didn’t like that.

Metron, now working on the side of the angels again, takes the Philosopher’s Stone and delivers it to the Hourman (Matthew Tyler) of the future. Hourman is told there’s another time disruption coming for the Justice League and it’ll be his job to fix it this time.

It’s cute how Metron and Hourman take turns!

Metron then visits the guardians of the Wonderworld, and lets them know the approaching war they have dedicated their lives to fighting won’t be fought by them. Oh well. Time for them to figure out if they have any other hobbies worth pursing. Try cooking! You get to eat your hobby when your hobby is cookie!

BACK. On. EARTH…

Superman, Batman, and Aquaman have decided to disband the Justice League.

What I Learned From This Comic:

Doctor Light has a lot of great and terrible powers like “Make everything red” and “Make everything green.”

The Creators:
Writer: Grant Morrison
Pencils: Howard Porter, Gary Frank, Greg Land
Inker: John Dell, Bob McLeod
Colorist: Pat Garrahy
Separations: Heroic Age
Letterer: Ken Lopez
Editors: Dan Raspler and Peter Tomasi

Zombie Factories On The Moon – JLA #14

The cover to JLA #14
Nobody told Darkseid he’s allowed to retake that Drivers License photo if he isn’t happy with the first attempt.

From Series: JLA (Vol 1)

What Happened:

It’s fifteen years in the future and the time displaced Aquaman (Arthur Curry), Green Lantern (Kyle Rayner), and The Flash (Wally West) have joined forces with the last remaining heroes on an Earth conquered by Darkseid. The plan is to undo Darkseid’s conquest by returning to the past. There, the JLAer’s can stop Superman (Clark Kent) from destroying Lex Luthor’s Philosopher’s Stone which begins the chain of events ending with Darkseid in charge.

The plan is also to blow up the zombie factory on the moon because zombie factories are never a good thing.

Black Racer, the New God of Death, is observing the whole thing from the shadows because this is NOT GOING TO WORK OUT.

Azteka and Argent (Toni Monetti) lead the assault on the Zombie factory. Argent figures out a new way to use her powers after a conversation with Green Lantern. This helps them a little bit but Argent is still fatally wounded by a blast from one of the factory’s guards. So Azteka turns off a switch on his armor that keeps the whole thing from blowing up in a catastrophic explosion. Why is that a switch? Shouldn’t that at the very least be a lock? Or maybe two switches? What if Azteka bumps a coffee table the wrong way? Boom?

This seems like poor super hero costume design.

Also, seconds ago we saw the heroes watching innocent humans being separated in the factory from their families. This upsets the heroes a lot! So they blow every one in the factory up? Problem solved? I guess. It did technically remove the problem.

Back on Earth, Batman (Bruce Wayne) uses his disguise as the Darkseid’s assistant Desaad to ambush him and the Grandmother Box with the remaining heroes. He tricks Metron like Tom Sawyer to become human for a minute so Batman can knock him out and steal his time traveling chair. Then he sends The Flash, Green Lantern, and Aquaman back home to fix the timeline. Batman and Wonder Woman (Diana of Themyscira) die fighting Darkseid. Green Arrow (Connor Hawke) and The Atom (Ray Palmer) die killing Darkseid.

Then Orion, decides to destroy the whole reality because honestly do we need another alternate future? No! Scrap it!

What I Learned From This Comic:

Metron would make for a great little brother.

The Creators:
Writer: Grant Morrison
Pencils: Howard Porter
Inker: John Dell
Colorist: Pat Garrahy
Separations: Heroic Age
Letterer: Ken Lopez
Editors: Dan Raspler and Peter Tomasi

JLA #12

The cover to JLA (Vol 1) #12
Smells like a gym bag down here.
From Series: JLA (Vol 1)

What Happened:

Lex Luthor has created a new Injustice Gang with the intent of finally taking down the Justice League of America. His plan of luring Superman (Clark Kent) and Martian Manhunter (J’onn J’onzz) to a decoy space station… worked pretty well! Even Lex is in shock. He can’t believe the dummies blew themselves up in space.

BUT WAIT. This is Electric Blue Superman. He has mysterious powers that aren’t revealed fully yet. What his newest power? Explosions don’t bother him none? Thrilling adventure! Great.

Lex pushes forward with his other plan, guilting Aztek (Uno) the newest member of the JLA into joining his team. Aztek don’t wanna, but he’s the only person who’d be able to stop the prophesied return of an evil god. Luthor asks how could Aztec stop a god if he’s been blown up by a bunch of nuclear bombs. He asks this because he just teleported a bunch of armed nuclear bombs in the JLA watchtower with Aztek.

So it’s a relevant question.

The Watchtower is empty except for Aztek because the rest of the team ran off to help the New God Metron. Metron sent Green Lantern (Kyle Rayner), The Flash (Wally West), and Aquaman (Arthur Curry) on a quest to find the philosophers stone before Darkseid did. It is a wild goose chase though. Green Lantern learns from the time traveling Hourman (Matthew Tyler) that if the JLA BEATS the Injustice Gang, Darkseid will lose the Philosopher’s stone and destroy the Earth in anger.

Flash, GL and Aquaman convince the mind-blowing superheroes guarding the edge of the universe from an oncoming threat to send them back home. They get there just in time to be TOO LATE. Haha. Tricked you there! Because if the hellish fire pit in place of where Europe used to rest can be trusted, Darkseid has already begun conquering of Earth.

What I Learned From This Comic:

No matter how large, important, or reality bending a super hero team is, they always need a conference table.

The Creators:
Writer: Grant Morrison
Pencils: Howard Porter
Inker: John Dell
Colorist: Pat Garrahy
Separations: Heroic Age
Letterer: Ken Lopez
Editors: Dan Raspler and Peter Tomasi

Green Arrow (Vol 3) #4

The cover to Green Arrow (Vol 3) #4
Figures the one day Aquaman didn’t have time to touch up his gray would be the day of an impromptu photo shoot.
From Series: Green Arrow (Vol 3)

What Happened:

Green Arrow (Ollie Queen) and Aquaman (Arthur Curry) are in combat with Black Manta. Aquaman is super surprised that Green Arrow is alive (because he was not the last time anyone checked) but manages to keep his cool about the whole thing. He’s also pretty focused on his arch enemy, Black Manta, and has gotten really stoked about finally killing him. Before he can ram his hook hand through Manta’s chest, Green Arrow stops him with a lasso arrow.

After turning in the criminal to the authorities Aquaman decides he’s going to surprise the rest of the Justice League with Green Arrow’s return and teleports them both to the JLA’s home base on the moon, the Watchtower.

Meanwhile, we learn there is something creepy going on with Green Arrow’s new friend Stanley Dover. He is hiding something from Ollie and the young Mia Dearden.

In another part of the city, the Star City Slayer takes another homeless child from the street. The kid seems to recognize this person and follow him willingly. While this is happening, the caged monster we’ve been seeing in shadows is mourning the absence of his friend.

Wonder Woman (Diana of Themyscira), The Flash (Wally West), and Martian Manhunter (J’onn J’onnz) are the first to arrive at the Watchtower after Aquaman’s summons and are pretty crabby about it. You’d think their lifestyles didn’t ever call upon them needing to come quickly to important events with their attitudes. Also, The Flash is worried that his wife might think he’s having an affair. Why would Linda Park think her husband, The Flash, would be having an affair because he gets a call to go to the Watchtower? That probably happens every night. Maybe work on your marriage a little there, Wally. It doesn’t stop at the wedding! It’s an ongoing project!

Anyway, after some awkward crowd work (Isn’t Aquaman supposed to be a king who gives speeches and stuff?) Aquaman introduces Ollie. Everyone is surprised, but not really because super heroes come back all the time. Then Wonder Woman kisses Ollie for no reason because she’s a feminist icon and Kevin Smith is a master writer (Buh.).

Green Arrow is confused though. He doesn’t know why Wally is wearing Barry Allen’s old costume. And he doesn’t understand where his best friend Hal went. Or why Kyle Rayner is dressed like the Green Lantern. Or why Superman (Clark Kent) hugs him like they haven’t seen each other in years. Finally when he sees a photo of the Justice League with a boy he’s never seen before (Connor Hawke) dressed as Green Arrow he decides the team has gone crazy and is replacing all its members with more impressionable children. He points an arrow at the Watchtower’s glass window and threatens to blow a hole into the outer space outside.

Before Green Arrow can kill all his friends because he’s mad about work politics Batman (Bruce Wayne) knocks him out. Batman takes his unconscious body with him back to the Batcave.

Back on Earth, Oracle (Barbara Gordon) contacts the Black Canary (Dinah Lance) and tells her about the news report of her dead ex-boyfriend Ollie Queen fighting Black Manta.

What I Learned From this Comic:

Never invite Wonder Woman to a meeting she doesn’t need to sit in on.

The Creators:
Writers: Kevin Smith
Pencilers: Phil Hester
Inkers: Ande Parks
Colourists: Guy Major
Letterers: Sean Konot
Cover Artists: Matt Wagner
Executive Editor: Mike Carlin
Editors: Michael Wright, Bob Schreck

JLA #11

The cover to JLA (Vol 1) #11
“Now where did I leave those blue and green crayons?”
From Series: JLA (Vol 1)

What Happened:

Lex Luthor has constructed an Injustice Gang to take down the JLA because he thinks Superman made the team just to spook him. Well Lex Luthor isn’t spooked by a team of demi-gods! And Lex Luthor doesn’t make wild assumptions about other people’s actions! Lex Luthor wouldn’t make a mistake like that! Lex Luthor doesn’t make mistakes, this is why he has a murderous clown on his team.

The Flash (Wally West), Superman, Aquaman (Arthur Curry), Martian Manhunter (J’onn J’onzz), Aztek (Uno), and Green Lantern (Kyle Rayner) meet on the Watchtower to discuss the recent attack by their evil holographic clones. Aquaman uses his fish connections to discover his clone was spotted in a part of the ocean right before that part of the ocean vanished. Batman (Bruce Wayne) also Skypes into the meeting to let everyone know large chunks of air have been disappearing.

Green Arrow (Connor Hawke) calls in an alert that the missing ocean has shown up in California and the JLA sends Green Lantern to fix that catastrophe. Meanwhile, Superman and Martian Manhunter go to investigate the source of the teleporting air and water.

Green Lantern fixes everything with a wacky cartoon and then decides to take the rest of the day off with Green Arrow. They hang out at a diner and complain about work. Circe is conveniently at this diner and uses her power over men to plant distrust between Green Arrow and the rest of the team.

While investigating the source of the teleportation, Superman and Martian Manhunter get stuck in a hologram of a maze controlled by Joker’s brain. J’onn is only able to navigate out of it after shape-shifting his own brain into something equally as crazy as Joker’s, but then Superman goofs and sets of a bomb.

Metron of the New Gods busts into the Watchtower to set up the next story line. C’mon man! We’re not finished with this one yet! He needs The Flash, Aquaman, Aztec to help him find the philosopher’s stone before Darkseid.

Back on earth Batman gets to play dress up and finds Plastic Man. Then he reveals to Robin he knows Lex Luthor is behind all the troubles the JLA is having and prepares to go to war with him not as The Dark Knight but as the sketchy corporate businessman Bruce Wayne.

What I Learned From This Comic:

Plastic Man can’t be fooled by a wig and a mustache, unlike the entire criminal population.

The Creators:
Writer: Grant Morrison
Pencils: Howard Porter
Inker: John Dell
Colorist: Pat Garrahy
Separations: Heroic Age
Letterer: Ken Lopez
Editor: Ruben Diaz

JLA #7

The cover to JLA (Vol 1) #7
Perspectives be damned!
From Series: JLA (Vol 1)

What Happened:

The evil angel Asmodel is attacking the city of San Francisco in order to lure out Zauriel. Zauriel is an angel who requested mortality and fell to Earth. He also knows about Asmodel’s secret plot to try to finish what Lucifer started and rebel against “The Creator”.

This is weird on many levels. First, why wouldn’t Zauriel let someone know about the secret plot? At least do it before requesting to become a mortal. It’s kind of a really big thing to space on. Keep a todo list man, try to get stuff done everyday!

Second, wouldn’t the creator know about the secret plan the second one of his angels starts attacking earth and almost killing everyone in a city? Does he need everything fed to him through email or something? And which case, why not send him that email? This is what happens when organizations get too big! Who is responsible for sending the creator of the universe the email which lets him know one of his angels is trying to destroy San Francisco?

Probably that new guy Dean.

In other news, the demon Neron is trying to crash the moon into the Earth. Superman is pretty preoccupied with trying to stop this from happening so he cannot help with the evil angels juuuust yet. Superman sets up a neat science fair project which uses his new electrical powers to magnetize the moon and push it away from the Earth.

Flash manages to free himself from being stuck between teleports by vibrating really good. IT’S HOW FLASH SOLVES ALL HIS PROBLEMS.

The Justice League, sans Superman, battle the evil angels. Well, everyone but Aquaman. He’s given the dumb job of saving people stuck in rubble. Wonder Woman and Zauriel manage to break into Asmodel’s ship and destroy his force field keeping anyone from outside the city interfering.

Superman, now with all the free time in the world shows up to battle Asmodel. Just in time too, since it was The Martian Manhunter keeping the evil Angel busy and he is looking pretty grim after a few rounds.

The Flash and Green Lantern decide to be the change they want to see in the world and build a machine which turns Flash’s vibrating into a noise. It’s a noise which is just the right frequency to stop Angels from existing in our reality. The Flash then VIBRATES REAL GOOD (See?!) and all the evil angels are sent back home.

The Justice League return to their moon base, The Watchtower, only to be ambushed by The Key. The Key was the man in the coma from previous issues and woke up after hearing The Justice League’s name. He’s now super powerful and ready to kick the Justice League-rs around!

Back on earth we find out why Zauriel wanted to be a human: to creep on a girl!

What I Learned From This Comic:

Superman beat up an angel.

The Creators:
Writer: Grant Morrison
Pencils: Howard Porter
Inker: John Dell
Colorist: Pat Garrahy
Separations: Heroic Age
Letterer: Ken Lopez
Editor: Ruben Diaz

The Justice League vs. Christianity – JLA #6

The cover to JLA (Vol 1) #6
This is the face of alcoholism.

From Series: JLA (Vol 1)

What Happened:

Two nurses are being really 1990’s-sassy to each other while taking care of a coma patient. They see a shooting star and make wishes about Tom Cruise or trips to Jamaica or something. Unknown to them though, that wasn’t a shooting star! That was a gosh darn angel falling to earth!

Superman and Flash are on the JLA’s watchtower moon base complaining about being role models. They are interrupted by Green Lantern requesting assistance scoping out whatever just crashed to Earth. Flash runs to the teleporter but finds it booby-trapped by the demon Neron and gets stuck in the machine’s energies.

Back on Earth, Martian Manhunter is the first to approach the fallen angel, who he learns is named Zauriel when they are both attacked by more angels. Get used to the word “angel”! It’s going to happen a lot in this one! These new angels are sent by someone named Asmodel and want Zauriel captured: dead or alive.

They seem evil, so we’re going to call them “evil angels” from here on out.

Wonder Woman and Aquaman are dealing with something a lot cooler in Japan. Giant robots with Japanese pop culture names! So dumb! So cool! The whole story should be about this! Unfortunately they get called away to deal with the angel nonsense. Also, it sort of seems like Aquaman just drowned a dude?

Martian Manhunter, Aquaman, and Wonder Woman quickly deal with the evil angels attacking Zauriel. Wonder Woman is creeped on somehow by Zauriel, who we have already established is an angel. Aquaman mistakes Zauriel for the deceased Hawkman for a beat. Everything’s going great until the evil angels’ ship starts coming into our dimension. Zauriel warns the team that should it come all the way, the complete brain-warp that is an angel ship from another dimension will instantly kill everyone on the planet.

They need Superman’s help. Superman can’t help.

Neron and his demons are pulling the moon down towards Earth. So Superman has that subplot to deal with.

The JLA and Zauriel brace themselves for the upcoming fight with the evil angels.

What I Learned From This Comic:

Angels don’t grant wishes.

The Creators:
Writer: Grant Morrison
Pencils: Howard Porter
Inker: John Dell
Colorist: Pat Garrahy
Separations: Heroic Age
Letterer: Ken Lopez
Editor: Ruben Diaz

Who Is The Best At Robots? – JLA #5

The cover to JLA (Vol 1) #5
Personal space bubble, Plastic Man! Personal space bubble!
From Series: JLA (Vol 1)

What Happened:

The JLA is having a recruitment drive to build up their new roster. So they have a bit of a talent show! Steel, Hitman, Max Mercury, Green Arrow, Aztek, Artemis, Plastic Man, Warrior, and Damage all show up. Most of them are either too much of a weirdo or were never really into the idea of being on the team anyway.

The only people being considered for the team are Green Arrow and Aztek. The Justice Legaue is pretty down about the lack of great heroes when suddenly Tomorrow Woman arrives in time to save everyone from debris with her telekinetic powers. She is on the team immediately!

Everything seems to be going great with Tomorrow Woman. Everyone on the team likes her and she helps out with the League’s ongoing investigation on a new destructive force called “IF”. But wait!… she is actually a robot! A robot created by villains Professor Ivo and Professor T.O. Morrow! A robot with a built in electromagnetic device which will wipe the brains of the Justice League. That doesn’t seem great at all!

Ivo and Morrow have a great time bro-ing out with some champagne while their robot gains the Justice League’s trust. Meanwhile, the Justice League learns mid-battle with it, that IF is a weapon. They figure the only way to turn off this weapon is, coincidentally, an electromagnetic pulse.

Tomorrow Woman knows that her programming is pushing her towards killing the Justice League but she doesn’t want to do it. So, Tomorrow Woman flies into IF and uses the electromagnetic pulse to save her teammates and sacrifice herself.

Morrow thinks this is great. He brags that this proves he is better at making robots because he can build “souls” into his robots. Ivo is less delighted that the plan didn’t work but admits Morrow is pretty good at robots. Gamepoint: Morrow.

Then the Justice League throw them in jail. Gamepoint: Justice League.

What I Learned From This Comic:

Don’t invite Hitman to anything, ever.

The Creators:
Writer: Grant Morrison
Pencils: Howard Porter
Inker: John Dell
Colorist: Pat Garrahy
Separations: Heroic Age
Letterer: Ken Lopez
Editor: Ruben Diaz

Three Bad Ideas – The Final Night #1

The cover to The Final Night #1
Feeling pretty silly about the whole “tights” thing right now.
From Series: The Final Night

What Happened:

The alien named Dusk lands on Earth to warn everyone of the coming Sun Eater. I’m not going to bother explaining what the Sun Eater does. For a short bit it looks like she’s about to have the same cuckoo mix-up with the Superman and The Legion of Superheroes she had on New Tamarian. Fortunately Saturn Girl uses he telepathy to get everyone on the same page and the plot moves steadily forward to give us…

…Characters! Dozens of characters show up though only a handful can do anything useful against a monster big enough to eat the sun. Thanks for showing up Robin. Nice of you to bring your hammer Steel. We think we’re going with the super strong demigods who can breathe in space to deal with this “crime” though.

The heroes break into three groups. One group led by Captain Atom will be using a plan Big Barda and Mister Miracle came up with. They’re going to try to funnel the Sun Eater into a boom tube and teleport him to the edge of the universe. The “Sweep the dirt under the rug” method.

The second group will be the Plan B. All the super heroes with fire powers will create a dummy sun and lure the Sun Eater away from their solar system. The “You’re someone else’s problem now” method.

The third group is everyone else just to give them something to do. If you’re not keeping Batman’s hands busy he’s just going to be a bother to everyone. Make him go on patrol to “keep the peace during the panic” or whatever you want to call it. Give the man a pat on the back and tiny trophy when it’s all over just for participating.

While all this is going on, The Phantom Stranger goes to The Spectre to ask why he never helps with these big crisis’s. After all, the Spectre is arguably the strongest hero on the planet. The Spectre tells him that if the Sun Eater kills everyone on earth then that must have been God’s will so who is he to say otherwise. With that he vanishes to go guilt another criminal into killing themselves.

The teleport plan fails.

The dummy sun is absorbed by the Sun Eater almost killing the heroes maintain it by stripping them of their body heat.

With no plan C, the sun goes out. Earth is plunged into darkness and Jimmy Olsen’s news crew already starts to panic.

His day at the beach ruined, Lex Luthor decides to get involved.

What I Learned From This Comic:

Lex Luthor wears speedos.

The Creators:
Writer: Karl Kesel
Artist/Co-Creator: Stuart Immonen
Inker: Jose Marzan, Jr.
Colorist: Patricia Mulvihill
Letterer: Gaspar Saladino
Editor: Dan Thorsland
Editor: Ali Morales

Superman Inspires Mob Violence – JLA #4

The cover to JLA (Vol 1) #4
Martian Manhunter flies with his legs spread? Like he’s doing star jumps? Bold choice.
From Series: JLA (Vol 1)

What Happened:

Superman watches Protex of the Hyperclan as he celebrates his invasion of Earth. While Protex gloats, Superman pieces the information together. Everyone with fire powers got sick or went missing right before the Hyperclan showed up. All of the Hyperclan have the same powers. One of those powers is mind control. Kryptonite has been right next to him for a couple hours now. Kryponite kills Superman… wait! Mind control? That kryptonite is not really there!

Realizing the Hyperclan are actually the same beings as The Martian Manhunter, he gets ready to fight Protex.

He fights Protex!

Primaid, seeing things starting to go downhill commands Armek to close the death-torture-flower-thing the Justice League is tied to. But… Oh snap! It’s not really Armek it’s Martian Manhunter who was only pretending to join the Hyperclan. Primaid and J’onn fight but Primaid is too strong for him. Fortunately, he manages to free the Justice League and Wonder Woman is ready throw down.

She fights Primaid in space!

During the scuffle with the remaining members of the Hyperclan, Aquaman makes a bad one-liner. He is so embarrassed he has to the stop the fight for a beat.

With the Hyperclan pretty much beat, Superman takes to the airwaves to inspire everyone to fight back against the aliens. Their weakness is fire so he pretty much commands the world to bust out their copies of the Anarchist Cookbook and get to mischief.

Now that the world has been saved by a billion lunatics, Martian Manhunter is put in charge of punishing the captured White Martians. He traps them all in human forms and wipes their memories, putting them in lives of public service.

If he’s cool doing this to an entire army, why doesn’t he do this to every super villain? Seems like a weird line to draw. “I’ll mind-wipe and enslave my own people, but that dude who routinely tries to melt babies? He gets a pass.”

The Justice League of America then put their new base on the moon because that’s how JLA rolls.

What I Learned From This Comic:
According to the Metaphysical Laws of Howard Porter, if there’s a crowd of people holding up torches then there will be at least one dude holding up a bottle of rum.

The Creators:
Writer: Grant Morrison
Pencils: Howard Porter
Inker: John Dell
Colorist: Pat Garrahy
Separations: Heroic Age
Letterer: Ken Lopez
Editor: Ruben Diaz