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