Thursday, December 01, 2005
Seven Reasons To Become A DC Comics Fan No. 1
This story can be found in JLA Volume Two: American Dreams.
A rogue faction of militaristic angels invades Earth while the forces of Hell pull down The Moon from out of the sky.
Standing between them: The JLA.
Heaven invades, riding down on a (un)holy burning ark. Should it touch down, all that is unholy will burn.
In the heavens, Superman wrests The Moon from Hell. On the ground, The JLA fights back angels. In the air, Wonder Woman tries to stop the ark's flaming descent.
Burned and spent from the touch of Heaven, The Manhunter stands alone against Heaven's general, Asmodel. Nearly felled, his resolve remains steady.
"You...shall not...pass...Asmodel," falls from burnt and searing lips. Then, when the day seems darkest, a familiar hand meets The Manhunter's shoulder.
"You've done enough, old friend. Stand down. I'll take over now."
Superman has joined the battle. With no others available to reach the skies to halt the ark, The Martian Manhunter, whose sole weakness is flame, comes to her aid.
Rogue angels fall. Hell stands defeated and the former Kid Flash utters these words:
"We are The Justice League...and The Bad Guys have left the building."