JLA Comics Index

Specials 2004-2011

  • JLA-Z #3 [of 3] (January 2004)
    Various Writers and Artists
    Character profiles for Martian Manhunter, Metron, Mongul, Parademons, Parallax, Phantom Stranger, Plastic Man, Red Tornado, Royal Flush Gang, Snapper Carr, Spectre, Starro, Steel, Superman, Teen Titans, Totems of Power, Vandal Savage, Weaponers of Qward, Weapons-Master, Wonder Woman, and Zatanna.

  • JLA/Avengers #3 [of 4] (January 2004)
    Kurt Busiek, George Perez, George Perez
    The JLA and Avengers are friends, partying together... but something isn't right. Reality keeps changing... shifting. Superman and Captain America begin to suspect something but can't work out what... The Phantom Stranger arrives and takes them to the dying Grandmaster who tells them Krona is merging their worlds together to create a new Big Bang.

  • Avengers/JLA #4 [of 4] (May 2004)
    Kurt Busiek, George Perez, George Perez
    The united heroes devise a plan to take the battle to Krona on his own plane of existance. Krona sends hordes of villains to stop the heroes of the JLA and Avengers, with many dying on both sides of the battle. Superman, with Captain America's shield and Thor's hammer in hand, breaks down the final barrier, enabling the heroes to confront and defeat Krona.

  • Justice League: Another Nail #1 [of 3] (July 2004) [Elseworlds]
    Alan Davis, Alan Davis, Mark Farmer
    Darkseid is defeated in the final battle between New Genesis and Apokolips. Superman is uncomfortable with his new celebrity status. Green Arrow is dying in hospital. In trying to bring back Metamorpho, Dr Fate unleashes other evil entities from beyond.

  • Justice League: Another Nail #2 [of 3] (August 2004) [Elseworlds]
    Alan Davis, Alan Davis, Mark Farmer
    Various heroes go about trying to discover the source of the evil that has infiltrated the universe. Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Batman, Flash, The Atom, Deadman, and even the Spectre, each have troubles they have to deal with. J'onn tells Kal to take some time off in Smallville, where he is joined by Lois Lane.

  • Justice League Elite #1 [of 12] (September 2004)
    Joe Kelly, Doug Mahnke, Tom Nguyen
    The new Elite team of the JLA sets out on their first mission, deep under cover! Its mission: to infiltrate a small brotherhood of assassins gathering to hit a major political target. Sounds like a piece of cake - if they don't lose their heads!

  • Justice League: Another Nail #3 [of 3] (September 2004) [Elseworlds]
    Alan Davis, Alan Davis, Mark Farmer
    As time and space begins to converge, Batman fights the Joker in Hell. Big Barda, Scott Free, J'onn J'onzz, Zatanna and friends discover the Limbo Cell causing the chaos. Superman attempts to destroy it, but it is Amazo brought to life with Oliver Queen's mind that saves the day.

    [Trade Paperback Collection: Justice League of America: Another Nail reprints Justice League: Another Nail #1-3]

  • Justice League Elite #2 [of 12] (October 2004)
    Joe Kelly, Doug Mahnke, Tom Nguyen
    As the Elite continue their covert operation within the Blood Brothers' gang, they're taken inside a small nation where the Brothers plan to take over, but Vera Black (in her disguise as Deathstroke) is discovered by Wolfwood (who she discovers is a werewolf).

  • Justice League Elite #3 [of 12] (November 2004)
    Joe Kelly, Doug Mahnke, Tom Nguyen
    The JLE continue to try and bring about a no-killing resolution to the battle for control over the small nation. Taking out the Blood Brothers' gang, and confronting the current facist leader President Bhat, all seems under control... until Major Disaster is found standing over the dead bodies of President Bhat and his men.

  • JLA: Secret Files and Origins 2004 (November 2004)
    Joe Kelly, Kurt Busiek, Don Slott, Mike McAvennie; John Byrne, Doug Mahnke, Ron Garney, Dan Jurgens, Ed McGuinness; Tom Nguyen, Dan Green, Jerry Ordway, Al Milgrom, Dexter Vines
    "Same Coin" - The Flash pushes himself to the limit to be part of both the JLA and JLE as they attempt to stop both Felix Faust and Circe from gaining access to a mystical spear. "The Fall of Modora" - The Crime Syndicate of Amerika lay siege to Modora, the only city on their Earth which they had not yet taken control of. Once Modora is sacked, the CSA realize that there's nothing left for them to do./Also contains bios on the JLE, The Red King, JLA (Satellite Era), and Ultramarine Corps.

  • Justice League Elite #4 [of 12] (December 2004)
    Joe Kelly, Doug Mahnke, Tom Nguyen
    Vera remembers her childhood with Manchester. The JLE are confronted by the JLA on the death of President of Changsha. At first Vera thinks one of her team is the murderer, but it is revealed that Wolfwood killed him... Wolfwood was also responsible for the murder of Al-Sheikh's wife and children.

    [Trade Paperback Collection: Justice League Elite: Volume 1 reprints Action Comics #775, JLA #100, JLA Secret Files 2004, Justice League Elite #1-4]

  • JLA: Classified #1 (January 2005)
    Grant Morrison, Ed McGuinness, Dexter Vines
    With the JLA missing, the International Ultramarine Corps takes it upon themselves to quash a terrorist threat. The threat however is bigger than they anticipated... Gorilla Grogg is the mastermind behind this threat. Squire (one of the IUC's members) contacts Batman (the only JLA member not missing in action) and the two head for the JLA's backup base on Pluto.

  • Justice League Elite #5 [of 12] (January 2005)
    Joe Kelly, Doug Mahnke, Tom Nguyen
    The JLE go undercover once more, disguised as Coldcast's crew, to entrap his brother who is dealing in a new dangerous drug. Manitou acquires an eye of 18 pupils to help him discover who has betrayed the JLE. Vera has a nightmare that her brother Manchester is back... and when she awakes she finds a cigarette butt on her bed.

  • JLA: Classified #2 (February 2005)
    Grant Morrison, Ed McGuinness, Dexter Vines
    In the infant universe of Qwewq the JLA deal with Black Death, who was planted their as a decoy to distract the JLA while Grodd took over the world. The Ultramarines have been taken over by Grodd's mental abilities when Batman attacks with JLA robots. The robots and Batman are soon taken out, as the Squire finally contacts the JLA and beams them back home, just in time to take on Grodd.

  • Justice League Elite #6 [of 12] (February 2005)
    Joe Kelly, Doug Mahnke, Tom Nguyen
    The JSA confront the JLE, not knowing who they are, and a fight ensues. Green Arrow secretly tells Black Canary who the JLE is, but Hawkgirl faces up against Kasumi. Wanting a quick and painless resolution Vera orders Booker to blow the gas main to facilitate their getaway. Booker however is enebriated, and causes a Coldcast's powers to overload, jerking Kasumi's blade into the stomach of Hawkgirl. Kasumi, it is revealed, is really Batgirl, who was sent in undercover by Batman to keep an eye on the JLE. Coldcast continues on the case to entrap the drug dealers his brother is involved with, and discovers they're run by aliens teamed with Wolfwood.

  • Justice League Elite #7 [of 12] (March 2005)
    Joe Kelly, Doug Mahnke, Tom Nguyen
    Dawn cheats on her husband with Green Arrow. Manitou knows about it through his mystical visions, and is not at all pleased. Wolfwood does not give away Vera and the other members identities to Aftermath. Aftermath shows them how his "drugs" turn some people into portals into an unreachable location. As Flash confronts Vera as to what is going on, she has a momentary spell, then all of a sudden begins speaking in the voice of her brother, Manchester Black.

  • JLA: Classified #3 (March 2005)
    Grant Morrison, Ed McGuinness, Dexter Vines
    The JLA work together to thwart Grodd's plans, freeing the Ultramarines. Superman goes up against Nebula Man, who reveals himself to be the adult universe of Qwewg, come back to the past. With Grodd dealt with, the JLA suggest the Ultramarine Corp (lead by Squire) tackle the currently infant universe of Qwewg to guide it into a passive adulthood.

    [Trade Paperback Collection: JLA: Ultramarine Corps (Vol. 20) reprints JLA/WildCATs #1, JLA Secret Files 2004, JLA: Classified #1-3]

  • Justice League Elite #8 [of 12] (April 2005)
    Joe Kelly, Doug Mahnke, Tom Nguyen
    Vera struggles has her brother Manchester invades her mind. Meanwhile Aftermath uses the Whorlogog which brings him to the Source Wall. The Elite attempt to stop him, but end up in danger themselves, with Manitou sacrificing his life to save the others. Chris stabs his brother Coldcast to win favor with Aftermath, but as Aftermath approaches the Source Wall he is torn in two by a female entity. Manchester Black takes this opportunity to take over his sisters body and approach the female entity... all seems destroyed in a brilliant explosion.

  • JLA: Classified #4 (April 2005)
    Keith Giffen & J.M. DeMatteis, Kevin Maguire, Joe Rubinstein
    Sue Dibney discovers that Richard Hertz (an ex-supervillain called Blackguard) is opening up a bar next door to their offices and tries to convince her husband and other superheroes that they need to go over there and bust his nose... The others all think she's being irrational, and Ralph thinks she's acting this way because she's pregnant. Richard has indeed turned over a new leaf, and reveals his business partner is none other than Guy Gardner.

  • Justice League Elite #9 [of 12] (May 2005)
    Joe Kelly, Doug Mahnke, Tom Nguyen
    As Manchest Black (in league with entity from the Whorlogog) attempts to remake a reality where Superman is dead, but the new realities do not hold. Al-Shiekh runs an autopsy on the body of President Bhat. The Flash is held in a containment pod created by Green Lantern, having nearly run himself to death saving the junkies on Aftermath's ship. As Green Arrow consoles Dawn over her husbands death, Booker interrupts, blaming himself for Manitou's death, but also remarking on Dawn's infidelity, before Booker goes home and cuts his wrists in the bathtub. In the Shadow Realm, Kasumi tells Coldcast she's really Batgirl, kisses him, and as their about to be attacked be a shadow creature, they transport out, back to the Watchtower, where Al Shiekh and the JLA arrest Coldcast for the murder of President Bhat.

  • JLA: Classified #5 (May 2005)
    Keith Giffen & J.M. DeMatteis, Kevin Maguire, Joe Rubinstein
    Angry that Guy Gardner is helping open a bar next to their headquarters, Sue Dibney and other members of the "Super Buddies" confront the ex-Green Lantern. Guy makes an inappropriate move on Mary Marvel, angering her into an out of character fit of rage (helped by the treatment she receives from Billy Batson). Guy later apologizes for his actions, surprising everyone. Power Girl visits Blue Beetle, and the two casually dismiss Booster Gold, who contemplates becoming a supervillain to gain some respect... toying with this idea he accidentally invokes a spell using one of Dr Fate's contraptions, sending himself and his fellow Super Buddies to the deepest pits of Hell.

  • Justice League Elite #10 [of 12] (June 2005)
    Joe Kelly, Doug Mahnke, Tom Nguyen
    As the JLE and JLA take stock of the status of the JLE members, Manchester Black attempts to take over the mind of his sister once and for all... but is it actually Manchester's conciousness or Vera's mind manifesting the darker side of her Black heritage? Dawn begins packing her belongings after the death of her husband. Booker attends AA meetings. In the Slab, Coldcast awaits his trial for the murder of the foreign leader... but why does he have one of Menagerie's bugs in his ear? With the Manchester Black personality finally taking control of Vera, he instructs the "Eve" entity to reign distruction down upon Earth. Manitou Raven's spirit visits Dawn instructing her to use his staff and speak the word "Inukchuk".

  • JLA: Classified #6 (June 2005)
    Keith Giffen & J.M. DeMatteis, Kevin Maguire, Joe Rubinstein
    Finding themselves in Hell, the Super-Buddies try calling home, they abuse Booster for his stupid mistake, and are confronted by Etrigan. They're soon employed to work in a hot food grill as cooks and waitresses. Meanwhile, Guy Gardner, having learnt about their predicament, uses Dr Fates contraption to wish himself and PowerGirl into Hell to save the Super Buddies. Bea notices the superheroine Ice waiting in line at the Grill!

  • The OMAC Project #1 [of 6] (June 2005)
    Greg Rucka, Jesus Saiz, Jesus Saiz
    Sasha Bordeaux cleans up Blue Beetles body, while teammate Jessica questions why he had to die. Booster Gold and Wonder Woman worry about not having heard from Blue Beetle in some time, while Batman attempts to link to the Brother I satellite, only to have a note arrive telling him it's no longer under his control. The note is accompanied by Blue Beetle's broken goggles.

  • Villains United #1 [of 6] (July 2005)
    Gail Simone, Dale Eaglesham, Wade von Grawbadger
    Villains everywhere are given the opportunity to join Lex Luthor in a united effort at ensuring the Justice League never again do what was done to Dr Light. Some need more persuading than others, with Catman refusing the offer, much to Talia Head's disappointment. Meanwhile, in the Amazon, another group of villains is attempting to plant a device when they come under attack from some H.I.V.E. agents. Catman agrees to join this second group run by someone called Mockingbird, with the 6 members being Catman, Scandal, Deadshot, Cheshire, Parademon, and Ragdoll.

  • Justice League Elite #11 [of 12] (July 2005)
    Joe Kelly, Doug Mahnke, Tom Nguyen
    The JLA take the fight to London where Vera (as Manchester) Black is wreaking havoc with his new "partner" Eve (thanks to the Worlogog). Meanwhile, Dawn is given instructions by her dead husband, who himself contacts the other Elite members and tells them they need to unite to get rid of Manchester from Vera's head. The Elite arrive in London just as Manchester/Vera fries Batman.

  • JLA: Classified #7 (July 2005)
    Keith Giffen & J.M. DeMatteis, Kevin Maguire, Joe Rubinstein
    Guy Gardner and Power Girl battle through a horde of demons, to find the other Super Buddies... and Ice. Etrigan seeing the love Guy has for Ice, tells the Super Buddies to leave Hell before the idea of love catches on in Hell. They can take Ice with them, but they must not look back to see if she follows... Bea, caring too much for Ice, takes a small peek back, dooming Ice to Hell for good. Guy and Bea hold each other in utter grief.

  • The OMAC Project #2 [of 6] (July 2005)
    Greg Rucka, Jesus Saiz, Jesus Saiz
    Batman recalls how the Justice League wiped 10 minutes of his memory when he caught them wiping Dr Light's mind. Booster Gold accuses Batman of killing Blue Beetle now that the Brother I satellite is no longer under his control. Max watches on via the satellite from his Checkmate HQ, sees Batman has Blue Beetle's goggles, and calls in his Checkmate team members. Thinking them trators, Max has them all killed, accept for Sasha, whom he tells to kill Jessica, the last remaining member. An OMAC unit kills Arnold Beck, known as Overthrow. Batman secretly meets with Sasha, the two kiss, but Brother I sees all, and Max quickly sends multiple OMAC units to eliminate Batman and Sasha.

  • Villains United #2 [of 6] (August 2005)
    Gail Simone, Dale Eaglesham, Wade von Grawbadger
    Catman and Deadshot share a tense breakfast in the Secret Six mansion, as Cheshire looks on from the shadows. Scandal sends a message to her lover, before alerting the six that they have their next mission. They're to steal some Thanagarian weapons from a tanker in Gotham. But their plans are known to Luthor's growing group of villains, and the six are ambushed by Weather Wizard, Dr Polaris, and a horde of other villains. Catman is captured and is soon laying, restrained on the operating table of the Crime Doctor!

  • Justice League Elite #12 [of 12] (August 2005)
    Joe Kelly, Doug Mahnke, Tom Nguyen
    The Flash saves Batman just in time, and the Elite reform to battle the Eve and the Worlogog, while Vera fights her own internal battle (with help from Manitou Raven's spirit), attempting to rid herself from her brother's personality. As Vera regains control of her body, Eve is destroyed, and time is remade, to undo the destruction of London, with the memory of the Elite wiped from existance...

    [Trade Paperback Collection: Justice League Elite: Volume 2 reprints Justice League Elite #5-12]

  • JLA: Classified #8 (Early August 2005)
    Keith Giffen & J.M. DeMatteis, Kevin Maguire, Joe Rubinstein
    The Super Buddies return to earth, but a giant G'Nort tramples them. Things seem amiss, and Blue Beetle having amnesia doesn't help the situation. While Mary Marvel, Guy Gardner and Power Girl go after G'Nort, they're intercepted by an evil Mary Marvel and Captain Marvel. The others head back to their HQ, only to find a strip club in its place. Inside they find their evil counterparts... seems they're in an alternate reality. The evil Max tells Ice to kill Bea, while back in reality the real Max and Sue Dibny argue over who should touch the mystical artifact that sent the Super Buddies to Hell in the first place.

  • The OMAC Project #3 [of 6] (August 2005)
    Greg Rucka; Jesus Saiz, Cliff Richards, Bob Wiacek; Jesus Saiz, Cliff Richards, Bob Wiacek
    The OMAC units take Sasha captive while wounding Batman and leaving him for dead. Superman saves him from drowning, but is unable to find any trace of the OMACs. Guy Gardner goes toe to toe with Wonder Woman over why nobody has gone after whoever killed Blue Beetle. Booster stops the fight and flies off with Guy, leaving Wonder Woman alone. Max uses his power of persuasion to try and find out what Sasha told Batman, but somehow he's unable to get to her. Unhappy about moving to the next stage of his plan so early, Max initiates a mind-control tactic on Superman.

  • JLA: Classified #9 (Late August 2005)
    Keith Giffen & J.M. DeMatteis, Kevin Maguire, Joe Rubinstein
    The Super Buddies let G'Nort take care of the evil Mary Marvel, while Booster, Mia, Beetle and Ralph take care of the evil counterparts in the Strip Club HQ. None of them can figure out how to get back to their own reality, when all of a sudden they're all back together in their Super Buddies HQ, thanks to Dr Fate (who's none too pleased about Booster using his mystical artifact in the first place).

  • Villains United #3 [of 6] (September 2005)
    Gail Simone, Val Semeiks, Prentis Rollins
    The Six are individually tortured time and time again by Dr Pyscho, in an effort to discover who Mockingbird is. Black Adam confronts Luthor over the use of torture, but Luthor convinces him it is necessary, providing evidence of an explosive placed by the Six. Catman manages to provoke the Dr into making a mistake, and makes quick work of killing him and his nurse. Gathering the rest of the Six, they make quick work of other villains who are supposed to be guarding them, killing Hyena as a warning message to Luthor and his Society.

  • The OMAC Project #4 [of 6] (September 2005)
    Greg Rucka; Jesus Saiz, Cliff Richards, Bob Wiacek; Jesus Saiz, Cliff Richards, Bob Wiacek
    Wonder Woman has just killed Max Lord. Superman can't believe she murdered him. Before they can argue further they receive an alert. It appears the Brother I has become self-aware and is initiating the OMAC units to take out all meta-humans, while also purging the Checkmate HQ of all personnel. Sasha and Jessica attempt to escape. It appears Sasha may be some kind of OMAC sleeper agent. However when an OMAC unit captures them, and Batman attempts to regain control of the system, it wastes no time in showing Batman (over a monitor) that it has no qualms in killing Sasha.

  • JLA: Classified #10 (September 2005)
    Warren Ellis, Butch Guice, Butch Guice
    A Lexcorp employee jumps to his death. Lois and Clark investigate, thinking their might be a link between this and several other unconnected suicides of Lexcorp employees. Over in Gotham, Batman investigates the murder of a man with some kind of hi-tech weapon. He discovers that the man killed was a Spartan Industries employee who was attempting to blow the whistle on Spartan's program to build new weapons of mass destruction. Wonder Woman welcomes some new students to Themyscira, but is interrupted by a huge explosion at the University.

  • JLA/Cyberforce (September 2005) [Graphic Novel]
    Joe Kelly, Doug Mahnke, Norm Rapmund
    When Cyber-Zombies invade Budapest, the JLA and Cyberforce teams arrive to answer the call for help. Now these two very different teams must work together toward a common goal: preventing the now-evil Ripclaw and his Cyber-Zombies from obtaining Godtech - an organic material that could make the Cyberforce immortal or even give life to the dead! But when J'onn falls in battle the two teams are at odds over which group will get to the Godtech first.

  • Justice #1 [of 12] (October 2005)
    Jim Krueger and Alex Ross, Doug Braithwaite and Alex Ross
    A range of villains each have the same reoccuring nightmare. They dream about the end of the world, and in the dream the Justice League are unable to stop the destruction. In an Arabian desert Captain Cold makes a deal with the locals. In Atlantis Aquaman sets out from his home where he comes across Black Manta who turns the sharks against Aquaman. Taking Aquaman prisoner, Black Manta takes his unconcious body to Lex Luthor, who welcomes Black Manta, telling him he's the first to arrive...

  • Villains United #4 [of 6] (October 2005)
    Gail Simone, Dale Eaglesham, Wade vonGrawbadger
    The Warden of Enclave M prison is threatened. Meanwhile the Six break into the Society's secret hideout in the middle of a jungle in Brasilia. They take out many of the Queen Bee's drones, and discover that Luthor plans to wipe the memories of all the superheroes on earth. With Black Adam on their tale, the Six free Luthor's power supply... Firestorm. Unhappy at being held captive, Firestorm uses his nuclear abilities to destroy the Society's HQ. Back at their base, Catman reveals his origins to Chesire after the two have made love. She reveals that she wanted him to give her a baby.

  • The OMAC Project #5 [of 6] (October 2005)
    Greg Rucka; Jesus Saiz, Cliff Richards, Bob Wiacek; Jesus Saiz, Cliff Richards, Bob Wiacek
    The countdown is on... OMAC units all over the world are about to be initiated. Booster Gold, Guy Gardner, Fire, Mary Marvel and Metamorpho arrive to help J'onn fight an OMAC unit. Two other OMAC units arrive to deal with the threat. Rocket Red Seven sacrifices himself to save the heroes. Sasha doesn't die... She morphs into a stand-alone robotic entity. Sasha contacts Batman to warn him of the impending 1,373,462 OMAC units about to come online all over the world.

  • JLA: Classified #11 (October 2005)
    Warren Ellis, Butch Guice, Butch Guice
    Wonder Woman finds a green-glowing parchment within the Themyscira University wreckage. The Flash also finds another similar parchment at an explosion at the Central City Museum. Superman, Green Lantern, and Batman all find similar items at the locations of other disasters. With Oracle's help, J'onn gathers the information from all the findings.

  • Villains United #5 [of 6] (November 2005)
    Gail Simone, Dale Eaglesham, Wade vonGrawbadger
    The Six break into a LexCorp subsidiary which the gorilla Mallah and others are using as a hideout. Scandal hacks into the computer system in an attempt to find out if Luthor knows who Mockingbird really is. Meanwhile Luthor sends out the Fearsome Five to hunt down a target, Vandal Savage isn't impressed at having to wait on Luthor and storms out, refusing to join his Society. Sinestro attempts to convince Lady Quark to join the Society. Mockingbird berates the Six for trying to discover his/her identity, and accepts Catman's bargain to attack and defeat Luthor in exchange for their freedom. Scandal reveals her father is Vandal Savage. Catman attacks Deadshot having discovered from Cheshire that he killed his Lion pride. Their fight is interrupted when alarms ring out... The Society has located their HQ thanks to Cheshire. She's willing to sacrifice her daughter because she's pregnant with Catman's baby.

  • The OMAC Project #6 [of 6] (November 2005)
    Greg Rucka; Jesus Saiz, Cliff Richards, Bob Wiacek; Jesus Saiz, Cliff Richards, Bob Wiacek
    As the OMACs continue killing metahumans all over the world, Sasha attempts to gain information from various agencies previously tied to Checkmate. Information starts to flow in, giving her a few options. She contacts Batman about an EMP that Blue Beetle had ordered, which Batman discovers was the item that the Kord Industries wharehouse had been ransacked for, but which had not yet been delivered at the time of the robbery. Batman finds it and with the help of the Green Lanters, gets as many heroes as possible to a remote desert location. Sasha meanwhile attempts to insert a virus into the Brother Eye satellite. With OMACs coming in there thousands to attack the grouped heroes, the EMP wave is detonated, and thousands of OMACs are decommissioned. Sasha's virus also seems to work, but Brother Eye still has 200,000 OMAC units at its disposal. Brother Eye transmits video footage of Wonder Woman killing Max Lord all over the world...

    [Trade Paperback Collection: The OMAC Project (Countdown to Infinite Crisis) reprints Countdown to Infinite Crisis, The OMAC Project #1-6, Wonder Woman #219]

  • JLA: Classified #12 (November 2005)
    Warren Ellis, Butch Guice, Butch Guice
    J'onn tells of an old Martian story that revolves around the knowledge locked inside the coded green-glowing parchments. The information encoded within is for an idea-technology designed to bring back the Devil. The JLA enter the White House and confront President Luthor about the parchments, and he reveals that LuthorCorp was indeed investigating them for weapons research. Suddenly an eruption in Las Vegas reveals that the damage has already been done... hordes of creatures errupt from underground.

  • Villains United #6 [of 6] (December 2005)
    Gail Simone, Dale Eaglesham, Wade vonGrawbadger
    As the Six prepare to have the HQ invaded by the Society of Villains, Scandal realizes Mockingbird has abandoned them. A blue-eyed Luthor interrogates his prisoner Pariah, who reveals there is a second Luthor (one with green eyes) who has been masquerading as Mockingbird! Chesire attempts to leave to join the Society, but she is shot by Slade. As the Society enters the building, Talia Al Ghul fights Scandal Savage, while the rest of the Six attempt to fight and survive. The real (green-eyed) Luthor, donning his battle armor, promises himself that the imposter will not take his place. As the fight comes to a head inside the Six's HQ, Parademon detonates his Mother Boxes. Some time later, Catman and Deadshot meet with Green Arrow, telling him about the Society's plan to mindwipe the superheroes.

    [Trade Paperback Collection: Villains United (Infinite Crisis) reprints Villains United #1-6]

  • Infinite Crisis #1 [of 7] (December 2005)
    Geoff Johns, Phil Jimenez, Andy Lanning
    Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman confront each other amongst the ruins of the Watchtower. Superboy contemplates getting involved in the fight against the OMACs, but his worry over his Luthor genes hold him back. Chaos reigns throughout the universe. Mongul arrives on the moon and attacks the three heroes. Back on earth, Bizarro attacks the Human Bomb, killing him. As Superman puts down Mongul, Wonder Woman comes in for the killing blow, but Superman stops her. Mongul escapes, and the three heroes verbally attack one another about their failings in recent times. Looking on from some alternate reality, Superman from Earth-2, Superboy from Earth-Prime, Alexander Luthor from Earth-3, and Lois Lane Kent from Earth-2 decide they've seen enough and Superman bashes through the barrier with the words, "This looks like a job for Superman"!

  • JLA: Classified #13 (December 2005)
    Warren Ellis, Butch Guice, Butch Guice
    The JLA are sucked into some other realm, and confronted by an entity called Z, claiming to be the greatest weapon in the galaxy. The entity plans on having the JLA prove their worth in order to decide Earth's fate. Using their telepathic link, the JLA instead devise a plan to escape from this underworld realm, with Superman igniting the oil pits, creating a distraction to facilitate their escape. There is no escape however, and J'onn threatens the entity that he's willing to sacrifice himself by becoming unsolid and then reamterializing inside the entity's brain. Amused, the creature transports the JLA individually to some place else...

  • Justice #2 [of 12] (December 2005)
    Jim Krueger and Alex Ross, Doug Braithwaite and Alex Ross
    The Riddler breaks into Wayne Industries to hack into Batman's computer. Batman arrives, and attempts to retrieve the disc of information Riddler managed to get from the computer. The Flash sees for himself how Captain Cold brought water to the desert people, while Poison Ivy brings fresh food and plantations to another starving nation. Batman finally catches up with the Riddler, at the Gotham Cemetery, and manages to get the disc off him. As the Riddler is sent back inside Arkham Asylum, he's questioned by the Joker, who says he wants in on this whole "end of the world" thing the villains have got going on. Aquaman awakes, he's been captured by Brainiac, who intends to experiment on him to understand his telepathic abilities.

  • Infinite Crisis #2 [of 7] (January 2006)
    Geoff Johns, Phil Jimenez, Andy Lanning with Norm Rapmund, Marlo Alquiza and Larry Stucker
    Donna Troy gathers together a team of heroes to join her in a journey to the center of the universe. Meanwhile Powergirl fights a team of villains who are about to overpower her when he arrives... Superman (Kal-L from Earth 2), claiming Powergirl is his cousin. At the Daily Planet Clark wonders out loud to Lois if he has indeed been less than inspirational since his "death". Blue-eyed Luthor calls off the capture of the Marvel family and calls for Black Adam. Green-eyed Luthor travels across the arctic landscape, and is momentarily confused, until he sees Earth-2 Superman and Powergirl (Kara) fly overhead. Kal-L explains the multiverse to Kara inside his arctic hideout, where she meets Alexander Luthor and Superboy-Prime. She recalls none of the events Kal-L tells of, until she meets and touches Lois Lane Kent (from Earth-2), and then all her pre-Crisis memories come flooding back. Batman is contacted by Brother Eye who tells Batman it's only doing what it was programmed to do, protect Earth from heroes gone bad... like Wonder Woman. Diana meanwhile is in a battle to the death against an armada of OMACs who are killing everyone on Themyscira. Kal-L tells Powergirl that he plans on re-writing history, by eliminating this Earth and bringing back his reality.

  • JLA: Classified #14 (January 2006)
    Warren Ellis, Butch Guice, Butch Guice
    As the JLA find themselves separated in different locations, they're still linked by J'onn's telepathy. Z read's their minds and presents them with their greatest fear or weakeness. But each JLA member quickly discovers that what they're seeing or feeling isn't real. Green Lantern however hasn't worked out the unreality of it all yet, and looks about to be beaten by the creature he's fighting.

  • JLA Classified: Cold Steel #1 [of 2] (February 2006)
    Chris Moeller
    The JLA are drafted into the middle of a star-spanning feud between two alien races, the Ghoji and the Voruk. Seems the Ghoji's homeworld and most of its occupants have been frozen in stasis, while the Voruk return with extra forces to decimate the world they once tried to overtake. The JLA must pilot giant robots to enable them to get close to the "Infinity Coil" weapon that holds the world hostage.

  • Justice #3 [of 12] (February 2006)
    Jim Krueger and Alex Ross, Doug Braithwaite and Alex Ross
    J'onn searches for Aquaman, and finds the under sea location where he was last. Entering the black pearl J'onn finds himself in a vacant city which is soon set ablaze, entrapping him... thanks to a mind trick courtesy of Gorilla Grodd. Toyman uses his knowledge to help provide prosthetic limbs for the needy. News reports worldwide talk about how super villains have suddenly turned to doing enormous good deeds. As Wonder Woman prepares to speak at a women's conference, Cheatah prepares to attack. Joker pleads to the Riddler to let him in on what's going on, but as Luthor teleports in to release Riddler from Arkham, the Joker is angered that they don't want him. Brainiac continues to experiment with Aquaman, who sends out a last telepathic effort, resulting in sea-life forming a target around his location. The signal is spotted by Red Tornado, but someone forces him to tear himself apart before he can do anything about it.

  • Infinite Crisis #3 [of 7] (February 2006)
    Geoff Johns, Phil Jimenez and George Perez, Andy Lanning with Norm Rapmund, Wayne Faucher
    Spectre destroys Atlantis. OMACs continue to attack Paradise Island, and Wonder Woman realizes the island must go into hiding with the gods. Diana stays behind... alone. Batman wishes he could start all over again, as Brother Eye continues on the path he unwittingly set for it. Earth-2 Superman arrives, giving Batman a way out. Batman refuses to join Kal-L. Superboy Prime is angered at Power Girl's lack of enthusiasm. Superman helps save a falling building as a teenage boy named Jaime finds Blue Beetle's scarab. The two Luthors confront one another, with the blue-eyed Society Luthor finally revealed as Alexander Luthor in disguise. Batman discovers it was Alex Luthor who had Superboy Prime attack J'onn at the JLA Watchtower. Power Girl discovers J'onn and other heroes attached to a large anti-monitor tower and is attacked by Superboy Prime at the bequest of Alex Luthor.

  • JLA: Classified #15 (February 2006)
    Warren Ellis, Butch Guice, Butch Guice
    The JLA individually manage to defeat Z in the reality he has created for them. Even Green Lantern manages to work it all out. They arrive at the same location, where they find Z to be quite angry. Z fires a barrage of nuclear bombs towards them, and with only three minutes to live, the JLA receive a set of very high concept diagram that will undo Z. With their combined brain power, the JLA enscribe the diagram on the reality around them, fusing Z to his doom.

    [Trade Paperback Collection: JLA Classified: New Maps of Hell reprints JLA Classified #10-15]

  • JLA Classified: Cold Steel #2 [of 2] (March 2006)
    Chris Moeller
    Landing on the Ghoji's homeworld the JLA find themselves battling to contain the situation. J'onn and Aquaman manage to free to the mind of the Voruk leader, who realizes the error of his ways, and the Ghoji too reluctantly realize they too have been at fault, and the two warring races combine to free the planet from its endless sleep.

  • Infinite Crisis #4 [of 7] (March 2006)
    Geoff Johns; Phil Jimenez, George Perez, Ivan Reis; Andy Lanning, Larry Stucker, George Perez, Marc Campos, Oclair Albert, Jimmy Palmiotti, Drew Geraci
    Chemo is launched on Bludhaven, destroying the city and killing over 100,000 people. Alex Luthor reveals to Power Girl that he and Superboy-Prime had been visiting Earth on numerous occassions, Alex had even pretended to be Lex Luthor to set up the Society to collect individuals for his machine. Superboy-Prime had shifted Oa to facilitate Earth-2's return while Alex had taken over Brother Eye and the OMAC army. Superboy-Prime visits Smallville to confront Conner Kent. The two fight, before a bruised and battered Conner calls on the Teen Titans. Superboy-Prime loses control in the ensuing fight, accidentally killing a number of heroes. The Flash family group together and send him into the speed force where they all vanish. Crispus Allen becomes the new Spectre. Alex Luthor starts his anti-monitor machine... and Earth-2 returns!

  • JLA: Classified #16 (March 2006)
    Gail Simone, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, Klaus Janson
    The JLA arrive to remove General Tuzik from power at the order of the United Nations. Tuzik has murdered many people and kept his people poor while he lives an expensive life. The General however has obtained permission to exile himself in a country of his choosing. From this new location he invites other world leaders to entrust to him the power to remove the JLA and return earth to a world lead by normal people. The JLA disover a town that seems to be hypnotized. When Flash goes in to examine the situation he is infected and unable to function properly. Batman orders a quarantine of the entire area, as a microscopic examination of Flash's blood shows he's infected by millions of little Starro!

  • Justice #4 [of 12] (April 2006)
    Jim Krueger and Alex Ross, Doug Braithwaite and Alex Ross
    Lex Luthor and his fellow villains send a message out to all the world about how they plan to help humanity transcend their mundane lives and how the Justice League should have done something a long time ago. While this message is broadcast, Superman is attacked by Bizarro, Solomon Grundy, Parasite and Metallo. Wonder Woman is attacked by Cheetah, Green Lantern is sent into oblivion by boom tube thanks to Sinestro. Scarecrow and Clayface deal with Black Canary and Green Arrow, while Hawkman and Hawkgirl go up against the toyman. The Atom is shot, Captain Cold takes out the Flash, Aquaman and Red Tornado are out of commission. Superman cries for help...

    [Trade Paperback Collection: Justice: Vol. 1 reprints Justice #1-4]

  • Infinite Crisis #5 [of 7] (April 2006)
    Geoff Johns; Phil Jimenez, Jerry Ordway, Ivan Reis; Andy Lanning, Jerry Ordway, Art Thibert
    Earth-2 Superman shows Lois their new world... but it's not enough to keep her well... and she dies. Hearing Kal-L's cry, Kal-El flies to Earth-2. Kal-L blames Kal-El for Lois' death and attacks him. Booster Gold introduces the new Blue Beetle to Batman. Lex helps Superboy recover from his fight with Superboy-Prime. Wonder Woman goes to stop the fight between the two Supermen (thanks to a tip from Diana Prince, the Earth-2 Wonder Woman). Kal-L realizes the error of his ways and flies off to confront Alex. But Alex Luthor (knowing that everything comes from Kal-L) sets about returning the Multiverse into being, splitting Superman into the various versions of himself from all the Earth variations. Superboy and Nightwing vow to shut Alex down. Flash returns in a panic from the Speed Force, but he's followed close by Superboy-Prime...

  • JLA: Classified #17 (April 2006)
    Gail Simone, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, Klaus Janson
    As a military unit prepares to storm General Tuzik's compound, the General tells the world's leaders he needs monetary funding to continue to take down the JLA. Santa Prisca's leader refuses and Tuzik promises to destory his country. The Flash's condition continues to worsen. Wonder Woman stays behind to look after him while the others fly to Santa Prisca to try save people from the chaos Tuzik is causing. Flash escapes his confines and attacks Wonder Woman. She fights back. Tuzik captures the military unit invading his compound, promising to feed them to a goddess.

  • Infinite Crisis: Secret Files & Origins 2006 (April 2006)
    Marv Wolfman; Dan Jurgens, Jerry Ordway, Cam Smith, Dave Bullock, Howard Chaykin, Kalman Andrasofszky, Stephen Rouz, Art Thibert and Nelson
    Alex Luthor recalls his origins on Earth-3 as time passes in the "heaven" he, Superboy-Prime, Kal-L and Lois now reside in. Alex comes across Superboy watching memories of his past on Earth-Prime and tells Superboy that he thinks he made a mistake bringing them to this reality. As Kal-L is preocupied with Lois' failing health, Alex keeps pushing Superboy until he finally snaps and hits the barrier of their reality. Each time he hits the barrier something on Earth changes. Superboy finally breaks through the barrier and Alex formulates his plan to create the perfect Earth. Also contains Profiles on Kal-L, Lois Lane (of Earth-2), Alex Luthor and Superboy-Prime.

  • JLA: Classified #18 (Early May 2006)
    Gail Simone, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, Klaus Janson
    General Tuzik sends his new technologically advanced constructs to battle the Justice League. Superman and J'onn face off against 3 Chemo-like entities and Tamaranean-like ships. Batman saves a young child, Wonder Woman finally helps Flash rid his system of the Conqueror Virus and they all converge to help Superman and J'onn. Working together they defeat the threat. Meanwhile in China, General Tuzik kills the military unit who tried to kill him. In death they meet the Hypothetical Woman, who, with Tuziks serum, brings them back to life... whereby Tuzik plans to use them as his Hypothetical Army.

  • JLA: Classified #19 (Late May 2006)
    Gail Simone, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, Sean Phillips
    General Tuzik's new super-powered army unit starts taking out the whole Chinese army and converting them using the Conqueror Virus. Tuzik uses this threat on the leaders of all the other countries. Unable to find a cure to the virus, the JLA send J'onn inside one victim to communicate with the Starro virus. He learns that General Tuzik is behind the chaos, and the JLA vow to take him down. Superman attempts the diplomatic route with China, to no avail, while Batman, Wonder Woman and Flash go into battle with China's army. The super-powered hypothetical army arrive on the scene, and vow to kill the JLA.

  • Infinite Crisis #6 [of 7] (May 2006)
    Geoff Johns; Phil Jimenez, Jerry Ordway, George Perez, Ivan Reis; Andy Lanning, Jerry Ordway, George Perez, Ivan Reis, Oclair Albert, Marc Campos, Drew Geraci, Sean Parsons, Norm Rapmund & Art Thibert
    Batman leads a team attack on the Brother Eye sattelite, which is found by the new Blue Beetle. Kal-El, Kal-L and Wonder Woman realize that Alexander Luthor is behind the chaos, and fly off to find which earth he's on. Meanwhile Alex attempts to merge earths to create his perfect earth, re-imagining and killing off planets by the dozen. The heroes in space cause him some discomfort when they break off one of his fingers coming through the rift in space. Superboy and Nightwing free those encased in Alex's tower. Powergirl and the others launch and attack on Alex. Black Adam kills Pyscho Pirate. Conner notices that Superboy-Prime has returned. Brother Eye is sent crashing from orbit. The two do battle, with Conner smashing Superboy-Prime through Alex's tower, destroying it. Creating one new earth. As Kal-El, Kal-L, Wonder Woman, and Batman arrive, Cassie finds Conner in the rubble... He dies in her arms.

  • The OMAC Project - Infinite Crisis Special #1 (May 2006)
    Greg Rucka, Jesus Saiz, Jesus Saiz
    The Brother Eye satellite crashes in the desert of Southern Saudi Arabia. Two men on watch are converted into one large OMAC Unit as the satellite's systems start to malfunction. Amanda Waller is appointed the new Black King of Checkmate. Factions from China, Saudi Arabia, Russia and America are all sent in to gather the satellite's remaining knowledge before anyone else can get to it. They all converge at the same time, and are all unsuccessful. Batman tells Sasha Bourdeaux to destroy Brother Eye. As she gets closer to the satellite's remains, she finds herself being called to it via the nano technology that she is now made up out of. Amanda Waller tries to stop her, using Fire (who is part of the American team sent in to Saudi Arabia), but Sasha gains access inside Brother Eye where she sets of a detonation that destroys the satellite... and the nano technology inside her.

  • Villains United - Infinite Crisis Special #1 (June 2006)
    Gail Simone, Dale Eaglesham, Art Thibert and Drew Geraci
    Luthor's society have put measures in place for prisons worldwide to open their gates and let the inmates out. Oracle attempts to get the heroes into action to prevent the breakouts, but she's overwhelmed, and with Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman out of the picture, the battle is a bloody fight, with losses on both sides. All the villains are converging on Metropolis, but the heroes get there before them... only the villains have recruited Doomsday. Catman and his crew look on the scene and decide to stay out of the fight.

  • Justice #5 [of 12] (June 2006)
    Jim Krueger and Alex Ross, Doug Braithwaite and Alex Ross
    J'onn is free. Flash is still running out of control. Lex drops in on Brainiac, who supplies Lex with the miniaturized cities he asks for. Captain Marvel comes to Superman's rescue. Meanwhile Wonder Woman battles Cheetah, Green Arrow and Black Canary fight off Clayface, and Hawkman and Hawkgirl free themselves from the wreckage caused by Toyman. Green Lantern is lost in deep space. In the Batcave, Superman realizes that Batman is infected with some kind of microscopic worm, controlling him. Lex meanwhile enlarges the miniature cities over the ocean. Superman discovers he too is infected and tells Captain Marvel to throw him into the sun.

  • JLA: Classified #20 (Early June 2006)
    Gail Simone, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, Sean Phillips
    While fighting for his life, Batman still thinks about how they can out play Tuzik. Green Lantern makes contact with Tuzik's estranged son, who hates what his father has become. Wonder Woman continues battling the Chinese army, while the Starro virus mutates and awakens children in the Three Sisters Oregon camp site. Superman tires of trying to talk the Chinese chairman into sanctioning the JLA's efforts, and threatens him. Chen tires of Tuzik's cowardice and berates him for his behind-the-scenes machinations. Wonder Woman goes down in the battle, Batman is beaten to a pulp, but Superman and Green Lantern arrive just in time to give assistance.

  • Infinite Crisis #7 [of 7] (June 2006)
    Geoff Johns; Phil Jimenez, George Perez, Ivan Reis, Joe Bennett; Andy Lanning, George Perez, Ivan Reis, Jerry Ordway, Sean Parsons & Art Thibert
    With Conner's death, the heroes head to Metropolis where all the escaped villains are battling earth's remaining heroes. Alex and Superboy-Prime look on as Doomsday is unleashed. The two Supermen arrive and take down Doomsday. Kal-L confronts Alex, but Superboy-Prime has had enough. Bart, as the new Flash, arrives but Superboy-Prime flies off into space. J'onn informs them all that he plans to obliterate Oa, causing a new Big Bang. The Green Lantern corps creates a huge barrier in space, allowing the heroes to catch up to Superboy-Prime. Batman is about to kill Alex, but Wonder Woman talks him down. Alex escapes by bringing down debri around them all. The two Supermen grab Superboy, fly him through the remains of Krypton, through its red sun and crash on the planet-sized Green Lantern, Mogo. Superboy's armor is destroyed, weakening him, but he still manages to beat Kal-L within an inch of his life. Kal-El fights him off, defeating him, before collapsing himself. The heroes arrive, and Superboy is encased by a Green Lantern construct. Kal-L dies in Power Girl's arms. In a dark alleyway, Alex is squirted in the face by Joker's acid. Lex Luthor tells Alex he was stupid for under-estimating Superman, Superboy, and him... but his biggest mistake was not letting the Joker play. Joker shoots Alex in the head and point blank range. Clark, powerless, talks with Bruce and Diana. Diana says she plans to learn more about herself, Bruce says he'll be doing some something similar. Superman, Wonder Woman and Batman are out of the picture for the time being... but there are enough heroes to fill the gap.

    [Trade Paperback Collection: Infinite Crisis reprints Infinite Crisis #1-7]

  • JLA: Classified #21 (Late June 2006)
    Gail Simone, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, Sean Phillips
    With the American government about to nuke the site of the infected people, the JLA continue the war in China, but they're losing. Using a tactical switch, they swap battle partners and take out the Hypothetical Army. J'onn arrives, having tricked the Starro virus into thinking he'd killed its host. He uses the same mental application on the infected Chinese army, freeing them from their mind control. General Tuzik panics, injecting himself with the serum to make him a super soldier. With his new powers he attacks the JLA and the Hypothetical Army. Chen frees Sybil, the Hypothetical Woman, and tries to run. But Tuzik kills Sybil, which in turn releases the Hypothetical Army from their false-life, leaving the JLA alone to face him. However Tuzik's serum is faulty, not meant for human use. Tuzik's son steps up, in full uniform, and informs his father and his country that he is their new president, leading them into a time of renewed hope.

    [Trade Paperback Collection: JLA: The Hypothetical Woman reprints JLA Classified #16-21]

  • 52: Week One (May 10, 2006)
    Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka, Mark Waid; Keith Giffen, Joe Bennett; Ruy Jose
    The world folds back in on itself once more. In the aftermath, Renee Montoya copes with her disillusionment. Booster Gold bursts back onto the scene with his trademark zero-charisma, only to be startled in the end when a key meeting of the JLA doesn't turn out as history intended it.

  • 52: Week Two (May 17, 2006)
    Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka, Mark Waid; Keith Giffen, Joe Bennett; Jack Jadson
    Ralph Dibney approaches the defiled grave of his wife to find a seeming Superman cult dedicated to the resurrection of Superboy involving Wonder Girl. In the meanwhile, Booster seeks to discover the time anomaly through Dr. Magnus, who visits T.O. Morrow in prison. Montoya receives a surprise visit from Question, who pushes her to check out a strange address. Also: History of the DCU, part one!

  • 52: Week Three (May 24, 2006)
    Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka, Mark Waid; Keith Giffen, Joe Bennett; Ruy Jose and Jack Jadson
    Alex Luthor's body is found and brought in. Steel and others positively identify it as Luthor with blue eyes, and the real Lex Luthor uses it to claim his innocence in the events after his presidency. Power Girl has an encounter with a new, more violent Black Adam, dedicated to protecting his territory and kingdom with an iron fist. He kills "Noose," of Intergang, when they try to come to him with criminal endeavors, and rips a man in half at the former Themysceran embassy, which he claims. Booster seeks Rip Hunter. Also: History of the DCU, part two!

  • 52: Week Four (May 31, 2006)
    Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka, Mark Waid; Keith Giffen, Joe Bennett; Ruy Jose and Jack Jadson
    Montoya and Question have an encounter underneath the strange shop that results in violence. Steel, while working on his armor, is struck with an entity that turns his skin metallic. Fire confronts Booster over his behavior. Ralph Dibney, with the cult, dips into baptismal vision water and appears in another, undetermined place. Meanwhile, the heroes from space return, but with varying maladies. Also: History of the DCU, part three!

  • 52: Week Five (June 7, 2006)
    Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka, Mark Waid; Keith Giffen, and various others
    The heroes from space are dealt with, in their varying stages of near death and damage. Montoya is confronted by Captain Sawyer about her rogue behavior. Steel appears, seemingly normal. As efforts proceed to save the heroes, one begins shouting 52, before exploding. Deep in Space, Animal Man, Starfire, and Adam Strange are stranded. Adam Strange has lost his eyes... Also: History of the DCU, part four!

  • 52: Week Six (June 14, 2006)
    Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka, Mark Waid; Keith Giffen, and various others
    Booster starts paying villains to fight him to counteract his inability to predict things. Green Lanterns fight "The Great Ten," China's new super-team, causing a diplomatic incident with Russia and Black Adam. Booster's search for Rip Hunter ends in a warehouse filled with gibberish writing, warnings about 52, and the revelation that Booster is behind whatever is coming somehow. Also: History of the DCU, part five!

  • 52: Week Seven (June 21, 2006)
    Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka, Mark Waid; Keith Giffen, Ken Lashley, Draxhall
    As Adam Strange works to find a way off of the tropical paradise he's trapped on, he realizes that the planet has a strange, intoxicating effect. Montoya seeks out Kathy Kane, one of her former lovers, and asks her for help with the strange warehouse. In Metropolis, Booster is exposed as a shyster, having hired villains to fight him for acclaim. Starfire runs into trouble with a giant menace. Also: History of the DCU - Part Six!

  • 52: Week Eight (June 28, 2006)
    Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka, Mark Waid; Keith Giffen, and various others
    John Irons discovers that he's turning into a steel man. He suspects Luthor's involvement. Natasha works on her own armor, frustrated. A new hero appears in Metropolis. Booster tries to find out who it is. On the strange planet, Adam Strange and Buddy Baker search for Starfire, only to be captures themselves. Lex Luthor offers Natasha Irons super powers and begins experimenting on her. Also: History of the DCU - Part Seven!

  • JLA: Classified #22 (Early July 2006)
    Steve Englehart, Tom Derenick, Mark Farmer
    The long-lost "Detroit League" comes together: Steel, Vixen, Vibe, Gypsy and team leader Martian Manhunter. J'onn J'onzz takes the novice members of the untested Justice League to a remote location for some badly needed training - but as luck would have it, Amos Fortune intends to build up his Royal Flush Gang's reputation by trying to destroy the fledgling group.

  • 52: Week Nine (July 6, 2006)
    Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka, Mark Waid; Keith Giffen, and various others
    Steel, now taking on a skin armor for his namesake courtesy of Lex Luthor, has a confrontation with Nat that he loses, courtesy of her new role as the leader of a Lexcorp team. Adam Strange and company escape from Devilance, and Renee Montoya meets up with the Question, only to be stalked by Batwoman. Also: History of the DCU - Part eight!

  • 52: Week Ten (July 12, 2006)
    Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka, Mark Waid; Keith Giffen, and various others
    Clark Kent, having been terminated from the Planet, suddenly redeems himself by leaping out the window and getting a scoop with Supernova, Metropolis' new protector! Meanwhile, Black Adam faces criticism in Kahndaq from the "prize" girl Intergang offered him for arranging a coalition of many countries to preemptively strike rogue villains. T. O. Morrow shows Magnus an empty cocoon. Also: History of the DCU - Part nine!

  • JLA: Classified #23 (Late July 2006)
    Steve Englehart, Tom Derenick, Mark Farmer
    The Royal Flush Gang appear done, with two members dead, but the two remaining members run into their old friend Ace, who has other plans, having formed an all-new RFG. Together with his new and improved Stellaration device, he plans to destroy the League. As the new RFG attack J'onn and his young team, the two remaining members of the old RFG step into the fray, taking on Ace's new contraption. The destraction gives the League the opening they need, but when a raging fire surrounds them, it looks like they might be in serious trouble.

  • 52: Week Eleven (July 19, 2006)
    Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka, Mark Waid; Keith Giffen, and various others
    Montoya and Question seek information through Kathy Kane, a wealthy socialite that Montoya previously had relations with. They break and enter into a facility connected to Black Adam and Kandhaq, only to be attacked! Saved by Batwoman, they fall back to regroup. Meanwhole, Ralph Dibny finds that the Cult of Conner have taken some belongings of hid dead wife. Also: History of the DCU, finale, including an appearance by... THE MONITOR!

  • 52: Week Twelve (July 26, 2006)
    Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka, Mark Waid; Keith Giffen, and various others
    Montoya and Question head for Kandhaq. In Kanhaq, Black Adam woos Adrianna to where Captain Marvel hides, driven insane with the duties of watching the Seven Sins, which Shazam tasked him with. Adrianna takes Black Adam's offer and become Isis. Meanwhile, Ralph confronts Cassie about the Cult of Conner...and offers to help them in their experiment to resurrect Sue Dibny. Also: The origin of Wonder Woman!

  • Justice #6 [of 12] (August 2006)
    Jim Krueger and Alex Ross, Doug Braithwaite and Alex Ross
    Captain Marvel throws Superman into the sun, in the hopes that it'll burn off the nanotechnology inside his system. Giganta tries to kill Ray Palmer, but as the Atom he shrinks away from her, forcing her out the window of his high-rise hospital room. Hal Jordan, lost in deep space, has his ring turn him into energy to save his life. The Joker plans on getting inside one of the new floating cities. Wonder Woman rescues Batman from Poison Ivy, using her lasso to bring the truth to his brainwashed mind. Hawkman and Hawkgirl go inside Toyman's lair, where they discover he's making duplicate Brainiacs! The JLA satellite explodes as Superman and Captain Marvel approach. Doc Magnus manages to repair Red Tornado enough to allow him to speak... He says he's found Aquaman! Meanwhile the Flash still can't stop running.

  • 52: Week Thirteen (August 2, 2006)
    Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka, Mark Waid; Keith Giffen, and various others
    Formerly dead members of varying incarnations of the JLA converge with Ralph to infiltrate the Cult of Conner. Ralph crashes the party, only to find the proxy for his wife alive, seemingly speaking to him! In a tragic fire, Ralph disappears, and ends up cradling the proxy for his wife, looking for a way to try the resurrection again. Also: The origin of Elongated Man!

    [Trade Paperback Collection: 52, Vol. 1 reprints 52: Week 1-13]

  • JLA: Classified #24 (August 2006)
    Steve Englehart, Tom Derenick, Mark Farmer
    Vixen uses her animal instincts to help the JLA escape the fire. Aquaman arrives to try and find his teammates. The new Royal Flush Gang uses their luck machine to find their way back to their cave HQ, where Ace uses the computer to find the remaining members of his old gang. The two RFGs fight, with the new gang coming out victors. Unable to find his friends, Aquaman succumbs to the fire, burying himself in the bloody remains of the fallen RFG members to keep himself hydrated.

  • 52: Week Fourteen (August 9, 2006)
    Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka, Mark Waid; Keith Giffen, and various others
    T O Morrow disappears as Mercury awakens. Montoya and Question's quest to Khandaq ends in a frame-up, where they appear responsible for a scene of murder and mayhem. Steel regrets the loss of Natasha, and builds a new suit for her in an attempt to try and bring her back from the Luthor abyss. Also: The origin of Metamorpho!

  • 52: Week Fifteen (August 16, 2006)
    Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka, Mark Waid; Keith Giffen, and various others
    Booster Gold, attempting to repair his reputation, tries to destroy a large, nuclear creature. Meanwhile, The Question and Renee escape from prison. In the battle with the creature, Booster scuffles with Supernova before going to stop the creature on his own. He does...at the cost of his own life. Supernova brings down his bones. Also: The origin of Steel!

  • 52: Week Sixteen (August 23, 2006)
    Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka, Mark Waid; Keith Giffen, and various others
    At the wedding of Black Adam and Isis, the entire Marvel family attend and bring peace to the joyous event. Question and Montoya foil an assassin's terrorist plot, and the wedding goes off without a hitch. Meanwhile, across space, Adam Strange and company depart in their spacecraft. Also: The origin of Black Adam!

  • 52: Week Seventeen (August 30, 2006)
    Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka, Mark Waid; Keith Giffen, and various others
    The Luthor "JLA" foils Kobra. Afterwards, dissention in the ranks causes one team member to quit. In deep space, Adam Strange and company encounter Lobo, returned from the dead, who saves them from Devilance and joins them for reasons apparently his own. Also: The origin of Lobo!

  • JLA: Classified #25 (September 2006)
    Steve Englehart, Tom Derenick, Mark Farmer
    Safely inside a cave, the JLA discover that they're actually inside the entrance to the Royal Flush Gang's hideout. Using her amazing gypsy powers, Gypsy becomes invisible to the human eye, and summons her teammates to the interior of the hideout. A fight ensues between the RFG and the JLA. Recovered from the fire, Aquaman arrives to find the JLA victorious.

  • 52: Week Eighteen (September 6, 2006)
    Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka, Mark Waid; Keith Giffen, and various others
    Montoya fails to meet with Black Adam, and is subsequently caught in bed with another woman during the time when her ceremony was to be. Ralph Dibny, in a quest to find Sue, dons the helmet of Dr. Fate. Also: The origin of The Question!

  • 52: Week Nineteen (September 13, 2006)
    Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka, Mark Waid; Keith Giffen, and various others
    The spacefarers continue their quest home, sidetracked by Lobo and his religious conversion. Meanwhile, an ancestor of Booster Gold is recruited by Skeets to explore the temporally locked chamber. Once inside, Skeets traps him, seemingly a villain... Also: The origin of Animal Man!

  • 52: Week Twenty (September 20, 2006)
    Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka, Mark Waid; Keith Giffen, and various others
    Supernova explores the Batcave and observes Luthor's Kryptonite gauntlet. Steel saves people from a fire. In space, Starfire uses the Emerald Eye to stop a cataclysm, only to find that the owner of the other Emerald Eye is coming to destroy them! Lobo's conversion falls short and they ready to roll. Also: The origin of Adam Strange!

  • 52: Week Twenty One (September 27, 2006)
    Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka, Mark Waid; Keith Giffen, and various others
    Luthor's superhero team, "Infinity, Inc." has a run-in with Breakdown, resulting in the preventable death of one of their members at Luthor's hidden hand. Steel tries to regain Natasha's trust, but fails. Meanwhile, Ralph gains entry to a magical underworld.

  • Justice #7 [of 12] (October 2006)
    Jim Krueger and Alex Ross, Doug Braithwaite and Alex Ross
    J'onn and Zatanna find Aquaman's body. The villains set about kidnapping Lois, Jimmy, Jean Loring, Carol Ferris, Steve Trevor, John Stewart and Dick Grayson. Batmand and Wonder Woman wait for Superman outside his Fortress. Hawkman and Hawkgirl take out an army of Brainiac robots, finding some strange worm-like forms. Superman and Captain America successfully stop Flash from his mad-dash. Hal realizes he'll live alone forever as energy inside his ring. Black Adam captures Mary Marvel. The heroes are invited inside Superman's Fortress of Solitude. Elsewhere, Professor Caulder looks over Aquaman's self-healing body, as the King of the Seven Seas opens his eyes. While in Atlantis, Black Manta kidnapps Aquaman's baby son.

  • 52: Week Twenty Two (October 4, 2006)
    Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka, Mark Waid; Keith Giffen, and various others
    Lex Luthor tries to become a superhuman and fails, yet again, lacking the appropriate genetics. We see the sage of a man struggling to come to terms with his heroic tendencies despite his violence evolve into Super-Chief. Dr. Magnus finds himself kidnapped by forces unknown. Also: The Origin of Green Lantern!

  • 52: Week Twenty Three (October 11, 2006)
    Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka, Mark Waid; Keith Giffen, and various others
    Dr. Magnus awakens on an island filled with mad scientists. T. O. Morrow tries to recruit him into his collective of scientific genius. Rescuing Isis' relative, Black Adam changes him into a youthful offspring entry into the Marvel family, Amon. Also: The Origin of Wildcat!

  • JLA: Classified #26 (October 2006)
    Howard Chaykin, Kilian Plunkett, Tom Nguyen
    Two small nations, Santa Bertriza and Del Canto have created meta-human armies in an effort to combat one another. While the JLA are concerned, the United Nations orders the U.S. not to get involved. But the JLA decide to go in, unsanctioned by their government and the U.N. (although the president does allow Faith to join the mission). Minus their colorful uniforms, the JLA land in the no-man's-land area between the two warring nations.

  • 52: Week Twenty Four (October 18, 2006)
    Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka, Mark Waid; Keith Giffen, and various others
    Firestorm and a motley crew including Ambush Bug work to create a new Justice League that fails miserably in the face of adversity and alternate timelines. Super-Chief is slain when Skeets appears and attacks the new Justice League. Amanda Waller reforms Checkmate. Also: The Origin of Booster Gold!

  • 52: Week Twenty Five (October 25, 2006)
    Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka, Mark Waid; Keith Giffen, and various others
    Black Adam and his new family stop Sabbac, a demon, from haranguing trick-or-treaters. Ralph Dibny learns the cost of a Faust-ian bargain. Bruno Mannheim reveals his plot to rule Intergang and Gotham with the Crime Bible and an iron fist. Alan Scott and Mr. Terrific talk Checkmate. Also: The Origin of Nightwing!

  • 52: Week Twenty Six (November 1, 2006)
    Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka, Mark Waid; Keith Giffen, and various others
    The Black Marvel Family go to a dinner and parlay about Lady Sivana, only to be interrupted by a large monster, which Amon finds to be a benign entity. Steel confronts Natasha on television about her actions. Monster machines run amuck on Oolong Island. Also: The Origin of Hawkman and Hawkgirl!

    [Trade Paperback Collection: 52, Vol. 2 reprints 52: Week 14-26]

  • 52: Week Twenty Seven (November 8, 2006)
    Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka, Mark Waid; Keith Giffen, and various others
    Renee discovers that The Question is dying of lung cancer. Skeets attacks Waverider, looking for Rip Hunter, revealing that his metal shell is made from Waverider's carcass. Ralph Dibny confronts Jean Loring, forcing her to sit through Sue's death, trying to take the mantle of the Spectre. He fails. Also: The Origin of Black Canary!

  • JLA: Classified #27 (November 2006)
    Howard Chaykin, Kilian Plunkett, Tom Nguyen
    With J'onn pretending to be other members of the JLA, he and Aquaman take care of fake dilemmas to show the world that the JLA are abiding by the UN's charter, when in fact Superman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Green Lantern, Batman and Faith are all undercover inside the warring nations, trying to learn as much as they can about each side's plans. However Faith and Flash are mistakenly taken for members of the warring factions when they appear inside the no-man's land territory, creating an all out war!

  • 52: Week Twenty Eight (November 15, 2006)
    Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka, Mark Waid; Keith Giffen, and various others
    Charlie and Renee deal with a threat to Batwoman from intergang. In Australia, a Red Tornado cobbled together from parts does battle with developers. In space, Adam Strange and company flee from what they discover to be a Green Lantern whose eye was stolen by Lobo. Also: The Origin of Catman!

  • 52: Week Twenty Nine (November 22, 2006)
    Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka, Mark Waid; Keith Giffen, and various others
    The JSA ponder the potential end of their organization. Outside, Infinity Inc. introduces its new members, one of whom is someone using Jade's name in vein. She is attacked before the JSA comes to their senses. John Henry discovers that Luthor's meta-human abilities wear off with time.

  • 52: Week Thirty (November 29, 2006)
    Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka, Mark Waid; Keith Giffen, and various others
    In training, Bruce purges the Batman from himself as a purification to bring back the older, more idealistic days of his life. Batwoman meets Nightwing, and Renee holds a vigil with Charlie as he grows increasingly ill. Also: The Origin of the Metal Men!

  • 52: Week Thirty One (December 6, 2006)
    Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka, Mark Waid; Keith Giffen, and various others
    Nat is tricked by one of Luthor's project men into a kiss. In space, we see the broad and powerful scope of the Lady Styx when she eats a Green Lantern ring. Supernova meets with Ralph Dibny, who knows his identity but doesn't speak it aloud at Supernova's request. Also: The Origin of Robin!

  • JLA: Classified #28 (December 2006)
    Howard Chaykin, Kilian Plunkett, Tom Nguyen
    Tensions between Santa Bertriza and Del Canto reach a boiling point after Faith and the Flash accidentally set off a conflict between the metahuman forces of both countries. The President is concerned, but Aquaman manages to convince him to trust the League much to the shock of J'onn J'onzz given Arthur's feelings on the subject. The members of the League who are undercover get the common man's reaction to the conflict while discussing the impact of Faith and Flash's mistake. They finally meet and decide to get a little more involved, though still in disguise. After taking down a good number of the metahuman operatives the League meets again only to find Kyle and Diana missing.

  • Justice #8 [of 12] (December 2006)
    Jim Krueger and Alex Ross, Doug Braithwaite and Alex Ross
    Superman and Batman chat before Superman flies into space where he locates Brainiac's spheres over various cities. The Flash captures Captain Cold and brings him to the Fortress of Solitude where Batman interrogates him. Batman learns of the villain's dream of the end of the world, and Aquaman arrives and demands they take action. The villains capture second tier heroes and brainwash them. The Phantom Stranger finds Hal Jordan and returns him to the Fortress. Wonder Woman reveals that Cheetah's scratches are turning her back into clay. With the villains having captured the heroe's loved ones, the Justice League prepare for the fight ahead.

    [Trade Paperback Collection: Justice: Volume 2 reprints Justice #5-8]

  • 52: Week Thirty Two (December 13, 2006)
    Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka, Mark Waid; Keith Giffen, and various others
    Ralph Dibny goes to Nanda Parabat. Black Adam Junior attempts to join the Teen Titans and fails. In space, the group resolves to defeat Styx. Ralph seeks advice from Rama Kushna after defeating a snow beast, and soon seeks out a new way to find Sue. Also: The Origin of Blue Beetle!

  • 52: Week Thirty Three (December 20, 2006)
    Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka, Mark Waid; Keith Giffen, and various others
    As Christmas approaches, Nightwing gives Batwoman a gift, and heroes celebrate around the world. Charlie worsens. The Black Marvel family introduces their new incarnation to the world as Lex Luthor finds out he's unable to become a superhero, yet again. Also: The Origin of Martian Manhunter!

  • 52: Week Thirty Four (December 27, 2006)
    Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka, Mark Waid; Keith Giffen, and various others
    The Black Marvel family is confronted by the Suicide Squad, and in the ensuing chaos Black Adam Junior kills Persuader. Charlie goes into death Watch. Clark Kent is interrogated by Luthor about Supernova's identity. In the end, at New Year's Eve, Luthor presses a button. Also: The Origin of Zatanna!

  • 52: Week Thirty Five (January 3, 2007)
    Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka, Mark Waid; Keith Giffen, and various others
    Chaos reigns as Luthor's action takes the powers from all of the superheroes except his own private cadre. Charlie nearly slips away, Natasha comes to a turning point with information that Steel exposed her too, and in space, Lobo tells the heroes his plan: Make them his bounty to Styx.

  • JLA: Classified #29 (January 2007)
    Howard Chaykin, Kilian Plunkett, Tom Nguyen
    The JLA sinks deeper and deeper undercover... until their cover is blown wide open on the battlefield - leaving their mission against two warring armies of metahumans a failure! Diana and Kyle are captured and interrogated by opposing armies. Faith and Flash find that the metahumans are falling ill on both sides. Superman finds something underground. Batman deduces that a third party is involved... someone selling metahuman experimentation to the warring nations.

  • 52: Week Thirty Six (January 10, 2007)
    Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka, Mark Waid; Keith Giffen, and various others
    In space, the travelers confront Lady Styx. In the process, Animal Man is killed, and Styx is felled by the giant Green Lantern skull. Renee decides to take Charlie to Nanda Parabat, and in the end, Supernova and Rip Hunter are revealed to be in Kandor, with Skeets discovering them finally. Also: The Origin of Power Girl!

  • 52: Week Thirty Seven (January 17, 2007)
    Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka, Mark Waid; Keith Giffen, and various others
    Supernova is revealed to be Booster Gold, who snuck back in time and replaced himself in the explosion that "killed" him with his future dead self. They fight Skeets with the Phantom Zone, which Skeets eats, following them into a portal. In space, the heroes bury Animal Man, who awakens to yellow aliens telling him "It has begun." Also: The Origin of Firestorm!

  • 52: Week Thirty Eight (January 24, 2007)
    Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka, Mark Waid; Keith Giffen, and various others
    The Four Horsemen are unleashed on Oolong Island. In the meanwhile, Steel gets closer to nailing Luthor, and Renee, desperately dragging Charlie toward Nanda Parabat, finally fails in her efforts to save his life, as Charlie expires. Also: The Origin of Red Tornado!

  • 52: Week Thirty Nine (January 31, 2007)
    Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka, Mark Waid; Keith Giffen, and various others
    Ralph continues his search for artifacts in Atlantis. A Luthor goon goes postal, attacking his research, almost catching Natasha up in the chaos. Natasha finds the innocent Luthor experimented on, and goes to confront him, only to be beaten mercilessly by Luthor, revealing that what the Luthor goon was trying to hide was the fact that Luthor can get powers like anyone else. Plus: The Origin of Mr. Terrific!

    [Trade Paperback Collection: 52, Vol. 3 reprints 52: Week 27-39]

  • JLA: Classified #30 (February 2007)
    Howard Chaykin, Kilian Plunkett, Tom Nguyen
    The JLA's cover's been blown wide-open, and the team is at the mercy of the two rebel armies of Meta Humans! With operatives inside each army, the JLA manage to show key members that their government has been duping them, with both nations being used as testing grounds for Schuyler Cristoffels, who has plans of his own.

  • DCU Infinite Holiday Special #1 (February 2007)
    Greg Rucka, Judd Winick, Bill Willingham, Joe Kelly, Kelley Puckett, Keith Champagne and Ian Boothby; Joe Bennett, John Byrne, Jerry Ordway, Ale Garza, Giuseppe Camuncoli and David Lopez
    Time to celebrate the holidays with the greatest heroes and rising stars of the DCU! Join Superman, Supergirl, Batwoman, Shazam, Green Lantern, Flash and Shadowpact as they spread the joy of the new season in their own special ways.

  • 52: Week Forty (February 7, 2007)
    Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka, Mark Waid; Keith Giffen, and various others
    Steel goes to Luthorcorp to confront Luthor after finding out Natasha was being held. He attacks Luthor, who pummels him nearly to death, removing his hand, before Natasha springs up, taking Luthor's power and allowing Steel, armorless, to take him out.

  • 52: Week Forty One (February 14, 2007)
    Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka, Mark Waid; Keith Giffen, and various others
    Renee struggles to cope with the loss of Charlie, speaks with Wonder Woman (unbeknownst to her) and seeks her final destiny in the cave. Adam Strange and Starfire encounter a bounty hunter and nearly die, crashing ultimately into Mogo, who saves them. Also: The Origin of Starfire!

  • 52: Week Forty Two (February 21, 2007)
    Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka, Mark Waid; Keith Giffen, and various others
    Montoya confronts her image in the mirror as the new Question. Ralph concludes his quest to be with Sue by shooting himself with the wish gun, but instead he turns the gun at the last minute and releases Felix Faust, the real culprit. They battle, Neron arrives to take Faust to Hell, and seemingly kills Ralph, who traps them in a tower. Also: The Origin of Green Arrow!

  • Justice #9 [of 12] (February 2007)
    Jim Krueger and Alex Ross, Doug Braithwaite and Alex Ross
    The JLA realize that Brainiac is controlling the villains to cooperate with one another. As they prepare to protect themselves from Brainiac's control, the heroes take the fight to Grodd. Captain Marvel is tricked into thinking Mary Marvel is in trouble, but the whole Marvel Family is under Brainiac's control, and they convert him into another follower. Clark and Bruce visit an orphanage where a paralized young boy is now able to walk thanks to Luthor's plan... but he's cured, he's being transformed into organic machinery by Brainiac. Luthor, examining Brainiac's new robots, installs something on one of them, for his own use. Defeating Grodd, the heroes manage to secure a yellow ring from Sinestro. Captain Marvel attacks the Fortress of Solitude, but the heroes managed to free him from the mind control. Visiting Dr. Sivana, Captain Marvel and Green Lantern discover that Brainiac had stolen Sivana's design for a Mr. Mind prototype weapon. Using the Metal Men and other forms of protective armor, the Justice League fly off to confront Brainiac and Luthor.

  • 52: Week Forty Three (February 28, 2007)
    Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka, Mark Waid; Keith Giffen, and various others
    Osiris tries to atone for his actions with the Marvel family, and clashes with Black Adam before realizing the error of his ways. In space, the yellow aliens resurrect Animal Man. Sobek brutally murders Osiris after tricking him into going back into human form. Also: The Origin of Plastic Man!

  • JLA: Classified #31 (Early March 2007)
    Howard Chaykin, Kilian Plunkett, Tom Nguyen
    After fighting Christoffel's super-powered warriors and the large creature he used to steal the Christoffelite metal, the JLA capture leaders of both warring nations, and along with Christoffel and Rozamunde Van Derkli as war criminals. The JLA also keep the Christoffelite metal away from any nation, including the U.S.A. With a donation from Bruce Wayne, a hospital is errected on the no-man's land between Santa Bertriza and Del Canto, to aid the victims of war and experimentation in both nations.

  • 52: Week Forty Four (March 7, 2007)
    Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka, Mark Waid; Keith Giffen, and various others
    The Four Horseman arrive and battle Black Adam, throwing Osiris at their feet. Black Adam decimates them, but not before Death kills Isis and flees. Montoya, in the mountains, takes her fedora and sets off for Kandhaq.

  • JLA: Classified #32 (Mid March 2007)
    Dan Slot, Dan Jurgens, Trevor Scott
    Darrin Proffit accidentally comes into possession of Dr. Destiny's crystal when he's defeated in a dream sequence by the JLA. Taking advantage of the crystal's ability to form different realities and possibilities Proffitt goes about on a betting spree, until he backs winner after winner, making him one of the richest men on Earth. Trapped, Dr Destiny taunts him to try and take over the world, and Proffitt takes up the challenge, using up hundreds of possible scenarios to gain him the knowledge and technology to make himself in to the Red King. But Proffitt now has only 3 reality possibilities left available to him...

  • 52: Week Forty Five (March 14, 2007)
    Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka, Mark Waid; Keith Giffen, and various others
    Black Adam goes on a rampage after rebuking Montoya, decimating the country of Bialya and killing millions. Heroes muster to fight him for what he has done. Adam kills Death, and finds the origin of the Horseman. Silvana reacts with glee as Adam comes for Oolong Island.

  • 52: Week Forty Six (March 21, 2007)
    Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka, Mark Waid; Keith Giffen, and various others
    Black Adam rages into the Oolong Island complex, where the scientists attack him and subdue him, using technology. Luthor attempts to escape capture, only to be foiled by Clark Kent. Also: The Origin of Batman!

  • JLA: Classified #33 (Late March 2007)
    Dan Slot, Dan Jurgens, Trevor Scott
    In the first of his three remaining reality possibilities, Proffitt (as Red King) comes to the aid of the JLA who are up against the Royal Flush Gang. Impressed by the Red King's debut, the JLA invite the Red King to become a member.

  • 52: Week Forty Seven (March 28, 2007)
    Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka, Mark Waid; Keith Giffen, and various others
    Mannheim realizes that the prophecy means Kathy Kane. Buddy Baker is hurled back home, after seeing a vision of his wife with another man. Nightwing and Renee rally to find Batwoman. Batman and Wonder Woman come to terms with their "sins." Also: The Origin of the Teen Titans!

  • 52: Week Forty Eight (April 4, 2007)
    Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka, Mark Waid; Keith Giffen, and various others
    Montoya and Nightwing search for Batwoman as Gotham crumbles around them. Renee adopts the mantle of The Question, and rescues Batwoman. In the process, Mannheim is killed, and Batwoman is stabbed in the chest. Also: The Origin of Birds of Prey!

  • JLA: Classified #34 (Early April 2007)
    Dan Slot, Dan Jurgens, Jerry Ordway
    In the second of his three remaining reality possibilities, Proffitt (as Red King) steps in as the JLA are fighting the Royal Flush Gang and announces he's planning to rule the world. However his Doomsday device malfunctions, dooming the Earth. The Justice League devise a plan to terraform Mars into a place where people can live, and begin transporting people, animals, and some cities to their new world. Batman stays behind, hunting down Proffitt as Earth is destroyed.

  • 52: Week Forty Nine (April 11, 2007)
    Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka, Mark Waid; Keith Giffen, and various others
    Dr. Magnus fights his way out of Oolong Island, resurrecting the Metal Men and cracking Egg Fu. The JSA seeks Black Adam, but Atom Smasher sneaks in ahead, letting his friend loose. Adam immediately reampages, fleeing. Also: The Origin of the JSA!

  • 52: Week Fifty (April 18, 2007)
    Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka, Mark Waid; Keith Giffen, and various others
    The heroes of the world all rally against Black Adam, many falling in battle, ultimately ending in a bloody climax where Captain Marvel hits Black Adam with the lightning, giving him a new "change" word and depowering Adam, who escapes.

  • World War III - Part 1: A Call to Arms (April 18, 2007)
    Keith Champagne, Pat Oliffe, Drew Geraci
    Martian Manhunter attacks Black Adam, who in response attacks him with the suffering of all the people he has killed. Firestorm stops an aircraft carrier from impacting a major city. Nightwing stops hoods taking advantage of the war.

  • World War III - Part 2: The Valiant (April 18, 2007)
    Keith Champagne, Andy Smith, Ray Snyder
    Supergirl reappears, with two versions of herself. In Gotham, Dent takes care of Killer Croc. Above the battle, Deathstroke seduces Batgirl into his way of life. Aquaman trades his current incarnation for his new incarnation to save Atlantis.

  • World War III - Part 3: Hells if for Heroes (April 18, 2007)
    John Ostrander, Tom Derenick, Norm Rapmund
    The heroes continue to fight Black Adam. In the chaos, Adam kills Young Frankenstein and Terra. Upset by the chaos, Martian Manhunter systematically reveals his secret identity and destroys his John Jones safe-house, adopting a new, wholly Martian identity.

  • World War III - Part 4: United We Stand (April 18, 2007)
    John Ostrander, Jack Jadson, Rodney Ramos
    Martian Manhunter leads the heroes in a final charge against Black Adam, offering his muscle to the fight. Black Adam is eventually subdued by the lightning, and Manhunter showing him in return the suffering he's caused. Manhunter shifts into Martian form, and becomes the dispassionate version present in concurrent comics.

    [Trade Paperback Collection: DC: World War III reprints World War III #1-4]

  • 52: Week Fifty One (April 25, 2007)
    Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka, Mark Waid; Keith Giffen, and various others
    Buddy Baker returns home. Lobo returns the eye to his fish god. Adam Strange reawakens on Rann with his eyesight. Booster and Rip arrive back in time to find Mr. Mind emerging from Skeets, the villain inhabiting Skeets all along. Also: The Origin of the Justice League of America!

  • Justice #10 [of 12] (April 2007)
    Jim Krueger and Alex Ross, Doug Braithwaite and Alex Ross
    Luthor's celebrations are interrupted as the Justice League crash in. Grodd is taken down first to aid in the hero's plan to disguise the Metal Men as Green Arrow, Black Canary and Elongated, who are elsewhere attempting to free the brainwashed superheroes. The Atom manages to remove Luthor's personal force field, while outside the Joker sets off bombs in the city. Green Arrow fires an arrow which returns John Stewart's Green Lantern ring to John's hand, freeing him from the mind control.

  • JLA: Classified #35 (Late April 2007)
    Dan Slot, Dan Jurgens, Al Milgrom
    In the third of his three remaining reality possibilities, Proffitt (as Red King) destroys Central and Keystone cities before taking on the Justice League head on. With Batman and Plastic Man dead, he injects Superman with a Bizarro virus, beheads Wonder Woman, removes Flash's protective aura, and destroys Green Lantern. J'onn tries to trick him by appearing as Batman, but the Red King destroys him in a spurt of flames. Victorious, the Red King returns to the Materioptikon.

  • 52: Week Fifty Two (May 2, 2007)
    Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka, Mark Waid; Keith Giffen, and various others
    Rip and Buddy Baker chase Mr. Mind across the 52 worlds of the new multiverse. Mind, now feeding on Multiverse energy, alters most of the Earths to a form resembling their pre-Crisis counterparts. Eventually, they spike Skeets in a temporal wake to stop Mind, redeeming Booster and regressing Mind to his original form. The ghost of the Dibnys find a mystery, The Question calls for a surviving Batwoman, and the multiverse is restored.

    [Trade Paperback Collection: 52, Vol. 4 reprints 52: Week 40-52]

  • JLA: Classified #36 (May 2007)
    Dan Slot, Dan Jurgens, Trevor Scott
    In the first reality the heroic Red King has it all, especially Wonder Woman's love. In the second destroyed-Earth reality Batman has come to the realization that they need to destroy this reality and take the fight to a reality where Earth still survives. Plastic Man is able to enter the Materioptikon when the League manages to open a portal to that plain of existence. The League trick the heroic Red King into revealing that he was behind the Royal Flush Gang's attack, but when a villanous version of the Red King arrives planning to merge with this reality's Red King, the heroic version has a change of heart, allowing the League to get inside his head. On the moon, the League use a weakeness in the Red King's mind, his love for Wonder Woman, forcing him into the Materioptikon reality where Dr. Destiny is now free, and ready to torment the Red King.

  • Countdown 51 - Week One (May 9, 2007)
    Paul Dini, Jesus Saiz, Jimmy Palmiotti
    Duela Dent attempts on final caper before being killed by a rogue Monitor. Mary Marvel gets out of the hospital, powerless. Darkseid and DeSaad muse on the pieces on the board. The rogue monitor sees that a great disaster is coming, and that Ray Palmer is the solution. The rogues begin meeting.

  • Countdown 50 - Week Two (May 16, 2007)
    Paul Dini with Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray, J. Calafiore, Mark McKenna
    Jimmy Olsen chases down Red Hood with Superman's aide, only to be told to go and see the Joker. Mary Marvel meets with a spiritual advisor who tells her to avoid Gotham. Meeting the Joker, Jimmy is told that Duela isn't the Joker's daughter, as villains move in to attack him!

  • Countdown 49 - Week Three (May 23, 2007)
    Paul Dini with Tony Bedard/Dan Jurgens, Carlos Magno/Dan Jurgens, Jay Leisten/Norm Rapmund
    Jimmy narrowly escapes death in Arkham, his body mysteriously stretching. The Monitors debate their duty. Karate Kid and Red Arrow verbally spar. The rogues continue meeting. Mary Marvel is drawn to a building, only to find Black Adam inside, murderous and angry. He attacks her. Also: History of the Multiverse, part one!

  • Countdown 48 - Week Four (May 30, 2007)
    Paul Dini with Adam Beechen/Dan Jurgens, David Lopez/Dan Jurgens, Don Hillsman and Alvaro Lopez/Norm Rapmund
    Above Metropolis, a battle breaks out. Jimmy goes to cover it. The Titans bury Duela Dent. Jimmy displays superspeed without knowing how or why saving several people. Lightray crashes to the streets, dying, as his killer escapes. Lightray dies, enfolding Jimmy in a wash of light. Also: History of the Multiverse, part two!

  • Countdown 47 - Week Five (June 6, 2007)
    Paul Dini with Sean McKeever/Dan Jurgens, Tom Derenick/Dan Jurgens, Andrew Pepoy and Jack Purcell and John Stanisci/Norm Rapmund
    Jimmy dreams of being part of the Source Wall. The Monitors start voting on whether or not to deal with anomalies, with a few more agreeing than the singular rogue element before. The rogues continue meeting. Black Adam imbues Mary Marvel with his power, turning her into a darker version of herself. Also: History of the Multiverse, part three!

  • JLA: Classified #37 (May 2007)
    Peter Milligan, Carlos D'Anda, Carlos D'Anda
    As Frank Halloran tries to deal with his studies in Philosophy, his relationship with his girlfriend, and his own personal issues, he's suddenly thrown into chaos when the Justice League arrives to fight off Amazo, who approaches Frank telling him he's a cyborg made up from parts of Amazo, calling him Kid Amazo. Refusing to believe or accept it, Frank is unsure what to do.

  • Countdown 46 - Week Six (June 13, 2007)
    Paul Dini with Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray/Dan Jurgens, Jesus Saiz/Dan Jurgens, Jimmy Palmiotti/Norm Rapmund
    Jimmy chases down a tip on Sleez, who is killed from above by an energy beam. Mary Marvel confronts a monster made out of stillborn babies. The rogues continue meeting. Red Hood meets with Donna Troy and prepares to do something about the Monitors, when Forerunner appears, attacking both. Also: History of the Multiverse, part four!

  • Countdown 45 - Week Seven (June 20, 2007)
    Paul Dini with Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray/Dan Jurgens, J. Calafore/Dan Jurgens, Mark McKenna/Norm Rapmund
    Red Hood and Donna are almost decimated by Forerunner when a Monitor arrives to chastise her, informing her that her people are mere slaves. The Legion is released with a caveat, and Donna and Jason decide to go with the Monitor. Also: History of the Multiverse, part five!

  • Justice #11 [of 12] (June 2007)
    Jim Krueger and Alex Ross, Doug Braithwaite and Alex Ross
    As the battle continues, it is revealed that Captain Marvel has been pretending to be Superman, Hal Jordan had a yellow ring and blue Kryptonite. Hal and Sinestro go at one another. Jon Stewart removes the brain washing and secret identity knowledge from those around him, while Aquaman and others arrive to get his son back from Brainiac. Brainiac vanishes using multiple duplicates of himself, while Scarecrow turns the crowd violent around everyone.

  • Countdown 44 - Week Eight (June 27, 2007)
    Paul Dini and Adam Beechen/Dan Jurgens, Carlos Magno/Dan Jurgens, Jay Leisten/Norm Rapmund
    At the Rock of Eternity, Mary Marvel is confronted by Billy about her change. Forerunner is taken by Monarch. Trickster and Piper lay low. Also: History of the Multiverse, part six!

  • Countdown 43 - Week Nine (July 4, 2007)
    Paul Dini with Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray/Dan Jurgens, Manuel Garcia with David Lopez/Dan Jurgens, Jimmy Palmiotti with Don Hillsman/Norm Rapmund
    We see the funeral for Bart, who was recently killed. Donna and Red Hood look on as a beyond-the-grave video plays. Jimmy Olsen ponders his strange, emergent powers. Monarch shows Forerunner her army. Also: History of the Multiverse, part seven!

  • Countdown 42 - Week Ten (July 11, 2007)
    Paul Dini with Sean McKeever and Tony Bedard/Dan Jurgens, Carlos Mango/Dan Jurgens, Mark McKenna and Jay Leisten/Norm Rapmund
    Mary Marvel captures the Riddler and then teams with him to fight Clayface. Trickster and Piper are captured, and then escape, still cuffed together. Karate Kid departs. Also: History of the Multiverse, part eight!

  • Countdown 41 - Week Eleven (July 18, 2007)
    Paul Dini with Adam Beechen/Dan Jurgens, Dennis Calero/Dan Jurgens, Dennis Calero/Norm Rapmund
    Piper and Trickster survive their fall, only to find themselves in Gotham. Donna, Jason, and "Bob the Monitor" track the Atom through the Palmerverse. In the Athenian embassy, Harley charges the protestors. The Legion leave Karate Kid behind. Also: History of the Multiverse, part nine!

  • JLA: Classified #38 (July 2007)
    Peter Milligan, Carlos D'Anda, Carlos D'Anda
    The JLA argue about what action to take against Kid Amazo. Meanwhile Amazo confronts his son, taking him underground where he causes a localized earthquake. Realizing people are in danger, Frank (Kid Amazo) decides to tick off his father by going against his wishes and sets about saving people. J'onn reveals to the JLA that Frank continues to experiment with his powers, honing his skills. J'onn reveals that Frank might be on the verge of insanity.

  • Countdown 40 - Week Twelve (July 25, 2007)
    Paul Dini with Tony Bedard/Dan Jurgens, Keith Giffen and Manuel Garcia/Dan Jurgens, Mark McKenna/Norm Rapmund
    Jason and company attack simian residents of the Palmerverse. Lois researches Jimmy's new covert activity, unaware that it's Jimmy she's chasing. Darkseid kills a melancholy concubine. Trickster and Piper take refuge at the Iceberg lounge. Also: History of the Multiverse, part ten!

  • Countdown 39 - Week Thirteen (August 1, 2007)
    Paul Dini with Sean McKeever/Dan Jurgens, Jim Calafiore/Dan Jurgens, Jay Leisten/Jerry Ordway
    Trickster and Piper are betrayed by Penguin, who gives their location to the Suicide Squad. Jimmy, after saving a woman, decides to join the Teen Titans. Question and Batwoman corner Trickster and Piper. Karate Kid breaks into Oracle's pad. Also: History of the Multiverse, part eleven!

    [Trade Paperback Collection: Countdown to Final Crisis - Volume 1 reprints Countdown #51-39]

  • Countdown 38 - Week Fourteen (August 8, 2007)
    Paul Dini with Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray/Dan Jurgens, Jesus Saiz/Dan Jurgens, Jimmy Palmiotti/Jerry Ordway
    Oracle does battle with Calculator for the fate of the internet. Karate Kid informs Oracle that he's dying. Question and Batwoman let Piper go, thinking them too stupid to commit murder. Slig is killed by an unknown force as Mary Marvel beats him up. Also: History of the Multiverse, part twelve!

  • Justice #12 [of 12] (August 2007)
    Jim Krueger and Alex Ross, Doug Braithwaite and Alex Ross
    Superman confronts Toyman, who has been converted into a semi-robot by Brainiac. Batman and J'onn meld Luthor's and Grodd's minds to redirect all of the missiles away from Earth using Sinestro's yellow ring. Aquaman fights Black Manta for his son. Wonder Woman, near death, fights Cheetah. Superman, Zatanna and Red Tornado chase after Brainiac, who keeps teleporting his programming to new bodies. Luthor finally traps Brainiac in a body of his choosing, before teleporting him into his shrunken ship in orbit around Earth. Superman freezes the tiny ship, saving Zatanna who can't breath in space. With his ring's power depleted, Hal Jordan is saved just in time by his friends in the Green Lantern corp., who arrive to lend a hand. Wonder Woman is granted new life on Themyscira. The Legion of Super Heroes looks on from the future, inspired by the actions of Superman and his fellow heroes.

    [Trade Paperback Collection: Justice: Volume 3 reprints Justice #9-12]

  • Countdown 37 - Week Fifteen (August 15, 2007)
    Paul Dini with Adam Beechen/Scott Beatty, Keith Giffen with David Lopez and Mike Norton/Stephane Roux, Don Hillsman II with Rod Ramos/Stephane Roux
    Oracle can't help Karate Kid, so she sends him to a man named Orr. Zatanna takes Mary Marvel to her home. The Palmerverse denizens attack Donna, Jason, and Bob. Poison Ivy takes on Piper and Trickster, who have invaded her sanctuary. Jimmy confronts Clark Kent with the knowledge that he knows he is Superman. Also: The Origin of Poison Ivy!

  • Countdown 36 - Week Sixteen (August 22, 2007)
    Paul Dini with Tony Bedard/Scott Beatty, Jim Calafiore/Tony Daniel, Jack Purcell/Tony Daniel
    Todd and company fight bug people. Piper and Trickster bargain with Poison Ivy. Mary Marvel has a brawl with Zatanna. Jimmy tries out for the JLA. Karate Kid has an encounter with Orr and Equus. Also: The Origin of Deathstroke!

  • Countdown 35 - Week Seventeen (August 29, 2007)
    Paul Dini with Sean McKeever/Scott Beatty, Keith Giffen and Manuel Garcia/Ivan Reis, Mark McKenna/Oclair Albert
    Atom gets turned into an insect. Mary is kicked out of Zatanna's property forever. Jimmy is rejected from the JLA. Holly fights in gladiatorial combat and survives. Karate Kid defeats Equus and gains access to Orr. The queen of the insects decides to take over the multiverse. Also: The Origin of Parallax!

  • JLA: Classified #39 (August 2007)
    Peter Milligan, Carlos D'Anda, Carlos D'Anda
    Frank decides to anger his father Amazo by becoming a superhero. But he loses his girlfriend in the process. Amazo confronts his son, threatening to kill him, while the JLA looks on. Amazo is unable to go through with it, and leaves Frank. Frank, hopeful that his girlfriend will come around after Wonder Woman told her about his situation, is left standing alone when she tells him she never wants to see him again.

  • Countdown 34 - Week Eighteen (September 5, 2007)
    Paul Dini with Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray/Scott Beatty, Keith Giffen and Jesus Saiz/Andy Clarke, Jimmy Palmiotti/Andy Clarke
    Batman taunts Piper and Trickster before Wally abducts them and proceeds to begin beating them and demanding why they killed Bart. Jimmy tests his powers at Steelworks. Todd and Troy defeat the Insect Queen. Mary meets a witchboy. Orr sends Karate Kid to Buddy Blank on Desaad's command. Also: The Origin of Lex Luthor!

  • Countdown 33 - Week Nineteen (September 12, 2007)
    Paul Dini with Adam Beechen/Scott Beatty, Keith Giffen and Carlos Magno/Don Kramer, Jay Leisten/Don Kramer
    Flash believes Piper and Trickster, and removes their neck chips. Kyle Rayner arrives to save Donna from the Insect Queen's revenge. Mary Marvel meets the Witchboy and bargains for power. Dr. Choi is abducted. Piper and Trickster are placed at the wedding for safekeeping. Also: The Origin of The Riddler!

  • JLA: Classified #40 (September 2007)
    Peter Milligan, Carlos D'Anda, Carlos D'Anda
    Angry at Wonder Woman for telling his girlfriend Sara that he's Kid Amazo, Frank follows the Flash back to the Batcave, where he gets even angrier hearing the JLA's thoughts on him. Frank goes off and captures bank robbers holding people hostage... only to later set them from from the police. Having set up a test for him in the Batcave, Batman is confronted by Kid Amazo, who belts him around before flying off to Sara's house where he's confronted by the whole JLA team.

  • Countdown 32 - Week Twenty (September 19, 2007)
    Paul Dini with Tony Bedard/Scott Beatty, Keith Giffen and Al Barrionuevo/Phil Winslade, Art Thimbert/Phil Winslade
    Mary Marvel fights the Witchboy for her power, and meets Eclipso. Piper and Trickster escape their mummy guard. Jimmy is abducted and goes to Cadmus. Supergirl and Stargirl try to drink at the Bachelorette party. Todd and Troy visit Earth-30 before heading to Earth-3. Also: The Origin of Eclipso!

  • Countdown 31 - Week Twenty One (September 26, 2007)
    Paul Dini with Sean McKeever/Mark Waid, Keith Giffen and Manuel Garcia/Brian Bolland, Rodney Ramos/Matt Hollingsworth
    Todd and company encounter the Crime Syndicate and fight them, ultimately culminating in Jokester leaping into the portal with them as they escape. Holly leaves for Paradise Island. Mary Marvel murders in cold blood. Karate Kid finds Buddy Blank. Jimmy begins testing his powers. Monarch offers the Crime Syndicate an alliance. Also: The Origin of the Joker!

  • Countdown 30 - Week Twenty Two (October 3, 2007)
    Paul Dini with Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray/Scott Beatty, Keith Giffen and Jesus Saiz/Gary Frank, Jimmy Palmiotti/Jonathan Sibal
    Donna and Jason meets the denizens of Earth-15, where Todd and Troy become their mentors. Jimmy tests his powers, the machines go haywire, and he flees. Piper and Trickster escape the wedding, only to be accosted by a Royal Flush Gang member. Also: The Origin of General Zod!

  • JLA: Classified #41 (October 2007)
    Peter Milligan, Carlos D'Anda, Carlos D'Anda
    The JLA confront Frank with the knowledge that he not only has their combined powers, but also their combined personalities. Frank flies off to confront Prof. Ivo, where he learns that his mother is actually his girlfriend Sara... who is Ivo's daughter and knew all along about Frank. Totally tiled over the edge, Frank goes on a rampage, and when the JLA arrive to stop him, he takes them out pretty easily... until they begin to argue, and the personality traits within him start to also go into conflict... making Kid Amazo explode.

    [Trade Paperback Collection: JLA: Kid Amazo reprints JLA Classified #37-41]

  • Countdown 29 - Week Twenty Three (October 10, 2007)
    Story by Paul Dini; Breakdowns by Keith Giffen; Script by Adam Beechen; Art by Carlos Magno; Cover by Ian Churchill and Norm Rapmund
    Lord Havok and the Extremists confront Todd and company. Mary Marvel murders. Jimmy Olsen runs into the Newsboy Legion. Holly escapes the sharks. Monarch appears, offering heroes and villain alike a deal. Also: The Origin of Penguin!

  • 52 Aftermath: The Four Horsemen #1 (October 2007)
    Keith Giffen, Pat Olliffe, John Stanisci
    Clark Kent is Bialya interviewing the country's leader. One by one we're introduced to the Four Horsemen of the Apocolips: Famine, War, Pestilence and Death. All four are hidden amongst the world as real people. On Oolong Island Dr. Cale is visited by Wonder Woman, as she reveals that she wants to stop the Four Horsemen. When Death is discovered by Bruce Wayne, Superman steps in to help, and gets bitten on the arm.

  • Countdown 28 - Week Twenty Four (October 17, 2007)
    Story by Paul Dini; Breakdowns by Keith Giffen; Script by Tony Bedard; Art by Al Barrionuevo; Cover by Ian Churchill and Norm Rapmund
    Piper and Trickster barely escape Deadshot, who is abducting villains for a strange purpose. Karate Kid encounters Brother Eye. Jimmy Olsen is taken by Forager, a new, female version. Shadowpact moves to confront Mary Marvel. Jason Todd and company are attacked by Monarch's forces. Also: The Origin of Trickster!

  • Countdown 27 - Week Twenty Five (October 24, 2007)
    Story by Paul Dini; Breakdowns by Keith Giffen; Script by Sean McKeever; Art by Manuel Garcia; Cover by Ian Churchill and Norm Rapmund
    Karate Kid and company explore the ruins of Bludhaven. Jason Todd, mid-battle, kills one of the aggressors and takes Monarch up on his offer to go with him. Mary Marvel and Eclipso do battle in the Oblivion bar. Todd, to show his allegiance, shoots Donna Troy. Also: The Origin of Two-Face!

  • Countdown 26 - Week Twenty Six (October 31, 2007)
    Story by Paul Dini; Breakdowns by Keith Giffen; Script by Paul Dini; Art by Tom Derenick; Cover by Claudio Castellini
    The "lead monitor" summarizes the story so far and mobilizes the other Monitors to fight. Jason Todd is revealed to have been faking. We meet a new Superman, seeking perfection. Jimmy Olsen is abducted by the forces of Apokolips.

    [Trade Paperback Collection: Countdown to Final Crisis - Volume 2 reprints Countdown #38-26]

  • Countdown 25 - Week Twenty Seven (November 7, 2007)
    Story by Paul Dini; Breakdowns by Keith Giffen; Script by Adam Beechen; Art by Carlos Magno; Cover by Claudio Castellini
    Firestorm appears in Bludhaven and confronts the security forces with Karate Kid, only to be taken over by Desaad. Piper and Trickster get the better of Deadshot. Jimmy is put into slavery on Apokolips. Mary Marvel meets Darkseid. Also: The Origin of Killer Frost!

  • JLA: Classified #42 (Early November 2007)
    Justin Gray, Rick Leonardi, Sean Philips
    J'onn J'onzz recalls how in the early days he watched Superman, and the two finally met and became friends. Superman vouched for J'onn when Lex Luthor tried to insinuate to the world that J'onn was the first of many Martians in an on-coming invasion. With Luthor's claim debunked and J'onn's reputation saved, Superman introduces him to other superheroes.

  • Justice League of America: Wedding Special #1 (November 2007)
    Dwayne McDuffie, Mike McKone, Andy Lanning
    Lex Luthor, the Joker, and Cheetah discuss which villains to include in the Injustice League. Oliver Queen's bachelor party is moved to the Hall of Justice when the Press get wind of it. Firestorm is attacked and severly injured by Killer Frost (thanks to Luthor's involvement), and Wonder Woman and Hawkgirl are caught in an ambush when they go to see him at the hospital. When the men hear of what's happened the bachelor party is cut short.

  • Countdown 24 - Week Twenty Eight (November 14, 2007)
    Story by Paul Dini; Breakdowns by Keith Giffen; Script by Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti; Art by Al Barrionuevo; Cover by Claudio Castellini
    Superman Prime decimates Earth 15 and kills all of the major heroes before annihilating the planet. Mary Marvel rebukes Darkseid and flees. Desaad is separated from Firestorm and returned to Apokolips. Also: The Origin of Desaad!

  • Countdown 23 - Week Twenty Nine (November 21, 2007)
    Story by Paul Dini; Breakdowns by Keith Giffen; Script by Paul Dini; Art by Tom Derenick; Cover by J.G. Jones
    Superman Prime brutally tortures Mr. Mxyzptlk and Annataz in the hopes of finding his own Earth. In the process, Annataz is killed. Mary Marvel and Eclipso talk about Mary's role with Darkseid. Lord Havok destroys the asteroid they're on. Also: The Origin of Mr. Mxyzptlk!

  • JLA/Hitman #1 (November 2007)
    Garth Ennis, John McCrea, John McCrea
    Tommy Monaghan returns as there's a problem on the JLA moonbase, and not even the World's Greatest Heroes can cope by themselves. Can Tommy help them out? Will he? Unpleasant secrets from the past return... on the Darkside.

  • Countdown 22 - Week Thirty (November 28, 2007)
    Story by Paul Dini; Breakdowns by Keith Giffen; Script by Tony Bedard; Art by Manuel Garcia; Cover by Claudio Castellini
    Mary Marvel fights Eclipso and takes her gem. Mr. Mxyzptlk seals off the fifth dimension. Jimmy Olsen finds Mister Miracle on Apokolips and is thrown into a firepit...by Miracle. Piper and Trickster continue to flee, only to be finally caught by Deadshot, who kills Trickster. Also: The Origin of Deadshot!

  • JLA: Classified #43 (Late November 2007)
    Justin Gray, Rick Leonardi, Sean Philips
    J'onn J'onzz continues to recall how he helped form the JLA, and his brother's spirit continues to taunt him, especially when recalling Oliver Queen's unfaithfulness to Black Canary, and how on Mars J'onn had his brother arrested for crimes against the people of Mars.

  • 52 Aftermath: The Four Horsemen #2 (November 2007)
    Keith Giffen, Pat Olliffe, John Stanisci
    As the Four Horsemen prepare new bodies for themselves, Superman and Batman assess the situation and try to devise a plan of attack. Wonder Woman steps in, saving Superman, and the three try to think how to use the knowledge of Dr. Cale's involvement in the creation of the Four Horsemen to bring them down. Meanwhile Snapper Carr looks and and listens in on the 3 superheroes.

  • Countdown 21 - Week Thirty One (December 5, 2007)
    Story by Paul Dini; Breakdowns by Keith Giffen; Script by Sean McKeever; Art by Jesus Saiz; Cover by Karl Kerschl
    Piper ascertains that Trickster really is dead. Granny Goodness reveals herself to be playing Athena, as Holly trains at her camp. Jason Todd and company encounter a Monitor. They fight. Brother Eye awakens and begins assimilating drones. Also: The Origin of Granny Goodness!

  • JLA: Classified #44 (Early December 2007)
    Justin Gray, Rick Leonardi, Sean Philips
    J'onn J'onzz continues remembering how he helped bring the JLA back together, assisting the Flash (Wally West) against the Weather Wizard before inviting him to join the reformed JLA. J'onn's brother's spirit continues to taunt him, warping his memories, but J'onn fights through it... and then finds himself under water facing Aquaman and Black Manta.

  • Countdown 20 - Week Thirty Two (December 12, 2007)
    Story by Paul Dini; Breakdowns by Keith Giffen; Script by Adam Beechen; Art by Dennis Calero; Cover by Karl Kerschl
    Brother Eye appears in Bludhaven. Piper slows the self-destruct on his binding to Trickster. Jimmy is saved from the firepits by developing Turtle Boy armor, only to be attacked by Forager, who says that he must die. Monarch summarizes what occurs in Arena 1. Also: The Origin of Mr. Mind!

  • Countdown 19 - Week Thirty Three (December 19, 2007)
    Paul Dini, Keith Giffen, with Tony Bedard/Scott Beatty; Jesus Saiz/Kelley Jones; Rodney Ramos/Hi-Fi
    Holly and Harley discover Hippolyta in a cave, and returns, hiding her presence. Piper carries Trickster's body until he hallucinates Trickster talking to him, then he cuts off his hand and tries to escape. Jimmy recovers from Forager, and they kiss. Also: The Origin of Scarecrow!

  • JLA/Hitman #2 (December 2007)
    Garth Ennis, John McCrea, John McCrea
    With the infected NASA crew making their way on to the Watchtower, Tommy Monaghan and the JLA are at a loss what to do. Batman is taken over, and then Wonder Woman, while the Flash and Green Lantern are powerless and Superman is still missing. Tommy takes charge, shooting dead the NASA crew, freeing the JLA from their power loss. While Batman arrests Tommy for his crimes, Tommy manages to get away free... leaving Superman with fond, but mixed memories.

  • Countdown 18 - Week Thirty Four (December 26, 2007)
    Paul Dini, Keith Giffen, with Sean McKeever/Scott Beatty; Scott Kolins/Howard Porter; Scott Kolins/Howard Porter
    Ray Palmer recounts how, after he finds out his wife killed Sue Dibny, he shrank and found Earth-51, an Earth where Jean still lived, and made a new life, seeing as all of the heroes had defeated evil in five years. Bob and company appear and Bob turns allegiances, preparing to kill Ray. Also: The Origin of Dr. Light!

  • JLA: Classified #45 (Late December 2007)
    Justin Gray, Rick Leonardi, Sean Philips
    J'onn's brother continues to show him memories that never happened. He experiences battles against his own Justice League team members that never occured. In the real world Ma'alefa'ak has taken over J'onn's body and is indeed fighting the JLA. Batman, realizing what has happened tries to get in contact with J'onn's mind, while Superman tries to stop his body. Deep in his mind J'onn makes contact with the spirit memories of his wife and daughter.

  • 52 Aftermath: The Four Horsemen #3 (December 2007)
    Keith Giffen, Pat Olliffe, John Stanisci
    Mr. Terrific comes to an agreement with Dr. Cale on behalf of Checkmate. As the Four Horsemen near completion, Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman talk to Snapper about his involvement with Checkmate and what step to take next. Superman throws a huge chunk of ice on top of the Four Horsemen's fortress, but it only serves to enhance them. With Superman arm causing him pain, the Horsemen attack the heroes, while Wonder Woman is confronted with a horde of walking dead zombies who approach the project at Oolong Island.

  • Countdown 17 - Week Thirty Five (January 2, 2008)
    Paul Dini, Keith Giffen, with Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti/Scott Beatty; Ron Lim/Scott Kolins; Jimmy Palmiotti/Scott Kolins
    Mary Marvel gives up her power, killing Eclipso. She then discovers the Amazons again. Bob attempts to kill Ray, and in the process kills Jean, Flash, and Ralph Dibny. Solomon kills Bob. The other monitors turn against Solomon. Monarch appears, declaring the war to end all wars. Also: The Origin of Monarch!

  • JLA: Classified #46 (Early January 2008)
    Justin Gray, Rick Leonardi, Sean Philips
    J'onn's brother continues to fight the JLA, while in the world inside his mind J'onn communes with the soul fragmants of his wife and daughter. Finally overcoming his brother's spirit, J'onn's body goes into a coma, requiring Zatanna to visit his mind with Superman, Wonder Woman and Batman, who try and convince him that he's needed on Earth.

  • Countdown 16 - Week Thirty Six (January 9, 2008)
    Paul Dini, Keith Giffen, Tony Bedard/Scott Beatty; Pete Woods, Tom Derenick & Wayne Faucher/Fernando Pasarin; Tom Chu/Hi-Fi
    War rages across Earth-51. Superman Prime appears before Monarch. Batman of Earth-51 catches Jason Todd in his cave. Jimmy and Forager forge a relationship. The Insect Queen appears. Also: The Origin of Sinestro!

  • 52 Aftermath: The Four Horsemen #4 (January 2008)
    Keith Giffen, Pat Olliffe, John Stanisci
    Wonder Woman tries to hold off the advancing army of the dead, and gets a hand from the Doom Patrol. With the facility securely shut tight, Doctor Caulder talks with Doctor Cale about the status of Oolong Island and what to do about the Four Horsemen. In Bialya, Superman holds off two of the Horsemen before securing Batman and Snapper somewhere far away. Superman battles Yuurd while Batman and Snapper take on Zorrm. Azraeus helps Yuurd before joining the fight on Oolong Island.

  • Countdown 15 - Week Thirty Seven (January 16, 2008)
    Paul Dini, Keith Giffen, Tony Bedard/Scott Beatty; Pete Woods, Tom Derenick and Wayne Faucher/Jon Bogdanove; Pete Woods, Tom Derenick and Wayne Faucher/Jon Bogdanove
    Hippolyta explains the situation to Mary Marvel. Atom explains that he's the key to stopping a virus. Superman Prime fights a monitor. Batman and Jason Todd debate the use of lethal force. Donna Troy fights another Donna Troy. Brother Eye assimilates Bludhaven. Also: The Origin of Doomsday!

  • Countdown 14 - Week Thirty Eight (January 23, 2008)
    Paul Dini, Keith Giffen, Tony Bedard/Scott Beatty; Pete Woods, Tom Derenick & Wayne Faucher/Arthur Adams; Pete Woods, Tom Derenick & Wayne Faucher/Arthur Adams
    Batman of Earth-51 hands down the mantle of Red Robin to Jason Todd. Donna Troy defeats the Insect Queen and uses her forces in the war on Earth-51. Superman Prime learns that Earth-51 is his perfect earth, and goes bonkers on Monarch. Also: The Origin of Gorilla Grodd!

  • JLA: Classified #47 (Late January 2008)
    Mike W. Barr, Randy Green, Andy Owens
    A squard of Destroyers from Qward invade the JLA HQ to steal weapons in their trophey room, but the JLA (Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Green Arrow, The Atom and Hawkman) are on the ball and a fight ensues. The Destroyers teleport back to Qward, but the JLA follow them in disguise. They're soon found out though and all their weapons are taken from them...

  • Countdown 13 - Week Thirty Nine (January 30, 2008)
    Paul Dini, Keith Giffen, Tony Bedard/Scott Beatty; Tom Derenick/Ivan Reis; Wayne Faucher/Oclair Albert
    Superman Prime and Monarch fight. Red Robin watches in horror as Ultraman kills the Batman of Earth-51. Red Robin murders a joker onhand to witness the event before Jason, Kyle, and company escape to Apokolips just as Superman Prime and Monarch obliterate each other, destroying the Earth-51 universe. Also: The Origin of the Cyborg Superman!

    [Trade Paperback Collection: Countdown to Final Crisis - Volume 3 reprints Countdown #25-13]

  • JLA: Classified #48 (Early February 2008)
    Mike W. Barr, Randy Green, Andy Owens
    Even without their weapons the JLA are able to defeat their counterparts in a gladiator style battle. With the help of Underworlders the JLA escape underground. Oliver falls in love with their female leader, who turns out to be the Qwardian Emperor's wife! Together they manage to get back the JLA's weapons and teleport back to Earth.

  • Countdown 12 - Week Forty (February 6, 2008)
    Paul Dini, Keith Giffen, Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti/Scott Beatty; Jesus Saiz and Tom Derenick/Aaron Lopresti; Tom Chu/Hi-Fi
    The Amazons fight over Hippolyta as she is revealed to be Granny Goodness in disguise. Kyle and company appear on Apokolips. Jimmy Olsen receives word to come to Metropolis with Forager. Brother Eye opens a boom tube and sucks Bludhaven to Apokolips. Also: The Origin of Circe!

  • 52 Aftermath: The Four Horsemen #5 (February 2008)
    Keith Giffen, Pat Olliffe, John Stanisci
    Oolong Island's defences are beginning to show signs of failure. Meanwhile Superman fights and defeats Yuurd, and Batman tricks and defeats Zorrm. Death remains close to Bialya while Roggas breaks through Oolong Island's defences and is confronted by Wonder Woman and the Doom Patrol.

  • Countdown 11 - Week Forty One (February 13, 2008)
    Paul Dini, Keith Giffen, Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray/Scott Beatty; Mike Norton/Tom Mandrake; Mark McKenna/Tom Mandrake
    Red Robin splits off of the main group on Apokolips, trying to find something to punch. The Amazons fight, with Granny Goodness escaping. Jimmy and Forager go to Habitat. Una converts into an OMAC and attacks Karate Kid. Also: The Origin of Solomon Grundy!

  • Countdown 10 - Week Forty Two (February 20, 2008)
    Paul Dini, Keith Giffen, Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti/Scott Beatty; Scott Kolins/Bruce Timm; Scott Kolins/Bruce Timm
    Harley, Holly, and Mary Marvel release the Gods, who grant them powers to fight Granny Goodness in gratitude. Karate Kid fights the Una Omac, but is quickly bested and taken captive. They chase Goodness until the mysterious New God killer destroys her. DeSaad tries to convince Piper to play. OMAC takes over Apokolips. Also: The Origin of Harley Quinn!

  • Countdown 9 - Week Forty Three (February 27, 2008)
    Paul Dini, Keith Giffen, Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti/Scott Beatty; Tom Derenick/Mike Norton; Wayne Faucher/Rodney Ramos
    DeSaad explains that he is behind Piper's saga, as he was trying to attain a human who could contain the Anti-Life Equation. The heroes all meet at the Brother Eye headquarters, only to find it dissecting and examining Karate Kid. Piper plays his pipe, and Apokolips begins to disintegrate. Also: The Origin of Black Manta!

  • JLA: Classified #49 (Late February 2008)
    Andrew Kreisberg, Paulo Siqueira, Amilton Santos
    In an early battle with creatures on Mars looking to be one that the JLA might not return from, Lois Lane chats with Alfred at the Wayne Manor, taking comfort in each other's company. While Flash's wife and Wonder Woman's mother also have their own concerns about their loved ones. When the JLA are triumphant, the folks back on Earth show their gratitude and love in different ways.

  • Countdown 8 - Week Forty Four (March 5, 2008)
    Paul Dini, Keith Giffen, Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti/Scott Beatty; Carlos Magno/Doug Mahnke; Rodney Ramos/Doug Mahnke
    Darkseid and the Monitor argue over the fate of their shared chess game. The monitor leaves to make his final "move." Atom suggests that they need to let Karate Kid die instead of bringing him back to Earth to infect everyone. The monitor appears and sends them all to Earth... Also: The Origin of Bizarro!

  • 52 Aftermath: The Four Horsemen #6 (March 2008)
    Keith Giffen, Pat Olliffe, John Stanisci
    Superman is taken over by Death. Doctor Cale swallows the living organic component that could save the day. Wonder Woman is taken over by War. Doctor Cale inhales both Death and War, removing them from Superman and Wonder Woman. She also removes Famine, before swalling Pestillence who has been residing inside Batman. Later, at dinner together, Wonder Woman, Batman and Superman decide to allow Checkmate to keep watch of Doctor Cale.

    [Trade Paperback Collection: 52 Aftermath: The Four Horsemen reprints 52 Aftermath: The Four Horsemen #1-6]

  • JLA: Classified #50 (Early March 2008)
    Roger Stern, John Byrne, Mark Farmer
    A huge creature rises from the surface of the moon and crashes in to the JLA Watchtower where The Flash, Green Lantern and J'onn J'onzz attempt to stop it. J'onn calls on Wonder Woman, Superman, Batman and The Atom for help, but all are otherwise busy. However when The Flash, Green Lantern and J'onn all fail to stop the creature, The Atom arrives to help. Superman and Wonder Woman each fail to stop the creature, who appears to recall facing the JLA once before.

  • Countdown 7 - Week Forty Five (March 12, 2008)
    Paul Dini, Keith Giffen, Adam Beechen/Scott Beatty; Tom Derenick/Graham Nolan; Wayne Faucher/Graham Nolan
    The heroes struggle with how to deal with Karate Kid, landing on an Earth that doesn't realize who they are. They fight their way to Cadmus, where a reluctant Dubbilex, after a slight battle, informs them that Karate Kid has died! Also: The Origin of Bane!

  • Countdown 6 - Week Forty Six (March 19, 2008)
    Paul Dini, Keith Giffen, Adam Beechen/Scott Beatty; Mike Norton/Jesus Saiz; Jimmy Palmiotti/Jesus Saiz
    Through caption, Buddy Blank explains how the Morticoccus virus managed to escape Karate Kid's body, and though some were inoculated, basically annihilated most of the civilized world, and then the universe, when Green Lantern left to warn others in space. Also: The Origin of Felix Faust!

  • Countdown 5 - Week Forty Seven (March 26, 2008)
    Paul Dini, Keith Giffen, Adam Beechen/Scott Beatty; Jim Starlin/Tom Derenick; Rodney Ramos/Wayne Faucher
    The world crumbles as Buddy Blank continues to explain through caption the ravages of the Morticoccus virus, how it kills Una, his wife, and leaves him alone with his son in a world that's been utterly destroyed, leading into Kamandi's universe. Also: The Origin of Mr. Freeze!

  • JLA: Classified #51 (Late March 2008)
    Roger Stern, John Byrne, Mark Farmer
    J'onn recalls the first time the JLA came across this formidable enemy. Thinking itself a god, the creature known as Titus begins destroying cathedrals, mosques, temples and other places of worship. The JLA find what appears to be a landed craft of some kind, while Superman visits France where another cathedral has been desecrated. Batman alerts the JLA to Titus' appearance in Jerusalem, where he makes short work of the Flash, Green Lantern and J'onn, before Superman attacks him and is also knocked down.

  • Countdown 4 - Week Forty Eight (April 2, 2008)
    Paul Dini, Keith Giffen, Sean McKeever/Scott Beatty; Jamal Igle/Cliff Chiang; Keith Champagne/Travis Lanham
    Mary Marvel finds Darkseid in her apartment. Darkseid gives her her power back in exchange for Jimmy Olsen. Mary Marvel attacks the returned heroes, snatching Jimmy Olsen and promising to return him to Darkseid! Also: The Origin of Ra's Al Ghul!

  • JLA: Classified #52 (Early April 2008)
    Roger Stern, John Byrne, Mark Farmer
    The Flash finally manages to stop running, while the Atom tries to once again distract the creature from injuring Wonder Woman and Superman. Batman places some sneaky tricks that further anger him, while Superman once again pours on the muscle. J'onn and Green Lantern help Flash return, while J'onn informs the JLA that the creature they're fighting is Titus, a creature they fought many years ago, and one whom Wonder Woman has heard a prophecy about.

  • Countdown 3 - Week Forty Nine (April 9, 2008)
    Paul Dini, Keith Giffen, Sean McKeever/Scott Beatty; Freddie Williams II/Doug Mahnke; Freddie Williams II/Doug Mahnke
    Darkseid activates the powers he has stored in Jimmy Olsen. The heroes rally to protect Olsen. In the process, Superman has a battle royale with Darkseid, concluding in Jimmy regaining control of his powers and turning into a giant turtle boy. Also: The Origin of Amazo!

  • Countdown 2 - Week Fifty (April 16, 2008)
    Paul Dini, Keith Giffen, Sean McKeever/Scott Beatty; Scott Kolins/Ryan Sook; Scott Kolins/Ryan Sook
    Jimmy and Darkseid fight across Metropolis as the heroes are forced to watch. Orion appears, and takes Darkseid to the mat, fighting him and wearing him down, ultimately ripping out Darkseid's heart and killing him. Also: The Origin of Darkseid!

  • DC/Wildstorm: Dreamwar #1 (April 16, 2008)
    Keith Giffen, Lee Garbett, Trevor Scott
    The Midnighter and Grifter. Zealot and Deathblow. Superman and Wonder Woman. Superman and Wonder Woman? The Earth is being torn apart. So when DC Universe heroes begin appearing in the WildStorm Universe, it seems at first they might be the answer to all the problems. Until it becomes clear that they might just be the reason for all the problems. And the Justice League of America doesn't know how they got here...or how to get back!

  • Countdown 1 - Week Fifty One (April 23, 2008)
    Paul Dini, Keith Giffen; Tom Derenick; Wayne Faucher
    Donna, Kyle, Forager, and Atom team up to monitor the monitors, deciding to watch over their governing of the multiverse. Mary Marvel decides to keep her evil powers, and the rest of the characters say their respective goodbyes.

    [Trade Paperback Collection: Countdown to Final Crisis - Volume 4 reprints Countdown to Final Crisis #12-1]

  • JLA: Classified #53 (Late April 2008)
    Roger Stern, John Byrne, Mark Farmer
    Regathering their strengths, the JLA take the fight to Titus once more, earning his respect. He offers them godhood status as his underlings, yet overlords of Earth. Obviously the JLA refuse his offer, angering Titus, who leaves them without air on the surface of the moon.

  • Justice League: The New Frontier Special #1 (May 2008)
    Darwyn Cooke; Darwyn Cooke, David Bullock, J. Bone; Darwyn Cooke, Michael Cho, J. Bone
    Superman and Batman in a fight to the finish. Robin and Kid Flash crash a drag strip riot. Wonder Woman and Black Canary fight the gender war! Also includes the Making of the Animated Film with behind the scenes storyboards and exclusive artwork.

  • JLA: Classified #54 (May 2008) [Final Issue]
    Roger Stern, John Byrne, Mark Farmer
    J'onn recalls their previous battle with Titus, in which they tricked and finally defeated Titus by shattering his mace, blinding Titus with its shards, and burying him on the moon. Now revived, and with his mace part of his body, Titus is defeated once and for all when the JLA manage to disperse his essence throughout all time and space.

  • DC/Wildstorm: Dreamwar #2 (May 21, 2008)
    Keith Giffen, Lee Garbett, Trevor Scott
    Universes collide! The Justice League vs. the Authority. The Legion of Super-Heroes vs. Stormwatch. The Justice Society vs. Tranquility. When opposites meet, chaos reigns!

  • DC Universe #0 (June 2008)
    Grant Morrison and Geoff Johns; George Perez, Doug Mahnke, Tony S. Daniel, Ivan Reis, Aaron Lopestri, Philip Tan, Ed Benes, Carlos Pacheco, JG Jones; Scott Koblish, Christian Alamy, Tony S. Daniel, Oclair Albert, Matt Ryan, Jeff De Los Santos, Ed Benes, Jesus Merino, JG Jones
    Take a journey through the past and present of the DCU, and witness the emergence of the greatest evil in the universe - and the stunning return of a force for good!

  • DC Universe Special: Justice League of America #1 (July 2008)
    Len Wein, Gerry Conway, Jack Miller; Dick Dillin, Joe Certa; Dick Giordano, Frank McLaughlin, Joe Certa
    Tattooed Man is conscripted to join a group of other villains to defeat the JLA. The power behind them is a villain known as Libra, who has the power to syphon off half the power of any superhero. A series of crimes lead the JLA into a trap, and with half their powers gone, Libra sets about his bigger plan, syphoning off half the universe's energy... however it's all too much for him and he disappates; The Wizard (from Earth-2) along with Zoom, Blockbuster, Plantmaster and Star Sapphire invade the JLA satellite and manage to trick the JLA into a situation where the villains are able to switch bodies with the heroes. Unknown to the rest of the JLA, the villains set about another plan, but a suspicious Green Arrow forces them to show their hand, and with Red Tornadoes help the heroes are able to switch back their bodies and defeat the villains.

  • Final Crisis Sketchbook #1 (July 2008)
    Grant Morrison, J.G. Jones, J.G. Jones
    Original notes and designs for characters for "Final Crisis".

  • Final Crisis #1 [of 7] (July 2008)
    Grant Morrison, J.G. Jones, J.G. Jones
    Metron visits a caveman giving him the knowlege of fire. Dan Turpin discovers the body of Orion, who whispers a cryptic message with his final breath. The JLA up their alert status, as the Guardians on Oa send a Special Operations team of Green Lanterns to secure Earth as a crime scene. The Questions leads Dan Turpin to the Dark Side Club where he meets with Boss Dark Side, who brings forth the missing children Turpin's been looking for... their eyes glow with the anti-life equation. The Monitor known as Uotan is exiled to Earth to live as a mortal. Libra convinces Luthor, Savage and the other villains in attendance that his power is indeed real, when he kills J'onn J'onzz for the Human Torch as promised.

  • Trinity #1 (June 4, 2008)
    Kurt Busiek, Mark Bagley, Art Thibert
    The lead story feature explores the unusual bond - and importance - of DC's top three characters, Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman, as a mysterious dream links them together and may prophesy important changes in their trinity! Plus, Morgaine Le Fey and Enigma also share a mysterious connection as they watch the Trinity.

  • Trinity #2 (June 11, 2008)
    Kurt Busiek, Mark Bagley, Art Thibert
    Strange things begin to happen to Superman, Wonder Woman and Batman, but all three manage to work out the problem in their own way. Meanwhile a creature called Konvikt and his small communicator creature known as Graak appear on Earth, where they're quickly in trouble with local police, and soon John Stewart Green Lantern is on the scene, but even he is no match for Graak's might.

  • DC/Wildstorm: Dreamwar #3 (June 11, 2008)
    Keith Giffen, Lee Garbett, Trevor Scott
    All good things must pass, and our heroes find out they're on the same side after all. But tensions remain high as the heavy hitters - the JLA, Wildcats, Teen Titans and the Authority - still don't care for each other at all. But they're willing to work together if that's what it takes to save the world. Because with things like Metropolis and Gotham City suddenly showing up on the east coast of the WildStorm Universe's United States of America, or Central City and Keystone City in the midwest, massive damage is occurring on an unprecedented scale. Hate each other as they might, they're forced to work together for the common good.

  • Trinity #3 (June 18, 2008)
    Kurt Busiek, Mark Bagley, Art Thibert
    The Justice League attempt to take down Graak, but have little success. Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman arrive on the scene, but Graak just knocks out Superman with one punch. Elsewhere, Rita, a tarot card reader, is experiencing a new level of knowledge, so much so that a local gang wants to use her to help them commit crimes. Rita's friend Jose (Delgado) offers to help her out, but some strange monster is already protecting Rita.

  • DC Universe Special: Superman #1 (July 2008)
    Roger Stern, Peter J. Tomasi, Mark Waid and Michael Jan Friedman; Karry Gammill, Scot Eaton, Oscar Jimenez; Dennis Janke, Pam Eklund, Jose Marzan Jr.
    Superman is captured and forced to do battle in Mongul's gladiator games. Refusing to kill, Mongul attacks Superman himself, but he can't defeat the Kryptonian. Captured, a team of scientists attempt to rehabilitate Mongul using mind control, but Mongul plays possum and kills them all when their guard is down. As ruler of a new world, Mongul is the inadvertant killer of his new people, when a virus he brought with him wipes them all out. But he has fathered two children, a boy and a girl, who he can rule. In Central City, Mongul goes up against a newly invigorated Flash, who discovers that Mongul is in search of a space craft burried beneath the city streets.

  • Trinity #4 (June 25, 2008)
    Kurt Busiek, Mark Bagley, Art Thibert
    Wonder Woman and Superman continue to battle Konvikt, while Batman back tracks and finds the creatures space craft. Rita, the tarot reader, has a wild dream about Despero and Kanjar Ro fighting for possession of an interspatial gateway. A group of supervillains are instructed by a gang leader to find Rita.

  • Final Crisis #2 [of 7] (August 2008)
    Grant Morrison, J.G. Jones, J.G. Jones
    In Japan, Super-Sumo is summoned to join a team. Uotan tries to find the word that will restore him to a Monitor. Dan Turpin takes pleasure in beating information out of an informant, before being taken to Bludhaven, where it appears Darkseid is inside him. The Justice League bury J'onn J'onzz on Mars. Libra tries to convince Luthor. While the leader of the Special Ops Green Lantern squard is not who she claims to be, capturing Batman for Granny Goodness. Wally and Jay, in Central City, are shocked when Barry Allen appears!

  • Trinity #5 (July 2, 2008)
    Kurt Busiek/Kurt Busiek & Fabian Nicieza, Mark Bagley/Mike Norton, Art Thibert/Mark Farmer
    With the JLA down, Superman battles Konvikt, until Batman calls him away. Wonder Woman continues to battle the creature, while Superman and Batman question Konvikt's friend Graak. Superman knocks out Konvikt using a cryogenic gas found aboard the creature's space pod. Batman discovers the creature Morgaine sent to spy on them. Meanwhile, Rita keeps seeing Batman, Wonder Woman and Superman appear in her tarot cards, and even though Jose Delgado tries to keep her safe, three supervillains attempt to abduct her.

  • Trinity #6 (July 9, 2008)
    Kurt Busiek/Kurt Busiek & Fabian Nicieza, Mark Bagley/Scott McDaniel, Art Thibert/Andy Owens
    The burn on Wonder Woman's shoulder changes into a mystical symbol. The three heroes try to piece together the meaning of their trinity. Rita meanwhile studies the three heroes herself, finding meaning in what they stand for. Wolf-like creatures break in and kidnap Rita, and Jose Delgado is powerless to stop them. Meanwhile, Hawkman catches Nocturna attempting to steal an ancient artifact and traces clues back to another medalion in L.A. Hawkman and Gangbuster find themselves hunting the same gang, and agree to worth together to find Rita.

  • DC/Wildstorm: Dreamwar #4 (July 16, 2008)
    Keith Giffen, Lee Garbett, Trevor Scott
    The DC and WildStorm Universes are colliding, forcing heroes from both sides to work together, much to their displeasure. But when this scuttles the plans of the mastermind behind it all, he ups the ante by bringing the DCU villains into the mix.

  • Trinity #7 (July 16, 2008)
    Kurt Busiek/Kurt Busiek & Fabian Nicieza, Mark Bagley/Tom Derenick, Art Thibert/Wayne Faucher
    Superman scans for the mini-solar system in space and can't find it. The league can't figure out the wolf people and Wonder Woman's burn scar has changed again. Hawkman and Gangbuster arrive and talk about Tarot, Gotham villains have been stealing symbols of tarot suits from museums all over the world, and they figure out that everything is all connected and it's... big. Meanwhile, Despero is on the planet he's conquered, has found something, doesn't know what it is, and Morgaine and Enigma arrive to talk to him about becoming a "lord of creation". Meanwhile, Green Lantern John Stewart is testing himself to see what's going on with his powers. Firestorm arrives and we get a recap of who Krona is. During the recap things go nutty and John spouts spikes from his back, which quickly disappear. He and Firestorm leave, and the devices monitoring the cosmic egg that Krona is imprisoned in appear to be broken.

  • Trinity #8 (July 23, 2008)
    Kurt Busiek/Kurt Busiek & Fabian Nicieza, Mark Bagley/Scott McDaniel, Art Thibert/Andy Owens
    Morgaine and Enigma arrive on Despero's world to invite him into their trinity. Despero reveals he has the cosmic egg. There's a huge party at Wayne Manor. Bruce is nowhere to be seen because he's in the Batcave working on the dream-case. Oracle is helping him figure out why the bat rogues are seemingly helping with the mystic robberies. Alfred and Oracle convince Bruce to make an appearance at his party. Meanwhile, Superman is in Rabat, Morocco fighting a robot-ship. Superman finds a techno-beacon that the robo-ship was trying to recover. Lois and Clark continue to find clues to additional robberies. Elsewhere, Diana Prince and Etta Candy are shopping. Back at Wayne Manor, Bruce makes his appearance at the party. Suddenly he's attacked by mystic wolf creatures who are trying to brand him. The evil trinity - Despero, Morgaine, and Enigma - prepare for some cosmic ceremony. They discuss their goal of reordering space and time by replacing the superhero trinity with themselves. Meanwhile, the captured Tarot is being kept under secret spells where her powers are being used to reveal how the evil trinity can accomplish their plan. The evil three perform a 'beta test' on the cosmic egg - they use their combined evil to create foot soldiers out of the egg's energy.

  • Trinity #9 (July 30, 2008)
    Kurt Busiek/Kurt Busiek & Fabian Nicieza, Mark Bagley/Scott McDaniel, Art Thibert/Andy Owens
    Wonder Woman and Etta try to save people in the ruins of the mall they were in, which has just been attacked. A man named Swashbuckler appears, steals a kiss from Etta, and leaves. Bruce Wayne runs from the wolf-men, finds a utility belt he keeps in a tree, and beats up the wolf-men. Wonder Woman examines the sudden spate of disappearances across the globe. Superman appears to aid Batman. Batman berates him for interfering, then asks him to take the Howlers to the Batcave, examining the branding sigil. In the Batcave, Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman discuss the Howlers. Wonder Woman indicates that the disappearances are because of the Crime Syndicate. Swashbuckler hands Etta's DMA pass to another set of hands (perhaps Morgan's) just as Etta's pass fails. Nightwing banters with Oracle about the artifact robberies as Swashbuckler appears. Swashbuckler steals his mask and tries to leave, but Nightwing auto-destructs his mask, robbing Swashbuckler of his prize. Barbara calls Commissioner Gordon and asks about the robberies. As they talk, Gordon's pipe disappears. Robin quizzes Penguin, and as he does, a riot breaks out in Arkham. Swashbuckler and a strange chanting figure assail Joker, stealing his laugh.

  • Final Crisis #3 [of 7] (September 2008)
    Grant Morrison, J.G. Jones, J.G. Jones
    Frankenstein and SHADE operatives come across The Question, who asks what happened to Dan Turpin. A being falls from the sky. Montoya is taken away. The 3 Flashes are unable to stop the death of Orion, with Jay telling Iris her husband has returned. Libra is confronted by Luthor, with Libra warning that the day of Apokolips is at hand. Clark remains by Lois' bedside in the hospital, when he is approached by a mysterious woman. Hal Jordan is arrested by the Alpha Lanterns. Superheroes all over Earth are drafted to form a special team under Jay Garrick. Wonder Woman heads into Bludhaven only to be confronted by Mary Marvel who attacks and infects Wonder Woman. A virus is infecting the entire internet, and Oracle tries to pull the plug. Wally and Barry stop running, only to be confronted by a converted Wonder Woman.

  • Trinity #10 (August 6, 2008)
    Kurt Busiek/Kurt Busiek & Fabian Nicieza, Mark Bagley/Scott McDaniel, Art Thibert/Andy Owens
    Lois investigates a problem STAR Labs where Sun-Chained-In-Ink shines bright and stuns the security guards. The JLA work out the Crime Syndicate is behind the disappearances and create a plan. Superman is angry that the League has yet to do anything about the Crime Syndicate. Lois finds out the only thing missing from S.T.A.R. is a vial of Lex Luthor's blood. On the antimatter Earth Superman tries to save people but the JLA need to stick to their original plan. The Crime Syndicate appear with Jimmy Olsen as a hostage. Elsewhere, a female talking gorilla called Primat engages the Gotham Police in gunplay. Robin and Nightwing swing into the rescue. Primat mystically disappears. Alfred suggests they consult with Jason Blood, a.k.a. the Demon. Blood suggests that the villains are collecting things associated with Batman for some kind of evil spell and that, combined with the tarot thefts, something mystical and evil is in store for the Big Three. Dick realizes what Primat took - a hunk of cement from Crime Alley where the Waynes were murdered. Enigma and Morgaine le Fey begin preparing some kind of mystic pentagram. They need four items to go.

  • Trinity #11 (August 13, 2008)
    Kurt Busiek/Kurt Busiek & Fabian Nicieza, Mark Bagley/Tom Derenick, Art Thibert/Wayne Faucher
    Primat, Swashbuckler and TVM steal some of the same clay Wonder Woman was made from. Ultraman says they owe a debt to the Justice League and want to talk rather than fight, and will kill Jimmy Olsen if the League refuses. Superman agrees, Jimmy turns out to be Evil Jimmy from the CSA's world, armed with devices that would freeze the JLA down to the molecular level. Superman acts jockish. Bruce and Diana wonder what's going on with him. Meanwhile, Superman's decided to take on the CSA on his own. Oracle and the Outsiders set a trap for the tarot thieves. Barbara checks in with Hawkman and Gangbuster, who try to stop Primat, Swashbuckler, TVM and Sun-Chained-in-Ink from attacking the Air and Space Museum. The steal part of the shuttle Superman saved in his first public appearance. Barbara says that since the tarot items used as bait weren't taken, it means whoever was taking them has "moved on to the next step".

  • DC/Wildstorm: Dreamwar #5 (August 20, 2008)
    Keith Giffen, Lee Garbett, Trevor Scott
    Things are looking grim for the heroes from both universes. The onslaught of an enraged mother nature and the always-psychotic villains of the DCU are proving to be more than the combined might of both universes' heroes can handle.

  • Trinity #12 (August 20, 2008)
    Kurt Busiek/Kurt Busiek & Fabian Nicieza, Mark Bagley/Mike Norton, Art Thibert/Karl Kesel
    Superman arrives at the CSA flying headquarters. They offer to allow him to take the slaves home and leave. Superman goes bonkers and attacks them. John Stewart, Red Tornado, and Firestorm go to the CSA orbital satellite and explode their way in. The JLA arrive to help Superman, and come under fire from the CSA defenses. The evil Trinity talk about what's happening with the good Trinity. Enigma demands that Earth-3 remain untouched. John Stewart goes wonky, sprouts electrical doodads, and begins speaking binary. The Riddler reveals that he's assigned to solve the artifact heists. He goes to the Penguin, who asserts no involvement. Outside, Nightwing and Robin pull Riddler up high, ask him for what he knows, and then drop him into garbage when they find out. Riddler goes to see Mr. Freeze. Freeze says that his men were put out of work when Riddler hired another group for a heist that was theirs. Riddler doesn't understand, and fights his way out before Freeze can kill him. He goes to Madam Zodiac and asks her aid. Her gargoyle comes to life and tries to kill Riddler. Riddler sends a letter to his employer indicating that only the Riddler could be the culprit. Enigma, meanwhile, trades barbs with Morgan Le Fay.

  • Final Crisis: Legion of Three Worlds #1 (October 2008)
    Geoff Johns, George Perez, Scott Koblish
    From the moment Kal-El landed on earth until the end of time, the Time Trapper has sought to erase Superman's impact on the universe. But the Legion of Super-Heroes have always been there to stop him. This time, though, even the Legion won't be enough. The Time Trapper has found the ultimate weapon to carry out his plan - a twisted mirror image of the boy of steel from a parallel Earth long dead: Superboy-Prime! Who will answer the Legion's call for help? Find out here as the Crisis of the 31st century begins!

  • Trinity #13 (August 27, 2008)
    Kurt Busiek/Kurt Busiek & Fabian Nicieza, Mark Bagley/Tom Derenick, Art Thibert/Wayne Faucher
    The Justice League defeat the CSA headquarter defenses with the help of Ryan Choi, the Atom, and Ray Palmer, formerly the Atom. Superman single-handedly defeats Ultra Man and Super Woman. Enigma is worried that he's upsetting the planet's balance. Despero and Morgaine are suspicious of Enigma's motives for wanting to attack the trinity while they're on the antimatter Earth. Enigma calls for a "S.P.H.E.R.E." and says "Infernatui" and he's taken aboard a head-shaped space ship in the antimatter universe. Superman tricks Ultra Man into revealing that the machine they tied the CSA big three to was a device intended to strand the JLA in an inter-dimensional void outside of reality. Superman activates the machine and sends Ultra Man, Super Woman, and Owl-Man into the void without conferring with Wonder Woman or Batman. The heroes regroup. Suddenly they realize the people of the antimatter universe are rioting over the news that the CSA has finally been defeated. The heroes on Earth are trying to stop the mystical thefts. Oracle tells them the villains are taking one item each from each hero's pool of allies, their rogues, and their creation or debut. They realize the next theft will relate to a Wonder Woman rogue. Hawkman and Gangbuster are guarding the coffin of Maxwell Lord when the villains attack. The villains are faced with an army of heroes including the Birds of Prey, Supergirl, the Bat-Family, Titans, and Outsiders. The fight causes the sun-creature's tattoo cage to rip open and the sun inside him is about to be released.

  • Trinity #14 (September 3, 2008)
    Kurt Busiek/Kurt Busiek & Fabian Nicieza, Mark Bagley/Tom Derenick, Art Thibert/Wayne Faucher
    Some of Despero's troops arrive on the Anti-Matter Earth. Violence and riots continue. Ray Palmer says he can't find a way to send everyone home, but John Stewart's new robo-powers allow him to interface with CSA machinery and do just that, followed by more discussion of what a Trinity is and how Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman are all acting like each other, which Vixen says is a threat. All the slaves get sent back to their respective planets when Enigma interferes, but not before one of Despero's goons burns a symbol into Superman's forehead. Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman say "I feel" and the story ends. The heroes attack Sun-Chained-in-Ink but he has the powers of a sun and increases gravity and shoots solar winds (or something) to stop them. Hawkman attack Primat, grabs Max Lord's coffin, and slams it into Sun-Chained-in-Ink, which does nothing. Oracle says he's powerful enough to vaporize the planet, and then he does... something to stop Hawkman. Metamorpho turns into a spehere and Geo-Force reduces his gravity and takes him up through the atmosphere. He falls once he can't breathe anymore, and Supergirl throws spehere-Metamorpho out into space where Sun-Chained-Ink explodes, but everyone survives for some reason. Meanwhile, TVM has escaped with Max Lord's skull. Hawkman feels guilty and Batman calls all of the heroes back.

  • Trinity #15 (September 10, 2008)
    Kurt Busiek/Kurt Busiek & Fabian Nicieza, Mark Bagley/Scott McDaniel, Art Thibert/Andy Owens
    The evil trinity talk about how they will use items to control the good Trinity. The good trinity appear as they are speaking. They explain that they studied the tarots and the clues. Superman suspects Krona as the league reacts to their shared condition. Batman draws a connection between three of the items, and suggests they go check Merlyn's castle. Despero mocks them for delivering themselves. Batman sets off explosives they've set, and the two trinities fight. The good trinity reveal that they have a whole swath of heroes outside to aid them. Madame Zodiac has bad dreams about the castle. The DCU heroes fight the evil trinity's minions. Gangbuster laments that he only got into this to help a friend. Tarot dreams of the past and her premonition of danger. Gangbuster makes a break for the castle door, and makes it in with Hawkman's aid, only to find a large dragon.

  • DC Universe: Decisions #1 (November 2008)
    Judd Winick and Bill Willingham, Rick Leonardi, Rick Leonardi
    Election season is upon us, and the stakes have never been higher! An unknown villain is attempting to assassinate the presidential candidates, and only the heroes of the DCU stand in the way. As Green Lantern, Green Arrow, Superman, Batman and more try to learn the killer's identity, they are faced with the difficult task of reconciling their own personal ideals with the mission at hand.

  • DC/Wildstorm: Dreamwar #6 (September 17, 2008)
    Keith Giffen, Lee Garbett, Trevor Scott
    Hell has been unleashed upon the earth, as all the villains from the DC Universe and the WildStorm Universe team up. And with the moon ripped from its orbit, the earth itself is being torn asunder. Could this final issue contain the end of two universes?

  • Trinity #16 (September 17, 2008)
    Kurt Busiek/Kurt Busiek & Fabian Nicieza, Mark Bagley/Mike Norton, Art Thibert/Jerry Ordway
    The good guys (other than the Trinity) are outside fighting the forces of the evil trinity. Inside the castle, the Big Three fight the evil Trinity with all three noting how in tune the three of them appear to be. Back at the Hall of Justice, Firestorm is monitoring the cosmic egg. He's curious about the readings and opens a portal to check on the egg. He comes upon mechanical equipment giving out false readings - but Krona and the egg are gone. Back at the fight, Batman realizes that Despero can't be Despero - he's too agile for Despero. Despero or whoever he is finally tattoos the Dark Knight. Morgaine le Fey cackles "We've Won!" Tarot frees herself from the mystic spell. She's about to be axed when she's saved by Gangbuster and Hawkman. Tarot tells the heroes that, unless the Trinity stops the world from coming apart, all possible futures are going to be destroyed. Hawkman plunges into a distortion field so he can find the Trinity. He sees them but can't break through just as Despero tattoos the Batman. Everything around Hawkman fractures and all his previous lives separate. Suddenly there's a blinding light in the distortion field. Tarot and Gangbuster are escaping from the castle. Outside the heroes look at the castle. It's come into full existence - and it explodes!

  • DC Universe: Decisions #2 (November 2008)
    Judd Winick and Bill Willingham, Rick Leonardi, Rick Leonardi
    Election season is upon us, and the stakes have never been higher! An unknown villain is attempting to assassinate the presidential candidates, and only the heroes of the DCU stand in the way. As Green Lantern, Green Arrow, Superman, Batman and more try to learn the killer's identity, they are faced with the difficult task of reconciling their own personal ideals with the mission at hand.

  • Trinity #17 (September 24, 2008)
    Kurt Busiek/Kurt Busiek & Fabian Nicieza, Mark Bagley/Scott McDaniel, Art Thibert/Andy Owens
    The evil trinity bind the good trinity, and get power from it. The world explodes. Konvikt is in prison and gets an attorney, and was in prison before and had an attorney before, where they removed his ability to speak so that he could only speak through his attorney, and he was on trial for loving someone he shouldn't have. He can't speak or understand English but knows when a military rank is not being used, and then smashes some stuff. Graak walks through the snow talking to himself, and somehow sends Konvikt power which he uses to escape. He goes to a mountaintop to think and the world explodes, there's huge tsunamis and firey footprints in the sky, which Wonder Woman thinks are beautiful. Then an odd-looking Lois who smokes arrives at GBS studios, where she apparently works.

    [Trade Paperback Collection: Trinity Vol. 1 reprints Trinity #1-17]

  • Final Crisis: Legion of Three Worlds #2 (November 2008)
    Geoff Johns, George Perez, Scott Koblish
    As Superboy-Prime leads the Legion of Super-Villains against everything and everyone inspired by the legacy of Superman, the Legion of Super-Heroes are forced to call for help from beyond their world. Meanwhile, contingency plans are created by Brainiac 5 as he attempts to overcome Colu's devastating betrayal, Dawnstar and Wildfire pull off a startling rescue, but at a horrible cost to the universe, and Saturn Girl uncovers the source of the Legion's troubles.

  • Final Crisis #4 [of 7] (November 2008)
    Grant Morrison, J.G. Jones, Carlos Pacheco
    It's one month after the Anti-Life Equation was released worldwide. Millions now toil as slaves of Darkseid, while the Justifier shock troops of Apokolips lay waste to the planet Earth and hunt down its protectors. The remaining free humans and superheroes are stationed around the world, besieged within the walls of ten very familiar 'Watchtowers', as they fight a desperate, losing battle against the triumphant forces of evil. While Green Arrow and Black Canary attempt to deliver the secret of humanity's last hope across America's blasted wastelands, the Outsiders brave the horrors of the Bludhaven bunker in search of Batman. The ultimate battle is coming...but which heroes will become villain - and vice versa? And what part do the Secret Society have to play in the dawning of this new Age of Evil?

  • Trinity #18 (October 1, 2008)
    Kurt Busiek/Kurt Busiek & Fabian Nicieza, Mark Bagley/Scott McDaniel, Art Thibert/Andy Owens
    A giant flaming man (presumably Krona) indicates that he is finally free of the egg. Chain-smoking Lois Lane is late to report on the newest Justice Society International project as a news reporter. On the news, the Justice Society's members reassure the public. The government, meanwhile, is in hostile talks with Atlantis over the oil beneath the surface. John Jones denies alien activity in his department. Lois mocks the new Flash on television. Lois reports on footsteps leading into space away from Earth, leading from the remains of a castle in Romania. Back in Romania, the characters from last issue are forgetting the past, but remain in their original bodies. Supergirl appears, tells John Stewart that being on Earth is a potential act of war. Stewart goes into his computer mode and freaks out. Dick Grayson calms Donna, who appears to be a meek, bespectacled geek. Lois Lane goes off on a "Nancy Grace" rant about Sue Dibny's murder. Firestorm makes it out of the Egg's prison, seemingly normal. A young man named Charlie, disturbed by the disappearance of the big three, relives a series of incidents, realizing that Green Arrow should not be Gotham's defender, and that Ragman is not one of the main superheroes in his universe. As he works his way through his disrupted memory, he ultimately realizes that in the universe that existed before the evil Trinity took over, he had been killed by the Joker.

    [Trade Paperback Collection: Trinity Vol. 2 reprints issues #18-35]

  • DC Universe: Decisions #3 (December 2008)
    Judd Winick and Bill Willingham, Rick Leonardi, Rick Leonardi
    The DCU's biggest heroes hunt the villain planning to assassinate the presidential candidates, but they have plenty to distract them from their mission! Some heroes have begun openly endorsing candidates, and the ensuing media frenzy forces everyone to consider what, exactly, it means for a Super Hero to take sides politically. The killer must be caught, the cameras must be faced, and everyone - even Superman - must decide where they stand.

  • Trinity #19 (October 8, 2008)
    Kurt Busiek/Kurt Busiek & Fabian Nicieza, Mark Bagley/Mike Norton, Art Thibert/John Floyd
    Tarot relaxes outside a camp site. She thinks back to the fight at Castle Branek and how everything suddenly changed. In the present, Tarot has met up with Alfred Pennyworth. Without Batman to care for, he's become an amateur archeologist on the search for items associated with the missing heroes. Tarot recalls her secret origin. Tarot realizes she's been letting Jose - and now Alfred/Freddie - do all the work. She decides to read Alfred's cards. After the reading, Gangbuster and Tarot head back to America. A woman named Desiree lives in Washington, DC with her abusive husband Trevor. She has no apparent ties to the heroes except she attended an empowering Wonder Woman speech in the real reality. Without that speech, the woman Desiree - who is pregnant - remains in an abusive relationship. On her way to her job at the Air & Space Museum as a tour guide, she literally bumps into Dr. Julia Kapatelis - Wonder Woman's first Patriarch's world mentor and friend in the real reality - who sees Desiree's art and offers her a job. As Desiree leaves work at the end of the day, she passes what used to be the Hall of Justice which is now the J.S.I.'s Metahuman Courts Building for crooks who are too dangerous for the regular courthouses. There, Mammoth is causing a destructive scene looking for his sister Shimmer. Firestorm stops Mammoth. But the police don't recognize him apparently because he was out of reality when reality changed. Desiree remembers him and the Justice League. She tries to defend Firestorm who flies off. Desiree returns home and her abusive husband Trevor takes all her papers and artwork, throws them in the sink and sets them all on fire. Desiree finally starts to lose hope - but Dr. Kapatelis's business card remains partially un-singed.

  • Trinity #20 (October 15, 2008)
    Kurt Busiek/Kurt Busiek & Fabian Nicieza, Mark Bagley/Tom Derenick, Art Thibert/Wayne Faucher
    Firestorm realizes the world has changed and has never had Superman, Wonder Woman or Batman in it. The Justice Society never retired and people don't know what superheroes are, even though powerful metahumans patrol the earth. People seem to somehow remember Superman anyway, vaguely, and Firestorm decides to look for John Stewart for help. Krona goes to Laboratory World 7431, homeworld of the Controllers. He wants them to work for him so he can communicate with something, but they decide they'd rather try and study him so he kills them all and then discovers that their planet made of technology was somehow alive, and that all planets and suns are alive, and sets off to find conscious heavenly bodies to use as his soldiers.

  • DC Universe: Decisions #4 (December 2008)
    Judd Winick and Bill Willingham, Rick Leonardi, Rick Leonardi
    The DCU's biggest heroes hunt the villain planning to assassinate the presidential candidates, but they have plenty to distract them from their mission! Some heroes have begun openly endorsing candidates, and the ensuing media frenzy forces everyone to consider what, exactly, it means for a Super Hero to take sides politically. The killer must be caught, the cameras must be faced, and everyone - even Superman - must decide where they stand.

  • Trinity #21 (October 22, 2008)
    Kurt Busiek/Kurt Busiek & Fabian Nicieza, Mark Bagley/Scott McDaniel, Art Thibert/Andy Owens
    As the evil trinity ascends, Morgan and Enigma recall their youth. Morgan recalls how Uther cheated his way into power, and the way she swore vengeance against his trickery, to the point of forsaking Camelot. Enigma recalls being a good guy on the opposite Earth, of the way Ultraman fried half of his face. He recalls his family being slaughtered, and creating his sphere to contain the essence (or body, not sure) of his daughter. Morgan realizes something is wrong when she and Enigma emerge as near deities, but Despero doesn't. She rips off Despero's skin to reveal Kanjar Ro. John Stewart fights a Qwardian entity in his bloodstream, now reverted to a family man in Coast City with the Trinity wave. At work, the Qwardian entity overwhelms him just as Firestorm comes to look for him. John Stewart snaps free of the false Earth with Firestorm's aid, and takes off into space, promising his family he'll return. As he leaves, he accidentally reverts Firestorm to his constituent two people inside him just as the Justice Society International arrives.

  • DC Universe: Halloween '08 (December 2008)
    Mark Verheiden, Mike Johnson, Brian Reed and others; Trevor Hairsine, Duncan Rouleau and others
    Witness tales of terror featuring Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Titans, El Diablo, Faust and others by past, present and future DC greats.

  • Trinity #22 (October 29, 2008)
    Kurt Busiek & Fabian Nicieza/Kurt Busiek, Scott McDaniel/Mark Bagley, Andy Owens/Art Thibert
    Alfred dislikes planes and wonders about the scroll he gave to Tarot. In ancient Egypt, Prince Khufu loses control of his people and a Trinity of Egyptian gods is weakening. Hawkman falls through the reality shift and through hundreds of alternate past lives. Khufu sees it all and decides he has to restore the Egyptian trinity to preserve the future. He has visions of creation being flawed due to Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman not being in it. Apparently years before Khufu found an alien ship that landed in Egypt, and he wrote his visions on a scroll and put it in a tube from the alien ship, and this is the scroll Alfred gave to Tarot. Meanwhile, planes attack the evil Trinity and fail. The JSI is responding to the evil Trinity threat. In Gotham, Green Arrow and Speedy are the new protectors but are challenged by... Ragman and Tatters. Green Arrow and Speedy dissolve into nothingness. At JSI headquarters, there's a problem with Firestorm and the female half of his component people is telepathic and can teleport and Tomorrow Woman shows up to stop her. In Metropolis, the Ultra-Humanite's minions are attacking the city and a green and gold Tomorrow Woman intervenes. Then the original Tomorrow Woman vanishes.

  • Trinity #23 (November 5, 2008)
    Kurt Busiek/Kurt Busiek & Fabian Nicieza, Mark Bagley/Tom Derenick, Mark Bagley/Wayne Faucher
    Geo-Force's JSI team arrives at the Hindu Kush where the newly powered-up versions of Morgaine le Fey and Enigma left no survivors. Carter Hall is in the JSI headquarters atop U.N. Plaza in NYC. Tomorrow Woman is handling her city - Metropolis. In Gotham, Ragman and Tatters capture Catwoman while the JSI has located Green Arrow back in Star City. He claims he always lived there and his company failed years ago so he's not rich. Written records substantiate his claims. In Washington, Black Adam is attacking war-beasts who work for Ares but he's not sure why. The Flash is part of the "League" and the JSI want to know what the League has to do with this attack. Flash says he's there to do what the League always does - help. Meanwhile, the two beings who comprise Firestorm are still separated and somehow visual manifestations of their memories are seen by Brainwave and Carter Hall. They see the Trinity and their allies but don't recognize them. Brainwave tells Hall that they believe they are not on an alternate timeline but that the world around them is the problem. Brainwave allows them to merge into Firestorm and Firestorm mumbles to himself that, without something to fill the Trinity's void, the world itself is trying to fill their place. Hall believes it's all a plot by the League. Gangbuster and Tarot arrive in NY. Gangbuster agrees to deliver the scroll to Carter Hall while Tarot goes off on another path - to Opal City. Suddenly, Hall is informed that they've lost all contact with Europe. Paris is in flames and a gigantic Morgaine le Fey stands over the city. John Stewart is outside the Earth's solar system trying to get the metallic parasite under control. John momentarily thinks of home and the parasite creates a wormhole. Meanwhile, Kanjar Ro is escaping Earth in a spaceship. Four days prior, the real Despero plots revenge on Kanjar Ro and launches his strike force to Earth. Despero and his army, Kanjar Ro, and John Stewart all converge at the worm hole. Panning out, we see that the godly glowing Krona is holding the wormhole in his cosmic hands.

  • Trinity #24 (November 12, 2008)
    Kurt Busiek/Kurt Busiek & Fabian Nicieza, Mark Bagley/Tom Derenick, Mark Bagley/Wayne Faucher
    Morgan Le Fay rampages across France, unworried that the spell did not do its proper job and secure her a remade world. Enigma takes umbrage and attacks her, given that he wants a world to remake in his own image, and refuses to let her fulfill her desire until he can fulfill his. The former members of the JSA on New Earth receive a scroll from Gangbuster, take it into another room, and come out knowing that the world is wrong. They are also restored to youth, and believe Firestorm and Gangbuster. Alfred goes to meet with Lois Lane. Kanjar Ro observes as Green Lantern and Despero fight. Krona, distracted in his quest to understand the cosmos, comes to see what's going on. He sees the Chrono Hound in Green Lantern and kidnaps him. Kanjar Ro is left with Despero, who prepares to kill him before Ro offers him power and allies, in the form of the Crime Syndicate.

  • Trinity #25 (November 19, 2008)
    Kurt Busiek/Kurt Busiek & Fabian Nicieza, Mark Bagley/Mike Norton, Mark Bagley/Ande Parks
    In Opal City, a fortuneteller is surprised by a reading as Tarot heads west on a bus. In Northern France, Enigma and le Fey battle. In the Andes, Konvikt and his little buddy are on the run. In Hartford, Alfred is making an offer. And in Detroit, The JSI attacks the League. The Flash rushes in and says the JSI is there for the League's help, not for a fight. Enigma convinces le Fey they need to do the full spell with a third alien to get the full power they need (and he needs to save the antimatter Earth). Enigma has an alien in mind. Into the League's room comes Barry Allen (Silver Age Flash) in a wheelchair. After becoming overcome by Felix Faust and losing the use of his legs, he disappeared and let people think he was dead. Barry chose to remain speed-less and formed the League. Meanwhile, Tarot's reality is shifted. A woman named Charity finds Rita and tells her she was expecting her. Tarot is glad and cries that she needs help as Opal City's reality splits and the pair see the bus station, the train station, the old West of Opal City, and a possible alien-filled future for Opal. Alfred assembles a group including Lois Lane, Dick Grayson, Thomas Tresser and explains to them about the missing Trinity. Interceptor (Supergirl) busts in having been summoned by a high-pitched signal. Alfred exposes her to Kryptonite and tells her about her Kryptonian heritage. Alfred tells them they need to pick up one more person and then they can begin their quest. Meanwhile, at a library in Virginia, an overburdened Donna Troy tries to drown out the needy library patrons.

  • Trinity #26 (November 26, 2008)
    Kurt Busiek/Kurt Busiek & Fabian Nicieza, Mark Bagley/Mike Norton & Ande Parks, Mark Bagley/Allen Passalaqua
    Tarot meets up with Charity O'Dare, who recounts her origin. They talk about women through time who've... protected, guarded, used the "Worldsoul". One woman named Sindella broke that and it all went downhill from there. Then they see a vision of a bunch of these women, which Tarot says is more like they should be. Morgaine and Enigma go looking for Konvikt, who recounts his origin of false accusation. Morgaine then offers him an option to reshape reality in order to regain his honor.

  • Trinity #27 (December 3, 2008)
    Kurt Busiek/Kurt Busiek & Fabian Nicieza, Mark Bagley/Scott McDaniel, Mark Bagley/Andy Owens
    Konvikt leaps across the Arctic. In Opal City, the citizens talk about seeing lizard men. Tarot realizes that the world is out of whack, and that the guys who came for her before the world changed will be coming for her again, after learning that there was once a Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman. Giant minotaur looking things calling themselves "Rein-Kings" attack St. Roch as they battle the Heywood Corps. Carter debates the merits of his world with Gangbuster. Gangbuster gives Carter his Hawkman wings and tells him to use them. Konvikt arrives where Enigma and Morgan Le Fay are hiding out, and she offers him unlimited power, which he accepts. A boy (TVM) who can see and manipulate dimensions breaks out of his cell and releases Morgan Le Fay's Dreambound. Le Fay appears, and commands them to assemble an army.

  • Final Crisis #5 [of 7] (December 2008)
    Grant Morrison, J.G. Jones, Carlos Pacheco with Marco Rudy & Jesus Merino
    Humanity enslaved! Time shattered and bleeding! Anti-Life triumphant! Can Earth's demoralized, beaten heroes rally their scattered forces for the ultimate super-battle against the nightmare armies of Apokolips when the forces of good meet the forces of evil on the bridge to Blüdhaven? As Darkseid's presence causes reality itself to sicken and the lights to go out across the universe, as even the Guardians fall, the true power of the evil gods finally reveals itself, and a major character returns for a shocking conclusion. Does the secret of humankind's salvation lie in a mysterious cave painting and a bolt of lightning? Or has the Last Day come for us all?

  • Trinity #28 (December 10, 2008)
    Kurt Busiek/Kurt Busiek & Fabian Nicieza, Mark Bagley/Tom Derenick and Wayne Faucher, Mark Bagley/Allen Passalaqua
    Alfred brings his diverse group of Trinity allies to the original JLA cave headquarters in Happy Harbor. The group assemble in a circle with ancient artifacts. They focus and all seem to remember the Trinity. Alfred screams for the spell to take them to the missing heroes. Below them, Kara uses her senses to see a society ruled by a Judgelord, Truthlord, and a Sun King who - for a primitive culture - use principles of truth and justice, and reason pretty well. Above them loom giant stone statues of middle age representations of Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman. The bad guys under Morgaine's sway are breaking out of jail. The JSI come to the rescue. Morgaine's crew escape and bring four villains with them. Hawkman flies to the JSI headquarters to meet with Will Magnus, T.O. Morrow, Lex Luthor, Dr. Sivana, and John Henry Irons. The think tank believe the universe is continually trying to replace whatever is missing in this reality. Lex believes they should focus on his discovery that someone is draining the energy from the reality burps. Suddenly Brainwave gets a distress alert that three of the energy villains from the prison break are attacking Metropolis. Tomorrow Woman realizes she's being had and finds the real problem at the bridge. T.W. fires at T.V.M. and it combines with the reality warping energy inside T.V.M. and T.W. literally comes apart at her cybernetic seams.

  • Trinity #29 (December 17, 2008)
    Kurt Busiek/Kurt Busiek & Fabian Nicieza, Mark Bagley/Tom Derenick, Art Thibert/Wayne Faucher
    Donna Troy somehow flies and stops two warring tribes of purple people from attacking each other, and they then invite Alfred and his group to go pay tribute to their gods, who are stand-ins for the Trinity. Tarot says the Trinity is about to get help but they're in danger and have to make a decision of some kind. Luthor debates the JSI over the best course of action. Tomorrow Woman is somehow still alive and parts of her are in different realities. Green Arrow and some others attack some villains near Alcatraz, where Prometheus is breaking Brainiac out. Then Hawkman decides they can't lose Metropolis, despite Lex's protests to discover what's really going on, and the JSI and the League are teleported to Metropolis where Tomorrow Woman somehow pulls her consciousness back from all those alternate realities which pulls her body back together, and then she thinks she can control the rift and is able to close it. Then news comes in of new rifts opening in cities all over the world. Tarot, meanwhile, turns herself in to the Dreambound as that's somehow better than having the JSI protect her when they're already stretched thin.

  • Trinity #30 (December 24, 2008)
    Kurt Busiek/Kurt Busiek & Fabian Nicieza, Mark Bagley/Mike Norton, Art Thibert/Ande Parks
    The blue skinned patriarch explains how in the beginning the onegod created the heavens and the earths. He then describes how the onegod forced them into labor in order to create and understand science and logic in better ways, despite no reward from the god figure, Krona. They cross a field of skulls, filled with skulls from the battles Krona made them fight. The patriarch then explains that Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman appeared when Krona left and made things better. Brainiac reveals the Space Ranger among a cadre of villains in Norway. Ranger escapes and alerts the JSI. A hidden voice assures the cadre of villains that all will be well. The Atom, however, is still in the cave. Morgan Le Fay, revealed to be the voice, explains her plan to remake the world. Brainiac indicates that he has long theorized a correlation between Tarot cards and their like and power. They reveal that all of the villains will take the part of Tarot card symbols. At the JSI headquarters Carter Hall reveals that he too is putting hero figures into Tarot card configurations. Charity shows up to help.

  • Trinity #31 (December 31, 2008)
    Kurt Busiek/Kurt Busiek & Fabian Nicieza, Mark Bagley/Scott McDaniel and Andy Owens, Art Thibert/Allen Passalaqua
    London is burning. Meanwhile, a mystery figure talks to le Fey. A variety of super villains take advantage of the world's problems under the thrall of Morgaine le Fey. Tarot is being used by le Fey to access the Worldsoul. At JSI headquarters, Charity fills Carter Hall in on why the world's such a mess, that the magic spell has to be completed with a third to stop the world from falling apart. The heroes assemble in groups of three to stop the bad guys. There is fighting all over the world. The mystery figure is revealed as Lord Khyber. In New York, Hall organizes the Justice Arcana with versions of Phantom Stranger, Firestorm, Luthor, Plastic Man, Deadman, Starfire, Booster Gold, and others. The group of hard-traveling supporting characters comes on a pool of lava. One of the purple guys explains about the Trinity. It turns out the purple people's gods eventually made war. But at first things were good. Until a family of blue-skinned performers were attacked by a gang leaving only their lone child alive. Athman takes the child in and he eventually joins Athman's fight as Rabat of the Golden Wing. But it turns out Krona's actions caused some of the blue people to embrace chaos. They called themselves The Laughing Chaos and their leader's mask resembled the Joker's. The Laughing Chaos kill Rabat. Dick Grayson, on hearing this, says this isn't about him, that the story is about "Jason."

  • Trinity #32 (January 7, 2009)
    Kurt Busiek/Kurt Busiek & Fabian Nicieza, Mark Bagley/Mike Norton, Art Thibert/Ande Parks
    Batman's god-analogue couldn't handle the death of the Jason Todd-analogue, so he exacts vengeance without concern for the innocent. Dick Grayson and Donna Troy talk about this, The blue people attack the purple people. Wonder Woman's god-analogue visited the blue people. Gray Lord showed up and people went crazy and killed each other. Then the Superman god-analogue and the Wonder Woman god-analogue appeared to stop him but he took control of Superman. The leader of the purple people notices Donna is recording the conversation and accuses her and her group of being "machinists". Firestorm and friends fight some villains. Black Adam joins them. Tomorrow Woman and Triumph worry the "real" world they're working to restore might be worse than the one they're already in, even though both know they will be dead in the new "correct" universe.

  • Final Crisis #6 [of 7] (January 2009)
    Grant Morrison, J.G. Jones, Carlos Pacheco with Marco Rudy, Christian Alamy & Jesus Merino
    As the entire world turns against them, the last of Earth's Super Heroes must face the unstoppable power of the Gods of Apokolips for the final time. Supergirl vs. Mary Marvel! Superman vs. Darkseid! The fate of the Flash! And the incredible return of the New Gods! The End of Days has come and the ultimate war between good and evil will at last be decided on the battlefield of a broken world! And as the skies bleed, as the walls between universes crumble and fall, the ultimate threat to life makes its presence felt as an evil beyond imagining arrives to claim its prize. Mandrakk the Dark Monitor is coming and the DC Multiverse will never be the same again!

  • Trinity #33 (January 14, 2009)
    Kurt Busiek/Kurt Busiek & Fabian Nicieza, Mark Bagley/Scott McDaniel, Art Thibert/Andy Owens
    The troop, caught with a cell phone, have "the powders" cast at them by a shaman, and are thus exiled from the caravan and the informative stories. One blue person stays behind to speak of the machinists. The machinists looks like Luthor and Brainiac, but with the blue humanoid form. She (the blue person) tells the Max Lord "Sacrifice" story in a thinly veiled metaphor, leaving when she's done. The three former heroes start to remember their powers. They resolve to listen to the story from afar, and the machinists watch as the blue people begin to speak of the death of Superman. We follow the story of a young girl's family as Morgan changes Tel Aviv into one of her held positions. The people consequently turn to reflect her nature. The young girl begins to change into a snake, and the father is forced to shoot her to protect the family, before beginning to change himself.

  • Trinity #34 (January 21, 2009)
    Kurt Busiek/Kurt Busiek & Fabian Nicieza, Mark Bagley/Tom Derenick & Wayne Faucher, Art Thibert/Allen Passalaqua
    Good fights bad for territory. The bad guys take out Geo-Force and Black Orchid. They're replaced in the good Arcana by Nightshade and Sandmaster. Meanwhile, the purple skins discuss Kellel and how he died for them at the hands of Doomsday. The altered reality Supergirl is listening to the purple skins and repeating their story to the traveling supporting characters. The blue skins attack the purple skins. Supergirl/Interceptor and the others attack in defense of the purple skins. Vandal Savage and Hawkman fight in Kenya. Gangbuster feels overwhelmed. Hawkgirl tells Hawkman to take out one of their Arcana and they kill Dr. Light. Chaos erupts. Hawkman attacks Savage. Savage tells Hawkman that he's a fool to think there is only one interpretation of a tarot card. The bad guys assemble in position and the good guys lose ground. Hawkman yells at Charity for failing to read the cards right. He suggests Tarot may be compromised.

  • Trinity #35 (January 28, 2009)
    Kurt Busiek/Kurt Busiek & Fabian Nicieza, Mark Bagley/Mike Norton & Walden Wong, Art Thibert/Allen Passalaqua
    Donna Troy et al fight the machinists. Morgaine et al fight the JSI. Enigma tries to figure out more about the "Dark Arcana." Enigma put his dying daughter's consciousness into SPHERE and looked for a way to bring the rest of his family back to life, and settled upon remaking his universe. Enigma finally regrets all the pain and suffering he's caused in trying to ease his own. Nightwing et al finish off the Machinists and learn more about Kellel. Alfred somehow thinks this world was made from the Trinity's thoughts. And Lois says that means Clark thinks Lois broke him and was his downfall. So she shouts for him and the Trinity suddenly appear.

  • Final Crisis #7 [of 7] (March 2009)
    Grant Morrison, Doug Mahnke, Tom Nguyen with Drew Geraci, Christian Alamy, Norm Rapmund, Rodney Ramos, Doug Mahnke & Walden Wong
    The dramatic finale to the epic, seven-part saga of the DC multiverse concludes with an apocalyptic battle for the soul of humanity. Can the heroes of 52 Earths save the multiverse? And is the only way to save it, to change it forever?

    [Trade Paperback Collection: Final Crisis reprints Final Crisis #1-7]

  • Trinity #36 (February 4, 2009)
    Kurt Busiek/Kurt Busiek & Fabian Nicieza, Mark Bagley/Scott McDaniel, Art Thibert/Andy Owens
    As the heroes seeking the trinity look on, Dinanna, Kellel, and Ahtman grow wistful and begin to remember their god war. As the blue people grow disconcerted (in the past), the evil bald Luthor/Joker analogues blow up a city. The heroes meet, squabble over who was responsible, Dinannah hits Kellel, and it is implied that the fighting between the three continued. Cheetah, Sun-Chained-in-Ink, and the Gentleman Ghost remake a city in their image. The Dreambound see this, then decide to go back to the lair. The Dreambound verbally spar with Enigma as he extrapolates about his daughter to Morgan, who he indicates knows the things he's extrapolating about. The Dreambound go to the evil canteen and have lunch after being discounted by Sun. They're interrupted by Primat attacking the food, revealing Atom. The Atom and the villains fight, and Atom convinces them they're not really evil. SPHERE appears and transports Atom back to headquarters.

  • Trinity #37 (February 11, 2009)
    Kurt Busiek/Kurt Busiek & Fabian Nicieza, Mark Bagley/Scott McDaniel, Art Thibert/Andy Owens
    Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman fight over who is the godliest of gods. In the process, they scorch the alien land. Wonder Woman screams for them to hold. They see the destruction they've caused and look at it for several months. They decide to work together to make the world a better place instead of working separately. They feel a sense of familiarity to the supporting characters (who have been in stasis during all of this). Punch and Jewelee are hooked up to a necrotechnic scanner that uses their essences to seek out kindred spirits - other DCU fools. With it, Morgaine le Fay, Enigma, Konvikt (and his little pal) find the Joker who is somehow controlling a chaos rift. Craziness is the theme of Joker's world, which is full of sentient vegetables chasing kids. Konvikt and friend wonder where the adults are and they find a room with giant appliances filled with murder victims. Joker returns with le Fay to play the Fool in her Dark Arcana. Meanwhile, Punch and Jewelee, having seen things from inside the Joker's mind, are gushing blood from their noses and are either dead or really, really injured. Enigma suspects they may have made a terrible mistake.

  • Trinity #38 (February 18, 2009)
    Kurt Busiek/Kurt Busiek & Fabian Nicieza, Mark Bagley/Mike Norton, Art Thibert/Walden Wong
    The Trinity of deities discuss what to do with the "otherworlders", who break out of their confinement. The Trinity realize they can't affect the otherworlders because they're from another world, and Alfred surmises being close to the Trinity is affecting them, and suggests that simply by remembering who the Trinity were they can somehow affect them further. While Lois berates the Trinity for choosing to abandon the world they can't remember, Kara gets annoyed and hits them all and then lectures them. The Trinity vanishes in a bright flash of light. The JSI fights the bad guys. Space Ranger turns out to be Martian Manhunter. A final rift opens in Metropolis and if it's lost, so is the world. Everyone leaves to go fight.

  • Trinity #39 (February 25, 2009)
    Kurt Busiek/Kurt Busiek & Fabian Nicieza, Mark Bagley/Tom Derenick, Art Thibert/Wayne Faucher
    The JSA confronts the Dark Arcana in Metropolis in what they term a final battle. Joker goads Luthor. The JSA starts to lose. Morgan uses an eye blast to kill Martian Manhunter. Will is blasted and killed, to Tomorrow Woman's dismay. The Dark Arcana declares victory. Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman appear in god form. Konvikt, suffused with power, goes wild. Graak tries to warn him that he's following a dark path by showing Konvikt he's killing innocents, so Morgan Le Fay kills Graak, sending Konvikt on his way to remake the world.

  • Trinity #40 (March 4, 2009)
    Kurt Busiek/Kurt Busiek & Fabian Nicieza, Mark Bagley/Scott McDaniel, Art Thibert/Andy Owens
    Krona sits alone in space. The GL Corps face off against the Crime Syndicate and Despero. On Earth, the dark trinity face the returned Trinity. Big fight ensues. The Trinity seem to return things to normal. Except for themselves - they are still shiny god like creatures. The shiny Trinity consider revenging themselves against the evil trinity to show them what it means to steal their world and seize their people. Krona is a cosmic entity who believes he is master of all until he realizes there is a Multiverse out there. He reaches out to his counterparts and comes face to face with his future self. The future Krona appears to kill or at least exile the present Krona. Krona reaches out to his Void Hound - which possessed John Stewart. The Void Hound broke free of his lab.

  • Trinity #41 (March 11, 2009)
    Kurt Busiek/Kurt Busiek & Fabian Nicieza, Mark Bagley/Tom Derenick, Art Thibert/Wayne Faucher
    Morgaine wants to fight, but others disagree and knock her out to retreat and plan. Hal Jordan and other heroes from the "real" world morph back into their true selves and the heroes fight the villains. Khyber and Brainiac decide to retreat. Superman saves Metropolis, and the Trinity leave to go save their other home cities. Then Lex Luthor notices some readings from the rifts and they excite him. The Void Hound was born out of the Qwardian desire for something great to hunt, and was then captured and turned into a spaceship and then imprisoned in a Green Lantern ring. The Void Hound attacks a ship in space and tries to destroy it, but John Steward is within the Void Hound fighting back and somehow prevents the ship from being destroyed. Then John notices the people on the ship were criminals and wonders if that's why the Void Hound attacked them, but then John Stewart is somehow "suppressed" by Krona, who wants the Void Hound to work for him and takes him back to his laboratory with plans to sick the Hound on Earth.

  • Trinity #42 (March 18, 2009)
    Kurt Busiek/Kurt Busiek & Fabian Nicieza, Mark Bagley/Scott McDaniel, Art Thibert/Andy Owens
    Cheetah fights Black Adam in Washington, DC until the Trinity show up and take away her power. A helicopter arrives and takes the Trinity secondary characters to JSI headquarters. The Trinity arrives in Gotham. Lex Luthor suggests they use the power to remake the world to turn it into a utopia. Superman flicks him away. They take the city from the Joker. They ask the heroes if they want to change the world back. Jay Garrick speaks up and says they want the world back. The heroes change everything back, and then leave for space. In space, Green Lanterns hover decimated. The JSA and JLA split to deal with the chaos. Hawkman and Firestorm are disconcerted by the change from their former selves. Firestorm worries about Green Lantern Stewart as, coincidentally, a warning from him comes from space about Krona. Firestorm tries to talk to the Trinity about it. They disappear. Assorted heroes meet to discuss the situation. Gangbuster sees Charity prophesizing. She tells him Rita must sever her connection to the worldsoul, and indicates that he is her protector, and implies that they will be lovers.

  • Trinity #43 (March 25, 2009)
    Kurt Busiek/Kurt Busiek & Fabian Nicieza, Mark Bagley/Tom Derenick, Art Thibert/Wayne Faucher
    Krona realizes that the recent changes made to Earth make it vulnerable to his goal of changing and controlling the Multiverse. The Trinity fight demons. The heroes of Earth assist them but they don't even notice. The Trinity decide to let the little people defeat the demons and Wonder God focuses her efforts on restoring the scorched land of Europe. Back at the evil trinity's castle, reality begins to reassert itself when Tattooed Man and Sun Chained in Ink literally separate into separate people again. Tarot tells le Fey that the cards read that their power could be their salvation. Le Fey doesn't understand. She thinks it means she needs to amass more power. Suddenly, the Crime Syndicate, Despero, and Kanjar Ro break in. The now-done traveling heroes decide to reassemble, thinking that they got the Trinity gods to respond to them when they were all together. First Lois jumps off the roof of the Daily Planet hoping Superman will save her (which she first explains to Supergirl via super-hearing). Lois is saved but not by Superman. She's caught by Tomorrow Woman, who wants to join them as she's looking for a way to live in the new reality. The supporting heroes try to get the Big Three's attention to no avail. The Big Three say that Earth needs to be cared for by gods.

  • Final Crisis: Legion of Three Worlds #3 (April 2008)
    Geoff Johns, George Perez, Scott Koblish
    The Legion of Super-Heroes call in the reinforcements against Superboy Prime and the Legion of Super-Villains as the Crisis of the 31st Century continues. While Superboy Prime comes face-to-face with the last of the Green Lanterns, Brainiac 5 and XS attempt to ignite an electrical storm using the lightning rod, which is destined to turn the tide of the war. And what are Polar Boy, Dawnstar and Wildfire up to in the 20th Century?

  • Trinity #44 (April 1, 2009)
    Kurt Busiek/Kurt Busiek & Fabian Nicieza, Mark Bagley/Tom Derenick, Art Thibert/Wayne Faucher
    Sun-Chained-in-Ink is back and his cohorts are happy, and decide they don't want to get involved in the Evil Trinity vs. Crime Syndicate of America fight. Despero says he remembers Morgaine from dreams, and they stop fighting to talk. He wants to join Morgaine, the CSA asks what's in it for them, and Morgaine shows them images of the Trinity and says they should strip their newfound power. The Trinity want to leave Paris, and this upsets Lois, Alfred et al. Tomorrow Woman starts fading like Marty McFly and decides to telepathically hit the Trinity with the emotions of their friends, which makes them talk in yellow bubbles without saying anything. This makes the Trinity finally talk to their friends, who chastise them. The Trinity refuse to revert to normal because it was their human weaknesses that ruined their other world and they need to be gods to make things right. Then they save Tomorrow Woman from fading out and disappear.

  • Trinity #45 (April 8, 2009)
    Kurt Busiek/Kurt Busiek & Fabian Nicieza, Mark Bagley/Scott McDaniels, Art Thibert/Andy Owens
    The world continues to fight. Despero unleashes the Crime Syndicate on Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman, who handily defeat the villains with little effort. They are teleported back to Earth-3 by Enigma. Despero indicates his fleet is a day away. Morgan promises to talk with Enigma about losing valuable assets. Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman storm the castle. As they do, Morgan realizes her power has been coming from Krona, who is now on the moon. They go to see him. Krona and Morgan bargain for some of his ephemeral "creation energy." Krona demands Enigma's daughter sphere, and Enigma goes nuts, as does Konvikt. In response, Krona teleports Konvikt away, after Konvikt becomes so livid he speaks. Enigma's daughter in the sphere tries to protect her father by sending him back to Earth-3.

  • Trinity #46 (April 15, 2009)
    Kurt Busiek/Kurt Busiek & Fabian Nicieza, Mark Bagley/Scott McDaniels, Art Thibert/Andy Owens
    The emotionless three notice that the humans are acting humane in the face of absolute catastrophe. Alfred sits alone in the Batcave annoyed. The heroes discover the hidden pieces of Batman's, Wonder Woman's, and Superman's lives. Lois throws Ma Kent's chocolate chip cookies at Clark. Gangbuster and Charity are off to rescue Tarot - still. Meanwhile, up north, the bad guys plot and scheme. The emotionless three and the JLA/JSA head north to take the fight to the bad guys. Konvikt wanders the Arctic. He runs into the Dreambound who want him to be a hero and help save the world. On the anti-matter Earth, the Crime Syndicate fight to save their world and they are fully aware of the irony. Enigma appears and asks for their help.

  • Trinity #47 (April 22, 2009)
    Kurt Busiek/Kurt Busiek & Fabian Nicieza, Mark Bagley/Tom Derenick, Art Thibert/Wayne Faucher
    The Trinity battle Morgaine, Despero and Krona. Despero's armada arrives, and the Justice League, Teen Titans and Justice Society arrive to "smack 'em up". The Dreambound arrive to help the Trinity. Then the Crime Syndikate arrives to help the Trinity. Then... something happens to the Worldsoul girl, who may not survive. The heroes fight. Alfred watches. Lex contacts Alfred. Lex says the god-Trinity have the same creation power from the big bang as Krona and the Worldsoul do and tries to harness the energy. He sends the information to Alfred who sends it to Nightwing who redirects it to Lois Lane who has it taken from her by Donna Troy who gives it to Wonder Woman.

  • Trinity #48 (April 29, 2009)
    Kurt Busiek/Kurt Busiek & Fabian Nicieza, Mark Bagley/Scott McDaniel, Art Thibert/Andy Owens
    The heroes and villains continue to battle, and exchange dialogue about said battle and who is stronger and who is not, and why, with motivations already mentioned in previous summaries. As they do, Batman starts to talk to the CSA, and then talks to the Void Hound, conveying some secret plan. Superman pulls in a great deal of power from the other heroes (though how is not mentioned), and Krona is suddenly somehow trapped. Sun-Chained-in-Ink, Tarot, and the Void Hound muse over who they are as people as they attempt to hold Krona in a massive spell. They learn they can hold the spell in place because they're connected to the Earth, and Krona wants to escape the Universe, which gives them power over him.

  • Final Crisis: Legion of Three Worlds #4 (June 2008)
    Geoff Johns, George Perez, Scott Koblish
    The Crisis of the 31st century continues as a great hero falls and another returns to help Superman and the Legion combat the murderous Superboy-Prime! Meanwhile, the Time Trapper makes his move against the three Legion founders, Polar Boy's bizarre mission comes to an end and Superman makes a shocking discovery that will redefine the terms of this war.

  • Trinity #49 (May 6, 2009)
    Kurt Busiek/Kurt Busiek & Fabian Nicieza, Mark Bagley/Mike Norton, Art Thibert/John Stanisci
    The heroes scheme to use Krona's own power to make him disappear. Despero makes a run at Krona, and Konvikt stops him. Swashbuckler makes a run at Morgan and stops her. Enigma is reassured by Charity, who indicates that the strange being with faces (Stephanie?) will survive. Kanjar Ro attempts to bargain with the CSA. It fails. Morgan frees Krona, and Krona grows in size and tears the Earth with his hands. Varying heroes attempt to save the world, and fail, including Green Lantern, Alfred, Tomorrow Woman, and Hawkman. We see multiple end scenes.

  • Trinity #50 (May 13, 2009)
    Kurt Busiek/Kurt Busiek & Fabian Nicieza, Mark Bagley/Scott McDaniel, Art Thibert/Andy Owens
    The world is destroyed. Krona talks to the Worldsoul. He tries to find out how she exists, doesn't believe her, and then the Trinity show up. Wonder Woman hugs Krona, Batman envelops him in his cape and the world is put back together but is still falling apart.

  • Trinity #51 (May 20, 2009)
    Kurt Busiek/Kurt Busiek & Fabian Nicieza, Mark Bagley/Tom Derenick, Art Thibert/Wayne Faucher
    The world is reborn. The catastrophes in progress when the world ended continue. The Dreambound find their teammate Sun-Chained-In-Ink. Elsewhere those who died live again. Hal Jordan teams up with Tempest to prevent the Marianas Trench from causing tidal waves somehow. Firestorm finds John Stewart who recalls being ejected from the Void Hound as it realized it could have a purpose in hunting to feed and protect its pack. The villains make one more try for the Worldsoul. Le Fey tells Despero they no longer need three to control the Worldsoul and Despero kills Enigma. Le Fey tells Despero they don't need two either and attacks him. The spirit in S.P.H.E.R.E. wonders who will help her if her father is gone. Lois, Tarot, Gangbuster, and Charity all look up and say "Oh". It's the Trinity. Superman and Wonder Woman K.O. Despero and le Fey. Meanwhile, Batman goes to help S.P.H.E.R.E. and the Worldsoul lets Batman combine with her and save Enigma. Lois and the others come upon the Trinity as their energies are spent and they return to their original forms as Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman. Krona can't believe they gave up their power. Suddenly, the Crime Syndicate appear ready to attack.

  • Trinity #52 (May 27, 2009)
    Kurt Busiek and Fabian Nicieza; Mark Bagley, Mike Norton, Tom Derenick and Scott McDaniel; Art Thibert with John Stanisci, Wayne Faucher, and Andy Owens
    The heroes party, having saved the world. They're apparently allowed to do so because the Worldsoul is allowing it to happen without their identities being compromised as a reward. Conveniently, people who learned secret identities are also forgetting what they've learned over cocktails. Time cuts back to the fight with the Crime Syndicate, or the lack thereof, as the heroes bluff them into believing the fight would be against their better wishes and damage the villains, so the baddies run back to Earth-3. On Earth-3, Enigma and his daughter, now in the Void Hound, fight crime. Jason Blood sucks Morgan into a talisman and takes her. The Green Lanterns take Despero. Konvikt decides to make up for killing people by going to work with the mob. Tarot can now see the interaction of the Worldsoul. She and Gangbuster kiss. The Dreambound are pardoned because they were under Morgan's control. Tomorrow Woman is somehow back alive, and human instead of a robot, and has apparently always been around. The Worldsoul says so. Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman leave the party to deal with some sirens. Krona is imprisoned.

    [Trade Paperback Collection: Trinity Vol. 3 reprints issues #36-52]

  • Justice League: Cry For Justice #1 (September 2009)
    James Robinson/Len Wein, Mauro Cascioli/Ardian Syaf, Mauro Cascioli/John Dell
    Hal Jordan confronts the rest of the Justice League about their approach to fighting villains. Hal feels they are putting out fires instead of bringing the fight to the villains. Superman argues the point but Hal finally leaves to deal with the matter in his own way. Oliver Queen joins Hal out of dedication to their friendship. Ray Palmer and Ryan Choi attack Killer Moth and his gang to get info on who orchestrated the theft of the Time Pool technology and why Moth and crew tortured Mike Dante, an old friend of Palmer's. Using his shrinking ability Ray gets the name of the man behind it all; Prometheus. In Opal City the former Starman Mikaal Tomas visits the body of his friend Tony who was "collateral damage" in an attack on a S.T.A.R. Labs facility while visiting his parents in New York. In Africa Congorilla mourns the slaughter of his troop and bids them all a sad farewell. Freedom Beast stumbles on to the scene and tells Congorilla that he tried to stop those responsible for the troops' deaths. After Freedom Beast dies Congorilla leaps away, crying out for justice.

  • Wednesday Comics #1 (July 8, 2009)
    Various writers and artists
    WEDNESDAY COMICS is unique in modern comics history: Reinventing the classic weekly newspaper comics section, it is a 16-page weekly that unfolds to a sprawling 28" x 20" tabloid-sized reading experience bursting with mind-blowing color, action and excitement, with each feature on its own 14" x 20" page. "Superman" - the hero rushes to stop another alien invasion in Metropolis. After rushing off rubberneckers, the alien behemoth calls out telepathically to Superman, calling him "Kryptonian" and telling him he isn't of here. "Supergirl" - With a framing sequence involving a little girl shopping for a pet, Supergirl is in hot pursuit of a seemingly crazed Streaky the Supercat and Krypto the Superdog.

  • Wednesday Comics #2 (July 15, 2009)
    Various writers and artists
    "Superman" - The Man of Steel heads to Gotham to talk to Batman about his feelings. He tells Batman he feels badly about turning the creature over to S.T.A.R. because the creature was right - Superman is an outsider. Batman basically tells him to snap out of it and Superman flies off in a huff wondering why he thought he could talk to Batman about this at all. "Supergirl" - Krypto and Streaky are causing thousands in damages all over Metropolis. Supergirl saves a TV reporter who's covering the super-pets' rampage. Supergirl catches up to Krypto in time to see him chewing up all the mail at the Metropolis Post Office.

  • Wednesday Comics #3 (July 22, 2009)
    Various writers and artists
    "Superman" - The Man of Steel continues feeling like an outsider - even to Lois - so he goes to visit his parents in Smallville. "Supergirl" - Kara catches up to Krypto and he calms down long enough to help Supergirl save a minivan that apparently went out of control after Streaky scratched it. Kara sees Streaky chasing an airplane that has a picture of a cartoon mouse on it.

  • Final Crisis: Legion of Three Worlds #5 (September 2009)
    Geoff Johns, George Perez, Scott Koblish
    Superman, Cosmic Boy, Lightning Lad and Saturn Girl battle Time Trapper while Prime and the Legion of Super-Villains engage in an all-out war with the Legions!

    [Trade Paperback collection: Final Crisis: Legion of Three Worlds reprints Final Crisis: Legion of Three Worlds #1-5]

  • Wednesday Comics #4 (July 29, 2009)
    Various writers and artists
    "Superman" - Clark Kent returns to Smallville. He tells Ma Kent about his recent feelings and she responds in a maternal way. Later, Clark is hanging outside the barn after dark. His parents go inside the main house. Clark goes into the barn and opens a cellar door which is giving off a glow. Clark looks inside. "Supergirl" - Streaky attacks the airplane's mouse picture on the tail. The plane plummets Earth-bound with Supergirl and Krypto in pursuit.

  • Justice League: Cry For Justice #2 (October 2009)
    James Robinson/Len Wein, Mauro Cascioli/Mark Bagley, Mauro Cascioli/John Dell
    Hal tells Ollie about how he never really liked Bruce. Elsewhere on Blackhawk Island Mikaal and Congo Bill fight. They talk for a moment and realize that neither man is a villain and realize they both came to the island on a search for justice. Back in Gotham Jason Bard arrives and informs Ollie and Hal that a group of villains is hiding out in a nearby building and that they were brought there by Prometheus. At the Flash Museum Ray Palmer meets with Jay Garrick. Ray and Jay talk about loss and letting go when Freddy Freeman, the new Shazam, arrives. Freddy was following leads on an attack at a Fawcett City S.T.A.R. Labs facility. Ray informs his former teammate that the trail points to Gotham. Hal and Ollie finish up with their battle, which had spilled out on the street, as Ray and Freddy arrive. They play catch-up as a minor league villain named Javelin makes a last ditch effort to kill one of them. The projectile hits an indestructible chest with an S shield emblazoned on it and at first the heroes believe it to be Superman but it is soon revealed to be his cousin, Supergirl. Also the origin of The Atom.

  • Wednesday Comics #5 (August 5, 2009)
    Various writers and artists
    "Superman" - A recap of Superman's secret origin. "Supergirl" - Supergirl and Krypto land the airplane that Streaky disabled. Everyone onboard is safe. Streaky and Krypto start playing like nothing happened. An exasperated Kara declares she's taking the pets to the doctor.

  • Wednesday Comics #6 (August 12, 2009)
    Various writers and artists
    "Superman" - The Man of Steel is asleep in Clark's old bedroom when it blows up - he's being attacked in Smallville by aliens who seem to be able to read his mind. "Supergirl" - Kara seeks out Aquaman to help figure out what's wrong with Krypto and Streaky. Aquaman is busy with emergencies handling the 70% of Earth that's covered with water - after listening to him coordinate emergency responses on his 'shell phone' for an eternity, he asks Kara what she needs. Kara looks dumbfounded.

  • Wednesday Comics #7 (August 19, 2009)
    Various writers and artists
    "Superman" - The Man of Steel realizes the aliens are reading his mind and his emotional state shifts back to normal. "Supergirl" - Aquaman berates Kara for not realizing he can't talk to anything but fish, but hooks her up an appointment with Dr. Mid-Nite. Kara flies off to meet the blind physician hero.

  • Wednesday Comics #8 (August 26, 2009)
    Various writers and artists
    "Superman" - Angry that the aliens have been manipulating his thoughts and emotions, Superman vows to turn the tables. "Supergirl" - Kara is bored waiting for Dr. Mid-Nite to finish examining Krypto and Streaky.

  • Wednesday Comics #9 (September 2, 2009)
    Various writers and artists
    "Superman" - Superman tells the aliens he's figured them out, that their telepathy has been scouring his mind for weaknesses. Superman says that he has figured out that, if they're taking information out of his head, he can do the same to them and tells them he's figured out their weakness. "Supergirl" - Dr. Mid-Nite explains to Kara that sunspot activity that is being siphoned by aliens is what affected the super-pets. Kara flies off toward the sun to confront the aliens. Dr. Mid-Nite stays behind to take care of Krypto and Streaky but, while his back is turned, the pair fly out the window following after Supergirl.

  • Justice League: Cry For Justice #3 (November 2009)
    James Robinson/Len Wein, Mauro Cascioli/Federico Dallocchio, Mauro Cascioli/Federico Dallocchio
    Green Lantern thanks Supergirl for her assistance. Afterwards they brutally interrogate Prometheus in an effort to get him to reveal his plans. Meanwhile Mikaal and Congo Bill continue their flight to justice but are attacked by armored men. Bill and Mikaal manage to escape though they have lost their transportation. Back in Gotham City Prometheus is revealed to be one of the Clayfaces, who activates the explosive hidden on his person. Elsewhere the real Prometheus explains his motivations to Ira Quimby. The simple act of killing a hero has lost its novelty to Prometheus. Now he wants to make it personal and hit the heroes where they hurt the most. Quimby begins acting strangely and Prometheus reveals that he has poisoned Quimby and reduced his intellect to that of an infant. In Opal City Bennetti and Shade visit the clairvoyant Charity. Charity needs to get a warning of death and danger to the Justice League and Shade is just the man for the job. Also the origin of Prometheus.

  • Wednesday Comics #10 (September 9, 2009)
    Various writers and artists
    "Superman" - Superman gives as good as he gets. He fills the alien's heads with telepathic images of everything he's seen and done and overloads their telepathic circuits. "Supergirl" - At the Sun, Supergirl tries to communicate with the aliens who are using the Sun as their toxic waste dumping ground. Unfortunately, Supergirl can't communicate with them and appears to unintentionally antagonize them. At the same time, we see Krypto and Streaky playing with a nearby satellite, unbeknownst to Kara who thinks the super-pets are still in Dr. Mid-Nite's care.

  • Wednesday Comics #11 (September 16, 2009)
    Various writers and artists
    "Superman" - The Man of Steel continues to over-explain his feelings to the aliens, except now Superman understands how the aliens played him. As he fights and talks, he remembers Lois. "Supergirl" - Kara tries to explain things to the aliens but they interpret her moves as an attack so they attack her. Kara can feel the ray guns. Regaining her senses, she looks up and sees she's about to be joined by Krypto and Streaky.

  • Wednesday Comics #12 (September 23, 2009)
    Various writers and artists
    "Superman" - Superman calls Lois on a Smallville pay phone. She has a Daily Planet with the headline "Batman Visits Metropolis" with a photo of Batman fighting one of the aliens. Superman flies back to Metropolis. "Supergirl" - Kara is saved by Krypto and Streaky who are able to communicate with the aliens. The aliens are revealed to be extraterrestrial canines and felines and they think Krypto and Streaky are king and queen of Earth. An exhausted Kara, Krypto, and Streaky fall asleep on the couch in Kara's apartment.

  • Justice League of America 80-Page Giant #1 (November 2009)
    Various writers and artisis
    Snapper Carr and Cheetah find themselves watching on as the JLA is sent back in time by Epoch. Green Lantern and Red Arrow find themselves in the old west. Vixen and John Stewart go back to medieval times. Zatanna and Black Canary are in New York 1939. Green Arrow and Firestorm end up on an island in 1942. Steel finds Wonder Woman in 1574 amongst pirates. While Superman and Dr. Light are in Japan 1223. Snapper manages to remove Epoch's arm and time device, returning the JLA to the present. However Time Commander has used the whole thing as a ruse to get to his hourglass.

  • Justice League: Cry For Justice #4 (December 2009)
    James Robinson/Len Wein, Mauro Cascioli/Sergio Carrera, Mauro Cascioli/Sergio Carrera
    With the aid of Shazam the heroes survived the explosion caused by Clayface. They discuss how Prometheus was able to control Clayface before deciding that questioning one of the villains they have in custody might be the best way to get that information. Jay Garrick finds Miss Martian. Mikaal prevents Congo Bill from killing his opponent during a battle with Prometheus's people. They question Arak and Penny Dreadful with only Arak willing to tell them what he knows. Penny attacks Arak for this though Mikaal takes her down in short order. Jay Garrick tracks down Mon-El before meeting with Hourman and Liberty Belle. Ollie expresses the misgivings he feels over their recent acts of torture. After a short and sweet confrontation Ollie convinces them that they need to get the rest of the League in on this. Jay Garrick rests after his marathon run around the country. The Shade appears at his door and after convincing Jay that he means no harm they sit down to talk. The remains of the Justice League inform Hal, Ollie and Ray that they have some explaining to do.

  • Justice League: Cry For Justice #5 (January 2010)
    James Robinson/Len Wein, Mauro Cascioli & Scott Clark/Adrian Syaf, Mauro Cascioli & Scott Clark/Vincente Cifuentes
    Starfire and Donna Troy spend some time with Buddy Baker and his family when Mikkal and Congo Bill arrive to ask for Buddy's help in chasing down Prometheus. On the Watchtower there is brief argument between Dinah and Ollie before tensions ease and the team gets to work. Suddenly a communiqué comes in from Gotham and Batwoman tells the League about her encounter with Endless Winter. In Keystone City the Shade reveals that Prometheus is sending villains to various cities as diversions. Back on the Watchtower the Atom examines Endless Winter's body and recognizes Suicide Squad tech. More reports come in of random super-villain attacks when Hawkman tells the group about a device which is part of a system that could teleport whole cities. Animal Man arrives with Donna, Starfire, Mikkal and Congo Bill. Congo Bill catches a scent and discovers Roy Harper with most of his right arm missing. Moments later the others find Roy. Elsewhere Shazam fights a fiery eyed Supergirl as Congo Bill and Flash lay unconscious in the background.

  • Justice League: Cry For Justice #6 (March 2010)
    James Robinson/Len Wein, Scott Clark/Don Kramer, Scott Clark/Michael Babinski
    Shazam is revealed to be Prometheus in disguise and in short order the villain takes down just about all of the League as well as the Shade who had arrived with Jay Garrick. Donna Troy despite being injured gets the drop on Prometheus and nearly beats him to death before Shade manages to talk her down. The Leaguers restrain Prometheus and find that he is more than willing to spill the beans on his plan, which was to take the items he had been stealing and use them to encase the heroes' various home cities in a force field before sending them skipping through time and space. The population would live but the heroes would never be able to find them. Prometheus needed the satellite to harness the sun's energy to power his devices. Prometheus makes a simple offer; release him and he will reveal the location of the teleportation devices. Green Arrow has a fit and tells the League that they can't give in to Prometheus' demands, which the villain had planned for. Prometheus informs Green Arrow that to grab his attention the device in Star City was activated five minutes ago.

  • Justice League: Cry For Justice #7 (April 2010)
    James Robinson; Mauro Cascioli, Scott Clark & Ibraim Roberson; Mauro Cascioli, Scott Clark, David Beatty & Ibraim Roberson
    Green Arrow demands that Prometheus tell them how to stop the destruction of Star City or he will kill him. Prometheus remains unfazed and coolly informs the hero that nothing can save Star City now. A large group of heroes mobilizes to help the people of Star City and in the destruction the body of Lian, Green Arrow's granddaughter, is found. The League tries again and again to discover how to stop the other devices planted around the country but Prometheus is prepared for every eventuality. Finally the League concedes to his demands and allows him to leave in exchange for Opal, Fawcett, Central and other cities being spared. Prometheus returns to his lair and is surprised by the sudden appearance of Green Arrow. Ollie fires a single arrow which hits Prometheus right between the eyes. Green Arrow utters the word, "Justice," and leaves.

    [Trade Paperback Collection: Justice League of America: Cry for Justice (Hardcover) reprints Justice League: Cry For Justice #1-7]

  • Justice League of America 80-Page Giant 2011 #1 (June)
    Various writers and artists
    Stories featured include: Batman and Plastic Man in "Fraud". Green Arrow and Ragman in "Anger". Donna Troy and Alix Harrower in "Heresy". Superman and Red Tornado in "Limbo". Hawkman and Etrigan in "Violence". Fire and Lobo in "Greed". Booster Gold and Oracle in "Gluttony". Green Lantern (John Stewart) and Zatanna in "Treachery". Supergirl and Wonder Woman in "Lust". "Inferno" sees the whole JLA together fighting out of Hell.

  • DC Retroactive: Justice League of America - The 1970s #1 (September)
    Cary Bates, Andy Smith, Gordon Purcell, Jose Marzan Jr.
    Adam Strange finds himself on Earth Prime, unable to convince people he's a superhero from an alternate Earth. It all happened due to Kanjar Ro tapping into the Zeta Beams that transport Adam Strange. The Flash, Wonder Woman, Green Arrow and Zatanna head to Earth Prime to save Adam. They enlist the help of Julius Schwartz, editor at DC Comics. Meanwhile Green Lantern and Hawkman chase down Kanjar Ro who is attempting to intercept the next Zeta Beam to gain more power... As the other heroes convince Adam that he's not crazy, Kanjar thinks he's succeeded in attaining more power, only to be knocked down by Adam Strange, as a fake Zeta Beam was created by Green Lantern. Julie Schwartz receives a signed photo of Adam Strange and his friends in the mail.

  • DC Retroactive: Justice League of America - The 1980s #1 (October)
    Gerry Conway, Ron Randall
    In Detroit, Michigan the Justice League of America, made up of Vibe, Zatanna, Gypsy, Steel, Aquaman, the Martian Manhunter, Elongated Man, Vixen and Dale Gunn are trapped within a vault with a teacher and her young students. The team argue with each other about their predicament and their worthiness to even be called the JLA as the vault door is close to being knocked down by the villains outside. Seems the youngsters were on a tour of the JLA headquarters in Detroit when Felix Faust used an ancient tablet to summon the darkness within people to create an army of three beings - Fear, Rage and Envy. As the heroes were attacked they lead the children into the safety vault to keep them safe. Gypsy knows something about Faust's magical tablet, but Aquaman isn't in a mood to listen. As the heroes fight off the creatures, the tide is turned when Gypsy stands before them having broken the magical tablet, defeating Faust. The youngsters thank the JLA.

  • DC Retroactive: Justice League of America - The 1990s #1 (October)
    Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis, Kevin Maguire
    Multi-Man wins Big Sir a Parademon Medibooster in a game of poker. The Injustice League decides they'll try be good guys in order to earn some money via endorsements. When the Justice League discover that the Injustice League has a Parademon Medibooster they go looking for them, only to find Big Sir has turned into a giant creature because of the Medibooster having given him Parademon DNA. The villains join in to try and help but Guy Gardner isn't having a bar of it. The disaster is averted and all ends well.

JLA Comics Index (1996-2011)


The JLA comic book brought together Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Flash, Green Lantern and the Martian Manhunter. The original line-up has changed as the series has progressed. This comic book title centers around events and situations that can only be dealt with by the combined might and team work of these heroes.

Green Arrow joined the JLA in issues #8 & #9. Aztek joined the JLA in Aztek #10 and was first featured in JLA #10. The JLA was “officially” disbanded in issue #15 but again reformed with a new look line-up in JLA #16. Green Arrown and Aztek were no longer with the JLA. Steel, Huntress, Plastic Man, Zauriel, Oracle, Orion, Big Barda were shown as the new members in JLA #16 & 17, with a rotating “vacant” spot left open for any specialists needed to help out as the situation demands.

After the events of DC 1 Million, the future Hourman became a temporary member of the JLA, as did The Atom in JLA #27, but only on a semi-permanent basis as a scientific advisor.

Following an adventure in which the JLA went back in time to rescue the long-missing Aquaman and Atlantis (thereby implementing an “emergency” team hand-picked by Batman), Superman summed it up best: “The JLA is an organic thing. It exists to cope with the ever-changing face of terror... and in that way, it too, must sometimes evolve.” With that, the League's chairman expanded the core group, inducting several probationary members who had proven their worth in times of crisis. These included reformed super-criminal Major Disaster, ancient Earth shaman Manitou Raven, the mysterious telekinetic powerhouse Faith, and Green Lantern (John Stewart), who took Kyle Rayner's place on the roster. Meanwhile, former members from all incarnations of the JLA have standby status and remain on call should any emergency require their assistance.

This incarnation of the book was concluded with issue #60 ahead of the post-Flashpoint relaunch in late 2011.

Below each title name and issue number I have listed the Writer, Penciller and Inker for each comic.

This is a listing of the JLA title since its introduction in November 1996.

Note: Remember, the month dates are from the issue covers, not the actual date when the comic was on sale.


1996 | 1997 | 1998 | 1999 | 2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005
2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011
Annuals | Specials 1997-2003 | Specials 2004-

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