Friday, January 25, 2008

Justice League of America #61

Justice League of America #61 (On Sale: January 25, 1968) has a strange Mike Sekowsky and George Roussos cover.

"Operation:Jail the Justice League" is by Gardner Fox, Mike Sekowsky and Sid Greene. Green Arrow discovers that Dr. Destiny is again impersonating a member of the Justice League, and pretends to quit the team in order to flush out the imposter. In independent efforts to discover the reason for Green Arrow's resignation, the other members (except Wonder Woman) disguise themselves as the archer. Each then encounters an arch-enemy, who defeats the hero, then changes appearances with him, so that the villains go free, while the police imprison the defeated heroes.

Actually, each of the villains is Dr. Destiny in a materioptikon-induced disguise. The real Green Arrow learns Destiny's plot, and is present as Oliver Queen to foil the villain's attack on the Atom. He then changes the JLA members back to their usual appearances, and has them released from jail.

Meeting at the Secret Sanctuary, the heroes are attacked by the villains who Destiny had impersonated: the Penguin, Dr. Light, Lex Luthor, the Tattooed Man, Cutlass Charlie, Captain Boomerang, Mr. I.Q., and Jason Woodrue. Reprinted in Limited Collectors' Edition C-41 and Justice League of America Archives Vol. 8 HC.

Edited by Julius Schwartz.

1 comment:

rob! said...

one of my favorite issues! i love it dawning on the curvaceous wonder woman that she can't quite pass herself off as green arrow!