Friday, July 25, 2008

Justice League of America #65

Justice League of America #65 (On Sale: July 25, 1968) has a cover by Dick Dillin and Joe Giella.

"T.O. Morrow Kills the Justice League -- Today" is by Gardner Fox, Dick Dillin and Sid Greene. Continuing from last issue, Energy-duplicates of Steve Trevor, Jean Loring, Hawkgirl, Mera, and Midge appear at a meeting of the Justice League and kill Wonder Woman, Atom, Hawkman, Aquaman, and Snapper Carr, respectively. Then Superman, Batman, Flash, Green Lantern, and Green Arrow are forced to battle a trio of strange creatures. Defeating them, they locate the mastermind behind these attacks, T.O. Morrow, in their Souvenir Room, where he reactivates past foes Amazo, Starro, Dr. Light, Super-Duper, and the Crystal Creature, who succeed in besting the heroes.

Meanwhile, on Earth-2, the Red Tornado has survived the blast that killed his fellow JSA members, and tracks Morrow to Earth-1. He then recruits the real Steve, Jean, Hawkgirl, Mera, and Midge, who are able to restore the JLA members their duplicates had killed. These five heroes team with the Tornado to stop Morrow's plan to instigate a war between the two Earths. With the villain's capture, Red Tornado gains the means to revive the other five JLA members and his JSA comrades, and finally learns his true origin: he is an android created by Morrow as part of his scheme against the Justice Society. Reprinted in Justice League of America Archives Vol. 8 HC and Crisis on Multiple Earths Vol. 2 TPB.

Edited by Julius Schwartz.


Steve Pick said...

The last issue written by Gardner Fox. I remember being disappointed with this one at the time, as the JSA were barely featured (after admittedly having the entire book the previous issue) of their annual team-up.

Boy, would things change with the next issue! The JLA was about to blow my mind, even with some really silly stories to start the next run.

Sharon said...

Great blog! I just found it and will definitely bookmark it.

Question, how do you know on what dates the comics were originally released?

-Keller said...

Mike's Amazing World of DC Comics lists books by cover date or by release date. This is also where I get a lot of the story synopsis.