Friday, December 12, 2008

Justice League of America #69

Justice League of America #69 (On Sale: December 12, 1968) has a cover by Dick Dillin and Murphy Anderson.

"A Matter of Menace" is by Denny O'Neil, Dick Dillin and Sid Greene. Having lost her Amazon powers, Wonder Woman resigns as a Justice League member, after reporting to the others that Green Arrow is wanted on suspicion of murder.

While Green Arrow attempts to go undercover and runs foul of a gang of thugs, Batman and Flash investigate the case, only to be overcome by the same gang. Meanwhile, Superman is served with a court order instructing him to leave Earth until the Green Arrow case is solved, and Atom is left alone to save his captive fellow members, whose captor is revealed to be Headmaster Mind.

Once freed, they defeat Headmaster's henchmen, who have taken over their identities, and capture the mastermind himself. Superman returns in time to apprehend Mind's ally, the Tattooed Man, who was responsible for the faked murder. This story was reprinted in Justice League of America Archives Vol. 8 HC.

Edited by Julius Schwartz.

1 comment:

Sharon said...

It seems so incongruous that WW(Diana)--whom DC was pushing hard as Ms. Mod 1968--is wearing white gloves on the cover...so prim, so proper!

And I found Flash's thought about how he always felt that Supes and WW would hook up strange. They'd never shown any romantic interest in each other (on panel, anyway). Well, I guess Barry was prescient because later on they did; but it just seemed to come from left field here.