JLA – 107

General Info

Issue No:
107
On Sale Date:
October 2004
Cover Date:
December 2004
Era:
Modern Age
Story Title:
Syndicate Rules - Part One: Maintenance Day

Creative Team

Cover Artist:
Ron Garney
Writer:
Kurt Busiek
Penciller:
Ron Garney
Inker:
Dan Green
Letterer:
Jared K. Fletcher
Colourist:
David Baron
Editor:
Mike Carlin
Michael Siglain (Assistant)

Characters

Main:
Wonder Woman (Princess Diana), Aquaman (Arthur Curry), Atom (Ray Palmer), Flash (Wally West), Green Lantern (John Stewart), Martian Manhunter (J'onn J'onzz), Superman (Clark Kent, Kal-El)
Heroes:
Shilo Norman (Mister Miracle)
Villains:
Construct, Powderkeg, Crime Syndicate - ([Johnny Quick, Power Ring, Owlman, Superwoman, Ultraman)
Olympians:
N/A
Amazons:
N/A
Other:
Birgit Aamot, Joseph Katuku
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Synopsis

Some members of the Justice League are observing the birth of a universe while the Flash and Martian Manhunter are on maintenance duty, performing a variety of routine tasks vital for the work of the JLA, but (at least from Flash’s perspective) exceedingly dull. When they check in on the Construct (a semi-sentient being composed of complex communication signals), they discover that it has evolved more quickly than usual and is immediately hostile upon detecting their presence.

Flash surmises that the hostility is largely caused by the Construct recognising that the two heroes are ‘other’, a concept it finds difficult. He suggests that they should split it in some way, a task which Martian Manhunter undertakes. When they are finished, the Construct has become a large group of individually sentient electronic beings. The two heroes are pleased with a job well done, but are unaware that they are being watched by some old foes: the Crime Syndicate.