JLA – 113

General Info

Issue No:
113
On Sale Date:
April 2005
Cover Date:
June 2005
Era:
Modern Age
Story Title:
Syndicate Rules - Part Seven: Worlds in the Balance

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), Batman (Bruce Wayne), Flash (Wally West), Green Lantern (John Stewart), Martian Manhunter (J'onn J'onzz), Plastic Man (Patrick O'Brian), Superman (Clark Kent, Kal-El)
Heroes:
Justice League Elite - [Coldcast (Nathan Jones), Green Arrow (Oliver Queen), Major Disaster (Paul Booker), Menagerie (Sonja), Sister Superior (Vera Lynn Black)]
Big Barda, Orion, Lightray, Black Canary (Dinah Lance), Captain Marvel (Billy Batson) Faith, Hawkman (Carter Hall), Power Girl (Karen Starr, Kara), Red Tornado
Villains:
Crime Syndicate - [Johnny Quick, Power Ring, Owlman, Superwoman, Ultraman]
Qwardians - (Commander Irik T. Roval, Diataria Lysis), The Void Hound, Tacticos, Strategos
Olympians:
N/A
Amazons:
N/A
Other:
N/A
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Synopsis

While in the Watchtower the Flash hears a very distinct alarm go off; the Construct is acting up again. Flash rushes into the Construct to see what’s wrong and finds that it has developed society of artificial intelligences millions of years more advanced than our own. They worship the JLA as gods for giving them an existence and a sense of individuality, and it is for this reason they have reached out to our world to supply the Justice League with the answer to their problems.

Meanwhile a battle rages on in space between the Justice League and the Qwardians. The Crime Syndicate look on watching with anxious anticipation to swoop in and defeat the victor of the Qwardian/JLA conflict. Diatria makes contact with the Martian Manhunter. She says Highlord Roval grows more uncontrollable with every passing second and that many of his followers believe this whole conquest foolish and misguided.

On the Antimatter Earth, Batman and his group face against a whole world of rioting civilians that are too scared of their evil masters, the Crime Syndicate, to embrace the ideals hope and freedom the Justice League bring them.

With Diatria’s help the Martian Manhunter makes contact with Roval and explains to him that they are not his enemy. Krona was the one truly responsible for his universes destruction and reconstruction. Roval somehow remembers this and knows that J’onn is telling him the truth. Roval turns back his armada and informs the Crime Syndicate that he is heading for their world as retribution for what they had intended to do to Qward. Once the Qwardians return to their own universe the Crime Syndicate soon follows.

The Justice League regroups and heads for the Watchtower to mobilise and fight this battle on the Antimatter Earth. The Martian Manhunter reveals that he’s Batman in disguise so that the Syndicate would not learn that a League telepath was on their world as the League plans on saving the Crime Syndicate from the Void Hound. Just then Flash exits the Construct’s dimension with the answer to all their problems.