JLA – 23


JLA – 23

General Info

Issue No:
23
On Sale Date:
August 1998
Cover Date:
October 1998
Era:
Dark Age
Story Title:
Conquerors

Creative Team

Cover Artist:
Howard Porter, John Dell
Writer:
Grant Morrison
Penciller:
Howard Porter
Inker:
John Dell
Letterer:
Ken Lopez
Colourist:
Pat Garrahy
Editor:
Dan Raspler

Characters

Main:
Wonder Woman (Hippolyta), Aquaman (Arthur Curry), Batman (Bruce Wayne), Flash (Wally West), Green Lantern (Kyle Rayner), Martian Manhunter (J'onn J'onzz), Orion, Superman (Clark Kent/Kal El), Zauriel
Heroes:
Wonder Woman (Princess Diana), Sandman (Daniel Hall)
Villains:
Starro
Olympians:
NA
Amazons:
NA
Other:
Michael Haney
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Diana, having taken back the mantle of Wonder Woman, rejoins the league and replaces her mother who returns to Themyscira as Queen.

Synopsis

Aquaman is about to try and communicate with a giant star-shaped being at the bottom of the sea. Meanwhile, Flash runs to see Batman, who is dissecting a smaller such being. Batman tells Flash it is a parasitical machine likely designed to locate and prepare suitable hosts, colonizing the host minds, taking control of the body and finally the planet’s eco-system. The League then learns that there are more of the star-shaped beings in the atmosphere. Elsewhere, Superman and Wonder Man fight civilians who have had their bodies taken over by the smaller star shaped beings.

When Aquaman encounters trouble, Orion attacks the star shaped being at the bottom of the sea, and is blown skyward by an energy blast. Zauriel then arrives and saves Aquaman.

The League wake up from their Starro-induced dream; Starro has retreated from Earth after encountering too much resistance.

One month later, Hippolyta bids her farewell to the League now that her daughter Diana has reclaimed her place as the team’s Wonder Woman. Just as Superman escorts Hippolyta to the JLA Watchtower’s teleporter, seven strangers materialize in front of the League and introduce themselves as the Justice Legion A, hailing from the future.