JLA – 52

General Info

Issue No:
52
On Sale Date:
March 2001
Cover Date:
May 2001
Era:
Modern Age
Story Title:
Element of Surprise

Creative Team

Cover Artist:
Bryan Hitch, Paul Neary
Writer:
Mark Waid
Penciller:
Bryan Hitch
Inker:
Paul Neary
Letterer:
Ken Lopez
Colourist:
Laura Martin
Editor:
Dan Raspler
Steve Wacker (Associate)

Characters

Main:
Wonder Woman (Princess Diana), Aquaman (Arthur Curry), Batman (Bruce Wayne), Flash (Wally West), Green Lantern (Kyle Rayner), Martian Manhunter (J'onn J'onzz), Plastic Man (Patrick O'Brien), Superman (Clark Kent/Kal El)
Heroes:
Metamorpho (Rex Mason)
Villains:
The Cathexis
Olympians:
NA
Amazons:
NA
Other:
Joey Stagg, Sapphire Stagg, Simon Stagg, Terry Berg
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Synopsis

As the heroes and their alter egos drift further apart, a horrific version of Metamorpho comes to life to reunite with his son Joey Stagg. While trying to protect the Stagg family, the JLA encounter The Cathexis who inform them that a sentient energy from their dimension called ID is loose in the JLA’s dimension and has granted Joey’s wish for his father’s return. Once Joey wishes his father away, The Cathexis suggest that not only is ID responsible for many of the strange occurrences around the globe but that it is also responsible for separating their private selves from their hero selves.