JLA – 88

General Info

Issue No:
88
On Sale Date:
October 2003
Cover Date:
Early December 2003
Era:
Modern Age
Story Title:
Trial By Fire - Part Five

Creative Team

Cover Artist:
Doug Mahnke, Tom Nguyen
Writer:
Joe Kelly
Penciller:
Doug Mahnke
Inker:
Tom Nguyen
Letterer:
Ken Lopez
Colourist:
David Baron
Editor:
Mike Carlin
Valerie D'Orazio (Associate)

Characters

Main:
Wonder Woman (Princess Diana), Atom (Ray Palmer), Batman (Bruce Wayne), Faith, Firestorm (Ronnie Raymond), Flash (Wally West), Green Lantern (John Stewart), Major Disaster (Paul Booker), Manitou Raven, Martian Manhunter (J'onn J'onzz), Superman (Clark Kent/Kal El)
Heroes:
Plastic Man (Ralph Jones, Eel O'Brian), Robin (Tim Drake), Batgirl (Cassandra Cain)
Villains:
Fernus (The Burning)
Olympians:
N/A
Amazons:
N/A
Other:
Scorch, Dawn, Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen, Perry White, Linda Park West, Alfred Pennyworth, Luke McDunnagh
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Synopsis

Things go from bad to worse for the League, as Fernus, the Burning Martian sets people against their loved ones, while simultaneously unleashing nuclear weapons in an attempt to cause fiery suffering which will allow him to spawn, much to Scorch’s horror. Manitou Raven is able to make contact with the Martian Manhunter’s soul, a soul which has been dominated by the being called Fernus – with the help of the Atom and Major Disaster, the Martian Manhunter starts to fight back. Batman fails in his attempt to reach Plastic Man, but the pliable paladin’s son persuades him that he must return to his heroic life. As the League fall to Fernus in Chongjin, Korea, Plastic Man arrives on the scene, but Fernus keeps everyone distracted long enough for a warhead to detonate in the city.