JLA – 9

General Info

Issue No:
9
On Sale Date:
July 1997
Cover Date:
Early September 1997
Era:
Dark Age
Story Title:
Elseworlds

Creative Team

Cover Artist:
Howard Porter, John Dell
Writer:
Grant Morrison
Penciller:
Oscar Jimenez
Inker:
Chip Wallace, Anibal Rodriguez
Letterer:
Ken Lopez
Colourist:
Pat Garrahy
Editor:
Ruben Diaz

Characters

Main:
Wonder Woman (Princess Diana), Aquaman (Arthur Curry), Batman (Bruce Wayne), Flash (Wally West), Green Lantern (Kyle Rayner), Superman (Clark Kent/Kal-El)
Heroes:
Green Arrow (Connor Hawke)
Villains:
The Key, Injustice Gang (Lex Luthor, Joker, Circe, Doctor Light, Ocean Master), Revenge Squad
Olympians:
NA
Amazons:
NA
Other:
Steve Trevor
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Synopsis

In his plan to obtain ultimate power, The Key uses psychic drugs to lock each member of the JLA into a kind of virtual reality which drastically varies from the original one. The Key knows that the JLA members will break out of it – and the psycho-electric power surge following that will fuel him to reach his goals.

But there is one man within the Watchtower who might still oppose The Key, and that is Green Arrow. And Connor Hawke has to take his father’s old trick arrows out of the trophy room to defend himself against the robots of The Key.

Slowly but surely, the Leaguer members are able to see through the virtual reality and Flash is the first hero to escape. But in the end it is not him, but the famous boxing glove arrow shot by Connor which defeats The Key. A little later, all other heroes have returned to reality as well and Green Arrow officially becomes a JLA member. Batman points out that they are still too vulnerable against psychic attacks and wants to change that. But the next challenge for the JLA has already lined up at the S.T.A.R. lab in space … it is the The “Revenge Squad”!