JLA Destiny – 3

General Info

Issue No:
3
On Sale Date:
August 2002
Cover Date:
August 2002
Era:
Elseworlds
Story Title:
JLA Destiny - Part Three

Creative Team

Cover Artist:
Tom Mandrake
Writer:
John Arcudi
Penciller:
Tom Mandrake
Inker:
Tom Mandrake
Letterer:
Ken Lopez
Colourist:
Carla Feeny
Editor:
Peter Tomasi, Stephen Wacker (Associate Editor)

Characters

Main:
Wonder Woman (Princess Diana), Flash (Wally West), Captain Thunder, Marksman, Midnight (William Cole), Triumph, The Unknown, Widow (Lenda)
Heroes:
N/A
Villains:
Black Adam, Kondor, Khouriga Edjem (Mongul), Sword
Olympians:
N/A
Amazons:
N/A
Other:
Thomas Wayne, Sandra Kirk, J'Onn J'Onzz, Lex Luthor/Jor El, Alfred Pennyworth, Human Bomb (Addal Diri), Libby, Major Feld, Virginia Christine
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Synopsis

Luthor believes Wayne stole the armoured suit designs from him and blames him for the attack. He attacks and destroys Wayne’s headquarters. The Justice League responds. Luthor appears to be capable of defeating their combined attack but then surrenders.

Destiny foresaw Luthor’s attack and tried to warn Wayne but was unable to contact him in time. She then travels to the Nevada desert where she encounters a giant alien lying in the sand. The alien is J’onn J’onzz.

Interrogation of the captured members of his team (the Human Bomb was also captured after his attack on Luthor) reveal that Edjem has been working on causing a massive crop failure in the United States. United Nations troops, supported by the Justice League, surround Kamburu and issue an ultimatum calling for Edjem’s surrender.

Luthor’s true background is revealed. He is really Jor-El the last surviving Kryptonian. He knew Krypton was doomed and built a rocket to save his wife and son, Kal-El. But Krypton blew up while he was testing the rocket and he was the only survivor. He traveled to Earth where he began working for the real Lex Luthor. When his survival from the accident revealed his powers, he made a deal with Luthor, giving Luthor his ship so Luthor could leave Earth to conquer other worlds and assuming Luthor’s identity.

Jor-El escapes and flies to Kamburu to confront Edjem and discovers Edjem now possesses his ship. Triumph follows him and is attacked by Black Adam. Triumph is able to defeat Black Adam and discovers he was an artificially intelligent robot. Edjem is enraged by Black Adam’s destruction and kills Triumph.