JLA Incarnations – 7

General Info

Issue No:
7
On Sale Date:
December 2001
Cover Date:
February 2002
Era:
Modern Age
Story Title:
Inspiration

Creative Team

Cover Artist:
Val Semeiks, Prentis Rollins
Writer:
John Ostrander
Penciller:
Val Semeiks
Inker:
Prentis Rollins
Letterer:
Ken Lopez
Colourist:
John Kalisz
Editor:
Dan Raspler, Steve Wacker (assistant)

Characters

Main:
Wonder Woman (Princess Diana), Batman (Bruce Wayne), Superman (Clark Kent/Kal El), Aquaman (Arthur Curry/Orin), Flash (Wally West), Green Lantern (Kyle Rayner), Martian Manhunter (J'Onn J'Onzz), Plastic Man (Patrick O'Brien)
Heroes:
Atom (Ray Palmer), Black Canary (Dinah Lance), Doctor Fate (Hector Hall), Doctor Occult (Richard Occult), Zatanna Zatara, Captain Marvel (Billy Batson), Huntress (Helena Bertinelli), Oracle (Barbara Gordon), Red Tornado, Steel (John Henry Irons)
Villains:
Orkus, Poison Ivy (Pamela Isley)
Olympians:
Gaea
Amazons:
N/A
Other:
Tully Reed, Mac, Arjax, Poison Ivy (Pamela Isley)
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Synopsis

The Earth appears to have revolted against its inhabitants, and the Justice League surmises that Gaea, the Earth’s essence, is not present. They soon discover that an Appellaxian is using the Earth as its battle form, and others are inhabiting statues and other monuments.

Reporter Tully Reed finds a girl on the streets, who is dazed and confused, unsure of who she is, and is determined to protect her amidst the chaos. As he does so, the League members travel to the Appellaxian home world, where they discover that most of the Appellaxians repented of their warlike ways after their defeat at the hands of the original Justice League, and only the few reactionaries, led by one called Orkus, are attacking Earth. The other Appellaxians help the League to bring the reactionaries back to their home planet.

Back on Earth, the woman realises who she is and the spirit of Gaea steps out from her dead body. She thanks Reed for protecting her and reminding her of humanity’s inherent goodness, yet he still feels somewhat empty. After the Justice League return home, Gaea rewards Tully by putting a little of her essence into the body she had inhabited.