JLA World Without Grown Ups – 1

General Info

Issue No:
1
On Sale Date:
June 1998
Cover Date:
August 1998
Era:
Dark Age
Story Title:
World Without Grown-Ups - Part 1

Creative Team

Cover Artist:
Humberto Ramos, Wayne Faucher
Writer:
Todd Dezago
Penciller:
Humberto Ramos (kid sequences), Mike McKone (adult sequences)
Inker:
Wayne Faucher (kid sequences), Mark McKenna (adult sequences)
Letterer:
John Workman
Colourist:
Jason Wright
Editor:
Eddie Berganza, Dana Kurtin (associate)

Characters

Main:
Robin (Tim Drake), Superboy (Kon El), Impulse (Bart Allen)
Heroes:
Wonder Woman (Princess Diana), Batman (Bruce Wayne), Superman (Clark Kent/Kal El), Aquaman (Orin), Flash (Wally West), Green Lantern (Kyle Rayner), Martian Manhunter (J'Onn J'Onzz), Plastic Man (Patrick O'Brien), Zauriel, Big Barda, Steel (John Henry Irons), Billy Batson, Mary Marvel, Arrowette (Suzanne-King Jones), Wonder Girl (Cassie Sandsmark), Max Mercury, Inferno (Sandy Anderson), Spoiler (Stephanie Brown), Fringe, Prysm (Audrey Spears), Risk (Cody Driscoll), Captain Marvel Jr. (Fred Freeman)
Villains:
Bedlam (Matthew Stuart)
Olympians:
N/A
Amazons:
N/A
Other:
Carol Bucklen, Lex Luthor, Helen Claiborne
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Synopsis

Matthew Stuart is a spoiled brat throwing a fit on his 13th birthday. He’s upset when his dad gives him an ancient Atlantean artefact instead of a Playtendo, but he discovers the artefact contains the power of a god. Matt breaks it open and becomes the powerful Bedlam, and immediately sends all the adults to a parallel world.

Chaos quickly breaks out on the world of kids, and Robin, Superboy and Impulse team up to try to figure out what happened. They discover a broadcast sent by Billy Batson, and go find him at a TV station in Fawcett City. Robin asks Billy to transform into Captain Marvel, but Billy’s worried that if he does so, he’ll disappear or die like the other adults. They then notice the weather satellite picking up strange activity in Happy Harbor, Rhode Island, so Robin, Superboy and Impulse leave Billy to go check it out.