Justice League The Nail – 2

General Info

Issue No:
2
On Sale Date:
July 1998
Cover Date:
September 1998
Era:
Dark Age
Story Title:
The Nail - Part Two

Creative Team

Cover Artist:
Alan Davis, Mark Farmer
Writer:
Alan Davis
Penciller:
Alan Davis
Inker:
Mark Farmer
Letterer:
Patricia Prentice
Colourist:
Patricia Mulvihill
Editor:
Peter J. Tomasi

Characters

Main:
Wonder Woman (Princess Diana), Batman (Bruce Wayne), Atom (Ray Palmer), Aquaman (Arthur Curry/Orin), Flash (Barry Allen), Green Lantern (Hal Jordan), Hawkgirl (Shayera Thal), Martian Manhunter (J'Onn J'Onzz)
Heroes:
Black Canary (Dinah Lance), Black Lightning (Jefferson Pierce), Geo-Force (Brion Markov), Katana (Tatsu Yamashiro), Shade the Changing Man (Rac Shade), Star Sapphire (Carol Ferris) - plus numerous others
Villains:
Numerous
Olympians:
N/A
Amazons:
N/A
Other:
Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent, Perry White, Jimmy Olsen, Lex Luthor, Alfred Pennyworth, Catwoman (Selina Kyle), Emil Hamilton, Lana Lang, Mera, Lois Lane
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Synopsis

In Metropolis, Lois Lane is at a traffic checkpoint and she sees a newscast on WGBS saying that Batman has killed the entire staff and inmates of Arkham Asylum.

In the Batcave, Batman returns to the cave carrying an unconscious Selina Kyle. He tells Alfred Pennyworth that Batgirl and Robin are dead.

At Justice League America headquarters, the League members decide that the deaths at Arkham are part of the emerging anti-metahuman movement and decide to discreetly try and find out who or what is behind it.

Flash (Barry Allen) checks out various criminal headquarters and discovers they have been destroyed. During his exploratory run, Flash happens upon Amazo fighting Ra’s al Ghul. He defeats Amazo. Ra’s tells Flash that he and the League are facing a master strategist who will pit others against them.

Atom (Ray Palmer) breaks into the Thinker’s home. He fights his way past the automated defences to find the Thinker’s dead body.

In Metropolis, Metamorpho kills Perry White. Jimmy Olsen tells Lois Perry was about to reveal the location of a secret alien research facility in Smallville, Kansas.

Green Lantern (Hal Jordan) takes out Count Vertigo and Major Disaster.

Elsewhere, The Outsiders find Simon Stagg and Java dead. They break into a Fortress they have found and are taken down at super speed.

Lois tours the alien research facility and as she is leaving, one of the scientists gives her a business card for the Kent’s Farm with the words The Truth written on it.

In the street, Metamorpho fights three armoured soldiers. Martian Manhunter involves himself, fighting with Metamorpho. As Metamorpho dies, he tells Manhunter that he was forced to do what he did.

Manhunter leaps into the Lexcorp building to find a star shaped creature that blasts him from the shadows.

At the Kent’s Farm, Lois is told that the alien research facility is actually used for experimentation on aliens, something not included in her tour.