JSA – 4


JSA – 4

General Info

Issue No:
4
On Sale Date:
September 1999
Cover Date:
November 1999
Era:
Modern Age
Story Title:
Ouroboros

Creative Team

Cover Artist:
Alan Davis
Writer:
James Robinson, David Goyer
Penciller:
Stephen Sadowski
Inker:
Michael Bair
Letterer:
Ken Lopez
Colourist:
John Kalisz
Editor:
Peter Tomasi, L. A. Williams (assistant)

Characters

Main:
Justice Society of America: Atom Smasher (Albert Rothstein), Black Canary (Dinah Laurel Lance), Doctor Fate (Hector Hall), Flash (Jay Garrick), Hawkgirl (Kendra Saunders), Hourman (Matthew Tyler), Sand (Sanderson Hawkins), Sentinel (Alan Scott), Starman (Jack Knight), Star-Spangled Kid (Courtney Whitmore), Wildcat (Ted Grant), Wonder Woman (Hippolyta)
Heroes:
Scarab (Louise Sendak)
Villains:
Mordru
Olympians:
N/A
Amazons:
N/A
Other:
Kent Nelson
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Comments

This series featured Hippolyta as Wonder Woman.

Synopsis

In the Tower of Fate, the Justice Society watches as Mordru fights the new Doctor Fate. The JSA attempts to help the Doctor, but are swiftly beaten back by Mordru. Atom-Smasher recognises the new Doctor’s voice, but he is transformed into a mural before he can say anything. The Doctor attacks Mordru with a variety of spells from across the Earth, including Pictish geomancy.

As the heroes try to free Starman from a snake which has attacked him, the Tower of Fate begins to rotate through time and space: they become Colonial British loyalists, anthropomorphic animals and knights, but always remain heroes.

Eventually, Mordru reveals that he has deployed the Spell of Onyx first crafted by the Atlantean Arion. With it, he steals control of the vestments of Fate. However, the new Doctor turns the tables, trapping Mordru within the Amulet of Anubis. The new Doctor undoes the harm that Mordru did, just in time for Atom-Smasher to confirm his identity: Hector Hall.

The heroes recover, and teleport to the JSA headquarters. There, Hector explains that after his death, the remains of his consciousness drifted through the Dreaming, until it was found by Kent Nelson, who explained that it was his destiny to assume the mantle of Fate.

Sand uses this happy revelation to make a suggestion: the Justice Society should officially reform. Everyone agrees, except Hippolyta who must be a part-time member due to her queenly duties on Themyscira. Sentinel nominates Sand as the new chairman.

However, Sand suddenly turns to a cloud of dust and falls through the floor.