DC Special Blue Ribbon Digest – 15


DC Special Blue Ribbon Digest – 15

General Info

Issue No:
15
On Sale Date:
July 1981
Cover Date:
November 1981
Era:
Bronze Age
Story Title:
The Slave Ship of Space

Creative Team

Cover Artist:
Ross Andru, Dick Giordano
Writer:
Gardner Fox
Penciller:
Mike Sekowsky
Inker:
Bernard Sachs
Letterer:
Gaspar Saladino
Colourist:
N/A
Editor:
E. Nelson Bridwell

Characters

Main:
Justice League: Wonder Woman (Diana Prince/Princess Diana), Batman (Bruce Wayne), Superman (Clark Kent/Kal El), Aquaman (Orin), Flash (Barry Allen), Green Lantern (Hal Jordan), Martian Manhunter (J'onn J'onzz)
Heroes:
N/A
Villains:
Hyathis, Kanjar Ro, Kromm, Sayyar
Olympians:
N/A
Amazons:
N/A
Other:
Snapper Carr
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DC Special Blue Ribbon Digest was a series of 100-page colour mini-comics reprinting classic DC story lines. This issue is also known as ‘Secret Origins of Super-Villains’ and features a reprint from Justice League of America #3.

Synopsis

As the various members of the Justice League of America are out stopping various natural disasters on Earth, their JLA contact devices suddenly break down prompting them all to return to their headquarters and find out what’s going on. There they are all immobilised by the space tyrant known as Kanjar Ro, who has also immobilised the entire planet. In order to free their world, the Justice League is forced into helping Kanjar Ro defeating his enemies: Hyathis, Kromm and Sayyar.

Using Batman and Snapper Carr as bait to trap Superman in Kryptonite gas, Kanjar Ro has Aquaman, Martian Manhunter, Wonder Woman, Flash and Green Lantern aboard his space boat to stop his enemies. Martian Manhunter captures Kromm, while Aquaman and Wonder Woman are used to capture Hyathis, and finally Green Lantern and Flash are used to capture Sayyar.

With his opponents captured, Kanjar Ro refuses to free the Justice League unless they promise not to attack him. However, the League members have recorded all of Ro’s foes saying his name (having all three say his name at once would free the Justice League from Kanjar Ro’s power) and manage to free themselves, capture Kanjar Ro, and save Superman before the Kryptonite gas kills him. After the battle has ended, the group banish Kanjar Ro and his opponents on a meteor planet, with Green Lantern using his power ring to make it impossible for them to escape.