Justice League of America – Volume 1 – 200


Justice League of America – Volume 1 – 200

General Info

Issue No:
200
On Sale Date:
November 1981
Cover Date:
March 1982
Era:
Bronze Age
Story Title:
A League Divided!

Creative Team

Cover Artist:
George Perez
Writer:
Gerry Conway
Penciller:
George Perez, Brett Breeding, Jim Aparo, Gil Kane, Carmine Infantino, Brian Bolland, Joe Kubert
Inker:
Brett Breeding, Jim Aparo, Dick Giordano, Gil Kane, Frank Giacoia, Brian Bolland, Joe Kubert
Letterer:
John Costanza, Jim Aparo, Dick Giordano
Colourist:
Carl Gafford, Tatjana Wood, Adrienne Roy, Anthony Tollin
Editor:
Len Wein

Characters

Main:
Wonder Woman (Diana Prince), Batman (Bruce Wayne), Superman (Clark Kent/Kal-El), Aquaman (Arthur Curry), The Atom (Ray Palmer), Black Canary (Dinah Lance), Elongated Man (Ralph Dibny), Firestorm (Ronnie Raymond/Martin Stein), Flash (Barry Allen), Greeen Arrow (Oliver Queen), Green Lantern (Hal Jordan), Hawkman (Katar Hol), (Martian Manhunter (J'onn J'onzz), Red Tornado (John Smith), Zatanna, Snapper Carr
Heroes:
Phantom Stranger
Villains:
Aliens of Appellax (Stone God,Wood King, Crystal Creature,Mercury Monster,Glass Man,Fire-Lord, Golden Roc)
Olympians:
N/A
Amazons:
Hippolyta
Other:
Traya, Kathy Sutton, Adam Strange, Alanna
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This 200th extra length special issue recaps the origin of the JLA and features individual chapters where the current and former members fight each other, drawn by the artists of those characters during the 1960s run.

Synopsis

As Firestorm sits bored during monitor duty, the satellite is invaded by the Martian Manhunter, who is after an Appellax meteor. After he is easily defeated by the Manhunter, Firestorm calls in the other members of the League. The gathered heroes quickly realise that none of the founding members answered the alert and Green Arrow figures out why: they are gathering up the seven meteors from Appellax from the JLA’s first case. The new members then split up, each determined to stop one of the founding members.

The Red Tornado tracks down Aquaman and almost stops him from retrieving the meteor. But during the battle, the Phantom Stranger intervenes to ensure Aquaman’s success.

Meanwhile Zatanna locates Wonder Woman at Paradise Island, but is unable to stop the Amazon Princess from retrieving the Appellax meteor.

Elsewhere the Atom travels to Zimbabwe to stop Green Lantern from gathering another Appellax meteor, but is also unsuccessful.

The Flash in turn easily defeats the Elongated Man, gathers his Appellax meteor and returns to the Justice League’s original headquarters where the other founding members are waiting. They discover the headquarters in ruins and have no memories of anything after their first adventure together as a team.

Batman manages to out smart both Green Arrow and Black Canary and takes the Appellax meteor. Both teams meet in their respective headquarters wondering what will happen when the seventh meteor is found.

Hawkman stops two Superman robots from getting the seventh Appellax meteor, but cannot stop the real Superman from getting it. As Hawkman drifts into space unconscious, he is mysteriously teleported away.

When the seven meteors are finally brought together, the seven aliens of Appellax are reborn in their cloned battle forms. Seeing them reborn restores the memories of the Justice League’s founding members, but the aliens quickly defeat the heroes. The newer members find the founding members though and join forces to defeat the rampaging aliens. Where individual efforts against the aliens previously failed, teamwork proves to be the key to victory for the Justice League.

The Justice League gathers up the remains of all the alien clones and the meteors, sending them into the sun to be destroyed. J’onn and Snapper return to their lives and Green Arrow decides to rejoin the Justice League.