JSA – 2

JSA – 2

General Info

Issue No:
On Sale Date:
July 1999
Cover Date:
September 1999
Modern Age
Story Title:
The Wheel of Life

Creative Team

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


Justice Society of America: Atom Smasher (Albert Rothstein), Black Canary (Dinah Laurel Lance), Flash (Jay Garrick), Hourman (Matthew Tyler), Jack Night, Sand (Sanderson Hawkins), Sentinel (Alan Scott), Starman (Jack Knight), Star-Spangled Kid (Courtney Whitmore), Wildcat (Ted Grant), Wonder Woman (Hippolyta)
Scarab (Louise Sendak), Hawkgirl (Kendra Saunders), Doctor Fate (Kent Nelson)
Mordru, Sons of Anubis
Fate-Child (Hector Hall)
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This series featured Hippolyta as Wonder Woman.


Scarab and the JSA members convene in the old Dodds estate, a mansion left behind by Wesley Dodds and Dian Belmont. Scarab tells them that an agent of Chaos known as the Dark Lord is seeking a baby who is destined to become the next incarnation of Doctor Fate. With the power of Doctor Fate, the Dark Lord would be unstoppable, which is why he needs the JSA’s help. He has isolated the potential whereabouts of the prophesied Fate baby to either British Columbia, Tibet or Venice, Italy and will bear the birthmark of an Ankh. The JSA split into three teams to investigate each location.

Due to not being a member of the JSA yet, Star-Spangled Kid was impatiently waiting outside. When she decides to poke her head into the room she finds the JSA have left and Scarab is secretly conferring with the ghost of Kent Nelson. When they jump through a spatial rift, Courtney is torn between calling for help and following them. In a split-second decision, she jumps in through the rift after them.

Sentinel , Sand, and Wonder Woman (Hippolyta) head to Tibet where they run afoul of the Sons of Anubis again. They find the child in Tibet is not the future Dr. Fate.

In Venice, Flash, Starman, and Black Canary find an infant and fend off more mummy-zombies in the canals. But this child is not the Fate baby. While Jack holds the baby, it pees all over his jacket.

In Vancouver, British Columbia, Atom Smasher, Hourman, and Wildcat visit a hospital where a pregnant Jane Doe had been admitted. She had only recently given birth to a child bearing the birthmark of an Ankh on its right arm. But as they enter the room, they find that the new Hawkgirl has beaten them to the task. Hawkgirl grabs the baby and flies out the window. She doesn’t get very far however. The Dark Lord appears and zaps the JSA members with a bolt of mystic lightning. Picking up the child, he announces himself as the sorcerer, Mordru.