DC: (The) New Frontier – 6


DC: (The) New Frontier – 6

General Info

Issue No:
6
On Sale Date:
September 2004
Cover Date:
November 2004
Era:
Non Canon
Story Title:
Book Six: Justice League of America

Creative Team

Cover Artist:
Darwyn Cooke
Writer:
Darwyn Cooke
Penciller:
Darwyn Cooke
Inker:
Darwyn Cooke
Letterer:
Jared K. Fletcher
Colourist:
Dave Stewart
Editor:
Mark Chiarello, Valerie D'Orazio (assistant)

Characters

Main:
Martian Manhunter (J'onn J'onzz), Flash (Bart Allen), Green Lantern (Hal Jordan)
Heroes:
Wonder Woman (Princess Diana), Batman (Bruce Wayne), Superman (Clark Kent/Kal-L), Atom (Ray Palmer), Aquaman (Arthur Curry), Green Arrow (Oliver Queen), Doctor Fate (Kent Nelson), Spectre (James Corrigan), Phantom Stranger, Zatanna Zatara, Teen Titans: Aqualad (Garth), Black Canary (Dinah Lance), Kid Flash (Wally West), Robin (Richard Grayson), Wonder Girl (Donna Troy), Supergirl (Kara Zor-L), Speedy (Roy Harper)
Villains:
Lex Luthor, Joker, Black Manta, Brainiac, Cheetah (Barbara Minerva), Darkseid, Doctor Light, Doctor Sivana, Gentleman Ghost, Mxyzptlk, Sinestro, Two-Face, Ultra-Humanite, Starro
Olympians:
N/A
Amazons:
N/A
Other:
Leslie Thompkins, King Faraday, Adam Strange, Nathaniel Adam, Will Magnus, Blackhawks, Guardians of the Universe, Sea Devils, John Henry Irons, Rick Flagg, Jr., Metal Men, Billy Batson, Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen
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Comments

This six-issue series by the late Darwyn Cooke was influenced by previous works such as Kingdom Come, Watchmen, and Batman: The Dark Knight Returns. It takes place primarily in the 1950s, and depicts the Golden Age superheroes Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman meeting Silver Age characters the Flash, Green Lantern, and Martian Manhunter. The story bridges the gap from the end of the Golden Age to the beginning of the Silver Age in the DC Universe.

Synopsis

While the mystics gather on the Moon, Lois reports on the loss of Superman. Adam Strange is released from Arkham Asylum and he collects scientist Ray Palmer, as the braintrust comes up with a plan to take on Dinosaur Island.

The scientists present their plan to the gathered heroes: slow the island down, then bombard it with white dwarf rays, causing it to explode.

The heroes execute the plan successfully, and Aquaman arrives with a final surprise.

Set to the words of John F. Kennedy’s presidential nomination acceptance speech, the new age of heroes is celebrated. The story ends with the Justice League of America taking on their first foe, Starro.