Justice League – Volume 4 – 4

General Info

Issue No:
4
On Sale Date:
July 2018
Cover Date:
September 2018
Era:
DC Universe
Story Title:
The Totality - Part 4

Creative Team

Cover Artist:
Jorge Jiménez, Jim Lee (variant)
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Penciller:
Jorge Jiménez
Inker:
Jorge Jiménez
Letterer:
Tom Napolitano
Colourist:
Alejandro Sanchez
Editor:
Rebecca Taylor, Andrew Marino

Characters

Main:
Wonder Woman (Princes Diana), Batman (Bruce Wayne), Superman (Clark Kent/Kal El), Aquaman (Arthur Curry), Cyborg (Victor Stone), Flash (Barry Allen), Green Lantern/Ultraviolet Lantern (John Stewart), Hawkgirl (Kendra Saunders), Martian Manhunter (J'onn J'onzz)
Heroes:
N/A
Villains:
The Totality, Legion of Doom: Lex Luthor, Joker, Black Manta (David Hyde), Cheetah (Barbara Minerva), Gorilla Grodd, Turtle, Sinestro, White Martians
Olympians:
N/A
Amazons:
N/A
Other:
The Keep, King Grodd, Solovar
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Synopsis

As Superman has to intervene to save Martian Manhunter, who seems to be reeling from a revelation he has just had when trying to contact the Totality with his mind, Joker knocks out Hawkgirl and takes over her ship while in turn, Luthor opens fire on Batman’s craft forcing Bruce to eject and be swallowed up by a Pathogen.

Meanwhile on the moon, Green Lantern and Cyborg prepare to confront Sinestro but with his new Ultraviolet powers he proves to strong and manages to destroy John’s ring and completing his transformation into an Ultraviolet Lantern. He and Cyborg are then forced to retreat back to the Hall of Justice.

Elsewhere, at the bottom of the ocean, Wonder Woman, Aquaman and Flash and fighting the White Martians when Gorilla Grodd makes an appearance, with the baby Turtle strapped to his chest. Grodd uses the Still force to freeze Wonder Woman and Aquaman to the spot as their arch foes, Cheetah and Black Manta advance on them. Flash tells Grodd to free them as the fight is between him and the Ape.

Grodd duly agrees, only to reveal that in fact it is an illusion and Diana and Arthur are actually fighting themselves in the mistaken belief is it their respective nemesis. Grodd then instructs the real Cheetah and Black Manta to go and retrieve what they came for as he and Flash clash.

In the Totality Superman manages to drag Martian Manhunter away momentarily and asks him to reveal what he ahd seen. Jonn tells Kal that while he had been away these past years he had been on a mission to discover what really happened with the destruction of his world. As a collective mind the Martians always tasked one of their kind to be the repository of all memories. Known as The Keep she was hidden away off world.

He found her but she very old and her memory was not whole. But she did reveal that Mars was killed by a telepathic plague. There was no reason or purpose behind it.

But when the Totality approached Vandal Savage had sent Jonn a message. He had received a vision of a martian child imbued with something terrible and ancient. And he saw other horrors and the end of everything. At first he had thought it was lies but he saw the same vision from those source wall beings. So now he is wondering if The Keep had actually lied to him. What if he is in fact leading them all – the whole multiverse – towards destruction?

But instead of reassuring words from Superman, the Man of Steel grins evilly and says that Martian Manhunter s right and that he is indeed the bringer of doom and thanks him for it. Luthor is now fully in control of Superman’s mind and body and giving Joker the word, Manhunter’s body is too also taken over.

At the Hall of Justice John tells Victor that he can no longer access The Green Battery and can only full the increasing pull of the Ultraviolet. Cyborg replies that whatever is happening with the Still Force it is undoing the boundary between their galaxy and Umbrax. Sinestro is channelling the energy of the invisible spectrum to harness it for himself. He is using it to send out a call to everyone on Earth. They need to shut down the Still Force now!

Cyborg tries to contact Flash who is still trying to attack Grodd, unknowingly powering the Still force with his Speed Force until with a blaze of light the Still force reaches full power. The barrier to the Invisible Spectrum is now gone and earth is at its mercy. And Sinestro now leads an army of Ultraviolet Lanterns consisting of the converted far larger than all of the other Lantern Corps combined.

Meanwhile, as Cheetah and Black Manta find what they came for – the key to the graveyard of the Gods – Luthor and Joker, now fully in control of Superman and Martian Manhunter, step towards the Totality – the Multiverse itself. And all they need do now is squeeze…