WARNING! SPOILERS BELOW! HISTORY SHOWS AGAIN AND AGAIN HOW NATURE POINTS UP THE FOLLY OF MAN!Title:
Revisionist HistoryRelease Date:
Late October 2002Writer: Joe KellyPenciller: Doug MahnkeInker: Tom NguyenJLA Members: Superman
, Wonder Woman
, Green Lantern
, the Flash
, the Martian Manhunter
, Plastic Man
, and Batman
.Guest Stars: Rama Khan
, Manitou Raven
, the Golem
, and the Whaler
.Bad Guys: The Scarab
?So what happens?
Okay, last issue
, we were in the present day as a new JLA was formed. This issue, we're 3,000 years in the past, where the previous JLA has been stranded. They're laying low outside of the resurfaced Atlantis
. The Martian Manhunter is doing invisible reconnaissance
of the city, Batman is still recovering from a nasty case of time-travel
sickness (and he and Wonder Woman are making goo-goo eyes
at each other), Green Lantern is still having disturbing
and unexplained visions of dead Justice Leaguers--and worrying that they may be visions of the future
And they're all avoiding the superhero
es of Atlantis. What? Superheroes this far in the past? Yeah, looks like one of the Rama Khan's ancestors had moved his operation from Jarhanpur to Atlantis and built up a team of prehistoric superheroes to defend the island from a prophesied doom
called the Hydra
. They include the Atlantean sorceress
Gamemnae, a Polynesian weilder of green energy called the Whaler, a Hebrew golem
, the African strongwoman Sela, and the previously-introduced
Tezumak and the shaman (whose name we finally learn: Manitou Raven). But the world was a much harsh
er place 3,000 years ago, and the Atlantean League doesn't hesitate to kill enemies or take slave
s. Still, they take pretty good care of Atlantis--and they'd certainly make good allies of the JLA, if not for the fact that they believed the Justice League of the future was a manifestation
of the evil Hydra.
At last, Martian Manhunter, Wonder Woman, and Plastic Man make a quiet foray into Atlantis to investigate a reflecting pool
that seems to hold some special significance. And when they get there, Aquaman--seemingly formed entirely of water
--bursts from the surface of the pool.
Cliffhanger. End of the issue. Maybe some of this will be explained next time
Sela: "Where I come from we have gods who deal with this sort of thing! Three of them!"
Golem: "Not now, Sela."
Sela: "Oh, that's right... "There is only one true god
." That's so adorable."Back | Index | Forward