WARNING! SPOILERS SPREAD OVER A WIDE AREA! DISPERSE! DISPERSE!Title: Rock of Ages
, Part III: WonderworldRelease Date:
November 1997Writer: Grant MorrisonPenciller: Howard PorterInker: John DellJLA Members: Superman
, the Martian Manhunter
, Green Lantern
, the Flash
, Green Arrow
, and Aztek
.Guest Stars: Metron
and the heroes of Wonderworld
The Injustice Gang
, the Joker
, Dr. Light
, Ocean Master
, Mirror Master
, and Jemm, Son of Saturn
First Appearance of the new Hourman
So what happens?
Things remain a bit confusing
in the "Rock of Ages" storyline...
Green Lantern, the Flash, and Aquaman go with the New God
Metron as he teleports them across space and time to find the Philosopher's Stone
...but something's wrong, and the three heroes are immediately separated. Eventually, after what seems like months of fruitless
search, they are reunited on Wonderworld, a planet
of really big superheroes
who are guarding the universe against the coming of something called "Mageddon
". Green Lantern tells Flash and Aquaman that he met an android
Hourman from the distant future who said that they had been tricked by Metron and if they didn't stop the Philosopher's Stone from being destroyed, megapowerful villain Darkseid
would take over the Earth.
Meanwhile, unbeknownst to the Injustice Gang, Superman and the Martian Manhunter have escaped from the booby-trap
ped satellite. They return to Earth, launch a giant boulder
on a collision course
with the Injustice Gang's satellite, and prepare to teleport, with Batman, up to the satellite
to evacuate everyone before it's destroyed. Also, Batman reveals that he's paying the Mirror Master to betray
the Injustice Gang...
Meanwhile, aboard the Injustice Gang satellite, Circe has apparently convinced Green Arrow to join the Injustice Gang and help shut down the JLA. Luthor then radios Aztek, alone inside the Watchtower, and (1) tells him that Lexcorp
financed Aztek's training, (2) orders him to teleport over to the Injustice Gang satellite to form a new Luthor-controlled JLA, and (3) teleports 12 nuclear warhead
s into the Watchtower.
The heroes of Wonderworld help Flash, Aquaman, and Green Lantern start on their way back home, but when they get there, something has obviously gone wrong
: they've arrived fifteen years in the future
, and Darkseid controls the world...Cool Moments!
Aquaman repeatedly cutting off the Godzilla-sized
Wonderworld heroes to talk to Green Lantern and Flash; Aquaman, Green Lantern, and Flash looking down on the gigantic firepit
that used to be Europe
Flash, explaining how he, Aquaman, and Green Lantern will be transported home: "We're accelerating to speed
s where our entire physical structures will be converted to hyperlight information
Aquaman, very nervous
ly: "We're doing what?"Back | Index | Forward