WARNING! SPOILERS GALORE! I AM SPARTACUS!Title: World War III
, Part IIRelease Date:
January 2000Writer: Grant MorrisonPenciller: Howard PorterInker: John DellJLA Members: Superman
, Green Lantern
, Plastic Man
, the Martian Manhunter
, Wonder Woman
, and Orion
.Guest Stars: Metron
The new Injustice Gang
, the General
, and the Queen Bee
) and Mageddon
.So what happens?
The new Injustice Gang has just delivered a crushing attack against the JLA. The Huntress has been blown out into space
by a hole ripped into the Watchtower, though Superman saves her at the last second with a well-timed liplock
(to get her some oxygen
, ya see. Ahem. Yes). The Queen Bee is summoning her bee-troopers to Earth and is controlling Green Lantern with some of her hypno-pollen
Back on Earth, Prometheus verbally spars with Oracle for a while and offers to heal her paralysis
before getting bored and throwing her through a window
(but hey, Oracle used to be Batgirl
, so she saves herself from falling and
breaks Prometheus' helmet. You go, girl!
On the moon
, Superman and Steel take on the General, but Steel almost gets his hand bitten off and is then hypnotize
d by the Queen Bee's pollen
. Huntress is able to talk GL out of his hypnosis. GL discovers Luthor with some weird, scarlet
stuff starting to grown over his head, Prometheus gets back to the moon and knocks out Huntress right before Batman shows up to challenge him, the Queen Bee and the hyp-mo-tized
Steel are planning the invasion
of Earth, the General is literally stomping on Superman, every nation on Earth is going to war
, Martian Manhunter finally gets on the scene--this is seriously crazy shit
goin' down, man!
And 12 light-years west (that's what the caption says), Wonder Woman, Orion, Barda, and Metron finally encounter Mageddon. It's octopoid
, it's ugly
, it's the size of a sun
. Hoo boy...Cool Moments!
Oracle vs. Prometheus.Cool Quotes!
Prometheus: "It would be easy to kill you now. That would hurt them, wouldn't it?"
Oracle: "It wouldn't be easy, but yeah, you could probably kill me..."
Prometheus: "I notice you're wearing worn shoes
in last year's style. The chair
's a new little friend, then? What's the first thing you really miss when you realize it's for life? Dancing
? Running to the deli
Oracle: "I try not to live in the past
. Do you miss your baby carriage
Plastic Man: "Earth is under attack from killer space-bees
? Just when you think there can't possibly be anything funny
about interstellar warfare
Green Lantern, after waking up from his hypnosis: "Maple syrup
--I was trying to drown that weird Old Testament cereal
Zauriel brings in, next thing I know the bad guys are dining out on my brains."
Prometheus, not acting very friendly to Batman: "I beat you senseless
last time, just to show you I could. And now I'm going to hamstring
you with an icepick
and leave you drool
ing for the others to find."Back | Index | Forward