WARNING! SPOILER ALERT! BATTLE STATIONS! BATTLE STATIONS!Title: Tower of Babel
, Part I: Survival of the FittestRelease Date:
July 2000Writer: Mark WaidPenciller: Howard PorterInker: Drew GeraciJLA Members: Superman
, the Martian Manhunter
, Wonder Woman
, the Flash
, Green Lantern
, and Plastic Man
.Bad Guys: Ra's Al Ghul
.So what happens?
Long-lived Batman foe Ra's Al Ghul has a new plan for thinning the ranks of humanity
to help nature
and the environment
thrive, but to do that, he and his League of Assassins
have to get the JLA out of his way. He's got some evil ideas, too...
First, Bruce Wayne
, taking flowers to the grave
of his parents, is horrified to discover that someone has stolen their bodies...
Next, over the Black Forest
, the Martian Manhunter is attacked with nanobots
that bond with his skin and transmute base elements into magnesium
. Since magnesium bursts into flame when it reacts with oxygen
, and since J'onn is vulnerable
And at the UN
, Aquaman and Plastic Man are attacked by assassin
s. Plastic Man is frozen
solid and then shatter
ed. Aquaman is dosed with a toxin
that makes him afraid
Back at the Watchtower, J'onn is submerged in water
to keep him from burning up, and Flash gets to work piecing Plastic Man back together. Aquaman is dehydrating, but he can't bring himself to have anything to do with water. Batman is too busy hunting for his parents' bodies to be bothered by anything else, and Green Lantern isn't answering any calls.
While Ra's makes final preparations on his latest device, Flash and Wonder Woman head to GL's apartment to see what's up with him--they discover that he's been blind
ed somehow. Superman flies down to the Daily Planet
to see if there are any clues in the news. No one is prepared when Ra's activates his device--and turns all printed text
on the planet into gibberish
Bruce Wayne discovering that his parents' grave has been robbed.Cool Quotes!
Flash, spotting a fire-emitting figure (actually J'onn J'onzz) in a forest fire: "You were asking who dissed Smokey Bear
? I think I've spotted a clue
Wonder Woman: "You mean him?"
is so lost on you."Back | Index | Forward