WARNING! SPOILERS AHEAD! I'M SUPERFLY TNT! I'M THE GUNS OF NAVARONE!Title:
The Destroyers, Part IRelease Date:
July 2002Writer: Joe KellyPenciller: Doug MahnkeInker: Tom NguyenJLA Members: Superman
, Wonder Woman
, Green Lantern
, the Flash
, the Martian Manhunter
, and Plastic Man
.Bad Guys: Weird Incan Armor Guy
and Weird Death Shaman Guy
So what happens?
Quite a bit of this issue takes place in Green Lantern's dream
s, partly to explain GL's new costume
and adjusted powers and partly to hint at the ominous
forces stalking the JLA. But outside of Kyle's subconscious
, Flash and Green Lantern are investigating the highly-mysterious rain of fish
s, and ocean mammal
s that's devastated Daytona Beach
. Is there some connection to Atlantis
, which was apparently located not too far away before it vanished? We don't get to find out (yet) because no sooner do the heroes discover a mysterious individual wearing golden armor with Inca
n designs, then they unexpectedly trip a booby trap
and are stuck with dozens of poisoned dart
s. Flash's superspeed metabolism allows him to recover, but GL goes comatose.
The rest of the League investigate a piece of armor taken from Daytona and discover that, though it carbon-dates to 1000 BC, it appears to be brand-spanking-new, which raises the possibility of reverse time travel
. They also learn that the armor has been recently baptised with blood
--children's blood. Daaaaamn.
Meanwhile, we peek in on our villain
s. The Weird Incan Armor Guy is kidnap
ping more children in Florida and holding them in a power plant. Motive
? Unclear, but probably not good. And in the Okefenokee Swamp
, some weird shaman
guy is doing weird ritual
s with dead crows. Motive? Unclear, but probably not good.
The JLA return to Florida, hoping to prevent any sacrifice
s. They find the guy in the Incan armor, but when J'onn tries to read his mind, he only has time to learn the guy's name (Tezumak
) before gets knocked out by a mental
booby trap while the rest of the Leaguers are rescuing the kidnapped kids. The rest of the JLA are ready to charge at Tezumak, but Batman warns that he's probably arranged booby traps for all of them. Almost as soon as he says this, the League is attacked and overwhelmed by a horde of millions of supernatural crows
(some of them actually stuffing themselves down the heroes' throats! YUCK!), clearly organized by the newly-arrived Death Shaman Guy, who prophesies doom
for the JLA and the Earth...Cool Moments!
Green Lantern has seriously weird-ass
dreams, with Superman smoking a fat stogie
, Martian Manhunter drawing cartoon
s, and Batman and Wonder Woman flirt
ing shamelessly with each otherCool Quotes!
Green Lantern, after a giant raven in his dream chars him to ash: "The subconscious sucks."Back | Index | Forward