Previously on the JLI Reread: Justice League #1
THE PITCH: Yep, nothing funnier than nuclear test sites, doomed worlds, ragged survivors with PTSD… are we sure that this is the sitcom era of Justice League?
THE TEAM: Batman, Black Canary, Martian Manhunter, Blue Beetle, Mister Miracle, Captain Marvel, Dr Fate (who stars in his own 1 page mystery separate from the team) and Green Lantern (Guy Gardner). Dr Light’s credentials are still under review because, I don’t know, Batman finds competent women suspicious.
THE STORY: Batman interrogates a furious Dr Light about who told her she was in the Justice League anyway. A media attack on the League’s dodgy status riles up Guy Gardner, but the real news is happening all the way over in the tiny European country of Bialya (remember that name!), where three unknown superheroes have attacked a nuclear facility, determined to save humanity from themselves. Blue Jay, Wandjina and the Silver Sorceress come from another dimension, where the planet was wiped out in nuclear war, leaving them the grim, tormented survivors of their dead world. Colonel Rumaan Harjavti, leader of Bialya, listens to the tragic story of these heroes and promptly decides to manipulate them into invading Russia. Batman and the Justice League, meanwhile, are way too late to prevent this disaster, and may be about to create an international incident by entering Bialyan air space without authority!
Meanwhile, in the Maxwell Lord report, he is still up to no good, in this case interviewing one Mr Gold. I WONDER WHO THAT COULD BE?