THE CREATIVE TEAM: Keith Giffen (Plot & Breakdowns), J.M. DeMatteis (Script), Ty Templeton & Kevin Maguire (Pencils), Joe Rubenstein (Inks), Gene D’Angelo (Colors), Andy Helfer (Editor)
THE PITCH: it’s the second anniversary of the comic! And there’s a lot of old and new faces on the cover which… suggests something exciting might be coming, and soon.
CROSSOVER ALERT: Invasion is finished, but its effects are still being felt throughout the DC universe. A meta gene bomb/virus was set off, disrupting the powers of many of Earth’s superheroes and other meta-humans, including those who have the gene but have never had it triggered. Several of our characters are still feeling the effects even now the drama has calmed down.
JUSTICE LEAGUE ROLL CALL: Martian Manhunter (J’onn J’onzz), Blue Beetle (Ted Kord), Booster Gold, Fire (Beatriz DaCosta), Ice (Tora Olafsdotter), Green Lantern (Guy Gardner), Mister Miracle (Scott Free), Rocket Red (Dmitri Pushkin) Captain Atom, Hawkman & Hawkwoman, Maxwell Lord & Oberon.
GUEST STARS: Flash (Wally West). Green Lantern (Hal Jordan), The Creeper, Firestorm, Major Force, Big Barda, G’Nort, Wonder Woman, Power Girl, Elongated Man (Ralph Dibny), Animal Man, Metamorpho, etc.
THE STORY: We get two stories in this issue, each leading towards an exciting new development for the JLI.