Monday, June 28, 2010

Justice League of America #13-15 (11/07- 1/08)

The Batman briefly managed to escape captivity at the Hall of Doom, but was almost immediately recaptured by Cheetah, the Joker, Lex Luthor, Gorilla Grodd and Dr. Light. Not long after, Cheetah joined Light and Grodd in another ambush, at the same warehouse where she'd nearly killed Firestorm. Vixen and Black Canary made short work of Cheetah's comrades without Superman lifting a finger. "This is awkward."
"What it's going to be is painful, unless you start telling us everything you know."

As luck would have it, Parasite was also among the villains, and managed to take out the Lady Fox and Man of Steel. This left Black Canary to Cheetah's hardly tender mercies. "Now, then. I believe you were saying something about pain... This won't be quick" Cheetah got a nasty slash in, but was electrocuted by Black Lightning before the fight could continue. Parasite triggered a teleportation beam that removed everyone but Lightning and Superman from the scene.

Lex Luthor saw to the bondage and torture of Wonder Woman and her teammates, which was being filmed for future use. Gorilla Grodd got carried away "tenderizing" a stray super-hero, Geo-Force, so Cheetah had to summon Luthor to call the gorilla off. Inevitably, Superman tracked the Hall of Doom to swampland in the Florida Everglades, and the rescue commenced. Black Lightning took out Cheshire, Poison Ivy and the Joker, prompting Cheetah to order Killer Frost to retaliate. "I'm not touching him! You take him out!" It was actually Fatality who did the honors. Dr. Light, Frost and Fatality then piled on Superman, who was rescued by a recovered Firestorm. En route, the Nuclear Man had helped Batman get free, who released the rest of the League.

Wonder Woman joined her teammates on the offensive, but was called back from pursuing escaping crooks like Deathstroke by Black Canary. The team's leader felt the League was enough of an underdog in the fight to not have members to spare. "Your call, Dinah-- but after we're secure, I intend to hunt down every last one of them. The Amazing Amazon then smashed into Killer Frost, pounded Gorilla Grodd and grappled with a new Shaggy Man.

Cheetah tried to use Black Lightning as a hostage, but he shocked any thought out of her system for the time being. Giganta was brought low by a Canary Cry, after which Dinah criticized her lack of underwear.

Cheetah awoke to "help" Dr. Light escape... this mortal coil. Minerva couldn't stomach working with a rapist again, but was stopped short of murder by Wonder Woman. "As much as I may agree with you, there are rules. For today, at least, you're going to abide by them." Cheetah tried to argue otherwise, but a Nuclear Blast took the fight out of her. The rest of the matches wrapped up, and Wonder Woman welcomed Firestorm to the Justice League.

The Injustice League" was by Dwayne McDuffie, Joe Benitez, Ed Benes, Victor Llamas and Sandra Hope.

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