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DC Day: In A Banging Crossover, The JLA And WildC.A.T.s. Team-Up Against A Time Lord

 
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In 'JLA/WildC.A.T.s.' (1997), the JLA and WildC.A.T.s. take on the Seven Deadly Sins in the Wildstorm Universe.
In ‘JLA/WildC.A.T.s.’ (1997), the JLA and WildC.A.T.s. take on the Seven Deadly Sins in the Wildstorm Universe. AP Photo/DC Comics.
Official Name

JLA/WildC.A.T.s.

Heroes

JLA, WildC.A.T.s.

Villains

Epoch, Seven Deadly Sins

Creators

Grant Morrison, Val Semeiks

TEAM-UPS

THE JLA ARE BATTLING EPOCH ACROSS TIME WITH HIS CHRONO-CUBE

In ‘JLA/WildC.A.T.s.’ (1997), the JLA and WildC.A.T.s. crossover for the first time. The issue begins with Kid Flash – Wally West, who is to become the Flash – meeting Epoch for the first time. Kid Flash attempts to combust Epoch’s feet by vibrating the air molecules with his fingers. However, Epoch’s armor is 41st century technology.

When Epoch is about to kill Kid Flash, the JLA shows up. Flash wrests all the projectiles at superspeed. Epoch comments that the team has taken control of his Chrono-Cube. Claiming to be a 4D man, Epoch reaches billions of years into the future, and hits Superman with red solar energy. Being a being of pure energy now, Superman survives the attack unscathed. Epoch disappears vowing to destroy the superheroes’ ancestors in the past.

In 'JLA/WildC.A.T.s.' (1997), in 65,000,000 B.C., Epoch encounters a soliton that enhances his suit and allows him to use the Chrono Cube as a power source.
In ‘JLA/WildC.A.T.s.’ (1997), in 65,000,000 B.C., Epoch encounters a soliton that enhances his suit and allows him to use the Chrono-Cube as a power source. AP Photo/DC Comics.

The JLA battle Epoch across the timestream. In 14,000 B.C., Green Lantern saves a distant relative from Epoch. When Flash attempts to reach him, Epoch says his advanced technology makes him slow down to a crawl. In 65,000,000 B.C., at the time of the dinosaurs’ extinction, Epoch encounters a soliton that enhances his armor and enables him to steal the Chrono-Cube as power source.

The JLA end up in 33 AD. Meanwhile, Superman and Green Lantern scan the Earth for the power source and discover it buried in limestone. Then, the JLA activate the drive mechanism with Green Lantern’s power ring focusing all their willpower. They end up transported to the Wildstorm Universe.

In 'JLA/WildC.A.T.s.' (1997), in 33 A.D., the JLA use Green Lantern's power ring to focus their willpower to power the drive mechanism.
In ‘JLA/WildC.A.T.s.’ (1997), in 33 A.D., the JLA use Green Lantern’s power ring to focus their willpower to power the drive mechanism. AP Photo/DC Comics.

IN THEIR FIRST CROSSOVER, THE JLA AND WILDC.A.T.s. BRAWL

In 'JLA/WildC.A.T.s.' (1997), the JLA and WildC.A.T.s. brawl in their first crossover.
In ‘JLA/WildC.A.T.s.’ (1997), the JLA and WildC.A.T.s. brawl in their first crossover.

TEAM-UP OF THE ’90s DECADE: JLA/WILDC.A.T.s. vs THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS

Eventually, Superman and Mister Majestic are able to settle their differences. The JLA/WildC.A.T.s. teams-up to dispatch the Seven Deadly Sins that had been destroying the Wildstorm Universe. During the battle, Mister Majestic agrees with Void to help return the Justice League home otherwise both universes will be destroyed.

Void takes Green Lantern into voidspace. There, she determines Epoch’s dark nova cracked time “into two parallel waves; two separate histories were created.”1 Void explains the JLA’s technology brought them to the wrong time: to the WildC.A.T.s.’ 1997. In order for the entities in voidspace to help, Green Lantern must teach them how to create light constructs. Using her technology, Void is able “to punch a hole through voidspace. A bridge.”1

In 'JLA/WildC.A.T.s.' (1997), the JLA and WildC.A.T.s. take on the Seven Deadly Sins in the Wildstorm Universe.
In ‘JLA/WildC.A.T.s.’ (1997), the JLA and WildC.A.T.s. take on the Seven Deadly Sins in the Wildstorm Universe. AP Photo/DC Comics.

IN A FINAL BATTLE, THE JLA AND WILDC.A.T.s. TAKE DOWN EPOCH’S OMEGA ATTRACTOR WITH THE CHRONO-CUBE

The JLA and WildC.A.T.s. travel back to the DC Universe. There, the JLA find out they have been away for five days. The heroes find Epoch has merged with the Omega Attractor, a living computer and bomb from the 68th century. With the Omega Attractor, Epoch has access to weapons across centuries. He uses it to deploy weapons to enslave the world and imprison superheroes on the moon. His plan is to turn Earth “into a vast time-traveling time engine powered by its human slave population.”

The JLA and WildC.A.T.s. team-up to take down Epoch’s citadel. Superman tells Maul his plan. He tells Maul to grow large enough to take down the citadel. In fact, to account for Maul’s mindlessness, a burst of electricity to the right motor neurons should return Maul to his normal size within 30 seconds. Maul succeeds. Since the WildC.A.T.s. are not in Epoch’s database, Superman sends them to take him down. Meanwhile, the JLA are working on the Chrono-Cube. Eventually, Epoch is defeated. The JLA program the Chrono-Cube to create a temporal prison cell around Epoch. Finally, the WildC.A.T.s. return home.

In 'JLA/WildC.A.T.s.' (1997), Maul destroys Epoch's citadel in 30 seconds.
In ‘JLA/WildC.A.T.s.’ (1997), Maul destroys Epoch’s citadel in 30 seconds.

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THE ‘JLA/WILDC.A.T.s.’ CROSSOVER CONCLUDES WITH A BANG AS EPOCH’S OMEGA ATTRACTOR EXPLODES

In 'JLA/WildC.A.T.s.' (1997), Epoch's Omega Attractor explodes.
In ‘JLA/WildC.A.T.s.’ (1997), Epoch’s Omega Attractor explodes. AP Photo/DC Comics.

SOURCES

JLA/WildC.A.T.s in DC Database.

FOOTNOTES

  1. JLA/WildC.A.T.s.
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DC Day: During The Terrible Darkseid War, The Members Of The Justice League Replace The New Gods, Plunging The Heroes In A New Darkness

In "Darkseid War" (2015), Anti-Monitor and Darkseid are battling faster than sound can reach Wonder Woman's ears.
 
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In "Darkseid War" (2015),
In “Justice League: Darkseid War” (2015), Anti-Monitor and Darkseid are battling faster than sound can reach Wonder Woman’s ears. AP Photo/DC Comics
Official Name

Darkseid War

Universe

Prime Earth

Heroes

Justice League

Villains

Darkseid, Anti-Monitor, Grail

Creators

Geoff Johns

COSMIC HIERARCHY

ON THEMYSCIRA, GRAIL’S BIRTH FORESHADOWS THE DARKSEID WAR

The Prologue to the Darkseid War is on Themyscira. The Amazons were created by Zeus to bring peace to mankind. After defeating Hercules and his army, the Amazons retreated to the Paradise Island of Themyscira. On a fateful night, Diana was to be born to Queen Hippolyta.

That same night, an abomination was born: She was the daughter of Darkseid and the Amazon assassin Myrina Black. Her name was to be Grail. Menalippe was Hippolyta’s favorite oracle. At the birth of the child, she prophesied Grail would bring about a great darkness: a terrible war “between the dark God and the antiGod.” Eventually, Minalippe and Penelope were left to die by Myrina.

In "Darkseid War" (2015), Minalippe foretells the prophecy of the Darkseid War.
In “Justice League: Darkseid War” (2015), Minalippe foretells the prophecy of the Darkseid War. AP Photo/DC Comics.

GRAIL ATTACKS THE JUSTICE LEAGUE AND SUMMONS ANTI-MONITOR

The Justice League are investigating a crime scene. Strangely, they tracked it down because a Boom Tube was open there and two people are dead. Diana narrates the story and reveals the team’s dynamics: Batman and Flash are running tests on the evidence, Hal and Jessica are taking a look at the people in the complex, Shazam and Cyborg are investigating the Boom Tube. When Cyborg locates two other murders of women named “Myrina Black”, an explosion happens.

Grail teleports out of Flash’s mouth and starts tearing the Justice League apart. First, she attacks Batman in a duel then takes out Cyborg and Shazam. Grail proves to be fast, strong and able to emit eye beams.Grail has the advantage over Diana and pins her to a car. Meanwhile, the Green Lanterns intervene but are quickly taken down. Using Power Ring (Jessica Cruz), Grail creates shadows to summon the Anti-Monitor. Sinisterly, the anti-God is here!

In "Darkseid War" (2015), Grail overpowers Power Ring to create shadows to summon Anti-Monitor.
In “Justice League: Darkseid War” (2015), Grail overpowers Power Ring to create shadows to summon Anti-Monitor. AP Photo/DC Comics.

ANTI-MONITOR USES THE GOD OF DEATH TO KILL DARKSEID

In 'Darkseid War', Anti-Monitor and the God of Death kill Darkseid.
In “Justice League: Darkseid War”, Anti-Monitor and the God of Death kill Darkseid. AP Photo/DC Comics.

WHO ARE THE NEW GODS OF THE JUSTICE LEAGUE?

Grail’s plan in the Darkseid War was to create New Gods in order to gain the Anti-Life Equation. As Batman later finds out, Anti-Monitor’s origin story on Qward sentenced him to destroying the DC multiverse after every cycle of rebirth.

The punishment was because he sought the beginning… Using the Anti-Life Equation, Grail could stop the rebirth of the universe, with a final plan: Superwoman’s son. Who are the New Gods of the Justice League?

In "Justice League: Darkseid War", the New Gods of the Justice League are here.
In “Justice League: Darkseid War”, the New Gods of the Justice League are here. AP Photo/DC Comics.

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THE JUSTICE LEAGUE RECRUIT THE REMAINING CRIME SYNDICATE TO FIGHT ANTI-MONITOR

In order to stop Anti-Monitor and Grail’s Darkseid War, the Justice League have to break the Crime Syndicate out of Belle Reve. Mister Miracle finds a powerless Ultraman and Cyborg and Power Ring find a pregnant Superwoman at Level 0. Ultraman is scared that Anti-Monitor, who previously destroyed Earth 3 is going to destroy Prime Earth. At Superwoman’s cell, Power Ring is contaminated and activates her ring to become Volthoom. As Cyborg attempts to hack into the ring, he re-activates Grid.

Superwoman blasts Mister Miracle and Big Barda with her eyebeams. Then, Owlman breaks a hole in Superwoman’s cell. Onboard the Watchtower, Wonder Woman and the Justice League agree to work with the Crime Syndicate. Diana orders Superman to give Ultraman green kryptonite to recharge. As Ultraman feeds, Owlman gives the JL the codes Lex Luthor provided. The Justice League locates Anti-Monitor. Visit the conclusion of the Darkseid War if you are interested in the comic.

In "Justice League: Darkseid War", Superman and Ultraman tackle Anti-Monitor.
In “Justice League: Darkseid War”, Superman and Ultraman tackle Anti-Monitor. AP Photo/DC Comics.

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DC Day: In ‘Tower Of Babel’, Ra’s Al Ghul Uses Batman’s Mad Science To Take Out The Justice League Of America

 

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In 'JLA' (2000) #44, Talia Al Ghul uses a synthetic red Kryptonite whose formula was stolen from Batman's contingency plans to cripple Superman.
In ‘JLA’ (2000) #44, Talia Al Ghul uses a synthetic red Kryptonite whose formula was stolen from Batman’s contingency plans to cripple Superman. Photo/DC Comics

IN DC UNIVERSE

WHO STOLE BRUCE WAYNE’S PARENTS’ COFFINS?

In ‘JLA’ #43, Batman discovers the effects of mad science. Visiting his parents’ graves, Bruce Wayne finds out that their graves are empty and their coffins have been stolen. Faced with such a mystery, let’s wonder on the horrors of mad science.

Batman investigates the mystery and traces the theft to the sub-continent of Asia. The World’s Greatest Detective ends up at the nefarious headquarters of the wealthy and resourceful super-villain Ra’s Al Ghul and the League of Assassins.

In 'JLA' (2000) #43, a supervillain steals Bruce Wayne's parents' coffins.
In ‘JLA’ (2000) #43, a supervillain steals Bruce Wayne’s parents’ coffins. Photo/DC Comics

RA’S AL GHUL’S PLAN OF WORLD DOMINATION

In ‘JLA’ #43, Ra’s Al Ghul laments species’ extinction over the Earth. He blames it on mankind’s parasitism and its exploitation of the Earth’s natural resources. What he fears are new extinction events on Earth caused by human activity. Whether that justifies his mad science is clearly in the negative.

In ‘JLA’ #44, the Justice League of America is under attack! Superman is working in Metropolis and realizes that everywhere people are reading scrambled words. Ra’s Al Ghul reveals to Batman in his mad science that his scientists have found a way to cause a global dyslexia in an effort to bring about an end time. And Batman’s parents? He plans to use the Lazarus Pit to raise them! But Batman had to be occupied by his parents’ coffins’ theft for Ra’s to implement his mad science.

In 'JLA' (2000) #44, a's Al Ghul reveals to Batman in his mad science that his scientists have found a way to cause a global dyslexia.
In ‘JLA’ (2000) #44, Ra’s Al Ghul reveals to Batman in his mad science that his scientists have found a way to cause a global dyslexia. Photo/DC Comics

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BATMAN’S MAD SCIENCE IS CONQUERING THE JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA

Ra’s Al Ghul reveals that he stole Batman’s contingency plans. In his mad science, Batman devised ways to stop the members of the JLA in the event that it ever went evil or succumbed to mind control.

Unfortunately, his plans were stolen by Ra’s who used them to incapacitate the JLA in his plan for world domination. In ‘JLA’ #43, Martian Manhunter is turned into a living torch by a rocket fired at him with nanites that transmute trace elements into magnesium.

In 'JLA' (2000) #44, Talia Al Ghul uses a synthetic red Kryptonite whose formula was stolen from Batman's contingency plans to cripple Superman.
In ‘JLA’ (2000) #44, Talia Al Ghul uses a synthetic red Kryptonite whose formula was stolen from Batman’s contingency plans to cripple Superman. Photo/DC Comics

Plastic Man has been turned brittle, and Aquaman has been fired with a toxin that makes him fear the water he needs to survive. Flash and Wonder Woman head to Green Lantern’s apartment and find he is blind. In ‘JLA’ #45, Martian Manhunter’s scan discovers that Kyle was put under a post-hypnotic suggestion during REM sleep as the assassins slipped his ring on his finger.

Flash and Wonder Woman are attacked by Talia Al Ghul and the League of Assassins. Wonder Woman is attacked with a VR Chip in her brain that simulates combat till she gets a heart attack. Flash has an electrostrobe attached to his spine that triggers epileptic seizures at lightspeed. Superman is crippled by an exposure to a synthetic red kryptonite. Martian Manhunter states that it caused his solar energy to blaze through his muscles and organs.

In 'JLA' #45, Batman's mad science leads to Ra's Al Ghul implementing the Tower Of Babel plan for world domination.
In ‘JLA’ (2000) #45, Batman’s mad science leads to Ra’s Al Ghul implementing the Tower Of Babel plan for world domination. Photo/DC Comics

SHOULD BATMAN LEAVE THE JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA?

In ‘JLA’ #46, the JLA has succeeded in thwarting Ra’s Al Ghul’s ‘Tower Of Babel‘ and in stopping a biochemical virus that kills people on contact. The JLA must deal with the fallout of Batman’s betrayal. Batman’s mad science was a breach of trust that the JLA found the most serious. The JLA votes on whether to keep him a member. Aquaman, Wonder Woman and Plastic Man vote to remove Batman’s membership.

Martian Manhunter, Flash and Green Lantern vote to keep him. Superman cast the deciding vote. Knowing Superman’s vote, Batman left suggesting Superman would decide to remove Batman’s membership. The question raised by his action is put forth by the Flash during the vote: In his mad science, Batman operates on fear, whereas Superman operates on trust. Who is correct?

In 'JLA' #46, Superman cast the deciding vote, removing Batman out of membership from the JLA.
In ‘JLA’ (2000) #46, Superman cast the deciding vote, removing Batman out of membership from the JLA. Photo/DC Comics

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DC Day: Time Traveling From The 853rd Century, Hourman Speaks Of The Worlogog, The Hourglass Of The Gods

In 'DC One Million' (1998) #1, Hourman speaks of the Worlogog which grants him "mastery of time and space."
 

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In 'DC One Million' (1998) #1, the Justice Legion Alpha from the 853rd century time travels to the Justice League satellite in the 20th century.
In ‘DC One Million’ (1998) #1, the Justice Legion Alpha from the 853rd century time travels to the Justice League satellite in the 20th century. Photo/DC Comics

IN DC UNIVERSE

THE JUSTICE LEGION ALPHA TIME TRAVELS TO THE 20TH CENTURY

In ‘DC One Million’ (1998) #1, the Justice Legion Alpha from the 853rd century arrive in time travel to the Justice League satellite in the 20th century. The members of the Justice Legion Alpha are Superman One Million, Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Flash, Starman and Hourman.

Kal Kent informs the Justice League of America of the reason for their time travel to the 20th century. They have come to announce the return of Superman Prime One Million from his fortress in the super sun. The Justice League of America are invited to the celebrations in the 853rd century.

In 'DC One Million' (1998) #1, Kal Kent informs the Justice League of the return of Superman Prime One Million in 85,271 AD from the super sun.
In ‘DC One Million’ (1998) #1, Kal Kent informs the Justice League of America of the return of Superman Prime One Million in 85,271 AD from the super sun. Photo/DC Comics

THE WORLOGOG, MASTERY OF TIME AND SPACE

Hourman, an android from the 853rd century and a member of the Justice Legion Alpha speaks of the time travel to the 20th century. The Worlogog brought the Justice Legion Alpha to the 20th century. The exact nature of time travel in the DC Universe varies, though, as Hourman shows, some events are necessary such as Superman Prime’s longevity into the 853rd century.

Hourman reveals the New God Metron bequeathed him with the Worlogog, granting him “mastery of time and space.”1 Hourman defines the Worlogog as “a time-spanning engine”.1 It allows Hourman time travel through time and at the same time without altering events in the 853rd century.

In 'DC One Million' (1998) #1, Hourman speaks of the Worlogog which grants him "mastery of time and space."
In ‘DC One Million’ (1998) #1, Hourman speaks of the Worlogog which grants him “mastery of time and space.” Photo/DC Comics

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THE HOURGLASS OF THE GODS, FROM THE BIG BANG TO THE OMEGA POINT

In ‘Justice League Of America’ (1997) #15, during the Rock Of Ages storyline, Metron meets Hourman in 85,271 A.D. Metron bequeaths Hourman with the Worlogog, the Hourglass of the Gods. Metron explains that time is like a watch that can be repaired.

It is also an hourglass with the same number of grains of sand “but each new arrangement is different.”2 Metron explains that the Worlogog is the Hourglass of the Gods, “an exact working model of the entire spacetime continuum from Big Bang to Omega Point.”2 It is this fantastic hourglass that enables the Justice Legion Alpha time travel to the 20th century.

In 'Justice League Of America' (1997) #15, Metron bequeaths Hourman in 85,271 AD with the Worlogog, the Hourglass of the Gods.
In ‘Justice League Of America’ (1997) #15, Metron bequeaths Hourman in 85,271 A.D. with the Worlogog, the Hourglass of the Gods. Photo/DC Comics

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In ‘Justice League Of America’ #43, the Justice League of America is under attack by Ra’s Al Ghul who has stolen Batman’s contingency plans.


SOURCES

DC One Million Vol 1 1 in DC Database.
JLA Vol 1 43 in DC Database.

FOOTNOTES

  1. DC One Million #1.
  2. JLA #43.

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