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Under-Appreciated Heroes/Villains: In The Debate Over “Identity Crisis,” #WeStandWithZatanna And Team Flash

In 'Identity Crisis' (2004) #2, Zatanna lobotomizes Doctor Light.
 
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UNDER-APPRECIATED HEROES/VILLAINS

In 'Identity Crisis' (2004) #2, Zatanna lobotomizes Doctor Light.
In ‘Identity Crisis’ (2004) #2, Zatanna lobotomizes Doctor Light. AP Photo/DC Comics
Official Name

Identity Crisis.

Universe

New Earth.

Heroes

Justice League of America.

Villains

Jean Loring, Doctor Light, Deathstroke, Captain Boomerang, Merlyn, The Calculator.

Creators

Brad Meltzer, Rags Morales, Michael Bair, Alex Sinclair, Ken Lopez, Mike Carlin, Valerie D’Orazio.

IN REDEMPTION

#WESTANDWITHZATANNA AND VICTIMS OF RAPE

In “Identity Crisis,” the JLA is faced with an ethical question. Indeed, the rape and the murder mystery of Sue Dibny drove deep wounds within the superhero community. Without a doubt, the Elongated Man’s wife was beloved. Regularly, she visited the Justice League atop the Watchtower.

Because of Sue Dibny’s rape, the Justice League faced a daunting ethical problem. In addition, Doctor Light was a threat to the League and their loved ones. In order to stop the psychopath, it was going to require drastic measures. But, the JLA members who responded to Sue’s signal and took down Doctor Light were split.

In 'Identity Crisis' (2004) #2, the JLA tackles Doctor Light.
In ‘Identity Crisis’ (2004) #2, the JLA tackles Doctor Light. AP Photo/DC Comics.

ZATANNA’S MINDWIPE THOUGH JUSTIFIED, WAS EXTREME

Divided, the JLA put the mindwipe to a vote. On one side, Green Lantern, Green Arrow and Black Canary voted against the mindwipe. On the other side, Zatanna, Hawkman and Atom voted for the mindwipe. Decisively, Flash (Barry Allen) broke the tie in favor. Without a doubt, a watershed moment in DC history that led to a breach of trust. When Zatanna lobotomized Doctor Light, Batman also arrived on the Watchtower. To prevent opposition from the Dark Knight, Zatanna also mindwiped him.

Later, during “Identity Crisis,” Batman recovered his memory of the event. Because of the breach of trust, this led to Batman creating Brother Eye to spy on the metahuman population. As Superboy-Prime argued, the heroes stopped behaving like heroes. The consequences were the Omac Project and the “Infinite Crisis.” In retaliation for Superman’s mind-control, Wonder Woman killed Maxwell Lord in cold blood.

In 'Identity Crisis' (2004) #2, Zatanna lobotomizes Doctor Light.
In ‘Identity Crisis’ (2004) #2, Zatanna lobotomizes Doctor Light. AP Photo/DC Comics

FOR ZATANNA: SUPERMAN ONCE LOBOTOMIZED MANCHESTER BLACK

In 'Action Comics' (2001) #775, Superman lobotomized Manchester Black with telescopic, x-ray and heat vision.
In ‘Action Comics’ (2001) #775, Superman lobotomized Manchester Black with telescopic, x-ray and heat vision. AP Photo/DC Comics.

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AGAINST ZATANNA: THE JLA SHOULD HAVE INCAPACITATED DOCTOR LIGHT’S POWERS

Given its intrusive nature, mindwipe is highly traumatic. Definitely, the mindwiped may end up worse off morally and personality-wise. In Batman’s case, this may explain the dark path he set upon after recovering his memory of the incident. For Doctor Light, it set him on a path to revenge. To this end, to destroy the JLA and the Teen Titans.

Later, Doctor Light accepted membership into the Secret Society of Supervillains. Certainly, it was a darker DC Universe. For its part, the JLA should have followed Green Lantern’s advice. Instead, Zatanna should have incapacitated Doctor Light’s use of his super powers. Also, to protect Sue, Doctor Light should have been sent under solitary confinement at a maximum security prison.

In 'Identity Crisis' (2004) #2, Elongated Man comforts Sue Dibny.
In ‘Identity Crisis’ (2004) #2, Elongated Man comforts Sue Dibny. AP Photo/DC Comics.

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SOURCES

Identity Crisis Vol 1 2 in DC Database.
Identity Crisis in DC Database.
Action Comics Vol 1 775 in DC Database.
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Battles Of The Week: Deathstroke VS The Justice League Of America

 

BATTLES OF THE WEEK

In 'Identity Crisis' (2004) #3, Deathstroke faces the Justice League Of America while protecting Dr. Light over the death of Sue Dibny, the Elongated Man's wife.
In ‘Identity Crisis’ (2004) #3, Deathstroke faces the Justice League Of America while protecting Dr. Light over the death of Sue Dibny, the Elongated Man’s wife. Photo/DC Comics

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THE FIGHT

In ‘Identity Crisis’ (2004) #3, Deathstroke faces the Justice League Of America while protecting Dr. Light over the death of Sue Dibny, the Elongated Man’s wife.

OUTCOME: JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA WINS

DEATHSTROKE IN COMICS

In ‘New Teen Titans’ (1980) #2, titled ‘Today… the Terminator!’ marks the first appearance of Deathstroke in DC continuity.

In 'New Teen Titans' (1980) #2, titled 'Today... the Terminator!' marks the first appearance of Deathstroke in DC continuity.
In ‘New Teen Titans’ (1980) #2, titled ‘Today… the Terminator!’ marks the first appearance of Deathstroke in DC continuity. Photo/DC Comics

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SOURCES

Identity Crisis Vol 1 3 in DC Database.
New Teen Titans Vol 1 2 in DC Database.

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DC Day: Batman Builds Brother Eye To Spy On The Metahumans Of Earth

 

DC DAY

In '52' (2006) #10, Donna Troy speaks about the events surrounding Batman creating Brother Eye.
In ’52’ (2006) #10, Donna Troy speaks about the events surrounding Batman creating Brother Eye. Photo/DC Comics

IN CRISIS

’52’

The events that led to the creation of Brother MK I can be traced back to the ’52’ series. Years ago, the Elongated Man’s wife Sue Dibny was brutally raped by Doctor Light aboard the JLA satellite. Then, things went awry.

Zatanna and the Justice League Of America wiped Doctor Light of the memory of the crime, altering his personality to be slow-witted. Batman found out and intervened but his mind was wiped out as well by Zatanna’s spell.

In ’52’ (2006) #9, the events leading to the Identity Crisis speak of Sue Dibny’s rape by Doctor Light. Photo/DC Comics
In '52' (2006) #9, the events leading to the Identity Crisis speak of Sue Dibny's rape by Doctor Light.
In ’52’ (2006) #9, the events leading to the Identity Crisis speak of Sue Dibny’s rape by Doctor Light. Photo/DC Comics

‘IDENTITY CRISIS’

During the events of the ‘Identity Crisis’, Sue Dibny was found dead by fire. Investigations into the case helped Batman recover his memory.

These events would set into motion the events surrounding the creation of Brother MK I. Batman growing distrustful of the Justice League Of America created Brother MK I.

In '52' (2006) #10, Donna Troy speaks about the events surrounding Batman creating Brother Eye.
In ’52’ (2006) #10, Donna Troy speaks about the events surrounding Batman creating Brother Eye. Photo/DC Comics

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BROTHER EYE

Batman created Brother Eye in order to monitor all the metahuman population on Earth. Unfortunately, during the events of ‘Infinite Crisis’, Brother Eye was hacked by Maxwell Lord who used it in an effort to wipe out metahumans.

These events led to the ‘OMAC Project.’ Maxwell Lord mind-controlled Superman leading to a clash with Wonder Woman. Upon Wonder Woman killing Maxwell Lord to free Superman, the OMACs activated to kill all metahumans.

In 'OMAC Project #2' (2005), Batman informs the Justice League that Brother Eye was hacked by Maxwell Lord, leader of Checkmate.
In ‘OMAC Project #2’ (2005), Batman informs the Justice League that Brother Eye was hacked by Maxwell Lord, leader of Checkmate. Photo/DC Comics

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COMIC GALLERY

In ‘Countdown To Infinite Crisis’ (2005) #1, Blue Beetle investigates The OMAC Project.


SOURCES

52 Vol 1 9 in DC Database.
Identity Crisis in DC Database.
Brother Eye in DC Database.
Omni Mind and Community in DC Database.
Countdown To Infinite Crisis Vol 1 1 in DC Database.

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