Saturday, August 7, 2004

JLA – New World Order | Comics

An alien super-team named Hyperclan comes to Earth, claiming to save it and only Justice League can see through their lies.

In a fine bright morning, White House in Washington D.C. gets clouded by a huge flying object that came out of nowhere and appears to be an alien spaceship. Neither security personnel nor the president of United States have any idea of anything about it but before they start panicking, Superman quickly arrives there to investigation.

Eight egg-like objects emerges from mother ship and an alien named Protex came out of one with seven other of his own kind, who introduced themselves as Hyperclan. With all of them having superhuman powers and more, they claim to be here to help save the world and gets on board with terra-forming wasteland of Sahara.

Although Man of Steel is quite skeptical about their powers and intentions, rest of world has immediately accepts these newly arrived super-heroes cheerfully. What they did next is taken attempt to eradicate crime by executing many super criminals in groups, leading the likes of Dr. Polaris and The Joker to suddenly go underground.

Members of Justice League were about to believe their intentions to be good while discussing current situation. Then their satellite base suddenly came under attack by unknown assailants out of nowhere. Following a brief fight with Green Lantern Kyle Rayner and Wonder Woman, few of them were able to escape base but got injured badly.

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JLA – New World Order | Comics

Media described this incident as "mystery explosion" and Protex denied of any involvement to Superman. He and Flash assembles meets rest of their teammates on Secret Sanctuary in Rhode Island, except for Aquaman. Coming out of shadows, Batman reveals to be there already an hour ago and declares that they are now at war with Hyperclan.

Hyperclan members carve out a watchtower structure in wastelands of Antarctica, calling it Z'onn Z'orr. News media from across the globe went there and two more gigantic structures emerge. Batman theorizes for them using mind control transmitters to spread mass hysteria among people but Green Lantern failed to find any.

Martian Manhunter suggests that they split into teams to take down those watchtower bases. When looking for Arthur, Diana encounters shape-shifter Fluxus and his teammate Tronix but ended up getting captured in spite of putting up a good fight. Flash was paired with GL and was waiting for J'onn to show up at Gobi Desert.

Seeing super-speedster ZüM coming at them from far, Wally engages him in a race, leaving "rookie" Kyle alone to deal with Armek and Zenturion. Meanwhile, Protex invites J'onn to a meeting, so that he can be convinced to join their group.

Batman and Superman came in contact with A-Mortal and Primaid on their way but are separated. Even though Supes hits the ground hard, he knocks down Primaid but unable to get his friend out of Batplane before it exploded. He could not find any trace of The Bat in crash site and collapsed when Protex showed up with a Kryptonite.

Defeated, they all are taken to Z'onn Z'orr but none of Hyperclan members cared to check for Batman or his body. With everyone of Justice League has fallen or gone missing and even Superman is beaten down, there are no one left behind to stand between these alien invaders and save the people of Earth from an imminent doom.

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JLA – New World Order

Kick-starting a new monthly ongoing JLA comic-book series, writer Grant Morrison (All-Star Superman, Final Crisis) and artist Howard Porter (Flash – Rogue War, Flash – The Secret of Barry Allen) teams up for DC Comics to create four-part storyline "New World Order" back in 1997 that collects first four issues of the volume.

League members Icemaiden, Metamorpho, Nuklon and Obsidian were present in guest-appearances. Marvel Comics characters, Doctor Doom and Wolverine showed up for a brief cameo, where they were supposedly killed by Hyperclan.

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"New World Order" comes after three-issue JLA limited series "Midsummer's Nightmare" and its included issues are all named after 50's popular sci-fi movies like Them!, The Day the Earth Stood Still, War of the Worlds and Invaders from Mars, clearly dropping some hints to readers about where story premise was slowly heading.

Morrison was tasked to re-invent iconic team of DC heroes following events of Final Night crossover event and he started with an alien invasion on Earth to reunite original "Magnificent Seven" members of superhero team Justice League and re-establish their glory days that will continue in his second story titled "American Dreams".
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