WARNING! SPOILERS GALORE! RUN FOR YOUR LIFE!Title: True LiesRelease Date:
September 1996Writers: Mark Waid
and Fabian NiciezaPencillers: Jeff Johnson
and Darick RobertsonInkers: John Holdredge
and Hanibal RodriguezJLA Members: Superman
, Wonder Woman
, the Flash
, Green Lantern
, and the Martian Manhunter
Shhh! No one's telling yet!Cameos: Alfred
, Beavis and Butthead
, Jason "Robin
" Todd (mention only), and Barbara "Batgirl
" Gordon (mention only).So what happens?
Something's really, really wrong with the world. A phenomenon called the Spark
is giving millions of people worldwide superpowers
, but no one remembers that there used to be other superhero
es and supervillain
s--including the superheroes and supervillains themselves.
Kyle "Green Lantern" Rayner is drawing comic book
s for a living, Clark "Superman" Kent is a writer's-blocked reporter for the Daily Planet
, Bruce "Batman" Wayne is a frustrated millionaire
(with parents who were never murdered), Wally "Flash" West is a slowpoke schoolteacher, Diana "Wonder Woman" Prince is headmistress
at a private girls' school, Arthur "Aquaman" Curry is an ineffective corporate executive, and J'onn "the Martian Manhunter" J'onzz is apparently still living on Mars
with his family.
Amid the chaos
of a planet where almost everyone has superpowers, Superman and Batman suddenly remember their real identities, but realize that if they're going to get the world back under control, they'll need help
from other superheroes...Cool Moments!
A helicopter crashing through the Daily Planet's rooftop planet logo reminds Supes of the explosion of Krypton
; falling pearl
s remind Bats of the death of his parents.Issue Index | Forward