Wednesday, February 3, 2016

TVCU Legends of the Silver Age

CAST OF CHARACTERS:

Atom II (Ray Palmer)--This is the same Atom from the silver age comics, Super Friends, and Legends of the Super-Heroes. This is the same character who is concurrently a member of the Justice League of America. Ray Palmer made occasional appearances on The All-New Super Friends Hour and The Super Friends Hour, voiced by Wally Burr. He also appeared in THE ROAST. He’s in his 50s by this point, which is why he is a reserve member, mostly contributing as a scientific consultant and training instructor.


Black Canary II (Dinah Lance)--Daughter of the original, the young Canary was a founding probationary member of the Justice League for the first decade, before finally being accepted as a full-fledged member. This Canary is represented in comics by the pre-Crisis Black Canary II and the retconned post-Crisis Black Canary II. This is also the Canary seen in Legends of the Super-Heroes.

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Cyborg (Victor Stone)--Cyborg appeared in The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians (the final incarnation of Super Friends) from 1985 to 1986. He was voiced by Ernie Hudson. Cyborg's origin was told via a medical journal read by Dr. Martin Stein saying Cyborg was a promising decathlon athlete until an accident destroyed most of his body and his father replaced part of his body with machine parts. Also, he is not a Titan. He becomes fast friends with teammate Firestorm. He is an affiliate of the Justice League of America under Superman. In the introductory episode to Cyborg, "The Seeds of Doom", Cyborg's abilities save Earth from Darkseid's seeds, but as Superman warns, make Darkseid a dangerous enemy to Cyborg, so Cyborg joins the League.




Firestorm (Ronald Raymond)--Firestorm appeared in ABC's Super Friends: The Legendary Super Powers Show and The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians (the last two Super Friends series). Mark L. Taylor provided Ronnie Raymond's voice while Olan Soule provided Martin Stein's voice. The crew responsible for the first series depicted the flames on Firestorm's head as a static, fire-shaped ornament. The second series' authors made another change, transforming the hair into a wavy haircut.




The Flash II (Barry Allen)--This is the same character seen in silver age comics, the Super Friends, and Legends of the Super-Heroes. This is the same character who is concurrently a member of the Justice League of America. Flash (Barry Allen) appeared off and on in the Super Friends series throughout its run from 1973 to 1985. He initially appeared in Super Friends to help fellow Justice Leaguer, Superman. JLA members Flash, Green Lantern, and Batman eventually joined forces with Superman and the rest of the Super Friends in Challenge of the Super Friends, Super Friends: The Legendary Super Powers Show, The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians. He was an important member of the superteam. In the Challenge of the Super Friends series which ran from 1978–1979, he appears in every episode and has spoken lines in only twelve out of the sixteen episodes of the series. He also had two arch enemies from the Legion of Doom, Captain Cold and Gorilla Grodd. Flash was portrayed by Jack Angel. He also appeared in both Legends of the Superheroes specials. Click here to view our previously posted Flash Quickie. Come join the discussion about the Flash or other TVCU related topics here.


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Green Arrow II (Roy Harper)--Though Green Arrow followed a Robin Hood theme, in most ways, the character was a carbon copy of Batman. So for that reason, I’ve chosen to handle the generational situation with Green Arrow exactly the same way as I handled Batman. So Roy Harper was the Speedy seen in the 1940s. He is also the Green Arrow of the silver age. He also appeared in one episode of the Super Friends. This is the same character who is concurrently a member of the Justice League of America. The first television appearance of Green Arrow was a single guest spot in an episode of the original 1973 incarnation of Super Friends. He was voiced by Norman Alden. He was referred to as a "Staunch member of the Justice League of America."


Hawkgirl II (Shayera Hol)--This is the same character who is concurrently a member of the Justice League of America. Hawkgirl (Shayera Hol) appeared in a few episodes of the Super Friends paired alongside her husband Hawkman.



Hawkman II (Katar Hol)--This is the silver age incarnation of the hero. He also appeared in the Super Friends and Legends of the Super-Heroes. This is the same character who is concurrently a member of the Justice League of America. Hawkman (Katar Hol) has appeared as a Super Friend in The All-New Super Friends Hour, Challenge of the Super Friends, Super Friends: The Legendary Super Powers Show, and The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians. His voice was provided by Jack Angel. Hawkman appears in almost every episode of Challenge of the Superfriends, but has spoken lines in only thirteen out of the sixteen episodes of this series. He also appeared in both Legends of the Superheroes specials.


Kid Flash (Wally West)--The sidekick of the Flash, later becomes the modern age Flash.

Samurai (Toshio Eto)--Samurai's real name is Toshio Eto, and he is of Japanese descent. He was one of the later additions to the team along with other ethnically diverse heroes in an effort for the show to promote cultural diversity. His voice actor is Jack Angel. In addition to being a prominent figure in several other animated shows, Angel also did the voice for The Flash and Hawkman. Samurai appears in The All-New Super Friends Hour, Challenge of the Super Friends, Super Friends: The Legendary Super Powers Show, and The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians. Although not outwardly resembling a traditional samurai, Samurai upholds the code of the Bushido, sometimes relating everything he or someone else does to the ancient tradition. Although he displays a number of powers, the one he relies on most often is the ability to manipulate wind. He can fly by creating a small tornado around his lower body and can conjure powerful gusts from his hands that can knock back even large objects.

Speedy II (Oliver Queen Junior)--See my comments for Green Arrow II above.

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Vixen (Mari McCabe)--New hero recruited to the team.


The Wizard of Time and Speed (Mike Jittlov)--The Wizard of Time and Speed was a stand-in for the Flash in Drinnon’s version of the League. The character debuted in a 1979 special on the Wonderful World of Disney, but Drinnon has retroactively placed his career starting during the golden age of the 1940s.

CHRONOLOGY (MAIN TVCU TIMELINE):


Post-Superboy Era, pre-Barry Allen as Flash Era--World's Finest Comics #271--Perry White calls his reporters in for a meeting after reports of a strange "Batman" in Gotham start to proliferate.

Post-Superboy Era, pre-Barry Allen as Flash Era--World's Finest Comics #94--With Robin, Batman first meets Superman as an adult.

The Silver Age--Detective #225 (11.55)--Traumatized by the loss of his people, J'onn J'onzz is accidentally transported from Mars to Earth by Dr. Erdel. He soon adopts the identity of the deceased detective John Jones. He operates covertly for years, until other super-heroes debut. NOTE: Although the Martian Manhunter debuted in print prior to the Flash, his popularity wasn't sufficient to be generally considered the first Silver Age hero.

Years Ago--Black Canary v.2 #1 (1.93)--15-year-old Dinah Laurel Lance succeeds her mother as Black Canary II and investigates a poll-fixing scandal.NOTE: First chronological appearance; she does yet possess her "canary cry." Note: In fact, she had been cursed with the canary cry as a baby, but while living in the 5th dimension, she had learned to suppress it. It would return soon after, with her gaining stronger control of it.

9.56--Showcase #4--The public debut of the Flash II, Barry Allen (1st app.).

Mar. 1959--Showcase #34--The public debut of Atom II, Ray Palmer (1st app.).

1959--Cedar and Willow Universe--Misses America and Wonder Women, the Silver Age and The Justice League (Part 3)--The actual Justice league as it started out in the Silver age was something different from what most readers were being led to believe.The Martian Manhunter was My Favorite Martian, acting in the capacity of a Psychic Private Detective (which is what the MM had been in the beginning). Superman was the Superman of the serials and TV series still, although no new episodes of the TV series were being produced, the show was in pretty continuous reruns. Batman was also most like the Batman of the serials in the 1940s, and basically he was a sort of a Ninja with a fondness for displaying his bat-mon as on all of his equipment. Ordinarily he wore his Batgear entirely on missions at night. Actually, the Cowboy Metamorph Crash Corrigan was Aquaman and his Atlantis was in an undersea cave that had trapped a large air bubble. He could transform himself into any number of "Monster" forms including different water-breathers, but on land most often into a gorilla (typical of comics at the time). The Flash in the comics was a replacement for the original character, The Wizard of Time and Speed, or The Wizard for short (misspelt in comics as The Whizzer and formerly paired with Miss America as a regular partner).

12.59-1.60--Flash v.1 #110--Wally West becomes Kid Flash. NOTE: Current Flash continuity places his debut later than originally published.

In 1960, a team was formed by the CIALD as the first Justice League of America. This team consisted of Superman II, Batman I, Wonder Woman (Mary Ann Mobley), the Wizard of Time and Speed, Crash Corrigan, and Exigius 12½. This team was a pilot program, and this roster only remained for one mission. A few months later, an alien invasion brought together seven heroes, who would become the founders of the more permanent roster of the Justice League of America. Those founders were Superman II, Batman II (Dick Grayson), Wonder Woman (Princess Diana), the Flash II (Barry Allen), Green Lantern Hal Jordan, Aquaman (Arthur Curry), and J’onn J’onzz.

The “silver age” Justice League of America (1960 - 1978)
  • This is the team that appeared in DC Comics from 1960 to 1978. This version actually appeared up to 1984 in the comics. However, 1978 creates a divergence between the comics and cartoons, and the cartoons take precedence for the TVCU. In 1978, in the comics, Firestorm debuts and encounters the League for the first time. He then joins the League in 1980. The Super Friends comic book which directly ties into the continuity of the cartoon shows that Super Friends is incorporated into the “Earth-1” canon of the time, and that roster and history of the Justice League is exactly the same, with the Super Friends being a sub-group of the League. But in Super Friends, Firestorm doesn’t debut until 1985, and meets and joins the Super Powers Team under very different circumstances. Thus, the League comics cannot be canon for the TVCU after Firestorm joins, but everything before that fits just fine.

Feb. 1960--Justice League of America #9 (Feb. 1962), Justice League of America #200 (Mar. 1982), Secret Origins v.2 #32 (11.88), 52 #51 (Apr. 2007)--JLA: Year One--Aquaman, Batman, Black Canary, Flash, Green Lantern, Martian Manhunter, Superman and Wonder Woman defeat the alien Appellax creatures. This is Black Canary II's public debut. NOTES: The JLA's post-Crisis origin was retold in Secret Origins #32, substituting Black Canary for Wonder Woman and omitting Batman; Superman did not join thereafter. In post-Infinite Crisis continuity, the Big Three were added back into this origin in Justice League of America v.2 #0 and 52 #51 (Apr. 2007). The latter story also confirmed Black Canary as an eighth founder. The JSA Sourcebook claims Canary's debut preceded Flash and Green Lantern, which seems unlikely.

4-5.60--Flash v.1 #112--Ralph Dibny downs the gingold elixir, becoming the Elongated Man. NOTE: His future wife Sue Dearborn first appears in Flash v.1 #119.

1960--MARVELOUS, FANTASTIC TIMELINE--Roy Harper (Oliver Queen II) becomes the second Green Arrow. Forced to kill Bullseye, he loses his confidence and takes to drink.

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December 1960--THE FLASH--"The Madcap Inventors of Central City"--The Three Dimwits take a trip to Central City where they encounter the new Flash.

2-3.61--Brave and Bold #34--Katar and Shayera Hol come to Earth from Thanagar as Hawkman and Hawkgirl. See Silver Age Hawkman Timeline.

Apr. 1961--Justice League of America #4--Green Arrow joins. Flash proposes to offer Adam Strange membership as well.

9.62--Justice League of America #14--The Atom II joins after saving the JLA from Amos Fortune, who had recruited Hector Hammond, Pied Piper, Sea-Thief, Angle Man, Dr. Davis and the Joker.

1963--Infinity, Inc. #27 (June 1986)--Birth of Albert Rothstein, the grandson of Terry Curtis (Cyclotron). The Atom becomes his godfather.

June 1964--JLA: Incarnations #1 (June 2001), Hawkworld Annual #1 (1991)--JLA/JSA "1.5"--Wotan manipulates the JLA and JSA into fighting against each other. In the wake of the battle, Hawkman and Hawkgirl (Carter and Shiera Hall) join the JLA as liaisons to the Justice Society. NOTES: The Golden Age Hawks' membership in the JLA was revealed in Hawkworld Annual #1; the circumstances were revealed in Incarnations #1. The JSA Sourcebook claims this is their first team-up, but a letter column in Incarnations later states that this tale was not necessarily their first encounter.

July 1964--Brave and Bold #54 (July 1964), Teen Titans #53 (Feb. 1978)--Robin, Kid Flash, Aqualad, Wonder Girl and Speedy form the Teen Titans. NOTE: Their first appearance in Brave and Bold featured only the first three.

10-11.64--Hawkman v.1 #4--1st app. of Zatanna, daughter of Zatara the magician.

11.64--Justice League of America #31--Katar Hol (Hawkman) of Thanagar joins the JLA. Retcon: In post-Crisis continuity, the JSA's Carter Hall first joined the JLA as Hawkman. Katar Hol of Thanagar does not arrive on Earth until years later.

June 1967--HELLTOWN--This story occurs just after Charles Victor Szasz has begun operating as THE QUESTION. The Question, in a conversation with his mentor, brings up past mystery men, including THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL, THE GREEN HORNET, WILDCAT, THE SANDMAN, and BLACK CANARY. Later on, Batman II (Dick Grayson) has a conversation with his butler Alfred Pennyworth (who is not the same as Bruce's former butler Alfred Beagle) in which they mention THE SHADOW. RICHARD DRAGON and Lady Shiva are also involved in the tale, and ORACLE is mentioned. Oracle is the first Barbara Gordon, who once operated as Batgirl in the 1940s. After the Joker (the original) shot her, she was paralyzed, but became an information broker to the world's heroes. Barbara is the daughter of former Police Commissioner James W. Gordon (aka THE WHISPERER) and the sister of current Police Commissioner Tony Gordon. She is also the aunt of Tony's daughter Barbara, who is now the second Batgirl.

May 1968--THE FLASH # 179--Comic book writers Cary Bates, Julius Schwartz, and Elliot S! Maggin have crossed over into their own comic books several times in the Justice League of America and The Flash comic books.

Aug. 1968--Justice League of America #64 (Aug. 1968), Justice League of America #65 (9.68)-JLA/JSA 6--Dick Dillin begins as penciller. T.O. Morrow creates the Red Tornado II. At first, the android thinks he is the original Red Tornado — Ma Hunkle. After he comes around, he joins the Justice Society (their first new member since re-forming). NOTES: Justice League of America #193 reveals that the consciousness of the Red Tornado is in fact the Tornado Champion. Upon entering the android body, the Champion lost all his memories, but gave the Red Tornado sentience. T.O. Morrow 1st appeared in Flash #143 (Mar. 1964).

In 68’, before they were the Super Friends, a few future members joined forces and called themselves the Justice League of America.

J'onn J'onzz, who now was fighting crime in his green-skinned form, wanted to become a 'full-time' member of the newly formed Justice League. To do this successfully, he needed to be freed from his alter-ego John Jones. He decides to fake his death and join the Justice League.

This initial Justice League lineup was also the same as the Earth-One universe. It included seven of the League's most prominent members: AquamanFlashGreen LanternMartian ManhunterWonder Woman,Superman and Batman.

Aside from the date of formation, much of the TVCU JL formation is the same as in theEarth-One universe.

Over the next two years Green ArrowZatannaBlack Canary and several others were added to the roster.

The Justice League begin operating from a secret cave outside of the small town of Happy HarborRhode Island.

1971--James Craddock comes back to life as a ghost. The Martian Manhunter leaves Earth when Mars became desolate to help his people search for a new world. In late 1971, shortly after the Martian Manhunter had left Earth, a group of the Leaguers gathered together and decide to call themselves Super Friends. This is another significant departure from the parallel universe of Earth-One. The name stuck for years, and over time, the name Superfriends was used to describe all members of the Justice League of America. In the first issue of the Super Friends comic book, E. Nelson Bridwell makes it very clear that the Super Friends are sort of a volunteer organization, under the umbrella of the Justice League of America. The founding members of the Justice League's Super Friends organization consisted of Aquaman,Batman,Robin, Superman, Wonder Woman, Hawkman, the Flash, Green Lantern, Black Vulcan And Samurai. The formation of team and members depicted in the Season 3 episode, History of Doom.

In late 1971, shortly after the Martian Manhunter had left Earth, a group of the Leaguers gathered together and decide to call themselves Superfriends. This is another significant departure from the parallel universe of Earth-One. The name stuck for years, and over time, the name Superfriends was used to describe all members of the Justice League of America.

In the first issue of the Super Friends comic bookE. Nelson Bridwell makes it very clear that the Super Friends are sort of a volunteer organization, under the umbrella of the Justice League of America.

The founding members of the Justice League's Superfriends organization consisted ofAquamanBatman,RobinSupermanWonder WomanHawkman, the FlashGreen LanternBlack Vulcan and Samurai.

The formation of team and members depicted in the Season 3 episode, History of Doom.

Spring to Summer 1973--SUPER FRIENDS--Batman II (Dick Grayson) becomes an instructor along with Robin II (Bruce Wayne Junior), Superman (Kal-El/Clark Joseph Kent), Wonder Woman, and Aquaman to train new heroes Marvin and Wendy (and later Zan and Jayna).  They also work as part of the Justice League of America.  The team is nick-named the Super Friends, and later will be code named the Super Powers Team.  The team works secretly for the U.S. Government and the United Nations.  The team was actually founded in 1967 and disbanded in 1985.  It's entire roster over it's long run included:  Aquaman, Batman II, Robin II/Batman III, Robin III, Superman (Kal-El/Clark Joseph Kent), Wonder Woman, Atom II, Cyborg, Firestorm, Flash II, Green Lantern Hal Jordan, Hawkgirl II, Hawkman II, Apache Chief, Black Vulcan, El Dorado, Rima the Jungle Girl, Samurai, Green Arrow II, Plastic Man, Wendy Harris, Marvin White, Wonderdog, Zan, Jayna, Gleek, Captain Marvel I, Huntress II, Black Canary II.  See the end of this blog, where I will go through all the super-heroes (and villains I have brought in so far with little bio info on each.  I want to make clear that even though the shows for the most part appear just like you see them, in general the public isn't aware or clear of the activities of these heroes.  The primary foes of the Super Friends would be the Legion of Doom:  Bizarro, Black Manta, Brainiac, Captain Cold, Cheetah, Giganta, Gorilla Grodd, Solomon Grundy, Lex Luthor, Doctor Natas, the Riddler I, the Scarecrow II, Sinestro, the Toyman II, Mordru, and Dr. Sivana.  During their final years, they mostly fought Darkseid and his minions.  Additional bad guys they faced were:  Bizarra, Joe Chill, the Crime Syndicate of America, Felix Faust, Gentleman Ghost, Joker Junior, Mirror Master, Mr. Mxyzptlk, Penguin II, Royal Flush Gang, the Shark, Dracula, Frankenstein, Orville Gump, the Phantom Zone villains, and Zy-Kree.

9.77--Justice League of America #146--Hawkgirl (Shayera Hol of Thanagar) joins the JLA. NOTE: In post-Crisis continuity, the JSA's Hawkgirl (Sheira Hall of Earth) joined the JLA after the teams' first meeting in JLA: Incarnations #1. Hawkwoman, Shayera Thal of Thanagar (who arrives on Earth several years later), never joined the JLA at all. NOTES: Guest stars the Phantom Stranger. Story continues in part in Jimmy Olsen #185.

Summer 1978--LEGENDS OF THE SUPERHEROES--"Challenge of the Superheroes"--A birthday party is being held for retired hero the Scarlet Cyclone. Those who come to the Hall of Heroes (aka the Hall of Justice) are Justice League members Batman II, Robin II, Flash II, Green Lantern Hal Jordan, Hawkman, Captain Marvel I, Huntress II, and Black Canary II. However, they are challenged by the Legion of Doom (Riddler I, Weather Wizard, Sinestro, Mordru, Dr. Sivana, Giganta, and Solomon Grundy.) Some time after, there is a celebrity roast that is crashed by the Legion.

Oct.–Nov. 1979--Justice League of America #171-172 (Oct.–Nov. 1979)--JLA/JSA 17: "The Murderer Among Us / Crisis Above Earth-One"/"I Accuse..."--During a JLA/JSA meeting aboard the JLA satellite, Mister Terrific is slain by his old enemy the Spirit King, who has possessed the body of Jay Garrick. (#171) NOTE: Also shown in JSA #61. Starring: Hawkman, Flash, Green Lantern, Doctor Fate, Mister Terrific, Power Girl, Huntress.

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July 1981--Action #521--1st app. of the Vixen. NOTE: Her pre-Crisis origin involved Superman; her post-Crisis origin remains untold.

**APOCRYPHAL**--SEPTEMBER 1982--POWERKID POLICE # 1--"The Super-Trio"--A magical evil calling himself Doctor Deadly comes to Orange from outer space. He claims to have once ruled this world, and now wants to reclaim it. Arriving on the scene to battle this alien wizard is Powerkid, Zap, and a new speedster hero called Speedy. Together, the three are able to stop him where one would have failed. Doctor Deadly flees into outer space. Powerkid and Zap, who are cousins Bobby Wronski and Philip Sheridan, find that this new hero is also their cousin, Shon Ames. The three realize that only by working together were they able to defeat the villain, and that some threats only can be stopped by a team. And so they put the word out that they wish to form a team, and are calling on any new heroes (since there had been a recent explosion of new heroes) who would like to join. The team ends up consisting of initially: Powerkid, Zap, Speedy, the Unknown, Man-Killer, Space Hero, Waterman, Avenger, The Toy, Bird Boy and Bird Girl, Screamer, Witch Woman, Stretch, Vic-20, Tornado Man, and Fireman. Later members would be Kitten Girl, Powergirl, and mascot Chris Whaland. Real Life Notes: During the Super-Bob era, there had been another Super-Trio consisting of Super-Bob, Super-Len, and Witch Woman. Doctor Deadly will later be revealed to be Morgoth from the Lord of the Rings, who is possessing an alien scientist's body. The Powerkid Police is obviously my version of the Justice League of America. Phil Sheridan came up with the name. Powerkid is the PKP version of the JLA's Superman. Zap is the PKP's version of the JLA's Martian Manhunter. Speedy is the PKP's version of the JLA's Flash. Incidentally, a year later, Speedy, under the new name of the Speedster, gets his own series, where he becomes a janitor at a museum in CENTRAL CITY, because he just feels the city needs a speedster. In this reality, the Flash apparently doesn't exist, at least not in the early 80s. Of course, in the TVCU, he does exist in the early 1980s in the Super Friends. I guess there's more than one Central City. The Unknown is the PKP's version of Batman. Man-Killer fills in for Wonder Woman. Space Hero fills for Green Lantern. Waterman for Aquaman. The Toy for the Atom. Bird Boy and Bird Girl are the PKP's Hawkman and Hawkwoman. Interestingly, later, Bird Boy was found to be constantly hopping around in time due to the Crisis. He was the Bird Boy/Bird Man of the 1950s/1960s Wonder Woman stories, the Bird Man of the 1960s cartoon, and later, Harvey Birdman, Attorney-At-Law. Screamer is Black Canary, obviously. Witch Woman fills in for Zatanna. Stretch fills in for Elongated Man, but is actually Stretch Armstrong, as in the toy where you could grab his arms and stretch him out. Vic-20 and Tornado Man took the place of Red Tornado. Tornado Man here is an older hero among the group, formerly having been a member of the Mighty Heroes. Fireman is the replacement for Firestorm. Kitten Girl and Powergirl joined two years later, with no JLA counterpart. Chris Whaland was the Snapper Carr of the group. The PKP disbanded in 1985, but in 1987, I wrote a story from 1984 that retroactively added the character.--**APOCRYPHAL**

Mar. 1984--Infinity, Inc. #1--Hector Hall, Lyta Trevor, Al Rothstein, and Hawkman's godson Norda of Feithera decide to adopt costumed identities and apply for membership in the Justice Society.

1984--Firestorm #1--Ronald Raymond and Prof. Martin Stein are bonded to form Firestorm the Nuclear Man.

1984--Firestorm joins the Justice League.

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12.84--JLA: Incarnations #4 (Sep. 2001), JLofA Annual #2 (1984)--After determining that the JLA satellite is beyond repair, Aquaman calls a JLA meeting at the abandoned JSA headquarters. He disbands the League and calls for a new JLA whose members are willing to devote themselves 100% to the League. Black Canary, Firestorm, Green Arrow, Hawkman, Hawkwoman, and Red Tornado resign. Remaining members Aquaman, Elongated Man, J'onn J'onzz, and Zatanna recruit Vixen, Steel and Vibe to join the new League. The JLA moves to a new headquarters, the Bunker, in Detroit, built for them by Dale Gunn, their new handyman/caretaker. The local residents, including Mother Windom, throw a block party to welcome the League. First appearance of Gypsy. NOTE: In the original telling, Aquaman made the announcement in public at the U.N.

Thursday, July 18, 1985
  • John Constantine meets with Steve Dayton (Mento); by chance, they meet Batman. [Crisis #4; Swamp Thing #44, pp. 7-8]

Thursday, July 25, 1985
  • On John Constantine's instructions, Swamp Thing travels to San Miguel, California, and saves two people from a bizarre house that is haunted by the historical victims of the Cambridge Repeater (a rifle similar to the Winchester). [Swamp Thing #45]

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Friday, July 26, 1985
  • Swamp Thing learns from John Constantine that, after the Crisis is over, the battle for the spiritual plane will begin, as the Brujeria plan to destroy Heaven, and he must meet the Parliament of Trees next. Swamp Thing returns to Louisiana, while John Constantine leaves to prepare for the coming battle with the Brujeria. [Swamp Thing #46, pp. 14-19]

Thursday, August 1, 1985
  • Flash escapes imprisonment and sacrifices his life in destroying the antimatter cannon. [Crisis #8]


Mar. 1986--Crisis #12--Earth is drawn into the antimatter universe for a final confrontation with the Anti-Monitor, whose shadow demons ravage the Earth. The Golden Age Green Arrow and Huntress are slain and Wonder Woman is reverted to clay. The Anti-Monitor is staggered by an attack by Darkseid and finally destroyed by the Golden Age Superman. Earth is returned to the positive matter universe. The Golden Age Superman, Lois Lane, and Earth-Prime's Superboy and Alexander Luthor Jr. are left in the rapidly disintegrating antimatter universe, where the Golden Age Superman destroys the Anti-Monitor once and for all. Kid Flash (Wally West) discovers that his terminal disease has gone into remission, but has slowed down and somewhat reversed his aging, and becomes Flash III. Psycho-Pirate II, who remembers the full history of the multiverse, is committed to Arkham Asylum. NOTE: Harbinger retains a history of the multiverse.

To be continued in TVCU Legends Beyond the Crisis...

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