JSA: Justice Be Done

Format: tpb
Binding: tpb
Date: 1999 (original material), 2000 (collection)
Writer(s): James Robinson, David S. Goyer
Artists(s): Scott Benefiel, Stephen Sadowski, Derec Aucoin, Mark Propst, Michael Bair
Collects: JSA Secret Files 1; JSA 1-5
Storyline:
JSA SFO 1: Gathering Storms
Wesley Dodds had a dream that led him to the Himalayas. He and Speed Saunders encountered the Gray Man, who told them about a baby who would soon be born. Dodds sent Saunders back to update the JSA. He then encountered Mordru and leapt from the mountain so not to reveal the information.
Saunders told Sentinel, Flash, Wildcat, and Hippolyta. The word spread throughout the JSA and their legacies. Sandy, Wesley's former partner, dreamed about Sandman's death.
issue 1: Justice Be Done
Jared Stevens - Fate - appeared at Wesley Dodds' funeral. His own dagger was in his back. He said both he and Dodds had been murdered. When he fell, the Sons of Anubis rose from the ground and attempted to take his artifacts. The group fought the undead, but when the last one vanished, so did Fate's artifacts.
Scarab appeared saying only the JSA could stop the end of the world.
issue 2: The Wheel of Life
The JSA met with the Scarab. He told that the "fate-child," who was born to be the next Lord of Order, was in one of three places. The team split into three groups:
Sentinel, Sand, and Hippolyta went to Tibet. They were attacked by the Sons of Anubis, but the infant did not bear the ankh birthmark.
Flash, Starman, and Black Canary fought the undead in Italy. Their child was also not the chosen one. Hourman, Atom Smasher, and Wildcat found the Fate-child. His mother had fallen into a coma before he was born. A new Hawkgirl, the granddaughter of Speed Saunders grabbed him. Speed had her protect the child. Mordru, the Dark Lord attacked them.
The Star-Spangled Kid, who wasn't an official member, was left behind. She followed the Scarab and someone he called "Kent" into a portal.
issue 3: Old Souls
Mordru took the baby to Fate's Tower, where the Star Spangled Kid was watching the Scarab and Fate's artifacts. The JSA was quick to follow, but defeated. The Kid was called into Fate's amulet, where the soul of Kent Nelson told her to take the defeated Scarab's scarabaeus and place it on the child.
Back on the outside, she did so. Dr. Fate returned.
issue 4: Ouroboros
Fate and Mordru did battle while the others were a mere annoyance to the Dark Lord. Believing he'd defeated the Lord of Order, Mordru put on the helmet of Fate. The artifacts crushed him.
Hector Hall, the newly reborn Dr. Fate, returned everyone to what was to be the JSA museum. The JSA officially reformed with Sand as their chairperson. As he offered funding and the HQ, he screamed out and turned to sand.
issue 5: Grounded
Sand was able to resurface later and get himself to Tylerco for help. He was told he was no longer a carbon-based life form, he was based on silica. A new Mr. Terrific (Michael Holt) worked there with Dr. Iker and Rebecca Tyler.
Back at JSA HQ (which John Stewart was redesigning), he told the group about his situation. Vibrations in the earth took him to Africa, where he took down a hired gun going by Geomancer, who said he'd been hired by a group called the Council, to scare off some locals.
Todd Rice, Obsidian, killed his foster father.


notes

  • Wesley Dodds, the original Sandman, died at age 86.
  • Nuklon changed his costume and name: Atom Smasher.
  • Kendra Saunders, granddaughter of Speed Saunders, took her first flight as Hawkgirl. She is 19 years old.
  • Kid Eternity and Fate were killed.
  • Hector Hall became the new Dr. Fate.
  • John Stewart is in a wheel chair and does not an active Green Lantern.
  • official JSA membership (at its reformation): Dr. Fate (Hector Hall), Sand (Sanderson Hawkins), Wildcat (Ted Grant), Flash (Jay Garrick), Sentinel (Alan Scott), Hippolyta (reserve member), Atom Smasher (Albert Rothstein), Hourman (android), Hawkgirl (Kendra Saunders), Black Canary (Dinah Lance), Starman (Jack Knight) (reserve), and the Star-Spangled Kid (Courtney Whitmore).