Thursday, November 20, 2008

Hawkgirl joins the Justice League :: JLoA # 146

The Justice League had just fought the evil Count Crystal who had apparently killed Superman and trapped his soul in limbo. Thanks to the help of Hawkgirl, the League was able to bring the Man of Steel and the Phantom Stranger back to life, but a third character returned from the dead as well: The Red Tornado.

The android proved to be none other than the Construct possesing Red Tornado's body, and in order to fight him, the League needed all the help they could get, so Hawkman proposed that Hawkgirl be given full official status as a member of the Justice League of America.

Surprisingly, the only member who opposed this idea was Superman, the Man of steel; under the excuse that the by-laws ruling the League prohibited it, he rejected the idea of Shayera joining. (What a jackass! She had just helped to resurrect him). Hawkman was very final: if his wife is not allowed in, then he would leave. Thankfully, the Phantom Stranger intervened and momentarily defused the awkward situation. The heroes left to fight the construct.

Shayera helped the League nonetheless, and giving the real Red Tornado the strength and confidence he had lost, he was able to defeat the Construct, and Wonder Woman trapped it in the ether forever. None of this would have been possible without the help of Hawkgirl, and ignoring Superman's rejection, Black Canary called to an election. And so, this day, an old member returned, and a new one entered on the rolls...

...and Superman looked like an @$$bag.

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