Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Justice #7 :: Hawkgirl

Issue number seven of JUSTICE features a beautiful cover by Alex Ross starring Hawkman and Hawkgirl against the constructs created by Toyman. Almost all the covers in the series highlight a particular color, in this case, the earth colors are showcased, which is very appropriare for the hawks.

Little by little, the heroes of the league are able to overcome the attacks of their enemies, and start to put together the pieces of their evil plot. The Martian Manhunter with his telepathy, and Zatanna with her magics are able to finally find the location of Aquaman, but a gruesome scene awaits them when they see that their friend has been victim of a partial lobotomy.

Meanwhile, in the headquarters of the Legion of Doom, the villains set in motion their contingency plan: since they failed in defeating the core members of the Justice League, they will capture those closest to them: Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen, Iris West, Jean Loring, Carol Ferris, Steve Trevor, John Stewart, and others!

Back in the warehouse, Katar and Shayera try to destroy as many copies of the Brainiac android as possible, but the clones continue appearing from all directions. Hawkman uses a bomb to destroy the Brainiac factory, and at the same time is able to obtain a sample of the microorganism that was giving life to the toys and the robots.

Hawkman and Hawkgirl use their Thanagarian spaceship to travel to the emergency rendevouz point, which is located in Arctic Circle: the home of Superman, the Fortress of Solitude. Once there, the hawks meet with the other members of the League who were able to escape the traps set by their enemies. Soon, the Metal Men and Superman himself join them and they enter the Fortress to plan their next move.

In the meantime, Lois Lane and Jimmy Olsen have been captured in Metropolis; Dick Grayson and Wally West have been taken from Gotham by Solomon Grundy; Mary Batson and Freddy Freeman have been trapped by Black Adam in the Rock of Eternity; and Black Manta has hunted Aqualad in the depths of the ocean!

Art by Alex Ross, Jim Krueger, and Doug Braithwaite

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