A young man walks into a bar. Oh, wait — you’ve heard this story before? Well, I can guarantee you haven’t heard this one — the one and only tale of how an ordinary guy named Barry Giffen became the laughable super-villain known as the Purple Pile-Driver, one of Superman’s most intentionally ridiculous foes.
The Justice League of America is put to the test as it faces the threat of an evil union of its deadliest foes! It all starts when a new Royal Flush Gang appears, six key JLAers suddenly go missing to be replaced by thugs wearing their costumes, and Atlantis is invaded by an army of the undead! Meanwhile, three new heroes suddenly appear in quiet Empire City, but are they friends or foes? And can the missing Justice Leaguers win the right to return home? Let the games begin! Guest starring the Sandman and the Phantom Stranger!
In the aftermath of the Invasion, the Justice League of America guards the Man of Steel as he recuperates from his injuries at STAR Labs! When word of this gets out, who can protect him from the myriad of villains seeking to take advantage of his weakened state? Darned near everybody, that’s who! Guest starring the heroes and villains of the DC Universe!
Dr. Kimiyo Hoshi of Japan has been hired as Ferris Aircraft’s newest contractor, lending her scientific mind to Tom Kalmaku’s light-based engine project. But when she goes on an unexpected rampage as the second Doctor Light, Green Lantern must figure out what’s behind her decidedly unheroic actions after dealing with the Purple Pile-Driver!