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JLA (1997) Annual comic books

  • Issue #1
    JLA (1997) Annual 1

    The Braintrust, seen first in Kingdom Come, makes its first in-continuity appearance in the second story in this "Pulp Heroes" tribute to the detective magazines of the 1930s! There are many stories in the mean city, and two of them are in the JLA Annual. First, the Martian Manhunter sets out to investigate a murder that Batman, Superman and the rest of the League considers solved. But J'onn thinks otherwise and he sets out to prove it, over the objections of his comrades in this psychological thriller. As his investigation deepens, J'onn begins to lose himself--losing his mind and his identity in the process--and unexpectedly finds himself in the arms of a beautiful woman. In another hard-boiled story, the JLA runs through the rain-slicked streets of New York City, desperate to avoid detection, and its members unable to use their powers! Why are they so afraid? Who are they running from? And just what has happened to their powers, anyway? Written by Brian Augustyn. Art by Ariel Olivetti and Gene Ha. Painted cover by Gary Gianni. FC, 64 pg. Cover price $3.95.

  • Issue #2
    JLA (1997) Annual 2

    DC's "Ghosts" Annuals reach a supernatural climax as JLA heroes, both living and dead, fight to save the world! Longtime JLA nemesis Felix Faust has awakened an ancient evil--and that evil has unleashed all the ghosts that have been plaguing the Leaguers! Now Faust needs the JLA's help to find the one mystic artifact that can save all of Creation. But as the Justice Leaguers circle the globe to perform this vital mission, they encounter the ghosts of former JLA comrades who fell in past battles. Can the World's Greatest Super-Heroes, both living and dead, keep the rest of the world from winding up in the grave? Written by Ty Templeton. Art by Mark Pajarillo and Walden Wong. Cover by Bernie Wrightson. FC, 48 pg. Miraweb Format. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #3
    JLA (1997) Annual 3
    Published Sep 1999 by DC.

    WRITTEN BY LEN KAMINSKY; ART BY JASON ORFALAS AND JORDI ENSIGN; COVER BY ART ADAMS In stores July 7. "JLApe: Gorilla Warfare" begins here! Kindly Solovar, King of Gorilla City, has been murdered...apparently by humans! Now the formerly friendly ape society goes on the warpath, planning to turn all humankind into mind-controlled apes under the control of one notorious being: Gorilla Grodd! Can the JLAers, now transformed into hairy beasts, overcome their bestial urges and lead their fellow humans in the "gorilla" warfare that's just around the corner? And will the people of the world trust their former champions now that they've been become part of the very race that threatens the world? For more information, see the feature article. Note: A signed version is offered in the Dynamic Forces section of Previews. FC, 48 PG.$2.95" Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #4
    JLA (1997) Annual 4

    WRITTEN BY BRIAN K. VAUGHAN; ART AND COVER BY STEVE SCOTT AND HECTOR COLLAZO The first "Planet DC" Annual introduces a mysterious new heroine from Turkey: the Janissary! When a rogue General unleashes an ancient evil in Ankara, the JLA rushes to the scene to do battle with the demon Iblis and his fire genies. But they soon find that they'll need the Janissary's help to defeat the magical menace before the Ottoman Empire rises again to claim the land where East meets West. Plus: a backup story revealing the Janissary's exciting origin ? including how she received her enchanted scimitar and book of spells! For more information, see the feature article. FC, 48 PG. Cover price $3.50.