"Elseworlds": In his plan to obtain ultimate power, The Key uses psychic drugs to lock each member of the JLA into a kind of virtual reality which drastically varies from the original one. The Key knows that the JLA members will break
Appearing in "Elseworlds"
- Manta Raiders (In dream sequence only)
- Fastbak (Mentioned only)
- Paula von Gunther (In dream sequence only)
- Joker (In dream sequence only)
- The Key (Flashback and main story)
- The "Revenge Squad"
- Weaponeer 500 (In dream sequence only)
- Batman (Tim Drake) (In dream sequence only)
- Black Canary (Flashback only) (Cameo)
- Catwoman (In dream sequence only)
- Flash (Barry Allen) (Flashback only) (Cameo)
- Green Lantern Hal Jordan (Flashback only) (Cameo)
- Hera (Mentioned only)
- Intergang (Mentioned only)
- Linda Park (In dream sequence only)
- Oliver Queen (Mentioned only)
- Robin (Bruce Wayne, Jr.) (In dream sequence only)
- Steve Trevor (In dream sequence only)
- Earth's Moon
- Injustice Gang Satellite
- New Earth
- Phantom Zone (In dream sequence only)
- Batcar (In dream sequence only)
Synopsis for "Elseworlds"
In his plan to obtain ultimate power, The Key uses psychic drugs to lock each member of the JLA into a kind of virtual reality which drastically varies from the original one. The Key knows that the JLA members will break out of it - and the psycho-electric power surge following that will fuel him to reach his goals.
But there is one man within the Watchtower who might still oppose The Key, and that is Green Arrow. And Connor Hawke has to take his father's old trick arrows out of the trophy room to defend himself against the robots of The Key.
Slowly but surely, the Leaguers are able to see through the virtual reality and Flash is the first hero to escape. But in the end it is not him, but the famous boxing glove arrow shot by Connor which defeats The Key. A little later, all other heroes have returned to reality as well and Green Arrow officially becomes a JLA member. Batman points out that they are still too vulnerable against psychic attacks and wants to change that. But the next challenge for the JLA has already lined up at the S.T.A.R. lab in space ... it is The "Revenge Squad"!
- The additional virtual worlds The Key makes are:
- A world where Wally West was given his speed by New God Fastbak and every day since everyone has superspeed at 12 noon.
- Kyle Rayner was in a reality where he was Weaponeer 500 Space dictator for the Qwardians of the Galaxy. Batman quips on seeing this "Nintendo has a lot to answer for."
- Batman states that if Kyle was made of antimatter they all would be exploding. This contradicts what happened in Justice League Quarterly #8 but given Zero Hour changed things those events may have not being part of New History anymore." Not really. The Qwardians have portals that convert the antimatter atoms of their bodies into matter. In addition, JLA: Earth-2 probably erases the existence of the Crime Syndicate with Qwardian members.
- Whereas the previous issue's title referenced the "Imaginary Stories" from the late 1950s to the mid-1980s, this issue's title is taken from the modern-day equivalent, Elseworlds.
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