- For fifty years I've been trapped in the Speed Force -- then Sorrow freed me, asking only one thing in return. Your head.
- — Rival
Synopsis for "Injustice Be Done! (Part 1 of 5) – Divide and Conquer"
In Manhattan, Black Canary and Doctor Mid-Nite sit at a dinner table on a quiet date. They are suddenly attacked by Count Vertigo. Dr. Mid-Nite uses a Blackout Bomb to escape with Dinah and change into their superhero clothes.
At a movie theater, Sand and Wildcat talk during a movie when two gentlemen behind them tell them to keep it down. As they pick a fight, the two men reveal themselves to be Geomancer and Killer Wasp. Black Adam enters the fray as well to ambush the heroes.
A mysterious force rips through various civilians across the world at incredible speeds. At JSA Headquarters, Mister Terrific points out the killings from the mysterious speedster spell out "CLARISS". Flash quickly realizes this is most likely Rival, his chemistry professor from Midwestern University. He explains he's tackled him before and has been trapped in the speed force since 1949. When Mr. Terrific expects the final destination to be Keystone City at the Garrick house, Jay rushes home to save his wife Joan Garrick.
As Jay leaves headquarters, Icicle, Tigress, and Shiv show up to attack Mr. Terrific, Sentinel, Hawkgirl, and Courtney. Thinker reveals himself explaining he has lived in the JSA defense systems and has disarmed them to allow the Injustice Society into the building. When Sentinel attempts to block them with a green flame, Tigress came prepared and shoots a wooden shank, piercing Sentinel. The shank then transforms into Blackbriar Thorn. Thorn gloats that Ted should have burned all the pieces as he could always rebuild himself otherwise.
Mr. Terrific rushes Sentinel to a secure room where Thinker can't hack in. Hawkgirl and Star-Spangled Kid prepare to play defense as Sentinel heals.
In Keystone City, Jay stops Rival right as he is about to attack Joan.
Appearing in "Injustice Be Done! (Part 1 of 5) – Divide and Conquer"
- Injustice Society
- King of Tears
- Yellow Wasp (Mentioned only) (Deceased)
- Department of Extranormal Operations (Mentioned only)
- Josh Dickerson (Single appearance)
- Monica Gilmore (Single appearance)
- Weldon Hemmings (Single appearance)
- Oliver Queen (Mentioned only)
- Dale Sheppard (Single appearance)
- Norway (Mentioned only)
- Trondheim (Mentioned only)
- United States of America
- This issue is reprinted in the JSA: The Return of Hawkman and JSA Omnibus Vol. 1 trade paperbacks.
- This issue follows JSA Annual #1.
- Justice Society Recommended Reading
- Adventure Comics (Volume 1)
- All-Star Comics (Volume 1)
- All-Star Squadron (Volume 1)
- America vs. the Justice Society (Volume 1)
- Infinity Inc. (Volume 1)
- JSA (Volume 1)
- JSA: All Stars (Volume 1)
- JSA Classified (Volume 1)
- JSA: Strange Adventures (Volume 1)
- JSA vs. Kobra (Volume 1)
- Justice Society of America (Volume 1)
- Justice Society of America (Volume 2)
- Justice Society of America (Volume 3)
- Last Days of the Justice Society Special #1