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"Bialya, My Bialya": Bialyan dictator Rumaan Harjavti announces the scheduled unveiling of a secret weapon that will make his country a world power. Recognizing that Harjavti should never have access to such power, Batman is convinc


Quote1 Ms. da Costa -- please remember that I'm wearing a disguise. Underneath this, I assure you, I'm ugly as sin. Quote2
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Justice League International #16 is an issue of the series Justice League International (Volume 1) with a cover date of August, 1988.

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Synopsis for "Bialya, My Bialya"

Bialyan dictator Rumaan Harjavti announces the scheduled unveiling of a secret weapon that will make his country a world power. Recognizing that Harjavti should never have access to such power, Batman is convinced by Maxwell Lord to take the League undercover to Bialya. His team consists of Blue Beetle, Booster Gold, and Green Flame.

While Batman readies himself for the trip to Bialya, Big Barda, G'nort, and the Martian Manhunter try to track down Mister Miracle. Miracle is currently unconscious aboard Lord Manga Khan's [{Cluster Ship]]—a fact that even surprises Khan. After surveying the situation, Khan retires to his quarters to talk loudly to himself and the Cluster disappears into hyper-space warp drive, with the heroes having no way to find them.

In Bialya, Batman poses as Bruce Wayne with Beetle and Booster serving as his personal valets. Green Flame attends as Bruce's gal-pal. He tells the other League members that the real Bruce Wayne "owed him a favor", and so he let him "impersonate" him for the Bialya mission (the other League members are unaware of Batman's true identity). While those two are out on the streets keeping up appearances, Harjavti's goons knock out Beetle and Booster with a gas and attempt to abduct Wayne but they are easily beaten by the billionaire playboy. With their cover blown, he now pretends to be Maxwell Lord.

Harjavti holds an assemblage to unveil his new super-weapon including his partner the Queen Bee whose behavioral modification techniques have proven useful towards giving Bialya their own defense force. In front of dozens of spectators, Harjavti introduces Wandjina the Thunderer—revived from the massive radiation he was exposed to[1] but in a miserable state. However, he doesn't realize that Wandjina is not in service to Rumaan, but to the Queen Bee. Upon her orders, Wandjina uses his corrosive touch to kill Harjavti in front of the entire assembly. The Queen Bee declares herself the new Queen of Bialya.



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