"Where on Earth Am I?": On Earth-Prime, a world similar to our own, where the Justice League heroes are only comic-book characters, Cary Bates and Elliot Maggin, writers for DC Comics, are engaged in a story conference. When they begin meddling with a duplicate o


Quote1.png Ha ha! How easily done... Once I got the JSA assembled in my little spider web! Somebody once told me that adventure writers are just closet felons deep inside... Must've been right! Yesterday I was plain old, dull Cary Bates... End of today I'll be the guy that did in the Justice Society-- Forever! Quote2.png
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Justice League of America #123 is an issue of the series Justice League of America (Volume 1) with a cover date of October, 1975.

Synopsis for "Where on Earth Am I?"

On Earth-Prime, a world similar to our own, where the Justice League heroes are only comic-book characters, Cary Bates and Elliot Maggin, writers for DC Comics, are engaged in a story conference. When they begin meddling with a duplicate of Flash's Cosmic Treadmill, [1] it sends Bates to Earth-Two. While there, he acquires fantastic mental powers as a side-effect of his trans-dimensional journey, and falls under the influence of the Wizard.

Meanwhile, Elliot Maggin uses the Cosmic Treadmill to search for his writing partner. He transports to Earth-One and recruits the aid of the Justice League of America.

After hearing Maggin's story, he and the heroes travel to Earth-Two where they battle the Injustice Society. They defeat the villains, however, it is revealed that their foes were really JSA members in disguise... and seemingly dead at the hands of a master super-villain -- Cary Bates!

To be continued...

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  • Green Arrow notes to Elliot S! Maggin that "the idea is that Earth-Two is about twenty years behind because of some time-flux".
  • The deaths of Wildcat, Johnny Thunder, Hourman, Doctor Mid-Nite, and the Wonder Woman and Robin of Earth-Two are not an elaborate hoax or a trick of any kind. The Justice League indeed do inadvertently kill them in a fight, but all are promptly resurrected in the next issue by a literal deus ex machina courtesy of the Spectre.
  • Elliot S! Maggin and Green Arrow are noted to speak with the same mannerisms and sometimes even make identical exclamations at the same time. Maggin explains it by pointing out that he bases GA's speech patterns after his own when writing the character. Incidentally, this causes Hawkman to immediately dislike Maggin upon meeting him, even before learning of his Earth-Prime origins.


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  1. First seen in The Flash #179, in which the Flash visits Earth-Prime.
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