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In February, 1959, a panic is generated by the revelation of the presence of [[Martians]] (specifically from J'onzz and his enemy [[Benn Blanx (Earth-One)|Commander Blanx]] and his followers) on Earth. Unable to cope with the situation alone, the [[Flash (Barry Allen)|Flash]], then a mere fledgling as a super-hero, summons the more experienced Superman, [[Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)|Batman]], and [[Richard Grayson (Earth-One)|Robin]] to help out.
 
In February, 1959, a panic is generated by the revelation of the presence of [[Martians]] (specifically from J'onzz and his enemy [[Benn Blanx (Earth-One)|Commander Blanx]] and his followers) on Earth. Unable to cope with the situation alone, the [[Flash (Barry Allen)|Flash]], then a mere fledgling as a super-hero, summons the more experienced Superman, [[Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)|Batman]], and [[Richard Grayson (Earth-One)|Robin]] to help out.
   
When [[Roy Raymond, Sr. (New Earth)|Roy Raymond]], telejournalist and host of the "Impossible But True" program, learns of the situation, his public disclosure of the problem instigates a gathering of heroes, including the [[Blackhawk Squadron|Blackhawks]], the [[Challengers of the Unknown]], [[Patrick O'Brian (New Earth)|Plastic Man]], the [[Gregory Sanders (Earth-One)|Vigilante]], [[Robert Crane (New Earth)|Robotman]], [[William Glenmorgan (New Earth)|Congo Bill]] and Congorilla, [[Rex the Wonder Dog]], [[Orin (New Earth)|Aquaman]], [[Diana of Paradise Island (Earth-One)|Wonder Woman]], [[Lois Lane (Earth-One)|Lois Lane]], and [[James Olsen (Earth-One)|Jimmy Olsen]]. The only prominent hero missing is Green Arrow, who is involved in a case that takes him and his sidekick [[Roy Harper (New Earth)|Speedy]] back to the [[Starfish Island|island of his origin]] <ref>{{c|Adventure Comics #256}}</ref>.
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When [[Roy Raymond, Sr. (New Earth)|Roy Raymond]], telejournalist and host of the "Impossible But True" program, learns of the situation, his public disclosure of the problem instigates a gathering of heroes, including the [[Blackhawk Squadron|Blackhawks]], the [[Challengers of the Unknown (New Earth)|Challengers of the Unknown]], [[Patrick O'Brian (New Earth)|Plastic Man]], the [[Gregory Sanders (Earth-One)|Vigilante]], [[Robert Crane (New Earth)|Robotman]], [[William Glenmorgan (New Earth)|Congo Bill]] and Congorilla, [[Rex, the Wonder Dog (New Earth)|Rex the Wonder Dog]], [[Orin (New Earth)|Aquaman]], [[Diana of Paradise Island (Earth-One)|Wonder Woman]], [[Lois Lane (Earth-One)|Lois Lane]], and [[James Olsen (Earth-One)|Jimmy Olsen]]. The only prominent hero missing is Green Arrow, who is involved in a case that takes him and his sidekick [[Roy Harper (New Earth)|Speedy]] back to the [[Starfish Island|island of his origin]] <ref>{{c|Adventure Comics #256}}</ref>.
   
 
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"The Origin of the Justice League - Minus One!": While he is looking through the JLA casebook, Green Arrow discovers discrepancies in the established "origin" of the team, and asks for the true story, which [[Kal-El (Earth-One)|Superma

Justice League of America #144 is an issue of the series Justice League of America (Volume 1) with a cover date of July, 1977.

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Synopsis for "The Origin of the Justice League - Minus One!"

While he is looking through the JLA casebook, Green Arrow discovers discrepancies in the established "origin" of the team, and asks for the true story, which Superman and Green Lantern relate with the aid of a videotape account narrated by J'onn J'onzz.

In February, 1959, a panic is generated by the revelation of the presence of Martians (specifically from J'onzz and his enemy Commander Blanx and his followers) on Earth. Unable to cope with the situation alone, the Flash, then a mere fledgling as a super-hero, summons the more experienced Superman, Batman, and Robin to help out.

When Roy Raymond, telejournalist and host of the "Impossible But True" program, learns of the situation, his public disclosure of the problem instigates a gathering of heroes, including the Blackhawks, the Challengers of the Unknown, Plastic Man, the Vigilante, Robotman, Congo Bill and Congorilla, Rex the Wonder Dog, Aquaman, Wonder Woman, Lois Lane, and Jimmy Olsen. The only prominent hero missing is Green Arrow, who is involved in a case that takes him and his sidekick Speedy back to the island of his origin [1].

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The assembled champions divide up into groups to search out further Martian activity: Plastic Man, Jimmy Olsen, and the Blackhawks accidentally run afoul of Rip Hunter's newly invented Time Sphere. Vigilante, Robotman, Congo Bill, Congorilla, Lois Lane, and the Challengers have a near-encounter with Adam Strange and the Zeta-Beam

Finally, the remaining heroes discover Blanx and his men, and rescue the captive J'onn J'onzz. The successful team, with the exceptions of Robin, Roy Raymond, and Rex, consists of the same heroes who will make an agreement to unite formally as the Justice League of America some months later; even the future Green Lantern is present, having encountered the Martians in his identity as test pilot Hal Jordan.



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Note the use of an actual date (1959) in the narrative. That would place the events 18 years in the past (from the publishing date). An editor's note this is comic book time and that characters have their own ways to stop the clock on aging.



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