"The Long Way Home": While the other members attend Sindella's funeral, Red Tornado is ambushed in the JLA satellite by the Secret Society of Super-Villains, who materialize in the transporter following their escape from Earth-Two.
- --And I have more power than you dare conceive in your most lunatic dreams!
- -- "Superman"
Appearing in "The Long Way Home"
- The Justice League of America
- Traya (Cameo)
- The Justice Society of America
Synopsis for "The Long Way Home"
While the other members attend Sindella's funeral, Red Tornado is ambushed in the JLA satellite by the Secret Society of Super-Villains, who materialize in the transporter following their escape from Earth-Two.
In order to rescue their souls from limbo, they need to use an artifact from the Bronze Age -- a statue of a Griffin, to switch them with the JLA.
When the Justice League heroes attack, the Secret Society members are able to switch bodies with them, using an ancient griffin statue with mystical attributes. The Wizard becomes Superman, Blockbuster becomes Batman, Reverse-Flash becomes Green Lantern, Star Sapphire becomes Zatanna, and Floronic Man becomes Woman Woman, while the defeated heroes take on the appearances of the five villains.
- This book was first published on February 8, 1979.
- In this issue, the Secret Society of Super-Villains are returning from Earth-Two. They were last seen there in Secret Society of Super-Villains #15. After that issue, the Society had additional adventures on Earth-Two that were slated for SSOSV # 16 and # 17, but these were not published due to the cancellation of that series. These stories eventually appeared in Cancelled Comic Cavalcade #2.
- Reprinted in JLA: The Greatest Stories Ever Told (minus the 4 pages that wrap up the story from the previous issue).
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