"In Each Man There is a Demon!": Green Arrow and Black Canary recall the tale of the Justice League of America's latest adventure:
Justice League of America #75 is an issue of the series Justice League of America (Volume 1) with a cover date of November, 1969.
Synopsis for "In Each Man There is a Demon!"
Faced with corporate corruption in his civilian guise and petty crime as the Green Arrow, Oliver Queen begins to have an identity crisis, unsure of who he really is: Oliver Queen investor, or Green Arrow super-hero. Meanwhile, the Justice League of America is meeting in their secret headquarters with their new unofficial members, the Black Canary. They are recounting their recent adventure on Earth-Two against Aquarius and wonder if the battle against the magical living star had any ill effects on the group when suddenly the Black Canary unleashes a sonic blast that knocks all the other JLA members present for a loop.
Elsewhere, Green Arrow has sought out the help of a psychiatrist to figure out his identity problem. The psychiatrist hooks Oliver up to a device called the "ID Actualizer" that will determine which personality is more dominant. Suddenly (as a side effect of his battle against Aquarius) exposure to the device causes Green Arrow's dark side to manifest in a physical body and fights the two of them off. Boasting that the real Green Arrow is powerless to stop him, the evil Green Arrow doppleganger goes off to cause trouble around the city. Green Arrow surprisingly finds that the boast is true.
Back at JLA headquarters, the League members attempt to scan the source of Black Canary's new powers and deduce that she must have gained them from being exposed to the magical powers of Aquarius. When activating the device it also causes the residual magic in all the JLA members. Superman proves unaffected however evil duplicates of Hawkman, Atom, Batman and Black Canary are created and are joined by the now arriving evil Green Arrow. Because they are beings of magic, and their good counterparts are powerless to stop them, they are able to pummel Superman before leaving the scene to cause havoc.
In order to encourage the other Justice League members to get the motivation to fight their evil selves Superman puts on a ruse having one of his Superman Robots pose as an evil doppleganger which Superman is able to defeat in battle. The Justice League members go after their dopplegangers and best them in combat. When Green Arrow runs into his, he finds that he is unable to prevent his evil self from robbing a jewelry store due to the fact he wasn't present during Superman's "pep talk." It's not until he listens to the pleas of the elderly jewelry store owner and his wife that he gains the confidence to fight his evil self and best him in combat. With all of the evil doppleganger's defeated, they merge with their counterparts returning the heroes to normal.
Like this, Green Arrow and Black Canary end their recording of their latest adventures with the Justice League.
Appearing in "In Each Man There is a Demon!"
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- Dr. Oyal
- This issue is reprinted in Justice League of America Archives Vol. 9.
- Originally it was meant to be that the Black Canary that was featured in these issues of Justice League was the Golden Age character and not her daughter. However this was retconned when the writers considered the character's physical age if she were still active at the time. As such in Justice League of America #220 it was retconned that the Black Canary that ended up on Earth-One was really the second Black Canary, implanted with her mother's memories until the truth was revealed later. This was later rendered apocryphal due to the fact that changes to continuity created by Crisis on Infinite Earths made it so that Black Canary II was a founding member of the Justice League of America instead of Wonder Woman.
- In Post-Crisis continuity, Hawkman (Katar Hol)'s appearance in this issue was retroactively substituted with Carter Hall, the Golden Age Hawkman.
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