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"The Day the Earth Screams": When Starbreaker comes to Earth and easily defeats the Justice League's mightiest members -- Superman, the Flash, and [[Hal Jordan (New Earth)


Quote1 Beyond doubt, this is the single most powerful being in the galaxy, able to destroy worlds at his slightest whim... However, what's of paramount... shuddering... concern, is that only we can prevent-- The Day the Earth Screams! Quote2
Hawkman

Justice League of America #97 is an issue of the series Justice League of America (Volume 1) with a cover date of March, 1972. It was published on January 20, 1972.

Appearing in "The Day the Earth Screams"

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  • Unnamed aliens (Dies)
  • Minister of Development of an unnamed planet (Dies)
  • Queen Hippolyta (Flashback only)
  • Amazons (Flashback only)

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  • Appellaxian Meteor Ships (Flashback only)

Synopsis for "The Day the Earth Screams"

When Starbreaker comes to Earth and easily defeats the Justice League's mightiest members -- Superman, the Flash, and Green Lantern -- the team is plunged into despair. Hawkman inspires the others by suggesting that they re-view the events of the first case that brought them together which they do by means of videotapes in their records library. Batman then deduces that since Starbreaker feeds on the energy of negative emotions such as fear, he can be beaten by harnessing the positive emotional energy of mankind. As the members try to decide how to accomplish this, Sargon the Sorcerer materializes in the satellite headquarters.



Notes

  • It is mentioned that Superman is now immune to Green Kryptonite. This infers that Sand Superman Saga changes are valid, so Superman is with only 1/3 of his power in this issue, what would explain why his attacks do no damage to Starbreaker.
  • The story flashbacks are used from the original pages published in Justice League of America #9, written by Gardner Fox, penciled by Mike Sekowsky and inked by Bernard Sachs.

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