Where the heck is my Justice League?!?
The story: "Earth--Without a Justice League!" by Gardner Fox, Mike Sekowsky, and Bernard Sachs. The Earth-One Johnny Thunder--who's even a bigger jerk than Snapper Carr--commands the Thunderbolt to rid Earth-One of superheroes, so he goes back and time and does just that. Done and done!
The JSA tries to impersonate the JLA and defeat Johnny and his Thunderbolt, but it doesn't work and the evil Johnny creates a new JLA, made up of bad guys! To be continued!
Roll Call: No JLAers appear in this issue at all, only JSA members Atom, Dr.Fate, Flash, Green Lantern, Hawkman, and Mr. Terrific!
Notable Moments: The sequence where the Thunderbolt prevents the creation of the various Justice Leaguers is classic--why didn't half the supervillains of the world think of this? And the Batman sequence is especially wild:
...I love Sekowsky's gloss on the Bob Kane Batman, and Bats' thought-balloon in the second panel is so hysterically deadpan I can't tell whether Fox was trying to be funny or playing it totally straight.