How did Joe Kubert see into my dreams?
The Story: "Star Light, Star Bright--Death Star I See Tonight!" by Denny O'Neil, Dick Dillin, and Sid Greene. The Council of Living Stars unanimously agrees to banish the star Aquarius and sentence him to a life of wandering the universe as punishment for Crimes Most Heinous!
Aquarius is reduced to a floating glob of nothingness, that knows only hate! It, of course, makes its way to Earth...
Meanwhile, we find Red Tornado(who showed up last issue) explaining to the JLA that Earth-2 is facing a terrible menace, causing people to mysteriously become hate-filled attackers, like a small child or even Black Canary's huband, Larry Lance!
The JSA confronts this Aquarius, who tells them that his banishment has robbed him of his self-confidence, but he plans to reduce Earth to a shambles, making him feel a whole lot better! Once that's accomplished, he'll turn his attention to the entire universe! *Gulp!*
The Earth-2 Superman, Wonder Woman, and Red Tornado tried to assist the rest of the JSA, but they are all captured by Aquarius and placed in an ectoplasmic shield, while he has transported every other living thing off Earth! Dr.Fate tries the JSA's last hope--sending a message to Red Tornado(the one hero not captured by Aquarius) telling him to go to Earth-1 and get help from the JLA! To be continued!
Roll Call: Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Atom, Hawkman
Notable Moments: The JLAers don't do anything except sit around listening to Reddy's story. This was why he showed up in JLA #72, but because of the emergency in that issue, they left before he could tell them what had happened to the JSA. According to the Atom, it took Reddy two weeks before he could get the JLA to listen to him!
Comics went from 12 cents to 15 cents with this issue, which DC explains and apologizes for in a half-page editorial. At this point, each successive price increase would come along faster than the last one...