The Story: "Plague of the Pale People!" by Mike Friedrich, Dick Dillin, and Joe Giella. A woman, almost unconcious muttering in Atlantean, is found on the beach by Batman(looking a bit out of place). He calls in the JLA.
We cut to a city beneath the sea, called Sareme, the domain of the Pale People, who are mighty sick of the all the poison and trash dumped into their water by the Surface World. Once their way of life is threatened, they resolve to attack Atlantis. They actually kill a few Atlanteans in a sneak attack!
Their leader confronts Aquaman, who demands he surrender. Aquaman does, to stall for time while he figures out how to defeat the Pale People and the gas weapons(!) they have built from all the pollution dumped by humans.
The JLA gets involved, and the Pale People attack, but of course the JLA defeats them. They congratulate themselves on a Job Well Done, but Aquaman disabuses them of that notion:
Aquaman performs the grim service of burying the lost Atlanteans, and the JLA help the Pale People restore the life-giving "Proof Rock" that helps feed them that was seemingly destroyed by all the pollution.
Roll Call: Superman, Batman, Aquaman, Green Lantern, Atom, Hawkman
Notable Moments: The Pale People, it is noted, first appeared way back in The Flash #109.
Even though Aquaman is a little harsh to his fellow JLAers, I like that his particular POV is highlighted here.
The issue ends with an epilogue, which is a teaser for the next issue, where Batman beams aboard the satellite carrying...a seemingly-dead Flash! To be continued!