Appearing in "Grounded"
- Shining Light Architects
- The Council (Behind the scenes)
- Karkull (Behind the scenes)
Synopsis for "Grounded"
Underground, Sand Hawkins is confused. A few minutes, he was about to accept chairmanship of the JSA, when he was wracked with pain and dissolved into sand. Forcing his way to the surface, somehow swimming through earth, he breaks the surface, and finds himself on a beach. He needs answers.
Days later, at Tylerco, Sand is getting a check-up from Doctor Iker, under the supervision of Rebecca Tyler, CEO of Tylerco. Hourman arrives to see how everyone is, and recognizes Iker as one of Rex Tyler's "rogues". Iker responds that he served his time and now works honestly. We are also introduced to Tylerco's security consultant, Mister Terrific.
Sand's physiology was changed years ago and he was turned into a giant sand-creature. He lived in a plastic cell until Wesley Dodds found a cure for his condition. However, his body is changing again: his chemistry is now based on silicon rather than carbon. He has become a geomorph, a true "Sand-Man". In addition, his powers will probably continue to evolve.
Vowing to talk to Mister Terrific about JSA membership, Sand and Hourman depart for JSA headquarters, which is being renovated by John Stewart's architect firm. In the middle of a conversation, Sand recieves a summons from the Earth and vanishes, leaving his clothes behind.
Following the signal, Sand emerges outside Kinambura township, on the border between Sierra Verde and the Western African Republic. A villain named Geomancer is creating an earthquake around the town at the behest of a group called the Council. He and Sand get into an argument about vintage films, and Geomancer attempts to bury him. Sand fights back, using his new powers to disrupt Geomancer's abilities, and the fight devolves into a fist fight. All the while, Sand is thinking about Wesley Dodds and the culture of the 40s. Geomancer makes one last tattempt at buryig him, but Sand fights his way out and throttles the vmercenary, knocking him unconscious.
Later, back at the brownstone, Sand is telling the story to Sentinel, Jay Garrick and Wildcat. Sand has gotten a costume from Tylerco, designed to travel through rock with him. He has also officially taken the superhero name "Sand". He has made peace with who is follows and what he can do.
But others are not so lucky. In Milwaukee, Todd Rice kills his foster father im Rice. With a new friend, He will spread his shadow - and destroy everything his father stands for.
- Seperations in this issue are by Heroic Age
- This issue was produced "with special thanks to Buzz"
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Links and References
- Justice Society of America article at Wikipedia
- JSA Checklist
- JSA Chronology page
- JSA series index at DCU Guide
- JSA series index at Comicbookdb.com
- JSA series index at the Grand Comics Database Project
- Justice Society Fact File
- Justice Society Index at Dark Mark's Indexing Domain
- Justice Society of America at TV Tropes