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"In the Shadow of the Ox": Superman, the Flash, and Wonder Woman are informed that their "short" trip to parallel worlds actually took three weeks, and that in that time the [[Justice League of



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Synopsis for "In the Shadow of the Ox"

Superman, the Flash, and Wonder Woman are informed that their "short" trip to parallel worlds actually took three weeks, and that in that time the Justice League has been disbanded and reformed. After Aquaman explains his reasons for doing so, the trio accepts his judgment; they agree to leave, wishing the new team good luck. J'onn J'onzz theorizes that their time paradox is due to an ongoing space-time continuum disturbance (later revealed as the Crisis on Infinite Earths), and the Flash invites his friends to use his Cosmic Treadmill to return to the true elapsed time to avoid further time problems. In the meantime, Rosa Ramone appears to tell the League that General Maksai has kidnapped Mother Windom, threatening to kill her unless they turn over Vixen. Vixen is prevented from leaving immediately by Aquaman's telepathic powers. In the ensuing controversy, she gets away anyway. Vixen arrives at the rendezvous point, an abandoned theatre, and learns that the General has always wanted her Tantu Totem for himself, believing that he is descended from the legendary Tantu (who had received it from Anansi the Spider to protect the innocent from Man's fury with the power of beasts). To save Mother Windom, she gives it to Maksai, who immediately turns into his name-sake, the Ox, and his bloodlust makes him ravage his own men. Then he turns on the helpless Mother Windom and Vixen. At last, Vixen is able to grab the totem from him, then knock him off the theatre stage onto a pile of glass debris, upon which he is impaled.



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  • This book was first published on March 7, 1985.
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  • Fan letters from Michael Pickins, Danny Richani, Ryan Lee, Tony Hartgrove, & Neil Ahiquist



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