"Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow": Flashback. After the Appellexian Invasion, Batman and Superman meet at the Batcave. Batman discusses with Superman his concerns about the formation of a team. Wonder Woman arrives and the three begin to brainstorm how to ensure the team's success.
- Did you just say friends?: Wonder Woman
- I meant teammates.: Batman
- We know what you meant, Bruce.: Superman
Appearing in "Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow"
- Martian Manhunter
- Green Lantern
- Flash (Barry Allen)
- Red Tornado
- Oliver Queen
- Donna Troy
- Terry Long
- Dick Grayson
- Lex Luthor
- Martha Kent
- Arthur Curry (Mentioned only)
- Harvey Dent (Mentioned only)
- Jason Todd (Mentioned only)
- Wally West (Mentioned only)
- Supergirl (In a photograph only)
- Captain Marvel (In a photograph only)
- Hawkman (In a photograph only)
- Vixen (In a photograph only)
- Flash (Wally West) (In a photograph only)
- Black Canary (In a photograph only)
- Zatanna (In a photograph only)
- Power Girl (In a photograph only)
- Cyborg (In a photograph only)
- Gotham City
- Justice League Satellite I (old)
- Coast City
- Challengers Mountain
- Paradise Island
- JLI New York Embassy
- Justice League Satellite II (new)
- The Hall
- Unnamed Port
Synopsis for "Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow"
Flashback. After the Appellexian Invasion, Batman and Superman meet at the Batcave. Batman discusses with Superman his concerns about the formation of a team. Wonder Woman arrives and the three begin to brainstorm how to ensure the team's success.
Bruce, Diana and Clark attend the wedding of Hal Jordan.
Flashback. Bruce attends the wedding of Donna Troy and Terry Long. Diana, who was Maid of Honor, talks with Bruce while Superman patrols the area to ensure the wedding is not interrupted by villains.
Lex Luthor battles the trio angry over some event involving the heroes and Luthor's son.
Flashback. After Aquaman dissolves the then-current Justice League and reassembles a full-time team and relocating then to Detroit, the trio meet at Challenger Mountain and Batman expresses his misgivings about the new team consisting of four new members most without training.
Bruce and Diana go the Kent farm in Smallville after the death of Jonathan Kent.
Flashback. Batman and Wonder Woman spar as Batman tells her and Superman about Jason Todd after his adoption.
Batman and Superman come to Paradise Island to discuss Diana's pending wedding and, as a consequence, her forfeiture of immortality.
Superman walks through the dark interior of the New Satellite. He is upset because both Batman and Wonder Woman are no-shows.
Flashback. After Superman is killed by Doomsday, Wonder Woman finds Batman at work on Superman's computer in the Fortress of Solitude. They begin to grieve over his loss.
Flashback. In "The Hall", the trio discuss the discovery by the Flash that there is a second Earth in their universe vibrating at a different speed.
Flashback. In the Watchtower, Superman and Wonder Woman confront Batman about the secret files he had been keeping on his JLA teammates. These were stolen and used by villain Ra's Al-Ghul and nearly cost the heroes their lives.
Flashback. In the Crime Alley, Superman and Wonder Woman discuss the recent death of Batman.
Flashback. After the discussion abnout the Appellexian Invasion, the three heroes agree to make their meeting an annual event.
Present day. The heroes again meet at the Batcave where Batman suggests they begin voting on members of a new Justice League.
- This issue is not so much a story as a series of previously undocumented conversations among Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman showcasing their relationships throughout their shared history. The "storyline" jumps back and forth between events of the past and possible future events. All the events of the past are shown in chronological order (least recent to most recent). It is possible the future events are also meant to be chronological.
- Each "moment in time" is drawn similar in artistic style as the corresponding comic books from which the events would have occurred. The "all-star cast of artists" may also have been matched up with the time periods depicted (past events only, of course).
- Except for events #1 and #19, each conversation/time depiction is told in a single page (#17 and #18 are only a few panels each).
- There is a slight inconsistency. Superman states (in #17 - after the formation of the Justice League of America for the first time), "Every year then." However (in #2 - after Red Tornado's sacrifice) Batman's internal monologue indicates they decided to make it an annual event only after the events in this story.
- In #3, Oliver Queen is Hal Jordan's best man. Hal Jordan's bride is not named but she is not long-time love interest Carol Ferris.
- In #5, Lex Luthor is able to hold his own in a fight against the trio of heroes. He mentions a son in past tense suggesting he has died. This could be a predicted fight after Infinite Crisis that never came to pass about Lex Luthor blaming the trio for the death of Superboy a clone of himself and Superman whom he considers his son.
- In #6, Batman repeatedly predicts "Someone's going to get hurt," regarding the new League. In fact, two new members (Vibe and Steel) are killed. Batman also mentions he's thinking about joining the League to train them. This ultimately occurs in Justice League of America (Volume 1) #250.
- In #10, although the conversation occurred at the JLI's Embassy, the actual event occurred prior to the Justice League becoming Justice League International (but only by a few issues). Black Canary, not the biggest fan of Gardner's, was apparently so excited about the event, she photographed it and faxed it to other heroes including Wonder Woman.
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Links and References
- Justice League article at Wikipedia
- Justice League page at DC Comics
- Justice League index at DCU Guide
- Justice League at Cosmic Teams
- Justice League page at Toonopedia
- ↑ Justice League of America #9
- ↑ Justice League of America #102
- ↑ New Titans #50
- ↑ Justice League of America Annual #2
- ↑ Superman: New Krypton Special #1
- ↑ Batman #357
- ↑ Justice League #5
- ↑ Superman (Volume 2) #75
- ↑ The Flash #123
- ↑ JLA #42
- ↑ Superman/Batman #76
- ↑ OMAC Project #2
- ↑ Justice League of America (Volume 2) #1