- Today's high-powered world is too sophisticated, too complicated, simply too dangerous for such an outdated notion as the heroic ideal!
Appearing in "Breach of Faith"
- Billy Batson
- Blue Beetle
- Cosmic Boy
- Green Lantern (Guy Gardner)
- Justice League of America
- Doctor Bedlam
- Glorious Godfrey
- Granny Goodness
- Macro-Man (Deceased)
- Professor Ivo
- Caspar Weinberger (First appearance)
- George H. W. Bush(First appearance)
- George Schultz (First appearance)
- Gwyneth Tate (First appearance)
- Kirkland (Single appearance)
- Ronald Reagan
- Martin Stein
Synopsis for "Breach of Faith"
WHIZ-TV reporters converge on the scene in Fawcett City, where the villain known as Macro-Man met a grisly death due to the actions of Captain Marvel. G. Gordon Godfrey is present and takes advantage of the opportunity to proselytize his anti-hero rhetoric.
Meanwhile in Pittsburgh, the Justice League of America (along with Firestorm and Cosmic Boy) continue to fight Brimstone. Martian Manhunter, in an uncharacteristic display of irresponsibility, flies directly towards Brimstone. Brimstone easily smacks the Martian away. Vibe uses his sonic vibration powers to knock down Brimstone, who forms a fiery sword and causes metal debris from a nearby building to rain down on the Justice League, burying them.
In Gotham City, Batman and Robin fight a group of thieves inside of a newly opened shopping mall. Despite the fact that they successfully stop the criminals, the crowd turns against them. Police arrive and attempt to quell the riot, but the throng is too strong. They disable Batman, overturn the Batmobile and severely injure Robin.
A similar type of mania begins to affect people in Chicago, Illinois. The Windy City's newest super-hero, the Blue Beetle, attempts to apprehend a group of drug dealers, when local citizens begin turning against him.
In Los Angeles, Green Lantern, Guy Gardner, saves a Pan-World jet from crashing into LAX. Upon landing the craft safely however, he is shocked to find crowds of people rushing towards him with a wild mania in their eyes. He pushes them away with his power ring and flies off.
In Washington, D.C., Superman visits the White House for a private conference with the President. Both men are concerned over the recent rash of riots that have been erupting across the country. In order to maintain any semblance of public safety, President Reagan issues an emergency executive order – an immediate cease and desist of all super-powered activity.
- This issue contains flashbacks to issue #1.
- This is the first appearance of the Blue Beetle since the "Crisis on Infinite Earths".
- The Martian Manhunter is vulnerable to fire, which makes his brazen attack against Brimstone extremely uncharacteristic of him.[original research?]
- Captain Marvel appears as Billy Batson only in this issue.
- The marquee on the movie theatre next to Brimstone's right foot reads "Brother Power the Geek: The Movie". Brother Power is a DC Comics character who is basically a store mannequin brought to life.
- Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, George Schultz and Caspar Weinberger were all actual members of the U.S. presidential administration in 1986.
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Links and References
- Legends article at Wikipedia
- Legends #2 entry at the Grand Comics Database
- Legends #2 entry at the Unofficial Guide to the DC Universe.