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  • Appellaxian Meteors
  • British double-decker bus

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  • This is a Post-Crisis Retcon of JLA origin, which was presented originally in Justice League of America #9; In the original rol call was also included Batman (absent in this retcon), and Wonder Woman (substitued by Black Canary); Superman joined to JLA in the end of the original tale, but in this retcon he flies off before the other heroes can interact with him (Seemingly, the Appellaxians have no access to kryptonite in this retcon). In the original tale, Aquaman fought the Glass creature, not the Mercury Monster.


  • When the heroes reaches Antarctica, and Martian Manhunter see Superman destroying the last Appellaxian, he exclaims: "By Tarkas". It is a clear reference to Tars Tarkas, a character in the Edgar Rice Burroughs novel A Princess of Mars.
  • When deciding what name to give the group they would form, Green Lantern suggests Justice Society II, to which The Flash suggests The Avengers.
  • The water body where Aquaman fights the Mercury Monster is unnamed; very probably, taking into account that Aquaman does not have powers of movement in dry land and the proximity of Everglades, it is the Gulf of Mexico.

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  1. Green Lantern mentioned he would take the animals to a zoo near Livingstone. If the place of the fight against the Golden Roc was in the same country, he was in Zambia.
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