"Questions": While the Justice League recover from their unsuccessful battle with the Weird, Superman is interviewed by WMET television reporter Lance Armstrong. After a brief recap of events Superman leaves to find the Weird and Armstrong paraph
Appearing in "Questions"
- Justice League
- Billy Langley
- Eva Langley
- S.T.A.R. Labs
- Jason Morgan's Apartment
- Corner of Fifth Street and North
- Langley Residence
- Unnamed Beach
Synopsis for "Questions"
While the Justice League recover from their unsuccessful battle with the Weird, Superman is interviewed by WMET television reporter Lance Armstrong. After a brief recap of events Superman leaves to find the Weird and Armstrong paraphrases Superman's words to the detriment of the League angering Guy Gardner. General Westerly reiterates their orders not to say anything to the public about the Weird's molecular instability - something Superman reluctantly agrees to.
In the Metropolis suburb of Inglewood, Eva Langley and her friend, Sue, discuss the abduction of her recently deceased husband's body. She notices her son, Billy, is not in the back yard. He is, in fact, flying with the Weird who takes him to a beach and explains Walter Langley's feelings to Billy - something he has felt compelled to do since taking over Walter's body. The Weird demonstrates his superpowers then shows Billy a vision of his home dimension and explains the relationship between the Macrolatts and Zarolatts which inhabit that dimension. He explains the Macrolatts' intentions of conquering new dimensions including Earth's. After two Macrolatts attempted to enter Earth's dimension unprepared, and died as a result, the others realized the need to create a safe bridge. They managed to mentally communicate with Jason Morgan whom they taught to create the bridge using powers they somehow managed to bestow upon him. However, the Zarolatt who would become the Weird was able to learn about the Earth dimension by being in tune with the Macrolatts as they searched for and communicated with Jason. Also being inspired with the Earth concept of freedom and by the knowledge that Macrolatts can be killed, when Jason created the bridge, the Zarolatt managed to beat them through it causing the bridge's destruction and setting in motion his plans to stop them.
By this time the sun is beginning to set and the Weird takes Billy home where Billy is confronted by his mother. Billy tells her nothing of where he's been.
Jason returns home after an evening out during which he found and killed a woman named Matilda Gatsby using his newfound powers. He prepares to attempt the creation of another bridge.
As the Weird flies back to Jason Morgan's apartment, he encounters Superman and a fight/chase begins that rages around the city. Ultimately Superman loses the Weird just as reporter Lance Armstrong finds him and performs a brief interview. After Superman flies off, the Weird emerges stating he was hiding directly under Superman's feet. When asked by Armstrong why the heroes are chasing him, the Weird reveals his molecular instability and flies off. Armstrong reveals this during his broadcast declaring the Justice League and Superman to be part of a cover-up. The League watches the broadcast but Batman as spotted the Weird and summons the others.
In Jason's apartment, Jason begins creating another bridge to the alien dimension but the Weird distracts him causing the bridge to disintegrate.
- A caption indicates that the story takes place before Justice League #7. There is some confusion due to the Justice League's roster, however, as Captain Atom did not join until Issue #7 and Booster Gold, Mister Miracle and Captain Marvel were all members before Issue #7 (none appear in the story).
- Bernie Wrightson's first name is misspelled "Berni" in the interior credits.
- Based on the Weird's comments last issue, the time lapsed between the end of last issue and the end of this issue is 16 hours.
- Matilda Gatsby is apparently killed by Jason Morgan within the last 16 hours. Her driver's license indicates she lived at 319 East 41st Street and was born on November 19, 1966.
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