Secret Behind The Stolen Super-Weapons

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Part of series of one shots celebrating the legacy of editor Julius Schwartz, created after Schwartz’s 2004 death. Each issue took a classic Schwartz “concept cover” and used it to inspire a new story. This issue used as its basis the cover to Justice League #53 by Mike Sekowsky and Murphy Anderson. José Luis Garcia-Lopez then created a new cover based on the original and Harlan Ellison wrote a new story inspired by it.

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October 2004

The comic also featured a second story inspired by the cover, “Mayhem Of The Mysterious Marauders!” by Marv Wolfman and Dustin Nguyen and reprinted a memorial text piece written by Alan Moore, “For Julie Schwartz.”

The other books in this series include DC Comics Presents: BatmanDC Comics Presents: FlashDC Comics Presents: Green LanternDC Comics Presents: HawkmanDC Comics Presents: Mystery In SpaceDC Comics Presents: Superman, and DC Comics Presents: The Atom. Half of the books include the memorial text piece by Alan Moore. The other half include a memorial piece by Harlan Ellison, “Softly: A Living Legend Passes.”

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