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The L.A.W. #5

"To Serve and Protect" - Jan. 2000

The Cover of The L.A.W. #5 by Dick Giordano and Bob Layton
Script: Bob Layton
Pencils: Dick Giordano
Inks: Bob Layton
Lettering: John E. Workman Jr.
Colors: Tom Ziuko
Associate Editor: Frank Berrios
Editor: Joey Cavalieri
Cover: Dick Giordano and Bob Layton
Published by DC Comics

The battle heats up as Nightshade is being consumed by demons in the other-dimension, the crew aboard the Bug encounters the G.O.R.T. satellite defenses in space, Sarge is busy making apologies and Ripley Jagger is busy using telepathy to try to communicate with his former ward Tiger half a world away.

He makes contact. Without the elixir that Judomaster knocked away in the last issue, Avatar is losing his demigod powers. He falters for a moment, and that's all that is needed: the JLA is freed.

Peacemaker leads the way into the satellite, and Sarge breaks through to talk to Dr. Bhattacarja. Her son has a rare blood disease, that only the Avatar can cure. She's devoted herself to seeing him well.

The JLA arrives onscene and start beating the Ravanans, but the crew aboard the G.O.R.T. satellite aren't faring so well. The robot defense systems are overwhelming, and the Blue Beetle has to face his past to save his fellow heroes. He does so, but at cost.

In the end, Avatar is beaten, and he frees the healed children to his former mentor Judomaster.

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  • Eve Eden / Nightshade
  • Vic Sage / The Question
  • Ted Kord / Blue Beetle
  • Mitchell Black / Peacemaker
  • Sarge Steel
  • Justine Ramagas
  • Ripley Jagger / Judo Master
  • Tiger / Avatar
  • Dr. Bhattacarja
  • The Justice League
  • Uncle Jarvis
  • Dan Garrett


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