Available Now in the Omnibus: Justice League The Detroit Era Omnibus
Writer: J M DeMatteis
Artist: Luke McDonnell
Publisher: DC Comics (1987)
Includes: Justice League of America #258-261
With sales plummeting fast DC decided to end this incarnation of the Justice League of America and reboot it, but before they did they decided to kill a few. Professor Ivo an old Justice League foe sends multiple androids to do it.
In the first issue Vibe gets choked to death while saving a boy.
In the second issue the android sent to kill Gypsy fails due to a developed conscience, but it's enough of a close call for Gypsy who gives up the superhero gig and returns home to her parents.
In the third issue Steel gets mortally wounded smothering an android that explodes. Steel's grandfather (ex-Commander Steel ) eventually pulls the plug on his grandson.
In the fourth issue Vixen and J’onn J’onzz attack Professor Ivo's base and defeat his android army only to discover that Ivo is completely insane. Vixen quits the team leaving J’onn J’onzz, the Martian Manhunter the sole survivor of the Justice League of Detroit.
Dork Note: I would luv to have the entire Justice League of Detroit run as a TPB!