JLA #7 - Tower of Babel
([July] 2001)

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Volume
7
Price
12.95 USD; 21.95 CAD
Pages
164
On-sale date
2001-07-18
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [bullet]
ISBN
1-56389-727-X Search at WorldCat
Barcode
761941226743 00111; 9781563897276 51295
Editing
Nick J. Napolitano
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age U. S.
Binding
Squarebound Trade Paperback
Publishing Format
Collected Edition

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

At least three printings with the DC Bullet. Later reprints have DC Swirl on cover.

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

JLA / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero

Half a Mind to Save a World (Table of Contents: 1)

JLA / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
D Curtis Johnson
Pencils
Mark Pajarillo
Inks
Walden Wong
Colors
Pat Garrahy; Heroic Age (separations)
Letters
Ken Lopez

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You should be clear to approach, Dr. Palmer.
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Atom; Superman; Wonder Woman; The Flash [Wally]; Green Lantern [Kyle]
Synopsis
The JLA must save a civilization that has grown inside a child's brain.
Reprints

Tower of Babel Part 1 Survival of the Fittest (Table of Contents: 2)

JLA; Justice League of America / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Waid
Pencils
Howard Porter
Inks
Drew Geraci
Colors
Pat Garrahy; Heroic Age (Separations)
Letters
Ken Lopez

First Line of Dialogue or Text
With the Batman... occupied... our first priority is the Martian telepath.
Genre
superhero
Characters
Ra's al Ghul; Ubu; Talia; JLA [Batman; Martian Manhunter; The Flash [Wally West]; Wonder Woman; Aquaman; Plastic Man; Superman; Green Lantern [Kyle Rayner]]; Chief Perry
Synopsis
Ra's starts taking out the JLA, one member at a time.
Reprints

Tower of Babel Part 2 Seven Little Indians (Table of Contents: 3)

JLA; Justice League of America / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Waid
Pencils
Howard Porter
Inks
Drew Geraci
Colors
Pat Garrahy; Heroic Age (separations)
Letters
Ken Lopez

Genre
superhero
Characters
Ra's al Ghul; Batman; Green Lantern [Kyle Rayner]; Wonder Woman; The Flash [Wally West]; Aquaman; Plastic Man; Superman; Oracle; Vulko; Talia; Martian Manhunter
Synopsis
The plans used to take out the leaguers turn out to be made by none other than their comrade, Batman.
Reprints

Blame (Table of Contents: 4)

Justice League of America / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
D. Curtis Johnson
Pencils
Pablo Raimondi
Inks
David Meikis; Claude St. Aubin
Colors
Tom McCraw; Digital Chameleon (Seps)
Letters
John Costanza

Genre
superhero
Characters
Talia; Aquaman; Batman; Flash; Green Lantern; J'Onn J'Onzz; Superman; Wonder Woman
Reprints

Tower of Babel Part 3 Protected by the Cold (Table of Contents: 5)

JLA; Justice League of America / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Waid
Pencils
Howard Porter
Inks
Drew Geraci
Colors
John Kalisz; Heroic Age (separator)
Letters
Ken Lopez

First Line of Dialogue or Text
At O'Hare Airport, acting on a tip and with two minutes to spare, the Chicago P.D. bomb squad has traced a plutonium explosive to locker 761... but that number means nothing to them.
Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman; The Flash; Wonder Woman; Batman; Plastic Man; Martian Manhunter; Green Lantern [Kyle Rayner]; Talia; Ra's al Ghul
Synopsis
With Batman's help, the JLA takes out the tower that is scrambling the speech centers of humans around the planet, only to learn of a biological attack about to take place.
Reprints

Tower of Babel, Part 4 of 4: Harsh Words (Table of Contents: 6)

JLA; Justice League / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Waid
Pencils
Steve Scott
Inks
Mark Propst
Colors
John Kalisz (colors); Heroic Age (separations)
Letters
Ken Lopez

Genre
superhero
Characters
JLA [Justice League; Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Aquaman [Arthur Curry; Orin]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Martian Manhunter [J'onn J'onzz; John Jones]; Wonder Woman [Diana]; Flash [Wally West]; Green Lantern [Kyle Rayner]; Plastic Man [Eel O'Brian]]; Ra's al Ghul (villain); Dr. Kant (villain)
Reprints

Lost Pages (Table of Contents: 7)

Justice League of America / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Waid
Pencils
Steve Scott
Inks
Mark Propst
Colors
Tom McCraw; Digital Chameleon (Seps)
Letters
John Costanza

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You did what?
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; Flash; Nightwing; Oracle; Robin; Superman
Reprints

The Green Bullet (Table of Contents: 8)

Batman & Superman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
John Ostrander
Pencils
Ken Lashley
Inks
Ron Boyd
Colors
John Kalisz
Letters
Janice Chiang

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; Superman; J'onn J'onzz (cameo); Green Lantern (cameo); Flash (cameo); Aquaman (cameo); Black Canary (cameo); Commissioner Gordon (cameo); Alfred (cameo)
Synopsis
Batman clears Superman of a murder frame.
Reprints

Revelations (Table of Contents: 9)

Aquaman & Wonder Woman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Christopher Priest
Pencils
Eric Battle
Inks
Prentis Rollins
Colors
John Kalisz
Letters
Kurt Hathaway

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Thoom! Follow me.
Genre
superhero
Characters
Wonder Woman; Aquaman
Synopsis
Wonder Woman and Aquaman save some treature hunters
Reprints

A Dangerous New Direction! Tower of Babel Part One of Four (Table of Contents: 10)

JLA; Justice League of America / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.5 page (report information)

Pencils
Howard Porter
Inks
Drew Geraci
Colors
David Smith?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Ra's al Ghul
Synopsis
Ra's al Ghul walks through a graveyard of crosses with the JLA costumes hanging from them.
Reprints

The World's Mite-iest Heroes! (Table of Contents: 11)

JLA / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.5 page (report information)

Pencils
Howard Porter (signed)
Inks
Drew Geraci (signed)
Colors
David Smith ?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Green Lantern (Kyle); The Atom
Synopsis
The tiny heroes stand on someone's thumb.
Reprints

Tower of Babel Part Two of Four (Table of Contents: 12)

JLA; Justice League of America / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Howard Porter
Inks
Drew Geraci
Colors
David Smith ?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; The Flash [Wally West]; Wonder Woman; Green Lantern [Kyle Rayner]; Superman
Synopsis
Batman turns the other heroes into puppets.
Reprints

Tower of Babel, Conclusion (Table of Contents: 13)

JLA; Justice League / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Howard Porter
Inks
Drew Geraci
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Wonder Woman; Martian Manhunter; Batman; Aquaman; Flash; Green Lantern
Reprints

Tower of Babel Part Three of Four (Table of Contents: 14)

JLA; Justice League of America / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Howard Porter
Inks
Drew Geraci
Colors
David Smith ?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Jxrb! Fbybtl h mvxp!!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Wally West]; Wonder Woman; Superman
Synopsis
The JLAers have lost the use of language.
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    JLA
  2. 1. Half a Mind to Save a World
    JLA
  3. 2. Tower of Babel Part 1 Survival of the Fittest
    JLA; Justice League of America
  4. 3. Tower of Babel Part 2 Seven Little Indians
    JLA; Justice League of America
  5. 4. Blame
    Justice League of America
  6. 5. Tower of Babel Part 3 Protected by the Cold
    JLA; Justice League of America
  7. 6. Tower of Babel, Part 4 of 4: Harsh Words
    JLA; Justice League
  8. 7. Lost Pages
    Justice League of America
  9. 8. The Green Bullet
    Batman & Superman
  10. 9. Revelations
    Aquaman & Wonder Woman
  11. 10. A Dangerous New Direction! Tower of Babel Part One of Four
    JLA; Justice League of America
  12. 11. The World's Mite-iest Heroes!
    JLA
  13. 12. Tower of Babel Part Two of Four
    JLA; Justice League of America
  14. 13. Tower of Babel, Conclusion
    JLA; Justice League
  15. 14. Tower of Babel Part Three of Four
    JLA; Justice League of America
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