Colonel Rumaan Harjavti has turned the nation of Bialya into a holiday spot for crooks,
with money laundering facilities thrown in. Batman is furious, as the League can do nothing
- they can't invade a sovereign country. Booster and Beetle disguise themselves as
Bloodspot and Deathmetal and sneak into Bialya, trying to carry out a robbery to bring
Bialya down, but they are discovered and arrested. Batman then tries a different tack; he
arranges for large amounts of cash to be transferred from the vacationing villains' accounts
to Harjavti's own, starting riots so bad that he releases Booster and Beetle and calls in the
League for assistance, who are soon able to round up the villains. Booster and Beetle's
little escapade caused a temporary cash-flow problem for the League and are put on janitor
duties. As they clean the bathrooms, Booster has a wonderful idea, but Beetle refuses to
"Buddies" (16 Pages)
John Ostrander (plot, script)
Eric Battle (pencils)
Keith Champagne and
Ray Kryssing (inks)
Ken Lopez (letters)
John Kalisz (colors)
Heroic Age (color seperations)
Dan Raspler (edits)
Captain Atom (also in flashback)
Blue Beetle II
Amazing Man II
Booster Gold (as Extreme Justice)
Queen Bee IV
This story takes place at some point
between the last issues of the three Justice League titles (Extreme
Justice, Justice League America and Justice League Tak Force) and JLA Secret Files #1 in
Justice League continuity.
Extreme Justice invades Bialya, where the current ruler has created an army of cyborgs
to do her bidding. Media reaction is mixed, as America greatly fears Bialya, and the U.N.
requests that all three versions of the League disband.
In Gotham, Batman meets Superman and the two agree that they will both be a part of
whatever new League arises from the very beginning to provide vision and a focus.