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The creative team behind Hitman, Garth Ennis and John McCrea, returned to the character for a JLA/Hitman mini-series – this is how it ended (NOTE: Major spoilers for the Hitman series lie beneath the fold!)…
As noted in a previous Cool Comic Book Moment, Superman and Tommy Monaghan (Hitman) had had a chance meeting awhile back on a rooftop in Gotham City, where the two really bonded.
Well, in this two-issue special, Tommy is called in to help the Justice League when they discover more of the evil aliens from the Bloodlines crossover of 1993 (where Tommy gained his powers by being attacked by one of the aliens).
The aliens find a way to neutalize the powers of the JLA, so in this scenario, Tommy is one of the most capable people there, especially as the other members find themselves succumbing to the alien parasites (that takes out Batman and Wonder Woman and basically Superman, who manages to free himself with help from Tommy, but the escape leaves him mentally and physically drained – and also a bit disappointed, as he now learns that the man he thought was a good guy is, well, a hitman).
So it is basically down to Tommy and a non-powered Flash and Green Lantern, and a bunch of nuclear warheads are being shot at the JLA’s base (as the White House believes that the JLA has been compromised).
So Tommy saves the day the only way that he knows how (note that the story is told by Clark Kent to a writer who is researching the life of Tommy Monaghan)…
That last page is quite excellent (the whole sequence is great, but that last page especially)…
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