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"The Face Of The Star-Tsar!"

Doctor Light discovers the Justice League of America's transport tube. The Privateer attacks Doctor Light. After a brief fight, Doctor Light subdues the Privateer. The Privateer summons the Justice League of America. The Batman is angered that the Privateer has created his own Justice League of America signal device. The Justice League of America pursue Doctor Light. The Justice League of America scour the city of Manhattan, searching for Doctor Light. The Red Tornado, the Hawkman, and the Hawkgirl locate Doctor Light. The Red Tornado attacks Doctor Light, but the android's inexperience allows Doctor Light to escape. The Star-Tsar confronts Doctor Light.

Doctor Light attacks the Star-Tsar. The Star-Tsar shrugs off Doctor Light's attack, then flees. The Justice League of America re-assemble, having failed to apprehend Doctor Light. The Privateer reveals his origin. Mark Shaw had been a public defender, in Gotham City. Frustrated by the gap between the law of man and the law of the jungle, Shaw was ripe for recruitment by the Shan, the Cult of the Manhunters. A Manhunter took Shaw to the Himalayas, to meet with the Grand Master. Shaw was trained, by the Shan, to become a Manhunter. Shaw came into conflict with the Justice League of America, when the Manhunters were hired to apprehend the Green Lantern, accused of destroying the planet, Orinda.

When the Manhunters were revealed to be an evil organization, Shaw rebelled, destroying the Grandmaster. Shaw abandoned the mantle of the Manhunter, instead taking on the costumed guise of the Privateer. The Justice League of America agree to work with the Privateer, and perhaps recruit him into the League. The Star-Tsar attacks the Belgravian Embassy. Doctor Light blows the whistle on the Star-Tsar's robbery. The local authorities summon the Justice League of America. The Justice League of America, with the Privateer, take down the Star-Tsar's henchmen. Searching the area for the Star-Tsar, the Justice League of America encounter their former mascot, Snapper Carr.

When Carr was a teenager, he aided the Justice League of America in defeating Starro, the Conquerer. The Justice League of America took Carr on as their mascot. Carr aided the Justice League of America on cases for several years. Inexplicably, Carr betrayed the Justice League of America to the Joker, and departed the team. The last time the Justice League of America had seen Carr, was when Carr's family had been taken hostage by Anakronos. Carr seems less than thrilled to see the Justice League of America, The Privateer is suspicious of Carr. The Flash interrogates Carr, regarding the Star-Tsar. Superman pulls the Flash away, to resume the search for Doctor Light, and the Star-Tsar.

The Flash, and Superman, discover Doctor Light's underwater lair.The Justice League of America, with the Privateer, storm Doctor Light's underwater lair. Doctor Light traps the Justice League of America, inside a sphere, surrounded by slivers of titanium, swirling around at near light speed. Doctor Light fires his spectriminator at the Justice League of America, dividing and projecting them out of phase with reality. The Green Lantern manages to bring the disparate portions of his body back into a cohesive whole. Then does the same for the Justice League of America. The Star-Tsar releases the Justice League of America from the sphere, then flees.

Doctor Light discovers that the Justice League of America has escaped. The Hawkman, and the Hawkgirl, attack Doctor Light. Before they can subdue him, Doctor Light blows a hole in the wall of his lair, with the spectriminator. The Justice League of America depart Doctor Light's rapidly flooding lair. Knocked unconscious, by debris from the blown out wall, lies the Star-Tsar. To the Justice League of America's astonishment, the Star-Tsar is revealed to be Carr.

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"100 Issues Ago In...Justice League of America" reprints material from Justice League of America #49 (November, 1966). A plot summary for that story can be found at the link.

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