I will admit that I was less that complementary about some aspects of Cry For Justice (see my review of the final issue for an example), but the series really seems to have grabbed people’s attention. No matter what people think about the quality of the series, they all seem to agree that the denouement had a certain emotional satisfaction to it. It was a big shock ending to a big storyline. The repercussions of that ending are only now being played out. It all begins with a month-long four-part crossover/banner that runs across this JLA: Rise and Fall Special, the launch of the “The Fall of Green Arrow” and “The Rise of Arsenal” storylines and then the next full issue of JLA.
The issue opens with a recap of the events of Cry For Justice as told from the point-of-view of Green Arrow’(Oliver Queen, see the preview pages from the Source above). Ollie is focused on the hunt for one of Prometheus’s foot soldiers – a villain called the Electrocuitoneer – the one who actually placed the device the almost destroyed Star City. He intends to deal with the Electrocuitoneer in the same manner as he dealt with Prometheus, but he tries his best to hide that from Black Canary. In Central City, the Flash (Wally West) and Batman (Dick Grayson) round up the Razer, another of Prometheus’s foot soldiers, and compare their own fortunes to Roy Harper’s disability.
Green Lantern (Hal Jordan) and the other Flash (Barry Allen) contact the Shade to see if he knows anything more about Prometheus’s whereabouts. The Shade willingly leads them to Prometheus’ Crooked House where they discover Prometheus’s body with a green arrow stuck in it. Meanwhile Green Arrow and Black Canary have cornered the Electrocutioneer, but Canary is horrified when she has to stop Arrow murdering him. Everything comes out as Hal and Barry arrive to confront Ollie with Prometheus’s body. Green Arrow isn’t the least bit remorseful about killing Prometheus and he uses Prometheus’s Cosmic Key to teleport away before they can imprison him.