Weapons Master

Introduction

Cryptic Crossword Clue: Xotar up against team w/ no spears (8)

Xotar, the Weapons Master, is a super-villain from the year 11,960, exactly ten thousand years before his first appearance battling the Justice League. He uses a combination of time travel, geographic riddles and futuristic weapons to fight the league.

Weapons Master in the Comics

Brave and the Bold – Issue 29

Only a true master of weapons can wield a giant yellow robot. Like Xotar, the Weapons Master
Only a true master of weapons can wield a giant yellow robot. Like Xotar, the Weapons Master

In the 120th century, Xotar reads a surviving fragment of Wonder Woman’s JLA journal and discovers that he’s destined to defeat the Justice League. So that sounds promising. Except for the fact that the fragment omits key information about his method of defeat.

He dubs himself The Weapons Master and uses his mastery of all things weaponry to make a nuisance of himself, right up until the point where he’s defeated.

If only Diana had taken the time to digitise her journal at some point in the intervening ten thousand years.

(Note: Xotar seems to return in Justice League of America, Issue 9, but that may be a lie told by the aliens who were actually behind the villainy of that issue. The story’s not really clear on that point.)

Availability: This story can be found in the Justice League Omnibus, Volume 1 from Amazon.com