| The greatest super heroes of all time have joined together to battle the forces of evil as
- the Justice League! One of the group's most dangerous foes is the super-intelligent
gorilla named Grodd. A renegade scientist from a hidden city of intelligent apes, Grodd
possesses enormous physical strength and a powerful mind. Only the Justice League
stands between this diabolical villain and his goal to conquer all mankind!
Caleb Jacob Phillips, age 6, was thrilled to be one of the first visitors at the Adventure
Zone, an incredible new theme park that just opened near Los Angeles, California.
Caleb rode the park's Jungle Ride and saw ferocious wild animals. The next attraction
was the water show. Four dolphins jumped right over the audience's heads to get to their
lunch! Caleb couldn't wait to come back and show Jason, Kelly, and Kenny the
But Caleb's perfect day was ruined when a panic started in the park.
"What's going on?" Caleb asked a boy hurrying by.
"The animals are loose! Run for your life!" shouted the boy.
Caleb tried to get out of the park, but there was a herd of elephants blocking the path to
the main gates. Caleb decided he needed to find a place to hide - fast!
Caleb found a bush to hide behind and watched as a rhinoceros rumbled past. He was
amazed when the rhino suddenly began to rise up into the air. Caleb saw Superman
lifting the huge animal over his head and Caleb realized that the Justice League had
come to the rescue!
Wonder Woman tossed her magic lasso around the neck of an alligator. "How could all
these animals have escaped at once?" she asked.
"You can bet there's some kind of monkey business going on," joked the Flash.
"Whatever it is, I'll be back as soon as I corral the giraffe and big cats!" Green Lantern
"And who better than me to round up these rare golden eagles?" cried Hawkgirl.
Batman studied the locks on the animal's cages and discovered that the stampede was
no accident. "The locks on these cages have been cut with some kind of laser beam,"
said the Caped Crusader. "We need to find out who did this - and why."
A booming voice rang out from the side of the mountain. "Can it be that you don't
recognize the hand of your old enemy Grodd at work here, Batman?"
"Actually, I did. But I wanted you to show yourself," said Batman.
"Only so that I can crush you all!" shouted Grodd. The villainous gorilla began hurling
passenger cars from the Jungle Ride down the side of the mountain. One of them was
heading straight at Caleb! But before he could react, a red and yellow blur swept him out
of the way.
"Welcome aboard the Flash express. Next stop, safety!" said the Flash as he carried
Caleb away from the falling passenger cars.
Superman and Wonder Woman flew straight to the top of the mountain. They could see
Grodd leaping down the other side.
"He's heading for the dolphin pools," said Superman.
"Don't let him escape!" Wonder Woman shouted as she soared over the mountaintop.
In the blink of an eye, the Flash dropped Caleb off out of harm's way. "I've got to run,"
he said. "There's another monkey that needs to be put back in his cage!"
As the Flash sped away toward the dolphin pools, Caleb decided to follow him. The
water show was exciting, but seeing the Justice League battle Grodd was an act that
Caleb did not want to miss!
Superman and Wonder Woman were already closing in on their foe. Grodd fired laser
blasts at his enemies as they swooped down toward him.
"All of you will fall before the power of Grodd!" he boasted.
"Put away that pea shooter and come quietly," said Superman. Grodd's laser blasts
bounced harmlessly off Superman's powerful chest.
Batman hurried to catch up with his teammates. "Don't forget how clever Grodd is," he
warned. "We don't know what kind of surprises he might have in store for us!"
Batman was right - Grodd had lured the Justice League into a trap! He activated a
machine that shot out a powerful beam of light. In an instant, the beam created an energy
cage around each one of the heroes.
Superman and Wonder Woman tried with all their might to break out of the cages, but it
was no use.
"Save your strength," Batman told his teammates. "Grodd's machine is absorbing every
bit of power you throw against the cages. You're just making them stronger!"
Caleb reached the dolphin pools, where he could hear Grodd's sinister voice. "Yes,
Batman. What better way to trap super heroes than to use their own powers against
them! And now that there is no one to defend it, the entire world of man will bow to
Caleb ducked behind a large barrel and tried to think of a way to help the Justice
League. But what could he do to stop an evil super gorilla?
Caleb noticed an awful smell coming from the barrel he was hiding behind. It was filled
with fish for the dolphins. That gave Caleb a great idea!
"Once I have conquered this world, all of mankind will serve me!" said Grodd. He
enjoyed gloating over his prisoners so much that he didn't notice Caleb rolling the barrel
of fish toward the edge of the pool. But the dolphins in the other pool certainly noticed!
They knew from experience that the barrel was full of their favorite food.
Caleb spilled the whole barrel of fish into the pool. "Dinner time! Come and get it!" he
said. The hungry dolphins immediately leaped out of their pool. The only thing standing
between them and a delicious dinner was Grodd's machine, so the dolphins smashed
right through it to get to their fish!
Grodd was taken completely by surprise. "No! My energy cages are dissolving!" he
Caleb cheered as the energy cages holding the Justice League vanished.
Wonder Woman threw her lasso around Grodd before he could move. "I can promise
that the jail cell you're headed for won't disappear so easily, Grodd!" she said.
The gorilla struggled to pull the golden lasso out of Wonder Woman's hands, but she
held on tight.
"You haven't defeated me yet, do-gooders," Grodd growled.
Superman swooped down and lifted Grodd off the ground with one mighty hand. "Oh, I
think we have," said the man of steel with a smile.
Being a super-intelligent ape, Grodd was smart enough to know he couldn't beat the
whole Justice League at once. He bowed his head in defeat.
"It's over," said Superman.
"And here's the person we have to thank for our escape," Batman said, pointing at Caleb.
"Hey, those hungry dolphins should get some credit, too!" added the Flash.
The Justice League made sure that Grodd was locked away where he would never
threaten anyone again. Then they flew back to Los Angeles, California and picked up
Caleb in their space ship, the Javelin-7.
"We couldn't have stopped Grodd without your help, Caleb," said Superman. "So how
about a quick spin around the Earth as a reward?"
Soon, Caleb was rocketing through space with the Justice League. They flew past the
Watchtower, the team's space station headquarters, and then circled around the moon.
"I wish Jason, Kelly, and Kenny could see this!" Caleb said.
"You can tell them all about it when we land at the Adventure Zone," said Batman. "We
invited everyone to meet you there."
Sure enough, when they reached the park, Jason, Kelly, and Kenny were waiting from
Caleb. The Justice League joined in a big parade held in Caleb's honor. When it was
over, they rode all the rides and sat through every show right by Caleb's side!
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