*Blue Beetle, Booster Gold, Guy Gardner, and Max Lord sit around a card table, playing poker*
Blue Beetle:... And that's how I briefly married into alien royalty. At least, until the queen found out that my costume wasn't my natural appearance.
Guy Gardner: You know, I've been pondering HOW you, and Max survived everything that happened. Explain it to me.
Booster Gold: Yeah, I'd like to know too.
Max Lord: Ted, how about you elaborate, since you're better at it than me.
Beetle: Well, you see guys, it was all a big joke on the JLA.
Guy: What?! But your house, the gunshot wound, Max's broken neck! OMAC! All of that!
Beetle: Let me answer each in turn. First, you want to know about my house, which was blown up?
Beetle: Well, you see, my house was empty. I'd removed all my personal belongings into another house set up by me and Max.
Guy: Uh-huh. And your "death" by gunshot wound?
Beetle: A clone I had some alien allies made. Pretty realistic huh?
Booster: And Max? And Superman's going nuts?
Max: Allow me to field this one. That was another clone. Didn't you wonder how I miraculously became human again?
Guy: A bit, yeah.
Max: Yeah, I had a clone of me made. As for Superman's temporary dive into psychosis, well, that was caused by a nice piece of Apokoliptian tech ol' Ted managed to knick with the help of Batsy's Boom Tube generator.
Booster: And OMAC?
Ted: Me and Max designed them to terrorize the others a bit and then fall without trouble.
Guy: And all of this was a joke?
Max: Well, a joke and to teach them a lesson. Bunch of mindwiping bastards.
Booster: A lesson? You did all of this as a lesson and for a few chuckles?
*All is silent before Guy and Booster burst into a fit of laughter*
Guy: This is the mother of all jokes! You PUNKED the entire JLA! That is good!
Booster: Yeah. Too bad about that Stephanie girl.
Max: She was in on it. Her and Miss Lelsie Thompkins.
Guy: Where are they?
Beetle: A nice vacation trip in Aruba.
Booster: And this just to add anguish to Batman?
Guy: *smiling* You guys are dicks.
Max: Yes, I suppose we are.
Booster: But you let Dr. Light get away with what he did?
Beetle: Now, we never said that...
*Elsewhere, a depowered Dr. Light runs through dirty, dingy streets as a familiar red and black clad maniac wielding dual swords chases after him*
Dr. Light: NO! NO! GET AWAY YOU PSYCHO!
DeadPool: What can I say? The guy dressed as a bug who pulled me through that dimensional warp... flux... thingy... Whatever the Hell it was promised me a couple grand if I kill you, extra if I make it really gruesome, painful, and more if I taped it.
Dr. Light: I'LL PAY YOU NOT TOO!
DeadPool: Won't work. I heard what you did to a right nice woman, and I'm afraid I can't let you get away with that. I may condone a lot of things, but unnecessary abuse to a woman ain't one of them lightbulb! Now hold still so I can kill ya!