After reading Meltzer's Identity Crisis, what's a reader supposed to think when he sees this guy
shoot these guys
with a mind-altering beam that results in a panel like this?
(All panels from 1975 story "The Great Identity Crisis" in Justice League of America #122, by Martin Pasko, Dick Dillin and Frank McLaughlin. Also available in trade paperback collection JLA: The Greatest Stories Ever Told)