Secret Sanctuary

Secret Sanctuary is a fictional hidden base in the DC Comics universe. It was the first base used by the Justice League. It was later passed on to their sidekicks and their team called Young Justice.

Secret Sanctuary
First appearanceBrave and the Bold #28 (March, 1960)
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Notable locationsMount Justice, Happy Harbor, Rhode Island
Notable charactersYoung Justice, Justice League Doom Patrol
PublisherDC Comics

Fictional history

The Secret Sanctuary was the name given to a large cave deep inside of a mountain base in Happy Harbor, Rhode Island. Shortly after the Appellaxian invasion, the newly formed Justice League decided to use the cave as their secret headquarters. Aquaman discovered the original cave while exploring underwater grottoes. He then informed the team about it when they needed a place to store the Appellaxian aliens. Shortly thereafter, one of the Appellaxians was abducted by the criminal organization called Locus. Financier Simon Carr provided the various facilities for the Secret Sanctuary, working at the anonymous behest of millionaire Oliver Queen a.k.a. Green Arrow. Simon engaged the services of his nephew Snapper Carr as the mechanic and general handyman for the Secret Sanctuary. Snapper knows the systems of the Sanctuary better than anyone, and he spends much of his time repairing, maintaining, and upgrading them. The Sanctuary is carved out of the solid rock of a mountain. The outer walls are thick stone over a layer of solid steel. Seismic sensors pick up any blows against the surface of the mountain and radar systems detect any approaching vehicles or individuals.

The Justice League stopped using the Secret Sanctuary after the Joker tricked young Snapper Carr into revealing its whereabouts, Justice League of America #77 although Aquaman's reformed version of the League temporarily reoccupied the Sanctuary for a while, Justice League of America #250 and the Justice League later set up shop in the Sanctuary until the organization was officially recognized by the United Nations. Justice League #1

They maintained their hidden base for many years until the financial backing of Bruce Wayne a.k.a. Batman enabled the team to established the Justice League Satellite in geosynchronous orbit above the Earth.

The cave remained empty for many years until some time ago when an abandoned alien entity found its way inside and began using it as a nest. Members of both the original Justice League as well as the nascent Detroit League worked together to remove this cumbersome entity from their former headquarters.

Young Justice

Years later, the teen heroes known as Young Justice with the help of the Red Tornado established the Secret Sanctuary as their new base of operations.

Infinite Crisis

When the Watchtower was destroyed by Superboy-Prime in the run-up to the Infinite Crisis, the Justice League decamped to the Secret Sanctuary. From here they fought the Key.

25 weeks after the Infinite Crisis, Martian Manhunter, in an elegiac mood, created a tribute to the fallen members of the Justice League in the Secret Sanctuary.

When their brownstone headquarters were destroyed in a battle with an army of mercenary super criminals, the Justice Society borrowed the Sanctuary. However, they were asked to move out swiftly.

Other versions

The Golden Age Superman likewise made use of a special hideaway known as the Secret Sanctuary, however this was an entirely different construct with no relationship to the Justice League headquarters. Located just outside Metropolis, Superman's Sanctuary functioned as a precursor to the Fortress of Solitude.

In other media

The Secret Sanctuary based in Mount Justice appears at the end of the two-part Young Justice pilot "Independence Day". The Secret Sanctuary is given to the members of Young Justice as their base of operations and it is stated as being the Justice League's original headquarters prior to moving into the Hall of Justice. Happy Harbor is indicated as being in Rhode Island in Young Justice episode "Infiltrator".

Fortress of Solitude

The Fortress of Solitude is a fictional fortress appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics, commonly in association with Superman. A place of solace and occasional headquarters for Superman, the fortress is typically depicted as being in frozen tundra, away from civilization. Its predecessor, Superman's "Secret Citadel", first appeared in Superman #17, where it was said to be built into a mountain on the outskirts of Metropolis. By issue #58 (May–June 1949) it is referred to as the Fortress of Solitude, seems at a glance to be a freestanding castle, and is said to be located in a "polar waste". When the Fortress reappears in 1958 and for the first time takes center stage in a story ("The Super-Key to Fort Superman", Action Comics #241), it is again an underground complex in a mountainous cliffside.

Traditionally, the Fortress of Solitude is located in the Arctic, though more recent versions of the Superman comics have placed the Fortress in other locations, including the Antarctic, the Andes, and the Amazon rainforest. The general public in Superman's world is either unaware or at best only vaguely aware of the existence of the Fortress, and its location is kept secret from all but Superman's closest friends and allies (such as Lois Lane and Batman). A trademark of the Fortress is that it contains a memorial statue of Jor-El and Lara, Superman's Kryptonian parents, holding a large globe of Krypton. Although Superman has living quarters at the Fortress, his main residence is still Clark Kent's apartment in Metropolis. The arctic Fortress of Solitude concept was first created for pulp hero Doc Savage during the 1930s.

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Happy Harbor

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The team received its own comic book title called Justice League of America in November 1960. With the 2011 relaunch, DC Comics released a second volume of Justice League. In July 2016, the DC Rebirth initiative again relaunched the Justice League comic book titles with the third volume of Justice League. Since its inception, the team has been featured in various films, television programs, and video games, including a film adaptation in 2017.

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Snapper Carr

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The story of St. Anne's Shrine goes like this:

A man from Canada, (believed to be Napoleon Pelletier)) came down to Florida with his very sick son. His son had been diagnosed as terminally ill. In search of warmer climate, French Canadians had traveled here to escape severe winters and the first pilgrimage was in 1928. While traveling in Florida, they came upon the little lake at what is now St. Anne's. They swam and camped there and the boy's condition improved, and he was miraculously cured. His cure was attributed to the healing waters, and so the man single-handedly built a shrine to St. Anne, a popular Canadian saint associated with water, in an oak hammock next to the lake. During World War II, the once flock of French Canadians could no longer visit this shrine as a result of the war closing it and another concern was commercialism, all of this combined eventually declined the church. Plans of reopening the church were considered but, again, commercialism was a concern and the plans never fully formed. The Catholic Church eventually demolished most of the church in 1950, leaving only the altar. Several stone walls, and the original steps of the church remain. Although the shrine now closed, the Catholic Diocese of Orlando still owned the land and when, in 1981, a priest attempted to sell the land to build a home, locals protested and the land was preserved. Saint Anne is more common in France and this is the only place in Florida with Saint Anne relics. The shrine nowadays is still very common on postcards and, in 2002, the Lakeland Ledger said of the shrine: "Historically speaking, it might be one of the most unique religious sites in Central Florida".

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Young Justice

Young Justice is a fictional DC Comics superhero team consisting of teenaged heroes.

The team was formed at a time when DC's usual teen hero group, the Teen Titans, had become adults and changed their name to the Titans. Like the original Teen Titans, Young Justice was centered on three previously established teen heroes: Superboy, Robin and Impulse, but grew to encompass most teenaged heroes in the DC Universe.

In the 2003 mini-series Titans/Young Justice: Graduation Day, both groups disbanded and members of each formed two new teams of Teen Titans and Outsiders.

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