So, the Justice League has been captured by some dickweed aliens, and left in an inescapable trap:
Except they aliens have never heard of super-team teamwork!! (Plus, they weren't smart enough to actual put away Wonder Woman's lasso...Seriously, just leaving it on the floor there?)
Let's see how another super-team deals with a similar situation:
The Avengers were beaten by Attuma, who put "slave collars" on them, and sent them to attack the Sub-Mariner. But Namor wasn't home, and they ended up fighting Doctor Doom instead.
The collars preventing the Avengers from fighting efficiently, and kept the Vision from using his intangibility, and result was ignominious defeat:
But like the JLAers, the Avengers know the power of super-team team-work (and like the dickweed aliens, Doom and the denizen of Hydrobase are foolish enough to leave Cap's shield just laying about...):
Anyway, that's the definition of trap-escaping teamwork: have the team member dressed in red create an artificial wind that carries the weapon belonging to the team's WWII icon right into their hands! Works every time!!
Remarkable coincidence, or were Gerry Conway & George Perez deliberately referencing a classic tale by Gardner Fox & Mike Sekowsky?
Or maybe snell is just reading way too much into 2 old comics he just happened to read close together lately...?
From Justice League Of America #7 (1961) and Avengers #155 (1977)