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Justice League Comics & What You Need to Know

Justice League Comics

The deeper you get into the superhero worlds, the closer you want to become a comic book fan. You start by watching a movie here and there like the Snyder Cut, and then you start looking to get your hand on the original Justice League comics.

The reason that the comics will always be in high demand is that they tell the original story. The biggest issue with movie directors is that they often spin on movies and change the stories. It confuses fans into believing in a false narrative that is not true to the original.

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Justice League Comics – Backstory 

Justice League is a team of fictional superheroes that first appeared in comics around 1960. The team was created by the writer Guy Gardner, published by DC comics during the silver age of comics. 

This was done as a reimagining of the Golden age’s Justice Society of America. 

The Justice League first became a thing in American comics from the merger of several preexisting heroes. This team has been a formidable team that has stood against several villains ever since. 

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Founding Members 

The team originally consisting of Superman (Clark Kent), Batman (Bruce Wayne), Wonder Woman (Diana Prince), The Flash (Barry Allen), Green Lantern (Hal Jordan), Aquaman (Arthur Curry), and Martian Manhunter (J’onn J’onzz). 

They first appeared together as the Justice League of America (JLA) in The Brave and the Bold #28 (March 1960).

Since its amazing debut, it has long since gained some amazing members over the years. This consists of various superheroes from the DC universe over the years.

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Justice League Roster 

  • The Atom (Ray Palmer)
  • Big Barda (Barda Free)
  • Black Canary (Dinah Laurel Lance)
  • Black Lightning (Jefferson Pierce)
  • Captain Marvel/Shazam (Billy Batson)
  • Cyborg (Victor Stone)
  • Elongated Man (Ralph Dibny)
  • The Flash (Wally West)
  • Green Arrow (Oliver Queen)
  • Green Lantern (John Stewart)
  • Hawkgirl (Kendra Saunders)
  • Hawkman (Carter Hall)
  • Metamorpho (Rex Mason)
  • Orion
  • Plastic Man (Eel O’Brian)
  • Supergirl (Kara Zor-El)
  • Power Girl (Kara Zor-L)
  • Red Tornado, Stargirl (Courtney Whitmore)
  • Zatanna.

In the continuity of DC’s relaunch of all the monthly titles called The New 52. Cyborg (Victor Stone) has replaced the Martian Manhunter (J’onn J’onnz) as one of the founding members of the Justice League. 

The team consisted of different characters with their standalone comics. They only became a team in 1960, under the name Justice League of America. They gained their iconic title in November 1960. 

With The recent relaunch called New 52, which challenged in 2011, DC Comics has released another Justice League volume. A second volume came In July 2016. The DC Rebirth initiative again relaunched DC’s entire line of its monthly books. This relaunch included the Justice League titles, with the third volume of Justice League. 

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Justice League Adaptations

Since the creation of the fictional team, the Justice League has been featured in various films, television programs, and video games. 

Justice League of America has had several comic issues since its launch as a fictional team. 

Several comic book series featuring the Justice League have become popular. It has been featured in several television shows.

TV Shows

Like the classic Saturday morning Super Friends animated series (1973–1986), a live-action series of specials Legends of the Superheroes (1979), an unproduced Justice League of America live-action series (for which the pilot film exists), the acclaimed Justice League animated series (2001–2004), its sequel Justice League Unlimited (2004–2006) and Justice League Action (2016–2018).


A live-action film was also in the process of production around 2008 before it was eventually shelved. On June 6, 2012, Warner Bros. Once again announced a new live-action Justice League film was in development. This time the screenwriter Will Beall was hired for this project.

But once again, the project was scrapped again. After the Superman reboot, Man of Steel’s success, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, was released in March 2016. Zack Snyder directed it. Batman v Superman while the scriptwriter Chris Terrio also penned the script for Justice League.

Justice League has gained popularity in the comic verse both as a formidable team due to their outstanding performance,, and, and, and, and to the team consisting of some fan favorites. The idea to bring them together as a team that opposed evil was ingenious,, and its ingenuity has sparked the flames of creativity in several fans for several decades now. 

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Some Origin Stories In the Justice League Comics

This is a story that was told in a flashback in Justice League of America #9 (February 1962), the Appellaxians infiltrated Earth. 

Competing alien warriors were sent to see who could first conquer Earth

This was a competition meant to determine who will become the new ruler of their home planet. The aliens’ attacks draw the attention of several of earth’s heroes like Aquaman, Batman, Flash (Barry Allen), Green Lantern (Hal Jordan), Martian Manhunter, Superman, and Wonder Woman.

While the heroes individually defeated most invaders, they do, however, to a single competitor’s attack. They can defeat this foe only by working together.  For many years, the heroes heralded this adventure as the event that prompted them to agree to pool resources when confronted with similar menaces. Thus, they formed a team of heroes. 

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More Justice League Comics Stories

Another origin of the Justice league occurs in In Justice League of America #144 (July 1977).

Green Arrow uncovered inconsistencies in the team’s records and extracted admissions from his colleagues.

This confession was that the seven founders had actually come together to form the League after Martian Manhunter was rescued from Martian forces by the other six founders, along with several other heroes, including Robin, Robotman, Congorilla, Rex the Wonder Dog,, and even Lois Lane.

The Green Lantern participated in this adventure as his first solely as Hal Jordan. He had yet to become the costumed hero at that time. The biggest discrepancy that Arrow had found was that even as they celebrated the earlier incident’s date while recounting only the later one’s events. 

When the group formalized their agreement, they agreed to suppress its news because of anti-Martian hysteria. Because the heroes had not revealed their identities to each other at the time, they did not realize that Jordan and Green Lanterns were the same when he turned up in costume during the event described in #9.

While most subsequent accounts of the League have made little mention of this first adventure, the animated Justice League series adapted this tale as one of the Justice League originsJustice League origins.