JLA Comics Index


  • JLA #60 (January)
    Mark Waid, Cliff Rathburn, Paul Neary
    Plastic Man tells little Weezer a story about how Santa Claus helped the JLA defeat Neron, thereby becoming a life member of the JLA.

    [Trade Paperback Collection: JLA: Terror Incognita (Vol. 9) reprints JLA #55-60]

  • JLA #61 (February)
    Joe Kelly, Doug Mahnke, Tom Nguyen
    The world is under a major threat when huge creatures are awoken and start tearing each other apart. The JLA work out that Abra Kadabra is being controlled by an alien parasite unlike anything they've come across before.

Golden Perfect (3 Parts)

  • JLA #62 (March)
    Joe Kelly, Doug Mahnke, Tom Nguyen
    The JLA teleport into the country of Jarhanpur to save a boy being held prisoner... however things fall apart when Wonder Woman's lasso finds that the child's mother and those holding him captive are both somehow telling the truth.

  • JLA #63 (April)
    Joe Kelly, Doug Mahnke, Tom Nguyen
    The "truth" no longer holds its meaning. Everywhere strangeness abounds. Wonder Woman goes on a quest to try and have her lasso of truth repaired... but meets with accusations that the undoing of "truth" is her fault.

  • JLA #64 (May)
    Joe Kelly, Doug Mahnke, Tom Nguyen
    The JLA continue to battle the unknown as the "truth" continues to shift and take different forms. Eventually they reunite with Wonder Woman in Jarhanpur where she converses with the very land to set the world right.

  • JLA #65 (June)
    Joe Kelly, Doug Mahnke, Tom Nguyen
    Plastic Man comes to Batman for some help... Seems Plastic Man has a son who is running with some bad kids. Batman confronts the kid on Plastic Man's behalf...

    [Trade Paperback Collection: JLA: Golden Perfect (Vol. 10) reprints JLA #61-65]

The Destroyers (2 Parts)

  • JLA #66 (July)
    Joe Kelly, Doug Mahnke, Tom Nguyen
    Large fish rain on Daytona. A huge Aztec mechanical man leaves Green Lantern and Flash in a state. Wonder Woman smells the blood of sacrificed children. Batman smells a trap. Crows attack tha JLA by the thousands.

  • JLA #67 (August)
    Joe Kelly, Doug Mahnke, Tom Nguyen
    The Shaman and the Aztec Robot realize they only have six of the JLA when Green Lantern comes to the rescue. The Shaman sees the JLA as a plague that needs to be wiped out to save Earth. He escapes using the magic around the Atlantic Trench, somehow bringing back a the ruins of Atlantis.

The Obsidian Age

  • JLA #68 (September)
    Joe Kelly, Doug Mahnke, Tom Nguyen
    Tempest leads the JLA to Atlantis where they are joined by every major mage on Earth. Together they plan to open a rift back in time where Tempest believes Aquaman was sent when Tempest cast the spell that made Atlantis disappear during the fight with Imperiex.

  • JLA #69 (Early October)
    Joe Kelly, Yvel Guichet, Mark Propst
    With the JLA presumed dead, the Wathtower begins a recruitment drive pre-programmed by Batman. Firestorm, Green Arrow, the Atom, Hawkgirl, Faith, Jason Blood, Major Disaster, and Nightwing are all in turn recruited to join the new JLA.

  • JLA #70 (Late October)
    Joe Kelly, Doug Mahnke, Tom Nguyen
    The Rama Khan rules over Atlantis in ancient times. His wife Gamemnae and his League of superpowered beings protect Atlantis from any threat... including the up-coming threat of the "Destroyers"... Meanwhile the JLA look on from a distance, trying to decide their next move.

  • JLA #71 (Early November)
    Joe Kelly, Yvel Guichet, Mark Propst
    The new JLA are having trouble adapting to the task at hand, and having trouble being accepted by the Press, while they try and work out why the Earth's water is diminishing... On Atlantis, an ancient evil has taken over Zatanna's body, and taken out all the other heroes.

    [Trade Paperback Collection: JLA: The Obsidian Age (Book One) (Vol. 11) reprints JLA #66-71]

  • JLA #72 (Late November)
    Joe Kelly, Doug Mahnke, Tom Nguyen
    Aquaman is revealed to be living water! The JLA visit with his wife and loyal subjects who have also been transported back in time, and formulate a plan to set things right. The battle is stalled before it even begins when the Flash is held captive... battered and broken... his legs ripped off!

  • JLA #73 (Early December)
    Joe Kelly, Yvel Guichet, Mark Propst & Bob Petrecca
    Nightwing and Faith make a frontal attack on the evil Queen creature in Atlantis, while the rest of the new JLA attack from the rear. Luthor bombs the site... to no avail. The new JLA survive the bombing thanks to the ghost of Green Lantern who has waited 3,000 years to help them.

  • JLA #74 (Late December)
    Joe Kelly, Doug Mahnke, Tom Nguyen
    The battle rages, and the JLA are soon defeated... killed, their bodies impaled on spikes for all to see. However the Shaman, having seen the error of his ways, has set about a plan to bring back the JLA using his magic.

JLA Comics Index (1996-2011)


The JLA comic book brought together Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Flash, Green Lantern and the Martian Manhunter. The original line-up has changed as the series has progressed. This comic book title centers around events and situations that can only be dealt with by the combined might and team work of these heroes.

Green Arrow joined the JLA in issues #8 & #9. Aztek joined the JLA in Aztek #10 and was first featured in JLA #10. The JLA was “officially” disbanded in issue #15 but again reformed with a new look line-up in JLA #16. Green Arrown and Aztek were no longer with the JLA. Steel, Huntress, Plastic Man, Zauriel, Oracle, Orion, Big Barda were shown as the new members in JLA #16 & 17, with a rotating “vacant” spot left open for any specialists needed to help out as the situation demands.

After the events of DC 1 Million, the future Hourman became a temporary member of the JLA, as did The Atom in JLA #27, but only on a semi-permanent basis as a scientific advisor.

Following an adventure in which the JLA went back in time to rescue the long-missing Aquaman and Atlantis (thereby implementing an “emergency” team hand-picked by Batman), Superman summed it up best: “The JLA is an organic thing. It exists to cope with the ever-changing face of terror... and in that way, it too, must sometimes evolve.” With that, the League's chairman expanded the core group, inducting several probationary members who had proven their worth in times of crisis. These included reformed super-criminal Major Disaster, ancient Earth shaman Manitou Raven, the mysterious telekinetic powerhouse Faith, and Green Lantern (John Stewart), who took Kyle Rayner's place on the roster. Meanwhile, former members from all incarnations of the JLA have standby status and remain on call should any emergency require their assistance.

This incarnation of the book was concluded with issue #60 ahead of the post-Flashpoint relaunch in late 2011.

Below each title name and issue number I have listed the Writer, Penciller and Inker for each comic.

This is a listing of the JLA title since its introduction in November 1996.

Note: Remember, the month dates are from the issue covers, not the actual date when the comic was on sale.


1996 | 1997 | 1998 | 1999 | 2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005
2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011
Annuals | Specials 1997-2003 | Specials 2004-

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