JLA Comics Index


  • JLA #90 (January)
    Joe Kelly, Chris Cross, Tom Nguyen
    Batman and Wonder Woman finally get around to discussing the kiss they shared and whether or not they have feelings for each other. Wonder Woman uses J'onn's dream machine to look into her feelings, and discovers (as does Batman) that their friendship means too much for them to take a chance on a relationship.

Extinction (3 Parts)

  • JLA #91 (February)
    Dennis O'Neil, Tan Eng Huat, Tan Eng Huat
    When an anomoly in space nearly destroys the JLA Watchtower, a space ship is discovered nearby, and the sole occupant... a monkey. An alien that looks like a monkey, come to Earth to monitor the progress of a particular species of monkey... a species made extinct as the JLA search for it... Angering the alien into a fit of rage!

  • JLA #92 (March)
    Dennis O'Neil, Tan Eng Huat, Tan Eng Huat
    Calming their alien visitor, the JLA agree to giving him a tour of the entire Earth. But the alien is more interested in the slums and war zones of Earth than anything else. He is adamant that humans were not meant to be the dominant species on Earth. As the JLA assist in one region, Peppy (the alien) goes missing from his hotel room, which has been trashed.

  • JLA #93 (April)
    Dennis O'Neil, Tan Eng Huat, Tan Eng Huat
    The JLA search for and find Peppy before he can wipe out all human life on Earth. Confused as to what his purpose is, and why things aren't the way the Book of Lol said they would be, Peppy decides to search the galaxy for meaning... but instead he blows up his ship, committing suicide.

The Tenth Circle (6 Parts)

  • JLA #94 (Early May)
    John Byrne, Chris Claremont, Jerry Ordway
    Manitou Raven vanishes as an evil black shadow consumes him. Superman is brainwashed by hooded villains kidnapping children. Batman has the JLA investigate the mystery surrounding vanishing children, the latest of whom has shown up dead. All these children have low-level meta abilities. Superman is brainwashed into grabbing Faith against her will.

  • JLA #95 (Late May)
    John Byrne, Chris Claremont, Jerry Ordway
    Green Lantern is thwarted in his attempts to stop more youngsters from being taken by the followers of the Crucifer. Wonder Woman discovers that her mother once battled these vampires and defeated them, but when Superman arrives (under the Crucifer's spell) he burns the historical scrolls. Batman is shot by a crooked detective defacing a crime scene.

  • JLA #96 (Early June)
    John Byrne, Chris Claremont, Jerry Ordway
    The Atom finds mysterious beings within the Telling Stones. The Crucifer drinks the blood of Faith. Batman chases off some vampires, while Wonder Woman battles Superman and then stabbed with a sword by the Crucifer.

  • JLA #97 (Late June)
    John Byrne, Chris Claremont, Jerry Ordway
    Wonder Woman is found, almost dead. The Atom attempts to learn more about these strange beings he's discovered. Nudge, Grunt and Vortex escape. The JLA confront the mysterious team of metahumans who are also involved in all this, while Crucifer takes over a small town in preparation of an event he calls the Great Convergence.

  • JLA #98 (Early July)
    John Byrne, Chris Claremont, Jerry Ordway
    The JLA run into Nudge and Grunt, and then meet up with the mysterious group of heroes lead by Dr Niles Caulder. Together the realize that the Crucifer has been using a nexus gateway to travel from place to place... and using the same method the heroes arrive in Barnes to confront the Crucifer.

  • JLA #99 (Late July)
    John Byrne, Chris Claremont, Jerry Ordway
    The JLA and Doom Patrol unite their efforts to defeat the Crucifer. They attack Crucifer in the town of Barnes, thwarting his plans. Crucifer attempts to get Superman to help him, but J'onn (pretending to be Wonder Woman) tricks Crucifer into drinking his blood, which frees Superman from his spell, enabling Superman to defeat him once and for all.

    [Trade Paperback Collection: JLA: The Tenth Circle (Vol. 15) reprints JLA #94-99]

  • JLA #100 (August)
    Joe Kelly, Doug Mahnke, Tom Nguyen
    Vera Black, sister of Manchester Black, reforms The Elite in an attempt to scare the world into unite together and fix the world's problems. The JLA is split about how to react to Vera's challenge, with Superman firmly against her plans. The Flash however is one who wants to hear her out, forcing the JLA to disband.

Pain of the Gods (6 Parts)

  • JLA #101 (Early September)
    Chuck Austen, Ron Garney, Ron Garney
    Superman arrives on the scene of a factory fire. As he attempts to free trapped men in the basement of the burning building a new hero arrives to help him. Superman goes about saving the men while the new hero holds up the ceiling. Superman feels responsible when a gas tank explodes killing the new hero.

  • JLA #102 (Late September)
    Chuck Austen, Ron Garney, Ron Garney
    The Flash helps people out of a burning building, but is too late to save two children. The failure hits him hard, and he goes on a crazy spree buying Smoke Alarms and installing them into people's homes. When confronted by the JLA he breaks down and cries, and Superman gives him a re-assuring talk about how to cope, before himself going off to watch over the son of the superhero he failed to save last issue.

  • JLA #103 (Early October)
    Chuck Austen, Ron Garney, Ron Garney
    On patrol, Green Lantern hears two simultaneous calls for help in neighbouring apartments. Making a decision he stops one woman from being strangled but fails to save the other who is stabbed to death by a stalker. Unable to come to terms with his failure, John Stewart goes on an around-the-clock vigil, depriving himself of sleep, which eventually leads him to almost kill a couple he attempts to save from a car crash. Superman and the rest of the JLA help him to see the error of his ways.

  • JLA #104 (Late October)
    Chuck Austen, Ron Garney, Ron Garney
    As the JLA console Green Lantern, J'onn excuses himself. He gets a job as a P.I. at a new agency as John Jones, but makes his boss and workmates a bit uncomfortable. When one of his female colleagues tries to get close to him he backs away. She sees him turn into his Martian form when he confronts an abusive husband, and realizes he's scared to get close to people in case he fails them, as he did his Martian family. The JLA confirm this and make him see the error of his fears.

  • JLA #105 (Early November)
    Chuck Austen, Ron Garney, Ron Garney
    Wonder Woman battles a new villainess who nearly kills her. Looking for some emotional support, she finds no help with either the Flash, Green Lantern, or the Martian Manhunter. She finds Superman looking out for the son of the superhero who he failed to save. He gives Wonder Woman the comfort she needs. Together they notice the boy as donned his own superhero costume and is confronting bullies preying on another smaller boy. Superman looks on, astonished, as the boy lifts the bullies over his head.

  • JLA #106 (Late November)
    Chuck Austen, Ron Garney, Ron Garney
    Young Joey Abernathy punches Superman through numerous apartment blocks when he steps in to stop him from really hurting his school mates. The JLA confront Joey's mother who asks them to leave after Batman discovers Joey's sister also has super-powers. Later that night they corner Mrs Abernathy (who also has super-powers) as she attempts to steal documents to aid in the court case against the company responsible for the construction of the building in which her husband died. While they convince her, they can't convince young Joey, who runs away, telling Superman he'll always hate him for letting his dad die.

    [Trade Paperback Collection: JLA: The Pain of the Gods (Vol. 16) reprints JLA #101-106]

Syndicate Rules (8 Parts)

  • JLA #107 (December)
    Kurt Busiek, Ron Garney, Dan Green
    The JLA are conducting routine maintenance on various objects they have under their care. Partnered with J'onn, Flash is getting bored with all the procedural stuff. He and J'onn check in on The Construct, an electronic consciousness that needs to be controlled and monitored. It has advanced quicker than J'onn anticipated, and it's only because of an off-the-cuff half-joking remark from the Flash that gives J'onn the idea to create a "signal splitter" to create companionship for the sentient program that settles it down. J'onn has a feeling something is wrong... but it's not the Construct... unknown to the JLA, the Crime Syndicate of Amerika have come for a visit.

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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