Justice League of America Comics Index


The Tornado's Path (continued)

  • Justice League of America #4 (January)
    Brad Meltzer, Ed Benes, Sandra Hope
    Superman tries to remove the Starro stuck to the back of Trident's neck, only to have it break, revealing that it is mechanical. Hal, Dinah and Roy fight their way through to Red Tornado's mechanical body. Red Tornado (in his new human body) also arrives, only to find that his old body has been turned in to the new Amazo... by Solomon Grundy!

  • Justice League of America #5 (February)
    Brad Meltzer, Ed Benes, Sandra Hope
    Red Tornado is down. Solomon Grundy asks for the hero's assistance in capturing Amazo, so he can use his body to stop himself from dying time and time again. Amazo, with Red Tornado's memories, seeks out its place in the world. Elsewhere, Geo-Force recovers, while Vixen finally gains control of herself. As Hal, Roy, Dinah and Red Tornado discuss what to do, Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Black Lightning, and Hawkgirl arrive to give them assistance. They realize that Amazo, with Red Tornado's memories, is heading for John Smith's wife and child. Kathy uses a weapon to attack Amazo, who confused, decides to strike back, just as the Justice League arrive on the scene.

    [Trade Paperback Collection: Justice League of America, Vol. 1 - The Tornado's Path reprints Justice League of America #0-5]

  • Justice League of America #6 (April)
    Brad Meltzer, Ed Benes, Sandra Hope
    Red Tornado gets beaten up badly by Grundy, while the rest of the league attempt to take down Amazo. Dying, Red Tornado defeats Grundy, but has to be put back in his robotic body to be kept alive.

  • Justice League of America #7 (May)
    Brad Meltzer, Ed Benes, Sandra Hope
    The Justice League is brought together, with Roy taking on the name Red Arrow. Geo-Force shows Black Lightning how he now has his deceased sister's powers. Red Tornado gets used to his robotic body once again. Batman shows Black Lightning through the new JLA HQ, both in Washington DC at the new Hall of Justice, which is connected via "door slideways" to the other location, a sattelite orbiting Earth. As Doctor Will Magnus studdies an Amazo chip, Starro appears behind him. Batman discovers that Trident is actually from the 31st century!

The Lightning Saga (5 Parts)

  • Justice League of America #8 (June)
    Brad Meltzer, Shane Davis, Matt Banning
    The JLA get used to their new team members and new surroundings, training and honing their skills against one another. Trident (really Karate Kid) awakens and fights Batman. Red Arrow is nearly killed in a freak training accident involving Red Tornado (who has yet to master the power of his new body). Karate Kid starts to remember who he really is, and the JLA realize that seven of the LSH are scattered around Earth displaced from the 31st century. The JLA team up with the JSA to find the rest of the LSH members.

  • Notable Issue: Justice Society of America #5 (June)
    Geoff Johns, Fernando Pasarin, Fernando Pasarin
    Batman and Starman break into the depths of Arkham Asylum in search of the one person who may be able to reconcile Starman's past. But with nightmares literally around every corner, that person may be dead before they reach him. Plus, a battle within the Fortress of Solitude reveals the key to it all, especially the members of the team!

  • Justice League of America #9 (July)
    Brad Meltzer, Ed Benes, Ed Benes
    Members of the JLA track down the remaining members of the LSH. They find Timber Wolf living with the Apes in Gorilla City (at the same time that a Nzame is born), and Dawnstar on Thanagar. With all the Legion members together, the JLA and JSA leave them alone for a minute... but it's a mistake...

  • Notable Issue: Justice Society of America #6 (July)
    Geoff Johns, Dale Eaglesham, Ruy Jose
    With the LSH members having vanished, Superman recalls his time as a LSH member. Meanwhile the LSH members have flown to an old Secret Society HQ in the swamp, but Wonder Woman, Liberty Belle and others have also arrived. They find Triplicate Girl and Computo, but they're only a diversion, a trick to allow the LSH to find their last member, Sensor Girl.

  • Justice League of America #10 (August)
    Brad Meltzer, Ed Benes, Sandra Hope
    As the JLA and JSA realize they've been tricked by the LSH members, they quickly catch up with the LSH and attempt them from using their lightning rods, but the lightning strikes and Wally West and his family are back! A doorway opens up for the LSH, but Karate Kid and Starman remain behind. But who did Brainiac 5 and the others trap within the lightning rod?

  • Justice League of America #11 (September)
    Brad Meltzer, Gene Ha, Gene Ha
    Buried alive within the rubble of a collapsed building, Red Arrow and Vixen are left to their own devices to try and get out alive.

  • Justice League of America #12 (October)
    Brad Meltzer, Ed Benes and Eric Wight, Sandra Hope
    J'onn and Aquaman monitor members of the new JLA as they each come and go from monitor duty. They witness Red Tornado who seems unhappy at home, Hawkgirl discover Red Arrow has a daughter, Black Canary telling Hawkgirl not to hurt Red Arrow (as they're obviously attracted to each other), Black Lightning getting intel from Van Zandt (who informs Luthor), Vixen reveal to Geo-Force that her powers have changed, Red Tornado walk in on Red Arrow and Hawkgirl in bed together, Geo-Force confronted by Slade, and Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman over-seeing the situation with Slade.

    [Trade Paperback Collection: Justice League of America - Vol. 2: The Lightning Saga reprints Justice League of America #8-12]


  • Justice League of America: Wedding Special #1 (November 2007)
    Dwayne McDuffie, Mike McKone, Andy Lanning
    Lex Luthor, the Joker, and Cheetah discuss which villains to include in the Injustice League. Oliver Queen's bachelor party is moved to the Hall of Justice when the Press get wind of it. Firestorm is attacked and severly injured by Killer Frost (thanks to Luthor's involvement), and Wonder Woman and Hawkgirl are caught in an ambush when they go to see him at the hospital. When the men hear of what's happened the bachelor party is cut short.

  • Justice League of America #13 (November)
    Dwayne McDuffie, Joe Benitez, Victor Llamas
    Batman tries to escape and save Wonder Woman, but fails. The rest of the JLA split into 2 teams to try and find the missing heroes, but are set upon by the villains. Superman, Vixen, and Black Canary manage to stop Dr Light, Cheetah and Gorilla Grodd with the help of Black Lightning... but then Lex Luthor appears.

  • Justice League of America #14 (December)
    Dwayne McDuffie, Ed Benes, Sandra Hope
    Lex's hologram goads Superman and Black Lightning with video footage of the rest of the League trapped and tortured. Angry, Superman flies off with Black Lightning to locate the Legion of Doom's HQ. They find it in a swamp, and Superman flies in at super speed, throws out Parasite, and continues the attack with Black Lightning. The pair are overwhelmed however, and Lex tells an unconcious Superman to wake up, as he holds a sharp shard of Kryptonite in his hand.

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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