Justice League of America Comics Index
- Justice League of America #15 (January)
Dwayne McDuffie, Ed Benes, Sandra Hope
As Lex prepares to kill Superman with a Kryptonite shard Firestorm comes to the rescue, changing the Kryptonite to a butter knife. The rest of the JLA come to Firestorm's aid, and a huge battle ensues. The JLA win the fight, but a couple of villains escape... however Amanda Waller and her Suicide Squad show up with warrants, arresting Luthor and his Injustice League. Firestorm joins the JLA.
- Justice League of America #16 (February)
Dwayne McDuffie, Joe Benitez, Victor Llamas
When two thieves stumble upon a inter-dimensional lantern in Guy Gardner's storage garage, one of them is replaced by another dimension's Atom. A police officer is missing, and the JLA come to check out the situation, do battle with the other-world Atom, before sending him back to his own world. What they don't realize is that the other dimension's female Flash has been brought in place of the missing police officer.
[Trade Paperback Collection: Justice League of America - Vol. 3: The Injustice League reprints Justice League of America #13-16, JLA Wedding Special #1]
- Justice League of America #17 (March)
Alan Burnett; Ed Benes; Sandra Hope, Mariah Benes, and Ed Benes
Members of Cadre attempt to commandeer a private jet, but Black Lightning is on hand to stop them. Red Arrow and Batman discover that Mr Stikk, a long-retired villain, has been kidnapped. A group of supervillains, including The Key, are set upon by Amanda Waller's Suicide Squad but some of them manage to escape, only to break into the JLA Hall of Justice. However instead of attacking the JLA they ask for sanctuary. Back-up Story: Vixen and Red Arrow call in Green Lantern to help them test the extent of Vixen's new powers.
- Justice League of America #18 (April)
Alan Burnett/Dwayne McDuffie; Ed Benes/Jon Boy Meyers; Sandra Hope with Ed Benes/Mark Irwin
The Key and his group are taken into safe custody by the JLA. The Suicide Squad come to arrest them on behalf of Amanda Waller, but the JLA refuse to hand them over. Back-up Story: All the greatest minds work on getting Red Tornado's new body ready, while Red Tornado contemplates what it'll mean for him and his family.
- Justice League of America #19 (May)
Alan Burnett; Ed Benes; Sandra Hope, Mariah Benes, Ruy Jose
Readying themselves to travel to Cygnus 4019, the prison planet where they believe the super villains are being held, the JLA first meet with Amanda Waller who requests they take Commander Flag with them. Upon reaching Cygnus, the JLA discover no signs of life, but are sent on various wild goose chases, trapping them all (except Hawkgirl). They're captor? Kanjar Ro! It seems none of the super villains ever made it to Cygnus, but Kanjar will take the JLA as his slaves instead.
- Justice League of America #20 (June)
Dwayne McDuffie, Ethan Van Sciver, Ethan Van Sciver
Attempting to put out a huge farmland fire, the Flash gets some much needed help from Wonder Woman, who asks him why he's ignored his JLA duties. They continue their discussion while they hunt down and defeat the Queen Bee who is attempting to steel a Matter Transmitter. With the job successfully complete, Flash promises to fit in his JLA duties amongst his busy life.
- Justice League of America #21 (July)
Dwayne McDuffie, Carlos Pacheco, Jesus Merino
Superman, Wonder Woman and Batman sit down for a meeting in a secret "star chamber" to discuss how the JLA should be run and possible additions to the team. Batman reveals he knows about Vixen's powers having changed. Meanwhile, Hawkgirl and Red Arrow attempt to catch the Human Torch who has just robbed a bank, but Libra steps in and rescues the Human Torch, offering him a place within his new Injustice Gang with the power to seek the revenge of J'onn J'onzz he's sought for so long.
[Trade Paperback Collection: Justice League of America: Sanctuary reprints Justice League of America #17-21]
- Justice League of America #22 (August)
Dwayne McDuffie, Ed Benes, Ed Benes
Red Tornado prepares to be transfered to his new body, however technical difficulties delay the process. Meanwhile Mari reveals to the JLA the changes in her powers, and Black Canary has no hesitation in removing her from the team until further notice. John Henry Irons shows Batman how Red Tornado's old body has totally repaired itself, and it's revealed that Amazo has been inside the body, and now is transferring its mind into the new, hi-tech body meant for Red Tornado.
- Justice League of America #23 (September)
Dwayne McDuffie, Ed Benes, Ed Benes
Zatanna tries to fix Vixen's powers, but some monstrous magical entity prevents her. Batman and John Henry Irons, badly injured, regain their feet and continue to investigate the situation. The battle against Amazo isn't going too well. Superman is injured, Flash is nearly killed, as the other JLA members arrive. However Amazo has their measure until Green Lantern severly damages the robot, who disappears to repair. As the JLA search for and find Amazo, Vixen attempts to syphon off his powers, but it's too much for her, and she faints. Amazo looms over her ready to make the killing blow...
- Justice League of America #24 (October)
Dwayne McDuffie, Allan Goldman, Prentis Rollins with Rodney Ramos & Derek Fridolfs
Zatanna bumps into Amazo, saving Vixen. Red Arrow, Hawkgirl and Black Canary attempt to stap Amazo, with Canary's scream causing his head to explode. However, as the JLA attempt to regroup, Amazo begins to grow back a new head. Elsewhere Batman and Steel formulate a plan. With Superman down, Wonder Woman attempts to lure Amazo into Batman's trap, and with Zatanna and Red Tornado's help, they manage to transport Amazo to the Gravity Well of Antares. Later, with Red Tornado in his body, Vixen approaches Buddy Baker about the changes in his powers... but he denies anything is wrong, until they point out he's eating chicken and he's a vegetarian.
- Justice League of America #25 (November)
Dwayne McDuffie; Ed Benes, Doug Mahnke, Darick Robertson, Shane Davis, Ian Churchill and Ivan Reis; Ed Benes, Christian Alamy, Darick Robertson, Rob Stull, Ian Churchill, and Joe Prado
Red Tornado proposes to Kathy. Vixen is sucked into her totem where she's trapped by the trickster god. Batman and Tornado capture Professor Ivo with Zatanna's help. Buddy Baker is also sucked in to the trickster's trap, and the heroes try to follow. The trickster plays out a number of story scenarios and alternate versions of the JLA heroes. Mari escapes much to the trickster's amusement.
- Justice League of America #26 (December)
Dwayne McDuffie, Ed Benes, Ed Benes
In a changed world, Vixin gathers the members of the Justice League to help her to set reality right, by taking the fight to Anansi, the trickster god. He however sets the team against her, but Vixin turns the tables, forcing Anansi to return her Justice League into being. The two Leagues fight it out, with the real League winning the day, and reality returning to normal. With her powers restored to normal, Vixing discovers it was all a test to make sure she was ready for what lies ahead.
[Trade Paperback Collection: Justice League of America: The Second Coming reprints JLA #22-26]
JLA Comics Index (1996-2011)
IntroductionThe 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.
CONTENTS: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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