Justice League of America Comics Index
- Justice League of America #27 (January)
Dwayne McDuffie, Ed Benes, Ed Benes with Rob Hunter, Norm Rapmund & Drew Geraci
Dr Kimiyo Hoshi (once Dr Light) come home from a bad day at work only to find herself confronted by members of the Shadow Cabinet. She panics and sets off her old JLI communicator. Elsewhere Hawkgirl calls out Carter's name in her sleep, angering Red Arrow, who leaves. Vixen is reinstated to the League now that her powers are back to normal. Black Canary catches Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman in their secret meeting room and isn't impressed, but the team has to answer Hoshi's distress call before matters can be settled. Superman and the JLA are confronted by Icon and his Shadow Cabinet.
- Justice League of America #28 (February)
Dwayne McDuffie, Jose Luis, JP Mayer
As the JLA and Shadow Cabinet face off over the remains of Dr. Light, which Icon and his team want to take. A battle ensues, one engineered by Icon and Superman to appear real, a plan the two have put in place. Icon needs the remains to stop a madman from destroying everything. As his team almost escapes, Hawkman appears from the other side of their escape portal to stop them, telling the JLA that someone is trying to destroy the earth and he can't stop him alone...
- Justice League of America #29 (March)
Len Wein, Chris Cross, Rob Stull with Chris Cross
Starbreaker recalls how the JLA first defeated him when he tried to attack and consume the planet Rann. Having followed them back to Earth, Starbreaker tries to consume Earth, using the fear of the people to energize himself. With the JLA looking beaten, and with Starbreaker drawing the Earth towards the Sun, the JLA regain their feet, giving hope to the poeople, which in turn weakens Starbreaker, ending in his defeat.
- Justice League of America #30 (April)
Dwayne McDuffie/Len Wein, Jose Luis/Marco Rudy, JP Mayer/Frederico Dallocchio
With the Shadow Cabinet defeated, Hawkman tries to warn the JLA about the impending trouble, but that trouble has followed him in the form of a much more powerful Shadow Thief, who is able to create shadow forms of everyone he comes in contact with. The JLA and Shadow Cabinet are soon fighting shadowing versions of themselves. Superman and Icon arrive back in the watchtower to join the fight. Just as the battle appears to be won a massive shadow of the moon is on a course to collide with Earth... Superman flies off to stop it. The Shadow Cabinet, having tricked the JLA into helping them restore power to their teleportation systems by defeating the Shadow Thief, slip back to their own dimension. Scar, the fallen Oan, reads from the Book of the Black and sees Red Arrow and Hawkgirl taking down Fadeaway Man, but their relationship problems are not getting any better... especially with Hawkman around.
- Justice League of America #31 (May)
Dwayne McDuffie, Shane Davis, Sandra Hope
Black Canary confronts Hal about starting up his own Justice League, and angrily rebukes her husband for joining him. Dinah then talks to Roy, who quits the League, before meeting with the Flash, who also says he's too busy to be a part of the League. Wonder Woman and Superman are also unable to commit to the League, and Dinah is at the end of her tether when she meets with John Stewart, Zatanna, Dr. Light and Vixen where she tells them she's disbanding the Justice League.
- Justice League of America #32 (June)
Dwayne McDuffie, Rags Morales, John Dell
Superman talks to Black Canary who has decided the disband the JLA. John Stewart, Zatanna, Vixen, Dr. Light and Forestorm meet in The Lounge to discuss what to do next. They agree to stay on and hope to talk Canary into leading them again. Dr. Light and Firestorm visit the Shadow Thief in jail, but it's a trap, allowing him to call forth Starbreaker who begins siphoning off energy from the Vega star which powers Dr. Light. The JLA arrive to help Firestorm and Dr. Light, but Starbreakers vanishes with the help of the Shadow Thief, but not before Dr. Lights jumps through the portal to follow them.
- Justice League of America #33 (July)
Dwayne McDuffie, Rags Morales, John Dell
Dr. Light manages to find illumination at the end of the tunnel while Zatanna fails to cast a spell to follow her. John tracks down Hardware to find out more information about what is going on and after helping him out in a fight he agrees to assist them. With the help of Firestorm's alter egos they travel to the Himalayas where Vixen has a vision of her "benefactor" Anansi, who sends Paladin to aid the League and Hardware. They reach the inner sanctum of the Shadow Cabinet's headquarters and not only find Starbreaker and Icon fighting but also the dying form of Dharma.
- Justice League of America #34 (August)
Dwayne McDuffie; Ardian Syaf & Eddy Barrows; Don Ho, Ruy Jose, Dan Green, Jack Purcell and Mark Propst
Zatanna casts a spell revealing Starbreaker's true form as the heroes try to stop him from syphoning off Dharma's energy. Firestorm rescues Dr. Light and together they beat Shadow Thief. Firestorm and Dr. Light join their friends in the continued battle with Starbreaker, with the heroes managing to syphon off most of his energy. Paladin steps in an kills Starbreaker with a Lutetium bullet. Dharma is saved and confronts Icon and Superman about their two realities having merged... and they agree it's for the best.
[Trade Paperback collection Justice League of America: Worlds Collide reprints Justice League of America #27, 28 and 30-34]
- Justice League of America #35 (September)
Len Wein; Tom Derenick and Pow Rodrix; Marlo Alquiza, Rob Hunter, Walden Wong and Dan Green
The Royal Flush Gang attacks the Startopia Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas and after taking out the casino's security force they hold the occupants hostage. Firestorm and Vixen are on the Watchtower when the news report comes through of the siege. They send out a call to the remaining members of the League and head to Vegas where they are joined by Dr. Light, Red Tornado and Plastic Man. Unless every casino on the strip pays them twenty-five million dollars the RFG will start killing hostages. The League storms in and the battle begins, but the Gang manages to escape. Later one of the hostages meets with King and delivers the proprietary nanotech found at the casino. King tells the young woman that Wild Card, their boss, will be pleased and that she has received a promotion from a Five to a Six. Wild Card is revealed to be Professor Amos Fortune, who is playing a game with Roulette.
- Justice League of America #36 (October)
Len Wein, Tom Derenick, Marlo Alquiza with Dan Green and Walden Wong
As the Justice League arrive to combat the Royal Flush Gang they receive help from Wonder Woman who uses her lasso to make them reveal the group's master plan. As they're about to talk a remote signal has the captured villains all killed. Elsewhere Roulette is surprised that Amos Fortune would kill his own people. They're "game" continues as Amos re-tells how he and the Royal Flush Gang came to be. Three heists are being pulled off at the same time around the world, so Vixen, Firestorm, Wonder Woman, Red Tornado, Dr. Light and Plastic Man split up into three teams to try stop them.
- Justice League of America #37 (November)
Len Wein, Tom Derenick, Dan Green with Marlo Alquiza, Jonathan Glapion, Rob Hunter and Walden Wong
Roulette and Amos Fortune talk about their "game" momentarily before it continues. Wonder Woman and Red Tornado manage to prevent members of the Royal Flush Gang from robbing the Museum of National History in New York City despite having some bad luck caused by Amos Fortune. Dr. Light and Plastic Man have a similar encounter at Stellar Studios in LA, while Vixen and Firestorm take care of the Gang at the McCormick Place Convention Complex in Chicago, Illinois. Roulette appears to win the game but her victory is cut short when the League bursts in on them. The two manage to escape and the League is forced to fight their minions. Later Roulette meets with the Key to give him the information she has collected on the League while Amos fortune is apparently shot by the wife of one of the dead members of the Royal Flush Gang.
- Justice League of America #38 (December)
James Robinson, Mark Bagley, Rob Hunter
Blue Jay finds himself under attack in the Justice League Watchtower. He manages to evade his attacker until finally he is hit with what appears to be a fatal blow. Meanwhile in Happy Harbor, Vixen, Dr. Light, Red Tornado and Plastic Man meet in the Secret Sanctuary to discuss the fate of the League. After their battle with Prometheus even Vixen's faith in the team is shaken. Suddenly Despero appears and attacks the heroes. He makes short work of the group until Zatanna shows up and bails them out. After Despero is taken care of Zatanna briefs the team on the current situation with dead heroes and villains coming back to life and tells them they need to get to the Watchtower as soon as possible.
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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