Justice League of America Comics Index


  • Justice League of America #39 (January)
    James Robinson, Mark Bagley, Rob Hunter
    A Black Lantern ring downloads Vibe's memories before animating his corpse. Vixen, Zatanna, Gypsy, Dr. Light, Plastic Man and Red Tornado investigate the now damaged Hall of Justice. They find the area where the bodies of the villains that the League has faced damaged and are suddenly faced with the Black Lantern Zatara. Zatanna and Zatara fight. Their duel ends with them disappearing into a white light. Vixen and the others make their way deeper into the Hall of Justice when suddenly Dr. Light takes off. Suddenly the Black Lantern Vibe appears to Vixen. Vibe makes fast work of Red Tornado and Plastic Man leaving Gypsy and Vixen to not only face Black Lantern Vibe but also Black Lantern Steel. Elsewhere Dr. Light confronts Arthur Light, who is feasting on the corpse of Firestorm's girlfriend. Arthur hits her hard with his ring and prepares to feast on her as well.

  • Justice League of America #40 (February)
    James Robinson, Mark Bagley, Rob Hunter
    The Black Lantern ring downloads Hank Heywood's memories and then possesses the former hero known as Steel's body. Black Lantern Steel and Vibe attack Vixen and Gypsy and taunt the women. Elsewhere the Black Lantern Dr. Light fights his living, heroic counterpart and uses the same psychological tactics that Steel and Vibe used. In the end the heroes are able to defeat the Black Lanterns, though in Dr. Light's case it takes all of her energy to do so. Zatanna teleports in and is distraught after the battle with the Black Lantern version of her father. Gypsy tells everyone that it will be okay.

  • Justice League of America #41 (March)
    James Robinson, Mark Bagley, Rob Hunter with Marlo Alquiza and Walden Wong
    On the Watchtower Vixen quits the Justice League due to the battle with Prometheus and the Blackest Night event. Kimiyo tries to talk her out of it. At Mercy Hospital Donna Troy takes down a group of costumed thugs holding the children's ward hostage. Wonder Woman arrives and the two discuss Donna's emotional turmoil over recent events. Diana convinces her that her place is in the Justice League. Flashback to Virginia in the year 1777; Tomahawk leads a regime in search of redcoats when they stumble upon a bizarre piece of metal. Tomahawk examines it and receives a mental whammy complete with images of Frankenstein's monster and the Floronic Man. When he comes to Miss Liberty has joined them and suggests that they bring their find to Benjamin Franklin for further study. Back in the present Darwin Jones examines artifacts at the Smithsonian and after discovering a rather peculiar relic a man in a strange costume bursts in and steals it. Meanwhile Donna recruits Starfire, Cyborg and Batman (now Dick Grayson) to become members of the new League. She brings Starfire and Cyborg to the Watchtower and convinces Kimiyo to stay on as Dr. Light. In short order Kimiyo recruits Mon-El while Batman and Green Lantern (Hal Jordan) convince Green Arrow to join the team as well.

  • Justice League of America #42 (April)
    James Robinson, Mark Bagley, Rob Hunter with Norm Rapmund and Jonathan Glapion
    As the Shade takes Green Arrow on a mystical journey the Justice League fights Atlas. From the shadows a mysterious figure watches. In the recent past the Challengers of the Unknown have defeated the "League of Challenger Haters" but are left with a mysterious device that causes Ace to go insane when he touches it. Eventually Ace comes out of it and the other Challengers discuss the device and Ace's behavior with Dr. Will Magnus. Back in the present Josiah Power stands against Dr. Impossible and Hunter as they invade the Fawcett City branch of STAR Labs. At the same time the Atom visits his old friend Darwin, who describes his attacker and the artifact he had been studying. Later, on the Watchtower, Ray briefs the team on what Darwin had told him after getting a situation report on the STAR Labs attack. Cyborg runs in and tells them that he found an old report on the artifact, which involved the Freedom Fighters, and reveals the location of the artifact to be Blackhawk Island. Meanwhile on Blackhawk Island Congo Bill and Mikkal find themselves under attack by Chair and Tender Mercy. The two heroes fall but suddenly the Justice League arrives and the battle is on. At the same time back on the Watchtower Dr. Impossible, Hunter and Neon Black Boom Tube in and after some banter set about getting what they came to get. The villains think they are alone on the satellite but Green Arrow teleports in wondering where everyone is.

  • Justice League of America #43 (May)
    James Robinson, Mark Bagley, Rob Hunter & Norm Rapmund
    While fighting Neon Black, Green Arrow thinks about simpler days with the JLA. On Blackhawk Island, the rest of the JLA fight Chair and Tender Mercy. The two villains escape via Boom Tube. On the Watchtower Green Arrow momentarily escapes. Red Tornado, still dismantled, helps stave off an attack by Neon Black, Impossible and Hunter, who then escape via Boom Tube. Getting information on the Electrocutioner, Green Arrow leaves. Flash arrives with new information on Prometheus, and leaves with Green Lantern. Mikaal and Congo Bill are invited to join the League, and join the team at the Watchtower where they find the aftermatch of Green Arrow's fight. With Starfire and Black Canary gone, only Donna Troy, Batman (Dick Grayson), Mikaal and Congo Bill remain on the team. In Greenland, the "dark gods" complain about the fact that if they were going to go up against the League it should have been for their own ends. Chair inserts the captured Blue Jay into a device and unlocks a viewer to the Multiverse.

    [Trade Paperback collection: Justice League of America: Team History reprints Justice League of America #38-43]

  • Justice League of America #44 (June) [Brightest Day tie-in]
    James Robinson, Mark Bagley, Rob Hunter & Norm Rapmund
    The JLA practices within the watchtowers "kitchen", but their training session is interrupted when a huge green meteor plows through the satellite. As they follow it to Earth they are confronted by Etrigan, who wants the meteor's power... but the JLA stop him, and when he's once again in the form of Jason Blood he informs them of the pull the power of the meteor had on him. Elsewhere the JSA look on as Alan Scott continues to glow brighter. Sebastian Faust walks in and warns them the end of the world is coming. The JLA open the meteor and inside is Jennifer-Lynn Hayden... aka Jade.

  • Justice League of America #45 (July) [Brightest Day tie-in]
    James Robinson, Mark Bagley, Rob Hunter & Norm Rapmund
    As an unconcious Alan Scott begins to fly away, in Germany Jade tells of how her coming back to life woke the Starheart and brought it to Earth. Alan Scott arrives in Germany, followed by the JSA. Just then Powergirl comes crashing through them. Supergirl arrives just in time to take her on. Obsidian and Alan Scott are both "possessed" by the power of the Starheart as the JLA and JSA begin to understand that all the strange things that have been happening all over the world are tied into the Starheart's arrival. Alan Scott awakens... but it is the Starheart talking through him, as he changes his appearance into that of Parallax!

  • Justice League of America #46 (August) [Brightest Day tie-in]
    James Robinson, Mark Bagley, Rob Hunter & Norm Rapmund
    Since the chaotic energy from the Starheart is randomly possessing magical and elemental metahumans around the world, the Justice League and Justice Society members must remain busy keeping those forces at bay while they search for the Starheart and investigate a way to counter its influence. Supergirl and Batman/Dick Grayson show teamwork as they battle Naiad, a Water Elemental. Other JLA and JSA members are dealing with similar battles. Jade goes to her Dad's home and asks Molly Scott for Alan's power battery. Jade hopes to use the battery to track her father and brother. It works, as the battery helps reignite her mystic connection with her family members; and she senses that GL and Obsidian are on the dark side of the moon. Due to his powers, Mikaal Tomas is chosen for the job. He heads to the moon, where he battles the energy from the Starheart, and is then confronted by the still-possessed Alan Scott, who painfully rips the sonic crystal from Mikaal's chest.

  • Notable Issue: Justice Society of America #41 (September) [Brightest Day tie-in]
    James Robinson, Mark Bagley, Norm Rapmund
    Starheart has staked its claim on Alan Scott and his kids Jade and Obsidian! Can the combined might of the Justice Society and the Justice League break up the newly reunited family before they unwittingly unleash serious damage on the DC Universe?

  • Justice League of America #47 (September) [Brightest Day tie-in]
    James Robinson, Mark Bagley, Rob Hunter
    Jade is back! But is her return a blessing or a curse? The powerful Starheart empowering Green Lantern Alan Scott is out of control and unleashing its chaotic energy across Earth. What has lured the Starheart here and what familiar threat must the World's Greatest Heroes and the Justice Society of America team up to stop? Cyborg goes up against Red Tornado.

  • Notable Issue: Justice Society of America #42 (October) [Brightest Day tie-in]
    James Robinson, Mark Bagley, Norm Rapmund
    Everything's going dark for the two greatest Super Hero teams in all of comics as the Starheart makes its final bid to obliterate the good in Green Lantern's life - and all of reality - forcing both teams to seek help in the Shade!

  • Justice League of America #48 (October) [Brightest Day tie-in]
    James Robinson, Mark Bagley, Rob Hunter
    The action continues on the Moon, where the Starheart is located. On Earth, Mister Terrific has been working to create a device that will counter the affects of the Starheart. Starman's crystal is returned to him. Jade (still merged with Obsidian) argues with Kyle over whether he left her, or she left him, as they hurl green energy at each other. As Dr. Fate jumps into the battle, Jade separates from her brother and obtains a white lantern ring. Batman explains to Jade that she may be the key to helping her father break free of the Starheart. Jade realizes she can siphon the dark energy of the Starheart into herself. Alan Scott is able to exert his will, regain control, and revert to his true form. Batman invites Jesse Quick to join the JLA.

    [Trade Paperback collection: Justice League of America: The Dark Things reprints Justice League of America #44-48, Justice Society of America #41-42]

  • Justice League of America #49 (November)
    James Robinson, Pow Rodrix & Robson Rocha, Christian Alamy with John Dell, Julio Ferreira, Sandra Hope, Keith Champagne, Rodney Ramos, Don Ho, Tom Nguyen & Derek Fridolfs
    Supergirl helps Dick Grayson with some of the larger items in his bunker. They go off to grab something to eat. Elsewhere the rest of the JLA are doing their own thing. Donna Troy and Jade pay a visit to Alcatraz where they're confronted by Bogeyman, who manages to trick them into thinking they've left the prison, only to have their worst doubts and fears come true. Donna breaks through the nightmare, makes her way to Jade, and helps free her from her nightmare.

  • Justice League of America #50 (December)
    James Robinson, Mark Bagley, Rob Hunter & Norm Rapmund
    In the JLA Watchtower Supergirl and Jesse are surprised by the arrival of Green Lantern from an alternate Earth. She warns the JLA that the Crime Sydnicate of Amerika are on their Earth. We learn that the CSA has a plan to get Alexander Luthor's body to restore their Earth (which is dying from a machine Luthor had planted before his death). The CSA crash in on the Hall of Justice, and in the fight Batman notices Owlman is missing. Owlman has retrieved Alexander's body. Dr Impossible and his team arrive, take out Batman, and end up double-crossing Owlman, using the machine Dr. Impossible built to bring Darkseid to this Earth... however Darkseid isn't the one who arrives. It's Omega Man.

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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