Justice League Comics Index


Justice League #25 Read Review KindleDownload iBookBuy Now Justice League #25
Cover date: January 2014
"Forever Lost"
Writer: Geoff Johns
Penciller: Doug Mahnke
Inker: Christian Alamy, Mark Irwin, Keith Champagne, and Doug Mahnke
Beginning 30 years ago on Earth 3, we start in Gotham City. Thomas and Martha Wayne just took their sons, Thomas and Bruce, out to a movie. On the way to their car, Bruce and Thomas pull a gun on their parents telling them that they're not going to sit around and watch them waste their inheritance any longer. Bruce decides that he cannot hurt his parents and fights his brother. Alfred, the Outsider, shoots Thomas, Martha, and Bruce dead and Thomas sees an owl in the sky, his new totem. Back in present time, our Earth, in Chicago, Eel O'Brian waits for his boss to finish kissing up to the Syndicate when from above Owlman appears and takes out all of the mobsters. Eel ends up getting shot as a tank of chemicals fall on top of him, stretching and contorting his body into something not completely human. Owlman does however manage to recruit a man named Bertinelli to his cause. Later, at the Syndicate's base, Owlman tells Grid to turn off all security cameras as he is going to have a chat with Nightwing. Owlman reveals through inner-monologue that he was the one who killed Earth 3 Dick Grayson's family. In Nightwing's "cell," Owlman reveals to Nightwing that although the Crime Syndicate may want one thing, he wants another. Just then, Nightwing breaks free and the two fight. Owlman tells him that here on New Earth, Ultraman, for the first time, is weak and because of that, Owlman, with Nightwing's help, can take Earth back and defeat Ultraman and the Syndicate once-and-for all. We see at the end that Superwoman was listening in the entire time.

Justice League #26 Read Review KindleDownload iBookBuy Now Justice League #26
Cover date: February 2014
"Forever Numb"
Writer: Geoff Johns
Penciller: Ivan Reis
Inker: Rob Hunter and Andy Lanning
This issue opens up with Grid reminiscing about his initial creation and that all he wants is to feel something like Cyborg does. The Outsider appears to make sure Owlman's request about Nightwing is fulfilled and Grid asks about the mystery man who is tied up, which the evil version of Alfred Pennyworth dismisses. 5 years ago, on Earth 3, we find Power Ring aka Hal Jordan is found by Carl Ferris to be selling secrets about Ferris Air to their competitor, but before Carl can hurt Hal, a green light disintegrates him and brings Hal to Abin Sur, the keeper of the Ring of Volthoom. Abin demands that Hal take the ring from him and when Hal does take it to become Power Ring, Abin laughs as he is now "free". Hal goes to charge the ring at Volthoom's demand and is sucked into a dimensional portal. Grid then takes us to Central City of Earth 3 where Lenard Snart and Mick Rory, police officers, have Jonathan Allen in custody after he killed numerous people. Before they can get him to Iron Heights, they are hit by a semi-truck driven by Rhonda Pineda. Elsewhere, Johnny and Rhonda have Snart and Rory tied up and are ready to kill them. Rory gives into them because he wants to save his family, but they kill both him and Snart without a second thought. Just then, the police show up and the duo rushes to the roof where a bolt of lightning blasts Rhonda off the roof and into the laboratory of Ray Palmer aka Atomico, where she becomes Atomica. On the roof, Johnny is blasted by lighting and gains his super-speed becoming Johnny Quick. Professor Martian Stein was revealed to have originally been fighting the Crime Syndicate and tested an experiment on himself in order to do so, thus becoming Deathstorm. Grid then remarks that Superwoman's origin files have been deleted to which he becomes suspicious. In another room, the mystery man tied to the chair smiles. At S.T.A.R. Labs, Victor Stone has stabilized and although his father Silas believes the Syndicate to have won, the new and improved Cyborg tells him that they haven't won yet.

Justice League #27 Read Review KindleDownload iBookBuy Now Justice League #27
Cover date: March 2014
"Forever Doomed"
Writer: Geoff Johns
Penciller: Ivan Reis
Inker: Joe Prado, Jesus Merino, Vicente Cifuentes
Opening this issue, Johnny Quick and Atomica kill the Doom Patrol. Afterwards, Dr. Caulder decides he needs to "start over". In the S.T.A.R. Labs "Red Room," Victor Stone has his father Silas and Thomas Morrow make him into the new and improved Cyborg 2.0 as they upgrade all his systems and make him into a more "humanoid" shape. Afterwards, Victor and his father finally reconcile as Silas apologizes for neglecting Victor five years ago. Cyborg then leaves to gather re-enforcements in the form of the Metal Men as he travels cross-country to Will Magnus who tells Victor that the Metal Men were a failure.

Justice League #28 Read Review KindleDownload iBookBuy Now Justice League #28
Cover date: April 2014
"Forever Worthy"
Writer: Geoff Johns
Penciller: Ivan Reis, with Joe Prado & Scott Hanna
Inker: Rod Reis
Cyborg confronts Dr. Will Magnus about using the Metal Men to fight the Crime Syndicate and the Secret Society. Magnus refuses and explains the Metal Men's origin. Six months ago, he created the Metal Men for the US Government in order to get "in and out of dangerous environments, whatever those may be for whatever task is at hand". When he activates them, they immediately take on human characteristics. When Devol, Magnus's superior officer, enters the room to take them and use them to eliminate targets, the Metal Men refuse to kill anyone and leave. Later, someone stole Magnus' prototype of the Metal Men and threw it into a tank of chemicals, creating Chemo. At Magnus' apartment, the Metal Men have been hiding out and right as Will is about to bond with them, Chemo attacks. The Metal Men save Will and everyone else from the attacks, but with the price of their lives. In the present, Cyborg tells Will that the reason he doesn't want to activate the Metal Men once more, is because he's afraid to lose them again. Victor convinces Will that this is what they would have wanted, and Magnus decides to reactivate them and "save everyone".

Justice League #29 Read Review KindleDownload iBookBuy Now Justice League #29
Cover date: May 2014
"Forever Heroes"
Writer: Geoff Johns
Penciller: Doug Mahnke
Inker: Keith Champagne with Christian Alamy
After re-activating the Metal Men and explaining why Grid has to be defeated, Cyborg, Will Magnus, and the Metal Men take Grid head-on. After calling the Secret Society for back-up, Grid faces Cyborg in the Digital Universe for final combat. After Cyborg, now truly realizing that he is the bridge between man and machine, defeats Grid, Steve Trevor and Killer Frost appear. Steve hands Cyborg Wonder Woman's Lasso of Truth right before he's electrocuted by the Secret Society's reinforcements. Cyborg tells the Metal Men to continue the fight as he is going to go save the Justice League.

[Trade Paperback collection: Justice League Vol. 5: Forever Heroes (The New 52) [Paperback] reprints Justice League #24-29]

Justice League #30 Read Review KindleDownload iBookBuy Now Justice League #30
Cover date: July 2014
"Injustice League" - Chapter 1: "Kicking Down Doors"
Writer: Geoff Johns
Penciller: Ivan Reis & Doug Mahnke
Inker: Scott Hanna
The remainder of the Secret Society gathers to plan the destruction of the Justice League in the wake of the events of Forever Evil. In the middle of their plotting, the League, led by Lex Luthor, arrive to take them down. Four days earlier, people begin to praise Lex Luthor and even call him a hero after he helped save Earth from the Crime Syndicate. This is causing the League to be a little on edge to the point where Wonder Woman and Flash attack Metallo to find out where Lex is, as he has not been seen for days. Meanwhile in Central City, Captain Cold meets with his parole officer who tells him that Luthor has something special planned for him. In the Bat-cave, the League meets to discuss Luthor until they receive an invitation to join him on a new Watchtower satellite that is orbiting Earth. Lex, accompanied by Shazam, explains to the League that the only way for the people to not rally against them is for him to join with them. After answering some questions under the Lasso of Truth, Lex not only reveals that his goal for joining the League is to boost his ego, but that he also fears whatever destroyed the Crime Syndicate's world, and that with the League's help they can defeat it. After that, Superman tells Lex to leave. After, the League discusses how to defeat whatever destroyed the Syndicate's world and Cyborg reveals that if they can track down Power Ring's ring, they might have a chance. His ring, however, is waiting for Jessica Cruz, telling her that she has been chosen to annihilate Earth. That night in Gotham City, Alfred Pennyworth opens the door of Wayne Manor to see none other than Lex Luthor, asking to see Batman.

Justice League #31 Read Review KindleDownload iBookBuy Now Justice League #31
Cover date: August 2014
"Injustice League" - Chapter 2: "Power Players"
Writer: Geoff Johns
Penciller: Doug Mahnke
Inker: Keith Champagne with Christian Alamy
Inside Wayne Manor, Lex Luthor is convinced that Bruce Wayne is in fact Batman, up until the point that he actually pulls a gun on Bruce and fights him and Alfred, ending with Lex finding the entrance to the Batcave itself. Meanwhile in the new Watchtower, Cyborg and Shazam are on monitor duty as the other members of the League are searching for Power Ring's missing ring. In an effort to find the ring, Shazam creates a ping pong table, which he and Cyborg begin to play. In Metropolis, Lenard Snart aka Captain Cold arrives at LexCorp as Mercy Graves begins to evaluate him. At Wayne Manor, Lex tries to convince Bruce to let him join the Justice League to help them protect Earth from whatever destroyed the Crime Syndicate's homeworld, to which Bruce refuses. Elsewhere, the new Power Ring, Jessica Cruz, begins to tear apart her home town as the Doom Patrol, with Element Woman within their ranks, shows up to take her down.

Justice League #32 Read Review KindleDownload iBookBuy Now Justice League #32
Cover date: September 2014
"Injustice League" - Chapter 3: "Birth"
Writer: Geoff Johns
Penciller: Doug Mahnke
Inker: Keith Champagne
One week ago, Element Woman was saved by the Chief, leader of the Doom Patrol, after the events of Trinity War and Forever Evil and inducted into their group. Now, she fights alongside the Doom Patrol to take down Jessica Cruz aka the new Power Ring. Element Woman realizes that it's the ring doing the fighting and that Jessica is just a victim of its power and tells the Chief that they need to help save the lives of those caught in the destruction, not keep it going. Before the Doom Patrol can make a decision one way or the other, the Justice League arrives and begins saving lives. When the Doom Patrol confront the Chief about why they didn't help, he tells them that they work for him and will do as HE says. Elsewhere at LexCorp, Lex offers Captain Cold a job at LexCorp as head of security; a better paying job with no criminal ties. Back at the fight, the League engage Power Ring as Shazam distracts her so Cyborg can make a connection with her ring. In so doing this, he learns that the entity that is the ring, and therefore controlling it, is Volthoom, the first ring-bearer. He tells Cyborg that the reason he wants to use people like the Earth 3 Hal Jordan and Jessica Cruz is because they're fearful and he can control them on his path of destruction that will bring the one who destroyed his world to ours, where he can have Superwoman's child. Once Volthoom ends the connection, Cyborg and Jessica pass out. The Chief orders the Doom Patrol to keep Jessica away so he can examine her and take her ring, but then with a sudden turn of events, Lex shows up and tells him to back away, or die.

Justice League #33 Read Review KindleDownload iBookBuy Now Justice League #33
Cover date: October 2014
"Injustice League" - Chapter 4: "Puppet Strings"
Writer: Geoff Johns
Penciller: Doug Mahnke
Inker: Keith Champagne
This issue begins where the last left off, Lex Luthor holding the Chief while the League fights off the rest of the Doom Patrol. This continues until Jessica Cruz wakes up and the Power Ring takes over, taking down everyone in a giant green blast, of which the Anti-Monitor sees. When everyone wakes up, Batman confronts Lex and asks him why he is here, to which Lex tells him to keep the Doom Patrol away so he can confront Jessica. As Lex approached her, he electro-shocked her unconscious and planned to remove her ring. Before he could do this, the Chief returned, took out Lex's armor, and planned to cut Jessica open. Lex fires an energy blast at the Chief, but Batman quickly saves him from the attack. Volthoom, the entity within the power ring, then reminds Jessica that people only want to hurt her. Batman then confronts Jessica and shares with her his pain over the loss of his parents and tells her that she too can overcome and fight the darkness. Batman then helps Jessica overcome Volthoom, which results in her changing back from Power Ring into herself. After that, Shazam took Cyborg back to S.T.A.R. Labs to be fixed, Flash and Aquaman watched over Jessica in the Watchtower, and the Doom Patrol went back to A.R.G.U.S. Batman then meets with Superman and Wonder Woman in private to discuss allowing Luthor to join the League, and eventually, in order to keep their enemies closer, they grant him membership into the Justice League.

Notable Issue: Justice League United: Futures End #1 (November 2014)
Jeff Lemire, Jed Daugherty, Gabe Eltaeb
"Homeworld: Part 1"
FIVE YEARS LATER... This story begins with Equinox stopping Polargeist from attacking a trucker and immediately after receiving a telepathic message from Martian Manhunter telling her that "they're free". Equinox decides to go gather up anyone from her old Justice League United team to go to Mars and help save J'onn, and thus arrives at Buddy Baker's, formerly Animal Man, house to ask for help. Although he can't help, he sends her to find the Justice League at their Fortress of Justice in New Mexico. Greeted by Cyborg and Vostok, she briefs the rest of the team The Flash, Dawnstar, and Stormguard on her telepathic message from J'onn that the prison they had on Mars has been compromised. The League decides to go investigate. Upon arriving on Mars, Martian Manhunter reaches out to Equinox once again and is about to reveal who started the revolt, that is until he's cut off and a few super villains arrive to attack the League, wanting to get off the planet. Stormguard and Equinox penetrate the prison seeing that the cells have been broken from the outside in. Once they get to J'onn, they see that Grodd is holding him captive, revealing that he didn't break everyone out, Captain Atom did.

Justice League: Futures End #1 Read Review KindleDownload iBookBuy Now Justice League: Futures End #1
Cover date: November 2014
"Homeworld: Part 2"
Writer: Jeff Lemire
Penciller: Jed Daugherty
Inker: Gabe Eltaeb
FIVE YEARS FROM NOW... On Mars, the Justice League is in a battle with some of their worst enemies who they have locked away on this planet to keep from the people of Earth. Meanwhile, Captain Atom has been revealed to be the culprit as it's revealed that he has killed millions of people in the past. Growing, and thus destroying the prison, Captain Atom takes on the League, now joined by Wildfire who returned to help the team, demanding that they lower the field over Mars so he can leave. Meanwhile, Grodd attacks Equinox, Stormguard, and Dawnstar until Equinox over-powers him, sending the team to find Martian Manhunter and wake him up. Outside, the League continues to fight both their enemies and Captain Atom in order to defend their ship, their only way home. After defeating the super villains, they turn their attention back to their former teammate who decides to blow himself up in order to knock out the force field surrounding Mars. Just then, Martian Manhunter, posing as Equinox, confronts Captain Atom and gets into his mind, making him "human" once again. The League tells J'onn that he should come back home to Earth with them, but he replies that Mars is his home and the prisoners need him there.

Justice League #34 Read Review KindleDownload iBookBuy Now Justice League #34
Cover date: November 2014
"Injustice League" - Epilogue: "Unlikely Allies"
Writer: Geoff Johns
Penciller: Scott Kolins
Inker: Andrew Dalhouse
After awaking from a nightmare, Captain Cold speaks to Mirror Master who asks Cold why he's at LexCorp, to which he replies to make the biggest score of their careers. Meanwhile, on the streets of Metropolis, Superman and Lex Luthor face Gorilla Grodd, where Superman begins to establish some ground rules of being a part of the Justice League. In Detroit, Cyborg is being repaired by his father who tells him that if he tries to access the Earth-3 Power Ring again, he may not come back out. On the Watchtower, Flash tries to explain to Jessica about the Power Ring and its limitations, until Volthoom takes control again. Flash tries to tell her that she needs to control it, telling her that they'll take it back to S.T.A.R. Labs to see if they can remove it; that is until Jessica decides that she wants to learn how to use it. Elsewhere, Wonder Woman and Lex distribute supplies to those in need and Diana asks Lex why he does it. He gives her an honest answer that ultimately points back to his own motives; then a little girl gives him a flower, thanking him for his kindness. Later at LexCorp, Wayne Enterprises and LexCorp enter into a business partnership, when Lex asks Bruce why, he tells him that now that they're partners in the Justice League, they have to work together on every level, because he doesn't tolerate surprises. Once Lex leaves the room, Bruce announces to Superman that tomorrow they're going to arrest Luthor. That night, Lex enters into a partnership with none-other than Owlman of the Crime Syndicate himself, who will help Lex with the coming threat only if he delivers Superwoman's child to him.

Justice League #35 Read Review KindleDownload iBookBuy Now Justice League #35
Cover date: December 2014
"The Amazo Virus"
Writer: Geoff Johns
Penciller: Doug Mahnke & Ivan Reis
Inker: Keith Champange, Mark Irwin, Christian Alamy, Ray McCarthy, & Joe Prado
Lex Luthor holds a presser to announce the partnership between Lexcorp and Wayne Enterprises. Wayne hopes that once there is access to Luthor's facilities, that evidence will be found of a nature to incarcerate Luthor. The rest of the League is incognito waiting on the go-word to move in and apprehend Luthor. Luthor gives Wayne a tour of Lexcorp, having granted full access to his facilities. They visit the area where Bizarro was created, then move on to Lex's private lab, where Wayne meets Lex's sister, Lena. Bruce peppers Luthor with his knowledge that Lex failed to cure Lena, and Lex counters that he will succeed in curing Lena, and will be certain to return the favor when Bruce fails someone he cares for. Suddenly, the building is attacked by Neutron. Lex goes for his armor, but in the destruction that's caused, canister V-A13 is ruptured, and the Amazo virus is released.

Justice League Comics Index


The Justice League comic book brings together DC Universe heroes such as Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Flash, Green Lantern and Cyborg, amongst others.

Here is a listing of the Justice League monthly title since its post-Flashpoint relaunch in August 2011. The Writer, Penciller and Inker for each issue are listed within the Comic Index pages, directly below each title's name and number.

Note: Remember, the month dates are from the issue covers, not the actual date when the comic was on sale.


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