The League of Justice is a fictional team of superheroes that appear in the American comics published by DC Comics. The team was conceived by writer Gardner Fox during the Silver Age of comics as a reinvention of the Justice Society of America of the Golden Age. Originally composed of Superman (Clark Kent), Batman (Bruce Wayne), Wonder Woman (Diana Prince), Flash (Barry Allen), Green Lantern (Hal Jordan),Aquaman (Arthur Curry) and Martian Manhunter (J’onn J’onzz) first appeared together as the Justice League of America (JLA) in The Brave and the Bold # 28 (March 1960).

The Justice League roster has rotated over the years, consisting of several superheroes from the DC Universe, such as Atom (Ray Palmer), Big Barda (Barda Free), Black Canary (Dinah Laurel Lance), Black Lightning (Jefferson Pierce), Captain Marvel / Shazam (Billy Batson), Cyborg (Victor Stone), Elongated Man (Ralph Dibny), Flash (Barry Allen), Green Arrow (Oliver Queen), Green Lantern (John Stewart), Hawkgirl (Kendra Saunders), Hawkman (Carter Hall), Metamorpho (Rex Mason), Orion, Plastic Man (Eel O’Brian), Supergirl (Kara Zor-El), Power Girl (Kara Zor-L), Red Tornado, Stargirl (Courtney Whitmore) and Zatanna. In the reboot of The New 52, Cyborg replaced Martian Manhunter as one of the seven founding members.

The team received their own comic book title called Justice League of America in November 1960. With The New 52 in 2011, DC Comics released a second volume of Justice League. In July 2016, the DC Rebirth initiative re-released the Justice League comic book titles with the third volume of Justice League. Since its inception, the team has appeared in various movies, television shows, and video games.

FIRST APPEARANCES

Originally consisting of Superman (Clark Kent), Batman (Bruce Wayne), Wonder Woman (Diana Prince), The Flash (Barry Allen), Green Lantern (Hal Jordan), Aquaman (Arthur Curry) and Martian Manhunter (J’onn J’onzz), they first appeared together as the Justice League of America (JLA) in The Brave and the Bold #28 (March 1960).

POWER and ABILITIES

The Justice League is a powerful team made of the world’s greatest superheroes. Its roster cycles, but usually includes Superman, Wonderwoman, Batman, Aquaman, Hawkman, Green Lantern, The Flash, and Martian Manhunter. They are the foremost heroes of Earth.

ORIGIN STORY

In story told in flashback in Justice League of America #9 (February 1962), the Appelaxians infiltrated Earth.¬†Competing alien warriors were sent to see who could conquer Earth first, to determine who will become the new ruler of their home planet. The aliens’ attacks drew the attention of Aquaman, Batman, Flash (Barry Allen), Green Lantern (Hal Jordan), Martian Manhunter, Superman and Wonder Woman. While the superheroes individually defeated most of the invaders, the heroes fell prey to a single competitor’s attack; only by working together were they able to defeat the competitor. For many years, the heroes heralded this adventure as the event that prompted them to agree to pool resources when confronted with similar menaces.

ENEMIES & ROGUES

The Justice League has many enemies, usually groups that contain other rogue team-ups. These include the Injustice League and the Legion of Doom.

ALLIES

The Justice League has members across the world, usually including all heroes in the DC Universe.

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