JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA

Membership: Batman, Black Canary II, Black Lightning, Green Lantern II, Hawkgirl II, Red Arrow, Red Tornado II, Superman, Vixen, Wonder Woman

Base of Operations: Hall of Justice, Washington, DC

First Appearance: Justice League of America II #0 (September, 2006)

History:  (Justice League of America II #0-6) - Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman met in the Batcave to discuss forming a new Justice League of America. They went over a number of possible candidates for the new League. Black Lightning and Hawkgirl arrived at the Batcave saying they had an emergency they needed help with. They presented the villain Trident, who had a Starro attached to his neck. Solomon Grundy was using Starros to create a group on unquestioning  supervillain henchmen to assemble a new Amazo that would serve as Grundy's new immortal body. The heroes joined up with Arsenal, Black Canary and Green Lantern, and went to the Rocky Mountains and confronted Grundy and Professor Ivo,  who had transformed Red Tornado's android body into the new Amazo. Grundy allowed Amazo to fly off, and told the heroes they needed his help to beat Amazo, and proposed that after helping them defeat the android they should fight over  who got possession of him. Amazo still retained vestiges of Red Tornado's memories, and going on pure instinct he went to the house of Tornado's wife Kathy and his daughter Traya. He frightened them, and the heroes caught up to him and  attacked. Tornado was left behind with Grundy because his human body continued to deteriorate, and he could barely walk. Amazo used his Parasite powers to drain the heroes of their powers, but they still managed to rupture the control rods that kept his powers in check. His body self-destructed, and the League stripped out the Amazo software and returned Red Tornado to his proper body.

(Justice League of America II #7) - Superman, Wonder Woman and Batman decided to form their new Justice League of America from the heroes present during their battle with Solomon Grundy. They built a Hall of Justice  in Washington, D.C. on the former site of JSA hq. The Hall also had a teleport to the new JLA Satellite. The new members all accepted their invitations, and the group took a team photo

(Green Arrow III #75) -The Justice League arrived in Star City in time to save Green Arrow and his family from being killed by Deathstroke and Drakon. The villains set off an expolosive filled with kryptonite, making the decision to run away and fight another day. The league watched as Mayor Ollie Queen (Green Arrow) resigned from office.

(Green Lantern IV #15-17) -The Justice League traveled to Russia to bring Green Lantern Hal Jordan back to America. Hal had violated the Freedom of Powers Act, which forbid superheroes from operating outside American soil, so they told Hal he was coming with them for his own good. Alan Scott was also present, and demanded an explanation, so Hal told him that his friend Cowgirl had been captured by Chechnyan terrorists. The League held off the Rocket Red Brigade, who wanted to arrest Hal, while Hal finished his rescue mission. Alan Scott used his Checkmate connections to clear Hal, but Russia demanded a formal apology from the League to the Rocket Red Brigade. Batman suggested to Superman that they think of recruiting Rocket Red One, who kept his cool against the League.

(Green Lantern: Sinestro Corps Special #1) - Green Lantern was investigating the newly formed Sinestro Corps, and recruited the JlofA to help huim track down leads. They confronted Zoom, a former Society teammate of Sinestro, but he had no information for them and managed to flee. Green Lantern admitted that there was little evidence of the Corps presence on Earth at the present.

(Tales of the Sinestro Corps: Cyborg-Superman #1, Green Lantern IV #24)   The Sinestro Corps planned their invasion of Earth, and intended to take out the JlofA. Cyborg-Superman and his Manhunters disabled the JlofA satellite s defense systems, rendering the satellite inoperable, and the Sinestro Corps battered the League, allowing their Warworld to enter Earth s orbit. The Sinestro Corps intended to conquer the planet, making it a symbol of the Sinestro Corp s power and their ability to control any planet. The Justice Leage were among the heroes who helped stave off the invasion.

(Tales of the Sinestro Corps: Superman-Prime #1) - An army of Earth s heroes, including the Justice Leage appeared to take Superboy down during the Sinestro Corps invasion of Earth. The heroes focused on wrecking his armor, because after a year on Oa, and away from a yellow sun his Kryptonian body still wasn't at full strength, and his armor collected sunlight. Superboy bragged that once the sun rose on Earth he d be at full power. Superboy was battered by Wonder Girl and Wonder Woman, who blamed him for Superboy s death, as well as Supergirl and Power Girl, who blamed him for the death of the Superman of Earth-2. As the fight went against him, Superboy broke down in tears. He tried to wipe them away, saying that it was impossible foir boys to cry, and then whining that no one ever thanked him for sacrificing his Earth to save the multiverse. The battle lasted until dawn, and he flew into the sunrise. As he achieved full power he declared himself the one, true Superman. The Guardians arrived with Sodam Yat, the new Ion, and pitted him against Superboy-Prime.

(Green Lantern IV #25) - The Sinestro Corps War raged on Earth, and while the JLofA and an army of superheroes battled the Corps the Anti-Monitor prepared to unleash an anti-matter wave to destroy Earth. With Earth s destruction, the entire 52 would fall, and he would once again rule all that was. The GLC ruptured the heart of Anti-Monitor s Warworld, the Sinestro Corps central power battery, and created a shield around Warworld and the Monitor. The ensuing blast nearly destroyed the Anti-Monitor, and he was finished off by Superman-Prime, who betrayed him for having destroyed his home, Earth-Prime. GL Hal Jordan defeated Sinestro in personal combat, and the Sinestro Corps, lacking any leadership, fled Earth. The heroes rejoiced and began rebuilding the damage the Sinestro Corps did.

(Titans II #9, 10) -  Jericho possessed Green Lantern Hal Jordan and tried to kill the candidates for president, but the Justice League foiled him. Jericho fled to Titans headquarters, possessing Nightwing, but the League was right behind him, and demanded that the Titans release the villain into their custody. Jericho panicked and jumped into Flash s body and vibrated out of Titan headquarters, but he couldn't evade the Justice League. The Titans joined the League in battling Jericho as he lept from body to body, until he ended up in Superman. Previously he would never have been able to enter Superman s mind, but his power had grown immensely. He still wasn't strong enough to take control of Superman, who expelled his astral form from his mind. Jericho s astral form dissipated into the wind.

(Titans II #30) - Atom Ray Palmer visited the JLA to tell them he d uncovered evidence that Atom Ryan Choi had been murdered. The JLA acknowledged the possibility, but wanted him to get more evidence before they accepted Ryan s death, or begin a search for the killer.

(Titans II #36, Titans Annual II #1) - Atom Ray Palmer found that Ryan Choi's died at the hands of Deathstroke and his Titans. Atom contacted Batman and the Justice League, and they confronted the Titans, demanding justice. Deathstroke showed the Justice League that his plane was equipped with a nuclear self-destruct system, and he d rather destroy himself and them than surrender. Deathstroke also told Arsenal he knew the League would never allow him to die, because they still considered him one of their own. This exact situation was the only reason Deathstroke allowed Arsenal to join his team. The League backed off temporarily, and allowed the Titans to fly off. The League confronted the Titans again in Kahndaq, where the villains had enlisted the support of Kahndaq s ruler Osiris. Batman tried to get Arsenal to side with the League, but he refused, telling him that heroes never won when it counted. Atom got Deathstroke to himself, and nearly killed him by creating a controlled nuclear blast by expanding a molecular fractal charge. Tattooed Man rejoined the team, just as Deathstroke knew he would, and gave Slade the opportunity to stab Supergirl with a kryptonite sword created for him by Lex Luthor. The battle ravaged Kahndaq, and Isis had enough. She demonstrated her godlike powers, and banished the League from her country. She sent Osiris and the Titans off, telling her brother that he d proved he was unfit to rule.

(Titans II #38) - The Justice League of America and the rest of the superhero community attended the funeral of Atom Ryan Choi.

Comments: Created by Brad Meltzer.

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