Part 2: Justice League of America #64-206

Sequence of Events Issue (Date)
Dick Dillin begins as penciller
JLA/JSA 6. T.O. Morrow creates the Red Tornado II. At first, the android thinks he is the original Red Tornado — Ma Hunkle. After he comes around, he joins the Justice Society (their first new member since re-forming). NOTES: Justice League of America #193 reveals that the consciousness of the Red Tornado is in fact the Tornado Champion. Upon entering the android body, the Champion lost all his memories, but gave the Red Tornado sentience. T.O. Morrow first appeared in Flash #143 (1964). Justice League of America #64 (Aug. 1968), Justice League of America #65 (Sept. 1968)
Denny O'Neil begins as writer
Versus Generalissimo Demmy Gog! NOTE: The cover logo reverts to its original design. Justice League of America #66 (Nov. 1968)
NOTE: Contains reprints only: Justice League of America #4, 14 and 31 (all member-joining stories). An 80-page giant. Justice League of America #67 (Nov./Dec. 1968)
When Paradise Island moves to another dimension, Wonder Woman chooses to stay on Earth. She relinquishes her Amazonian powers and equipment and begins studying the martial arts with a blind Chinese master called I Ching (Shu-Shen Lu). NOTE: In pre-Crisis continuity, Wonder Girl also stayed in Man's World at this time, as revealed in Teen Titans #22 (1969). Wonder Woman #179 (Nov.-Dec. 1968)
Versus the Neverwas! Justice League of America #68 (Dec. 1968)
The Headmaster Mind and the Tattooed man frame Green Arrow for murder. Justice League of America #69 (Feb. 1969)
Wonder Woman resigns from the Justice League. Justice League of America #69 (Feb. 1969)
The Justice League meets the Creeper. NOTE: He first appeared in Showcase #73 (1968). In post-Infinite Crisis continuity, the Creeper debuted after the Infinite Crisis. Justice League of America #70 (Mar. 1969)
PRE-CRISIS ONLY: The JLA is unable to prevent J'onn J'onzz's old enemy Commander Blanx, leader of the White Martians (a.k.a. Pole-Dwellers), from obliterating all life on Mars. Blanx dies fighting J'onn, who resigns from the JLA to help his world's survivors find a new homeworld. NOTES: Blanx's first chronological appearance was in JLA #144 (1977). In the initial post-Crisis timeline, J'onn's people died many years before he first arrived on Earth and there were no other Martians. Different White Martians were reintroduced into post-Zero Hour continuity in JLA #1–4 (1997). Justice League of America #71 (May 1969)
JLA/JSA 7: The mad alien energy being Aquarius arrives on Earth and attacks the JSA. The Red Tornado escapes to get help from the JLA. Justice League of America #73 (Aug. 1969), Secret Origins #50 (Aug. 1990)
The Red Tornado (delayed in warning the JLA) and Hawkgirl aid against the Gruesome Ghouls. Justice League of America #72 (June 1969)
JLA/JSA 7: Larry Lance, father of Black Canary II, dies saving his wife, Black Canary I, from Aquarius. NOTE: The original Black Canary retires after this. Larry Lance's tombstone says he was born in 1930, making him 39 years old. Justice League of America #74 (Sept. 1969)
The JLA share each other's secret identities. NOTES: This story was originally questionable in post-Crisis continuity. After the events of Identity Crisis, though, it is apparent that the whole League knew each others' identities. This story was an "untold tale." Written by Martin Pasko. Justice League of America #122 (Sept. 1975)
Green Arrow grows a beard and adopts a new costume. NOTE: Green Arrow's revamped costume was designed by Neal Adams. Mike Grell's post-Crisis versions of Green Arrow's origin in Secret Origins v.2 #38 (1989) and Green Arrow: The Wonder Year (1993) indicate that Green Arrow adopted this costume and the beard much earlier in this career. Later accounts are inconsistent about his early costume and beard. Brave and the Bold #85 (Aug./Sept. 1969)
Crooked businessman John Deleon bankrupts Oliver Queen. The JLA fights magical duplicates that manifest their own insecurities. NOTE: This was his first JLA case wearing his new costume. Justice League of America #75 (Oct. 1969)
PRE-CRISIS ONLY: Black Canary II manifests her "canary cry" for the first time and joins the JLA. Both she and the other members believe that she is actually her mother. NOTE: This was the first pre-Crisis appearance of Black Canary II, who took her mother's place (and her mother's memories) at this time, but it wasn't revealed until Justice League of America #219–220 (1983). In post-Crisis continuity, Black Canary II was a founding member. Justice League of America #75 (Oct. 1969)
NOTE: Contains reprints only: Justice League of America #7 and 12. Also contains a pinup by Murphy Anderson of the JSA, and lists of members of the JSA and Seven Soldiers. Justice League of America #76 (Nov.–Dec. 1969)
The Joker tricks Snapper Carr into betraying the location of the Secret Sanctuary. Carr subsequently resigns his honorary membership in shame. NOTE: This event deeply scars Carr, as told later in Hourman #16. Justice League of America #77 (Dec. 1969)
10 Years Ago
Despite Green Arrow's objections, the JLA builds a new satellite headquarters 22,300 miles above Earth. They consider it to be largely undetectable, but Lex Luthor learns of its creation and begins a plan to ally with Kobra. NOTES: The new teleporters are based on Thanagarian technology given to Carter Hall by Paran Katar (Katar Hol's father). Luthor is shown in possession of the kryptonite ring, which is impossible (see the 80-Page Giant entry). The second part of this issue takes place after Justice League of America #180. JLA: Incarnations #3 (Sept. 2001)
The JLA harshly reprimands the Teen Titans after they're linked to the murder of philanthropist Arthur Swenson. Robin temporarily leaves the group while the others enter a probationary training program run by the mysterious Mr. Jupiter. NOTES: The post-Crisis recap of these events in Secret Origins v.2 Annual #3 (1989) added that Robin later found Swenson's killer and exonerated the Titans. Robin rejoined permanently in Teen Titans #33. Teen Titans #25 (Jan.-Feb. 1970)
The JLA continues to move into the satellite headquarters (first appearance in print). Justice League of America #78 (Feb. 1970)
The Demons Three trick Green Arrow into leaving the Silver Wheel of Hyorlath, the Green Bell of Uthool, and the Red Jar of Calythos (the artifacts that could release the Demons Three from their imprisonment) on Earth instead of taking them to the League's satellite headquarters. NOTES: Though this flashback references the satellite, Green Arrow is depicted without a beard and in his old costume. Also, the story in Justice League of America #206 asserts that it takes place over a decade after the League moved to their satellite HQ (not possible in current continuity). Justice League of America #206 (Sept. 1982)
The Black Canary/Green Arrow romance begins (first mention in print). Justice League of America #79 (Mar. 1970)
The alien Dharlu invade the satellite HQ. NOTE: This story takes place between Justice League of America #79 and 80. Justice League of America #130 (May 1976)
PRE-CRISIS ONLY: This story centers around a trip to Katar Hol's planet of Thanagar and no longer exists in post-Crisis continuity. Justice League of America #80-81 (May–June 1970)
Accompanied by a representative of the Guardians of the Universe, Hal Jordan and Oliver Queen embark on a road trip across America. NOTE: The unnamed Guardian was named Appa Ali Apsa in Green Lantern v.2 #199–200 (1986). Green Lantern / Green Arrow #76 (Apr. 1970)
JLA/JSA 8. Versus the Creator2. NOTE: This was the first modern appearance of the Golden Age Batman. Justice League of America #82-83 (Aug.–Sept. 1970)
Versus Doctor Viktor Willard! NOTE: Contains a reprint from Strange Adventures #30. Justice League of America #84 (Nov. 1970)
Appa Ali Apsa is stripped of his immortality for risking the lives of innocent humans to save Green Lantern. The former Guardian is banished to the planet Malthus, which he, Green Lantern, and Green Arrow discover is now suffering massive overpopulation. NOTE: Green Lantern/Green Arrow #81 revealed Malthus as the original home of the Guardians of the Universe. The planet was named for 19th century English philosopher Thomas Malthus. Green Lantern / Green Arrow #80–81 (Oct.–Dec. 1970)
NOTE: Contains reprints only: Justice League of America #10 and 11, and Mystery in Space #8. Justice League of America #85 (Nov./Dec. 1970)
Mike Friedrich begins as writer
Versus Theo Zappa! Justice League of America #86 (Dec. 1970)
An explosive event creates the evil Extremists, who then destroy their planet, Angor. Justice League Quarterly #3 (Summer 1991)
POST-CRISIS: The Justifiers: Silver Sorceress, Bluejay and Wandjina of Angor come to Earth seeking help against the Extremists, who threaten to destroy their world. They are unsuccessful and return to Angor, where their colleague Johnny Quick II is the last survivor. Quick soon dies of radiation poisoning. NOTES: Zatanna guest stars. The team was not given a name in this original story. They were named the "Assemblers" in Justice League Europe #16; it changed to the "Justifiers" in Justice League Quarterly #3. They are widely regarded as Marvel Comics knock-offs paralleling the Avengers: Scarlet Witch, Ant-Man, Thor and Quicksilver. Justice League of America #87 (Feb. 1971), Justice League Europe #16 (July 1990)
The Flash visits the 30th Century, which he learns is his actually his wife's native era. When they return to the present, a mysterious compulsion nearly causes Iris to reveal the JLA's secret identities. NOTE: Pre-Crisis Flash stories generally implied that Iris and her parents were not from the same future timeline as the Legion, but that was definitely not true in the post-Crisis universe, where Barry and Iris Allen's children, Don and Dawn Allen, later became the Tornado Twins. After Zero Hour, Flash Secret Files & Origins (1997) established that Iris was from the first half of the 30th century, decades before the birth of the Legion.   Flash v.1 #203-204 (Feb.–Mar. 1971)
Former inhabitants of the lost continent of Mu return to Earth. Guest appearances: Mera and Hawkgirl. Justice League of America #88 (Mar. 1971)
Darkseid begins meddling in the affairs of Earth, founding Intergang (which appeared the issue prior). Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #134 (Dec. 1970)
Superman meets the Forever People of New Genesis and learns that Darkseid is seeking the Anti-Life Equation in hopes of conquering the universe. Forever People #1 (Mar. 1971)
Advised by Highfather and the Source, Orion leaves his friend Lightray on New Genesis and sets out for Apokolips and then Earth, pursuing Darkseid. New Gods #1 (Mar./Apr. 1971)
The New God Scott Free, a refugee from Apokolips, assumes the late Thaddeus Brown's role as the costumed escape artist Mister Miracle II. Brown's assistant, Oberon, offers to remain as Scott's assistant. Mister Miracle #1 (Mar./Apr. 1971)
Novelist Harlequin Ellis creates a realistic dream fantasy for he and Black Canary. NOTE: Ellis was based on acclaimed science fiction author Harlan Ellison. Justice League of America #89 (May 1971)
A tale of religion inspired by T.S. Eliot. Justice League of America #90 (June 1971)
Tiny clones of Justice League members, created by Darkseid's minions Simyan and Mokkari, dose Lois Lane's lips with a chemical that drives Superman into a fit of madness. Then the clone-JLA mites go after Lois Lane herself. Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane #111 (July 1971)
JLA/JSA 9. Versus Solomon Grundy. Guest stars Robin. NOTE: Issue #91 reprints from Mystery in Space #6 and Spectre #7. Issue #92 reprints from Flash #158 and Mystery in Space #29. Justice League of America #91-92 (Aug.–Sept. 1971)
Scott Free's lover Big Barda, leader of Darkseid's Female Furies, follows Scott to Earth. NOTES: Barda's first chronological appearance is Mister Miracle #9 (1972). Mister Miracle #4 (Sept./Oct. 1971)
The Teen Titans decide to part ways. NOTES: The title was canceled abruptly and when the series was revived in 1976, the story confirmed that the group had disbanded. (Teen Titans #43, Jan./Feb. 1973), (Secret Origins v.2 Annual #3, 1989)
Green Arrow discovers that Roy Harper (Speedy) is addicted to heroin. Roy eventually quits cold turkey with the help of Black Canary. NOTES: The addiction was not reflected in Teen Titans, which could be due to the group's disbanding. This was confirmed by the post-Crisis account in Secret Origins v.2 Annual #3 (1989). Green Lantern / Green Arrow #85–86 (Sept.–Nov. 1971)
NOTE: Contains reprints only: Justice League of America #13 and 18. Justice League of America #93 (Oct./Nov. 1971)
Merlyn, an evil archer working for the League of Assassins, clashes with the JLA as part of a plot to assassinate Batman. Deadman cameos. NOTE: The League of Assassins, which first appeared (as the "Society of Assassins") in Strange Adventures #215 (1968), was created by Neal Adams, who also drew several pages of this story. They first clashed with Batman in Brave and the Bold #86 (1969) and again in Detective Comics #405 (1970, as the "League of Assassins"). This story was the first to establish that the group Batman had fought in Detective was indeed the same as the Sensei's organization in the Deadman series. Issue reprints the first appearances of Sandman and Starman from Adventure Comics #40 and #61. Justice League of America #94 (Nov. 1971)
Versus Johnny Dune! NOTE: Contains a reprint from All-American #25 (the first appearance of Doctor Mid-Nite). Justice League of America #95 (Dec. 1971)
The Guardians select architect John Stewart as the new alternate Green Lantern of Sector 2814 after Guy Gardner is hospitalized. Green Lantern / Green Arrow #87 (Jan. 1972)
52-page giant: The League drives the cosmic vampire Starbreaker away from the planet Rann. NOTES: Recalled by Superman and J'onn in Action #650 (1990) and Justice League America #64 (1992). Retold in Justice League of America v.2 #29 (2009). Contains two reprint stories: Adventure #48 (Hourman) and Sensation #84 (Wildcat). Justice League of America #96 (Feb. 1972), Justice League of America v.2 (Mar. 2009)
52-page giant: Sargon the Sorcerer steps in when Starbreaker heads to Earth for revenge on the JLA. NOTES: Contains some reprinted pages from Justice League of America #9. Sargon first appeared in All-American #26 (1941). Justice League of America #97 (Mar. 1972)
52-page giant: With the Atom inside his brain, Starbreaker is defeated along with the help of Sargon's Ruby of Life. NOTE: Contains reprints of Adventure #92 (Starman) and Sensation #70 (Sargon). Justice League of America #98 (May 1972)
Starbreaker is taken by Green Lantern to the Guardians. They imprison him in a "shadow dimension," where he later meets the Shadow Thief. NOTES: Starbreaker's return in this tale contradicts his "ultimate destruction" in Adam Strange #4-8 (2005). (Justice League of America v.2 #29, Mar. 2009)
52-page giant: Sargon the Sorcerer is awarded honorary membership in the JLA (but never aids them again). NOTE: Contains reprints of Adventure #51 (Sandman) and Flash #98 (Atom). Justice League of America #99 (June 1972)
Len Wein begins as writer (#100-114)
Zatanna, the Elongated Man and Metamorpho help the JLA celebrate their 100th meeting. Doctor Fate uses the all-knowing Oracle to discover the fate of the Seven Soldiers of Victory (first Silver Age appearance). The JSA interrupts the JLA's festivities to mount a mission to recover the Soldiers' time-lost members. One team recovers the Crimson Avenger. The Hand, the villain originally behind their disappearance, also resurfaces as the Iron Hand. NOTE: In post-Crisis continuity, the Spider and Stuff the Chinatown Kid are substituted for the Golden Age Green Arrow and Speedy. The Spider was killed, though, in 1951 by the Shade. Justice League of America #100 (Aug. 1972)
Several more Soldiers are rescued from the past. NOTE: In pre-Crisis continuity, the Soldiers were all lost for only a few days. In post-Crisis times, the Vigilante (unlike his comrades) was stranded in the old West for over 20 years in the late Victorian Old West. This effectively allows this same character to fill the 1950s Vigilante tales in Adventure Comics. Justice League of America #101 (Sept. 1972)
The remainder of the Soldiers are rescued and everyone learns of Wing's sacrifice in defeating the Nebula Man in 1948. Like Wing before him, the Red Tornado sacrifices himself to finally thwart the Iron Hand. Justice League of America #102 (Oct. 1972)
Green Arrow hangs up his costume and retreats to a remote monastery in California after accidentally killing a sniper with a mis-aimed arrow. He reluctantly returns to action to save Black Canary. NOTE: This backup feature concluded the classic Denny O'Neil/Neal Adams storyline after Green Lantern/Green Arrow was temporarily canceled with issue #89. Flash v.1 #217–220 (Aug. 1972–Jan. 1973)
Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman hold their annual meeting and mourn the Red Tornado's sacrifice (the JLA's first fatality). Diana is depicted in the white jumpsuit she wore during her unpowered phase. NOTES: This flashback reverses post-Crisis continuity, which purposely deemphasized the Big Three's involvement in the early JLA. Diana is depicted in her unpowered "I Ching" garb. Justice League of America v.2 #0 (Sept. 2006)
Following a case against Felix Faust, the Phantom Stranger declines an offer of membership. NOTE: He first appeared in Phantom Stranger #1 (1952). Some consider the Stranger to be a full JLA member, but this has never been asserted in any tale. Justice League of America #103 (Dec. 1972)
I Ching is killed by a sniper and Diana Prince is left with amnesia. She returns to Paradise Island (which is once again in Earth's dimension), where she regains her Amazonian powers. Hippolyta restores Diana's memories up to a point just prior to the Amazons' departure, leaving Wonder Woman with no recollection of anything that's happened in the interim. NOTE: I Ching was resurrected (and restored to continuity) after Infinite Crisis, returning in Wonder Woman v.3 #2 and Justice League of America v.2 #0 (2006). This story implies Hippolyta has chosen not to restore all of Diana's memories for some unspecified reason; Wonder Woman #212 (1974) instead claims Hippolyta was simply unable to do so. Wonder Woman #204 (Jan./Feb. 1973)
Hector Hammond unleashes the original Shaggy Man on the satellite headquarters. Green Lantern ultimately shrinks the Shaggy Man to a manageable size and imprisons the beast. The second Shaggy Man remains buried and undisturbed. Justice League of America #104 (Feb. 1973)
Green Arrow proves the JLA unsound in their judgment to accept one billion dollars from the underhanded Tulane Bryce. NOTE: This event does not include Elongated Man, but the J.L.of A. are on the satellite and Green Arrow has his new costume. JLA 80-Page Giant #1 (July 1998)
All current JLA members donate genetic samples to the DNA Project (later known as Project Cadmus). Note: The DNA Project first appeared in Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #135 (1971). Superman Family #194 (Apr. 1979)
The Elongated Man joins. The JLA discovers that the Red Tornado is alive. Justice League of America #105 (Apr. 1973)
Having survived the explosion (in Justice League of America #102), the Red Tornado joins the League and adopts the civilian identity of John Smith. In this new guise, he meets his future girlfriend, Kathy Sutton. T.O. Morrow (who had given the Tornado more human features) unsuccessfully tries to use the Tornado to destroy the JLA headquarters. Justice League of America #106 (July 1973)
JLA/JSA 11: PRE-CRISIS ONLY: First DC Comics appearances of the Freedom Fighters: Uncle Sam, Phantom Lady, Doll Man, Human Bomb, the Ray, Black Condor. NOTES: These characters were acquired from Quality Comics. In post-Crisis continuity, because Uncle Sam disappeared after the war, they most likely disbanded in the 1940s. In post-Infinite Crisis continuity, Sam remembers this, but the Nazi Earth (-10) has not been freed of Nazi control. Justice League of America #107 (Sept. 1973), Justice League of America #108 (Nov./Dec. 1973)
Eclipso resurfaces. NOTE: In pre-Crisis continuity, Hawkman resigns when he and Hawkgirl are called to return to Thanagar. Justice League of America #109 (Jan./Feb. 1974)
Mister Miracle and Big Barda are married. Mister Miracle #18 (Mar. 1974)
Wonder Woman requests that the Justice League begin monitoring her activities to assess her eligibility for re-admittance. Green Lantern John Stewart fills in for Hal Jordan, and the Phantom Stranger also aids in a case against the Key. The Red Tornado dons a new costume. NOTE: Contains reprints of All-Star Comics #40, Justice League of America #51, a 2-page a portrait (reprint from #76) of the JSA by Murphy Anderson and crossword puzzle. A 100-page giant. Justice League of America #110 (Apr. 1974)
Concerned about her loss of memory, Wonder Woman embarks on an odyssey of trials to determine her worthiness of JLA membership. NOTES: Each issue guest stars a JLAer overseeing her performance. Wonder Woman #212-222 (July 1974–Mar. 1976)
The time-tossed Doctor Anomaly crosses paths with the Justice League of America #before disappearing again, into the future. NOTE: Written by Kurt Busiek. (Justice League of America #240, July 1985)
Justin Ballantine studies at Opal University under Ted Knight, then creates an Energy-Transmortifier, to collect stellar energies and channel them into himself. He takes the name Libra and is approached by Glorious Godfrey, who provides him with an orbiting satellite for a new Injustice Gang. NOTE: Godfrey first appeared in Forever People #3 (1971). (Final Crisis Secret Files #1, Feb. 2009)
Libra assembles the new Injustice Gang of the World: Tattooed Man, Chronos, Scarecrow, Poison Ivy, Shadow-Thief and Mirror Master. They have a satellite on the opposite side of Earth as the JLA and use Libra's device to steal half the Leaguers' super powers. NOTE: A 100-page giant. Contains reprints of Leading Comics #2 and Justice League of America #32. Scarecrow first appeared in World's Finest #3 (1941); Poison Ivy in Batman #181 (1966); Mirror Master in Flash #105 (1959); Shadow-Thief in Brave and Bold #36; Tattooed Man in Green Lantern #23 (1963). Justice League of America #111 (May 1974)
The JLA reactivate Amazo in hopes of regaining the powers they lost to Libra. NOTES: Contains reprints from Leading Comics #2, Adventure #81 (Starman) and Justice League of America #19; a 100-page giant. Justice League of America #112 (July/Aug. 1974)
Green Arrow and Hawkman put aside their differences to defeat the Injustice Gang (Poison Ivy, Captain Boomerang, I.Q., Ocean Master, Plant Master, Shark). Note: This story describes Hawkman as an "alien cop." In current continuity, the Halls assumed much of the Silver Age Hols' space adventures. JLA 80-Page Giant #2 (Nov. 1999)
JLA/JSA 12. The Sandman's sidekick Sandy the Golden Boy is revealed to have been transformed into a monster in an accident involving a "silicoid gun." Driven mad, Sandy was held captive for years until the Sandman could find a cure, whereupon Sandy was reverted his previous age and appearance. NOTES: Contains reprints from All-Star Comics #41 and Justice League of America #16. A 100-page giant. Justice League of America #113 (Sept./Oct. 1974)
The JLA rescues Snapper Carr and his family, who are held hostage by Anakronus. NOTES: Contains reprints from Comic Cavalcade #18 and Justice League of America #29 and #30; a 100-page giant. Justice League of America #114 (Nov./Dec. 1974)
PRE-CRISIS ONLY: J'onn J'onzz returns to Earth in seek of the JLA's help against a fire-wielding creature. NOTES: In post-Crisis continuity, J'onn never left Earth; his people died years ago. Contains reprints from All-Star Comics #44 and Justice League of America #40; a 100-page giant. Written by Denny O'Neil. Justice League of America #115 (Jan./Feb. 1975)
First appearance of Charlie Parker, the Golden Eagle, who later joins Teen Titans West (in Teen Titans #50, 1977). NOTES: Contains reprints from Brave and Bold #61 (Starman and Black Canary), Justice League of America #15 and Comic Cavalcade #19; the last 100-page giant. Written by Cary Bates. It's later revealed that Parker is half-Thanagarian, the son of a spy (Hawkman v.4 #43). Justice League of America #116 (Mar./Apr. 1975)
PRE-CRISIS ONLY: Hawkman (who had left for Thanagar in Justice League of America #109), returns to Earth, possessed by the space villain the Equalizer. He rejoins the JLA, but Hawkgirl remains on Thanagar. This story arc written by Elliot Maggin. Justice League of America #117 (Apr. 1975)
PRE-CRISIS ONLY: Hawkman appears to flee to Thanagar during an attack from the alien Adaptoids (actually he's going to get help). Justice League of America #118 (May 1975)
PRE-CRISIS ONLY: Hawkman returns to Earth with Hawkgirl; they defeat the Adaptoids by unleashing the Thangarian equalizing plague upon it. Justice League of America #119 (June 1975)
The League and Adam Strange vs. Kanjar Ro. At the conclusion of the case, Adam and Alanna of Rann are married. NOTE: Retold post-Crisis by J'onn. Written by Cary Bates. Justice League of America #120-121 (July–Aug. 1975), Action #650 (Feb. 1990)
Disgruntled public defender Mark Shaw is recruited as an agent of the Manhunters, Manhunter III. NOTE: This was the first appearance of the Manhunters, but they were not portrayed as androids. Mark Shaw was created by Jack Kirby, who (with Joe Simon) also created many Golden Age Manhunter (Paul Kirk) stories. Shaw's uniform is the same as Paul Kirk's '40s costume, so Kirby might have intended the elderly Manhunter seen in this story (whom Mark Shaw replaces) to be an aged Paul Kirk — unaware that Archie Goodwin and Walt Simonson had already revived and then killed off Kirk in Detective Comics #437–443 (1973–74). The origins of the various Manhunters were later reconciled in Secret Origins v.2 #22 (1988). First Issue Special #5 (Aug. 1975)
JLA/JSA 13: The JLA accidentally kill several members of the JSA. They were tricked into thinking the JSA were the Injustice Society (Wizard, Sportsmaster, Icicle, Tigress/Huntress, Shade, Gambler). NOTE: First modern appearance of the Injustice Society and the Gambler. Written by Cary Bates. Justice League of America #123 (Oct. 1975)
JLA/JSA 13: The Spectre successfully appeals to the Presence to resurrect his JSA comrades. Written by Elliot S! Maggin and Cary Bates. Justice League of America #124 (Nov. 1975)
Gerry Conway begins as writer
A flip of the coin allies Two-Face with the JLA against would-be alien invaders. Scorned, the aliens ally themselves with the Weaponers of Qward. Justice League of America #125 (Dec. 1975)
In jail, the again-evil Two-Face tells the Joker how he tricked the JLA into allying with him against the Qwardians. Justice League of America #126 (Jan. 1976)
Power Girl and Star-Spangled Kid join the Justice Society. Power Girl believes she is Superman's long-lost cousin. The Kid adopts Starman's cosmic rod. NOTE: The post-Crisis Power Girl is not the cousin of Superman nor is she from ancient Atlantis. All-Star Comics #58 (Jan./Feb. 1976)
Versus the Anarchist! Justice League of America #127 (Feb. 1976)
Wonder Woman officially rejoins. Justice League of America #128 (Mar. 1976)
The Red Tornado is again apparently destroyed during a battle with the alien Nekron. NOTE: Nekron first appeared in the previous issue. Justice League of America #129 (Apr. 1976)
Sonar creates a plague of insanity. Justice League of America #131 (June 1976)
The Queen Bee swarms! She and Sonar are defeated. Justice League of America #132 (July 1976)
Superman is called to aid the planet Sirkus against Despero. The Sirkusians create fake JLAers to help him. Justice League of America #133 (Aug. 1976)
The real JLA rescues Superman from Despero. Justice League of America #134 (Sept.76)
JLA/JSA 14: King Kull assembles an army of super-villains in his quest for world domination. The wizard Shazam and the god Mercury call upon the JLA, JSA and the heroes of Fawcett City (Bulletman, Bulletgirl, Spy Smasher, Ibis, Mister Scarlet and Pinky—first DC and modern appearances) for help. Villains include: IBAC, Penguin, Blockbuster and Queen Clea (#135); the Joker, Shade, the Weeper, Doctor Light (#136); and Brainiac (#137). NOTE: Because this cross-over heavily involved the Marvel Family and others, it may be entirely out-of-continuity. These characters were originally published by Fawcett. DC began publishing the Marvel Family in 1973. Kull's first appearance was Captain Marvel Adventures #125 (1951) PRE-CRISIS ONLY: King Kull was out to destroy all human life on three worlds (Earths 1, 2 and S). The original tale also included the three Captains Marvel and Mister Atom, who do not debut in post-Crisis continuity until Power of Shazam! series (1994). Justice League of America #135-137 (Oct.–Dec. 1976)
The Teen Titans briefly reform. Teen Titans #44 (Nov. 1976)
Alanna Strange seeks the JLA's help when Adam becomes deranged by residual Zeta-beam energy. They follow Adam to the 73rd Century. NOTES: First appearance of the Green Lantern of the 73rd Century. Justice League of America #138 (Jan. 1977)
Adam Strange overcomes his dementia in time to help defeat Kanjar Ro. Justice League of America #139 (Feb. 1977)
9 Years Ago
Hawkman makes Captain Comet an honorary member to help deal with the dinosaurs—the result of Chronos' manipulation a time-traveling comet. The JLA is shown fighting the dinosaurs. Comet also encounters the time-lost Colonel Tommy Tomorrow. NOTES: Comet first appeared in Strange Adventures #9 (1951). DC Special #27 (Apr./May 1977)
The Manhunters frame Green Lantern for the destruction of a planet. The J.L.of A. meets the primary Earth Manhunter (III, Mark Shaw). G.L. willingly submits himself for punishment, but it's all eventually revealed as an illusion. Shaw defects from the Manhunters. NOTES: This exact same plot was used for the 2-part Justice League Animated episode "In Blackest Night." The Manhunters and Mark Shaw first appeared in First Issue Special #5 (1975), but this was the first time the Manhunters' true nature was revealed. Issue #140 features a two-page feature: "100 issues ago..." Justice League of America #140-141 (Mar.–Apr. 1977)
A mysterious woman named Willow warns the JLA about the Construct, a malevolent artificial life form. NOTE: Willow was a re-creation of Marvel Comics' character, Mantis. Writer Steve Englehart re-introduced her in DC continuity. See Obscure Characters. Justice League of America #142 (May 1977)
Mark Shaw (Manhunter) reappears as the hero, the Privateer. Justice League of America #143 (June 1977)
PRE-CRISIS ONLY: Green Arrow learns that the members of the Justice League shared an adventure before their encounter with the Appellaxians. NOTE: The flashback story in this issue, which guest-stars Plastic Man, the Blackhawks, the Challengers of the Unknown, Adam Strange, and Rip Hunter, probably did not take place in post-Crisis continuity. Justice League of America #144 (July 1977)
The Red Tornado again returns from the "dead." Guest stars Hawkgirl and the Phantom Stranger. NOTE: A 48-page giant. Justice League of America #145 (Aug. 1977)
PRE-CRISIS ONLY: Hawkgirl (Shayera Hol of Thanagar) joins the JLA. NOTE: In post-Crisis continuity, the JSA's Hawkgirl (Sheira Hall of Earth) joined the Justice League of America after the teams' first meeting in JLA: Incarnations #1. Hawkwoman, Shayera Thal of Thanagar (who arrives on Earth several years later), never joined the JLA at all. NOTES: Guest stars the Phantom Stranger. Story continues in part in Jimmy Olsen #185. I own a page of original art from this issue. Justice League of America #146 (Sept. 1977)
JLA/JSA 15: A team-up with the Legion of Super-Heroes versus Mordru and the Demons Three. Justice League of America #147-148 (Oct.–Nov. 1977)
Snapper Carr becomes the pawn of the Key, who bestows him with the powers of the Star-Tsar and sets him against the JLA. Eventually, it is revealed that Mark Shaw (the Privateer) was the real Star-Tsar, having again become a villain. Phantom Stranger guest stars in #150. Justice League of America #149-150 (Dec. 1977–Jan. 1978), Hourman #16 (July 2000)
While the menfolk hold a bachelor party for the Atom, Amos Fortune terrorizes the women. Justice League of America #151 (Feb. 1978)
After reviewing the events of their first case, the Teen Titans decide to disband again. NOTE: Most of this final issue is a flashback to the group's previously untold origin, which takes place between Brave and the Bold #54 and #60. Teen Titans #53 (Feb. 1978)
Ronald Raymond and Prof. Martin Stein are bonded to form Firestorm the Nuclear Man. NOTE: Superman promises to sponsor Firestorm for JLA membership in Firestorm #2. Firestorm #1 (Mar. 1978)
The Red Tornado meets the young orphan Traya. Justice League of America #152 (Mar. 1978)
Aquaman's son is killed by Black Manta. NOTES: Arthur Jr. was fatally injured in Adventure Comics #452. Aquaman v.1 #60 (Mar. 1978)
At a JLA meeting, Aquaman and Batman discuss the menace of Kobra, whom both heroes have recently fought. NOTE: This discussion is shown in flashback, referring to Batman and Aquaman's battle with Kobra in Aquaman #61 (Apr./May 1978). Kobra the Conqueror was created by Jack Kirby and first appeared in the first issue of his short-lived eponymous series (Mar. 1976). Superman v.1 #327 (Sept. 1978)
PRE-CRISIS ONLY: The JLA aids a temporarily powerless Superman in battling Amazo, who is trying to kill his creator, Professor Ivo. Action Comics #480–483 (Feb.–May 1978)
The JLA meet the Australian hero Ultraa, alias Jack Grey. NOTE: All of Ultraa's pre-Crisis appearances have been eliminated by his post-Crisis appearance in Justice League Quarterly #13; he was originally from Earth-Prime. Justice League of America #153 (Apr. 1978)
Having lost the ability to dream, Doctor Destiny takes on a hideous skeletal appearance. He lays a trap for the JLA at the opening of the Starscraper hotel in Gotham City. Justice League of America #154 (May 1978)
The JLA shunt the world of Regna (the former 5th planet of our solar system) into the distant future. Justice League of America #155 (June 1978)
Chaos ensues when the old gods of the lost continent of Oceania resurface. Justice League of America #156 (July 1978)
PRE-CRISIS ONLY: Hyathis takes over the planet Thanagar by curing the effects of the Equalizing Plague. She then goes to war against the planet Rann, which has been conquered by Kanjar Ro and an alliance of Rann's old enemies. Adam Strange, Hawkman, and Hawkgirl defeat Kanjar Ro, but are unable to overthrow Hyathis, who banishes the Hawks from Thanagar. NOTES: In pre-Crisis history, Hawkman finally overthrow Hyathis with the help of Superman, Batman, and Hawkwoman in World's Finest Comics #278 (Apr. 1978). It's not clear how much of these events took place post-Crisis, since Katar Hol and Shayera Thal become the Hawks at a much later time, and the early histories of both Kanjar Ro and Hyathis are uncertain. However, in Starman #52 (Apr. 1999), Adam Strange confirms that Rann had indeed gone to war with Thanagar "some years ago," albeit possibly under different circumstances. Showcase #101–103 (June–Aug. 1978)
Ray Palmer marries Jean Loring. He reveals his secret identity to her the evening before. Justice League of America #157 (Aug. 1978)
8 Years Ago
After monitor duty on the JLA satellite, Flash and GL head to Earth, where they rescue billionaire C.B. Fenster from a robbery and help teach him the true meaning of Christmas. NOTE: This story takes place several years after the Green Lantern/Green Arrow series. Christmas with the Super-Heroes #2 (1989)
Abra Kadabra takes the reigns of the Injustice Gang, running up against the JLA. NOTE: This tale originally included Ultraa, who does not first appear until much later in post-Crisis continuity. Justice League of America #158 (Sept. 1978)
JLA/JSA 16. The Lord of Time calls "History's Heroes" (Black Pirate, Viking Prince, Jonah Hex, Enemy Ace and Miss Liberty) to do his bidding. Justice League of America #159-60 (Oct.–Nov. 1978)
The alien Treasurers offer to help the JLA in return for specimen samples from Earth — including one human. NOTE: This story arc was originally meant to appear in a never-published tabloid-size special in 1977. Guest stars the Phantom Stranger. Justice League of America #210-212 (Jan.–Mar. 1983)
The JLA members whose DNA was donated to Project DNA (later Project Cadmus) are cloned by another clone known as Adam (a composite of Dubbilex and Guardian). Adam takes over the Project and sets the JLA clones against Superman. NOTE: Per the Justice League of America Index series, this is not the same Adam who appears in Justice League of America #250. Superman Family #194 (Apr. 1979)
At Zatara's farewell performance, Zatanna's stage costume begins to transform into a costume similar to what her mother wore. Zatara casts a spell of forgetfulness over Zatanna, creates an illusion of himself, and proceeds to his old home, in order to summon the spirit of Sindella. He is trapped in a vortex caused by the spell. NOTE: Occurs two weeks prior to Justice League of America #161. Justice League of America #163 (Feb. 1979)
Zatanna joins and dons new costume, aiding against the Warlock of Ys. NOTE: In the original tale, Superman made mention here that the League originally had a charter limiting its membership to twelve. The JLA: Incarnations series (2001) portrays Zatanna in her original costume; it is unclear if this is a retcon or an error. The Warlock of Ys first appeared in Green Lantern v.2 #42 (1966). Justice League of America #161 (Dec. 1978)
Zatanna sets out to find not only her missing father, but the identity of her mother. The JLA investigates the theft of a compound that can manipulate DNA from a STAR Labs facility. They trace the trail to the Shark, who has manipulated other species in hopes of world conquest. Green Arrow devises a plan which accelerates the creatures' evolution and turns the beings (and the Shark) into amoebas. NOTE: The Shark first appeared in Green Lantern v.2 #24 (1963). Justice League of America #162 (Jan. 1979)
Zatanna locates Zatara and learns, for the first time, about her mother, Sindella. Anton Allegro uses a synthesizer to attack Green Arrow, injuring him. The JLA tracks Allegro to first his ex-manager's office, where he injures much of the League, and then his ex-wife's apartment, where they save her, but he escapes. Justice League of America #163 (Feb. 1979)
The JLA find Sindella a captive of her Homo magi brethren. The JLA discovers a magical nature to Allegro's synthesizer. Once defeated, Allegro's synthesizer is used by Zatanna to open a portal to the hidden city of the Homo magi, in Turkey. Allegro is sent to Arkham Asylum. NOTE: Wonder Woman chaired the meeting this issue. Justice League of America #164 (Mar. 1979)
Sindella reveals that the "Medulla Jewel" resides in her brain; it is used by the Homo magi to power their city. Sindella commits suicide to destroy the jewel and save Zatanna from the same fate. Justice League of America #165 (Apr. 1979)
When the JLA return from Sindella's funeral, the Secret Society of Super-Villains attacks (Wizard, Blockbuster, Professor Zoom, Floronic Man, Star Sapphire III). They switch bodies with several JLAers. NOTE: The SSoV's appearance here follows the last issue of their own series (#15, 1978). This Star Sapphire was originally described as Ramoni-Notra of the planet Pandina. Her origin, originally slated for Secret Society of Super-Villains #17, was told in the letter column of Justice League of America #174. In current continuity, she was Debbie Darnell, an ex-girlfriend of Hal Jordan's (per Green Lantern v.4 #19). Justice League of America #166 (May 1979)
The SSoSV dupe the other Leaguers into capturing their own comrades. Justice League of America #167 (June 1979)
Having eluded capture, Zatanna frees the other JLAers and engineers the transfer back to their own bodies. Because the villains had gained knowledge of the Leaguers' identities, Zatanna uses her magic to wipe their memories of any secret identities. After this, Star Sapphire goes into a coma. NOTE: The memory wipe was revealed in Identity Crisis #3. This was also not the first time they had used this procedure. Justice League of America #168 (July 1979)
The Flash's wife, Iris is apparently murdered by Professor Zoom. Iris actually survives actually is thrust back to the 30th century, when she was born. Her parents restore her to life. NOTE: She is reunited with Barry in Flash #350. Flash #275 (July 1979)
The Flash clashes with the JLA after Green Lantern refuses to attempt to resurrect Iris with his ring. Flash v.1 #276–277 (Aug.–Sept. 1979)
Guy Gardner finally receives a power ring and fills in for Hal Jordan as Green Lantern. After an adventure with Green Arrow, Gardner attempts to recharge his ring and is seemingly atomized when Hal's power battery explodes. Green Lantern v.2 #116 (May 1979)
Following a battle with Hector Hammond, the League return to the satellite and discover it has been by breached by Doctor Light. Further, he has raped Sue Dibny. Instead of letting him go, they vote 4-to-3 to use Zatanna's powers to not only wipe his memories, but alter his personality. Batman arrives and discovers this; in order to save the League itself, they wipe his memories as well. Unknown to his fellow Leaguers, Batman eventually recovers his memory. They keep this information from Ralph, and use magic to hide the fact from J'onn. Green Arrow states that the League had been wiping memories for years. NOTES: Naturally, this story does not jive 100% with past continuity. Green Arrow quit the League (#181) before Zatanna began wearing her new costume (#187, which she wears in this tale). It explicitly does take place after the death of Iris Allen and Justice League of America #166-168. Superman's after-the-fact compliance with these events was revealed in Adventures of Superman #636 (2005). Identity Crisis #2, 6 (Sept. 2004, Jan. 2005)

Versus the Over-Complex! NOTE: This tale originally included Ultraa, who does not first appear until much later in post-Crisis continuity.

Justice League of America #169-170 (Aug.–Sept. 1979)

Doctor Fate is interrupted from completing a spell intended to protect someone from imminent harm. Mister Terrific rejoins the Justice Society just in time for their meeting with the JLA. Adventure #465 (Sept.–Oct. 1979)
During a JLA/JSA meeting aboard the JLA satellite, Mister Terrific is slain by his old enemy the Spirit King, who has possessed the body of Jay Garrick. Justice League of America #171 (Oct. 1979)
The Spirit King eludes capture. Justice League of America #172 (Nov. 1979)
With the aid of the Spectre and the ghost of Terry Sloane himself, the JSA tracks down the Spirit King and avenge the death of Mister Terrific. NOTES: This story contains the first appearance of Michael Holt, Mister Terrific II. It also mysteriously depicts both of the pre-Crisis Hawkmen. Spectre v.3 #54 (June 1997)
The JLA attends Hal Jordan's abortive wedding to fortune teller Kari Limbo, Guy Gardner's former girlfriend. Hal discovers that Guy is not dead, but has become trapped in the Phantom Zone. Although Hal rescues him and returns him to the material universe, Guy suffers serious brain damage that leaves him comatose. NOTE: The original pre-Crisis version of this story included a number of the pre-Crisis Phantom Zone villains, who did not exist in the post-Crisis timeline. However, the basic events still took place post-Crisis, as revealed in Secret Origins v.2 #7 (1986). Green Lantern v.2 #122–123 (Nov.–Dec. 1979)
Green Arrow suggests Black Lightning for membership, which he ultimately refuses. Justice League of America #173 (Dec. 1979)
Versus the Regulator! Justice League of America #174 (Jan. 1980)
Flash and Green Lantern imprison the Shaggy Man II in ice. (Justice League of America #186, Jan. 1981)
The Red Tornado reconsiders a decision to resign from the League when he encounters Doctor Destiny. Justice League of America #175 (Feb. 1980)
Doctor Destiny's "Omega Program" (a dream-plague) is averted. Justice League of America #176 (Mar. 1980)
Despero initiates a new cosmic chess match against the Martian Manhunter. Justice League of America #177 (Apr. 1980)
Despero is defeated, J'onn freed. Justice League of America #178 (May 1980)
Superman recommends Firestorm for membership and he is ensnared by the Satin Satan (Sabrina Sultress). Green Arrow opposes his admittance. NOTE: The creators would have had readers believe that Firestorm heralded a "new world" for the JLA. Justice League of America #179 (June 1980)
The JLA free Firestorm from the Satin Satan's hellish disco. Justice League of America #180 (July 1980)
Black Canary is injured at the hands of the Star Tsar II. Green Arrow expresses his ideological grievances with the League. NOTES: The battle with Star Tsar is told in flashback, which allows time for the next entry's events before Green Arrow's official resignation. Justice League of America #181 (Aug. 1980)
Green Arrow gives a public interview expressing his displeasure at the League's narrow focus. When Hawkman requests the JLA censure him, he resigns. Soon thereafter, Black Canary is captured on the satellite by Kobra. Though he helps to rescue her, Arrow still declines to return to the JLA. NOTES: This tale seems to have been intended to replace the above Star Tsar tale in continuity. It would be odd that Black Canary would be endangered so gravely two cases in a row. If she had, though, even more reason for Green Arrow to resign. Zatanna erroneously appears in her original costume, though recent storytelling suggests she's a "costume-hopper." The Atom is chairman in this tale. The first part of this issue takes place before Justice League of America #78. JLA: Incarnations #3 (Sept. 2001)
Black Canary asks Green Arrow to formally record the Star Tsar case and his reasons for resigning. Justice League of America #181 (Aug. 1980)
The JLA try to persuade Green Arrow to rejoin. He refuses but helps them against the ancient sorcerer Nostromus, who possessed the reformed Felix Faust. NOTE: Contains a back-up story with the Elongated Man, Hawkman and Hawkgirl. Justice League of America #182 (Sept. 1980)
The Injustice Society (Fiddler, Icicle and Shade) allies with Apokolips, drawing the super-teams into the Fourth World. They meet Orion, Mister Miracle, Barda, Metron and Oberon. NOTE: This was Dick Dillin's last issue as penciller; he died suddenly of a heart attack. Justice League of America #183 (Oct. 1980), Action #650 (Feb. 1990)
George Pérez begins as semi-regular penciller
The heroes rescue the Highfather from prison on Apokolips NOTE: This issue is George Pérez's first as penciller. Justice League of America #184 (Nov. 1980)
Darkseid is dispatched through key intervention by Firestorm and Metron. NOTE: George Pérez pencils. Justice League of America #185 (Dec. 1980)
The second Shaggy Man escapes his burial and is ultimately launched into space by Batman. NOTES: George Pérez pencils. The original Shaggy Man remains imprisoned. Justice League of America #186 (Jan. 1981)
Proteus engineers a body-switch between his gang and five Leaguers. Zatanna dons a new costume. A mutual attraction is suggested between Zatanna and the Flash. NOTE: Zatanna's costume was designed by George Pérez. The relationship between Flash and Zatanna was never explored. Proteus first appeared in Beware the Creeper #2 (1968). Justice League of America #187 (Feb. 1981)
The Flash discovers Proteus' switch. Backup story: The JLA Satellite is attacked by an American satellite, which causes the life support systems to fail. Hawkgirl is able to bring replacement parts to repair the satellite. Miraculously, the oxygen on the satellite lasts long enough for the repairs to be made, even though it would normally have run out long before then. Justice League of America #188 (Mar. 1981)
Raven warns the JLA about the coming of Trigon and requests their aid. But Zatanna warns that there is evil within Raven, and denies her entreaty. NOTE: This story was twice shown in a post-Crisis flashback, substituting Black Canary for Wonder Woman (Legends of the DC Universe 80-Page Giant #1, 1998; Secret Origins Annual #3). New Teen Titans #5 (Mar. 1981)
Raven assembles the New Teen Titans (with Robin, Wonder Girl, Kid Flash, Changeling, Cyborg and Starfire). DC Comics Presents #26 (Oct. 1980), New Teen Titans #1 (Nov. 1980)
Sensing a great evil, Zatanna leads the JLA to Azarath. To prevent the their interference, the Titans briefly imprison the JLA. Zatanna eventually reveals that Raven has coerced the Titans into reforming to help in her war against her father, Trigon. New Teen Titans #4 (Feb. 1981)
The beast Thorak turns the JLA into giants, using both Appellaxian and the Packrat's growth technology. NOTE: This story is set four years after the JLA's encounter with the Packrat. It's also after Flash #219 (1973), when Green Arrow returns from the monastery; published in 1972, that story would have occurred during JLA Year 3. However, current continuity suggests that Green Arrow's history has been lengthened and that his journey to the monastery coincides roughly with his resignation from the JLA in #181. Zatanna wears her new costume in this tale. Legends of DCU #12 (Jan. 1999)
Superman and Snapper Carr help find a way to return the JLA to normal size. Legends of DCU #13 (Feb. 1999)
Starro regenerates from a fragment in the Long Island Sound. Justice League of America #189 (Apr. 1981)
Starro is frozen into submission. Zatanna experiences a negative reaction to one of her spells. She and the Flash demonstrate some awkwardness following their previous "connection." NOTE: Cover by Brian Bolland. Justice League of America #190 (May 1981)
The Key reactivates Amazo. Zatanna learns that as a result of overuse, her powers are now permanently reduced by half. NOTE: Exactly when Zatanna regained her powers is debatable. They were back in World's Finest #277 (1982). But the letter column of Justice League of America #260 (1987) claims she got them back in Swamp Thing #50 (1986). The Justice League Sourcebook states that they returned in Justice League of America #257. Justice League of America #191 (June 1981)
First appearance of the Vixen. NOTE: Her pre-Crisis origin involved Superman; her post-Crisis origin remains untold. Action #521 (July 1981)
T.O. Morrow kidnaps the Red Tornado, wanting to learn how the android gained sentience. NOTE: George Pérez pencils. Justice League of America #192 (July 1981)
T.O. Morrow unwittingly releases the Tornado Tyrant and Tornado Champion from the Red Tornado's form. The Champion reveals the Red Tornado origin to Firestorm: upon creation, his android body was inhabited by the (amnesiac) Tornado Champion. The Champion enlists Firestorm to construct a new android body which re-absorbs both the Champion and Tyrant. The revived Red Tornado retains no knowledge of his origins. NOTES: Contains the 16-page first appearance of the All-Star Squadron. George Pérez pencils. Justice League of America #193 (Aug. 1981)
Amos Fortune releases the characters of the Tarot. NOTE: George Pérez pencils. Justice League of America #194 (Sept. 1981)
Attack of the new Secret Society of Super-Villains: Brain Wave, Cheetah Killer Frost, Monocle, Plant-Master, Psycho-Pirate, Rag Doll, Signalman, Ultra-Humanite and the Mist. NOTEs: The post-Infinite Crisis status of the Cheetah remains unknown. First modern appearance of the Monocle. Contains a killer pin-up of Justice League of America and JSA by George Pérez. The letter column of #197 prints a letter written by a young Todd McFarlane! George Pérez pencils. Justice League of America #195 (Oct. 1981)
The SSoSV manage to capture all their JLA/JSA targets, hoping to upset the cosmic balance and rid Earth of all super-heroes. NOTEs: George Pérez pencils. In pre-Crisis times, the villains' ploy was meant to eliminate heroes from Earth-Two only. Justice League of America #196 (Nov. 1981)
When the younger villains uncover deception by the Ultra-Humanite, the friction leads to the SSoSV's undoing. The villains are thrown into a limbo-like dimension. NOTES: The Golden Age villains make several more appearances as the SSoSV, next in All-Star Squadron #26. George Pérez pencils. Justice League of America #197 (Dec. 1981)
PRE-CRISIS ONLY:While Superman travels to a distant galaxy in a daring attempt to infiltrate the Superman Revenge Squad, the male Leaguers take turns filling in for Clark Kent back in Metropolis. NOTE: This is the third part of a four-part story that began in Superman #365 (Sept. 1981) and ended in the following issue of Superman. Superman v.1 #367 (Dec. 1981)
PRE-CRISIS ONLY: Hawkgirl changes her name to Hawkwoman. She separates from her husband, Hawkman. World's Finest #274 (Dec.81)
Superman discovers that the Lord of Time has engineered the displacement of four Leaguers to the Old West. They meet Cinnamon, Bat Lash, Jonah Hex and Scalphunter. See also The Rough Bunch Justice League of America #198-199 (Jan.–Feb. 1982)
PRE-CRISIS ONLY: The Phantom Zone criminals escape and hurl the Justice League satellite — and other satellites — out of orbit. Supergirl and Wonder Woman prevent a missile crisis. General Zod projects all of Earth into the Zone. Superman and Supergirl defeat the criminals and return the satellite to orbit. Also guest stars Green Lantern, Batman, the Flash and Mon-El. The Phantom Zone #1-4 (Jan.–Apr. 1982)
A post-hypnotic suggestion compels the original JLAers to reassemble the Appellax creatures. Green Arrow rejoins. NOTES: This tale may no longer be in continuity since the Appellax creatures were returned to their homeworld in JLA: Year One #12, and were next encountered in the latter-day tale in JLA: Incarnations #7. Guest stars Phantom Stranger, Snapper Carr and Adam Strange. Pencils by George Pérez (his last), Brian Bolland, Gil Kane, Jim Aparo, Joe Kubert and Carmine Infantino. Justice League of America #200 (Mar. 1982)
The Guardians feel that Hal Jordan's entanglements on Earth distract him from his duties as a Green Lantern. They force him to leave and refocus on the rest of his space sector. Hal asks the Flash to inform the JLA. NOTES: In the original storyline, Hal was gone for a year, but in post-Crisis continuity, more likely only a few months. Green Lantern v.2 #151 (Apr. 1982)
PRE-CRISIS ONLY: Ultraa is coerced into battling the JLA. NOTE: This tale likely no longer happened because it heavily involved Ultraa, who does not first appear until much later in post-Crisis continuity. Justice League of America #201 (Apr. 1982)
The JLA encounters a wayward alien medical ship. Justice League of America #202 (May 1982)
A new Royal Flush Gang led by Hector Hammond (Wild Card) attacks. Hammond is taken by surprise on the astral plane when trounced by Prof. Martin Stein. (#205) Justice League of America #203-205 (June–Aug. 1982)
JLA vs. Major Disaster. World's Finest #281 (June 1982)
After the JLA help defeat Killer Frost, Firestorm reveals his alter ego to them Fury of Firestorm #4 (Sept. 1982)
Zatanna once again imprisons the rogue Demons Three. Zatanna is elected as chairperson. Justice League of America #206 (Sept. 1982)
Like Doctor Light and The Top before, Zatanna and the JLA alter Catwoman's personality, effectively changing her from villain to hero. They take precautions not to let Batman know. Zatanna tells her the truth years later. NOTE: It makes sense that some of this subterfuge was more easily accomplished after Zatanna was elected chairperson. Catwoman #50 (Oct. 1997)
Wonder Woman calls on the JLA to assist against the Adjudicator and the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. NOTEs: This tale included Supergirl and the Earth-Two Huntress and Power Girl. Perhaps it does not exist in post-Infinite Crisis continuity. Wonder Woman v.1 #291-293 (May–July 1982)

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