If you thought the Justice League battles were epic, wait until you discover the events that changed the essence of this iconic team and the entire DC universe.
Imagine facing threats so great that an entire multiverse trembles at their appearance. This is what has been done League of Justice since it debuted in 1961. But beyond the day-to-day missions, there are moments when DC Comics throws its heroes into events of cosmic proportions that redefine reality itself. These types of epics are often called “Crisis” and today, we are going to discover which ones have had the greatest impact on the League.
Influence on the league
When we talk about significant events in DC, it is inevitable to think about the Infinite Crises. But did you know that in the story Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths the League is sent to parallel worlds by Pariah and his Dark Army? Here, villains like Darkseid and Nekron play a crucial role. In a twist, the League temporarily folds, allowing the Titans to take over as the greatest team of heroes on Earth.
Crisis final: Can you imagine a world where evil wins? This story shows us this scenario. With Darkseid triumphant and the League in disarray, this story teaches us an invaluable lesson: Justice League resilience. Even though all the big names were out, an impressive victory is achieved against Darkseid, highlighting the team’s versatility.
The war that changed the game: If there’s anyone who took the League to new heights, it’s Grant Morrison. In JLA: World War III, we encounter Mageddon, an entity capable of manipulating human emotions on a large scale. Faced with such adversity, the team uses the innovative strategy of making every human being on Earth become a superhero. It is a solution as radical as it is effective.
The event that started it all: Before there was so much talk about multiverses and alternate realities, Crisis on Infinite Earths already existed. This adventure brought together heroes from five different Earths in a battle for existence itself. The result was a consolidation of universes and a drastic change in the history of the League and DC Comics in general.
Identity crisis: It might not have aged well, but its relevance is undeniable. When it is revealed that former members of the League had manipulated the minds of several villains, as well as Batman, the team splits up. This event becomes a cornerstone for the future development of the League and the entire universe around them.
A new League: Legends offers us a panorama after infinity. In this event, Darkseid uses Glorious Godfrey to defame the heroes, ultimately leading to the creation of the International Leaguea team adored by fans that redefines the legacy of the League.
A new beginning: New 52 brought a lot of new things, but its importance lies in the rebirth of the Justice League. Although its popularity did not last long, it was the most important title in that era.
Endless crises: represents perfection, catharsis. He introduces us to the League taking on almost every villain on Earth. This event not only saw the return of the multiverse but also strengthened relationships between the League’s most iconic members.
These Crises are not only great situations, but moments of change and redefinition for the League and the entire DC universe. They have been definitive proof of what this team can achieve and how, over the years, it has been able to adapt and overcome all types of adversity. It’s as if the publisher told us: “Yes, heroes are great, but wait until you see them in their most difficult moments.” And in those Crises, we have seen them more human than ever.