Justice League of America - The Satellite Years
Here’s my full grouping of construction paper superhero creations of the Justice League from their inception until Aquaman decided to wreck the team in 80s by moving them to Detroit.* Sure, some of the costumes aren’t of the era (and, c’mon, would anyone want to have 1970s Zatanna’s costume cutout?), but its still a great collection of heroes.
To my mind, these are 16 of the biggest JLAers there are, by virtue of them being JLAers longer than anyone else (if you prefer, these are 15 of the biggest, plus Firestorm. Sorry Firestorm fans!) Of course, since I’m more of a Marvel guy, there’s a good chance I’m wrong about that, and have been too influenced by Super Friends.
So what say you, DC fans? Which of the many later additions to the team can equal or surpass the heroes collected here in terms of stature? Let’s leave out legacy characters/other versions like Wally West, Kyle Raynor, Dick Grayson, John Stewart, or Ryan Choi. I’m thinking the best bets are characters that were acquired by DC after having made their name by other companies, so Captain Marvel, Blue Beetle, Plastic Man, and Captain Atom (maybe). After that? The best bets would be Huntress or Cyborg?
*Give or take the Phantom Stranger, whose official place on the team seems to be a bit of debate. Not a debate? The fact that my four-year-old son has no idea who the Phantom Stranger is.