|First appearance||Action Comics #443 (Jan 1975)|
|Created by||Elliot S! Maggin|
In another bid for world domination, the alien conqueror Queen Bee forms a group intended as the antithesis of the Justice League of America. In other words, Brainiac to Superman, Clayface to Batman, Sinestro to Green Lantern, Gorilla Grodd to Flash, Ocean Master to Aquaman, Merlyn to Green Arrow, a Harpy to Black Canary, and Chronos to Atom. Her plan is to ambush members of the superhero team before they can realize the group as a whole is under attack and in this she's mostly successful, even capturing members Elongated Man and Red Tornado. However, Superman becomes aware of his allies' disappearances and uses Kryptonian technology to make the world switch their perceptions of Superman and Clark Kent (as the villains are off-planet on a space vessel, they're unaffected). This tactic confuses Brainiac and Queen Bee is forced to send her Bee-Men to try to capture Superman. Inevitably, Superman follows the minions back to their headquarters and manages to enable his comrades to escape as he faces the villains by himself. With the Justice League free, they soundly defeat Queen Bee's group. Superman uses his technology to erase memories of his dual identity from the minds of the villains save Brainiac and return Earth to its original perception.
Brainiac is a fictional supervillain appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics, usually as an adversary of Superman, his second deadliest archenemy after Lex Luthor, and a frequent enemy of the Justice League.
Brainiac is typically depicted as an extraterrestrial cyborg or android. He is one of Superman's primary enemies, and is responsible for shrinking and stealing Kandor, the capital city of Superman's home planet Krypton. In some continuities, he is also responsible for Krypton's destruction. Due to multiple revisions of DC's continuity, several variations of Brainiac have appeared. Most incarnations of Brainiac depict him as a green-skinned being in humanoid form. He is bald, with a set of linked electrode-like objects (sometimes glowing) protruding from his skull.
His name is a portmanteau of the words brain and maniac. In 2009, Brainiac was ranked as IGN's 17th Greatest Comic Book Villain of All Time.Chronos (comics)
Chronos is the name of several fictional supervillains appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. These characters take their name from the Greek personification of Time and have the ability to time travel. He is the archenemy of the Atom.Clayface
Clayface is an alias used by several fictional supervillains appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. Most incarnations of the character possess clay-like bodies and shape-shifting abilities, and all of them have been depicted as adversaries of the superhero Batman. In 2009, Clayface was ranked as IGN's 73rd Greatest Comic Book Villain of All Time.Gorilla Grodd
Gorilla Grodd is a fictional supervillain appearing in comic books published by DC Comics, primarily as an enemy of The Flash. The character was created by John Broome and Carmine Infantino, and first appeared in The Flash #106 (May 1959). He is an evil, super-intelligent gorilla who gained mental powers after being exposed to a strange metorite's radiation.
IGN named him 35th of the Top 100 Comic Book Villains. The character appears in various shows seen on The CW's Arrowverse, voiced by David Sobolov and shown in CGI. In his TV appearances, Grodd is said to have acquired his super-mental powers through exposure to the radiation from the particle accelerator explosion.Harpy (DC Comics)
Harpy is the name of three different comic book supervillains, all of whom have appeared in various series published by DC Comics.Injustice Gang
The Injustice Gang (also known as the Injustice Gang of the World) is a group of fictional supervillains in the DC Comics universe. They are antagonists of the Justice League.Injustice League
The Injustice League is the name of two fictional supervillain teams appearing in comic books published by DC Comics.JL8
JL8 is a webcomic by Yale Stewart based on the characters of DC Comics' Justice League. Having started in 2011 under the title Little League, the webcomic presents the members of the Justice League as 8-year-old children. Stewart has used JL8 to raise funds for charities, and the webcomic has been positively received by critics.Justice League
The Justice League is a team of fictional superheroes appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. The Justice League was conceived by writer Gardner Fox, and they first appeared together, as Justice League of America (JLA) in The Brave and the Bold #28 (March 1960).The Justice League is an assemblage of superheroes who join together as a team. The seven original members were Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Green Lantern, Aquaman, and Martian Manhunter. The team roster has rotated throughout the years, consisting of various superheroes from the DC Universe, such as The Atom, Big Barda, Black Canary, Cyborg, Green Arrow, Elongated Man, the Flash/Wally West, Green Lantern/John Stewart, Hawkgirl, Hawkman, Metamorpho, Plastic Man, Power Girl, Orion, Red Tornado, Stargirl, Captain Marvel/Shazam, and Zatanna, among many others.
The team received its own comic book title called Justice League of America in November 1960. With the 2011 relaunch, DC Comics released a second volume of Justice League. In July 2016, the DC Rebirth initiative again relaunched the Justice League comic book titles with the third volume of Justice League. Since its inception, the team has been featured in various films, television programs, and video games.Justice League/Power Rangers
Justice League/Power Rangers was a 2017 comic book intercompany crossover series featuring DC Comics' Justice League and Saban's Power Rangers, written by Tom Taylor with art by Stephen Byrne, published by DC Comics and Boom Studios.List of Justice League enemies
This is a list of fictional characters from DC Comics who are or have been enemies of the Justice League. In chronological order (with issue and date of first appearance).Merlyn (DC Comics)
Merlyn (Arthur King), otherwise known as the Dark Archer, is a fictional supervillain appearing in comic books published by DC Comics. He is a deadly bow-wielding assassin and contract killer who serves as the archenemy of Green Arrow, though writers have developed him over the years as an adversary of other superheroes in the DC Universe as well, such as Batman and Black Canary.
In 2012, the character made his live-action debut on The CW's television series Arrow, portrayed by actor John Barrowman under the name Malcolm Merlyn.Ocean Master
Ocean Master (Orm Marius) is a fictional supervillain and in some cases an antihero appearing in comic books published by DC Comics. Created by Bob Haney and Nick Cardy, the character first appeared in Aquaman #29 (September 1966). He is an enemy of his half-brother Arthur Curry, otherwise known as Aquaman, and is commonly depicted as an adversary of the Justice League, the superhero team of which his brother is a founding member.
The character has been substantially adapted from the comics into various forms of media, including the Justice League cartoon television series, the animated movie Justice League: Throne of Atlantis, and several DC-related video games. Ocean Master made his live-action debut in the 2018 DC Extended Universe film Aquaman, portrayed by actor Patrick Wilson.Queen Bee (comics)
Queen Bee is the name of six different DC Comics supervillains.Shade (comics)
The Shade (Richard Swift) is a comic book character developed in the 1940s for National Comics, first appearing in the pages of Flash Comics in a story titled "The Man Who Commanded the Night", scripted by Gardner Fox and illustrated by Hal Sharp. Debuting as a villain, the Shade was best known for fighting against two generations of superheroes, most notably the Golden Age and Silver Age versions of the Flash. He eventually became a mentor for Jack Knight, the son of the Golden Age Starman, Ted Knight, a hero the Shade had also fought.Though initially portrayed in the Golden Age comics as a thief with a cane that could manipulate shadows, the character was reinvented in 1994 as a morally ambiguous Victorian era immortal who gained the ability to manipulate shadows and his immortality came from an unexplained mystical event. In 2009, The Shade was ranked as IGN's 89th Greatest Villain of All Time.Shade made his live appearance on the third season of The Flash played by Mike McLeod. This version of Shade is a nameless man who could vibrate his body to the point where it resembles a giant shadow of varying length.Super Jrs.
Super Juniors are a group of fictional DC Comics characters based on members of the Justice League of America, designed as baby versions in order to appeal to younger audiences and introduce them to the publisher's most popular properties. At Kenner's request, first appeared in José Luis García-López's 1982 DC Comics Style Guide and had their first and only adventure in Super Jrs. Holiday Special: The Best of DC Blue Ribbon Digest #58 (March 1985) in a story written by Tom DeFalco and drawn by Vince Squeglia. There was a considerable amount of merchandise (toys, wallpapers, bed sheets and covers, furniture, flash cards, coloring books, etc.) based on them.
Characters include "Jr." versions of Superman (Super-Kid, Casey), Batman (Bat-Guy, Carlos) and Robin (Kid-Robin, the Shrimp), Wonder Woman (Wonder Tot, Deedee), Flash (Flash-Kid, Rembrandt), Green Arrow, Green Lantern, Hawkman, Aquaman and, later, Supergirl. In the Holiday Special, they are orphan youngsters from the Miss Piffle's Nursery School, transformed by the fairy spirit of Christmas into superheroes to stop the evil Wallace van Whealthy III, the Weather Wizard, a school bully super villain and rescue Santa Claus.Tartarus (DC Comics)
Tartarus is a fictional organization of supervillains in the DC Comics universe.