Welcome to the Justice League Watchtower, the Internet’s premiere fan site dedicated to Cartoon Network’s animated, non-Superfriends adventures of DC Comics’ legendary superhero team!  Designed to be an alternative to most fan sites—which mainly provide some news and a couple of promotional pics from the series—this web site offers more of a critical study of the show, with relevant quotes from show creators, literary analysis of the characters and their adaptation from the comic books, and a play-by-play of the show from conception to premiere.  Think of this as the DVD special features of the Justice League series, providing non-comic book fans (and fans who aren’t privy to DC Comics’ 70+ years of history) a peak behind the curtain at the imagination and hard work that went into prepping these comic book icons for animated stardom.

Of course, it would be impossible to discuss this series without putting it into context with the series’ precursors—this show would not exist today if it were not for the tireless efforts of Bruce Timm, Paul Dini, Alan Burnett, Stan Berkowitz, Dwayne McDuffie, James Tucker, and the countless others who have comprised a creative team that has, more or less, stuck together and created magic since 1992’s Batman series.  Linked together through continuity and talent, this chain of animated shows—Batman:  The Animated Series, The Adventures of Batman and Robin, Superman, The New Batman Adventures, The Batman / Superman Adventures, Batman Beyond, Justice League, and Justice League Unlimited—share a unity virtually unheard of in today’s fickle market.  Dubbed the DC Animated Universe (or DCAU for short) by fans, it is a testament to the quality of these shows that they have managed to survive twelve years, three network changes, and competition with the “flavor of the month” to remain a favorite with critics and fans alike…especially with no big-budget films to tie into and only rudimentary attempts at toy lines on behalf of Hasbro and Mattel.

If recent interviews are any indication, Justice League Unlimited may be the last permutation of this extended series; but at least they’ll go out with a bang.  Here, the Justice League—Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Flash, Hawkgirl, and J’onn J’onzz (also known as the Martian Manhunter)—are joined in their never-ending battle by an army of DC Comics’ heroes—a group ranging from classic icons like Green Arrow and Captain Atom to more obscure heroes such as Aztek, B’wana Beast, and Vigilante.  Together, this massive organization will continue to fight injustice, whether it come in the form of alien invasions, malevolent deities, criminal masterminds, or armies of supervillains.

Identifications scans complete.  Welcome to the Watchtower.



The Watchtower Weblog


Justice League Series Information

Pre-Season One

Season One

Season Two

Seasons Three and Four

Season Five

Who's Who in the JLU?

Who's Who in the Legion of Doom?


Justice League - Core Team


The Flash

Green Lantern

J’onn J’onzz—The Martian Manhunter

Shayera Hol


Wonder Woman


Justice League - Extended Team


Black Canary

The Creeper

Dr. Fate

Green Arrow

Hawk and Dove

Jason Blood and Etrigan the Demon


The Question




Justice League Guest Stars


The Blackhawks

Captain Marvel

Easy Company

The Green Lantern Corps


The Justice Guild of America

The Justice League Unlimited

Katma Tui



Mercy Graves

The New Gods – New Genesis



Justice League Villains



The Cadmus Project




Colonel Vox





Dr. Destiny



Felix Faust


Gorilla Grodd



The Imperium

The Injustice Gang


Kanjar Ro

The Key

Lex Luthor


The Manhunters

The Metamen


Morgaine Le Fay

The New Gods – Apokolips


The Secret Society

The Shade

Solomon Grundy

Star Sapphire



Vandal Savage



The Watchtower Files

The Watchtower and Javelin-7

The Villains of the Justice League

Supporting Villains in the Justice League

The Injustice Gang / Secret Society History

The Trophy Room - Freeze-Framing Justice League


Pre-Season One

The Call (Batman Beyond #46-47)

Pilot - Test Animation Footage


Season One

Secret Origins (#1-3)

In Blackest Night (#4-5)

The Enemy Below (#6-7)

Injustice for All (#8-9)

Paradise Lost (#10-11)

War World (#12-13)

The Brave and the Bold (#14-15)

Fury (#16-17)

Legends (#18-19)

A Knight of Shadows (#20-21)

Metamorphosis (#22-23)

The Savage Time (#24-26)


Season Two

Twilight (#27-28)

Tabula Rasa (#29-30)

Only a Dream (#31-32)

Maid of Honor (#33-34)

Hearts and Minds (#35-36)

A Better World (#37-38)

The Terror Beyond (#39-40)

Eclipsed (#41-42)

Hereafter (#43-44)

Secret Society (#45-46)

Comfort and Joy (#47)

Wild Cards (#48-49)

Starcrossed (#50-52)


Season Three

Initiation (#53)

For the Man Who Has Everything (#54)

Hawk and Dove (#55)

Fearful Symmetry (#56)

Kids' Stuff (#57)

This Little Piggy (#58)

The Return (#59)

The Greatest Story Never Told (#60)

Ultimatum (#61)

Dark Heart (#62)

Wake the Dead (#63)

The Once and Future Thing:  Weird Western Tales & Time, Warped (#64-65)


Season Four

The Cat and the Canary (#66)

The Ties That Bind (#67)

The Doomsday Sanction (#68)

Task Force X (#69)

The Balance (#70)

Double Date (#71)

Clash (#72)

Hunter's Moon (#73)

Question Authority (#74)

Flashpoint (#75)

Panic in the Sky (#76)

Divided We Fall (#77)

Epilogue (#78)


Season Five

I Am Legion (#79)

Shadow of the Hawk (#80)

Chaos at the Earth's Core (#81)

To Another Shore (#82)

Flash and Substance (#83)

Dead Reckoning (#84)

Patriot Act (#85)

The Great Brain Robbery (#86)

Grudge Match (#87)

Far From Home (#88)

Ancient History (#89)

Alive (#90)

Destroyer (#91)


Static Shock Crossovers

A League of Their Own

Fallen Hero


Possible Upcoming Storylines

Justice League:  World's Collide


Possible Upcoming Characters

The Crime Syndicate

Ra's Al Ghul




The Widescreen Explanation

The Latest News

The DC Animated Universe Board



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