Making their debut in 1960, The Justice League is the most recognizable team of superheroes in the world. Now, close to 60 years after their debut, The Justice League has taken the world by storm, with the team finally making their cinematic debut.
Almost immediately after the release of Batman V Superman, and after rumors went rampant about a solo Joker film, comic fans started to speculate that all the events in DC’s current line of films, take place on a different earth that we are used to. This would explain the dark and gritty tones of their films, in comparison to the bright and hopeful portrayals we are used to. With a whole Multiverse to play with, there are endless possibilities as to which Justice League (or Earth) was portrayed in the 2017 film.
You see, when DC introduced the Multiverse, it opened the doors to the reality of infinite alternate Earths, with each unique earth possibly having their own alternate version of the Justice League. Some share qualities with our version of the League, while others couldn’t be farther from the heroes we know and love. Let’s take a look at some of the most imaginative and out-of-this-world versions of the most famous team in comics.
8. Justice League Of Assassins
What do you get when you mix DC’s most elite group of trained killers with their most famous costumed heroes? You get the bodacious and gritty Justice League of Assassins, who made their bold, albeit short, debut in Superman #15 back in 2016. In the issue, Superman and all of his alternate versions are targeted by a multidimensional being named Prophecy, who hopes to harness the abilities of all Supermen in the Multiverse. Prophecy, sensing a bigger threat than he can handle, sends his minions to various earths to capture their version of Superman.
Their search leads them to Earth 14, where they find a mask-wearing Superman, corn-rowed Wonder Woman, mohawk-sporting Aquaman, a Batman who uses guns, a Flash that uses his speedforce to create weapons, and a Harley Quinn complete with Day of the Dead inspired face paint.
In an effort to defend against the terrible threat, the Justice League of Assassins wage war on Prophecy’s henchmen and manage to destroy them. Their moment of peace was short lived however, as Prophecy himself appears on Earth 14, killing the entire Justice League of Assassins and stealing their powers for his personal gain.