The Top 10 Episodes Of ‘Justice League’

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Justice LeagueWonder Woman is breaking record after record, and everyone loves it! Twitter erupted with praise for the first-ever female led super hero film. This praise bodes well for the future of the once murky DC Extended Universe. But with Wonder Woman being this successful, it means that the next film in DC’s slate has even more work cut out for it. Justice League will be the ultimate test of whether the DCEU can truly handle an ensemble super hero cast.

It’s always difficult to juggle a couple of heroes on screen, let alone six or seven. Hopefully director Zack Snyder did his research in determining how to get the formula right. Assuming he did, he almost certainly watched Cartoon Network’s Justice League. As the final series in Bruce Timm’s DC Animated Universe, Justice League brought together Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Martian Manhunter, Green Lantern and Hawkgirl for the first time on screen. The series was bold, dramatic and inventive. It placed character first, often only focusing on only 3 or 4 heroes per episode in order to give them maximum character weight.

The formula worked amazingly, giving us some of the greatest storytelling ever seen in television animation. It also led to acclaimed spin-off Justice League Unlimited, which added dozens of heroes to the roster. The spin-off series was much more serialized, improving the storytelling but losing some of the great character focus. That’s why it’s the original Justice League series that provides the best example of how to tell a story with seven DC characters. It’s the example we hope Zack Snyder looked to for inspiration.

Before we look to the future of the Justice League, let’s have a look back at the past. These are the top 10 episodes of Justice League. Click next to get started!

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Aaron Berke

Aaron Berke

Writer for geeky websites. Maker of short films with self-explanatory titles, like "Hats" and "The Note." Anxiously waiting to be mentored by Joss Whedon.

  • Michael

    My favorite episode is divided we fall

    Dwayne McDuffie may he Rest In Peace Is a beast he wrote the best episodes of that show and he wrote justice league heroes for ps2 the best DC game which still holds up to this day better than that mortal kompat rip off

    If he was still alive He should have wrote that movie to end his justice league run

    Wrote
    Justice league animated series

    Justice league animated films

    Justice league video game

  • Dan

    Justice League and Justice League unlimited are favorite TV shows, not just animated but ALL television shows. I believe that these shows demonstrated the power of animation and how it can really drive a plot . Bruce Timm and the crew ( particularly Andrea Romano as voice casting director) are geniuses. My favorite episodes are:
    “A Knight of Shadows”
    “Maid of Honor”
    “The Terror Beyond”
    “Secret Society”
    “Wild Cards”
    My friends always give me the side-eye when I mention JL and JLU are my favorite shows. Some say,”You mean the Super Friends?” and I give them a stern look and emphatically say, “No! JUSTICE LEAGUE!!!!” And then must explain to them, painstakingly, the goodness that is the DCAU.

    Zack Snyder (and now Josh Whedon) cannot mess this Justice League Movie up!

  • NYCgeekDad

    WOAH WOAH WOH!!! How can you not have Epilogue on this list?!? It has perhaps the saddest and deepest moments ever! When Batman and Ace sit and talk about her death

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWHHsdE_oQg

  • 39steps

    “First-ever female led super hero film” says a “writer” ignoring Supergirl (1984), Catwoman (2004) and Elektra (2005).