‘Justice League’ Rewind: A Look Back at the TV Histories of Those Super Friends
At long last, DC Comics’ big-screen universe of characters come together in this month’s release Justice League (in theaters Nov. 17).
The film comes in the wake of 2013’s Man of Steel, which introduced Clark Kent/Superman (Henry Cavill); last year’s Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, in which we met Ben Affleck’s Bruce Wayne/Batman and Gal Gadot’s Diana Prince/Wonder Woman in primary roles, and got brief references to Jason Momoa’s Arthur Curry/Aquaman, Ray Fisher’s Victor Stone/Cyborg and Ezra Miller‘s Barry Allen/The Flash; and this summer’s blockbuster Wonder Woman, headlined by Gadot in a solo adventure/origin story for her character.
Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash and Aquaman were all among the founding members of the Justice League when they came together as a group in the pages of DC Comics in 1960 (along with Green Lantern and Martian Manhunter, who don’t appear to be part of the film from what we know at this point). Cyborg joined the team in the comics a bit later, but all of these iconic characters have also appeared either together or solo in many small-screen projects over the past few decades.
From the Superfriends to the CW’s Arrowverse and more, click through the gallery above for a look at some of the notable, and in some cases, lesser-known, solo and group appearances of Justice League members Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman, Aquaman, Flash and Cyborg on television over the past 60 years.