Acclaimed by many DC Comics fans, the Dark Justice League is made up of characters who deal with supernatural issues beyond the reach of the traditional Justice League.
And the team’s success did not go unnoticed. The Dark Justice League has gained so much prominence over the years that it will become a live-action series for streaming HBO Max, produced by Bad Robot. It is worth remembering that the team had an animated film in 2017, with dubbing by Rosario Dawson and Alfred Molina.
Created during the publisher’s Novos 52 reboot, the first edition of the team was launched in 2011, with experienced screenwriter Peter Milligan. The first story of the Dark Justice League brought together the characters Constantine, Shade, Zatanna, Challenger, Mental Distortion and Madame Xanadu against the witch’s destruction plans Magic.
Over time, other characters were added to the team’s formation, such as Frankenstein, Black Orchid, Swamp Monster, among others. How about meeting some of the characters that are part of this supernatural team?
One of DC’s most iconic characters, John Constantine was already played by Keanu Reeves in cinema in 2005. Leader of the Dark Justice League (and later replaced by Zatanna), the magician is able to create illusions and converse with both demons and ghosts, but his greatest skill is cunning in dealing with enemies.
She is the one who organizes the Dark Justice League when she foresees an event that only they are able to stop. Madame Xanadu has also won Death in a card game, which makes her immortal.
In the past, she was the sorceress Nimue (an adaptation of the legend of King Arthur’s stories) and lost her powers after trying to bewitch Merlin.
Sentenced to death in an alternative dimension on charges of betraying his kingdom, Shade flees to Earth and ends up joining the Dark League. In possession of Robe M, the character has the ability to produce force fields and alter reality to frighten his enemies.
Originally, he was known as Alec Holland, a brilliant scientist. After an explosion in his laboratory, he falls into a swamp with chemicals and ends up becoming the Swamp Monster. With enormous strength and regeneration capacity, the character appears in more sporadic moments.
Leader of the Dark Justice League in the New 52, Zatanna is very powerful: she can change reality, stop time, teleport between dimensions and more. One of its most striking features is to utter its spells with words backwards. Thus, she is one of the strongest heroines in DC.
The character is the ghost of Boston Brand, a trapeze artist who was murdered in one of his performances. Upon receiving the powers of a Hindu god, Challenger has the mission of helping the wronged, appearing in the same costume as his presentation. He is able to pass through walls, fly and even possess bodies.
Current Black Orchid in the New 52, Alba Garcia was an agent of A.R.G.U.S who lost her arms in a scientific experiment, later becoming a heroine. Among its powers are flight, super strength and metamorphosis.
Condemned to roam the planet forever when opening the legendary box, the immortal character has accumulated a lot of knowledge of fighting, languages and information about the supernatural world. In addition, Pandora also manages to travel in time.