Since 1961, there have been several hundred members of the Justice League(s), all of whom have a role to play.  Elongated Man was the designated detective of the Bronze Age, while Martian Manhunter’s telepathy kept the Morrison JLA running and Blue Beetle’s piloting skills kept the JLI in the air.  Whether it be Superman as the muscle, Captain Marvel as the heart, Wonder Woman as the conscience or Booster Gold as the cruise director of Kooey Kooey Kooey, many JLA members have a shot at being the most important Justice Leaguer, leading to today’s caped query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) still believes that Martian Manhunter, who has been a member of nearly every incarnation of the team, is a the true franchise player, asking: Which hero is the MOST important Justice Leaguer in your mind?


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Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture! And a nice red uniform.


  1. Daniel Langsdale on

    Superman. He’s not the muscle, he’s the inspiration. Even the leagues where he isn’t present are still trying to live the ideal he sets as the paragon and prime exemplar of the super-hero.

  2. Jarmo Seppänen on

    There are two answers: In universe, its probably Martian Manhunter. Overall, its definitely Superman.

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