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There were seven founding members of the Justice League of America: Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Green Lantern, Aquaman, and the Martian Manhunter. But over the years, the group's membership changed fairly often -- and as it did, the book's letter column heading reflected those changes. Let's take a look at that heading over the years, as we go inside the JLA Mailroom!


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The JLA debuted The Brave and The Bold #28 (March 1960), "Starro The Conqueror!" The panel above is from the JLA's first story. The scene was used to create the JLA's original letter column heading:
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A fan letter from young Roy Thomas prompted JLA editor Julie Schwartz to change this header!

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The revised header uses this panel from "The Day Gravity Went Wild!" (JLA #5, July 1961) written by Gardner Fox, drawn by Mike Sekowsky and Bernard Sachs.

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Wh en Atom joins the team, he's added to the scene... on Martian Manhunter's chair!

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Wow! Snapper, Manhunter and WW are out, Black Canary's in, Green Arrow forgets to shave
and the Atom changes seats, all in a brand-new drawing by Murphy Anderson.

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Elongated Man and Red Tornado join the hipper-looking League
in another new drawing by Dick Dillin and Dick Giordano.

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Hawkman quits (get the White-out!), and Red Tornado's uniform is updated.

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Hawkman rejoins, and the panel's edges are extended by some awful artist.

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Wonder Woman returns in time for a final shot by Dillin and Tex Blaisdell.

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Too many membership changes ... time to give up the group portraits
and go for the generic JLA satellite in space shot. Less work!

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