Justice League Party Trivia and Facts

Little kids love the Justice League cartoons, Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Green Lantern, Aquaman, and Martian Manhunter. The team has also included the Green Arrow, Atom, Hawkman, Black Canary, Captain Marval, and Plastic Man. Little kids often ask for a party with a Justice League theme. You may be able to find lots of party supplies and decorations with this theme but you might have trouble coming up with party games ideas related to the theme. A good trivia game is always fun and will get the kids involved, because this is one fact game that hardcore Justice League fans will know the answers too.

The Justice League started life as a DC comic book group of super heroes in 1960. As a natural evolution of its writing and the television cartoon the fictional past of the Justice League continues to change. Superheroes are added and removed as the founding members of the Justice League and cartoon history itself is altered. There are some basic trivia questions that can be included in a trivia game for a kid’s party though. Such as who has been a member of the Justice League or even simpler you can ask the kids if individual superheroes were seen in the Justice League comics or cartoons.

You can also ask the kids what other names the Justice League is known as. The Justice League has been referred to as Justice League of America, Justice League Europe, Justice League International, Justice League Task Force, and Justice Leagues Elite. Each of the different Justice League incarnations featured new and interesting Superheroes. For instance the Justice League International featured a slew of superheroes from other parallel earths that all came together when the earths merged.

The kids will be able to help you out in tracking down interesting trivia facts and information on the Justice League. Just be sure to keep them from seeing the answers.

No More Justice League Movie?

Comic book movies are at an all time high. Every Marvel Comics character from Luke Cage to Daredevil seems to have their own cinematic franchise, or at least have a movie in development. DC has so far lagged behind Marvel when it comes to making their characters come to life on screen.

Whilst Marvel have been whopping out properties such as Iron Man, Spider-Man, Thor and The X-Men in recent summers, DC have rarely ventured beyond the likes of Superman and Batman. Whilst these two properties usually equal cinematic gold, DC’s lesser-known properties such as Jonah Hex, Swamp Thing and Catwoman have all been met with universal panning. Will DC’s cinematic slump change forever when one of their most popular B-list characters, the Green Lantern, hits cinemas in just two days time?

If early reviews are to go by then The Green Lantern is set to be the summer’s first major blockbuster casualty. Major outlets such as Empire Online, Total Film and Digital Spy have all given the film negative reviews. With major critical panning only two days before release, and only a 31% fresh rating on RottenTomatoes, things aren’t looking good for Hal Jordan and The Corps. What will the repercussions be though if Green Lantern bombs this summer?

1) No More Sequels.

If audiences don’t flock and see a film that cost an estimated $150,000,000 to make, chances are Warner Bros will drop their losses and not risk producing another mega budget box office flop. Especially since Harry Potter is set to break box office records this summer, whilst safe-card properties such as The Dark Knight Rises and Superman: Man of Steel hit screens next year. It will be a great shame if Green Lantern flops, as rumour suggests the film was heavily setting up a sequel, which may now never see the light of day.

2) No DC cinematic universe

Considering how high the budget was for this film, I don’t expect DC to venture into other B-list properties if Green Lantern flops. What also suggests DC might just stick to the likes of Superman and Batman, is the recent cancellation of the Wonder Woman television series. Whilst I’m happy to see more Batman and Superman films, I can’t help but wish for the likes of The Flash, Green Arrow and Aquaman to one day hit cinema screens.

Do you think Green Lantern is doomed? Are you bothered that we may never see The Flash or Wonder Woman in film? Please leave your comments below and let me know what properties you’re hoping to see after Green Lantern.

The Justice League Cartoons

This is the ultimate collection of superheroes – the Justice League cartoons present the adventures of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Green Lantern, Hawkgirl and the Martian Manhunter as they face numerous evil characters that seek to bring chaos to mankind. The Justice League is lead by Superman, however he only leads by example, and the League members are always excellent team players. Here are some of the leading Justice League characters

Superman – one of the world’s favorite superheroes, Superman comes from the lost planet of Krypton. He has incredible strength, the ability to fly and different other powers, such as x-ray eyes. Superman is the natural leader of the Justice League.

Batman – while he has no superpowers, Batman more than makes up for this with his sharp intuition, brilliant intelligence and a combination of acrobatic and technological aids that make him one of the most efficient Justice League members. Batman rarely joins missions “out in the open” and prefers to aid the League from the shadows.

Wonder Woman – born as a princess on her native planet of Themiscyra, she still has an aristocratic presence. Her powers include superhuman strength and speed, plus the ability to fly. Her delicate physical appearance should not be a reason for underestimating – she can fight side by side with any of the Justice League members.

The Flash – the fastest creature on Earth, the Flash can move at the speed of light, a gift that makes him extremely efficient in fighting crime together with the other Justice League characters.

Green Lantern – as part of the intergalactic space organization, the Green Lantern Corps, John Stewart has a special ring which he uses to project laser-like beams and create force fields. He is trained as a soldier and has the tactical sense that supports many of the Justice League’s strategies.

Hawkgirl – born on Thanagar, Hawkgirl has the ability to fly and is skilled in close combat techniques. She can also communicate with birds and has a heightened sense of intuition and amazing observational skills.

Martian Manhunter – as the only survivor of an ancient Martian race, J’Onn J’Onzz is a skilled telepath. His versatile shape shifting powers recommend him as an excellent ally for the other Justice League characters.