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The Best Episodes of Justice League

Every episode of Justice League ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Justice League!

The long-awaited rebirth of the greatest superhero team of all time: Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Hawkgirl, Green Lantern, and Martian Manhunter.

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The best episode of "Justice League" is "Starcrossed (3)", rated 9.3/10 from 879 user votes. It was directed by Butch Lukic and written by Dwayne McDuffie, Rich Fogel. "Starcrossed (3)" aired on 5/29/2004 and is rated 0.2 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Hereafter (2)".

  • Starcrossed (3)
    9.3/10 879 votes

    #1 - Starcrossed (3)

    Season 2 Episode 26 - Aired 2004-05-29

    The League defeats the squad of hawkmen sent to kill them at the Batcave, but must now figure out how to stop the activation of the hypergate before it destroys Earth.

    Director: Butch Lukic

    Writer: Dwayne McDuffie, Rich Fogel

  • Hereafter (2)
    9.1/10 895 votes

    #2 - Hereafter (2)

    Season 2 Episode 20 - Aired 2003-11-29

    Superman finds himself on a devastated future Earth with the man responsible - Vandal Savage.

    Director: Butch Lukic

    Writer: Dwayne McDuffie

  • A Better World (2)
    9.0/10 882 votes

    #3 - A Better World (2)

    Season 2 Episode 12 - Aired 2003-11-01

    The Justice League must escape from their imprisonment at the hands of the Justice Lords and defeat their counterparts with the help of an unlikely ally.

    Director: Dan Riba

    Writer: Stan Berkowitz

  • Wild Cards (2)
    8.9/10 773 votes

    #4 - Wild Cards (2)

    Season 2 Episode 22 - Aired 2003-12-06

    The League manage to defuse the Joker's bombs and defeat the four active members of the Royal Flush Gang...but the Joker has an Ace in the hole as he executes his real master plan.

    Director: Dan Riba

    Writer: Stan Berkowitz, Dwayne McDuffie

  • Starcrossed (2)
    8.9/10 749 votes

    #5 - Starcrossed (2)

    Season 2 Episode 25 - Aired 2004-05-29

    The League manage to escape and take refuge at Wayne Manor, while the Thanagarians scout the planet for them and realize their master plan for Earth.

    Director: Dan Riba

    Writer: John Ridley

  • A Better World (1)
    8.8/10 856 votes

    #6 - A Better World (1)

    Season 2 Episode 11 - Aired 2003-11-01

    The Justice Lords, an alternate version of the League from a different dimension, capture their counterparts and plan to bring their own brand of justice to the new Earth.

    Director: Dan Riba

    Writer: Stan Berkowitz

  • Hereafter (1)
    8.8/10 812 votes

    #7 - Hereafter (1)

    Season 2 Episode 19 - Aired 2003-11-29

    After Superman makes the ultimate sacrifice to save his fellow heroes, the Justice League and rest of the grieving planet must learn to live in a world without Superman.

    Director: Butch Lukic

    Writer: Dwayne McDuffie

  • Wild Cards (1)
    8.8/10 775 votes

    #8 - Wild Cards (1)

    Season 2 Episode 21 - Aired 2003-12-06

    In the ultimate reality show, the Joker pits the Justice League against the clock and against the Royal Flush Gang as the Justice League races to find and disarm all the bombs he's planted along the Strip in Las Vegas.

    Director: Butch Lukic

    Writer: Stan Berkowitz, Dwayne McDuffie

  • Injustice for All (2)
    8.7/10 953 votes

    #9 - Injustice for All (2)

    Season 1 Episode 17 - Aired 2002-09-13

    Exposed as a criminal, sentenced to prison, and terminally ill due to long term kryptonite exposure, Lex Luthor escapes and assembles a supervillain team consisting of Cheetah, The Shade, Solomon Grundy, Star Sapphire, Copperhead, and Ultra-Humanite to take on the Justice League, calling themselves the Injustice Gang. The Joker also becomes part of the team, but on his own choice. However, this gang proves short-lived as its major weakness proves no match for Batman's wiles.

    Director: Butch Lukic

    Writer: Stan Berkowitz

  • Starcrossed (1)
    8.7/10 784 votes

    #10 - Starcrossed (1)

    Season 2 Episode 24 - Aired 2004-05-29

    The Thangarians, Hawkgirl's people, arrive on Earth to aid them against the menace of the Gordanians. But all is not what it seems.

    Director: Butch Lukic

    Writer: Rich Fogel

  • A Knight of Shadows (2)
    8.6/10 917 votes

    #11 - A Knight of Shadows (2)

    Season 1 Episode 19 - Aired 2002-09-27

    Morgaine and Mordred get the Stone and plan to transform England and restore it to its medieval glory.

    Director: Butch Lukic

    Writer: Keith Damron

  • Only a Dream (2)
    8.6/10 722 votes

    #12 - Only a Dream (2)

    Season 2 Episode 6 - Aired 2003-10-11

    Four of the Leaguers are trapped in their dreams by Dr. Destiny - only J'onn and Batman can rescue them...if they don't fall asleep first.

    Director: Butch Lukic

    Writer: Stan Berkowitz

  • The Savage Time (3)
    8.5/10 811 votes

    #13 - The Savage Time (3)

    Season 1 Episode 24 - Aired 2002-11-09

    Wonder Woman and Steve Trevor survive the attack and trick the Germans into believing that the communicator was destroyed. GL and Easy Co. find the runaway and discover that Vandal Savage plans to use jet aircraft to invade America. GL boards and tries to stop Vandal's plane while Hawkgirl, Superman, and Flash try to intercept the flight with J'onn's help. With the aid of the Blackhawks and Flash notifying the U.S. Navy, the German flight is shot down and Vandal apparently is killed. The JLA return to the present to find everything restored and Wonder Woman visits a now elderly Steve Trevor in the restored present.

    Director: Dan Riba, Butch Lukic

    Writer: Stan Berkowitz

  • Twilight (2)
    8.5/10 724 votes

    #14 - Twilight (2)

    Season 2 Episode 2 - Aired 2003-07-05

    The League are forced to battle both Darkseid and Brainiac, while Wonder Woman and Batman seek the aid of Orion, son of Darkseid.

    Director: Butch Lukic

    Writer: Bruce Timm, Rich Fogel

  • Injustice for All (1)
    8.4/10 947 votes

    #15 - Injustice for All (1)

    Season 1 Episode 16 - Aired 2002-09-06

    Exposed as a criminal, sentenced to prison, and terminally ill due to long term kryptonite exposure, Lex Luthor escapes and assembles a supervillain team consisting of Cheetah, The Shade, Solomon Grundy, Star Sapphire, Copperhead, and Ultra-Humanite to take on the Justice League, calling themselves the Injustice Gang. The Joker also becomes part of the team, but on his own choice. However, this gang proves short-lived as its major weakness proves no match for Batman's wiles.

    Director: Butch Lukic

    Writer: Stan Berkowitz

  • A Knight of Shadows (1)
    8.4/10 926 votes

    #16 - A Knight of Shadows (1)

    Season 1 Episode 18 - Aired 2002-09-20

    The sorceress Morgaine Le Fey and her son Mordred search for the Philosopher's Stone, and the Justice League need the help of the Demon Etrigan to thwart her.

    Director: Butch Lukic

    Writer: Keith Damron

  • Tabula Rasa (2)
    8.4/10 708 votes

    #17 - Tabula Rasa (2)

    Season 2 Episode 4 - Aired 2003-10-04

    Even Superman is unable to defeat the android once it duplicates all of the League's powers. Only with the aid of J'onn, suffering a crisis of faith when he is overwhelmed by humanity's pettiness during a telepathic scan, can they turn Amazo against Lex.

    Director: Dan Riba

    Writer: Stan Berkowitz

  • Secret Society (1)
    8.3/10 652 votes

    #18 - Secret Society (1)

    Season 2 Episode 17 - Aired 2003-11-22

    Gorilla Grodd brings together a powerful team of villains, welding them together into a close-knit group. Meanwhile the League is plagued by it own internal problems and non-cooperation, leaving them vulnerable to attack.

    Director: Dan Riba

    Writer: Stan Berkowitz

  • Secret Society (2)
    8.3/10 641 votes

    #19 - Secret Society (2)

    Season 2 Episode 18 - Aired 2003-11-22

    The Secret Society take advantage of the League's break-up to bring them down until only Green Lantern remains to free his comrades. When he falls as well everything looks hopeless.

    Director: Dan Riba

    Writer: Stan Berkowitz

  • Twilight (1)
    8.2/10 745 votes

    #20 - Twilight (1)

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Aired 2003-07-05

    The Justice League is forced to ally with Darkseid against an enemy powerful enough to threaten both Earth and Apokolips.

    Director: Dan Riba

    Writer: Bruce Timm, Rich Fogel

  • Tabula Rasa (1)
    8.2/10 701 votes

    #21 - Tabula Rasa (1)

    Season 2 Episode 3 - Aired 2003-10-04

    Lex Luthor, on the run from the League, reactivates an old LexCorp project to stop the League - an android that can duplicate the powers of anyone it sees.

    Director: Dan Riba

    Writer: Stan Berkowitz

  • Only a Dream (1)
    8.2/10 702 votes

    #22 - Only a Dream (1)

    Season 2 Episode 5 - Aired 2003-10-11

    The Justice League must deal with a prison break, unaware that prisoner John Dee is using the distraction to gain access to an experimental ESP machine and gain the power to manipulate dreams.

    Director: Butch Lukic

    Writer: Stan Berkowitz

  • The Terror Beyond (2)
    8.2/10 666 votes

    #23 - The Terror Beyond (2)

    Season 2 Episode 16 - Aired 2003-11-15

    With the initial ritual destroyed, the League, Fate, and Grundy must travel into the dimension of the Old Ones while Aquaman fights the invaders in the Earth realm.

    Director: Butch Lukic

    Writer: Dwayne McDuffie

  • In Blackest Night (2)
    8.1/10 1,187 votes

    #24 - In Blackest Night (2)

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2001-11-26

    Believing that Green Lantern is receiving an unfair trial, the Leaguers investigate, while GL's superiors, the Guardians of the Universe, enter as witnesses. But the whole trial may be a ruse.

    Director: Butch Lukic

    Writer: Stan Berkowitz

  • Comfort and Joy
    8.1/10 757 votes

    #25 - Comfort and Joy

    Season 2 Episode 23 - Aired 2003-12-13

    The Justice Leaguers go their separate ways to celebrate the holiday season.

    Director: Butch Lukic

    Writer: Paul Dini