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'Justice League' (GBA) Announced

by Rainier on July 11, 2003 @ 9:47 a.m. PDT

Midway Games Inc. announced today that it will ship a new videogame based on the hit animated Cartoon Network television series, Justice League, for next-generation platforms in 2004. Read more for details ...

Midway will bring together -- for the first time on next-generation consoles -- the Justice League, the greatest super heroes of all time with nonstop excitement and thrills for Justice League fans. Gamers will take control of their favorite DC Comics super heroes including Batman, Superman, The Flash, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Hawkgirl and Martian Manhunter, using each character's superpowers, skills and special weapons to battle the combined forces of their greatest foes.

"We're excited to bring this hit animated television series to life and give gamers the chance to play as their favorite Justice League heroes on next-generation consoles," said Helene Sheeler, vice president of marketing, Midway.

The Justice League's adventures began in 1940 when DC Comics' All-Star Comics introduced the first-ever group of super heroes in a comic book series, entitled Justice Society of America, which ran until 1951. DC Comics revived the concept in March 1960, renaming it Justice League of America. It became the longest-running television cartoon based on a comic book when Hanna-Barbera Studios produced it as Super Friends (1973), The All-New Super Friends (1977), Challenge of the Super Friends (1978), The World's Greatest Super Friends (1979) and The Super Friends Hour (1980) for Saturday mornings, each with new characters added and each produced for ABC Television.

Justice League of America, a monthly comic book, continues to be one of DC Comics' best-selling titles, consistently ranking among the top ten in industry sales. The Warner Bros. Animation-produced series, Justice League, premiered on Cartoon Network on Nov. 17, 2001, and quickly became an audience favorite with children and adults alike, ranking consistently in the network's top ten performers. Issue #1 of the animated series tie-in comic book, entitled Justice League Adventures, debuted in Nov. 2001 and is one of the industry's best-selling kid's comics.

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