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Justice League: No Justice is a DC Comics four part weekly event written by Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV and Joshua Williamson, with art by Francis Manupul. It is set to be a relaunch for the Justice League line.

In the aftermath of Dark Nights: Metal, the Justice League battles with Brainiac, only for him to reveal that he's come to warn them of a greater threat, four giant elemental beings that devour planets, and wants to forge an alliance to save his homeworld, Colu. Forced to team up with some of their long time foes, the heroes are pushed into a battle, not just for an alien world, but the fate of the DC universe itself.

The story will see not only Justice League (Rebirth) and Justice League of America (Rebirth) cancelled, but also involve Titans (Rebirth) and Teen Titans (Rebirth), with the launches of a new Justice League alongside Justice League Dark (2018) and Justice League Odyssey, while both Titans books will be relaunched with new creative teams and rosters.

Justice League: No Justice features these tropes:

  • Almighty Idiot: The four Titans are cosmic beings that are as unassailable as fundamental forces of physics like gravity. Also like gravity, they don't think, so they can be tricked into mindlessly cannibalizing one of their number.
  • Alternate Company Equivalent: Seems to be this to Avengers: No Surrender.
    • The Omega Titans themselves end up being one to the Final Host from Jason Aaron's inaugural Avengers story arc (which was being published around the same time as No Justice).
  • Bittersweet Ending: The threat of the Titans have ended, setting up some sort of new cosmic order, leading to the Justice League to form three new teams. Martian Manhunter realizes how much they screwed the pooch and gives Green Arrow the means to stop them if they ever cross the line again and Damian is so angry at his father's actions, he's opted to go a bit rogue. As well, Colu is destroyed, its inhabitants left in escape vessels as planets once captured by Brainiac take its place. For all of their actions, Vril Dox has gone rogue as well.
  • The Bus Came Back: Vril Dox of L.E.G.I.O.N. makes his New 52/Rebirth debut in issue 2
  • Cast Herd: The League is divided into four teams of five members, each with a specific theme and led by one of the League's main members. They are:
    • Team Mystery, a team centering on alien/space-based characters. Led by Superman, with the other members being Martian Manhunter, Starfire, Starro and Sinestro.
    • Team Entropy, a team of anti-heroes of various degrees. Led by Batman, with the other members being Beast Boy, Lobo, Lex Luthor and Deathstroke.
    • Team Wonder, a team of characters tied to mysticism and DC magic. Led by Wonder Woman, with the other members being Raven, Dr. Fate, Zatanna and Etrigan.
    • Team Wisdom, a team of scientific and/or "genius" characters. Led by The Flash (Barry Allen), with the other members being The Atom (Ryan Choi), Robin (Damian Wayne), Cyborg and Harley Quinn.
  • Didn't Think This Through: This ends up being Amanda Waller's Fatal Flaw: Tired of the super heroes trying to fix things they break and letting the normal people get caught in the crossfire, Amanda attempts to hijack Brainiac so she can save the universe for once. However, doing so not only kills Brainiac, but also activates numerous fail safes that prevent other heroes from coming to their aid.
  • Elemental Embodiment: The four giants are comprised of the "major energies" of the DCU: Mystery, Entropy, Wonder and Wisdom.
  • Enemy Mine: The League is forced to team up with some of their long-time enemies to defeat the new threat.
  • Faceā€“Heel Turn: Vril Dox sees all the chaos caused by the League's actions in Metal and their failed attempt at saving Colu and decides they and Earth need to be destroyed. While he was always an Anti-Hero at best, he now became a full-fledged villain.
    • While it was building up for some time, seeing that Earth's dominant force is Entropy, associated with villainy and that he himself still embodies it, was finally what pushed Lex Luthor back into the role of a villain
  • Foreshadowing: The story was hinted at in the Batman Lost oneshot in Dark Nights Metal, where a book titled "NO JUSTICE" can be seen among the books owned by an elderly Bruce Wayne, all of which are named after well-known DC stories.
  • Godzilla Threshold: Amanda Waller is so cheesed off at being blindsided by Brainiac's invasion, she activates Protocol XI: hijacking some of the most dangerous psychics in the universe, such as Despero, Maxwell Lord and Hector Hammond, and brute forcing their way into Brainiac's mind to get everything they can.
  • Humans Are Bastards: Entropy, the force seemingly associated with criminality, is the prevailing force of Earth, sprouting from Belle Reve.
  • Never My Fault: Amanda Waller's actions stymie the heroes' efforts as described below, so naturally she keeps blaming the heroes for being ineffectual and making the situation worse while also absolving herself of the consequences of her solutions onto them which involve calling in nuclear strikes and sacrificing millions.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: That aforementioned Godzilla Threshold? It made Brainiac's head asplode, leaving the heroes and villains without Brainiac's major plan.
  • Nothing Is the Same Anymore: The heroes save the day by doubling down from their previous actions and manipulating three of the Omega Titans into consuming their fourth, essentially breaking the universal order twice. The Omega Titans irresistibly fall for it, and are satiated enough to leave Earth alone for now, but they still sense this signifies a great change in the multiverse. Furthermore in failing to stop the Omega Titans, Colu is destroyed, it's people refugees while an entire sector's worth of planets are released from their shrunken custody.
  • Proud Scholar Race: The Coluans are the scientific kind, as Wisdom is the prevailing force on their world. Conversely the Tree of Wonder is withered on a highly neglected spot of spirituality.
  • Ragtag Band of Misfits: Four unique Justice League teams with members who you wouldn't normally see among the cast.
  • Sidekick Graduations Stick: The usual little leaguer members of the Teen Titans rarely get to join the big leagues, so it's something of a surprise to see virtually the entire cast of the current Teen Titans run as Leaguers.
    • And it really does stick for Starfire, who is on Justice League Odyssey instead of Teen Titans afterwards.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: The heroes and villains are stuck having to do this, which proves troublesome for quite a few, especially Starfire, who wishes to knock Sinestro's teeth across the universe for his actions.
  • Tonight, Someone Dies: Heavily implied to be the case for someone in the climax, per solicits. Turns out it's Starro, who dies trying to stop one of the Titans.
  • Wham Line: From issue 2:
    Lex Luthor: Who the hell are you?
    Batman: His name is Vril Dox.
    Vril Dox: Yes, Batman, but you can call me the name my father gave me... Brainiac 2.0