The Justice League are the paragons of modern society. Whereas ancient civilisations looked to the likes of Ra, Zeus, and the Tuatha Dé Danann for guidance on how to live life as the best possible version of themselves, us modern folk look to Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman.
All things told, this is not always the best course of action. Despite their amazing abilities and strict moral codes, even the legendary heroes of the Justice League have let their veils slip from time to time, committing sins that range from understandably human to unforgivably atrocious.
Some of these acts may have involved massive character assassinations on some of our most beloved heroes, but still made for exhilarating reads. Others were, admittedly, not as downright evil, but made for such unreadably irritating comics that we still haven't forgiven them.
We present to you, the jury, a round-up of their most egregious incidents. Judge them as harshly as you please, but while reading, don't forget to ask yourself: would you have done any different in the same situation?
Honestly, we fully think that most sane, rational people would have done very different in the same situation. This is some bad stuff, Justice League. Do better.
Jimmy Kavanagh is an Irish comics enthusiast and co-founder of Club Valentine Comedy, a Dublin-based comedy collective. You can hear him talk to his favourite comedians about their favourite comics on his podcast, Comics Swapping Comics (available on all good podcast platforms).