The Global Guardians are a team of superheroes whose members hail from countries around the world.
They first came together in late 1977, to defeat an alien villain called Grax (an old Superman foe). Grax had planted bombs on Earth's seven continents to destroy it. Thanks to a warning from the Wonder Twins the SuperFriends discovered the plan in time and recruited the heroes of the countries affected to find the bombs before they exploded.
It wasn't until 1982 that they were introduced as the team known as Global Guardians, in which they helped Superman stop an evil sorcerer.
The Original Global Guardians
- Doctor Mist (Nommo of Kor, Africa) - Leader and Visionary
- The Little Mermaid (Ulla Paske of Denmark)
- Jack O'Lantern (Daniel Cormac of Ireland)
- Owlwoman (Wenonah Littlebird of Oklahoma, United States)
- Rising Sun (Izumi Yasunari of Japan)
- Tasmanian Devil (Hugh Dawkins of Australia)
- Seraph (Chaim Lavon of Israel)
- Tuatara (Jeremy Wakefield of New Zealand)
- Thunderlord (Liang Xih-k'ai of Taiwan)
- Olympian (Aristides Demetrios of Greece)
- Godiva (Dorcas Leigh of England)
- Impala (M'Bulaze of South Africa)
- Wild Huntsman (Albrecht Von Mannheim of Germany)
- Bushmaster (Bernal Rojas of Venezuela)
- Fire, formerly Green Fury and Green Flame (Beatriz da Costa of Brazil)
- Icemaiden (Sigrid Nansen of Norway)
Continuity Related Appearances
- SuperFriends comic book series:
- The characters that would form the Global Guardians first appeared in the SuperFriends comicbook series, issues #7, #8 and #9.
- The concept of international-heroes originated in the Super Friends Saturday morning cartoon, in which several heroes (Black Vulcan, Samurai, Apache Chief and El Dorado) were added to the Justice League to give it more ethnic diversity.
- DC Comics Presents, Vol. 1 #46 (June 1982) marks the first official Earth-One appearance.