|Hall of Justice|
The Hall of Justice is the headquarters of the Justice League of America.
It is not exactly clear if the Hall of Justice was initially located in Gotham City or in the city of Metropolis (what is clear in the animated series, is that Gotham and Metropolis are very close, possibly adjacent).
Originally the Hall was established to train young people to be crime fighters (such as Marvin White, Wendy Harris and the Wonder Twins). At the time it wasn't the JLA's main headquarters, the JLA Satellite was. But over a period of time, it seemed to have come to be the Justice League's official headquarters.
The Hall was basically an armored fortress, painted white with a large, arched facade with large glass windows, and the Hall of Justice name marked out on the arch. It was mainly surrounded by a large lawn, with a large fountain with a golden sculpture in its' center lying directly in front of it. Occasionally, Wonder Woman's Invisible Jet and/or the Batmobile would be seen parked on the lawn area.
The interior of the Hall of Justice contains the Justice League Computer (voiced by Casey Kasem) and the Trouble Alert, which notifies the League when there's danger going on. There's also a view screen which can allow the Justice League to watch over the world, and also allows anyone in danger to call the Hall of Justice. There are also chairs and a table for conference meetings with Justice League members. The features in the Hall are:
- Justice League Computer
- Trouble Alert
- The CDQ
- The Big Eye
- Hot-line to Washington
- Justice League Recorder (The Hall's surveillance system)
- Justice League Seismograph
- Justice League Monitor
- Justice League spectral analyzer
- Justice League Arsenal
- Justice League Computer Room
- Justice League Gym
- Justice League break room
- Justice League think tank
- Justice League Laboratory
- Justice League Recreation Room
- Justice League Meeting Room
- Justice League bathroom
Season 1 (1973)
|Hall of Justice: Mark II|
In 1985, the Hall of Justice went through a major redesign; it was now far bigger, with a general pentagonal shape; a few domes were also peppered throughout the structure, including one that could open to release vehicles. The main entrance still resembled the older Hall's facade, but now lead into a larger dome. Many upgrades were made as well. Around this time the Super Friends/JLA began to refer to themselves as the Super Powers Team, and took on Firestorm and Cyborg as additional members, giving needed support, now that Darkseid and his forces were also attempting to rule the Earth.
Note--it's possible that this is a new Hall entirely, but it seems unlikely, since it's still referred to as the Hall of Justice.
The main meeting room was now far bigger than before, now housed in the central "dome", containing a panoramic viewscreen, a raised central platform, a mini-lab area, staircases, and computer and analyzation equipment. The docking bay was housed underneath the smaller dome on the right side of the main dome, and could release shuttles for when the Super Powers Team members needed air or space-borne transportation; it also could house the Invisible Jet or other vehicles.
- Main Meeting Room
- Docking Bay
- Initially, the location of the Hall of Justice was somewhat ambiguous. This could either be considered a mistake on the writers' part, or possibly the Hall was literally moved from Gotham to Metropolis. It's also possible it was rebuilt in Metropolis. In other words it could be a completely new building. Either way, it is never made clear.
- In the parallel universe of Earth-One (the universe that the SuperFriends universe is based), there never was a Hall of Justice.
- ↑ Being in, or close to Gotham City is clearly expressed in the Season 1 (1973) episode: Too Hot to Handle. It's location is further confused by the Super Friends comic book, which states that the Hall, was located in Gotham.
- ↑ It's not known if the Hall is the Justice League's main official headquarters or not, as it's never clearly stated in the show or the comic book. The first issue of the Super Friends comic book states that the Justice League Satellite is the headquarters of the JLA, but the Hall's use is merely for training young people to be crime fighters. But over the course of both the cartoon series and the comic series the Hall's use seems to go beyond simply training young heroes. In fact, at least one issue of the comic book referred to the Hall as "headquarters." The animated series also refers to it as headquarters on a number of occasions. However it is uncertain which HQ is the main HQ. It was obviously originally the satellite, but as the series progressed we obviously see more of the Hall. So it seems to be the Hall, but it's never made clear.
- ↑ (Season 1 episode, Gulliver's Gigantic Goof)