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The Javelin in outer space.

The Javelin is a Thangarian[1] spacecraft used by the Justice League.


The Javelin is capable of flight both within a planetary atmosphere and in deep space, and is able to land.[2] It is able to achieve post-lightspeeds via subspace,[1] allowing it to reach Earth from the other side of the Milky Way in two days,[3] with the trip from Earth to New Genesis taking a similar amount of time.[2]

It is equipped with communications systems that allow it to relay signals from an away team on another world to the Watchtower.[4]

A weapon drone prepares to launch an Nth Metal missile.

The Javelin's weapons are mounted on four drones which are deployed from two bays on the underside of the ship. Each drone has four energy weapon emitters on its nose, and can extend a missile launcher from its dorsal, capable of firing Nth Metal missiles. The Javelin's defensive abilities are less impressive, and the League has been known to rely on a Green Lantern's shield constructs to protect it from enemy fire.[5]

The Javelin is piloted from a cockpit at its front, which includes the only windows on the ship. The large front window is augmented by a holographic display.[2] The cockpit seats two, though the ship can comfortably accommodate a larger crew.[5] Elongated Man,[6] Hawkman,[5] Rocket[2] and Steel[3] are among those qualified to pilot it.


Early history

The Javelin belonged to Hawkman and Hawkwoman, who made it available to the Justice League.[1]


On September 26, Wonder Woman used the Javelin to bounce a signal from her undisclosed location on another world to a meeting of the "Anti-Light" in the Batcave.[4]

The Milky Way
November 6, 19:12 UTC

A Justice League contingent took the Javelin to follow the ion trail of Apokoliptan raiders who attacked an Nth Metal refinery on Thanagar. It led them to the Orphanage.[5]

The Orphanage
November 7, 01:20 UTC

Upon reaching the Orphanage, Guy Gardner created a shield to protect the ship from the Orphanage's weapons, and Hawkman deployed the weapon drones and returned fire. The drones' lasers had little effect on the enemy shields, but the Nth Metal missiles easily penetrated them. The battle served as an (unsuccessful) front to allow an away team to infiltrate the base undetected.[5]

On December 31, Wonder Woman talked with Troia from the Javelin cockpit.[7]


The Orphanage
January 25, 22:25 UTC

Elongated Man piloted the Javelin as the League launched a raid on the Orphanage. The raid ended in disaster when Granny Goodness placed the entire squad under the Anti-Life Equation. The Javelin was then taken on board the Orphanage.[6]

The Orphanage
January 26, 01:17 UTC

The Team found the Javelin after they boom tubed aboard to rescue Halo. Nightwing hacked the Javelin to use its weapon drones against the Apokoliptan forces.[6]

On February 24, a group of Leaguers called in to a meeting of the Justice League, the Team, the Outsiders and Batman's team on the Watchtower.[8]


On March 23, 2020, Steel was piloting the Javelin on the far side of the Milky Way from Earth, when he got a call from Superman on the Watchtower, recalling the Javelin to Earth to transport a group to Mars.[3]

March 25, post-16:16 UTC

The Javelin landed at the Science Center, and Superman and Martian Manhunter disembarked.[9]

After Superboy's apparent death, Superman and Beast Boy returned to Earth on the Javelin.[10][11]

Rocket, Flash and Forager man the Javelin's cockpit.

New Genesis
August 26, 20:16 UTC

Rocket piloted the Javelin to New Genesis for a summit with the New Gods and Green Lantern Corps. Lightray led the Javelin to its landing site on Supertown.[2]

August 30, 21:00 UTC

The League contingent said their goodbyes on the landing pad, before taking off for home on the Javelin. En route, Rocket thought about her experiences with Orion.[12]



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  7. Giacoppo, Paul (writer) & Berkeley, Christopher (director) (July 23, 2019). "Elder Wisdom". Young Justice. Season 3. Episode 19. DC Universe.
  8. Krieg, Jim, Adams, Jeremy (writers) & Zwyer, Mel (director) (August 27, 2019). "Nevermore". Young Justice. Season 3. Episode 26. DC Universe.
  9. Paredes, Francisco (writer) & Berkeley, Christopher (director) (October 28, 2021). "Involuntary". Young Justice. Season 4. Episode 04. HBO Max.
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