When I was in elementary school (1999-2004) I had an audio cassette tape featuring a Justice League story that I have since not been able to locate.


A macguffin that Darkseid wants is broken into several pieces which are scattered about Earth. The Justice League breaks into teams of two to recover the pieces before Darkseid can claim them. Each team successfully fights off Darkseid and retrieves their piece until the last fight where Darkseid overpowers Superman and Batman. When they call in backup, Darkseid reveals that his plan was let the League gather the pieces and then take them from headquarters. He does so, but the heroes chase him to his base and use the macguffin to banish itself to another dimension. Then they retreat in victory.

Locations I recall:

  • Superman and Batman at Stonehenge
  • Flash and Wonder Woman (I think) at the Great Wall of China
  • Aquaman and Supergirl (I think) at an undersea volcano
  • Superman and Batman (again) in Metropolis

Quote I recall:

Superman: I'll put Stonehenge back together and meet you in Metropolis

It bothers me that I haven't been able to locate the story considering how much detail I can recall.

  • Is this a video tape or an audio tape? Was this a movie? TV show? Book? – Brythan Nov 15 '17 at 4:58
  • @Brythan: Audio cassette tape – Arcanist Lupus Nov 15 '17 at 5:01
  • Was it in Podcast format or just audio of a video product? I mean, when you identified characters, did you guess it from conversation or the audio clearly told that? – user931 Nov 15 '17 at 5:08
  • Can this be Justice League S01E08? Sorcerer Felix Faust threatens to keep Wonder Woman's home population transformed into stone if she does not gather artifacts for him. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Justice_League_episodes – user931 Nov 15 '17 at 5:13
  • @Discovery: I think it was more like a radio drama. (Is that what you meant by podcast format?). I'm pretty sure it was meant to be listened to without visual accompaniment. And it was only one cassette tape, front and back. – Arcanist Lupus Nov 15 '17 at 5:14

I found it! We found the cassette tape, and the case it came in. It was

Total Justice: The Ultimate Weapon (1998)

The evil Darkseid plans to build the Ultimate Weapon and destroy the Earth — and it's up to the Justice League to stop him! In a race against time, Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and other DC super heroes travel around the world — to China, Egypt, England, even the bottom of the ocean — to find the pieces of the Ultimate Weapon before they fall into Darkseid's hands!

This continues the line of DC Comics Audio Action Adventures — super hero episodes that fuse all the action of a story with hot pop music! Each track features a different location and its own musical style — rock, funk, hip-hop, techno — in rich, wall-to-wall sound with 3-D sound effects!

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  • I've taken the liberty of adding in the box cover and blurb from the rear of the insert. – Valorum Jul 4 '18 at 19:32
  • As I recall, there was a Total Justice toy line in the 1990s - I believe this accounts for the ... unique appearance of some of the characters there. – RDFozz Jul 5 '18 at 18:07
  • @RDFozz Yeah, I listened to the tape again, and Batman gives each hero special armor and weapons for the fight. As a child I couldn't recognize an ad campaign for an action figure line, but I can now! :D – Arcanist Lupus Jul 6 '18 at 0:55

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