SuperFriends Comic Book Character
The Construct
The Construct (JLA 142)
Real name: Construct
Species: Artificial Lifeform
Homeworld: Earth
Universe: Earth-One
Affiliations: Injustice Gang

The Construct was created from a centuries worth of radio, television, microwave and various other sources which filled the Earth. Unbeknownst to humanity, these signals succeeded in overloading the world's airwaves. The signals could no longer remain separate, and so they merged, forming one coherent, invincible mind -- the Constructs mind![1]

Background Information

In the parallel-universe of Earth-One, we are introduced to the Construct, who has an inherent hatred of humanity. Although the Justice League has often been able to defeat it, the Construct has always returned, and always in a more evolved form than seen before.

His consciousness was reborn (Construct II) when he reformed the Injustice Gang and controlled Wonder Woman's mind.[2]

The Construct was reborn a third time (Construct III) and inhabited the Red Tornado for a short time.[3]

Powers and Abilities


The Construct did not appear in any episode of the Superfriends TV Show.

Earth-One Appearances:

  • Justice League of America, #111 (May-June 1974)
  • JLA 80-Page Giant, #2/2 (November 1999) -- post-crisis retonned appearance
  • Justice League of America, #143 (June 1977)
  • Justice League of America, #158 (September 1978)

Earth-1A Appearance:


  • The Construct was created by Steve Englehart and Anthony Tollin.
  • He first appeared in Justice League of America, #142 (May, 1977).


  1. Origin revealed in Justice League of America, #142 (May 1977).
  2. As revealed in Justice League of America, #143 (June 1977).
  3. As revealed in Justice League of America, #146 (September 1977).
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