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Member Since: Sat May 17, 2008


I just gotta ask. Can anyone confirm if Geof Johns is smoking anything to have thought this up? Lex Luthor and Captain Cold do NOT belong on the Justice League. They aren't heroes.


It's interesting that a hero/villain performs one amazing feat, or use a power they haven't used for 20+ years, and that automatically propels them to a high status despite scans and evidence to the contrary. I don't know what is worse, selective feat picking that has only been done once or twice 20, or more, years ago or ignoring evidence from scans or the lack thereof. We need to stop putting our favorite heroes/villains on pedestals and start putting them where they really belong. But it's evident that people never will because they would rather accuse others of cherry picking feats, when they don't, and being 'morally superior' when they aren't. I guess being honest and as fair as possible only opens one up to being the target of childish accusations and fault finding by those who insist on acting petty and childish. What happened to a good debate between two civil, mature, adults?
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Kyle Bastian

Imagine if the Justice League was Lex Luthor, Joker, Cheetah, Captain Cold, Sinestro, Black Manta, and Gizmo. I, too, am appaled with Geoff Johns' idea to put villains in the Justice League. I'm sticking with Justice League United, where the line-up includes honest heroes like Adam Strange, Hawkman, Green Arrow, Animal Man, Martian Manhunter, Stargirl, Supergirl, and a new First Nations girl (just hope they can squeeze in a new Atom in the future).

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Stupid Baby

Member Since: Sat May 17, 2008
Posts: 1,121

isnt ted kord going to be in there as well?

THAT I cant wait for!

"I would never want to be a member of any club that would have me as a member" - Groucho Marx
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Location: Lancashire
Member Since: Sat May 17, 2008

I'm working under the assumption this will be the Earth-3 Luthor... as the alternative is too absurd to think about.

Quite apart from the heroes obvious aversion to the move, I just cannot, not in my most imaginative moments, conceive of a reason that Luthor would want to associate with the Justice League, much less even have the time to play its leader. He just isn't the kind to do this.
So Earth-3 Luthor might make some sense if you assume that's the hooded man the Crime Syndicate are fussing over so. Even then though it remains a serious stretch to see him joining the League just like that. Captain Cold I could see reforming, he isn't the villain Luthor is, but reform takes time. And after all like Luthor Captain Cold has commitments elsewhere - the Rogues and his hospitalised Sister. I can't really imagine him abandoning them so abruptly for some bizarre and uncertain fate in the Justice League.

I shall wait to see this with interest, as good as he can be even Geoff Johns is going to have to go beyond the call if he is ever to be able to sell this as being remotely plausible - Luthor started 'Forever Evil' murdering two innocent men. There is no way this development can work and be credible.

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I miss the days when the only criminals in the Justice League were members who were framed by criminals in their own books! ;\)

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Paste Pot Pete 

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Sounds like when Magneto joined the X-men.

It's another stunt. To get people talking and buying comics.


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Has it been revealed that E3 Luthor is the captive? Either way, if the regular Luthor were to assume that mantle it'd be as ludicrous as.. I dunno, Norman Osborn being put in charge. Convicted criminal, internationally despised. Just dumb as all get if it ain't the Prisoner.

But then out Lex will take his place and all goofiness will be let loose.

Capt Cold's been a pretty decent guy for a criminal lately, and I can see him playing a pivotal role in stopping the Crime syndicate in the future.

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