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Subj: One more week!!!
Posted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 at 11:37:08 pm EDT (Viewed 23 times)
I just found an interesting article about the up and coming Justice League United, which will come out next Wednesday. See for youselves:
I, for one, am looking forward to owning the entire series. Here's my opinion of the cast:
Stargirl: I wan't looking forward to her being on the team, but she's far better than putting Vibe or Katana on the team. However, I also wanted to see Simon Baz on the team, but that probably won't work. And it's good to have a teenage member on the team.
Animal Man: when I first heard about Buddy being on the team, it came to me as a shock. But then, I learned that he is one of Jeff Lemire's favorite characters. It will be like the 52 mini series again with Adam Strange and Animal Man on the same team. Here's hoping he studies grizzly bears, eagles, beavers, caribou, bobcats, raccoons, cougars, porcupines, lynxes, moose, snakes, wolves, owls, foxes, badgers, deer, rabbits, chipmunks, bison, Arctic seals, Canadian geese, bighorn sheep, blue jays, loons, turtles, Arctic foxes, Arctic hares, puffins, beluga whales, black widow spiders, fishers, flying squirrels, squirrels, grasshoppers, herons, sharks, orcas, ladybugs, butterflies, cardinals, falcons, polar bears, rattlesnakes, pronghorns, trout, woodpeckers, grouses, salmon, otters, bats, sea lions, skunks, swans, walruses, wild horses, wolverines, and even Bigfoot so that he can adapt to Canada's wildest animals.
Martian Manhunter: he was an obvious choice for those JLA members who will transfer. Let's face it, J'onn is probably going to be the team's leader since he led the JLA. And I can't wait until he tries a Tim Hortons doughnut for the first time.
Hawkman: he was another one of my bets and I was euphoric when Lemire announced that Hawkman will be on the team. Seeing him transfer from the JLA to the JLC is a very good idea. Now if only there was an Atom on the team.
Supergirl: honestly, I thought Supergirl was not going to be on the team, but she's far better than putting Catwoman on the team. I pray that she will do far better than Catwoman on the team.
Adam Strange: let's face it, Adam was the first to be annouced for the team. Lemire will make him a science professor for the University of Toronto. Plus, it's great to see Adam Strange interacting with both Hawkman and Animal Man again.
Equinox: she's the newest superhero created and she was annouced second. Finally, Lemire let the cat out of the bag. But there are two things that disappoint me. First, she is one of three teenage girls who hang out with five older men. There should at least be an older woman to be a role model to the girls. Second, she's the only minority in a predominantly "white" team. But still, Equinox rocks. I just hope Lemire does a slumber party storyline between Stargirl, Supergirl, and Equinox.
Green Arrow: let's face it, he was an obvious choice since Lemire enjoys writing the Green Arrow comic. Plus, he was one of my first picks for transfering members from the JLA to the JLC. Seeing him, Hawkman, and Martian Manhunter on the JLC really lifts my spirits.
Sure the team may be Courtney, Buddy, J'onn, Carter, Kara, Adam, Miiyahbin, and Ollie, but I'm also hoping for more members as time goes by. Let's start with my most important choice for the first recruit: the Atom. Jeff Lemire is writing the Future's End comic series and Ray Palmer is playing a major role in it. And with September being the Future's End crossover month, the Justice League United Future's End One Shot should be the perfect opportunity to have Ray be the Atom and officially join the JLC. Another reason I want the Atom on the team is because Hawkman, Green Arrow, and Martian Manhunter are all on the team and I think it would be appropriate to see the Atom join as well. BTW, if Ray doesn't become the Atom, maybe Lemire can resurrect Ryan Choi and have him be the New 52's Atom. But, still, I WANT THE ATOM IN THE JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED!!!
My second choice for new members is Black Canary. With Katana off the team, it would be great to have Dinah join in her place. She can still be with the Birds of Prey as well. Also, I'd like to see Ollie and Dinah met in the New 52.
Choice number three is Centrix of the Global Guardians. Let's face it: only five Global Guardians appeared so far in the New 52 (Fire, Ice, Godiva, Dr. Mist, and Olympian). And Justice League United would be the perfect opportunity to see Centrix make his New 52 debut since he's a Canadian.
My fourth choice is Cindy Reynolds. The Gypsy character in the Vibe series was actually the daughter of Darkseid and not the Cindy Reynolds we all know and love. I would like to see the real Gypsy character join the Justice League United. After all, Cindy is from Detroit and she was the Martian Manhunter's first teenage sidekick. I also wouldn't mind her working and befriending with Stargirl, Supergirl, and Equinox.
Next on my list is Black Lightning. I don't think that Equinox should be the only minority of the team. Add some more diversity on the team. Case in point, Jefferson should represent the African Canadian community. Plus, he could be the perfect fit for the team.
Finally, I would like to see Metamorpho on the team. Since the JLC is fighting the Unimaginable, an enemy of Metamorpho, this would be the perfect opportunity for Rex Mason to make his New 52 debut. Also, I'm a big Metamorpho fan.
A final though arises as I look forward to the new comic: what will become of Katana, Vibe, and Simon Baz? We all know Catwoman will be busy with her own comic and all, but what about the other three? Personally, I hate Vibe since he was one of the worst Justice League members before the New 52 started. I wanted to see Simon on the team since every Justice League team should have a Green Lantern and Simon is just a stone's throw from Canada. Katana was one of my first bets, but she'll most likely return to the Birds of Prey or guest star in Green Arrow's comic. As for Steve, he'll be popping up around the DC Universe.
So, in conclusion, I'm planning to get two copies of this fantastic masterpiece. Kudos to Jeff Lemire and Mike McKone on the fantastic Canadian team. And when I get my copy, I'll try and go to Bugaboo Creek Steakhouse to celebrate.