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Subj: Re: JLA: Four versions of who the "Founders" were
Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2007 at 04:30:53 pm EDT
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Okay, yesterday I was over on Marvel.com's boards and someone had started a trivia quiz thread. The first question on the list asked us to name the founding members of the JLA. As you might guess, this led to some heated disagreement. It occurred to me that there have been at least four different answers over the last few decades to the question of "Who were the Founders of the original JLA, way back when?"

I decided to write down my current understanding of what those four different answers have been, and invite feedback from anyone who spots something I got wrong! \:\)


Pre-Crisis

The original JLA began with these founding members, in alphabetical order:

Aquaman (Arthur, now called Orin)
Batman (Bruce)
Flash (Barry)
Green Lantern (Hal)
Martian Manhunter (J'onn)
Superman (Clark)
Wonder Woman (Diana)



Post-Crisis

After some retcons, we were told the original JLA had begun with these founding members, in alphabetical order:

Aquaman (Arthur, now called Orin)
Black Canary (Dinah)
Flash (Barry)
Green Lantern (Hal)
Martian Manhunter (J'onn)



Post-Zero Hour

After some retcons, we were told the original JLA had begun with these founding members, in alphabetical order:

Aquaman (Arthur, now called Orin)
Black Canary (Dinah)
Flash (Barry)
Green Lantern (Hal)
Martian Manhunter (J'onn)
Triumph (Will)



Post-Infinite Crisis

After some retcons, we were told the original JLA had begun with at least these founding members, in alphabetical order (but I'm not sure if we've gotten anything, published since the "OYL" jump, that was guaranteed to be "a complete list" of Founding Members?):

Aquaman (Arthur, now called Orin)
Batman (Bruce)
Flash (Barry)
Green Lantern (Hal)
Martian Manhunter (J'onn)
Superman (Clark)
Wonder Woman (Diana)

I have a general impression that the roles in the early days of the JLA of two "previously retconned-in founding members," Black Canary and Triumph, have been left very unclear so far. I haven't actually been buying the latest Justice League title, however, so I may easily have missed something important that would "prove" or "disprove" whether either of them still deserves to be called "a founding member." So the Post-IC version may be exactly the same as the original Pre-Crisis version, or it may turn out to include all seven of the names from the Pre-Crisis version plus at least one or two more names added in, for all I know?

If I made any mistakes on any of these lists, then please, just say so! (It will help, though, if you can point me to a specific story that will prove your point about who should be added to, or removed from, one of these lists! \:\) )



The Faith of the Five -- an ongoing fanfic about the Teen Titans (animated versions)

Why does DC keep changing history!!!!! You would think they would have learned from the past mistakes. Just cause they want to make a valid reason for the Big 3 having the rights to starting up the league again. Its not like they are going to go back and write storys that take place in the past showing the first year...........oh wait they did that and it was good............Wonder Woman was taken out of the founding of the team and replaced with BC let it stay that way....Batman and Superman were there but didnt join up leave it that way....there were reasons the only reason/right the Big 3 need to re start the leauge is that fact that they are the Big 3 every hero looks to them they could be given the rights as a founding member for voting purposes or what not but why change history when it was fine the way it was........

I think the more they change the DC history the less value it has to readers........Marvel will add characters to the past but they will work them in with out changing history, but by adding a under story the first X-Men have stayed the same but over the years we find out Xaiver had other mutants working with him (sage was under cover, and he had 4 other students that "died") these dont taint the old storys but add new depth to the characters..showing a dark side of Xaiver and by helping to redeem Sage and give he some more of a background

DC should start reading Marvel...LOL


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