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Gernot

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Fanboy Howton

Subj: Re: Opinions Wanted!
Posted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 at 07:25:49 pm CDT
Reply Subj: Re: Opinions Wanted!
Posted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 at 05:42:23 pm CDT

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I agree with you that membership in the Justice League of America should be reserved for heroes that have proven themselves.

I really can't stand when a writer brings in some mort character that he created and have them join the premiere super hero team. (I use Triathlon of the Avengers as a prime example)

I don't mind legacy characters (Wally West being the best one of course) I didn't mind Conner as Green Arrow when Ollie was dead. But yeah, I can't see Roy as Red Arrow when there is still the Green Arrow!

But I don't mind heroes graduating to the JLA either.

Instead of Red Arrow, I wouldn't have minded seeing Cyborg as a member.

I always hold the Satellite era JLA as the gold standard.

Superman
Wonder Woman
Batman
Martian Manhunter
Aquaman
Green Lantern
Flash
Green Arrow
Atom
Hawkman
Black Canary
Elongated Man
Red Tornado
Zatanna
Firestorm

Then you can add any or all of these members on a rotating basis

Captain Atom
Black Lightning
Power Girl
Blue Beetle
Plastic Man
Steel
Cyborg

One of the problems is that after you get past the main membership of the satellite era JLA (and even including a couple of em..)DC's cast of characters take a big drop in the heavy hitter area.







> Do you like the idea of the JLA being an all-encompassing army, or would you rather it be the elite of superheroes, with those who've proven themselves?
>
> Should ANY writer be able to come up with a brand-new character with the idea of having him/her join the League?
>
> I feel the League should only have those who've proven themselves over the years, such as the heroes up until the Satellite Era had done. I always felt the Detroit League was a mistake, letting several unknowns join the League.
>
> The League CAN be the size of an army, but only a limited number should be written into a case/storyline with any writer. I'd like the number of active Leagers limited to 12-15 members, at MOST. If a hero dies, let his/her slot remain open, unless a legacy character should come forward (Flash, Green Lantern, etc.)
>
> I don't really want to see Arsenal in the League (Green Arrow's still alive!), nor do I want to see the original heroes retired so new blood can take their place(s).
>
> I want the League to be formed of the "gods" of the DC Universe. If the writer wants to introduce a new character in the book, fine! LET the new character be introduced, then written OUT of the book when that particular story is over. They can come back once every three years or so. Any new hero can be made into an Honorary Member, but let standing Honoraries serve before said new hero comes back.
>
> Heroes I DON'T want in the League:
>
> Vixen
> Arsenal
> Geo-Force
> Black Lightning (honorary membership is okay)
> Heroes created in the book (let them be established, and in a few years we'll talk.) \:\)
>
> Thoughts?
>
> Gernot...
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For some reason, Blue Beetle leaves a bit of a sour taste in my mouth. He was pretty much always a clown back in the JLI days, so that must be it. \:\)

Cyborg, too, will always be associated in my mind with the Titans. It's kind'a hard to shake that out.

In addition to your impressive membership list, though, I'd add the following:

Metamorpho
Captain Comet
Hawkwoman
Phantom Stranger

I'd like to see someone in a solo story (as I saw Aquaman in an Adventures Comics years ago) refer to themselves as Justice Leaguers as if it MEANT something! I'd like to see two of the "lesser-lights" teaming with Green Lantern or Flash in their own books, making the case an unofficial JLA story. THAT sort'a thing... \:\)

Gernot...

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> I agree with you that membership in the Justice League of America should be reserved for heroes that have proven themselves.
>
> I really can't stand when a writer brings in some mort character that he created and have them join the premiere super hero team. (I use Triathlon of the Avengers as a prime example)
>
> I don't mind legacy characters (Wally West being the best one of course) I didn't mind Conner as Green Arrow when Ollie was dead. But yeah, I can't see Roy as Red Arrow when there is still the Green Arrow!
>
> But I don't mind heroes graduating to the JLA either.
>
> Instead of Red Arrow, I wouldn't have minded seeing Cyborg as a member.
>
> I always hold the Satellite era JLA as the gold standard.
>
> Superman
> Wonder Woman
> Batman
> Martian Manhunter
> Aquaman
> Green Lantern
> Flash
> Green Arrow
> Atom
> Hawkman
> Black Canary
> Elongated Man
> Red Tornado
> Zatanna
> Firestorm
>
> Then you can add any or all of these members on a rotating basis
>
> Captain Atom
> Black Lightning
> Power Girl
> Blue Beetle
> Plastic Man
> Steel
> Cyborg
>
> One of the problems is that after you get past the main membership of the satellite era JLA (and even including a couple of em..)DC's cast of characters take a big drop in the heavy hitter area.
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> > Do you like the idea of the JLA being an all-encompassing army, or would you rather it be the elite of superheroes, with those who've proven themselves?
> >
> > Should ANY writer be able to come up with a brand-new character with the idea of having him/her join the League?
> >
> > I feel the League should only have those who've proven themselves over the years, such as the heroes up until the Satellite Era had done. I always felt the Detroit League was a mistake, letting several unknowns join the League.
> >
> > The League CAN be the size of an army, but only a limited number should be written into a case/storyline with any writer. I'd like the number of active Leagers limited to 12-15 members, at MOST. If a hero dies, let his/her slot remain open, unless a legacy character should come forward (Flash, Green Lantern, etc.)
> >
> > I don't really want to see Arsenal in the League (Green Arrow's still alive!), nor do I want to see the original heroes retired so new blood can take their place(s).
> >
> > I want the League to be formed of the "gods" of the DC Universe. If the writer wants to introduce a new character in the book, fine! LET the new character be introduced, then written OUT of the book when that particular story is over. They can come back once every three years or so. Any new hero can be made into an Honorary Member, but let standing Honoraries serve before said new hero comes back.
> >
> > Heroes I DON'T want in the League:
> >
> > Vixen
> > Arsenal
> > Geo-Force
> > Black Lightning (honorary membership is okay)
> > Heroes created in the book (let them be established, and in a few years we'll talk.) \:\)
> >
> > Thoughts?
> >
> > Gernot...
> >


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