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Subj: Re: You've gotta be kidding me. Lex Luthor and Captain Cold on the Justice League?!
Posted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 at 08:07:35 am EST (Viewed 318 times)
Reply Subj: You've gotta be kidding me. Lex Luthor and Captain Cold on the Justice League?!
Posted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 at 07:41:46 pm EST (Viewed 395 times)

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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.


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.