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Kyle Bastian

Subj: Re: Questions about the Justice League teams as of April
Posted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 at 07:10:08 am EST (Viewed 281 times)
Reply Subj: Questions about the Justice League teams as of April
Posted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 at 07:14:23 pm EST (Viewed 6 times)

    I have a few questions about the line-up for the main Justice League team after Forever Evil. Now that Lex Luthor and Captain Cold are joining the main Justice League, what's going to happen to Superman and the Flash? Will they form a new Justice League team? And if they do, will the Hal Jordan Green Lantern join their team?

Well from what I can gather Superman will switch places with Luthor and become distrusted by the World, we can assume it is Luthor and his squad who save the day by the end of Forever Evil and this gives them the keys to the Justice League. The Flash's role is unknown, it may well be that his reputation too is now mud thanks to the Crime Syndicate and presumably like Superman he refuses to accept the validity Luthors League and quits, which would be logical given his principled nature. Batman is easy to rationalise as while he wouldn't be any happier with the situation he is pragmatic enough to know that someone has to be there to watch Luthor and control his actions.

    A follow-up question about the main Justice League: will there be more villains joining? I'm not a big fan of Lex Luthor and Captain Cold joining the Justice League and if Sinestro's joining, I'm dropping the book. I just hope Superman, Flash, and Green Lantern return to the team in time to boot Lex Luthor, Captain Cold, and any villain out of the team. Because if I wrote the Justice League book, the roster will always be Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern (Jordan), Flash, Aquaman, Cyborg, Shazam, Firestorm, and Element Woman, not the likes of Lex Luthor, Joker, Cheetah, Sinestro, Captain Cold, Black Manta, Gizmo, Sivana, and Killer Frost.

I dislike Luthor's League too. While he is well known for being able to inveigle his way into power like this (President Lex, Winning back Lexcorp in War of the Supermen) the problem with this current development is that I cannot for the life of me accept that he would want it. Becoming US President was about power, the potential for complete control of everything around him.... becoming Justice League leader is about what exactly? Putting his head on the block for the next threat to chop off? Or the one after that?
No, Luthor isn't that direct. He has no interest in heroics or unnecessary confrontations, he gets other people to do the dirty work and take the risks. Why do this when others, like Batman, can take the risk instead? There's nothing in this for him.

    Here's a Justice League Dark question: since I can not find any Justice League Dark comics, who do you think the team will be after Forever Evil? And who's currently on the team?

I don't think there will be any significant changes as the pool is so limited by which to draw on for this team. You might change the leader from Constantine to Zatanna but both will still be on the starting line when a situation comes up, perhaps a villain might join...?

    Now on to Justice League United (a.k.a. Justice League Canada). With Martian Manhunter, Green Arrow, Hawkman, and Stargirl on the team and Catwoman returning to a solo role, what will be in store for the remaining three JLA members (namely Simon Baz, Katana, and Vibe)? Another question on my mind is what will the new First Nations girl look like and what is her codename? My final JLU question is will there be more members? Personally, I'd like to see either Ray Palmer or Ryan Choi become the Atom since Martian Manhunter, Green Arrow, and Hawkman are all on the team and since most of the team are blondes (the exceptions being the First Nations girl, Hawkman, and Martian Manhunter). Other candidates for membership I choose are Black Canary (in place of Katana), the real Cindy Reynolds Gypsy (in place of Vibe), Metamorpho, and Black Lightning (since the team is mostly white). Will they all join Justice League United soon?

I know Supergirl is due to join but the line-up seems pretty set at the moment, unless of course the premise will be like that of JL:Task Force... still, I don't see why the membership can't be fluid with a couple of members. Simon Baz's fate is a mystery but Katana I can see headed for Birds of Prey, Vibe looks set for comics semi-limbo along with OMAC and Element Woman.
I am undecided about this book, but Adam Strange being teamed with Hawkman is suggestive of a book with one foot in the Stars, and the first arc features old JLA foe The Unimaginable, so it looks like a book with a lot of plot options open to it.

    Here's my rankings of the teams:

    Worst: Justice League (especially since they replaced Superman and Flash with Lex Luthor and Captain Cold and Hal Jordan has not yet returned)

Via Geoff Johns word did have it that Hal would return to the League this year but it looks like plans have changed completely.
I don't agree with this books direction but shall keep an eye on it, it might get interesting. Eventually.

    OK: Justice League Dark (I need to know who is on the team since it's hard for me to find the comic)

This is a book I let slip by the wayside a long time ago. Completely superfluous as a book.

    Best: Justice League Canada/Justice League United (but I'd be far happier if Atom and someone of another ethnicity joined in later issues)

That's a fair point.

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