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Kyle Bastian

In Reply To
James Hunter

Subj: Re: One more week!!!
Posted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 at 01:18:10 pm EDT (Viewed 6 times)
Reply Subj: Re: One more week!!!
Posted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 at 11:18:16 am EDT (Viewed 260 times)

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Thanks for posting your thoughts (I don't mean that sarcastically even if it reads like it!) now let me share a few of my own:

As a fan of the character since Geoff Johns invented her I am really looking forward to seeing Lemire's take on Stargirl. I hope there's a little more to Courtney then the character has shown in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA.

I am also loving Lemire's Ollie Queen (GREEN ARROW hasn't been tis good in nearly a decade, yes I have been reading comics that long!0 and I am most excited to see what role he plays on the team.

I've been a J'onn J'onzz fan since Grant Morrison wrote him in the early 2000s and I'm sure he will be team leader (I hope so at least).

Hawkman is not a character I have ever been particularly fond of but we can't have a whole team of good characters so I'll deal with his membership. I kind of feel the same about Adam Strange, neither of them are characters I *hate* I am just not as fond of them as I am many other characters in the DCU.

Equinox has the potential to be interesting, I just hope not to much emphasis is placed on her race. It would be unfortunate if she became the representative token character of the team and nothing more.

Oops, I nearly forgot Animal Man! Buddy is a character I have a lot of time for and I particularly enjoyed him in 52 and in his Vertigo series by Grant Morrison.

As for characters I'd like to see added to the roster, there are a few which I will list below:

1) Black Canary - I know that DC wanted to establish Ollie and Dinah as seperate characters in the NEW 52 before the inevitable meeting of the 2 but I think the time has come for them to meet.

2) Blue Devil - I loved his appearance in DC PRESENTS and it would be a shame to lose him to limbo!

3) Roy Harper - Basically, I want the character *away* from Jason Todd and Starfire because that's the only chance he has of being interesting now and I think it would be interesting to see Roy and Ollie on a team together (8without8 the spectre of drugs which used to hang over their relationship)

4) Cassandra Cain - I'd love to see her introduced in the NEW 52 and I think Lemire would write her well (based on his writing of Shado!)

5) Blue Beetle - Its criminal that Jaime (or Ted) is not being used and I'd like to see Courtney have someone closer to her own age (assuming we went with Jaime) to relate to!

Finally, before I forget, to answer your question on the remaining JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA members I can tell you that Katana will be appearing in GREEN ARROW at least for a few months, Simon Baz will be appearing in GREEN LANTERN and, as you say, Catwoman has a role in her BATMAN ETERNAL and her own solo series.

Vibe (and if you don't like him I can only assume you didn't read his excellent series!) is the only one who I don't know where they will be appearing next but it would be nice to see him involved in MULTIVERSITY IMO.

The reason Simon can't join the Canada team is because of the deal Hal made with Guy and the Red Lanterns which allows Simon to be the ONLY G.L on earth but he can't leave earth 9which we know this team will do!)

Cheers.

James.

James,

I'm very glad you've answered my post. First of all, let me just say that someone agrees with me when I say that Black Canary should join JLC. Although the Atom is on the top of my list, Black Canary falls in at #2. The group needs an older woman for the team and Dinah is the woman to be it. After all, Stargirl, Supergirl, and Equinox can not always fight alonside older men.

About your other choices, Blue Devil is in my top 20 choices for potential membership (though I'm not too sure about him joining), Roy Harper is better off with the Outlaws, Cassandra Cain should be with the Batman Family, and Blue Beetle will most likely appear in the upcoming Booster Gold comic. Besides, Supergirl and Equinox are both around Stargirl's age (I would like to see Jeff Lemire write a story where the girls hold a slumber party one day).

As for the Vibe comics, I bought them and I read them. They were OK, but my beef about Cisco is that he reminds me of the 80s version from Justice League Detroit that I wasn't a fan of. And, on top of that, they also brought back the Hank Heywood Steel in Earth-2, another character I hated. I liked it better when both boys were dead and that they would stay that way. I just hope DC could introduce ALL of the Global Guardians (including the dead ones) to the New 52 one day. Who still remembers the likes of Impala, Bushmaster, and Thunderlord? Frankly, I do. (Hey, they brought back Doctor Mist, Fire, Ice, Godiva, and Olympian, why not bring back everyone else. Rising Sun should be first).

Like I said, I was hoping Simon Baz Green Lantern would be on the team, but now I know he has to stay on Earth as was his bargain with Hal. Katana was another early choice, but I dropped my bids for Tatsu when I learned she was better off with the Birds of Prey and/or Green Arrow.

But still, I'm looking forward to reading the exciting adventures of Adam Strange (and Alanna), Equinox, Hawkman, Green Arrow, Animal Man, Martian Manhunter, Stargirl, and Supergirl in Justice League United and maybe see the Black Canary join the team instead of Katana.