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C2E2: Justice League Due For Another Roster Change

Jeremy Boreske 04/14/2012 Features, Reviews

The Justice League is constantly adding and subtracting members. It seems that about once a year they have a major shake-up or even just additions you wouldn’t have expected. Among other things, we’ve had a Justice League with Mon-El as the Superman, Dick Grayson as the Batman, Donna Troy as the Wonder Woman, and Jade as the Green Lantern – to say nothing of Congorilla. Heck, there was even an angel on the team at one time. Remember Zauriel? We got Red Arrow at one point and Hawkgirl at another. Even the most powerful metahuman of all time was once a part of the team. That’s right, Plastic Man! But that was the old DCU, now we have the New 52.

Justice League #1 Cover

The New 52 started off with Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern (Hal Jordan), Aquaman, the Flash (Barry Allen), and Cyborg; but as Geoff Johns revealed at the DC All Access panel at C2E2: “By the end of Justice League #12 the team is radically different,” though he didn’t reveal any more than that.

The picture below of the Justice League with the seven core members, and in the background you can make out another eight characters. Will they make up the the rest of the team? Lots of speculation, considering some of the characters pictured have not been introduced to the New 52 yet. In the picture you can see Deadman, The Atom (Ryan Choi), Firestorm (Ronnie Raymond) and Element Woman (from Flashpoint). Then, on the right side of the picture we have Green Arrow, Hawkman, Mera, and the mysterious Lady Luck.

Like I said, some of these characters are brand new to the New 52 (Atom, Mera, Element Woman) and others have been there since the beginning, even though sales might say differently. (I’m talking, of course, about Firestorm and Hawkman, which I think are two of the strongest titles even if fans seem to disagree.) Deadman had a run in DC Universe Presents and we’ve had little teases of Lady Luck. The character that could really boost sales for The Justice League is The Emerald Archer himself, Green Arrow, who not only has a TV pilot in the works but had some of the strongest sales figures numbers of any New 52 book.

So right now these hints of a roster change are is largely speculation but we will know soon enough when Justice League #12 hits stores! Until then, stick with Comic Booked and as soon as they announce they official roster you’ll be the first to know! Get Comic Booked and stay informed.

Better PIc of the "New" JLA roster?

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  1. Robb Orr 04/15/2012 at 8:41 am

    So soon, eh?

  2. max 04/16/2012 at 3:05 am

    I would like to see mera or element woman and how these women contibute to the jl. Diana is the heart of the team but being the only female sometimes she is being downplayed. If they include another female to the team at least readers will have more texture and depth to the stories and characters.

  3. xian 07/16/2012 at 12:37 am

    Since DCnU supposedly will actively include Wildstorm characters, I would like Void (Adriana or Nicola) be added to the team. The former WildCATS character will be a great addition to the team. She is like the female counterpart of Brainiac. While Brainiac drains technology, Void chronicles time events. Being a composite sentient-human character will give the Justice League lineup a greater areas and issues to be explored. Besides, Justice League will need a female Russian Cosmonaut to add broader ethnicity. She is tall and powerful enough to rival Wonder Woman as the alpha female of the team. The unyieldingly stoic Sentient-human being versus the domineering humonculus Amazon who both struggle to gain perspective of human nature. Ya'Wara the feral woman of the Others can be a good addition as well kinda like reminiscent of Rima the jungle girl in the Super Friends series. She could be like Sheena who was ahead of Wonder Woman in having her own title series. Add Rose Psychic/Occult and Liberty Belle to the mix for the Golden Age flavor. Liberty Belle should have been developed as the female Captain America, the enhanced (as in statuesque and athletic)supersoldier who was revived from cryogenesis to the modern times not knowing her had a daughter kinda like Nina Williams of Tekken.

    Anyhow, hopefully Lady Luck will prove to be a strong addition to the team. Could she be somehow related to the Lady Luck of Vertigo? Perhaps a rival to the Queen of Fables? Better yet rivaling Wonder Woman as the queen of the Golden Age of Comicdom. DC released a poster of most of the DCnU characters with Vibe, Black Adam and the obscure black Green Lantern but no sight of Lady Luck. Carol Ferris/ Star Sapphire would have been a beter choice than the black Green Lantern. Cyborg is enough to represent the black community, not another black Green Lantern. Make Ya'Wara as the new Dr. Fate. Now that's exploring possibilities in ethnicity. At least, South America will be represented.

    I'd say again…Void the sentient-cosmonaut for Justice League!!!

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