James Robinson reveals the new JLA line-up, and promises it won’t be changed for at least 2 years.
For the last few years, the JLA have kind of suffered, having to bend and change with the whims of the various members’ solo comics. But over at CBR , James Robinson has revealed what will be the team’s line-up for the forseeable future:
The new lineup, he revealed, will be Dick Grayson as Batman, Supergirl, Donna Troy, Jade, Mikaal Tomas as Starman, Congorilla and Jessie Quick. The membership will remain the same for at least the next two years worth of stories.
He elaborated on each character, explaining that Dick and Kara will be the new "World’s Finest," as Dick takes on a brotherly role to the young heroine as she struggles with the fallout of "War of the Supermen."
Jade joins the team during the JLA/JSA crossover coming up, and the Starheart (the source of Jade and her father Alan Scott’s powers) will play a big role in the "Brightest Day" DC Universe. The writer described the character as "my new Jack Knight." Also, Jade and Donna will become roommates, and will move to San Francisco to work in photography.
In issue #44, Donna will debut a new lasso with its own unique power different than Wonder Woman’s golden lasso. The issue will feature the character battling Etrigan the Demon.
Mikaal and Congorilla are the new "Blue and Gold" of the DC Universe, and Robinson mentioned that he has decided to make Congorilla Scottish. "Just picture a giant golden gorilla with Sean Connery’s accent." He further described Congorilla as being born in 1898, is the son of a Scottish gamekeeper and was once a member of the IRA.
Jessie Quick will also join the team after the JLA/JSA crossover. He included the character because he was always such a fan of the character’s father, Johnny Quick. The writer made sure to mention that he has no plans to upset the marriage between Jessie Quick and Hourman. He promised there would be no cheap plot device to break them up.
Sounds OK to me, but does it need some more big-hitters? The article also revealed that in Cry For Justice, DC planned to get rid of all their fake cities (not Gotham and Metropolis, but some of the others, like Star City and Hub City and Gateway City), which just sounds like an awful idea.
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Posted originally: 2010-04-05 13:26:29