An African Justice League?

#1 Edited by BlueArrow (256 posts) - - Show Bio

So if you've read Batwing, you know that their was already an African Justice League, called The Kingdom, but they are as of now long disbanded with most dead. My idea, is that Batwing will put togeather his own version of the Kingdom.

We know he is/was already apart of 2 teams, Batman, inc and the JLI. In Batwing issue 12, he and the whole JLI go to Africa in order to take down a warlord (Lord Battle) and his team of Metahumans. This shows that there are times that Batwing does call for help, and now that the JLI is disbanded, he does not have a team to assist him. It would make sense that he would create a team of his own in Africa to deal with situations that he can't handle alone. There are also a plethora of really unique characters in Africa that could be on the team.

These would be the ones that need to be on the team:

Batwing: The leader/ Batman of the group, uses the computers and assigns the missions.

Vixen: Former team mate, very versatile plus a female.

B'wana Beast: The comedic character, who is trying to prove himself.

Congorilla: Have him be the grumpy old man on the team seeing how he was very old in the old DCU.

Doctor Mist: His powers aren't animal based which is a plus and he is already involved in the JLD, and DC loves having characters in multiple books.

Possible other characters:

Tabu: While she is connected to the Red, which DC loves doing with characters nowadays, her powers are too similar to Vixen's.

Flint: Plus side is that Flint is a Wildstorm character, helping the DCU/Wildstorm merge and her powers aren't animal based like all the others.

Catman: First hear me out, while he isn't a hero when it comes to people, he did dedicate his life to protecting the Big Cats in Africa. So, I could see him working with the team for an issue or 2 when the team goes after poachers.

#2 Posted by BlueArrow (256 posts) - - Show Bio

freaking computer froze and double posted

#3 Posted by ReVamp (22798 posts) - - Show Bio

The line-up is surprisingly better than expected. I wouldn't call it JLAfrica, but I wouldn't be against it either. Except Doctor Mist.

#4 Posted by Dernman (15685 posts) - - Show Bio
@ReVamp: What's wrong with Dr Mist? Anyway I'd rather them go with a different name instead of reusing Justice League. Marvel has a different name for each countries team. The should go by the Kingdom picking ut up from the last team.
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#5 Posted by ReVamp (22798 posts) - - Show Bio

@Dernman said:

@ReVamp: What's wrong with Dr Mist? Anyway I'd rather them go with a different name instead of reusing Justice League. Marvel has a different name for each countries team. The should go by the Kingdom picking ut up from the last team.

I haven't read JLD 13, but after 12 I don't feel really feel like I'd want that direction taken. I'm not particularly against it, but I just don't like it as much.

#6 Posted by Dernman (15685 posts) - - Show Bio
@ReVamp: I haven't read 13 yet either but still wasn't it because of a wife or something. Marvel characters have come back from worse. :p
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#7 Posted by evilvegeta74 (4530 posts) - - Show Bio

Should add Icon they need a Black Superman!

#8 Posted by ReVamp (22798 posts) - - Show Bio

@evilvegeta74: Yesh.

@Dernman said:

@ReVamp: I haven't read 13 yet either but still wasn't it because of a wife or something. Marvel characters have come back from worse. :p

Yeah, it was, but... meh.

#9 Posted by JSH92 (417 posts) - - Show Bio

I dunno, sounds a little strange to me. I mean, Africa is not one country, or even a closely knit group of countries. Nigeria, Egypt, and South Africa are all more different than each other than are the United States and Canada with each other. So, it's basically like the Justice League International 2.0

While on the subject, I think it's really ignorant to call Batwing the Batman of Africa, for the same reasons. I mean, we have the Batman of Gotham City, and here with Batwing they want to have a Batman of an entire continent? That makes no sense to me. But that's besides the point of this thread I suppose.

#10 Edited by evilvegeta74 (4530 posts) - - Show Bio

They need a GL as well! Stewart or Baz

#11 Posted by Bigheart711 (2196 posts) - - Show Bio

Sounds very interesting, but I think they would go by a different name, but I'd still read it.

#12 Posted by Twentyfive (2845 posts) - - Show Bio

Freaking hell. That is what I have been wishing for for a looooooong time. I am glad I am not the only one who wants to see that.

I like your line up. I am in favor of diversifying it, and I saw you did that.They could have Batwing, Vixen, Catman, B'wana, and an Arab hero. Preferably a new Arab hero because Baz is American. If Batwing lasts longer than this wave, and if DC figures out that the Kingdom was an incredible aspect of Africa in DC continuity, I would like to see that.

They should also get back to telling stories that are uniquely African. That Pirate storyline they had was amazing, yet they ditched is so fast. That was such a shame. The Pirates should come back (even though that ship was blown up. Doesn't mean we can't have a new group of pirates) with an even larger storyline. They could have a very important DC character hostage.

They can also have a story focusing on African magic and martial arts. Make their own heroes while they're at it. But it is only a matter of time, and DC coming to their senses.

#13 Posted by StMichalofWilson (4097 posts) - - Show Bio

I like this line-up. Course it would be cool of Icon or Static was part of the group. Just sayin'.

#14 Posted by BlueArrow (256 posts) - - Show Bio

@Twentyfive: Thank you, and the whole Uniquely African storyline aspect was what I was thinking with the whole Catman, poachers story.

As for your Arab hero, what about: Iron Butterfly,

Basically, the DC version of Magneto, who is Palestinian, which fits both the female/racial diversity DC wants. Best part is she actually wears a suit of Armor, that she uses as her source of Metal in Metal-less areas. (never understood why Magneto never wears armor)

#15 Posted by Twentyfive (2845 posts) - - Show Bio

They should retconn her place of origin to be Egypt, or Morocco or something. She's cool. Probably needs a modern look. Also, that is awesome. Poaching is a tragic aspect f Africa that needs to be explored. Catman would be cool.

#16 Posted by BlueArrow (256 posts) - - Show Bio

@Twentyfive said:

They should retconn her place of origin to be Egypt, or Morocco or something. She's cool. Probably needs a modern look. Also, that is awesome. Poaching is a tragic aspect f Africa that needs to be explored. Catman would be cool.

Thank you.

#17 Posted by Jean_Luc_LeBeau (84704 posts) - - Show Bio

Get Bronze Tiger on there!

#18 Posted by BlueArrow (256 posts) - - Show Bio

@evilvegeta74 said:

Should add Icon they need a Black Superman!

YES! as long as they rewrite his origin so he would fit better and be in Africa, I agree. Also, they need to have his powers work differently so he isn't to similar to superman and Apollo.

#19 Edited by Teerack (7419 posts) - - Show Bio

@evilvegeta74: Baz isn't African or black for that matter.

#20 Posted by TheThe (1759 posts) - - Show Bio

When we talk about african characters, animal based powers are overused and cliché to me. The heroes from the Kingdom team were perfectly fine with me. Judd Winick should write a sort of "flashback" story about them. He should explore stories outside the stereotypes, by making a good move with an all-african line-up. He can create new heroes if he wants to. I'm confident in his talent.

#21 Posted by BlueArrow (256 posts) - - Show Bio

@TheThe said:

When we talk about african characters, animal based powers are overused and cliché to me. The heroes from the Kingdom team were perfectly fine with me. Judd Winick should write a sort of "flashback" story about them. He should explore stories outside the stereotypes, by making a good move with an all-african line-up. He can create new heroes if he wants to. I'm confident in his talent.

While that is a cool idea, there's no way a team of unknown characters would sell enough.

#22 Posted by Comicman1000 (38 posts) - - Show Bio

While I like the idea of this team I don't think Icon or John Stewart or other black superheroes should be on an "African" team based solely on their color. I love your choice of B'wana Beast and Vixen, kinda like the Hawkman and Hawkgirl of the team. It could also use some new faces, some original characters. And yes the animal powers thing is kinda overused when it comes to African and Native American superheroes.

#23 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (34956 posts) - - Show Bio

Why are pepole adding random black characters that aren't even African?

#24 Posted by Twentyfive (2845 posts) - - Show Bio

Bad news. Batwing may not survive past issue 20, as was hinted in CBR's interview with Fabien Nicieza.

Too bad. It really was good while it lasted. I give the series a B minus.

#25 Posted by Dhor (282 posts) - - Show Bio

you had me at Catman. I miss him. I wish they bring him back exaclly like he has before the new 52. I loved the fact that he`s been a looser for many years and somehow the writher reddemed him and made him a really badass character. 

#26 Posted by queenfrost_ (2490 posts) - - Show Bio

@Jonny_Anonymous said:

Why are pepole adding random black characters that aren't even African?

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