Can anyone confirm if this is true or not? It seems pretty legit when you look at Ivan's latest splash art for a future issue.
If it is true, here are my initial impressions:
- I like the idea of a smaller team. It allows for each character to get their time in the spotlight. Furthermore, I always thought it cheapened JLA membership when there were a bunch of C-list heroes on the team. Anyone remember Big Barda? Geesh.
- I like that there is no Hal Jordan. The guy is irritating. I confess that I did grow up with Kyle Rayner. But my exposure to Hal as GL has pretty much been this run of JLA and the Ryan Reynolds movie. I realize that may not be fair, but I haven't been impressed. Not one bit.
- I DON'T like that there is no Barry. Flash has quickly become my second favorite hero behind Batman. I also thought he brought a lot to this team with his police background and his growing power in the speed force. That and he's just about the nicest guy in the DC Universe!
- I have mixed feelings about having both Captain Marvel and Superman on the team. I don't know, it just seems like Supes, Wonder Woman, and now Marvel, all fulfill similar roles in the power department. I'm sure Johns will do his darndest to differentiate them though.