Preface: The Batman franchise is DC's biggest franchise, but I think that's there's enough potential in the concept of the Justice League to surpass the Batman franchise's sales figures. But there needs to be some changes for my vision to happen. DC has a history of fixing its universe by rebooting it, but after the New52, I've come to realize that reboots don't really do it for me. I would rather just fix problems through story telling. No offense to DC. My vision for a relaunch can happen at almost any time. So without further ado, enjoy!
Set-Up: Gizmo (or some other tech-based villain) manages to hack the Justice League's orbiting satellite, and he turn's the League's satellite weaponry loose against the Earth. The Justice League quells the threat, and they verify their innocence, but the civilian death toll is so enormous that people begin to question why the Justice League is allowed to have so much power. Who are they to police the world? Absolute power does corrupt after-all. After their PR nightmare, a shaken league disbands. They agree only to join together in dire emergencies.
Six months later (after the Justice League members have had some time to mature into their pre-DCnU personalities), Superman and Batman decide that the world does need an ever-vigilant Justice League to help it through troubling times. But the new Justice League needs to be more professional, and it needs to have safeguards to keep itself accountable. They decide to create a decision-making body of five, officially named the Council Members but they are dubbed the Big 5. The Big 5 is made up of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, and Black Lightning.
Why these five? Read my other post to learn why. It basically comes down to the top five Justice Leaguers whom I think could run the Justice League individually. I based this decision on their personalities (when properly characterized). They vote on all of the biggest decisions that the Justice League needs to make, and every Justice League reports directly to these 5. Each of the members of the Big 5 leads a specialized Justice League task-force. The Justice League operates from a weaponless satellite, but they have a public venue on Earth (for PR reasons) known as the hall of Justice.
This version of the Justice League is an internationally recognized, non-governmental organization that deals with disaster prevention and humanitarian aid. They rarely involve themselves in politics--with the exception being that they sometimes act as arbiters in international diplomacy.
The Titles: These are the imaginary titles centered on teams that would be a part of my Justice League line. I don't think that any title is excessive. I've given sample rosters, but I don't care what the rosters really are. The writers would be able to make their own rosters. The only members of the team required to be there are the leading members.
Justice League: Archives- This book tells stories from the earliest days of the Justice League focusing on Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Martian Manhunter, Flash, and Aquaman.
Sample Roster: Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Martian Manhunter, Flash, and Aquaman.
Justice League: Doom Patrol- Superman's Justice League task force. This team focuses on science disasters, public relations, and government relations. They work closely with groups like Star Labs and Cadmus Labs to contain the accidental science disasters that plague the DC Universe.
Sample Roster: Superman, Flash, Atom, Firestorm, Dr. Light, Ice, Steel
Justice League: Shadow Cabinet- Batman's Justice League task force. This team focuses on reconnaissance, detective, and spy work for the Justice League.
Sample Roster: Batman, Martian Manhunter, Gypsy, Dr. Fate, Green Arrow, Metamorpho, Zealot, etc.
Justice League: Furies- Wonder Woman's Justice League task force. This team focuses on magical threats, cultural conflicts, and diplomacy.
Sample Roster: Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Hawkman, Hawkgirl, Vixen, Zatanna, Shazam, etc.
Justice League: Outsiders- Black Lightning's Justice League task force. This team is focused on supervillain reform, and the supervillains on the team have dubbed it the Suicide Squad because they are given the most dangerous missions or the missions with the least intel. The villains have no official league membership, but good behavior gets them some time off of their sentences. The catch is the Black Lightning actually wants to help reform these guys.
Sample Roster: Black Lightning, Geo-Force, Black Canary, Scandal Savage, Plastic Man, Deathstroke, Major Force, Catman, Firefly, Mr. Freeze, Poison Ivy, etc.
Justice League: Vanguard- Green Lantern's Justice League task force. This team is the Earth's first line of defense against interstellar threats. They always manage to find themselves embroiled in some kind of galactic conflict.
Sample Roster: Green Lantern, Blue Beetle, Booster Gold, Captain Atom (Pre-DCnU), Icon, Starfire, etc.
Justice League: Classified- The book centered on the secret decisions and adventures of the Council of Five. Like the U.S. Supreme Court, decisions are heated and disagreements happen. But once a decision is made, all five members have to carry it through. This book would let us see past the leadership personas that these five put up for the rest of the Justice League and the rest of the world--sort of like Marvel's now defunct Illuminati.
Sample Roster: Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Black Lightning, Green Lantern
Justice League: Titans- This book is centered on Teenage heroes being mentored by the Justice League. They recieve tutoring from the Council of Five from time to time, but most of their instruction comes from Martian Manhunter and Red Tornado.
Sample Roster: Superboy, Robin, Wondergirl, Kid Flash, Static, Miss Martian, Aqualad, Solstice, Bunker, Bombshell etc.
Justice League: Reserves- This book is centered on the people who pick up the slack when the Justice League is spread thin. The reserves are all part-timers, and they are comprised of heroes who are A) Retired B) Fresh out of the Titans program C) Too bust to join the Justice League full-time.
Sample Roster: JSA Heroes, Wolfman-era Titans, and unaffiliated heroes such as Supergirl, Batwing, Guy Gardner, etc.
Solo titles would be given to any character capable of holding a book.