Final members of Justice League of America revealed

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Recently at a New York Comic Con panel, the lineup of the new Justice League of America team was revealed with the exception of three. Now, DC Comics has revealed the final three members: Black Canary, Batman, and Lobo. This will be a first in Lobo’s character history, and he, along with Bats and Canary, will be joining the Ray, Vixen, Killer Frost, and the Ryan Choi version of the Atom.

“For some people, Lobo will be a hero. For others, he’ll be an anti-hero,” writer Steve Orlando said in an interview with IGN. “It’s moving past these black and white definitions and realizing that you have to have a malleable idea to serve everyone instead of just the people in the mainstream. Lobo, I think there’s more to him than ever before.”

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  • Fna Bolo

    Completely retarded

  • Old Turntables

    Wayyy to many characters being introduced at one time wont work,, plus these aren’t well known mainstream characters so again, not a good move. The die hard fan know them but the ones the studio is trying to reach wont.

  • IL SEPARATO

    ‘Lobo’ is the closest character that the DCU has in relation to MARVEL’S ‘Wolverine’ (AKA: Logan), so it makes some sense that DC would try to utilize him in this way. Lobo a hero and anti-hero in one package is close to the original Wolverine in MARVEL, respectively. They want to “tame” the beast.

  • Jeff

    Do we seriously need Batman in yet another book? If you need a “name” character to help carry a title, throw in WW, Flash, Nightwing, Superman, Batgirl, Green Arrow, anybody but Batman.

    • Douglas Keegan

      Maybe their gonna keep him in there till at least issue 10 or 12 so they can do a modern remake of that classic JLI scene the last time Bats was in a group with an arrogant hot head…’One punch!! Bwahahahaha’ and he decked Guy Gardner. You know something like that has just got to happen between Batman and Lobo.

      • alpha198

        Guy had taken off the ring, making him just a guy (pun intended)… Lobo can’t be easily depowered that way, but he can regenerate from anything. I’m guessing Batman’s gonna put some kind of high test shock or explosive collar or implant on or in him. It won’t kill him (it’ll just hurt ALOT), but Bats can shock him/blow off parts of him all day until he toes the line.

  • Douglas Keegan

    IL and Old, your both right. Lobo is the best Wolverine/Logan character DC has. So you can expect him to be constantly butting heads and pushing boundaries with Batman….their Cyclops figure…..cause it’s seems like their following the group dynamics of the Uncanny Xmen when they relaunched the first time; introducing all new or minor characters into a team with enough rough edges that no one meshes together well as a team more then they conflict with each other with the potential to spin out more character driven story arcs rather just dealing with the next big bad.

  • Evelz6

    Oh gee, a who’s who of the current TV shows. Add Lobo (who could be on tv soon) and change Palmer to Choi (which could happen since he’s on the wave rider).

    Lame. Comics in 2016 suck so bad.

  • Zagreus

    Lobo is a good character, but he shouldn’t be anywhere near a Justice League team. It just dilutes the character. He’s a killer and a mercenary. Logan at least can work on a team and was and has a sense of honor, Lobo is literally an alien bounty hunter and FAR more extreme than Logan ever was. It’s just stupid and clearly a marketing ploy. Besides, Lobo is a Superman level character with regeneration, without some extreme plot shenanigans, there’s very little way Batman can “keep him in line”. Stupid marketing ploy to push characters for movie branding.

    • Dale C Twigg

      Maybe they should have made them a splinter “morally challenged” Justice League. It might make sense then. This group…..not so much.

      • Zagreus

        I could maaaaaybe see him on a team like the authority, but even then, he would have his ass kicked off. Lobo can’t follow anyone’s orders. He just wants cash, booze, and girls. That’s the whole appeal to the character. He doesn’t care about “Justice” or “fighting bad guys”, that’s all a joke to him. He might fight bad guys, because he likes a good fight, but anything else is just pandering because DC is looking to promote Lobo, total BS

  • wellsoul2

    Seems pretty lame. Are we back to the 90’s with Lobo in everything?

  • Paul Wagner

    Killer Frost in the Justice League?? Did she reform or is it like a Suicide squad kinda thing??

    • FromTheAshes21

      Exactly what I was thinking! They are likely sticking her in the book to try to draw in fans of The Flash TV Series, by re-writing her history… but that’s why DC drives me nuts. They don’t care about continuity. Killer Frost is actually in the Suicide Squad RIGHT NOW. And they will probably continue to come out concurrently. Just like Harley Quinn’s personality and involvement with the Suicide Squad is not reflected AT ALL in Harley Quinn’s solo title. It is like they are two completely different characters, and no possible way that she could be juggling all of her occupations in her personal life, and be forced into missions for the Suicide Squad at the same time. It wouldnt make sense. And this has been going on for almost 4 years in DC’s releases. They don’t care. And they wonder why they constantly lose readers. Sure, they’ve had a few huge months with DC Rebirth, because people hope things will get better; but then their sales tank. After the New52, DC sales plummeted to the point where they were almost selling few enough books that their direct competitor was Image Comics. You’d see months where Image Comics held 15% of the market & DC had 21%, while Marvel was reigning supreme at 46%. Crazy. But now with all the new #1’s, and DC allowing retailers to buy as many copies as they want and return whatever they don’t sell and don’t want to keep around as back-issues, it is drastically inflating DC’s sales numbers. But sales don’t forecast the future; it is the opinions of the readership. People are dropping DC books left and right, and complaining that Rebirth has actually hurt DC, with all of the twice-per-month titles being overwhelming, creative teams alternating, stories alternating, and the quality of the stories dropping-off after just 3 or 4 issues, already turning into filler and not keeping the notion of Rebirth alive throughout the series. Of course, DC has only opened up the ideas behind “Rebirth” without fully explaining it, and they claim they will wait YEARS before they resolve it, which allows them to continue to make changes as they see fit via Dr. Manhattan’s meddling. They found a creative way to reboot their universe with an in-continuity explanation for the changes, but if too many people quite before things solidify, it won’t fix DC’s sales problem. Then we’ll be back at another slew of #1’s that reboot continuity again…

      • Paul Wagner

        To be honest I stopped ever since they went into the New 52. I just browsed from then on. the very last I ever knew of KF she and Deadshot were kinda flirting, but that was before his stunt in the original run of Secret Six, haven’t seen the new run if its even still going.
        Would like it to go back to how it was but I can understand having to shake things up every once in a while

        • FromTheAshes21

          The New52 run of Secret Six was interesting, but short-lived. They also ran 2 issues out-of-order after going on hiatus for a couple months, which hurt readership. And it wasn’t like they released #7 and then released #6; it was like they took #7 and called it #6, then took #6 and called it #7, but added some narrative to make it seem like a flashback, since it was taking place prior to the previous issue. It was obvious from solicitations that the stories were switched after-the-fact due to art delays, and DC wanting to get back on schedule, even if it made things more confusing.

  • FromTheAshes21

    This is NOT a FIRST for LOBO! He was actually a member of Justice League International for quite some time, which is what really introduced him into the DC Universe, since they retooled his likeness & history from how it was seen in his initial appearances in Omega Men. Do these journalists not even run a few Google searches before writing a story?
    I at least hope this iteration has nothing to do with the New52 Lobo. What a disappointment that was!!

  • I’m about 5 months behind on reading comics… after Rebirth, they brought back original Lobo and got rid of the pretty boy one?
    And this is just JLA… there’s still a main JL comic with the marquee heroes.
    There’s also some big JL vs Suicide Squad crossover that DC is pushing big time in December… chances are this just plays into it.
    Pretty ho-hum really.

    • FromTheAshes21

      And to confuse things further, they will also be doing a Batman vs Suicide Squad crossover in addition to the Justice League vs Suicide Squad crossover; and likely Batman and the SS will have some of the same reactions twice, since neither will reflect the events of the other, right? Just like Harley Quinn in her solo title Vs Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad are completely different people. Her personality is different in each book, and in her solo title she is always wrapped up in so much going on, with no possibility for her involvement with the Suicide Squad to possibly be taking place, it would just make No Sense to try to connect the two. DC has problems. As for Lobo, I havent seen him since the New52, so IDK if he;s already turned up in another book. I am at least glad the pretty boy is gone. I dont know what DC was thinking with that one. That was one of the worst ideas of the New52, and pissed off any long time fan of Lobo. The only people who liked Lobo 52 were fans of Twilight.

      • Wisdom✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵃᶜᶜᵒᵘᶰᵗ

        hahahaha what killed me was that pretty boy Lobo was on a mission to kill the REAL Lobo (imo) because he was actually the real Lobo. Huh ?? So after all those years of bad ass Lobo, you turn him into some pretty boy killing machine ?? I dropped DC then

        • FromTheAshes21

          Yeah, it was total crap. I got his first appearance only because of that awesome 3D Cover Art, which featured the Lobo we know & love. After that, I only flipped through an issue or two of the series that featured the Real Lobo on the Cover Art, but was nowhere to be found on the interior. I don’t think the Real Lobo ever came back in the New52, that I’m aware.

          • Wisdom✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵃᶜᶜᵒᵘᶰᵗ

            He never did. The pretty Lobo killed him (don’t even remember the issue) and chopped his head off…

            Like you, I picked it up also for Lobo thinking the New 52 would do a different take on him. Just wasn’t expecting that madness

  • FromTheAshes21

    And DC wonders why they constantly lose readers. Sure, they’ve had a
    few huge months with DC Rebirth, because people hope things will get
    better; but then their sales tank. After the New52, DC sales plummeted
    to the point where they were almost selling few enough books that their
    direct competitor was Image Comics. You’d see months where Image Comics
    held 15% of the market & DC had 21%, while Marvel was reigning
    supreme at 46%. Crazy. But now with all the new #1’s, and DC allowing
    retailers to buy as many copies as they want and return whatever they
    don’t sell and don’t want to keep around as back-issues, it is
    drastically inflating DC’s sales numbers. But sales don’t forecast the
    future; it is the opinions of the readership. People are dropping DC
    books left and right, and complaining that Rebirth has actually hurt DC,
    with all of the twice-per-month titles being overwhelming, creative
    teams alternating, stories alternating, and the quality of the stories
    dropping-off after just 3 or 4 issues, already turning into filler and
    not keeping the notion of Rebirth alive throughout the series. Of
    course, DC has only opened up the ideas behind “Rebirth” without fully
    explaining it, and they claim they will wait YEARS before they resolve
    it, which allows them to continue to make changes as they see fit via
    Dr. Manhattan’s meddling. They found a creative way to reboot their
    universe with an in-continuity explanation for the changes, but if too
    many people quite before things solidify, it won’t fix DC’s sales
    problem. Then we’ll be back at another slew of #1’s that reboot
    continuity again…

    • Jonathan Glass-Riley

      I’m a 48 year old father, and a quasi comic geek (DC/Marvel) from way back in the late 70s/early 80s.
      Ups and downs and in’s and out’s… some stories were much better than others… some characters were much more successful than others… some ideas/revolutions more legit than others…

      But somewhere along the line – and I can’t say exactly when – DC really “jumped the shark” (Marvel as well, but not to the same degree.) And this has left me feeling enormously alienated from the medium. (And ditto my 10 year old son.)

      In seasons past, there were captivating (sometimes flawed) heroes… delicious villains… and storylines that were decidedly compelling. At the heart of it all, there was “good v. evil” — – – – a theme as timeless as timeless gets.

      But in recent years, the medium has morphed into a strange, baiting cavalcade of dimension-hopping, alternate timelines, counterfeit deaths, ludicrous resurrections, and heroes that are more self-absorbed than awe-inspiring. (Talk about soap operatic!) And – cherry upon the sundae of absurdities – re-boot, after re-boot, after re-boot. (I cannot help but think of all the banks being robbed, jewels being heisted, and legitimate governments being overthrown, while the world’s greatest superheroes are – once again – over-occupied, trying to decipher the outcome and consequences of yet another “re-branding.”)

      Its been suggested that decades of continuity have made it too daunting for “new readers” to climbed on board. But I really believe the loss of readership – and passionate fans – has been fueled by something else.
      In fact, I would suggest the creative teams (especially at DC) have repeatedly crossed the (very thin) line between choices that are AUTHENTIC (fueled by narrative devices) and choices that are nothing more than STUNTS (fueled by goofy gimmicks).

      I look back to the death of Jean Grey storyline, recalling that the readers of Xmen were sincerely moved by the loss of this pivotal, believable character. “Just a character in a comic?” Perhaps. But her death stirred much in many.

      In today’s comics, where the reality of death is domesticated into a hall pass, and terrible decisions made by one writer can be easily overwritten, whitewashed or ignored by the next write in line, the medium truly lacks the NARRATIVE INTEGRITIES that it once held.
      Where once there was emotional gravitas, now there remains only a black hole of fleeting stunts, aimed at enticing sales, but never truly engaging the breadth of our imagination, or the depths of our hearts.
      The characters are not the “problem.” The heroes and villains (from both Marvel and DC) remain beloved by many around the world. The problem – in my view – is how the characters are handled.

      • FromTheAshes21

        DC has had so many unexplained reboots and editorial gaffes, that is what keeps me from sticking with any given title. The rug will always be pulled out from under me at some point. With all of the renumbering and rearranging of titles & characters, for both companies, it definitely hurts the overall story. These days you can’t expect a book to go beyond 12 to 20 issues before being set back to #1 and having the status quo changed and team roster changed. A team can spend a dozen issues just getting started, with character rapport being formed, and there is no payoff, because after a few missions they are disbanded & re-shuffled. And as you said, they are afraid to make permanent changes and take true risks in storytelling, because they are constantly trying to keep the status quo constant, and keep all of their characters and stories active. They also end up re-treading a lot of the classic stories because people cherish them… but they fail to create new stories that could be considered classics, because they’re too busy riffing on what already happened before. Over the past 5 years, I have gradually been picking up more and more Indy Books, it’s now gotten to the point where my monthly reading list is 50% Marvel, 45% Indy, and 5% DC. Indy Books are always telling stories without any restrictions, without worrying about keeping characters alive, or causing a narrative shift that heads in a completely different direction; and working with ideas that aren’t as broad as Marvel & DC; a lot of Indy books write for a niche audience or from a specific viewpoint, instead of purposely trying to write a book that is test-marketed to appeal to a broad readership. Also, of the Marvel books I follow, I actually enjoy the B & C-list characters far more than the core titles, because those books are more likely to take risks and broach new territory. Tom King’s recent run on The Vision was really interesting, emotional, and somewhat freaky. Now he is DC Exclusive, and his Batman series is fairly average.

  • WallyWalters

    The DC rainbow: 3 females (one black), 3 human males (two Asian – not sure which Ray this is), and an alien. Two are villains. WTH?

  • Power Von Spirit-Fingers

    Lobo, the Ray, ok, the rest seems like a tired retread. Make mine Marvel…

  • Yasef Ugchu

    Forget Lobo! Ummm, Killer Frost is a villain. Why is she in the JLA?

  • Galen Nycroft

    Blatantly trying to create a DC version of X-Men. It could work, but it doesn’t make a lot of sense for Killer Frost to be a JL member…is this an alternate reality version of the character maybe?

    • Captain Deadpool

      X-Men was a blatant rip off of DC’s Doom Patrol… The Justice League itself was created before The Avengers and Marvel created The Fantastic Four to compete with the JL prior to the Avengers. Lastly, Justice League was created before the X-Men as well.

      • cheesewhiz

        ‘Firsts’ don’t matter….ever. Quality is all that matters….ever.

  • Blood Rush

    If this is the Caitlin Snow version of KF, then she isn’t a villain. Those calling her a villain really need to catch up on the times.

    • Jack Napier

      Since the show is not canon, i highly doubt the writers of the comic book are going to take concepts from the show and incorporate them into the comic books.

      I’d say, don’t think of the show and the comic as anything more than two different stories about very similar, but different, DC universes…similar to how the shows don’t impact or tie to the DC movies and the DC animated movies don’t tie to anything either.

  • Jennifer Dunn

    I really hope the book is great but so far I’m not impressed with the line up.

  • Jackie Smith

    I have been reading DC’s books for many years. So far, I am not too impressed with the Rebirth that DC has been doing, with the exception of The Flash, and Superman. It just seems as DC is flooding the market with junk, being written and drawn by sub-par talent. I certainly hope DC makes some much needed changes. Also, Marvel charges to much for their books which is also a lot of weak so-called talent. Comics have really changed since the 80’s.

    • Wisdom✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵃᶜᶜᵒᵘᶰᵗ

      Agreed !! Only ones I like are The Flash, Superman and I was enjoying Batman & Detective and then all of the sudden, they flipped that on it’s head

    • Lord of Gryphons

      Hell, they’ve really changed since the 70s.

  • JimMack

    Well…. Rebirth couldn’t hold out forever.

    Did DC watch Marvel put Deadpool on the Avengers and say, “Damn. Alright guys, that’s the trend. We need a mercenary known for humor and regenerative abilities on our All-Star team!” Now they’re going to be looking for a ragged anti-heroic time traveler to team him up with.

    This was their chance to reinvigorate the League with some of their peppier members. I’m not sure why they put Lobo of all people on it. Nothing says heroic and legacy like putting a killer with a hookblade on the team.

    Ray, Vixen, Atom? Good calls. Frost? Okay, maybe there’s some sort of redemption thing going on. I can live with it as long as she is seeking a heroic future. But I just can’t see past Lobo on this one.

    Though, are they going to continue to call Snow as “Killer Frost?” If so, then bad move.

  • Glenn Mayo

    Ugh. I love Lobo, but he should be a villain, NOT a hero, and certainly not on the JLA. I mean, it just makes NO sense.

    • Who?? Sheriff Lobo??

    • meachy

      Wasn’t there a young Lobo that was a hero like forever in young justice.

      • Glenn Mayo

        There was. His name was Lil’ Lobo, and even then, he was NO hero.

    • David Shifflett

      DC comics competition Marvel, has had several iconic villains like The Hellfire Club’s Emma Frost (the White Queen) convert to the hero’s side, but certain characters such as Lobo go to the good side? that would be like having the Joker finally give up on his evil shenannigans for good..yeahhhh right *PSYCHEeee*

  • Ivan Jimenez

    Lets hope Lobo is as powered up as Superman!

  • Ivan Jimenez

    Lets hope Lobo has his blood duplication abilities back!

  • Akai Seigo

    Lobo’s appearance as a JLeaguer will last in just one issue like what he did in the JL animated series.He wouldn’t make the cut.

  • cemego

    Wow. The DC universe is really abandoning Green Lanterns at every turn. Its sad.

    • Captain Deadpool

      I think it’s because they stopped using good writers on GL since Blackest Night #1

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  • Adam

    Another B-League incarnation of the Justice League. If the JL doesn’t have Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman & some combination of Flash, GL, Aquaman, & Martian Manhunter, then it ain’t the real JL… (Yes, I’m well aware that the very 1st incarnation didn’t include Superman or Batman…).

  • seetee

    why do they even add on the “of america” lol, it just makes it so much more cornier and the scope of the justice league so much more narrow

  • Reginald D. Mills

    I want my J’onn, Hawkman, and Green Arrow in the new JLA. Adding these three would make it a true Justice League of America Book. Ollie really should be leading this team in the place of Batman.

    • Dale C Twigg

      Shazam should be the heavy hitter who replaces Supes.

  • Tony English

    Shouldn’t The Flash be in there?

  • ohioborn30

    I never thought of lobo as a hero. Some villains or anti heroes should stay bad. about the only to for me personally who could be a hero and or a an anti hero are black Adam and Cat man.

  • Adam Townes

    Seems like an answer to the current Uncanny X-Men.

  • Timothy Reeley

    What is going on? What about the originals? Quite being like x-men and marvel. We already have that. Flash, Green Lantern, Robin where are you? Is there going to be a legion of doom?

  • Captain USA

    There was a time when comic books knocked the establishment. DC should change their name to PC. Marvel too.

  • uatu13

    Wow, that is one boring-ass lineup.

  • SDH

    I never liked Lobo since his first appearance back in the day. He’s a lame fluff/attitude character, like something early Image Comics creators would have cooked up.

  • Robinlock

    Fail

  • Michael Grooms

    That’s a Justice League that would get beat down by the Teen Titans.

  • AngelsfanSean

    Bats and Black Canary are of course awesome. and I for the most part like Killer Frost

    never been a huge fan of Vixen, Atom is a pretty useless character, and I dont know enough about Lobo or the fire dude to say whether I like them or not

  • pickin_grinnin

    I love Lobo, but this is ridiculous. Looks like I won’t be watching that movie after all.

  • Tye Dye

    In Brightest Day, In Darkest Night
    A Justice League without a Lantern’s light
    Let Those That Think That This Is Alright
    Feel The Pain of Fallen Sales Plight

  • TashaG

    They are hoping that Lobo will be DC’s Wolverine and bring in the boy readers who think that anti heroes are Kewl