This episode was awesome. My favorite of the series, really exciting and you can tell this whole season is going to be awesome.
Hope to see more of Batgirl and Wonder Girl, and I also hope to see Bette turn up since we've already met her.
Read about the greatest series ever, Alpha Flight...from the beginning!
Fanboy (il)logic: If a character who is not a "classic" Justice Leaguer or Avenger gets any panel time whatsoever, he/she is being "shoved down our throats".
I think the worst case by far, is Rocket. Based on her screen time, I don't really don't feel she has much in the way of a voice and frankly, nothing about her stands out. She flies, shoots energy blasts and force fields.
Now, having said that, given what I know of her via comics, I think she'd be an excellent member, that offered great contrast with the team.
Unlike the other members, she convinced her partner to start fighting time. They started together as a team, so unlike the others she was never in his shadow and they have roughly the same experience. In addition, Rocket is easily the most 'normal' member of the team. Her parents aren't villains, her uncle isn't a hero, her father doesn't know magic, she didn't grow up underwater, etc.
Given what I know of her from the comics, I think it's an easy to see what she brings to the team.
But given what I've seen in the show itself? Not so much.
If Aqualad has became a villain and taken up his father's mantle by taking on his armour, I really wonder, what drove him to that? He was team leader, then second in command, he appeared devoted to his king and happy in his role despite the problems that came with it like losing Tula to Garth. Unless someone let Tula die due to complacency or arrogance or Rocket was pro-choice and went to a clinic, I am having a tough time figuring out exactly what would be potent enough to cause him to leave the team and become a bad guy knowing exactly what they were capable of and what he fought against in season 1.
Well seeing as how apparently was abducted 6 years ago and the JLA still haven't found him, if he's not went bad he should certainly have a legitimate grudge. They let a minor be abducted and cloned then didn't even bother to look for him for 5 years? If nothing else, he should have a raging mad on for Green Arrow for letting him get kidnapped, let alone leaving him high and dry for 6 whole years.
Has there actually been official confirmation that the time-skip represents the new permanent status quo? Because if not, I'd be beyond shocked if it didn't turn out to be a temporary shift to resolves The Light storyline, that ends up with a trip back in time to prevent/undo whatever those 6 Leaguers did to instigate the invasion, thus returning us to the previously established status quo.
Last edited by kalorama; 04-29-2012 at 03:44 PM.