"Everything hs changed. ‘Dark’ entertainment now looks like hysterical, adolescent, ‘Zibarro’ crap." - Morrison, 2008.
How long has MERA been that powerful ?
I wonder what kind of ramifications Arthur will face?
"My name is Blink. Who do you THINK is faster?"
I am Apocalypse! Look upon the future and tremble!
I am as far beyond Mutants as they are beyond you. I am eternal.
Evil? I am not malevolent, I simply am!
A part of me is actually hoping that the Flash does not show up. I think this crossover could benefit from having fewer characters.
But then, with this and The Grid coming up, it looks like we're going to be getting more stories focussed on members of the League rather than necessarily every issue featuring everyone. Which I could live with. Be a good way to support a larger roster in the long term as well, with Shazam (at least) joining and (hopefully) Hal's eventual return.
Plus, if it bothered me that much, at least Flash will be in H'el on Earth over in the Super Titles later in the month!
I have to admit, I'm intrigued by the subplot about Arthur and his relationship with Atlantis. I may have to keep this book on my pull list indefinitely.
Re contingency plans, the concept of having them is fine--but, as I said above, it's the content of those plans which makes them morally good or bad. I have nothing against contingency plans.