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JUSTICE LEAGUE #16 Spoilers - New Members Added to Roster

They've only had seven members for five years. The time has come to add more.

A strange development in the New 52 is the fact that the Justice League has kept a lock on their roster. Since the attack by Darkseid, the team has been Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Flash, Green Lantern and Cyborg. We've seen Green Arrow do his best to get the team to let him join but they were pretty adamant about not letting him join. We also saw a flashback that they tried to recruit Martian Manhunter but that encounter went poorly.

With Throne of Atlantis, the team has found themselves at the mercy of Ocean Master and his Atlantean army. Cyborg saw no choice. They apparently had a list of candidates but he felt forced to open the ranks.

Be warned, this will spoil the final page of this week's JUSTICE LEAGUE #16. You do need to see the events that lead up to this (along with the Shazam back up).

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Some of these make sense. Green Arrow has been working with Steve Trevor and we know he'll be a member in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA. Hawkman will also be in that book. In BATMAN INCORPORATED #1 it was mentioned that Element Man was in the League but we say Element Woman in that final page in the NEW 52 FREE COMIC BOOK DAY issue. Vixen was part of JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL and Zatanna is in JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK. We see that Black Lightning, Shazam, Goldrush, Black Canary and Firestorm will also be joining.

This also tells us that the back ups with Shazam must be happening before the current stories for them to have an idea who he is.

Will these members stay on the team? Will Batman or the others dismiss them after they are no longer needed? We'll have to stay tuned to future issues to see how this affects the team and series.

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Posted By Avenging-X-Bolt

@queenfrost_ said:

Funny, cos I suggested 3 of those people up there in a thread I made a while back and my idea were quickly shot down and dismissed by other members :P

oh get over it already, its been weeks : P

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Posted By queenfrost_

Funny, cos I suggested 3 of those people up there in a thread I made a while back and my idea were quickly shot down and dismissed by other members :P

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Posted By michaelthemighty17

it think this will lead to the trinity war

i think plastic man should join

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Posted By Funrush

This would be perfect if they just added Martian Manhunter.

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Posted By Zeeguy91

@DJBRACHA said:

who is goldrush?

Brand new character.

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Posted By Squalleon

@BigBDawg said:

So, what I wanna know is, anyone who's read Avengers realize the Grid is almost like the Avengers World initiative Steve and Tony did there? I mean, justr for exanding and all. It wasn't planned, but not all sorts of deets given.

Actually i think Johns had the grid in mind before the marvel now,since Free Comic Book Day.

Plus how can you judge what the grid will be exactly when we only saw it in one page :-P

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Posted By BigBDawg

So, what I wanna know is, anyone who's read Avengers realize the Grid is almost like the Avengers World initiative Steve and Tony did there? I mean, justr for exanding and all. It wasn't planned, but not all sorts of deets given.

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Posted By Logan Reilly

The more the merrier

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Posted By sethysquare

wow, this is awesome.

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Posted By DJBRACHA

who is goldrush?

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Edited By moywar700

There's too many characters on the cast .I always thought they should let other people in the JL but they're not on the same level as the core members and the recruits are given another JL title.

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Posted By clemj

@AMP - Seeker of Lost Knowledge: i agree, it's strange... and how about atom?

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Posted By KnightofSteel

Black Canary...about time.

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Posted By Wboy

I just don't know who Element Woman is LOL.

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Posted By Alch21

Theres 2 Grid panels out of scene

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Posted By RedheadedAtrocitus

Batman BETTER dismiss them once they are no longer needed. Well, maybe not Shazam, but the others can definitely go.

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Posted By Zereta

So sad that Booster Gold isn't on the emergency recruitment list. I guess he really still in MIA.

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Posted By gmanfromheck

@mattitude22 said:

i find it interesting that we still have not seen the atom he was teased in the free comic book day issue

He's totally there! You just can't see him. He's too small...

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Posted By AMP - Seeker of Lost Knowledge

GOLDRUSH? Whatever happened to LADY LUCK?

Justice League promo 2011 (Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Aquaman, Cyborg, Deadman, The Atom, Element Woman, Firestorm, Green Arrow Hawkman, LADY LUCK, and MERA)
Justice League promo 2011 (Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Aquaman, Cyborg, Deadman, The Atom, Element Woman, Firestorm, Green Arrow Hawkman, LADY LUCK, and MERA)
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Edited By colonyofcells

Ryan Choi, Deadman, and Mera are all seen in the Trinity War promo image so we know they will be involved with the 3 justice league groups who are fighting each other. Lady Luck is showing up in Phantom Stranger 6 so Lady Luck might also choose a side in the Trinity War. Hopefully, Black Lightning won't have any more lightning power colored black.

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Posted By KnightRise

Maybe the Atom and Deadman will show up too. Look:

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Posted By doordoor123

@UltraBiel said:

Had no idea...An Elemental Woman even existed...

She debuted in Flashpoint. A creation of Jim Lee.

I love her. She is a wack-job. You should check it out.

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Posted By LordOfFate

Happy to see Vixen, Canary and Z. Really happy to see that Vixen is not stuck in limbo like the rest of the JLI.

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Posted By doordoor123

@ReVamp said:

Don't know how I feel. Zee, Hawkman and Green Arrow fit well. Black Lightning is always interesting. But who the hell is Goldrush?

Goldrush is actually a character that Johns talked about a long time ago in an interview either on Newsarama or CBR. Everyone just glossed over it without thinking though.

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Posted By Smart_Dork_Dude

@Stormbox: True. In Justice League he's not too far off from being this

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@IAmTheNick said:

Zatanna is a member of Justice League Dark, Vixen was a member of Justice League International, Black Canary is in Birds of Prey, and Black Lightning was just featured in DC Universe Presents along with Blue Devil. So this is only the New 52 introduction of Element Woman and Goldrush (whoever that is)

I'm pretty sure this one's a new character altogether. Should be interesting to see progress. It reminds of the time during Kelley's run on JLA, in Obsidian Age, when Batman sends spheres out that recruit an all-new Justice League because the regular roster went into the past and one of the spheres goes to this random girl, Faith, who I'd never even heard of before. I looked her up to see if I'd missed her debut somewhere else, but it turns out that was her first appearance.

On a related note, ALRIGHT!!! Now, its shaping up to be like the Justice League that I remember. I've been good with the roster so far, but its good to see them expand and be a little more like the JL that I remember reading and watching on TV during childhood.

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Posted By Avenging-X-Bolt

@AmazingWebHead said:

So, is this supposed to be Justice League International?

no. we already had JLI.

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Posted By BigBDawg

I'm glad for this, but I bet Bruce would be the one to NOT want to let anyone stick around afterward, given his paranoia over what happened with J'onn. And for what we know, the League was responsible, not J'onn.

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Posted By amazing_webhead

So, is this supposed to be Justice League International?

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Posted By Stormbox

@Smart_Dork_Dude said:

@Stormbox said:

Uh that doesnt make much sense, since both justice league and the shazam back-up are being written by the same guy, so i dont see how there could be a different characterization

A man can hope!

Well honestly i dont think your hopes are unfounded since ive been told hal jordan had a mildly mature personality in his own book wheres he acted like a 10 year old who had a sugar overdose in justice league and both by the same writer, so i guess anything goes with johns

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Posted By SmashBrawler

@Captain13 said:

@SmashBrawler said:

@BobFromAccounting said:

@OutlawRenegade: You know who would be an even better Oracle? Oracle.

Word.

She's better as Batgirl. She can hold her own title as Batgirl, but not as Oracle. And since Cyborg is always plugged in, always on, and can always teleport, he should be able to do the job better. It would even make sense for him to be on multiple teams--at least moreso than Batman or Wolverine.

No, she's not better as Batgirl. Barbara was one of the strongest and most important handicapped characters in comic books. Cassandra Cain was a worthy successor that brought something different to the table (I personally never cared for Stephanie). Her new book has only received average reviews and it bored me to tears. She was a much more interesting character to have in the League than this watered-down version of Cyborg.

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Posted By Captain13

@SmashBrawler said:

@BobFromAccounting said:

@OutlawRenegade: You know who would be an even better Oracle? Oracle.

Word.

She's better as Batgirl. She can hold her own title as Batgirl, but not as Oracle. And since Cyborg is always plugged in, always on, and can always teleport, he should be able to do the job better. It would even make sense for him to be on multiple teams--at least moreso than Batman or Wolverine.

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Posted By Captain13

@GothamRed said:

So am I the only one who doesn't have any idea who goldrush is?

No. She's an orginal character who no one knows anything about. My best guess is that she'll be one of the Metal Men.

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I'm really anxious to see how Vixen play's a role in this crossover and the reason why she was chosen, as well as seeing what Shazam's going to do while battling the Atlantean army. It's quite obvious, but I'm thinking he's going to electrocute the heck out of the army with his lightning strikes. Lightning + Water = Not a good mix. I'm thinking that this will be the B-list JL members called upon specifically for these kind of events. More of a backup team to the Justice League original members. The 'Big Seven' to me will always be the Justice League, in my eyes; That's just me though.

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Posted By GothamRed

So am I the only one who doesn't have any idea who goldrush is?

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Posted By Mezmero

Electricity, in his pants. Is Hawkman ever not gritting his teeth?

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@Squalleon: Maybe :) ... when you consider that Batman asked Steve to Shut down the JLI when they were not around.

I wonder if some of these solos will get cancelled soon...

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Posted By ampm1789

@ReVamp: I suspect Goldrush to be a revamped version of the Lady Luck character he mentioned before the beginning of the run. Would be intriguing to see either Green Arrow or Hawkman being the traitor.

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Posted By Squalleon

@drgnx said:

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Why are Hawkman and Green Arrow on both teams? I know bats was on JLI, but meh ...

THEY ARE THE TRAITORS :-P

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Posted By drgnx
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Why are Hawkman and Green Arrow on both teams? I know bats was on JLI, but meh ...

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Posted By kid Apollo

when are they gonna add non-DC (ie- WIldstorm) characters to the JL roster?!?!?

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Edited By bob808

I thought Green Arrow and Hawkman was joining JLA. Also isn't Zatanna in JLD.

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Edited By cacarl

So GA and Hawkman are going to be double agents? (JLA).

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Posted By IAmTheNick

@feargalr said:

Man this issue was so awesome!

So is this the first time any of these characters are being reintroduced to the new 52? I know Hawkman, GA and Firestorm have their own series, not so sure about the rest??

Zatanna is a member of Justice League Dark, Vixen was a member of Justice League International, Black Canary is in Birds of Prey, and Black Lightning was just featured in DC Universe Presents along with Blue Devil. So this is only the New 52 introduction of Element Woman and Goldrush (whoever that is)

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Posted By The Stegman

@Smart_Dork_Dude said:

Okay, they seriously need to to put the ! at the end of Shazam's name?

Yes, one does not simply say Shazam!'s name, you must exclaim it!

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Posted By Matt102255

i find it interesting that we still have not seen the atom he was teased in the free comic book day issue

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Posted By Miss_Garrick

I'm interested in Goldrush. Someone entirely new.

And here's a neat thing! Today is the day James W. Marshall discovered gold at Sutter's Mill. Did DC plan this or is it a wild coincidence?

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Posted By Smart_Dork_Dude

@Stormbox said:

Uh that doesnt make much sense, since both justice league and the shazam back-up are being written by the same guy, so i dont see how there could be a different characterization

A man can hope!

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Posted By wtk1013

This is awsome!!...im most excited for Vixen,Zatanna,and Black Canary!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted By drgnx

@Or35ti said:

@Smart_Dork_Dude said:

Okay, they seriously need to to put the ! at the end of Shazam's name?

I like it! :)

He has too, he gets his attitude from the great God "!" ...

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