Okay, all my doubts about another League title coming out are now out the window. This is so freakin' cool! I haven't read another writer that got me onto a book so fast than Orlando. In just the first Midnighter trade alone he had me. Once Supergirl comes to trade I'll try that too, but from the brief experience I've had with his writing I'd say they couldn't have done better.
Plastic Man- I honestly don't know if he's been in the New 52, but from my knowledge of him in the JLA 1997 run he's a great asset that become stronger the longer he's with the team. He's loyal, funny, and can fill can fill in for any blind spots the team will have.
Firestorm- The team's powerhouse. With flight, and matter manipulation, he's a great offensive fighter that can tackle enemies on the ground, in the air, and at long distances.
Green Arrow- The team leader. I haven't read his rebirth comics yet, but one of the things I love about him is he has an unwavering moral system that will propel him to get the job done. I believe that his Justice League would be run similar to Batman's, but Arrow's league would feel more fun, and more like a family. Also, normal guy mentality.
Mr. Miracle- Let's face it, the Justice League is always getting into traps, or impossible situations that leave them stranded or tied up. Who else than Mr Miracle could help them out of all of that? Plus he covers the Fourth world knowledge and other niche things the league could face one day.
Green Lantern- John Stewart. He covers the space area. If anything world shattering or space opera happens he's great to have in your back pocket.
Nightwing- Close ranged fighter, and is basically a Batman that smiles. Agile, smart, and powerful. Plus with his recent stint as a spy in the comics he can be very helpful on covert ops missions.
Well that's my Justice League. I tried making a league as if there were no big seven, and these are some of my favorite characters too.
I would say if DC can stick to their schedule, given the limited amount of tie-ins (currently only Suicide Squad 9-10 and JL 12-13), I would say this is not a big deal. One of the things that people get annoyed about big marvel events is that they cannot stick to a schedule and poor character development leading from one massive event to the next. If the events are kept relatively small, I do not see that happening here. Of course if the events do very well, then DC will likely make them bigger and bigger... slippery slope sort of deal.
Exactly how I feel. I'm going to be cautious going into these mini events, but at the same time I feel like it could easily turn to what Marvel is doing in a few years. Which I hope not. If the events themselves are restrained and focus on a small group of the DCU then I think it could work. Which is what it sounds like they're planning. Another part that has me on the optimistic side is that from the initial start of Rebirth DC has basically said that they mapped out a plan, and that the Rebirth mystery will be unraveled slowly over time. If they were able to plan that, then I feel like they must have made a good effort for making quarterly events make sense. At least I hope.
My bigger concern are the titles that will spin out of these events, like the new JLA. It really worries me to have more than one Justice League title out at a time, just because one would be more influenced by events and not have room to breathe and say this is why they should exist as another League.
I honestly wouldn't know what they would be named, but I love that they don't have their names right off the bat, and they're being treated as their own character rather than a knock off of a bigger one.
On a side note: I still don't know how to feel about Duke's costume. It's so bright.
I'll be cautiously excited for this. I'm hoping the quarterly events wont shake the entire DCU so that it's not mandatory reading, but my biggest worry will be the titles that come out after this event because of this event (i.e. JLA) I'm very nervous having more than one justice league book out at a time. The JLA of the N52 was short and really only added to events. I don't want another one of those, but if they can have a real reason there are multiple leagues then of course I'll give it a try.
That, and I'm really glad that Williamson is doing more with DC. He's a great writer, and DC would be stupid to let him go.