Batman is without a doubt currently the most popular superhero that DC comics has. How can any Justice League team be complete without his vital influence? The problem though, on a team of amazingly powered superheroes what role does a normal man such a Batman have? That’s why in my Justice League Batman isn’t a hero fighting along side the others, but is instead their Nick Fury-esqe leader. Batman runs the show, deciding on what missions the team will take, how the team will collaborate, and what each member’s role would be.
Nightwing – Dick Grayson
With Batman running the team, he still needs some eyes on the ground. While Batman has trust in practically all of the superheroes in the DC universe, there are none that he knows as closely and as trustable as Dick Grayson, the original Robin. After leaving the batcave to become Nightwing, Dick has proven over and over time and time again that he has what it takes to be JLA material. While Batman leads the team from an Authoritative overmatching position, it is Dick who is the team’s leader on actual missions and during clashes with dastardly villains.
O.M.A.C. – Kevin Kho
Every team needs a heavy hitter, who better than a relatively unknown character who has the strength to tangle with even the toughest villains DC has to offer? Not only would O.M.A.C. fit the team’s dynamic of having an obedient muscle man around, but it also opens the doorway for more “retro” characters to show up in future issues as potential allies or possible villains. I would love to see the Atomic Knights return for the New 52 in all their shining glory.
He’s the king of the ocean. That alone solidifies the JLA’s claim as a force for justice in the world. When the man who rules around 70% of Earth supports your cause, you know you’re on the winning team.
Static Shock – Virgin Hawkins
Every good superhero team needs a member that’s easily relatable. Virgin can be the team’s underdog. The young guy who still makes mistakes now and then but always tries to do the right thing. After the success of his Saturday morning cartoon it’s surprising that we don’t see Virgil that often in comic form. Having him as a member of the JLA could help bring in some new readers to the series.
Krypto the Superdog
Everyone loves pets! Especially super powered ones that can hold their own weight on a team. Krypto could help interest kids into wanting to read the book by having him not only be the likable animal of the team, but also a serious and obedient member as well.
Olliver Kirby is an amazingly independent writer of comics, video games, and other assorted awesomeness. When not writing, he’s working in adapting manga for western audiences.