Why? What does he have to offer over the current all-star line-up? A strong liberal opinion and a hatred for internet celebrities?
I just glanced through the current titles of the New 52 to find someone other than Green Arrow that could join the Justice League and it's slim pickings. A bunch of vigilante types. Some aliens. A few non-heroes. And some other Batpeople.
It's time for Numbers Fun with the Justice League! How did they come up with the odds of 1 in 1000? Flash states the more people Cyborg takes with him, the higher the strain. This would seem to indicate a lesser chance for a malfunction given less people in the Boom, dropping to zero percent chance when just Cyborg travels. So I'd guess that 1 in 1000 indicates the odds when Booming seven people. But they've only accidentally Boomed to Apokolips twice. Which means they don't have a good amount of data to have determined that the odds are 1 out of 1000. If they determined 1 out of every 1000 jumps is a malfunction based on the 2nd time they ended up on Apokolips, let's say it was exactly that. 2000 Booms; 2 trips to Apokolips. But now it's been 3056 Booms; 2 trips to Apokolips. So now the odds are 1 in every 1528 Booms! Besides, they aren't technically overdue. If the odds truly are 1 in 1000, every trip has those odds regardless of past precedent.
I admit it. I laughed.
More of the New 52 need more of that kind of exchange. The Justice League has made me laugh twice now. That's a pretty impressive feat!
One week later, the Justice League are battling a whole slew of Talons aboard an ARGUS plane leaving Gotham. Batman is dealing with Talons of his own so he's only talking to the team over the phone. Probably over a hands-free device. Probably a Bat-hands-free device! The Justice League have busted into the ARGUS plane mid-flight to stop the undead Talons.
As they're battling, Green Arrow's arrows start flying! He intercepted their message and got on the plane before it took off. Once again, the cool kids tell him he isn't wanted and leave him in the middle of nowhere after the fight is over.
Green Arrow tries one more time and they just brush him off. But this time he's intercepted by Steve Trevor who makes Green Arrow a deal. He can use his social conscience to help out another team dealing with the political and corporate world. Sounds like he might be offering him a place on Justice League International.
Back on the Justice League Satellite, the team consider the possibility of enlisting new members at some point. But Batman is adamant against it because of the last time they brought a new member on board the satellite.
So Martian Manhunter was a part of the League at some point. He probably infiltrated it on behalf of Stormwatch to keep an eye on the new upstarts on the block.
The Shazam back-up story has Billy moving in to his new home with his five other new brothers and sisters. These are the kids that made up the Marvel Family in Flashpoint. So it looks like Shazam will be the whole group of them and maybe Billy Batson will continue to be Captain Marvel and not Shazam like I was hoping. Or maybe they'll all just continue to go by their normal names even when Shazammed out.
In the story, Billy is still a dick but you get to see him at least feel a bit sorry for making one of his new sisters cry. And Mary is in total control. And the others are the others. Still no sign of Magic Lightning or Gods.
Justice League Issue #8 Rating: +2 Ranking. I'm really starting to like a number of things about this comic. So far the only real fight showcased was against Darkseid and that lasted way too many issues. But since then, Johns has been concentrating on the other things that go into being a member of the Justice League and less on the battles. I like that style (and I know it won't last. Another big fight crisis will be up soon) since this team really can take down nearly any threat with no problem; there's no need to show every punch. And I like the humor. Humor that is actual humor and not throw away lines of repartee when fighting. It's looking to me like the Darkseid story will probably end up being the weakest point of the book!