WARNING: Spoiler alert for Justice League #59 by Brian Michael Bendis, David Marquez, Tamra Bonvillain & Josh Reed
DC’s best line of defence The Justice League is still picking up itself from the damage of past few year’s chaos. In order to protect an ever-changing multiverse in the wake of Dark Nights: Death Metal team needs to evolve. But to evolve the step they have to take, might not be the best. It can also destroy what they have right now.
Green Arrow argues to broaden the team, have more heads to get a collective worldview. More heroes means more opinion which is both good and bad. Difference of choices makes conflict amongst team which can ruin the League.
In the absence of Wonder Woman, Justice League has been reformed including Green Arrow and Black Canary. Superman supports Green Arrow’s proposal to enlarge the team for opening up their worldview. Black Canary and Aquaman opposes, as the team needs a circle of trust more than anything. That won’t be possible with large number.
But the cover of the issue suggests that Black Adam, Naomi and Hippolyta will join the League. We agree Oliver Queen has good intentions behind his proposal. But we can’t deny the possibilities of downfall. Joshua Williamson and Robson Rocha’s Future State: Justice League is a far more groupuscule having a hard rule against socialising with their teammates outside of their work. It is because, during this era of the Justice League, one of the members betrayed others.
Having access to all their secrets the battle was brutal. It cost a huge number of lives including members of the team. This finished the Justice League as it was and the Hall Of Justice was forgotten for a long period. It’s enough of a warning for the Justice League of the future, for what could happen if you trust too many.
We know from the Future State teaser that Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Martian Manhunter, and Green Arrow will confront the unconfirmed traitor. This possible timeline is shiny that Black Canary and Aquaman were right about keeping within the members. This also states that ultimately Green Arrow’s ideas pushes Justice League towards its doom.
While there is no guarantee that this will be reason behind League’s fall, Oliver’s plan seems destructive. He maybe driving the team towards a great failure. The idea of a large and diverse group is a good one until you face the consequences. To quote Earnest Hemingway “The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.” So we cannot say for sure that what will happen in the future, all we can do is wait and watch.
Whose team are you in? Green Arrow or Black Canary? Let us know in the comments section and stay tuned for more updates.