Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Batman #9 Preview!

Earth-2/Justice Society Unconfirmed Cast

Wildcat-Ted Grant-Unconfirmed Character/Soon-to-be-Active
Ted Grant, in the pre-New 52 Universe, was always a member of the "Big 3" for the JSA (alongside Jay Garrick & Alan Scott). He helped shape the next generation of heroes by training them in boxing, as he was the world champion for a long time. It is very likely that Ted will be making an appearance and likely joining the Justice Society when the team is formed. He will likely be the World Champion in boxing when he introduced to the story. Neither he nor his son have been seen in the New 52.

Dr. Fate-Hector Hall-Unconfirmed Character/Soon-to-be-Active
Hector Hall was also one of the original JSA-ers back in the 1940s.  He is the person in charge of the Fate helmet which is one of, if not, the most powerful mystical weapons of all time. It would also be a good way to tie into something that happens with the Trinity of Sin on Earth-1(? Prime?). He is also one of my favorite Earth-2 characters and I really hope for him to be in there.

 Hourman-Rex Tyler or Rick Tyler-Referenced but Unconfirmed/Soon-to-be-Active
The only type of confirmation we've seen about either Rex or Rick Tyler is Joan (Jay Garrick's ex-girlfriend) mentioning her job in Los Angeles at Tyler-Chem. Obviously this is an easy way to keep Joan in the series and introduce Rex/Rick into the series. Very simple and very obvious. Kind of like Alan Scott's referencing his trip to China. 

Wonder Girl/Wonder Woman/(Just plain old) Donna Troy-Donna Troy-Unconfirmed, but hinted/Soon-to-be-Active
The only possible hint that we've gotten that she may be a character in the series is James Robinson stating that Diana wasn't ACTUALLY the last Amazon and that we will see more Amazons soon. Hopefully, we can get Donna Troy back. And if we can get Donna back, Wally West and Stephanie Brown can't be far behind, right!?

There are several other ones, but these are the main characters that I definitely want to see coming from this series.

Green Lantern #9 Preview!

Earth-2/Justice Society Cast

In the first issue of Earth-2, Superman is KIA fighting parademons while buying Batman time to finally win the war against Apokolips. He is seemingly blown up by a boom tube.
Wonder Woman-Diana-DECEASED
Alongside Superman, Wonder Woman also died at the hands of Darkseid’s soldiers, except she was killed more personally than Superman. She was killed by Steppenwolf. Her powers are apparently based from the Roman, rather than the Greek, Gods.
He died winning the war against Apokolips by blowing up the towers and destroying the parademons along with them. His daughter is Helena Wayne (aka Robin/Huntress), and he also has a Dick Grayson-esque look, but we definitely know that Bruce was Batman. 

The Flash-Jay Garrick-Soon-to-be-Active
Jay is a 21-year-old who just graduated from college, but his girlfriend left him to move to Los Angeles to work at Tyler-Chem (See: Rex Tyler aka Hourman). He has been claimed to be an “everyman” and the narrator of the series as a whole. We will see the stories through his eyes. His powers of super-speed will be coming from the Roman God, Mercury, tying his origin into Wonder Woman’s history.

Green Lantern-Alan Scott-Soon-to-be-Active
Alan seems to be doing very well for himself, seeing as he is a CEO of a seemingly-major corporation. He is on his way to China as of #1, which is, in his Pre-New 52 origin, where he attained his GL lantern and ring. He has been described at the “Superman” of the modern E-2 stories as the leader and most heroic of the group. Although the cover to #3 does show him burning alive. Not a good start.

Hawkgirl-Kendra Saunders-Soon-to-be-Active
We do not know anything about Kendra other than what her outfit will look like and the fact that she will seemingly tote dual pistols with her. She seems to be of Native American nationality by the fact that there are beads in her hair and that her hawk outfit has taken on much similarities to a real hawk and the facial paint on her cheeks. But we do know that she, since Batman’s death, is going to become the World’s Greatest Detective.

The Atom-Sgt. Al Pratt-Soon-to-be-Active
All we know about Al thusfar is that he was in the first issue as part of a military squad delivering the “back-up-plan” in case Batman’s plan didn’t work. He is extremely short. But beyond that, we do not know anything about the manner of his powers (or if he will even have any) and what he has been doing for the 5 years since Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman won the Apokolips War.

Mr. Terrific-Michael Holt-Active
The only thing that I know about the New 52 Mr. Terrific is that he is from the “Main” Earth and in the last panel of his final issue, he was sucked into a portal, seemingly into the Multiverse. He has been confirmed to be on Earth-Two now so we'll find out how he is going to fit in soon enough!

Now that's it for the confirmed cast of Earth-2 by either image or solicit. I'll post a series of unconfirmed characters and why it is likely that they will be in the series soon.