What about the team itself? The cover of your first issue features Wonder Girl, Blue Beetle, Bombshell, Static, Miss Martian and Aquagirl. Will this be your lineup moving forward?
Some characters will come, other will go, a villain will go on a terror, blah, blah, blah. What I can tell you is that this is absolutely the line up for issues #75 and #76. Sorta.
Share a few thoughts about what you love about each of the members, or what you’re learning to love about them as your sink your teeth into this project.
What I love about the characters has as much to do with them as pieces of a whole as it does about them individually. In other words, each of them represents an opportunity to tell great stories by exploiting the complimentary attributes of each, good and bad.
I love Bombshell because she still feels like an outsider who has the ability to mix it up, and because some problems and like yours truly, she’s got attitude issues.
I love Wonder Girl because she has no idea how amazing she is and therefore is having this crisis of confidence, but still has to lead and make decisions that will change the team forever.
I have a soft spot for Blue Beetle because he comes from a background that made him have to be tough to survive way before he had to be tough to fight crime. I’m really looking forward to re-examining who he is and the challenges and pain, literally, of living in his skin.
Static is special because he’s the male version of me – Pasadena, California as my Dakota. I was this kid growing up, except for the whole big bang explosion-turns-you-into-a-super-hero-ability-to-harness-electromagnetism part.
Aqua Girl and Miss Martian are also cool because they represent some additional serious girl power. And present opportunities for romance not with each other, of course.