July 6, 2016: Bryan Hitch on New Villains for “Justice League”

In a new DC All Access video, writer Bryan Hitch talks about “Justice League: Rebirth #1” and the new villains the world’s greatest superheroes will be facing in the new series.

Hitch also discusses Superman’s role in the Justice League…

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Kel
Member

Always liked Bryan Hitch’s art. Darn shame DC won’t let him draw the proper Superman and Batman suits with the trunks, but they look great from the waist up.

Even Flash looks pretty good, but he needs to ditch that awful chin strap and superfluous spaghetti puzzle lightning all over his suit already…

Need Martian Manhunter there instead of Cyborg (or at least in addition to him), but bring on the new villains! Can’t wait to see what they come up with…

Adekis
Member

I’ve got to admit that this sounds pretty awesome!

All new villains! Bruce doesn’t trust this strange new Superman!

I’m looking forward to it! Though also, I should pick up JLA. I never actually read that before but now I want to buy as much material with post-Flashpoint Superman as I can because, well- there won’t be any more.

NeoRanger
Member

Man, that’s gotta be killing the guy, considering Batman was his best friend before Flashpoint. Especially seeing how, though not known to him yet, this is indeed “his” Batman and not just another version.

Kal-Elvis
Member

JL Rebirh was interesting. Pretty good, overall – though I don’t really think he’d wait that long to act now that he’s acting in an official capacity as this world’s Superman. If I was trying to make Scotty V’s point about his concerns with post-Rebirth, this would be exhibit A.

Hopefully DC doesn’t stay on this track long, or corrects – because that runs counter to what I felt Dan Jurgens was setting up in his books.

lcmcbain
Member

Very much agree Kal-Elvis. I didn’t think it jibed with the characterization by Jurgens to have Clark waffle on whether to help the League or not. It shouldn’t have needed a Lois pep talk in that instance. I thought that part was poorly written.

Adekis
Member
Unfortunately, I think it’s very in character for a Superman who avoided action for the whole post-Flashpoint, pre-Rebirth period to continue to waffle a bit. He may have made the impulsive decision to go public like the old days when he saw the counterpart of his old nemesis Luthor try to declare himself “Superman”, but he’s still ten years out of practice. Also, this is a Superman who waited until he was almost thirty to go public in his homeworld trying to take the place of a Superman who went public before he was twenty-five. I’m sure he just wants… Read more »
Kal-Elvis
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Well, yes and no… it’s true that he avoided anything major, publicly, but in the “Superman: Lois & Clark” we see his makeshift fortress is filled with things, signifying adventures he’s had (and references to things we haven’t seen, such as the people trapped in “limbo” that he’s trying to find a way to save). So it’s not like he sat on his hands for 10 years. In some ways, being out in the open would be freeing. And I’m not saying he shouldn’t waffle at all.. just not in the way that he was shown to. Clark and Lois… Read more »
liheibao
Member

1) Please stop making connections involving continuity, especially that which is still warm ;)

2) He waited until he was almost 30? The last origin for Superman had him adventuring as Superboy. I doubt that continuity will carry over, but it would be a great point of reference for training Jon. . .so it will never happen.

MattComics
Member

I guess in some ways it’s a fine line between portraying Superman as confident as we know and enjoy him to be while still being able to create some dramatic tension that has the character make a decision. But I would agree with Kal-Elvis that the sight of the League in serious trouble should be kind of a no-brainer especially when Clark has already made the decision to go public.

MattComics
Member

“Bruce doesn’t trust this strange new Superman!”

Ugh. I’ve had enough of Batman being mistrustful of Superman to last several lifetimes. Friend them up already.

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