One DC Comics Hero Thinks DC’s New Justice League Is Doomed To Fail

One DC Comics Hero Thinks DC's New Justice League Is Doomed To Fail

Superman has done his best to assemble a new Justice League team, but one of his fellow heroes believes the group is doomed to fail.

Warning! Spoilers for Dark Crisis #1 by DC Comics

Superman’s new Justice League has just arrived, but Black Adam is already calling out the team, as he believes the world needs protectors, not “children.” In Dark Crisis #1 by DC Comics, the survivor of the Death of the Justice League admits he isn’t impressed with Superman’s new Justice League members, as he calls them out as a failure before they even swing into action, telling Jon Kent that he’s not ready to lead the team.

The Death of the Justice League left the Earth without its greatest protectors, as Superman, Wonder Woman, and Batman were ‘killed’ in a fight against Paraiah and the Great Darkness. Without their most important heroes, Jon Kent’s Superman has decided to assemble a new Justice League team, going across the globe to recruit new members. However, building a new roster proved to be more difficult for Superman than he ever could have thought. But, now that he did it, Black Adam is calling the new Justice League out as a failure.


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In Dark Crisis #1 by Joshua Williamson, Daniel Sampere, Alejandro Sanchez, and Tom Napolitano from DC Comics, Superman brings the new members of the Justice League to the Hall of Justice. The team is made up of Supergirl, Blue Beetle (Ted Kord), Blue Beetle (Jaimie Reyes), Dr. Light, Killer Frost, Booster Gold, Robin, Aquaman, Frankenstein, and Harley Quinn. But, despite being proud of his new team, Superman is immediately called out by Black Adam. The antihero points out that certain members can’t be trusted, questions why he chose two Blue Beetles, and tells him that the world needs protectors, “not children.” Black Adam believes the team is a failure already and says Superman is not ready to lead the Justice League.

Justice League Black Adam

Black Adam calling out the team as a failure is harsh, as with the main Justice League gone and several heroes rejecting his offer to join, he didn’t exactly have the pick of the litter when assembling the new roster. He’s making the best of a dark situation. However, Black Adam has fought against and alongside the Justice League and doesn’t see the new members as deserving – which they might not be. But, in the face of a crisis, the world can use all the help it can get, which Black Adam doesn’t seem to understand.

The new Justice League and its members aren’t a failure, because they’re trying to do the impossible and replace the world’s greatest heroes as the Dark Crisis arrives across the DC Universe. Black Adam was being way too harsh to the team, even if his non-confidence in them is rooted in reality. Now, it’s up to Superman and the Justice League to prove Black Adam wrong and show they have what it takes to defend the world without its most powerful heroes.

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