I just finished reading the collected Blackest Night hardcover edition and really loved the entire story from beginning to end. Death has been a revolving door in the DC Universe and it feels like this is finally addressed, at least for now. But the more I was reading this story, the more I just realized that certain pieces were falling into place concerning the Justice League. Is it possible that the original seven will eventually reform the Justice League? I pose this question because of the players involved.

Infinite Crisis re-established that Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman, Green Lantern (Hal Jordan), Flash (Barry Allen), Aquaman, and Martian Manhunter are the original seven who formed the Justice League of America. At some point, every single one of these heroes have died and returned, some more than others. Don’t believe me. Take a look at the running stats.

Superman—died at the hands of Doomsday (Superman); killed during the Obsidian Age (JLA)
Wonder Woman—killed by demons (Wonder Woman); killed during the Obsidian Age (JLA)
Batman—killed during the Obsidian Age (JLA)
Flash (Barry Allen)—died saving the world (Crisis on Infinite Earths)
Green Lantern (Hal Jordan)—died reigniting the sun (Final Night)
Aquaman—died saving Atlantis (Aquaman)
Martian Manhunter—killed during the Obsidian Age (JLA); killed by Libra (Final Night)

As you can see everyone has tasted death and returned, even Batman. Now all the players seem to be back in place for a resurrected Justice League of America revival, in the same vein that Grant Morrison did with JLA. The difference this time is having the original members back in play. Once Bruce Wayne returns from his jaunt through time, can this possibly in the works? Considering how DC Comics is pushing Green Lantern to super stardom and hopefully the start of a new DC movie continuity, it would be in DC’s best interest to put all their eggs in the basket again with the original Big Seven in the Justice League.

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