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This Just Happened: Meet the Candidates

This Just Happened: Meet the Candidates

By Alex Nagorski Friday, March 22nd, 2013

SPOILER ALERT: If you have not read JUSTICE LEAGUE #18 and do not wish to know what happens, stop reading this post now (major spoilers ahead!)

You may have already read our “This Just Happened” post about WONDER WOMAN #18 earlier today, but with so many exciting things happening in the DC Universe this week, we couldn’t resist adding a bonus installment of this column today!

From the creative team of writer Geoff Johns and artists Jesus Saiz and Gary Frank, JUSTICE LEAGUE #18 sees the team make the difficult decision to expand their ranks after the shocking events of “Throne of Atlantis.”

Upon the team’s decision, Cyborg uses The Grid, a new database with information on nearly every super-human on the planet, to contact the heroes and heroines that they see potential in. Each candidate is then invited to The Watchtower for an informal try out.

Here’s a brief “Who’s Who” of the candidates vying to be a part of the Justice League:

Black Canary: The leader and a founding member of the Birds of Prey, this super powered heroine has the ability to produce a high-pitched sonic scream.

Black Lightning: Operating as a high school teacher by day and a hero by night, he has the ability to generate unlimited amounts of electricity from his body and use it to his advantage.

Blue Devil: After an encounter with a demon, this stuntman and special effects genius is stuck in actual demon skin, causing him to have the appearance and powers of a real demon.

Element Woman: Thrilled to just be in the same room as the League, she has the ability to transform her body into any element.

Firestorm: Two high school boys who must put their differences aside and work together to function as a powerful hero who can control fire and has the ability to alter the atomic structure of objects.

Goldrush: After winning her powers from her divorce, she can turn her skin into gold and has decided to take on the new hobby of being a superhero.

Nightwing: Formerly known as Batman’s sidekick Robin, Dick Grayson stepped out of his mentor’s shadow and has become a hero in his own right.

Platinum: An AI created by Dr. William Magnus, she is designed to mimic the properties of platinum.

Vixen: The tenacious carrier of a magical totem that gives her the ability to mimic animals.

Zatanna: Working as a stage performer and a former member of the Justice League Dark, this powerful enchantress casts spells by speaking backwards.

Take a look at the first meeting between the Justice League and all of their new candidates. Who will they choose? And how will they affect the team in the future? Place your bets in the comments section below, and find out what happens next by reading the rest of JUSTICE LEAGUE #18, in stores now!