All Female Justice League Roster
Time for me to get in on benito-cereno's tumblr challenge of creating an all-female Justice League. One limitation to my selections: I can only choose characters that I've already made out of paper. Luckily, my son sees no reason to limit his gender diversity when choosing characters for me to make for him, so I had around 20 to pick from. But there are characters, like Vixen, Big Barda, Mera, etc that would've warranted consideration but couldn't because they haven't been picked (yet).
That said, I think this is a pretty solid roster that would lead to a fun dynamic were it an actual group.
If you’re doing an all female Justice League without Wonder Woman, you’re just plain doing it wrong. Everything would start with her at the top. Inspiring everyone, creating a real sisterhood, and making sure that all the asses that need to be kicked will be. Maybe she starts the team after tiring of some macho bullshit with the other Justice League.
Black Canary would be the co-leader of the team, although I imagine this would be more of a consensus-lead group, rather than a traditional leadership structure. If you’re going to do a female book, then it’s a mistake to show that they can do it just like the guys. You want to show them doing it differently. In some cases, better.
Which is where I think the exciting part of a team like this would come. Zatanna and Huntress shore up the veteran half of the team, which would be set up as a true mentorship for the others. So that’s why I went young for the rest of the roster, with Supergirl, Mary Marvel, and Stargirl actively learning what it means to be a hero and a woman from the other four. Diana’s the mom, Dinah the cool aunt, Zatanna and Helena the big sisters, with Helena being the cooler, detached older sister that is less interested in this mentoring stuff.
Which would set up a great dynamic the first time she and Mary are stuck together, with Mary stuck in her Batson identity for some reason. It’d bring out a previously undeveloped protective streak in Huntress, much in the way Wolverine gets with… basically every young X-Men to join the team since Kitty Pryde. So after Huntress gets on board as a mentor, maybe we add an eighth member, porting Young Justice's Artemis into this universe and on the team.
Kara and Courtney would be the best friends that get into lots of fun adventures together, a la the SBFFs or Blue Beetle and Booster Gold. They’d bring the comedy, along with Mary desperately trying to fit in with the older girls but not quite succeeding in really fun and cute ways. Eventually, the young trio would earn their stripes, saving the team and the world some time when the four veterans are taken down.
So, you know, that sort of thing. I’d read it. You?