I just read "DCUniverse: Legacies" #3 (SPOILER ALERT IS ON) where they spotlight the beginning of the heroes that found the Justice League. Not only are Superman and Batman once again original members, after years of saying Batman joined after Green Arrow and Superman was too busy to join (though he seemed to be there at every major event), but Wonder Woman is now again back as a JLA founder. After twenty-five years, or three generations of comic readers, of saying WW arrived in Man's World years after the JLA was formed and Wally West was the Flash, that she was a new, different character and that she had no connection with the League whatsoever, she is now back where she started.
Now I consider this a good thing, a return to a reality I know well, much like there being a Superboy in the Legion. The JLA is DC's foremost team. It deserves to have Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman acknowledged as its foundation.However this return to a more Earth-One-like continuity does lead to some questions.
What is Black Canary's place in JLA history? She joined originally as an older Earth-Two character to be the "girl" on the team. That can't be true now. If they show Silver Age-ish stories or flashbacks with both as members at the same time, that's not right either. In "Identity Crisis", when they show the Satellite-era JLA, WW is NOT depicted, even though she had rejoined the team long before Zatanna was inducted.
As the years passed, WW as a relatively recent figure was surplanted by WW as one of the Big Three. She was even shown as a mentor to Wonder Girl (Donna Troy) again, which further twisted her convoluted backstory. By the time of Morrison's "JLA", WW was a major player in the team and was treated as if she always was!
Another hero this could effect is Hawkman. I know, I know. Like he needs more alteration to his history. But, if WW who got restarted in 1986, is now established as a JLAer, why not the Post-Crisis Katar Hol who arrived on Earth in 1987? Or will the original Carter Hall still be a member, which never really sat well with me anyway? He looked different from the E-1 Hawkman but will they include Katar as part of the back-to-basics approach?
Again, I like this change. I just hope it doesn't create more problems that we'll need another crossover event to fix!
BTW and off this thought completely, I read "Secret Warriors" #17 and found out that (SPOILER ALERT) former Howling Commandos Dino Manelli and Pinky Pinkerton had passed away. Were these actually depicted or just part of the narrative to show that it's been 65 years since the end of WWII?