As we all know by now, if you wait long enough, everything will come back into fashion and be revived in some way or another. Take the Justice League Detroit, for example; long the butt of many jokes and the subject of much scorn amongst DC Comics fans, the mid-1980s reboot of the JLA is currently undergoing a renaissance of sorts across a number of New 52 books.
The most obvious is, of course, Justice League of America, the high-profile new series by Geoff Johns and David Finch that has added Vibe to its roster – but the Vibe solo title has fellow JLDetroit members Dale Gunn and Gypsy in it, as well (The latter potentially playing a very important role in the DCU if the tease in #2 is anything to go by). Meanwhile, Vixen – the one Detroit Leaguer who remained in the big time after the team imploded, thanks to a role in the Suicide Squad and later return to the League during the Dwayne McDuffie era – shows up in this week’s Justice League in a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it cameo, and even Steel has been mentioned as existing over in James Robinson’s Earth 2 (as “Captain Steel”).
Everything old is new again, it seems – But if the Detroit League can make a comeback, who’s next? Should we start combing the Marvel NOW titles for signs of a Team America guest shot?