So, I like this post enough that I just kinda want to talk about it some more, even if it’s just to myself.
The Benito Cereno Challenge: an all-female Justice League.
Barda : Leader. Big Barda has shown up on a lot of people’s JL rosters because she is an awesome character. Boom Tubes, Mega-rods, the spirit of Roz Kirby, yes.
Isis : Goddess. Isis recently made her entrance into the DCU, but my associations with her are from the Shazam/Isis Power Hour. Since my memories of her are about 40 years old, it made sense to make her older. Also, the Ancient Egyptian Mother-Goddess thing.
The Bride : Monster. Every collection of good guys needs someone scary, for texture. I don’t know much about The Bride from the comics, but I like her look. Four arms, red leather, too many weapons.
Professor Light : Genius. Like Isis, Light is older both because my memories of her are old (JLI back in the Eighties), and because it makes sense for an established Professor of Astronomy to not be in her early twenties. A little shift in her name, and some not-really-seen-here changes to her costume to separate her from the male Dr. Light, who has been permanently icked up.
Liberty Belle : Soldier. An established favorite of mine. This Liberty Belle served in WW’s I & II. Maybe she’s time-displaced, or immortal, or a hologram, or I don’t know. She carries around a 300-lb. brass bell, which she uses in combat.
Lady Luck : Detective. Is this character is in the DC stable or the public domain? I love all the Golden Age dame detectives who wore color-coordinated evening dresses and masks when fighting crime. Of them all, Lady Luck has the distinction of being created by Will Eisner. She does not have luck powers. She will never have luck powers.
Lori Lemaris : Ambassador. This is the biggest visual departure from the established comics character. Maybe she has red hair and a Fifties ‘do when she’s on dry land? I needed a psychic and a non-combatant, and Lori brings a lot of bonus color with her. I imagine her powers as going beyond telepathy—more of a broad spectrum of awareness about both her environment and the people in it. She was absolutely Superman’s college girlfriend.