Friday, April 6, 2012
Cyborg joining the JLA in the new DCU is an interesting development. There is definitely precedent for it, as he was featured with them on the final season of Super Friends back in the 80's. He certainly is powerful enough and definitely lends a unique skill set to the rest of the team. Still, it's another nail in the coffin of the classic New Teen Titans line-up. Cyborg, Starfire, Changeling, Raven, Donna Troy and the rest of the team never worked as well as they did when they were teamed together, and once they got scattered around to separate titles they never seemed to shine as bright. Cyborg joining DC's flagship title looks to break that cycle, I only hope the rest of those characters find as much success... or better yet, get back together! They could learn a lesson from The Fantastic Four - cast changes are fun for a story line or two, but it's always good to get the original team back together again.