The costume isn’t super accurate, we don’t really weigh the part, and my god was my wig awful. But man was this fun.
Also, everyone should see how awesome these two are. I love booster and beetle combos, because they are so rare, and no matter what, they are always having the best time at cons.
I’m not sure if it was her sexuality that got kept her out of TV adaptations, but it is annoying to see that the straight POC legacy heroes (the Atom, Firestorm, and Blue Beetle) got to have big roles on the show, and yet when it came to the Question the writers decided to use the “iconic” version…
I’m not 100% certain myself on why Renee’s been left out of things, honestly. I know they were going to use her in the Batman movies but the character was written to be more of a bad cop which is distinctly not Renee so that was changed.
I can’t help but wonder if it’s because they’re afraid of confusion or something, since she was in B:tAS. Either way, there’s really no excuse.
I think Maggie Sawyer shows up in Smallville, though, so that’s at least one case where sexuality didn’t matter (though idk if her homosexuality was established there or not, since I haven’t seen any eps with her in it and idk if Smallville even counts really).
I’d love to see her and Kate get more exposure, but I don’t know if that will ever happen anywhere outside of the comics.
Maggie was only in like… 4 episodes, and I had to look her up because I honestly couldn’t recall who she was within Smallville. Probably the most noteworthy thing she did was bust a strip club for having minors in it (ie, Clark and Chloe). Jeph Loeb said they needed a strong female police officer, so the cop was named Maggie Sawyer as a shout out to fans. He also said she could have become a more important character but… she obviously didn’t.
I wouldn’t really count a lot of Smallville’s cameos. I mean, some minor characters get their own episodes like Maxwell Lord or Amanda Waller did, and some just get name-changed clones like Huntress and Poison Ivy did, but a great huge swath of them would probably go over most people’s heads. Half the time you don’t even know if a character is a throw-away OC or a throw-away comics character, because a good chunk of the time you don’t even catch their names. Particularly in the later seasons, too, Smallville had a bad habit of introducing ~important~ characters without really explaining who they are, almost assuming readers are familiar with the comics. Worst examples are their use of the Legion and Checkmate and stuff like that.
There’s going to be a Avengers Academy-ish Justice League book with Wally West training a group of young heroes.
Ray Palmer, Ted Kord and Vic Sage no longer exist, making Ryan Choi, Jaime Reyes and Renee Montoya the sole Atom, Blue Beetle and Question respectively.
Bleeding Cool confirmed all of it to be false.