Summary: A reluctant Green Arrow is asked to join the new, expanded Justice League. Not entirely convinced that he's needed, he nonetheless tags along on their first assignment—stopping a runaway nuclear robot in the republic of Chong-Mai—and eventually joins the team at the urging of Batman, who sees Arrow's viewpoint as a valuable asset.
JL Mission Roll Call: Green Lantern, Captain Atom, Supergirl, Green Arrow
Featured Character: Green Arrow
Cartoon Network on “Initiation”:
“A reluctant Green Arrow is asked to join the new Justice League.
He, Supergirl, and Captain Atom are dispatched on a mission to stop a
rampaging nuclear monster in
Joaquim Dos Santos on “Initiation” and the Unlimited format (circa 2005): “We were cutting down from the two-part format and adding more characters. Just from a logistics standpoint, it sounded like a nightmare. As the series went on and we got through this, it turned out to be the best thing that could happen to us (courtesy of ToyFare Magazine).”
Bruce Timm on Green Arrow’s wink: “Dang it, we were afraid Ollie’s wink at Kara would be misinterpreted and, sure enough, everyone seems to think he was hitting on her. The wink was supposed to be more of an, ‘It’s okay, kid, I don’t like this jerk / Captain Atom either’ kinda thing. Hopefully, their relationship will be clearer once ‘Fearful Symmetry’ airs, where he’s presented as much more of a ‘hip uncle’ type than a ‘cradle-robbing player’ (courtesy of Toon Zone).”
Dwayne McDuffie on “Initiation”: “They [the Justice League] don’t ‘hang around.’ They were there [on the Watchtower in ‘Initiation’] to be sworn in and get their ID and com-links. [The discussion between Batman and Green Arrow] was at least six hours later. [Black Canary] may have gone on a mission herself in that amount of time, or maybe she just took advantage of the gym.
“[Also, Green Arrow] didn’t [shower with his mask on]; he put it back on before he walked out into the common area. Members don’t know each other’s secret [identities] unless someone chooses to tell them (courtesy of DwayneMcDuffie.com).”
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