Good lord this book is incredible Emil Burbank: Obviously a amaglam of pre and post crisis Lex Luthor (as noted by the arranged car accident involving his parents, and sexually abusing his sister). This is by far my favorite character, if for no other reason than the concept of having Luthor on the JLA. Most interesting is his behind the scenes schemes. The fact that he has aforeknowledge of the future and is "planning" for it. My favorite part was last issue where Inertia finds he has killed seven rebels. Edith Freiberg: My next favorite character probably because she reminds me of women I date (and enjoy being around). I love her jabs and sexual tension with Burbank. She really is an interesting and funny character and adds a great dynamic to the overall group Mark Milton: Going down the list. I think the he really got me with this line in the last issue. "Mark Milton: The first time some Cro-Magnon put on a loincloth that was a different color from the loincloths everybody else was wearing...you can be sure the rest beat the crap out of him... ...The whole world lives in fear of those who are different, and those who choose to make themselves different. Stanley:So what're you saying...that the world is gonna turn on us one of these days Mark Milton: If they're smart." He is a philosophically and mentally stimulating character. Very hard to turn away from. Like Superman, when he talks you listen...only what he has to say is not nearly as comforting. I was extremely intrigued by the notion he brings up that discrimination may be "smart". It's an incredibly hard concept to wrap my head around. But I feel there may be some truth to it. That with difference comes disorder and chaos, and maybe there is something inherently within us that drives this fear...and of course the allusion to Hyperion mini is in that as well Nighthawk: Though readily avoided thus far, its obvious this rogue is gonna show us what the world would be like if the high and mighty Justice League left Batman out. The rest of the cast including Doctor Spectrum, Power Princess, General Alexander, Raleigh Lund and Arcanna are equally as interesting...this book just keeps getting better and better. Post any thoughts on SS here and discussions on upcoming stories and current issues.