Legends of Tomorrow was the third DC Comics series to debut on The CW, and it managed to set itself apart from predecessors Arrow and The Flash by boasting an ensemble of iconic comic characters. That ensemble will be expanding in Season 2 when the crew of legends encounters the Justice Society of America. Now, the roster of JSA characters has been announced, and it paints a promising picture for what's coming in Season 2. The new crew of comic characters will be comprised of Hourman, Obsidian, Stargirl, Commander Steel, and Dr. Mid-Nite.
Executive producer Marc Guggenheim confirmed the roster of the JSA at the recent San Diego Comic-Con. We already knew that Hourman - AKA Rex Tyler - would have a role in Season 2 thanks to his appearance in the cliffhanger of the Season 1 finale. Hourman had revealed that he was part of the Justice Society of America and had traveled back in time to save Rip Hunter and Co., but he unfortunately neglected to share the names of any of his fellow members of the JSA.
Dr. Mid-Nite also doesn't come as a huge surprise. He was foreshadowed months ago when the DC Comics Instagram page posted a big clue that the character would turn up at some point in the future of Legends of Tomorrow. Dr. Mid-Nite was actually the first blind vigilante, preceding Marvel's Daredevil by more than twenty years. The character is blind in the daylight but can see perfectly in the dark, although special goggles allow some vision in the light. He's also a skilled physician, so he could come in handy in Season 2 if the Waverider's miraculous med bay stars to malfunction. There have been a few incarnations of Dr. Mid-Nite over the years, so we'll have to wait and see which makes the grand Legends debut.
Obsidian - aka Todd James Rice - is a superhero with shadow-based powers that allow him to merge with his own shadow as well as possess the shadows of others. As a shadow, he can pass through solid objects, fly, and use strength greater than that of the average human. He also has a certain degree of telepathic abilities. He's the son of a Green Lantern in the comics; given that Green Lanterns do not yet officially exist in The CW's DC universe, we might want to expect a different origin story for Legends' Obsidian.
Stargirl - who also goes by the name Courtney Whitemore - doesn't actually have any superpowers. She possesses a Cosmic Staff that gives her the powers of flight, energy manipulation, and energy blasting to take out her enemies. She should be a powerful ally to the good guys, but the weakness of reliance on the Staff could prove problematic.
Commander Steel is another superhero name that has been used by more than one crime-fighter. The incarnations have had their bodies augmented with metals to gain great strength, impressive durability, and bouts of superspeed. Legends of Tomorrow is adding a regular who goes by the name of Citizen Steel and fights crime as the grandson of Commander Steel; it should be interesting to see how Season 2 incorporates both characters.
The new influx of good guys should come in very handy for Rip and Co. in Season 2 of Legends of Tomorrow. The Legion of Doom will be a part of The CW's DC universe for 2016 - 2017, and the crew will probably need all the help they can get to fight the likes of Malcolm Merlyn, Reverse Flash, and a villainous Captain Cold. Check out our breakdown of what we know so far about Legends of Tomorrow Season 2 to see what else you can expect this fall.