As the clock struck midnight and the world welcomed another year, even our favourite superheroes were not immune to the tradition of making New Year’s resolutions. In a light hearted and amusing twist, six of the Justice League’s iconic members shared their aspirations for 2024 through DC Comics’ official Instagram account, leaving fans both entertained and intrigued.
The resolutions, though tongue-in-cheek, offered a glimpse into the humorous side of our beloved superheroes. Wonder Woman’s commitment to “mediate daily on the freeing power of truth” stayed true to her iconic character traits. Meanwhile, Batman, the master strategist, pledged to “revise the contingency plan for my contingency plan’s contingency plan,” showcasing the Dark Knight’s penchant for preparedness, perhaps to an extreme.
However, the resolution that turned heads was Superman’s vow to “make it the full year without being mind-controlled and going evil.” In a nod to the recurring theme of mind control in superhero narratives, Superman’s resolution hinted at the challenges our heroes face beyond physical adversaries. The Man of Steel’s determination drew a humorous yet earnest acknowledgment that the world could use less of the “evil Supermans” portrayed in alternative comic universes.
While the seven main Justice League members participated in this light-hearted tradition, the conspicuous absence of Martian Manhunter left fans speculating about his potential resolutions for the year. Perhaps next year, J’onn J’onzz will join the New Year’s resolution bandwagon and share his personal goals with fans.
The playful tone continued as fans couldn’t help but imagine the resolutions of other prominent DC characters who did not make the public declaration. Nightwing, for instance, might resolve to “stop competing with my father figure,” hinting at his complex relationship with Batman. On the other hand, Black Canary’s resolution could be a comical “stop raising my voice to Green Arrow; it makes his ears bleed.” These fan-created resolutions add an extra layer of amusement and speculation to the mix.
Looking ahead, fans expressed anticipation for a possible reveal of DC villains’ New Year’s resolutions in the future. However, the prospect of discovering the Joker’s resolutions left many with a mix of excitement and trepidation. After all, understanding the inner workings of the Clown Prince of Crime’s mind is a journey into chaos itself.
As we kick off the new year with laughter and a playful peek into the superhero world, one can’t help but appreciate the creativity and connection that comic book characters bring to fans worldwide. The Justice League’s New Year’s resolutions serve as a reminder that even the most powerful beings in the DC Universe can find humour and relatability in the age-old tradition of setting goals for the coming year.
In the end, while the resolutions may be fictional and meant for entertainment, they add a touch of humanity to our larger-than-life heroes, making them more approachable and endearing to fans of all ages. As we embark on the adventures awaiting us in 2024, one can’t help but wonder if our superheroes will successfully uphold their resolutions or find themselves facing unexpected challenges that test their mettle in ways they never imagined.