I was reading through Wikipedia earlier tonight (I was curious about the amount of "rogues" for each of the JLA's Big Seven*), and I hit upon something in the Martian Manhunter's entry that made me realize why "The New 52" absolutely SUCKS big floppy donkey dick.
"In the sixth issue of Legion Lost, the Martian Manhunter explains that he has never actually been a member of the Justice League post-Flashpoint and that the only team he has joined was Stormwatch."
So then - three different incarnations of the team that had J'onn as a member? They never mattered, now. They never happened. Or rather, they "happened differently" - which is really freaking stupid, because J'onn has always been a very important member of the team. He was one of Kyle Rayner's only real friends at first, when he was Green Lantern for the JLA in the 90's. J'onn helped train Justice League Detroit, and the JL Task Force, and was an integral part of so many JL-themed stories. And now, all for the sake of "making it more accessible" (which is redundant, as even I, a guy who once actually secretly thought DC was "really lame", have managed to become a large fan), so many wonderful stories are just wiped right out.
That THUD! sound you just heard and are hearing repeatedly? That's my head, contacting my desk, in an effort to get the feeling of utter disbelief to go away. And maybe if I concuss myself, I won't carry out this sudden desire to go to DC's offices and "Bring the rain! Bring the rain!"
*"Big Seven" - Seven heroes that are considered the "Big Guns" by most of the heroes (and villains, for that matter). Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Martian Manhunter, the Flash, and Green Lantern. Yes, Aquaman does belong on this list, shaddup. The man (when properly hydrated) can lift an oil rig out of the ocean and throw it. He can go toe-to-toe with Superman and give him a hard time. He's a Big Gun, not just "that guy who can talk to fish", get over it. =P