Daniel has one more reason that I hate Brad Meltzer's writing and want him off the Justice League of America now.
That writer spent most of the first issue on a game of Capture the Fucking Flag, and he couldn't make time to acknowledged those three characters in the last issue.
A single fucking panel where the one character who knows (for sure) who they all are introduces them to others. "Hi, this is..." That's all. Or if he's too wobbly-brained, have a panel where the other characters ask about them. "Holy cow, is that who I think it is? Look how they've grown!" Something like that.
You can't tell me that with all the padding in this book there wasn't something that could be cut in order to do that.
Mark Waid would've had them introduced the panel after the hug.
Geoff Johns would've had them introduced the panel after the hug.
This guy doesn't bother. They are there in the art only so that when Waid starts writing he'll have them to play with.