It’s no great secret that the Blackest Night event focuses on the revolving door policy to death and resurrection in the DC Universe. After reading BN#1 its rather obvious that it is as much a JLA event as a Green Lantern event.
Consider that every single founding member of the Justice League has died at least once and has been resurrected at least once. Admittedly Batman (had his heart stopped), the Martian Manhunter (shifted his mind into a severed limb), and Aquaman (went off to fight gods) were killed off and then resurrected as part of storylines in their own titles, but they were still dead and now are dead again. This doesn’t even include the storyline from Joe Kelly’s run where an Atlantean Queen killed the entire JLA roster for a dozen of so issues.
The above picture shows the roll call of the pre-Crisis on Infinite Earths Justice League with a mark over a character if he/she has died at least once. There appears to be an inverse refrigerator effect at work. Out of the six female Leaguers only two (33%) have been killed off where as of the fourteen male League thirteen (93%) have been killed off.
What will be interesting to see is how those characters who have never died, never been in death’s clutches, fare in the Blackest Night compared to those characters who have previously escaped death.