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DCU Spotlight: DC Announces JLA


Justice League of America

 

DC Comics announced yesterday at Fan Expo in Toronto that coming in 2013 is the return of the Justice League of America. This, however, is a very different JLA than pre-New 52. It was announced that Geoff Johns will be writing the series and David Finch will be handling the art. Among the members of this new team includes The Batman Universe characters, Catwoman and Katana, who has been appearing in Birds of Prey.

 

While more information will be released as it gets closer to the release of the title, Geoff Johns did share some details about the new series.

 

This is a very different kind of team book. On first glance, people might think the heroes of the JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA stand in the shadows of Superman, Wonder Woman and the rest of the JUSTICE LEAGUE, but Green Arrow, Katana, Martian Manhunter, the new Green Lantern, Stargirl, Vibe, Hawkman and Catwoman thrive in the shadows. They're underdogs who have everything to prove and something to lose. They're a team of unlikely heroes who will help one another discover they're as A-List as anybody — yes, even Vibe. Though getting there won't be easy. Why they're formed, why each member joins, what they're after and who the society of villains is they're trying to take apart will all be clear in the first issue when it hits early 2013. David and I are really focused on delving deep into what it's like to not be a member of the big seven and why, sometimes, the grass isn't always greener on the other side.

 

How does this announcement affect The Batman Universe? Who will David Finch be replaced with on Batman: The Dark Knight? How will Catwoman and Katana being on the team affect their status in their current titles? And how does this new team work with the Justice League in the same universe? Time will answer these questions, but another shake-up seems inevitable.

 

Posted by Dustin Fritschel

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