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Justice League Of America?
Published on Sunday, August 26, 2012 by

A sister title for the Justice League was announced during the DCE-All Access panel at Fan Expo Toronto today.

Following the reveal at Fan Expo, DC posted a little more information on their blog, DC’s The Source.

The series will come out in 2013 and written by Geoff Johns with David Finch on art. It wasn’t revealed what this means for Batman: The Dark Knight, a series that was created specifically for Finch to draw. The cast for the JLA was revealed and includes many of the characters shown fighting the Justice League in the Free Comic Book Day New 52 offering.

At the Source, Geoff Johns was quoted as saying:

“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.”

Johns sat down with MTV Geek to talk about the series some more. The team will be run by A.R.G.U.S. and will encounter the Secret Society Of Super-Villians in the first arc.

I’m glad to see Stargirl making an appearance in the New 52 and will be very interested in seeing how they tweak her origin to make her fit. In the original universe she was the step-daughter of WWII Justice Society member Stripsey and used the Star-Spangled Kids belt to grant her powers, eventually being given the cosmic rod used by the Knight family, the heroes that bore the name Starman. Without the Justice Society connections, she loses alot of what made her so good a character.

Regardless of what happens with Stargirl, it remains to be seen what this title will be like and it’s role in the New 52. From the Free Comic Book Day issue, it appears that both teams will be central to the Trinity War and Pandora’s box.

9 Responses
    • That’s one thing I’ve always hated about reboots. That go back in time and step on a butterfly aspect where one change can have a domino effect and completely rewrite another character you probably didn’t intend to change. I don’t know if they took Stargirl into account when they created this new world (from what I’ve been hearing they probably didn’t even notice til last week) and granted, she’s Johns baby to begin with so she’ll probably get better treatment than say, Harley Quinn or Captain Marvel but for me this is just news of another favorite character being gutted and stuffed.

      • Same. I love Stargirl. She was what DC was all about to me, the legacy. I’ve always been a more Marvel guy. Never been big into Batman, GL, Superman, Flash, etc.. But I did like the Justice Society guys (even the Jay Garrick Flash) but what I liked more was the real sense of legacy to the universe. Had the Justice Society in WWII and their descendants (spirital and physical) in modern times.

        • It confuses me the change in Geoff Johns. He used to be all about legacy. Green Lantern, Hawkman, JSA, his Smallville episodes, were all about what came before, he seemed to get it almost to a Bruce Timm level, distilling everything into a history that made sense. Especially with the mess that was Hawkman. He seems to have thrown it all out now. Hard to believe he was a driving force in this reboot.

          • What type of driving force is he? Is he the big name writer told by the editors to do this or is he someone actually making the big decisions?

            • true enough.

            • I’d say considering his position at DC, he’s the one making the big decisions. Which, like Andrew said is weird considering where Johns got his start from: Stars and Stripes (introduced the future Stargirl, total Legacy character) and co-writing (before taking it over fully) Justice Society of America with James Robinson.

    • Another thing didn’t think about until this morning… what book is getting canceled to make way for this one? DC has said there will be only 52 books. Are they going to go back on that?

    • Hmmm. An organization that sticks to the shadows and does what the main face organization can’t do. Isn’t that the same idea as Secret Avengers? Including a traditional villain as a rogue hero. Am I talking about Catwoman or Venom? Yup. This seems like Secret Avengers. Honestly, giving that book a new name helps. Calling Secret Avengers Avengers West Coast would not have worked—particularly since they are in space.

      • I hadn’t noticed the similarities until now, but I think DC is setting the JLA up to be parallel to the Justice League, a group that ARGUS can control.


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