Sunday, October 21, 2012
NYCC Comic News: A New Kind of Justice League of America
There has been so many different things coming out of NYCC but this certainly makes one of the best announcements. As recently reported here on BI, Evan Van Schiver will be taking over as artist on Batman: The Dark Knight as of issue #16. Which left us a question of ... where is artist David Finch going?
And we go our answer to that all right. Finch will join Geoff Johns for the launch of the brand new Justice League of America title. The new title will join Threshold and the upcoming Superman title by Scott Synder and Jim Lee come next year. This new JLA will be spinning off the events that have transpired during the first year of Justice League, also written by Johns.
The first inkling of this happened in this months Justice League #13 where we saw Steve Trevor meet up with Green Arrow again for a different kind of mission, as they will operate for Trevor and A. R.G.U.S. Johns quoted to Newsrama that the new JLA title:
"The book is going to have a tone that is [and] the original Ostrander , which was very character driven and...utilized characters we don’t necessarily see together a lot," Johns said of the new book. "Those are the two biggest influences on where the book is going."
The new Justice League of America will definitely utilize an interesting cast as it features: Green Arrow, Hawkman, Martian Manhunter, Green Lantern Baz, Stargirl, Kitana, Vibe and Catwoman. Johns also promised that this group will definitely feel very different from any other incarnation of the League. Stargirl, according to Johns, will be the heart of this team much like she was on his run on JSA. Meanwhile, Catwoman's reasons for joining are personal and deals directly with Steve Trevor and something she wants while Johns stated that this title will set up Martian Manhunter as the most dangerous man on the planet.
Look for the new Justice League of America #1 by Geoff Johns and artist David Finch to hit shelves early in 2013.