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Justice League: A Cry For Justice First Look

There's been talk of a new Justice League team led by Hal Jordan. Here's a look at what we can expect.

Here's what we've been waiting for ever since Black Canary went off on Ollie and Hal in the last JLA issue.  In July, "Justice League: A Cry For Justice" mini-series comes out written by James Robinson and will have art by Mauro Cascioli.  According to DC's blog, this is the "preliminary cover."  I have to say, it looks pretty dang sweet. 



Thoughts?  Do you need a napkin to wipe the drool of anticipation off your face?

EDIT:  Here's some more images.







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Posted by DEGRAAF

looks like it could be pretty good but they only show 2 or 3 other heroes and all villians is the new team that small?

Posted by pixelized

I'm not in need of a napkin.

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Posted by BKole

I think a team of six is a decent sized team to be honest.

Posted by Green Flash

I am.  The team is Hal, Olllie, Supergirl, Batwoman, Congorilla, Ray Palmer, and the dude in the top left who looks like a blue martian manhunter.  I forget his name.  Anyway, I hope it's sweet!

Posted by The_Martian
G-Man said:
Here's what we've been waiting for ever since Black Canary went off on Ollie and Hal in the last JLA issue.
That was the dumbest thing ever! Why make a reference to something the reader doesn't know what you are talking about. They should have at least started the "Cry For Justice" so we have an idea whats going on. Or make like a "filler" arc so that they could put this issue out when CFJ does start. I don't think I've seen a book reference to an event the reader can't read yet.
Posted by pixelized
Nobody said:
"G-Man said:
Here's what we've been waiting for ever since Black Canary went off on Ollie and Hal in the last JLA issue.
That was the dumbest thing ever! Why make a reference to something the reader doesn't know what you are talking about. They should have at least started the "Cry For Justice" so we have an idea whats going on. Or make like a "filler" arc so that they could put this issue out when CFJ does start. I don't think I've seen a book reference to an event the reader can't read yet."
i thought the reference was just him leaving her team to go play with hal
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Posted by Decept-O

Nice artwork.  I like the team roster, especially The Atom. Always thought he should be more proactive.  Batwoman is an interesting inclusion.  Supergirl--awesome. 
I assume GL will be the leader.   May have to check this one out.

Posted by DEGRAAF

who is blue boy?

Posted by the guv'nor

the blue guy is starman and this pic has been around a while,it was mentioned even as early as pre xmas.

Posted by the guv'nor

freddy freeman is involved as well,the new shazam

Posted by Nibiru

When the hell does this take place in continuity with Blackest Night and all?

Posted by wordchallenge

I'm excited for this, but when does it take place in continuity?  With all the build up to Blackest Night and then Blackest Night itself, when is this supposed to happen?

Posted by Sonar
wordchallenge said:
"I'm excited for this, but when does it take place in continuity?  With all the build up to Blackest Night and then Blackest Night itself, when is this supposed to happen?"

Before JLA #31 i believe...btw I hate the Congrilla thing
Posted by starman1994

Mikaal Tomas being written by James Robinson was awesome enough but Green Arrow and Hal Jordan working to gether again and Batwoman and Captain Marvel and ... Congorilla? um.. well Supergirl in it to. Yay?

Posted by Zoom

Captain Cold, Lex Luthor, Gorilla Grodd, Poison Ivy, Sinestro and the Joker vs Hal Jordan's team?

Oh I know who I'm rooting for. :-D

Posted by Media_Master

its-a-so-nice!!!!

Posted by Nibiru

Why is Captain Cold there? Shouldn't he be with the Rogues waiting for the inevitable clash with Barry Allen?

Posted by DEGRAAF
Sonar said:
"wordchallenge said:
"I'm excited for this, but when does it take place in continuity?  With all the build up to Blackest Night and then Blackest Night itself, when is this supposed to happen?"
Before JLA #31 i believe...btw I hate the Congrilla thing"
same here
Posted by speedlgt

yeah the congrilla thing is dumb...

but is a very powerful team!!

Posted by DEGRAAF

are they breaking the teams down to "Avengers" sizes now i guess

Posted by Nighthunter

Hate that this series was downgraded from an ongoing to a miniseries :(

The main series has sucked for quite awhile and was ansious to add this as my new series to get my fix of the JL

Didio said it was because the artist took too long drawing to be able to be part of a monthly schedule, why not simply put a new artist after the first arc?

Posted by G-Man

I just added some more images to the first post.

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Posted by pixelized

the art is stellar, minus the way supergirl looks.

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Edited by Zoom
Nibiru said:
"Why is Captain Cold there? Shouldn't he be with the Rogues waiting for the inevitable clash with Barry Allen?"
Essentially.

Plus he's not really an enemy of anybody on Hal's League and his relationship with most of the other bad guys is strained at best.  He probably doesn't like Joker (considering his disdain for Dr. Light), he doesn't like Luthor, and for the most part he doesn't like Grodd.

It just seems like a nearly classic Legion of Doom lineup.  Which is all well and good except its a really unorthodox (and short lived) Justice League that its going up against so you really don't need a classic LoD at all.

But the art is spectacular.  I'm not familiar with Cascioli but damn.  That stuff looks great.
Posted by Nighthunter

those few extra pages makes me hate even more the fact that it's just a miniseries

maybe if the sales are there....

Posted by pixelized

I kind of don't even want the speech bubbles to touch the pages it's so pretty... too bad he's not drawing the regular JLA book ]=

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Posted by DEGRAAF

when does this start?

Posted by warlock360

HOLY F mauro may be one of my fav artists as of now!

Posted by speedlgt

wow just awsome the art is great I am looking foward to this JLA has not been very good in a while...............

Posted by pixelized
DEGRAAF said:
"when does this start?"
july
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Posted by Dane

The rogues gallery and art work alone will make this series worth a read for me but the lineup at present feels kinda incomplete to me. Maybe it's just 'cause I'm used to seeing jackloads of big name DC icons in a JL line-up but it feels like they need 1 or 2 more. I mean Hal, Ollie, Batwoman, Ray Palmer and Supergirl are the makings of a really solid team but Congorilla and some blue dude? *shrugs* guess we'll see how that pans out. Either way I think JL wasn't going the right way with Black Canary, feel sorry for Ollie dude, thats the kinda girl you don't want to marry no matter how hot she is, a consumate nag with a 'memememememe' complex.

That artwork looks likes its somewhere in between a traditional comic-book look and the ultra-realistic Alex Ross style and the result is distilled black-label awesome.

Posted by Spectrum

SREW THE NAPKIN GIMME THE RAINFOREST

my anticipation sense is tingling

Posted by orin2099

looks amazing now BRING BACK AQUAMAN!

Edited by Supreme Marvel

CAPTAIN MARVEL WILL BE IN IT!! Well, Freddy but I guess it still Cap.

BRING BACK BILLY BATSON!! Edit: AS CAPTAIN MARVEL

Posted by SUNMAN

I'll pass on this