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JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #1 Preview

There's a new team of heroes coming up. Now we'll get to find out what they're all about.

The announcement was made last summer for a new JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA series by Geoff Johns and David Finch. It's not surprising that we'd get another JL series since we have the main book, JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK and recently JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL. What made this odd was the team roster that was announced.

Some of these characters have never been League members. We have thieves, killers and some young and inexperienced heroes. It's just not your typical JLA roster.

Geoff Johns talked to USA Today about the book.

It's not Batman and Superman and the big, big characters, and we can do a lot of pretty crazy stuff with these guys. People are going to be pretty surprised. It gets a little bit more wild than what you'd see in Justice League proper.

That's what seems appealing. This isn't necessarily just another Justice League book. The first issue is on sale tomorrow.

Here's a preview:

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Posted by kennybaese

In the second page of the preview, Superman has a yellow belt instead of red. I think I like this color choice better.

I go back and forth a lot on whether or not I like Finch's art. It's very Jim Lee-ish, but not as clean...

Posted by spinningwebs

Looks really interesting. Also on the topic of interesting: the preview style.

Posted by Iron_Turtle

Vibe. Really?

Posted by TommytheHitman

That was pretty cool, I might give it a shot.

Posted by ALFMutant

On the last panel, Finch wanted to show what Catwoman' role will be.

Posted by LordXorn

Could Catwoman be any bustier in the last pic?

Posted by Lone_Wolf_and_Cub

Honestly the only reason I'm buying this book is for Martian Manhunter. Vibe looks lame as hell.

Posted by Shika1Dude

such an odd team, but strangely Im drawn to it

Posted by tchalla3000

@Lone_Wolf_and_Cub said:

Honestly the only reason I'm buying this book is for Martian Manhunter. Vibe looks lame as hell.

Except for the Vibe part, couldn't agree more.

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Posted by t84nightfall

I can't wait to get this, but I feel kind of bad. Because DC has so many good comics out now. And they rebooted first, so they kind of got priority. (I don't like to jump in the middle of series) If Marvel had rebooted first, then I would probably have way more Marvel series than DC. Add another DC to the list, while taking a Marvel off because I have to keep my comic budget under 40 dollars. :(

Posted by G_Money_Christmas

@kennyshat said:

In the second page of the preview, Superman has a yellow belt instead of red. I think I like this color choice better.

I go back and forth a lot on whether or not I like Finch's art. It's very Jim Lee-ish, but not as clean...

I just bought the New 52 Superman action figure and after this picture, I'm kind of pondering if I want to paint his belt yellow or not. I've been excited for this since I first saw the preview, like many said, mainly for Martian Manhunter. I am definitely picking it up and I agree about Catwoman on page 5, she needs to zip that thing up a bit, those are about to fall out.

Posted by Nightw BR

Catwoman in the Justice League is a pleasant surprise. :D

Posted by G_Money_Christmas

@Nightw BR: Do you mean Catwoman or her sweater kittens?

Posted by Trodorne

Im guessing this is just suicide squad but with super heroes. Waller will have all of them under her control at all times. she does not care for super heroes as long as they do as their told. If anything this series will pick up many of the suicide squad readers. maybe those who read thunderbolts/dark avengers. beyond that, I am not sure how many actual new readers this would pick up.

To me the only two biggest selling points are amanda waller and Simon Baz. and its great Green arrow is given a chance with the league again.

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

Very nice interiors! Finch is quite the penciller, but I think I agree with others...did Catwoman suddenly get a silicone injection to her chest?! O_o GO JLA!

Posted by ccraft

Can't wait to read this, JLA team should have dangerous characters. I can't wait to see what goes on in this book.

Posted by Decept-O

I heart David Finch. I don't care 'bout the haters, I heart Hawkman and Martian Manhunter. Is that Katana? If so, I really dig that new costume design. Pretty wild having Catwoman on board.

Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt

@Lone_Wolf_and_Cub said:

Honestly the only reason I'm buying this book is for Martian Manhunter. Vibe looks lame as hell.

this.

Posted by Nightflash

Johns has suprised me before but this roster just isnt making a good impression. I mean seriously catwoman

Posted by StMichalofWilson

I different Justice League and a new Socitey of Supervillains. Groovy

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Posted by SaintG

Honestly don't know what everyone is saying, David's art is brilliant, another Geoff is a great writer it will be a awesome comic better than others that are on the line ( won't name and shame but you know .)

Posted by mightypug78

im just getting a copy so i can get a comic book with my state flag on it.

Posted by UltimateSMfan

Was wondering why superman's outfit looked so much better all of a sudden that yellow belt does make a difference.......can't wait for this!!! Bring on tommorow lookin forward to star girl MM and GA the most!!

Posted by spinningbirdcake

I hope Baz keeps getting featured in G.L. because he's the only one I'm interested in. Never been a huge MM fan and he's the big draw.

Posted by Dark_Guyver

So wait, is JLI getting another ongoing series?

Posted by ltbrd

@kennyshat: the yellow belt is definitely better

Posted by Video_Martian

@Lone_Wolf_and_Cub said:

Honestly the only reason I'm buying this book is for Martian Manhunter. Vibe looks lame as hell.

Vibe is lame as hell.

Posted by haydenclaireheroes

I am actually really excited for this title to come out this week

Posted by blackkitty

What I find funny about this book is, they do not have one super strong person on the team. Then I look at the Justice league and... wonder woman, aquaman, superman, captain marvel... they took all of them... Still, I like the cast and want to give this a shot.

Posted by Eivion

@blackkitty said:

What I find funny about this book is, they do not have one super strong person on the team. Then I look at the Justice league and... wonder woman, aquaman, superman, captain marvel... they took all of them... Still, I like the cast and want to give this a shot.

Martian Manhunter has super strength.

Posted by ToferBooboo

This is hype, I can't wait.

Posted by Zeeguy91

@Eivion said:

@blackkitty said:

What I find funny about this book is, they do not have one super strong person on the team. Then I look at the Justice league and... wonder woman, aquaman, superman, captain marvel... they took all of them... Still, I like the cast and want to give this a shot.

Martian Manhunter has super strength.

i think Hawkman might also have at least enhanced strength.

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Does anyone know who is that giant sasquatch the JLA are fighting?

Posted by The Mast

Cassandra Cain is in limbo but we get Vibe in two books?

I ain't bitter.

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

Gonna hold out for a Global Guardians book

Posted by ShadowMonkey

"HARRY, NOOOOOO!!!!! BAD SASQUATCH!"

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@blackkitty said:

What I find funny about this book is, they do not have one super strong person on the team. Then I look at the Justice league and... wonder woman, aquaman, superman, captain marvel... they took all of them... Still, I like the cast and want to give this a shot.

Martian Manhunter, Hawkman, Stargirl and Green Lantern all have super strength

Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt
Posted by Fuchsia_Nightingale

looks Solid.

Posted by Colt

Is this supposed to be the Avengers movie version of the JL? They got a big strong green guy, an archer, someone who fights in American patriotic garb,.. Hawkman would be the Thor.. Katana and Catwoman would be Black Widow. They even got Waller to be the Nick Fury.

This just leaves Vibe and GL to fill out Iron Man. Its a stretch but I think I've cracked it.

Posted by Dud317

Really torn on this book. I'm interested in Baz, but is his main feature in GL ending when Johns leaves (leaving room for Hal and Sinestro to return)? Most of these characters are on my b-team or even lower. Found it funny in the preview by Trevor saying "That's why a Justice League of America will never work." Think it's Johns poking fun at fans expectations of is book? Johns name alone will slingshot the series a couple of arcs, but I just don't have a great feeling about this. Am I the only one?

Posted by nappystr8

Although I've been waiting for this book eagerly since it was announced, and was always going to pick up the fist issue, I must say Johns's work on the regular Justice League book left me so cold that I was worried JLA might suffer from a similar straightforwardness. But from what I can make out from the preview, this book will be everything I was hoping it would be. Seems like this will easily be the standout Justice League book.

It's funny, between this, and the quality gap between Jonathan Hickman's stellar New Avengers and only soso Avengers, it seems like periphery books are outshining high profile titles across the board.

Posted by SavageDragon

This looks pretty good. Love Martian Manhunter.

Posted by Crash_Recovery

Wow Shaggy Man? Awesome.

Posted by dondave

Looks good

Posted by Brazen_Intellect

So many B-listers this feels like the New 52 version of Justice League Task Force

Posted by BigBDawg

I think out of everyone there, Only J'onn, Ollie, Carter, and Courtney (along with Selina) are really well known... XD

Posted by NightFang

I'll give it a shoot.

Posted by dimmoe

@LordXorn said:

Could Catwoman be any bustier in the last pic?

ludicrously stupid.

Posted by spinningbirdcake

@BigBDawg: Really well known to who? To regular comic readers all of them are well known except maybe Vibe. To new readers? I'd say Catwoman, GA, and maaaaaybe MM are well known. The latter is so only because of the JL show, though that was several years ago.

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