This weekend FanExpo is happening in Toronto and some fitting news is coming from DC. In 2014, JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA will be renamed and feature a new Canadian character alongside the heroes we know, according to the Toronto Star.
Who better to write a Canadian Justice League team than Canadian writer extraordinaire, Jeff Lemire? (Now it makes sense why he's leaving JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK).
Lemire told the Star this was a dream job as well as the following:
"I do want to create a cool, rural Northern Ontario headquarters for Justice League Canada, and I don’t want to spoil it yet. And it’s not a hockey rink, I promise. Although, of course, it did cross my mind."
Lemire mentions it won't be exactly like Marvel's ALPHA FLIGHT as most of those characters are clichés. It will still be the Justice League in their universe. Some of the big named heroes will be there, only they'll now be in Canada. Could this mean the return of Booster Gold since he became Canadian in the New 52?
“As a result of that, without spoiling any of that story, there will be major changes in the Justice Leagues, and in the spring, the current Justice League of America team goes through a dramatic change and some of the pieces that are left behind will evolve into this new Justice League Canada team.”
Lemire also said he plans on bringing Adam Strange into the New 52. Of course, he'll be Canadian as well.
The full roster has not been revealed yet but Lemire calls it a "dream team" of A-list characters as well as some of his favorite "oddball and more obscure" heroes. Lemire will continue to write GREEN ARROW as well as writing and painting TRILLIUM.
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF CANADA will be drawn by Mike McKone.