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JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED Launches in April

JUSTICE LEAGUE CANADA gets a new name, but it's still the same book.

Mike McKone variant cover

Writer Jeff Lemire announced on his blog today that his new book, JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED will be hitting store shelves this April. Lemire, along with artist Mike McKone, were originally slated to turn JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA into JUSTICE LEAGUE CANADA, but after some talk with DC, they all agreed that just changing the title to "Canada" may be a little limiting, so they're starting a whole new series instead This still means that JLA will be ending in April.

As a result, JLA will be ending in April and my book will become a brand new ongoing series called JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED! Justice League United will launch in April with an extra-sized Zero Issue followed by #1 in May. And the first storyline will be titled: Justice League Canada. The team will still be based in Canada and the book will still introduce a brand new First Nations Canadian superhero to the DC Universe. More details on this new character, her origin and her powers, will be released in the weeks to come.

The team will have their headquarters in Moosonee, Ontario and will be made up of these members: Animal Man, Green Arrow, Stargirl, Martian Manhunter, Alanna Strange, and Hawkman.

So make sure, this April, to check out the newest DC on-going series, JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED!

What do you guys think about this new series and the name change?

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Edited by dondave

@the_tree: seriously, where the hell is Baz? They made such a big deal about him, then wrote him off to the background.

He's Geoff Johns creation and once he left the Green Lantern family no one else has decided to tackle him.

Edited by Jonny_Anonymous

@the_tree said:

@jonny_anonymous: Definitely. He had a great introductory arc and I'd like to see more of him. He was severely underutilized in JLA.

Maybe Jones didn't want to share?

There's been a DC announcement pretty much every day this week, I wonder if there saving something big for Friday.

Posted by Maddpanda531

Sweeeeeet!

Posted by The_Tree

@jonny_anonymous: I remember reading about a leak of DC's post-Forever Evil plans, which included a new female Nightwing (Higgins recently announced his departure), a 52 issue weekly series (Futures End), and a new Young Justice series featuring Aqualad and Miss Martian (Teen Titans announced to be ending). There was also a rumor of an Outlaw Justice series with Dick leading a team in which heroes are banned in a post-Forever Evil America, which could explain why JLA moved north of the border.

Maybe, just maybe Baz is in this Outlaw Justice series, and DC is soon to announce it.

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Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

@the_tree said:

@jonny_anonymous: I remember reading about a leak of DC's post-Forever Evil plans, which included a new female Nightwing (Higgins recently announced his departure), a 52 issue weekly series (Futures End), and a new Young Justice series featuring Aqualad and Miss Martian (Teen Titans announced to be ending). There was also a rumor of an Outlaw Justice series with Dick leading a team in which heroes are banned in a post-Forever Evil America, which could explain why JLA moved north of the border.

Maybe, just maybe Baz is in this Outlaw Justice series, and DC is soon to announce it.

Hm that does all sound pretty cool/probable

Posted by Mrfuzzynutz

like the line up, seems like the Strange's will have a feel like Hawkman and Hawkgirl did in the earlier appearances. Seems like DC is slapping Justice League on all their books like Marvel and The Avengers franchise lol

Posted by Zeeguy91
Edited by ArturoCalaKayVee

This roster is FREAKING AWESOME!!! Admittedly, I really liked the JLC name but JLU seems alright too. Not sure what they're uniting but it sounds elite. Now if only the JL will rightfully change their name to JLA all will be well in the world!

Edited by Zeeguy91

This looks like its gonna amazeballs. And, yes, I just used the word amazeballs. I have officially become an 18-year-old sorority girl

Posted by DoomDoomDoom

This team is like...a Detective Chimp away from being perfect.

Edited by lifeboy

@fallschirmjager:

Except for AnimalMan's stupid hair, Art? Check. Check. Check. Check :)

Posted by lifeboy

@powerherc: Seems like this book is trying to copy the Justice League to me. Lol

So are you going to check it out??

Posted by BattheMan008

@dondave said:

@pokeysteve said:

@battheman008 said:

@pokeysteve said:

Hahahahaha I would buy the s**t out of a Justice League Canada book! Please for the love of all that is comics, make them have their meetings at a Tim Horton's.

So is Manhunter ditching the JL of A or is he splitting his time? Anyone hear anything about that.

JLA?

The Justice League of America. He's in the other book too. The one with Catwoman and Hawkman. Actually Stargirl is in that too.

It's going to be cancelled and replaced with Justice League United

It's sarcasm.

Posted by PowerHerc

@lifeboy said:

@powerherc: Seems like this book is trying to copy the Justice League to me. Lol

So are you going to check it out??

Probably not.

I'm not really a fan of any of the characters involved.

Posted by MartianManhunterIsBetterThanCyborg
Posted by dondave
Posted by 2cool4fun

I just don't get why does it have to be in Canada? Especially seeing how Stargirl & Green Arrow are in the team, they have nothing to do with Canada.

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Edited by Jonny_Anonymous

I just don't get why does it have to be in Canada? Especially seeing how Stargirl & Green Arrow are in the team, they have nothing to do with Canada.

Because why not? There is like a thousand superhero teams in the US so why not have at least one in Canada?

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@powerherc said:

This looks like DC is trying to replicate Marvel's success with "Guardians of the Galaxy."

Isn't that what the Lantern titles & Storm Watch are for?

@the_tree: seriously, where the hell is Baz? They made such a big deal about him, then wrote him off to the background.

They should just kill him off and give the ring to a teenager & then out that teenager & a not yet introduced aqualad in a book with kid flash ( who should seriously change his name ) red robin, wonder girl, superboy & the rest.

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Posted by Pokeysteve

@dondave said:

It's going to be cancelled and replaced with Justice League United

I'm ok with that. Supergirl and Animal Man trump Trevor and Vibe any day.

Edited by CantDance93

I find it clever how Lemire incorporates characters he's writing solo series for into this, like GA and AM.

Posted by PowerHerc

@2cool4fun: I believe the Lantern titles were in response to the Annihilation arcs.

Posted by knightofthechronicle

Adam Strange is back, I'm excited. I might get this, but I just don't know if my budget can handle it.

Edited by BR_Havoc

@2cool4fun: DC could do with some Canadian heroes it took them like 70 years to have one Superhero from Canada and they just changed Booster Gold. Some people like to have a character or a team be from their country.

Posted by lifeboy

@powerherc: I don't blame you for not picking this up bro. Sometimes I see marvel put out some cool $ h! T and I'm GRRRR......! I won't get it! Lol

Posted by 2cool4fun

@br_havoc: @jonny_anonymous: I'm not saying I don't want it to be in Canada I just don't understand why it's in Canada, especially with this team, I mean come on stargirl's outfit screams America. But yeah it is nice to see them out of the U.S.A. but I'd rather see Europe to be honest.

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Posted by 2cool4fun

@powerherc: I'm pretty sure the lantern titles are there for the same reason the flash has his own comic.

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Posted by Grey56

Hmmmm.

Posted by _Genesis_

Sweet

Edited by darknightspideyfanboy

@2cool4fun: rumor going around usa post forever evil will ban super hero and villain that why JL set shop in canada

Posted by PowerHerc

@powerherc: I'm pretty sure the lantern titles are there for the same reason the flash has his own comic.

Only the first one. The rest are strictly trying to capitalize one the latest sci-fi trend.

Posted by IronFanofSteelofThunder

Why can't we just have a MM stand alone?

Edited by Perfect 10

so supergirl is only going to be a red lantern for one issue then if she's joining this team in april, what's the point in that i wonder.

i hope they introduce this cree character sooner rather than later. good to see my people represented in a book

Edited by 2cool4fun

@perfect_10: by one issue you mean 28-30? + GL 28 & RL 28 & 29, but yeah i know what you mean, I wish it would last a bit longer, if they spent all this time since issue one of her comic on her rage, they could have let her rage as a red lantern a bit more before letting Lemire calm her down.

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Posted by dondave

@2cool4fun: I believe the Lantern titles were in response to the Annihilation arcs.

How?

Posted by PrinceIMC

As a Canadian: "Yay for a team based in Canada and a Canadian super hero in DC. This had better be good"

As a comic book reader: "Moosonee? Really?"

Edited by Azreth

This team is only missing the greatest hero you've never heard of.

Posted by RetconCrisis

... so the characters won't be so nice anymore?

Posted by Jbreen

Definitely a better name here. I am really looking forward to this. I like the look of the cast and Lemire has been producing amazing books and i am sure this will continue that trend.

Edited by Mbecks14

Wow I love that cover. Mike McKone's work is solid! I love the new Adam Strange

Posted by Darkchild

YES

YES

YES

YES!!!!

I love this line up! Adam Strange ftw!!!

Posted by TheManInTheShoe

Well, this is better. But I think the creation of Justice League of America was sort of unnecessary in this case. I don't like when titles end after a few issues just for the sake of ending them.

Edited by comicbookfan93

@braynehurricane: it is a shame but I think these are the characters Lemire wanted and felt would suit his story plus manhunter's civilian is usually black

Posted by MartianManhunterIsBetterThanCyborg
Posted by kriminal

supergirl and stargirl. im in

Edited by VSG413

The Justice League books are going to get very interesting. This is a hell of a character line-up for a League. I also like the name a lot better. Manhunter in control of his own League is going to be wonderful. Hopefully this will lead to his own stand-alone with his own rouges gallery.

Posted by TDK_1997

I'm going to buy this book for two reasons only:1. Lemire is writing it and so far everything from him has been brilliant in my opinion and 2. He is adding Animal Man to the team which means he is continuing his adventures in this book and we will be seeing more awesomeness from the combination of Jeff Lemire and Animal Man.

Edited by Lvenger

So what we have here is

  • A brilliant roster comprised of 3 of my favourite superheroes - Martian Manhunter, Green Arrow and Supergirl - along with other heroes like Hawkman, Animal Man and Stargirl who I like
  • A much better team/series name for the book encompassing an international as well as alien members thus setting the scene for their adventures and tone of the book much better.
  • A unique setting in Canada away from other heroes whilst expanding the scope of the DC Universe in its heroes and its sci fi direction seeming soooo good!
  • The incredible trustworthy, credible and talented writer of 3 of DC's best series known as Jeff Lemire writing the storyline and promising to bring character interactions that won't be overshadowed by the zany superhero plots and adventure? And an awesome artist too?

Yeah I think I might just be sold on buying this book. It has everything I could want for a team book and it uses lesser known B tier heroes getting their time in the sun. I was tempted to buy Booch and Manapul's Detective Comics but this series is more likely to go under if readers don't support it. Besides, with a set up like this, I'm definitely on board for buying it! :D

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