On July 10, Trinity War begins in the pages of JUSTICE LEAGUE #22. From there it continues into JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #6. Handling the art for the JLA issues is Doug Mahnke, reuniting with Geoff Johns after his long stint on GREEN LANTERN.
Comic Vine: Is JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #6 what you hinted at before when you said you'd be working with Geoff again? (you mentioned it at WonderCon).
Doug Mahnke: Yeah, this is what I was referring to, although we have a few ideas for the future which I can't mention.
CV: Is it strange or refreshing working on so many other characters besides just GL ones?
DM: I will admit that by the end of my GL run I was completely in the drivers seat, and comfortable with what I was drawing. All the characters I knew without needing reference, and the version of Oa I would draw was mine. Once while drawing some panel in GL I needed a reference, and they sent me my own. 4 years on a book will cause that. Now shifting gears away from what was a fairly simple cast, I have to draw three different leagues and new, unfamiliar environments. There was a bit of a learning curve here, as well as retooling of characters I had known, such as Amanda Waller. She is in shape now!
CV: How closely does JLA follow JL 22? Does it pick up moments afterwards or does it still have a separate feel?
DM: It is right on its heels, although the stories have their own focus or a detail they are now picking up.
CV: What's it like doing a two-issue stint on a title after being the regular artist on GREEN LANTERN for so long?
DM: Well, I went from GL 20 with 54 pages of art, screaming into the the finish, to a big ticket story that is only two issues long but intense. I'm still in combat mode. I'll have a legitimate perspective on this when Trinity War is over.
CV: Will we be hearing an announcement soon for what you'll be working on after JUSTICE LEAGUE #7?
JUSTICE LEAGUE #22 starts things off on July 10 and Doug's issue of JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #6 is on sale July 17.