What’s next for the JLA following the events of Cry for Justice!? DC released a sneak peek of Justice League of America #42 by Mark Bagley and James Robinson.

Justice League of America #42
Written by James Robinson
Art and cover by Mark Bagley and Rob Hunter
Variant cover by Adrian Melo and Mariah Benes

In the aftermath of the horrific events of JUSTICE LEAGUE: CRY FOR JUSTICE, a member is comforted by his friends and fellow Justice Leaguers over his tragic loss. And when Dick Grayson is offered membership, will the new Batman accept? Or would he rather operate outside the realm of the World’s Greatest Heroes?

Meanwhile, Ray Palmer attempts to unlock a device that’s been discovered by the team. Will it spell their doom – or something far worse? They’d better find out soon because Dr. Impossible has chosen now, of all times, to attack! Who exactly is this mysterious villain and who has he brought back with him? The new era for the team marches forward!

via The Source

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Stephen Schleicher

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13 Comments

  1. Ivdar
    February 16, 2010 at 10:22 am — Reply

    Huh. Judging from that variant cover, series should be renamed “Cleavage League of America”.

    • Jacin B
      February 16, 2010 at 10:31 am — Reply

      I found it amusing that even the border around the art was ‘orb-centric’ …

      • February 16, 2010 at 12:26 pm — Reply

        That picture is imho quite cleverly conceived, since a Western audience is accustomed to reading from the left to the right. So, while scanning this picture, we gradually get more skin. Had they been arranged the other way round, we might have stopped at the first superhero we saw (because of the massive cleavage not letting our eyes wander off) and not gotten a glimpse at the other heroes.

    • Slappy
      February 16, 2010 at 4:45 pm — Reply

      Maybe Cleavage League of Interstellar Tarts or C.L.I.T. for short.

  2. Jacin B
    February 16, 2010 at 10:25 am — Reply

    Not a bad start, I think.

    I like the team dynamic with the ‘new’ heroes understanding that it should be odd for them to boss the older heroes around, though it appears that it’s going to be ‘Titans League of America’ or ‘Justice Titans of America’ or … well, you get it.

    Having basically all of the Titans graduate together to be the new League seems a little cliche, but I’ll give it a shot.

  3. TaZ
    February 16, 2010 at 10:49 am — Reply

    The “thoughts” of everybody in the scene is a bit distracting but with an ensemble group I guess it’s needed. Definitely not a feeling of “all for one and one for all”. However, Hal Jordan allowing Dick Grayson to do what he does best, lead others, is an encouraging sign. The development of Donna Troy (someone give her a code-name for pete’s sake)being happy to feel the “warrior’s rush” while Starfire has Dick on her mind (um….wait a minute…maybe that wasn’t the best way to phrase that).

    The cover with Light, Donna and Starfire has more curves than a NASCAR road-course. I like Lights new gear and I’m glad to see Oliver Queen back with the “Longbow” hood rather than that Robin Hood hat that by all logic should fly off his head every fight.

  4. Brother129
    February 16, 2010 at 11:49 am — Reply

    As always, I like Bagley’s pretty pictures, but I find myself annoyed to see them fighting Atlas, another James Robinson holdover from the Superman book. He wasn’t an interesting villain there, and I don’t see him being any more useful here.

  5. Ben Gebhart
    February 16, 2010 at 1:30 pm — Reply

    YUCK. That dialogue turned me off immediately, and I really, really wanted to like this book and this roster. But the “My League…”, “Their League…” crap was just TIRED before it even got going. Reminded me of Bendis’ thought-balloons in the early “Mighty Avengers” issues.Donna Troy couldn’t have explained herself any better…”BOOORING!” Could there be a less interesting character in this book? And seriously, WHEN is Dick Grayson finally going to be portrayed as he should have for at least the last few years, as a CONFIDANT, leading hero? Inner-monologue or not, he shouldn’t still be second-guessing himself, saying how weird it is to be ordering Jordan around. It’s been a long, long time since Grayson was a Teen Titan, he didn’t just graduate like Starfire and Cyborg, he should be considered and consider himself an equal to Green Lantern by now.

    Really…Ted Kord is dead, but Donna Troy got to come back and join the JL. There is truly no real justice being served, here.

    At least the book looks good, though.

    • Jacin B
      February 16, 2010 at 3:40 pm — Reply

      “Inner-monologue or not, he shouldn’t still be second-guessing himself, saying how weird it is to be ordering Jordan around. It’s been a long, long time since Grayson was a Teen Titan, he didn’t just graduate like Starfire and Cyborg, he should be considered and consider himself an equal to Green Lantern by now.”

      When Dick started off as a hero, he was Robin and Hal was then where Hal is now: in the Justice League. Then, Dick grew up and went off on his own and Hal was then where Hal is now: in the Justice League.

      Now, Dick’s taken on the mantle of his mentor and, as a result, they’re both in the Justice League, but Hal still has multiple years of experience within the League on him. Hal’s got seniority.

      Dick was a sidekick. And, yes, the sidekicks — Roy, Wally and Dick — have grown up and come into their own, but that doesn’t mean that they’ve suddenly forgotten all of the years that they spent looking up to guys like Bruce, Barry, Ollie and Hal. It would be more odd, for me at least, if he didn’t feel a bit odd ordering Hal around.

      • astrodinosaurus
        February 16, 2010 at 6:00 pm — Reply

        But he has Bat-Superiority…He has inherited the mantle of the bat-dickness.
        He must unleash it to truly move on.

  6. ~wyntermute~
    February 16, 2010 at 6:27 pm — Reply

    Does anybody else have trouble reading Kory’s “thoughts” in those previews? I hope it’s not that … well, ugly in actual physical print. :-S

  7. February 16, 2010 at 7:59 pm — Reply

    For some reason, that cover makes me want drink milk. ;p

  8. duckface
    February 17, 2010 at 4:19 am — Reply

    I’m sorry… isn’t Doctor Light meant to be Japanese?

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