The DC Comics: Justice League and Green Lantern panel just concluded, and here is your Major Spoilers summary of what was revealed.

1:45-2:45 DC Comics: Justice League and Green Lantern— Comics’ top talent-writer Geoff Johns and artist Jim Lee-continue their historic team-up on DC Comics’ bestselling Justice League, while Geoff continues his epic run on Green Lantern. Johns, Lee, Tony Bedard (Green Lantern: New Guardians), Brian Buccellato (Flash), Jeff Lemire (Animal Man, Justice League Dark), Francis Manapul (Flash), James Robinson (Earth 2), and Nicola Scott (Earth 2) explore some of DC Comics’ spectacular titles. Room 6DE

  • Justice League #12 is a big turning point for the team, and readers will see members quitting leading into the next big arc
  • Justice League #0 features Billy Batson and The Wizard Shazam meeting for the first time. They don’t get along…
  • Tony Daniel joins the Justice League after issue #12
  • The Cheetah will appear in the Justice League
  • Don’t forget – the Trinity War is coming in 2013
  • Justice League Annual #1 is more of a Booster Gold story as OMAC fights the JLI
  • “These rings run out of juice, don’t they?” This [gun] is my backup.”
  • Why did all those Green Lantern rings come to Kyle? Green Lantern New Guardians #12 will reveal all
  • Rayner will be taking on the Third Army, and he’s going to need all the kung-fu the Lanterns can offer up
  • Still no Wally West in The Flash, but Flash #0 will fill in some of the gaps in Barry Allen’s origin story
  • Earth-2 #0 will feature a story of Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman before they were killed in Earth-2 #1
  • Guess I was wrong on the Major Spoilers Podcast; the battle between Alan Scott and Solomon Grundy will last six issues instead of five
  • Wesley Dodds will appear in Earth-2 as a Canadian hero who works with the World Army
  • Writer James Robinson said it will take time to roll out all the JSA heroes, so fans should be patient as he tells the story he wants to tell
  • Batman: Earth One book 2 is already in the works. The book will re-team Geoff Johns with Gary Frank
  •  Sodam Yat will return next year (I’m guessing Johns means 2013 instead of after next Comic-Con)
  • J’onn J’onzz will be back next year as well, and maybe… just maybe we’ll see the Martian Manhunter in Justice League
  • The Metal Men will return at some point. I think this is an interesting comment, considering there have been rumors that the Metal Men are slated for a movie adaptation.

And save for a few random comments, that is what was discussed and revealed during the panel.

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  1. July 13, 2012 at 6:19 pm — Reply

    Liking the news about potentially more Martian Manhunter & Metal Men. Might start picking up Justice League.

  2. Ian
    July 13, 2012 at 6:27 pm — Reply

    That Shazam pic looks horrible. Is he supposed to be evil? Who is the 4th guy on the Earth-2 cover? Crimson Avenger? And a green lantern with a pistol? How retarded is that?

    • Michael
      July 13, 2012 at 6:42 pm — Reply

      The Shazam pic does look bad. Personally, I think it’s the mouth.

      I’m guess that new GL is resposible for the quote “These rings run out of juice, don’t they?” This [gun] is my backup.” How the hell did he get a ring? He looks like a burglar from The Smoking Gun’s Dumbest with a GLC ring.

  3. Dave
    July 13, 2012 at 8:50 pm — Reply

    Issue 0’s? Jesus Christ…they haven’t even gotten through a year of this damn reboot…and they’re doing gimmicky issue numbers already? Ridiculous.

    I admit, after months of not buying any comics, I’m back in the fold reading Earth 2 and Worlds Finest, but make no mistake: I still feel DC Comics shitting on everything I’ve loved my entire life about DC books.

    • websnap
      July 16, 2012 at 10:57 am — Reply

      I didn’t see it as a gimmick. I thought the “#0” was a clever indicator of backstory, which they were only able to pull off since everything started at #1 fairly recently.

      my two cents, anyway.

  4. Jeff
    July 13, 2012 at 9:23 pm — Reply

    I hate on this garbage so much that I have moved beyond loathing and into indifference.

    That goes double for Marvel.

  5. Edge
    July 13, 2012 at 10:23 pm — Reply

    I’m the one who asked the Sodam Yat question.. I’m sure a lot of GL fans were wondering the same thing

    • DrNobody
      July 13, 2012 at 11:26 pm — Reply

      We at least did get confirmation in one of the books recently that both Sodam and Arisia still exist… I think it was GLC #8 or 9 that mentioned them in passing…

  6. Antonio Sanciolo
    July 13, 2012 at 10:55 pm — Reply

    An age-old question but why does our sector get so many lanterns?

    • July 13, 2012 at 11:25 pm — Reply

      Because Earth is super-special.

      And also: Wonder Woman.

      • Antonio Sanciolo
        July 14, 2012 at 9:28 am — Reply

        Wait? what?
        We need four+ Lanterns to keep Wonder-Woman in check?

      • J_Michael_T
        July 14, 2012 at 11:06 am — Reply

        Thanks Matthew. Spit coffee all over my laptop screen.

  7. Oldcomicfan
    July 14, 2012 at 7:27 am — Reply

    Is that supposed to be Captain Marvel on the cover or Black Adam? If they’re going to turn him into an insane berzerker, just leave him out of the whole DCU. If I wanted to read about a dark and gritty Captain Marvel, I’d read the garbage Marvel is putting out. The cover art alone has me turned off.

    • aerohalen1
      July 14, 2012 at 9:44 am — Reply

      isnt the whole new 52 dark and gritty?

  8. July 14, 2012 at 10:11 am — Reply

    “Sodam Yat will return next year”

    Great, the only Green Lantern character I hoped to never see again is confirmed to be coming back, yet still no word on Soranik Natu.

    But on the bright side, at least I’ve got some interesting Kyle Rayner and Booster Gold content to look forward to.

  9. July 14, 2012 at 12:45 pm — Reply

    Does this mean Hal’s leaving?

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