DC Comics has announced a new Justice League of America series that will be part of the New 52 written by Geoff Johns, with art by David Finch.
“This is a very different kind of team book,” says Geoff Johns. “On first glance, people might think the heroes of the JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA stand in the shadows of Superman, Wonder Woman and the rest of the JUSTICE LEAGUE, but Green Arrow, Katana, Martian Manhunter, the new Green Lantern, Stargirl, Vibe, Hawkman and Catwoman thrive in the shadows. They’re underdogs who have everything to prove and something to lose. They’re a team of unlikely heroes who will help one another discover they’re as A-List as anybody — yes, even Vibe. Though getting there won’t be easy. Why they’re formed, why each member joins, what they’re after and who the society of villains is they’re trying to take apart will all be clear in the first issue when it hits early 2013. David and I are really focused on delving deep into what it’s like to not be a member of the big seven and why, sometimes, the grass isn’t always greener on the other side.”
This is an ongoing series that arrives in 2013. Note that it is not the same as Justice League, which will continue.
Some will wonder if DC really should be launching another Justice League title so soon into the New 52, but this may be a great way to open the DCnU and explain what has been going on. We already know that Team 7 explores the time leading up to the appearance of the Justice League, and from the quote above, it looks like DC is also exploring the world that has to cope with demigods running around smashing things. I’m on board for at least the first issue – though I’m not super excited about the line up, and we’ll leave the comment section open for your thoughts and reactions.