In other “Big News I Missed By Being Away For A Week” news, DC has announced a brand new series written by Geoff Johns and drawn by David Finch titled Justice League of America. This news series fills the void left by Justice League International which had its last issue today, an annual. Both Justice League International Annual #1 and Justice League #12 set up a lot of important plot points that we’ll see carried out in the new series. Geoff Johns had this to say about the new series:
This is a very different kind of team book. 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 raises a few questions: With Finch doing the art for Justice League of America, will he still have time for Batman: The Dark Knight? And how exactly does Catwoman fit into a Justice League? Anyone who reads the ongoing Catwoman series has to be scratching their head because that character is pretty small time. She’s a young, naive addrenaline junkie and thief so I don’t see how or why she would be added to a heroic team’s roster. And the even bigger question: how in the heck does Geoff Johns have enough time to write all these books? Seriously! He has to be a superhero himself. The guy’s doing Justice League, Justice League of America, Green Lantern, and Aquaman. That’s just…that’s an excessive amount of characters to write for and my hat’s off to him for taking on so much material.
SOURCE: DC Comics