DC Comics Rebirth Spoilers for Justice League Of America #1 follow.
Artist Ivan Reis joins writer Steve Orlando on Justice League of America, shipping twice monthly, with JLA #1 shipping in February 2017.
The cover and initial team roster has been revealed. In addition to the Atom, the Ray, Vixen and the Killer Frost were known, but the team is rounded out by Black Canary, Batman and… Lobo?!
Cover to Justice League of America #1 below!
Steve Orlando spoke with IGN about the new Justice League of America #1 and the plan forward. Some tidbits are below.
“For some people, Lobo will be a hero. For others, he’ll be an anti-hero. It’s moving past these black and white definitions and realizing that you have to have a malleable idea to serve everyone instead of just the people in the mainstream. Lobo, I think there’s more to him than ever before…”
“Batman’s inspiration for joining the team will come from a pivotal scene he shares with Killer Frost during Justice League vs. Suicide Squad (Rebirth’s first big event, out on December 21)…”
On Black Canary.
“She doesn’t lord above people with a mask. She’s in Seattle, she’s seen by people, she talks to people, she listens to people. She’s there, as Batman says, to keep him honest, to keep him in line. He knows what he wants to do, but it’s a bit out of his comfort zone…”
On the difference between the Justice League of America and Justice League teams and series.
“They also have completely different points of view. I think that’s important. Bryan and Tony are doing amazing work in the biggest mainstream comic you can find. We are still doing things that are insane and exciting but I think that just by virtue of who’s on the team, the points of view and the lanes they will travel in will be different. The places the Justice League of America go will be different because they’re tuned in to the different communities. They’re tuned into people that have never thought that they would see a superhero before, that they never thought they’d be thought of or heard by them…”
On the JLA’s DC Rebirth role.
“The other thing that I’m excited to do is to meet these teams and unwrap the mystery of [DC Universe] Rebirth [#1] and other events coming up, to really have JLA be the book that the DC Universe rotates around. All these changes are happening in the book because I wanted it to be vital. I wanted it to matter…”
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