Writer and artist Jeff Lemire (Animal Man, Green Arrow, Justice League Dark) has just announced on his personal blog that the previously announced series Justice League Canada, which was scheduled to begin this April, will now be titled Justice League United.
As Jeff went on to explain, the name change came about after Lemire and DC “mutually agreed that the Canada title was too limiting for the cosmic scope the series was taking.” This new team will be composed of JLA favorites like Martian Manhunter and Green Arrow, JSA veterans Stargirl and Hawkman, and newcomers Supergirl, Animal Man, Adam Strange, Alanna Strange, and Canada’s first superhero who’s origin and powers will be revealed in the next few weeks.
The team will be based in Ontario and Lemire describes their missions “will juxtapose adventures firmly set in rural Canada with more cosmic, planet-hopping high adventure around the galaxy.” JLU’s adventures will begin with a #0 that will be “extra-sized” and will then be followed by the team’s first story line entitle “Justice League Canada”. This new series will take the place of Justice League of America which will most likely end with issue #13 in March. You can read Lemire’s blog post here.
This announcement comes hot off the heels of yesterday’s big DC announcements regarding the end of the Teen Titans, and the departure of writer Kyle Higgins from Nightwing. We The Nerdy will continue to update these stories as they develop. Stay tuned.