aka Geoff Johns continuing his rather weird habit of killing off juvenile heroes in his crossover events. In this case, members of a team that hasn’t even debuted in the New 52 yet; The Doom Patrol.
via scans_daily | Justice League #27 Preview – Death and Destruction as per usual.
I actually read that series (the one discussed in the post). Dear God, I’m old. ^_^
The changes to Justice League spin out of events in Forever Evil, which ends in March. In the mini-series, Lex Luthor leads the fight against evil after most of the world’s superheroes are incapacitated by an outside threat. He gathers together a team in Forever Evil — one which includes Captain Cold and Batman — which presumably leads to his April role in the Justice League.
Forever Evil appears to be changing a lot about the DCU, from the formation of a new Justice League United (based in Canada), the return of Wally West to The Flash, the end of the Teen Titans title, and of course, the anticipated harm to Nightwing as the title’s creative team changes.
They’re all part of what Johns warned us was coming. The DC chief creative officer said, “come April the DC Universe will be a very different place leading into and throughout 2014. The first phase of the New 52 is drawing to a close and as Forever Evil wraps up a new phase begins — one that will see the introduction, and re-introduction, of a lot of characters, concepts and a decidedly new center to the DC universe.”
Lex Luthor appears to be the answer to that prediction, but his new role also brings up a lot of questions. What does this mean to the future of the Justice League? How does Batman react to Lex? What happens to Wonder Woman and Superman’s relationship? What happens to the Justice League ties to A.R.G.U.S.? How does this tie into other changes in the DCU?
Newsarama talked to Johns to get some clarification and hints regarding those questions and more — and the writer shared something that should make Ted Kord fans happy (and further fuel those rumors about Booster Gold’s return).
via GEOFF JOHNS: New JUSTICE LEAGUE Roles For LEX LUTHOR, A.R.G.U.S. and … TED KORD? | Newsarama.com.
Every Day Is Like Wednesday: Stream-of-Conscious Review: Justice League of America #0:
My fave line in this post:
“If the Trinity are the jocks, J’onn and Aquaman’s clique must constitute the band geeks.”