Comic Book News!
So much for “Justice League Canada”. DC has recently changed the title of the upcoming series to “Justice League United”. According to the series writer, Jeff Lemire, the team will still be stationed in Northern Ontario, Canada, but will not primarily be about protecting the Great White North. Rather, the book will hop between Canada, the rest of Earth and outer space adventures.
“It keeps the book fresh when you have those two very different settings or landscapes to go between,” Lemire told USA Today. “It’s very much a swashbuckling, world-jumping space adventure.”
The series has the exciting news of the return of popular space-farer “Adam Strange”, a fan favourite character for decades. The series will also introduce a new Canadian, teen Cree hero. The remaining members consist of Stargirl, Martian Manhunter, Hawkman, Green Arrow, Animal Man and Supergirl.
Many comics have been expanding their characters outside of the classic New York setting as of late. A few years ago, The X-Men moved to San Francisco, as soon will Daredevil. In the “Iron Man” movie, Tony Stark’s home was moved from New York to Los Angeles. The trend will definitely help shed new light on people’s geography lessons as well as highlight new locations, such as Canada. How about The Fantastic Four come to Vancouver?
“Justice League United” hits comic shop shelves and online digital in April.
Here is the cover to issue #1:
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