DC Announces a New Justice League Canada Comic Series

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In an interview with The Star, writer Jeff Lemire (Sweet Tooth, Animal Man) revealed that come spring 2014, the current Justice League of America title will be rebranded as Justice League Canada and will feature a new team of heroes.

“This is like my ultimate dream job,” said Lemire. “It sounds like a joke and something like this would never happen, but it is actually happening, and I couldn’t be happier. I do want to create a cool, rural Northern Ontario headquarters for Justice League Canada, and I don’t want to spoil it yet. And it’s not a hockey rink, I promise. Although, of course, it did cross my mind.”

Of course your first thought would be asking if this is anything like Marvel’s Canadian team, Alpha Flight, but he says;

JLA U“It’s not really like Alpha Flight, as we’re not creating a bunch of very Canadian characters,” Lemire says. “Like those characters are all almost clichéd Canadian archetypes. This is still very much set in the regular Justice League universe and the team will still have some of the bigger named superheroes, but they will actually be located in Canada now, and there will be a couple of new members who are Canadian. So obviously as a Canadian, and as a Canadian storyteller, it’s something I’m very proud of.”

This will be a team of A-list DC characters as well as some of his favorite obscure heroes. He also teased that he will be reviving the Silve Age hero Adam Strange and also creating a brand new character for the team.

“I’m trying to make a character that reflects a real part of our cultural identity, who could be a real Canadian teenager. That’s what I’m really after with that.”

Mike McKone will serve as the artist when the series debuts and the story will take place in Toronto and Northern Ontario

Jideobi is the Comic Editor at Analog Addiction where he writes all things comics and comic related(especially if X-Men). Also follow him on Twitter @Siphen0.

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