Get ready for Justice League Canada!
In a report by Newsarama.com, the Justice League Of America will be trading in the stars and stripes for the maple leaf. In spring of 2014 the JLA will move north and will be rechristened the Justice League of Canada. Jeff Lemire, who really came into his own at DC writing Animal Man, will take over writing duties form Geoff Johns (Sigh, another book he’s leaving.). Lemire, a Canadian native, is really pumped to do this book saying to the Toronto Star, “This is like my ultimate dream job. It sounds like a joke and something like this would never happen, but it is actually happening”
He was also excited to deliver an authentic Canadian cultural experience after books like Marvel’s Alpha Flight gave us stereotypical Canadian characters, “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.”
The new character is said to be a teen that Lemire says will reflect a real part of Canada’s cultural identity. Another character that is making his New52 debut is none other then Adam Strange, now a Canadian. The rest of the team is said to be whoever is left of the original line up after the Trinity War and the Forever Evil events. Lemire promises the line up will be a good mix of well-known and more obscure characters.
So what do you guys think? Is it about time that DC Comics gives a friendly nod to the U.S.’ neighbors to the north?