Sunday, August 26, 2012

Hawkman To Featuring in New Justice League of America Title

Looks like the Winged Wonder will be a part of the Justice League after all -- just not the one we're reading about now.

DC announced today that there will be a new title in 2013 named Justice League of America, which will feature a lineup of Hawkman, Green Arrow, Katana, Martian Manhunter, the new Green Lantern, Stargirl, Vibe, Catwoman, and apparently Steve Trevor, and will be by the team of Geoff Johns and David Finch.

Says Johns:

They're underdogs who have everything to prove and something to lose. They're a team of unlikely heroes who will help one another discover they're as A-List as anybody -- yes, even Vibe. Though getting there won't be easy.

I am absolutely floored by this turn of events.  Not that there will be a third Justice League book (since JLI is ending it was only a matter of time), but this lineup is a bit of a shocker.  Although, overall I am happy with it.  I don't care for Catwoman, the new GL is a big question mark, and I don't think I have ever read a comic with Vibe in it, but the rest of the crew sounds great.  I'm a fan of the Martian Manhunter, Stargirl is a fun character, Green Arrow teamed with Hawkman should be a blast, and we get a founding Outsider in Katana! (Though her new costume is the worst she has ever had, and that is saying something.)  And with Johns on the book it sounds like he is going to treat this title like his old JSA/Justice Society of America book, which was a consistent winner month in and month out.

So, I guess to those who speculated that Geoff Johns would be writing Hawkman in 2013, give yourselves a pat on the back because you were right... in a sense.  Now if we could just get an idea of who will be writing Savage Hawkman after next month...

H/T to Matt Orr who tipped me off about this!  Thanks for keeping me in the loop, Matt!

Image: Justice League of America, 2012, David Finch.

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