Due to events from Trinity War, Forever Evil and Villains Month, DC Comics has announced the JLA will be no more, and in its place will be Justice League Of Canada.
Major changes are coming to the Justice League books as a result of the three events with the League (what’s left of it) relocating to Canada, specifically around the Toronto, Ontario area.
The series writer is Jeff Lemire, who told the Toronto Sun he’s excited.
“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.”
For fans of comic books, mention of Canada recalls Marvel’s Alpha Flight, a team of Canadian superheroes, but Lemire offers Justice League Canada won’t be like that.
“It’s not really like Alpha Flight, as we’re not creating a bunch of very Canadian characters,” Lemire said. “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.”
“Justice League of Canada” hits Spring of 2014.