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Exclusive Preview: JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #14

New story arc begins here.

JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK is a series that keeps getting better and better. If you read the previous issues and the annual, you know some crazy things are happening. DC has given us an exclusive preview to get a look at what happens next. This is the beginning of a new storyline.

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JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #14

• A major new storyline starts here!
• In the aftermath of JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK ANNUAL #1, the team picks up the pieces from their devastating losses.
• Black Orchid, Frankenstein and Amethyst explore the macabre House of Mystery — and what they find positions John Constantine as the most dangerous man in the DC Universe!

WRITTEN BY: Jeff Lemire

ART BY: Graham Nolan

COVER BY: Ryan Sook

U.S. PRICE: $2.99

ON SALE: November 28, 2012

== TEASER ==
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Posted By Miss_Garrick

@MutieLover: That's interesting!

And it just figures that hollywood would mess that up in their various films versions of the novel.

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Posted By MutieLover

@Miss_Garrick:

To be fair, Mary Shelley wrote the Frankenstein's Monster as a well-spoken intellectual.

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Posted By Cavemold

black orchird chest kinda outplace ouch.

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Posted By nappystr8

Lemire has been killing it on both Animal Man and JLD, and I'm really excited to see where they go with the books of magic being technology based. The new artist (is he a fill-in for Janin or an official replacement?) is really good as well. Reminds me a lot of Doug Mahnke, which is fitting for a book with dark in the title.

But I must say, Amethyst and Frankenstein are getting on my nerves already. Frank is just a bad character, even Lemire can't write him well. I realize Jeff must have an affinity for the guy and wants to give him a new home after his solo series (which was the only bad work I have ever read by Lemire) was cancelled, but he's just painfully uninteresting. As far as Amethyst it is very clear she was a mandate on DC's part to try and boost sales on her new series. I think it is great that DC is taking a risk on such a different kind of character, but she doesn't belong in this book at all. Hopefully they will not be as big a focus in the book going forward as this preview suggests.

Still super excited for issue 14 though. Super excited.

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Posted By Scheiner

Looks like someone has skeletons in their closet!

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Posted By FelixStrange

Absoulutely one of my favorite books! I will miss Frankensteins solo title , but I am very excited he has aligned his sword with Justice League Dark. DC keeps putting out Amazing books under it's Dark and Edge billing.

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Posted By Zeeguy91

This is one of my favorite titles coming out of DC right now. Can't wait. Bit why is Mikel Janin missing this issue? Taking a break?

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Posted By YdurZatara

Didn't the books beep? Could they be from Apokolips?

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Posted By JairamGanpat

that one skeleton is getting a bit friendly there with Black Orchid in that last image :p

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Posted By RolloLinsky

Never thought i would go for this title, but love it. Just so much fun.

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Posted By RedheadedAtrocitus

Oh this looks great. Love it even more that Amethyst makes an appearance.

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Posted By SmashBrawler

@MadeinBangladesh said:

I tried reading this book, couldnt get into it.

Which issues did you read?

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Posted By MadeinBangladesh

I tried reading this book, couldnt get into it.

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Posted By guttridgeb

Thats a pretty awesome cover

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Posted By The Stegman

I like how they're focusing on the lesser known characters in this issue, Amethyst, Frank and Orchid.

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Posted By SmashBrawler

@Trodorne: Nah, he's the kid from Books of Magic.

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Posted By Trodorne

Did anyone else think that Tim Hunter could be RIP Hunter? add an "E" at the end of his first name.

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Posted By blur1528

Nanda Parbat?! I wanna read!!! I love that place

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Edited By The Lobster

Jeff Lemire was at our school today for a Q and A, not only is he a great writer he's also one of the most down to earth person I've ever seen. 
 
Love this series, It's fan-freaking-tastic. Although it's kinda sad to not see Mikel Janin's work here, although I'm sure he'll be back for the next arc or so.

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Posted By arcano_19

i really love justice league dark but i want it DARKER! like the first arc

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Posted By SmashBrawler

@kid Apollo said:

can someone please tell me if the portrayal of Frankenstein is any good? with characters like his they're usually hit or miss, and these few pages dont tell me much aside from he seems to be rather chivalrous

Frankenstein is the complete opposite of his mainstream version: an skilled and powerful warrior, but also quite intellectual. Although when it comes to Frank, I personally recommend Lemire's Frankenstein and the Creatures of the Unknown. It's what got me into the character in the first place.

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Posted By kid Apollo

can someone please tell me if the portrayal of Frankenstein is any good? with characters like his they're usually hit or miss, and these few pages dont tell me much aside from he seems to be rather chivalrous

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Posted By Miss_Garrick

Cool how Frank talks in an intellectual style. And yay, Amethyst!!

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Posted By SmashBrawler

@Necrotic_Lycanthrope said:

I've been debating whether to jump on this title or not. Would this issue be a good jumping on point for new readers?

Well, the first arc ended in the recent annual, but this continues right from where the annual left off, so I'm not entirely sure if this issue is new reader friendly or not.

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Posted By Necrotic_Lycanthrope

I've been debating whether to jump on this title or not. Would this issue be a good jumping on point for new readers?

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Posted By SmashBrawler

@Mbecks14 said:

I really need to check this book out, if not for the story but for the beautiful covers alone

I recommend you start with issue 9.

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Posted By Mbecks14

I really need to check this book out, if not for the story but for the beautiful covers alone

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Posted By Jonny_Anonymous

@Billy Batson said:

Shun the watered down ConJob!
BB

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Posted By CitizenJP

Deadman is the best!

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Posted By Thaxus

JLD is awesome best comic in the bizz I <3 it :)

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Posted By fables87

Will we see anymore Vertigo character with-in the New 52? Interesting to see the House of Mystery, but will the included other Sandman characters?

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Posted By Billy Batson

Shun the watered down ConJob!
BB

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Posted By longbowhunter

Wonder if this is a fill in artist or if Michael Janin is off the book? 

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Posted By SmashBrawler

@Hancock89 said:

@SmashBrawler said:

I love this book.

Yeah JLD has been really awesome. Issue #13 was pretty epic. It's one of my favorite books in the DC lineup right now alongside I, Vampire and Demon Knights.

Agreed, I, Vampire and Demon Knights are pretty damn awesome. Nothing bad can come out from The Dark (except for Phantom Stranger that is).

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Posted By Azrael66

JLD is epic.

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Posted By Hancock89
@SmashBrawler said:

I love this book.

Yeah JLD has been really awesome. Issue #13 was pretty epic. It's one of my favorite books in the DC lineup right now alongside I, Vampire and Demon Knights.
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Posted By SmashBrawler

I love this book.

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Posted By BannerNOW

zzzz

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Posted By htb106

I really love the cover, not very keen on the interiors though...

Looks like a good issue!