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JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #1 Preview

There's a new team of heroes coming up. Now we'll get to find out what they're all about.

The announcement was made last summer for a new JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA series by Geoff Johns and David Finch. It's not surprising that we'd get another JL series since we have the main book, JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK and recently JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL. What made this odd was the team roster that was announced.

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Some of these characters have never been League members. We have thieves, killers and some young and inexperienced heroes. It's just not your typical JLA roster.

Geoff Johns talked to USA Today about the book.

It's not Batman and Superman and the big, big characters, and we can do a lot of pretty crazy stuff with these guys. People are going to be pretty surprised. It gets a little bit more wild than what you'd see in Justice League proper.

That's what seems appealing. This isn't necessarily just another Justice League book. The first issue is on sale tomorrow.

Here's a preview:

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Edited By Nightw BR

I mean Catwoman, she is in the middle between good and bad, she's undecided, she can be a hero sometimes or a villain sometimes and yes I think she'd look better if she zipped up more also.

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Posted By Onemoreposter

@Avenging-X-Bolt said:

thats because Black Cat has almost always been like that, Catwoman hasnt.

Yep, more or less, here's her first appearance.

I've no problem with the outfits on characters like Kory or Power Girl because they've more or less always been like that. I'm not even against cleavage on Catwoman, but the way its being illustrated is absurd.

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Posted By Avenging-X-Bolt

@The Stegman said:

@Onemoreposter said:

I all for sexy outfits, but Catwoman's cleavage borders on ridiculous.

Everyone is talking about Catwoman as if this is some outrage when Black Cat has had her zipper down to her navel for decades now.

thats because Black Cat has almost always been like that, Catwoman hasnt.

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Posted By Perfect 10

can't wait. Vibe, Catwoman and Stargirl!!!! yes!

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Posted By The Stegman
@Onemoreposter said:

I all for sexy outfits, but Catwoman's cleavage borders on ridiculous.

Everyone is talking about Catwoman as if this is some outrage when Black Cat has had her zipper down to her navel for decades now.
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Posted By powerhouse1122

Looks very interesting and awesome :)

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Posted By viin

i still dont quite understand the whole team and its members. I like MM, Hawman, and Green Arrow but im unsure about everyone else. Steve Trevor might be a cool but im looking forward to MM and the backups the most.

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Posted By Onemoreposter

I all for sexy outfits, but Catwoman's cleavage borders on ridiculous.

Is that the Shaggy Man I see giving the league a stomp?

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Posted By DonFelipe
@RedOwl_1 said:

@spinningbirdcake said:

@BigBDawg: Really well known to who? To regular comic readers all of them are well known except maybe Vibe. To new readers? I'd say Catwoman, GA, and maaaaaybe MM are well known. The latter is so only because of the JL show, though that was several years ago.

I have quite a time reading comics (two years) as for my age (less than 17 I can say) and I have never heard of Vibe before, ANYWHERE. Mostly learned stuff from animated movies and tv shows when little and I don't remember had heard of this guy ever before.

Vibe was a member of the JLA in the mid 80's. Every since then he hasn't really made any important appearance; just a few cameos every now and then - Blackest Night, Trinity.
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Posted By RedOwl_1

@spinningbirdcake said:

@BigBDawg: Really well known to who? To regular comic readers all of them are well known except maybe Vibe. To new readers? I'd say Catwoman, GA, and maaaaaybe MM are well known. The latter is so only because of the JL show, though that was several years ago.

I have quite a time reading comics (two years) as for my age (less than 17 I can say) and I have never heard of Vibe before, ANYWHERE. Mostly learned stuff from animated movies and tv shows when little and I don't remember had heard of this guy ever before.

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Posted By Yung ANcient One

Probably the only DC series I'm actually interested in. I am really intrigued by the idea of Simon Baz joining the team: How, When, Why, What, and J'onn as well especially since he looks like a total BADA$$ in the Nu52. Plus why did the rest join? how do they feel about the team?

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Posted By knightofthechronicle

I really can't wait for tomorrow. No matter what people say I'm picking up Vibe and I seriously can't wait for JLA. The only bad thing about this is that I won't get to my comic shop until next week :(

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Posted By fACEmelter88

Is it me or do some of those images look unFinch like?

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Posted By Press Oblivion

Seriously, what is up with Catwoman's zipper. Makes for good superhero'n no doubt.

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Posted By WonderHunter

@modunhanul said:

@spinningbirdcake said:

@BigBDawg: Really well known to who? To regular comic readers all of them are well known except maybe Vibe. To new readers? I'd say Catwoman, GA, and maaaaaybe MM are well known. The latter is so only because of the JL show, though that was several years ago.

Agreed. Before I became Comic book fan, I didn't even know Green Arrow, Hawkman, Martian Manhunter.

Before i became a comic book fan (and really, it wasn't long ago), i only knew Hawkman thanks to the JL show, Catwoman and GA thanks to his series.. I still don't know who's Vibe...

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Edited By Raw_Material

Really anxious about this new title being released tomorrow. My anticipation just went off the charts now that I've seen some preview to the first issue!

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Posted By Cyborg6971

@Lone_Wolf_and_Cub said:

Honestly the only reason I'm buying this book is for Martian Manhunter. Vibe looks lame as hell.

Here here, as am I. MM is the most underused and one of the most powerful character in the DCU, if not the most powerful. I'm pulling this and just started pulling green arrow. I want a great GA so bad.

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Posted By spinningbirdcake

@modunhanul said:

@spinningbirdcake said:

@BigBDawg: Really well known to who? To regular comic readers all of them are well known except maybe Vibe. To new readers? I'd say Catwoman, GA, and maaaaaybe MM are well known. The latter is so only because of the JL show, though that was several years ago.

Agreed. Before I became Comic book fan, I didn't even know Green Arrow, Hawkman, Martian Manhunter.

And the only reason I included Green Arrow on that list is because of the tv show and the stupid banner related to the tv show on every other comic book cover.

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@Ren_ said:

@ALFMutant said:

On the last panel, Finch wanted to show what Catwoman' role will be.

For real. I find that my costume usually unzips itself down to my naval when I get knocked out, as well.

to be fair, Shaggy Man probably unzipped it after he knocked out and Ollie, J'onn and Katar were just trying to defend her honor,

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Posted By Decoy Elite

Oh hey the Shaggy Man.

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Posted By Ren_

@ALFMutant said:

On the last panel, Finch wanted to show what Catwoman' role will be.

For real. I find that my costume usually unzips itself down to my naval when I get knocked out, as well.

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Posted By jsphsmth

@Avenging-X-Bolt: Yes, there was a definite musical chairs of both writers and characters during that period. Too bad, I would have liked to have seen more of both Bedard's and Dixon's work on the Outsiders.

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Posted By Avenging-X-Bolt

@jsphsmth said:

Catwoman lasted about three issues on Dixon's Outsiders? Very curious how Johns is going to write the characters and justify her joining any team.

wasnt her fault, she and MM were originally put on the team by Tony Bedard but there was a creative change at the last minute( (Dixon joining) and both were nixed sadly.

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Posted By longbowhunter

I almost wanna wait for a 2nd printing to see if they release a better cover.

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Posted By modunhanul

@spinningbirdcake said:

@BigBDawg: Really well known to who? To regular comic readers all of them are well known except maybe Vibe. To new readers? I'd say Catwoman, GA, and maaaaaybe MM are well known. The latter is so only because of the JL show, though that was several years ago.

Agreed. Before I became Comic book fan, I didn't even know Green Arrow, Hawkman, Martian Manhunter.

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Posted By jsphsmth

Catwoman lasted about three issues on Dixon's Outsiders? Very curious how Johns is going to write the characters and justify her joining any team.

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Posted By MadeinBangladesh

Super Excited for DIS!!!

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Posted By bloggerboy

I'm looking forward to how differently this flagship title will portray these characters compared to their solo books. Wait what?!

Kiddin'! For all I know Catwoman might actually improve in this title...aside from losing the ability to zip up.

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Posted By Fantasgasmic

I'll give it a try, but I'm kinda with Steve on this one.

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Posted By spinningbirdcake

@BigBDawg: Really well known to who? To regular comic readers all of them are well known except maybe Vibe. To new readers? I'd say Catwoman, GA, and maaaaaybe MM are well known. The latter is so only because of the JL show, though that was several years ago.

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Posted By dimmoe

@LordXorn said:

Could Catwoman be any bustier in the last pic?

ludicrously stupid.

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Posted By NightFang3

I'll give it a shoot.

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Posted By BigBDawg

I think out of everyone there, Only J'onn, Ollie, Carter, and Courtney (along with Selina) are really well known... XD

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Posted By deactivated-5791595859013

So many B-listers this feels like the New 52 version of Justice League Task Force

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Posted By dondave

Looks good

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Posted By Crash_Recovery

Wow Shaggy Man? Awesome.

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Posted By SavageDragon

This looks pretty good. Love Martian Manhunter.

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Posted By nappystr8

Although I've been waiting for this book eagerly since it was announced, and was always going to pick up the fist issue, I must say Johns's work on the regular Justice League book left me so cold that I was worried JLA might suffer from a similar straightforwardness. But from what I can make out from the preview, this book will be everything I was hoping it would be. Seems like this will easily be the standout Justice League book.

It's funny, between this, and the quality gap between Jonathan Hickman's stellar New Avengers and only soso Avengers, it seems like periphery books are outshining high profile titles across the board.

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Posted By Dud317

Really torn on this book. I'm interested in Baz, but is his main feature in GL ending when Johns leaves (leaving room for Hal and Sinestro to return)? Most of these characters are on my b-team or even lower. Found it funny in the preview by Trevor saying "That's why a Justice League of America will never work." Think it's Johns poking fun at fans expectations of is book? Johns name alone will slingshot the series a couple of arcs, but I just don't have a great feeling about this. Am I the only one?

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Posted By Colt

Is this supposed to be the Avengers movie version of the JL? They got a big strong green guy, an archer, someone who fights in American patriotic garb,.. Hawkman would be the Thor.. Katana and Catwoman would be Black Widow. They even got Waller to be the Nick Fury.

This just leaves Vibe and GL to fill out Iron Man. Its a stretch but I think I've cracked it.

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Posted By Fuchsia_Nightingale

looks Solid.

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@blackkitty said:

What I find funny about this book is, they do not have one super strong person on the team. Then I look at the Justice league and... wonder woman, aquaman, superman, captain marvel... they took all of them... Still, I like the cast and want to give this a shot.

Martian Manhunter, Hawkman, Stargirl and Green Lantern all have super strength

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Posted By ShadowMonkey
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"HARRY, NOOOOOO!!!!! BAD SASQUATCH!"

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Posted By Jonny_Anonymous

Gonna hold out for a Global Guardians book

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Posted By The Mast

Cassandra Cain is in limbo but we get Vibe in two books?

I ain't bitter.

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Does anyone know who is that giant sasquatch the JLA are fighting?

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Posted By Zeeguy91

@Eivion said:

@blackkitty said:

What I find funny about this book is, they do not have one super strong person on the team. Then I look at the Justice league and... wonder woman, aquaman, superman, captain marvel... they took all of them... Still, I like the cast and want to give this a shot.

Martian Manhunter has super strength.

i think Hawkman might also have at least enhanced strength.

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Posted By ToferBooboo

This is hype, I can't wait.

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Posted By Eivion

@blackkitty said:

What I find funny about this book is, they do not have one super strong person on the team. Then I look at the Justice league and... wonder woman, aquaman, superman, captain marvel... they took all of them... Still, I like the cast and want to give this a shot.

Martian Manhunter has super strength.

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