This morning, Animal Man, Justice League Dark and Sweet Tooth writer Jeff Lemire announced via his blog that he’s signed on as the new writer on DC Comics’ Green Arrow series. Joining him on the title is I, Vampire artist Andrea Sorrentino. We’re awaiting the official announcement and preview images from DC Comics.
Until then, a teaser image featuring a panorama of that mysterious island made famous in Andy Diggle and Jock’s Green Arrow: Year One and, of course, the CW’s Arrow TV series.
Given the character’s newfound stature with television audiences, we’re pleased to see his ongoing title afforded this push. Green Arrow has gone through a handful of creative shifts in the year since the New 52 relaunch, none of them terribly well-received. Hopefully Lemire will lend the emerald archer the same new energy he imbued in Animal Man.
It all starts in February with Green Arrow #17.
As for former Green Arrow and current Catwoman writer Ann Nocenti, she’ll helm a Birds of Prey spinoff series starring Katana. For those just joining us, Tatsu Yamashiro is a deadly martial artist who wields a powerful sword she believed to be haunted by the soul of her murdered husband. She’s also a core member of the upcoming Justice League of America title. The first issue is co-plotted by Geoff Johns with art by Alex Sanchez.
Meanwhile, another JLA teammate will get his own solo series in Andrew Kriesberg and Pete Woods’ Justice League of America’s Vibe. Because why not?
All of this launches in February.
For more details, check out MTV.com.
Jeff Lemire posted the below image of Green Arrow on his blog: