If you were getting the sense that Justice League of America could be a bit more calm and cooperative, then grab your thermal underwear and head up towards the top of the map.
All we know is that today, fittingly, at Toronto’s FanExpo, DC will announce that Jeff Lemire will relaunch Justice League of America as Justice League Canada. Jeff Lemire is, of course, famously Canadian, if such a ridiculous thing were possible.
The group will be based out of a rural, Northern Ontario HQ, and much of the action happen in Toronto, which is still really close to the US, when you look at a map.
Will it be better than Alpha Flight for a proud Canadian?
“It’s not really like Alpha Flight, as we’re not creating a bunch of very Canadian characters,” Lemire says. “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.”
We don’t know much more, other than there will be a new Canadian character created, next to some known Leaguers. Look for it in the spring of 2014. Presumably an artist will be announced by then as well.
There you go. I made it through the whole thing without making terrible Canada jokes. That was tough, but I think we’re all better off for it.
*copyright Paul Montgomery 2013