When DC Says Justice League of America, They Really Mean America


In a move that should make the ’90s comic market weep with jealousy, DC has announced that Justice League of America #1, due out in February, will have 52 different variant covers — one for each of the 50 states, as well as Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico. I eagerly look forward to seeing the cover for my native Kentucky, which will perhaps feature Katana eating a bucket of Kentucky Fried Chicken while riding a horse, and maybe drinking a mint julep. 

Speaking of, I’m pretty sure I haven’t discussed the new JLA with you guys, so I haven’t commented on the team’s exceedingly bizarre roster. Martian Manhunter, Green Arrow, Hawkman, Sim Baz Green Lantern, Star Girl, Vibe, Katana, Catwoman and Steve Trevor (that’s who the dude with the body armor, is, I think, she’s he’s the JLA’s liaison to A.R.G.U.S.)? That’s such a bizarre assortment that I’m actually genuinely interested in reading about them, although David Finch’s art certainly doesn’t hurt. Of the group, the only one that really strikes me as off is Catwoman, but I’m sure plenty of you guys can give me reasons why a cat-themed thief with a heart of gold might join an elite team of superheroes to save the world (or how she would be useful to said team). I just hope writer Geoff Johns has a better plan for these guys than he had for Justice League. Over a year in and it still feels like some kind of introductory comic I ordered off a back of a cereal box. (Via Comic Book Resources)