DC’s new “The Source” blog posted new info and images on the forthcoming Justice League: Cry for Justice today.
While we’ve heard the team line-up before, this is the first (to my recollection) glimpse of the villains. Can we say “Legion of Doom”, boys and girls? I’d also guess that there will also be a nigh-mandatory Gorilla Grodd vs. Congorilla battle at some point. Writer James Robinson and artist Mauro Cascioli’s mini drops in July.
For a little history – yes, it was announced during convention season last year, and it was originally announced as an ongoing. It’s been trimmed down to 6 vengea…er, justice seeking issues featuring a team headed up by Green Lantern and Green Arrow that are taking a more proactive stance on the villains of the DCU, particularly the ones that killed other heroes, and those the heroes care about.
Although, one does wonder…if (as has been hinted and suggested) the Martian Manhunter’s death is the motivating factor for Green Lantern…when this project was originally announced, J’onn was alive and kicking, and his fate after Final Crisis according to DC was understandably hush-hush. But with this starting up in July, at the same time that…let’s just say someone is coming back from the dead, the Human Flame (the prime mover behind the Manhunter’s death) will be out and about trying to make his name known as a big bag, and J’onn’s actual murderer has long been dealt with…not to mention, we’ve already seen the start of the JLA fallout of some members leaving (in issue #31) – is it possible the original story has been tweaked and updated from its original form?