DC Comics is prepping a new Justice League series for 2017, and the roster includes several familiar faces — plus one very surprising one.
IGN reports that the new Justice League of America series, hitting in February 2017, will star Batman (duh, he’s in every ‘book these days), Black Canary, Vixen, Killer Frost, The Atom, The Ray and Lobo. Yes, Lobo — the classic anti-hero who received a less-than-stellar redesign as part of the publisher's New 52 relaunch. But thanks to Rebirth, Lobo is back to his gloriously 1990s style that most fans will recognize. The rest of that roster should also look familiar to fans of The CW's various superhero shows. Well played, DC. Well played.
Here’s what series writer Steve Orlando told IGN about the surprising addition:
“He's the Lobo we all love, causing mayhem. He'll be giving people what they want but at the same time he does have a code. The main man's word is his bond, man. I think that's important. That's one of the things that guides him through life. We find out a little bit what's behind this character. Not to soften him, but to give him more depth because he's still the hard partying, bullshit calling, bull**it calling especially, it's what I love about him, but if anyone is there to remind them that they're taking themselves too seriously to remind people that they're hypocrites, it's him.”
This is a wild move for a mainline book, and it has the potential to be a whole lot of fun — much as Marvel has done in recent years by integrating Deadpool in the different versions of Avengers teams. Lobo and Batman working together? Yeah, we’ll check that out.
Check out the cover art below and let us know what you think: