Spinning out of Forever Evil, Jeff Lemire is set to rename the JLA to the JLC for DC Comics. There will be a few new characters, and a maple-leaf repackaging of an old favorite! Click on for more details and a teaser image.

The Toronto Star has announced that Canadian Jeff Lemire‘s next project for DC will be Justice League Canada...formerly Justice League America in 2014. The team's new headquarters will be at James Bay and Moosonee in Northern Ontario. The news is expected to be officially announced at the Fan Expo in Toronto later on today. Lemire dismisses any Alpha Flight comparisons to the Star, while revealing a little of what we can expect. “It’s not really like Alpha Flight, as we’re not creating a bunch of very Canadian characters,” says the writer “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.” A few new teenage Canadian characters are expected, and, he'll be bringing back Adam Strange a Canadian! More at the link below.

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Filed Under "Comics" 8/23/2013 Source: The Star
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LEVITIKUZ - 8/23/2013, 7:54 AM
JayJayCAW - 8/23/2013, 7:55 AM
YAY!!!!....the Justice League is coming to my turf :D :D :D I'm gonna go sign up now :D lol
Demongod20 - 8/23/2013, 7:55 AM
0bstreperous - 8/23/2013, 7:55 AM
Ocelot - 8/23/2013, 7:56 AM
Demongod20 - 8/23/2013, 7:57 AM
vananir - 8/23/2013, 8:04 AM
When they gonna do the "justice league of México" (°<
gravedigger9906 - 8/23/2013, 8:06 AM
This sucks! First Ben a fleck as batman ,now this? Probably won't pick this comic up anymore. Why would all these characters rooted in the USA up and decide to move out of country and how is that going to effect their singles comics. Does DC even think anymore. Oh I'm Canadian so I'm going to just make all these americans Canadian now. Stick with dudly do right loser!

sintzu - 8/23/2013, 8:06 AM
they are doing this because ???????
TheWolverine08 - 8/23/2013, 8:06 AM
I was born in Canada.
typicalfanboy - 8/23/2013, 8:07 AM
It's maple leaf, tard. :)
Affleck 4ever!
Blitzed - 8/23/2013, 8:08 AM
Clover Leaf?! LOL
IamNotLegend - 8/23/2013, 8:10 AM
As a jla fan and a Canadian, I say WTF?

Also Ror... Maple Leaf not Clover leaf. Kind of a big difference.
Wingding - 8/23/2013, 8:12 AM
Wait wait, hold on . . . WHAT? I don't even understand right now. What in the world is going to happen to the JLA post-Trinity War?!
RorMachine - 8/23/2013, 8:13 AM
Eh, yes..I knew that! Sorry I'm Irish, cloverleafs on the brain;)
AlSimmons - 8/23/2013, 8:13 AM
Yes. Let's imitate the Iwo Jima statue/picture/film where American marines had just took Mount Suribachi. It's not like anybody DIED on that hill, right?

This is just insulting. Screw you, DC.
JoeMomma29 - 8/23/2013, 8:14 AM
Clover leaf

Maple Leaf

Yeah I can see why someone can get confused!
GodzillaKart - 8/23/2013, 8:14 AM
Ah, the luck of the Canadians!
campblood - 8/23/2013, 8:14 AM
everybody hates on murica until they need us to stop crazy murdering tyrants and blow shit up

all I know is that the country that controls the skies is the country that controls war and right now the USA controls the skies
MightyZeus - 8/23/2013, 8:17 AM

Is Wolverine going to be on that team?
ItsATrap - 8/23/2013, 8:20 AM
As a Canadian.... This is a really stupid gimmick.
Grimfoe - 8/23/2013, 8:22 AM
Now Superman can truly stand for, "Truth, Justice and all that other stuff!"

I don't mind including Canada in the universe. I have nothing against Canada.

Why does DC seem so anti-American, though? Just saying. Don't keep biting the hand that feeds you. Don't even seem to bite the hand that feeds you. Go out of the way to ensure the hand that feeds you knows that you appreciate it and would never bite it.
ComicFan1134 - 8/23/2013, 8:24 AM
Bah! No Sir, I Don't Like It.
ParisSun - 8/23/2013, 8:25 AM
Wow he takes a back hand shot at Alpha Flight "cliched Canadians".

Not really feeling the Iwo Jima imagery here. Jeff, being a Canadian, doesn't get what it means for people in the States. Alot of our Marines died there but hey let's trivilize it for a comic.
reverendjonnynemo - 8/23/2013, 8:31 AM
I'm Canadian, and this is a stupid idea. Every Canadian knows *anything* Can-Con blows moose-nuts. Benton Fraser is the last (if not most successful) superhero we ever had...

storyteller - 8/23/2013, 8:38 AM
Well forever evil indeed.
GenerationX - 8/23/2013, 8:40 AM
Well this is just flat out stupid...why the hell is DC letting this retard do this?
CherryBomb - 8/23/2013, 8:46 AM
Guys, stop PMS'ing and get over the fact Ben Affleck is Batman.
LRascal - 8/23/2013, 8:48 AM
@blackandyellow That is the 50 states cover with the Canadian flag super-imposed over it. n=Not the real cover
danica2334 - 8/23/2013, 8:56 AM
As a canadian, its about time dc did this .
marvel has had alpha flight for a while.
mrHJK - 8/23/2013, 8:57 AM
That's just jla #1 with the flag replaced
Ramiel - 8/23/2013, 9:03 AM
Who cares? This team sucks anyways. Let them rot in Canada.
sonokrypton - 8/23/2013, 9:04 AM
So he makes a mistake and writes clover instead of maple and THAT'S what you guys are focusing on? That like that annoying friggin kid in class that's just dying to catch the teacher in a mistake. I'm pretty sure you all knew what he meant. Besides I like it a whole lot better his way!
JasonBlue - 8/23/2013, 9:10 AM
wooo canada!
puffpuffpat - 8/23/2013, 9:18 AM
people getting their panties wound up over a clover or maple leaf? and what is to soon to make light of WW2? get over it people. family guy has already made how many 9/11 jokes
CaptainAmerica31 - 8/23/2013, 9:24 AM
Why????!! Canada isn't large enough on the global stage to host it's on superhero team. They would be absorbed into the American team. It makes no sense. Oh and I'm I Canada right now!! Oh the irony
PsyGuy - 8/23/2013, 9:25 AM
This looks like an April Fools joke...

They should just make a separate series with a new character.
DrOz - 8/23/2013, 9:30 AM
go go Canada.. Love it..:)
Shadow137 - 8/23/2013, 9:31 AM
Dunejedi - 8/23/2013, 9:35 AM
"It's not really like Alpha Flight." Really? Then why is that the first thing anyone is going to think when they see this? It's true that Byrne created some "cliched Canadian archetypes". That might be because he wanted his characters to be recognizably Canadian. It beats Hell out of transplanting a bunch of recognizably non-Canadians characters up north to what? . . . stop a bunch of hockey riots?

As far as the Iwo Jima flag raising imagery being used. . it's tacky, certainly. But it doesn't offend me. Especially in light of the knowledge that that famous image only exists as a photo op. of a reenactment made possible from the pissing contest between the Secretary of the Navy and a Battalion Commander trying to claim the FIRST flag ( y'know, the one that was legitimately raised ) as a souvenir. Everything is for sale. And that image has already been used to sell all kinds of shit. So, yeah.
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