All the attention, in terms of Justice League news from SDCC, has so far been on Young Justice with the news of its preview, casting, and that Peter David will be writing episodes. That isn’t to say that there hasn’t been JLA and Generation Lost news coming out from DC’s panels, but those titles have established writers and are running quite nicely with their long-term storylines.
From the DC Universe panel (CBR, Newsarama) we learnt that for Judd Winick Generation Lost is “pretty much all I’m doing.” Which raises the question of when he finds time to write Power Girl. There is an arc devoted to Ice coming up and Captain Atom gets come more screen time. Aaron Lopresti will be drawing an issue that features “22 pages of the JLI fighting the Metal Men, wall-to-wall. ”
At the DC Universe panel James Robinson described his up-coming plans for the Justice League of America.
“This is going to be the team for quite some time,” Robinson said. “They’ve grown, and they are the Justice League.” They’ll be taking on the Crime Syndicate, with Supergirl taking on Ultraman, Jesse Quick against Johnny Quick, Batman vs. Owlman. “You’re actually going to see Superman and Hal Jordan being unable to help them,” Robinson said, adding that Superman is going to be confident in their chances of success. After this, an “interplanetary” event.
Newsarama’s Albert Ching, quoting James Robinson
The DC Teams panel covered so many books that there wasn’t much different announced there (possibly even less).
A far more substantive Justice League preview was delivered by AICN Comics’s pre-SDCC interview with James Robinson which included his philosophy to interaction with editorial fiat.
The JLA is a book that must always allow for the events of the DCU proper that are going on around it. Yes, I did have the rug pulled out from under me, by having this mass exodus of characters happen due to events in other books. I confess I hated losing Mon-El. But in the end I think the book is better for it now, with the team having a better core group and I get to use Supergirl who I’m having a lot of fun with. You can bitch and moan about these kind of things, or you can get on with it and try to work with what you have.
Basically, business as usual on Justice League and Generation Lost.