J.T. Krul, current writer ot the Titans and Titans/Teen Titans Blackest Night chapters, has been recruited by DC Comics to write a special Justice League: The Rise and Fall issue (drawn by Matt Mayhew) that bridges the gap between Cry For Justice and the post-Blackest Night issues of Justice League of America. As announced by the DC Source blog,
What happens when a hero has a fateful decision to make? And how can another hero rebuild his world after a life-altering tragedy?
Both ideas are explored in two special books hitting in March, both written by J.T. Krul: JUSTICE LEAGUE: THE RISE AND FALL #1, which bridges the gap between JUSTICE LEAGUE: CRY FOR JUSTICE, JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA and the upcoming JUSTICE LEAGUE: THE RISE OF ARSENAL four-issue mini-series. Concurrently, readers of the ongoing GREEN ARROW series will deal with the fallout in a storyline titled “The Fall of Green Arrow,” starting with issue #31.
Readers of Cry For Justice will know what event has happened to Green Arrow and Red Arrow, but I won’t spoil it here.
Krul talked to IGN about his new assignment and how it fits into the bigger picture:
IGN Comics: The one-shot is called Justice League: The Rise and Fall. There’s a lot going on with the Justice League property between Cry for Justice and James Robinson’s run on the regular JLA ongoing. Where and how exactly will your one-shot fit in regards to Robinson’s two JLA projects? Is there interplay between the three at all?
Krul: It will play directly into everything because James is involved in all of this as well. As we’re working on it, we may have other writers do certain portions of it so it’s more of a collective issue, if you will. But absolutely it will play into everything, because as you’ve seen in Cry for Justice, the whole story has been about this ethical rift between members of the Justice League on the tactics they take. “Are we a proactive team or a reactive team?” We’re taking those elements, and then the rest of the series amps it up and does kind of create this ripple effect that will be felt throughout the one-shot and into the Green Arrow and Arsenal stories.
As well as the single Rise and Fall issue, Krul will also be writing a mini-series called Justice League: The Rise of Arsenal and a Green Arrow arc called the Fall of Green Arrow that expand on the particular topics surround Roy Harper and Oliver Queen.