It is the project that cannot be spoken about, but for a couple of conventions now we’ve had comments from Judd Winick that he absolutely, definitely cannot talk about what happens next in terms of the JLI characters. Well Bleeding Cool had taken a punt at the Bleeding Obvious and have put up a rumour that there will be a new Justice League International title.
Whether it’s by Generation Lost writer Judd Winick, or the classic team of DeMatteis and Giffen, I don’t know. And those pesky Non Disclosure Agreements that DC creators are currently all signing are doing everything to prevent me for finding out.
But I am intrigued. And it’s not the only exciting Justice League book I hear has been scheduled. More soon…
Unfortunately they don’t give any other details so we’re no further forward than we had been before.
We do, however, have some idea of how long we’ll have to wait. Judd Winick (who has to be the front-runner for the writer position) has recorded a Don’t Miss podcast for iFanboy where he talks about this weeks Justice League: Generation Lost #24 and in that he speculates that we should hear something (one way or another) in about a month.
What did interest me more than the “confirmation” of the rumour was Rich’s comments about the old JLI title:
It was the book that stopped me being a Marvel zombie in my tracks and opened the door fully, for me, to the DC Universe.
His co-writer Mark Seifert expands on that:
Rich is completely right about Justice League by Giffen and DeMatteis being a gateway into the DCU for a lot of people. Sure, we all read DKR, and Watchmen (and GA: Longbow Hunters, and so on), but this was the book that drew us in on a regular basis and got us to branch out into other titles.
I was always a DC fan, but the comments ring true.