In September 2011, DC Comics hit the reset button on their whole universe, resulting in, among other changes, a massive realignment of one of its lynchpins, the much-revered Justice League. JL is one of the longest-running comics of all time, existing in one state or another since 1960; with the reset (dubbed "The New 52" after the fifty-two comic lines relaunched), DC created offshoot Justice League International, wherein a UN-controlled team dispensed ass-kicking care packages to villains worldwide. Sadly, this Hall of Justice-based team ran its course after only a year and change; now though, DC is replacing it with a more local (for US comic dorks) variant, debuting issue #1 of Justice League of America today, on comic book shelves nationwide.And yes, true believers, that is indeed the JLA hoisting our own Algonquin-chillaxing-under-Myles-Standish's-disembodied-arm state flag-- and double yes, eagle-eyed dorks, that is indeed Simon Baz, the new Muslim Green Lantern, assistingVibe, Green Arrow and Catwoman in striking an Iwo Jima pose. It's all in a day's cover modelling for the newest JLA iteration. There is no official word yet from DC sources on whether this Mass-centric JLA will continue with more Bay State-themed heroics; may we suggest:
- Martian Manhunter uses his famed "vortex breath" to clear through standstill traffic when the JLA-mobile is stranded on Storrow Drive during rush hour?- Vibe's sonic vibration manipulation is put to the test when he tries to get some peace and quiet in his new Allston studio digs?- Hawkman flies stranded downtown partiers home to the 'burbs when they miss the last Green Line at 12:35am?
- Martian Manhunter uses his famed "vortex breath" to clear through standstill traffic when the JLA-mobile is stranded on Storrow Drive during rush hour?
- Vibe's sonic vibration manipulation is put to the test when he tries to get some peace and quiet in his new Allston studio digs?
Waka waka waka! More than likely, though, after issue #1 JLA will continue with DC's relentlessly Big Apple-centered supershenanigans; so for now, Bay State comic book fans, savor this tip of the hat to you and your DC patronage.
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