Justice League United
Cover of Justice League United #0.
Group publication information
PublisherDC Comics
First appearanceJustice League United #0 (April 2014)
Created byJeff Lemire
Mike McKone
In-story information
Base(s)Moosonee, Ontario
Roster
See: List of members
Justice League United
Series publication information
ScheduleMonthly
FormatOngoing series
Genre
Publication dateApril 2014 – December 2015
Number of issues19 (0-16, plus a Futures End One-Shot, and 1 annual, as of December 2015 cover date)
Creator(s)Jeff Lemire
Mike McKone

Justice League United or JLU, is a fictional superhero team that appears in comic books published by DC Comics. The team was created by Jeff Lemire and Mike McKone. First appearing in their eponymous series, Justice League United #0 (published in April 2014 and cover-dated June 2014), the team features Animal Man, Equinox, Green Arrow, Martian Manhunter, Stargirl, Supergirl, Adam Strange and his partner Alanna Lewis. The team forms in the aftermath of "Forever Evil", following the disbandment of the United States Government-sanctioned Justice League of America.

Publication history

Justice League United began its development in the summer 2013 after "Forever Evil" was to be finished during its run at the time. Writer Jeff Lemire and artist Mike McKone were assigned in taking over Justice League of America, with the series being retitled Justice League Canada, as the series was to take place in Canada. Adam Strange and a brand new character of Canadian origin were expected to join the team.[1]

Animal Man became a part of the team, when his eponymous solo title was canceled in December, which was also written by Lemire.[2]

Justice League of America was instead relaunched in April 2014 as Justice League United with a zero-issue.[3] The team's Canadian addition was revealed to be Miiyahbin Marten, a 16-year-old Cree teen from Moose Factory, with the codename Equinox. Her powers stem from the Earth and change with the seasons.[4]

DC canceled the series in December 2015, with news outlets citing low sales as the most likely cause of cancellation.[5]

Team roster

References

  1. ^ Mudhar, Raju (August 23, 2013). "DC Comics to launch Justice League Canada in 2014". Toronto Star. Archived from the original on August 26, 2013.
  2. ^ Schedeen, Jesse (December 12, 2013). "Jeff Lemire's Animal Man Will End in March 2014". IGN. Retrieved December 27, 2013.
  3. ^ Lemire, Jeff (January 16, 2014). "Justice League Canada becomes Justice League United A New Ongoing Series in April!". Jeff Lemire's Blog. Retrieved January 16, 2014.
  4. ^ "Exclusive - Equinox, new Cree teen superhero, joins DC Comics lineup". CBC News. March 28, 2014. Retrieved March 28, 2014.
  5. ^ "DC Comics Cancelling 5 Titles As Of December". Retrieved 2015-09-14.