Some news for you: Robinson, Bagley step aboard JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

By Alex Segura

It’s a short week here at The Source, what with our bosses letting us have Friday off. But that just means we have to end the week with a bang.

So, let’s get right to it: Writer James Robinson and artist Mark Bagley will be the new ongoing creative team on JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA, starting in October. I’ll give you a minute or two to wipe the drool off your keyboards.

All done? Great. The fun doesn’t stop there. We managed to snag Robinson for a quick second to talk about the upcoming assignment, and how it ties into his current JUSTICE LEAGUE: CRY FOR JUSTICE mini-series, with artist Mauro Cascioli. Take it away, James:

“It’s a thrill to be given the reins of DC’s flagship team book and to know that my partner in crime(fighting) will be the esteemed Mark Bagley who’s dynamic storytelling skills I intend to make full use of.  It’s further exciting/gratifying for me that I can dove-tail the events of Cry For Justice into the main book where post-Blackest Night will emerge a new team and a new exciting direction as they get caught up in the next wave of events building throughout the DCU.”

Speaking of Mr. Bagley, who’s just coming off a historic run on the yearlong weekly series TRINITY, we’ve snagged a first-look at an upcoming cover from JUSTICE LEAGUE. I probably don’t even have to ask you to click, do I?

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And if you’ll be in Charlotte this weekend, swing on by Heroes Con, where Mark Bagley will be sharing his first thoughts on the gig during the DC NATION panel on Saturday at 1pm.

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21 Responses to “Some news for you: Robinson, Bagley step aboard JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA”

  1. Astro says on :

    Awesome creative team. Bagley isn’t my favorite artist, but he’s fast and he’s a great storyteller and he’s got a dynamic style, so no complaints.

    I would LOVE it if this book would come out more than monthly, on a sort of Ultimate Spidey schedule.

  2. Keith says on :

    I’d be excited, but I was excited about the last creative team (well, the writer), and look at how that turned out

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  4. Gorbunov says on :

    Hooray for Robinson even if am little sad that he’s not on the ongoing of his proactive JL.
    And ain’t exactly the biggest fan of Bagley, but he’s pretty dependable and his art is serviceable, so don’t mind much (and since it’s not weekly, hope, he won’t be drawing so many unproportional flat faces as he did in Trinity).

  5. thephylemon says on :

    Astro said everything I was feeling about Bagley, and Robinson has been doing stellar work as of late. This isn’t the jaw dropping type announcement that I was hoping for, but it is definitely a positive move for the franchise.

    I like Robinson’s perspective on things too, insofar as he knows that the flagship title has to be, “caught up in the next wave of events building throughout the DCU.” Hopefully we won’t hear the complaining about “editorial oversight” we have heard in the past.

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  8. Ricardo says on :

    How many times will we see the Justice League beaten to the ground?

  9. DarkeSword says on :

    I’m very happy about the new creative team, and Bagley’s art is great on that cover, but seriously, how many times do we have to see a JLA cover where a bunch of Leaguers are KO’d and strewn about on rubble? XD Let’s get a little more dynamic, guys! ;)

  10. Hyperion322 says on :

    Haven’t been a big fan of Bagley’s work of late, but loved his stuff in the mid-’90s. I also hope the lineup doesn’t get shaken too much, I sort like where it, with the exception of Wonder Woman’s absence. We’ve already lost Black Lightning, I hope we don’t loose Vixen as well.

    ~ Hype

  11. RobRGarcia says on :

    For me, this is the best comics-related news of the week. Love Robinson’s work, I’ll always remember his run on Wildcats or JSA The Golden Age. And his current work in Superman is among the best the character has ever had, in my humble opinion.

  12. Kal-El says on :

    Great news!!! I’m a fan of James Robinson’s work, not of Bagley, but I hope he can do it great.

    I think that cover could be the first part of an “end of the justice league”. Robinson says that post-Blackest Night will emerge a new team, so this cover is for an issue in october, just the middle of Blackest Night (#4 - October) and four more numbers to finish, so five or more numbers to do an end of the old team and begining with a fresh team that could include some resurrections post-Blackest Night like Martian Manhunter or Firestorm.

  13. RockinRich says on :

    That isn’t drool.

  14. Michel Nadorp says on :

    Where’s Art Thibert when you need him? I hope he’s going to ink the actual comic, or Mark Farmer.

  15. Will44 says on :

    Great creative team combination. Now I hope the new roster will be as dynamic and interesting.

    http://www.nightwingfanclub.com

  16. AbrahamNR says on :

    So why are Superman and Batman on that cover if they are both off planet (and one of them off century)?

  17. bohemiacomicsreader says on :

    Because Wonder Woman, Batman and Superman are on the mural behind Vixen not in the actual shot with Red Tornado, Green Lantern and Zatara.

  18. bohemiacomicsreader says on :

    Oops I meant Zatana. Mea Culpa.

  19. braddock says on :

    Cry for Justice will be great methinks, I might just have to start pulling this book if I’m still amped come Winter.

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  21. MrBatman says on :

    Won’t be buying this thanks to that whole McDuffie debacle. There is nothing to suggest that this won’t be the same exact situation again, with editorial dictating what gets written, quality be damned.

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