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Jeff Lemire Taking Over DC’s Justice League Dark | Comic Book Fury

Jeff Lemire Taking Over DC’s Justice League Dark

January 31, 2012 by
Filed under: Editorial, Thoughts 

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Somebody pinch me on the calf. This is a great way to start your Tuesday.

Just announced on the DC Source blog and his personal blog, Jeff Lemire is taking over the Justice League Dark book starting with issue #9. This will come right after the team’s crossover with the I, Vampire book for issues 7 and 8. Mikal Janin is staying on art.

There’s a lot of enthusiasm from Lemire, as he gets to write a character he has treasured for ages and has been itching to gets his hands on. From his CBR interview:

“What got me really, really interested in comics was Alan Moore’s “Swamp Thing” run, so I feel like Constantine’s always been a part of my life as a reader of comics. He’s such a simple character yet so compelling and he just never gets old. I love that he’s back in the DC Universe because I love seeing him interact with all of these things that he despises, like superheroes. He just really doesn’t want to be a part of the bigger DCU but he doesn’t have much choice and that creates an interesting tension, which I like exploring.”

Peter Milligan’s start to this franchise was a good start, albeit it was a very slow burn that I think turned some readers off. Sure enough, Lemire being awarded this franchise is a sign that DC sees more potential in what he could do based on his continuing success with Sweet Tooth and the break-out hit of the new 52 in Animal Man. It definitely has me excited as I’m sure others are too who still love the Vertigo-like qualities of this new DCU.

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