Well, another one bites the dust – Justice League International will be ending with issue #12 making it the seventh title to cease publication since DC’s New 52 launch back in August 2012. While the original six were canceled due to sales the decision here seems to be story-related, which brings up a couple of things…
From Daniel Cole, the current reviewer of Justice League International:
With the cancellation of Justice League International the biggest question becomes, what next for these group of characters? Clearly DC has plans for them as the cancellation is story related. As the reviewer of the title it doesn’t really come as a surprise that the title has been cancelled in its current form. Creatively it has been moving along with no real focus and recent events seem to be tailored to changing not just the team roster but the tone of the book. What was once a colorful superhero book has become more in keeping with DC’s more “gritty” take on their characters since the reboot. If you look at the most recent narrative beats then what might replace this title is a team book focusing on a proactive team with no ties to any government. Something akin to Judd Winick’s Outsiders perhaps? Whatever happens it would be an utter shame to loose these characters and hopefully we will see them in a new title soon.
Editor-in-Chief of DC Comics, Bob Harras, has been pretty adamant before about keeping it to 52 titles which means there’s a hole to fill.
A new Justice League series?
Guess we’ll just have to see.
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