DC Comics' Last-Minute Change For New Justice League In Dark Crisis

Two months ago, Bleeding Cool ran a scoop for the new Justice League line-up for Dark Crisis #1, published next week. There are still spoilers until then of course, so know this going in. Of course, we don't know how long this new line-up will last. But we spelt out what we knew was coming, at least initially, being put together by the Jon Kent Superman. Along with other bits of Dark Crisis gossip, I wrote;

Because it's not as easy to put a new Justice League together these days. Especially if new Batmen and Wonder Women don't want in. Even Peacemaker says no, and he's Peacemaker. Superman will take what he can get. And that's Jon Kent Superman,, Damian Wayne Robin, Harley Quinn, Mary Marvel, Kimiyo Hoshi Doctor Light, Caitlin Snow Killer Frost, Ted Kord Blue Beetle, Jamie Reyes, Blue Beetle, Booster Gold and Jackson Hyde Aquaman… oh yes and Frankenstein as well.

Dark Crisis #1 is published next week and will reveal all. But, from copies already on sale at comic book shops, Bleeding Cool is told that the line-up is just as we said, except that it has Supergirl instead of Mary Marvel.

Except, here is the thing. We have confirmed that two months ago, it definitely was Mary Marvel, not Supergirl. And that between then and now, the artwork for the comic book was changed. It's not the only time this kind of thing has happened, previously DC Comics switched one Robin for another after there was confusion between writer, artist and editorial. But this time it went further to colours before anyone – for whatever reason – decided to switch Mary Marvel for Supergirl. What politics could have been at play?

So anyway, for this week's Dark Crisis, the Justice League line-up is Jon Kent Superman,, Damian Wayne Robin, Harley Quinn, Supergirl, Kimiyo Hoshi Doctor Light, Caitlin Snow Killer Frost, Ted Kord Blue Beetle, Jamie Reyes Blue Beetle, Booster Gold and Jackson Hyde Aquaman and Frankenstein.

DC Comics Switches A Member Of New Justice League In Dark Crisis #1

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About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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