Source: Associated Press and DC Entertainment
DC Comics is up late tonight. They just released a story through the Associated Press (which is basically a press release - go journalism!) revealing the cover to April's issue of Justice League, along with the shocking news that Lex Luthor (and Captain Cold) will be joining the team after the super-mega-crossover event Forever Evil ends. The announcement is the latest in a long-running series of attention-whoring publicity stunts by Marvel and DC in an attempt to curry the attention of the mainstream press, who view comic books as somewhere in the general vicinity of pro wrestling on the scale of things to report about seriously. Luthor might even be the new leader of DC's premier superhero team.
“Is he going to lead the Justice League? It depends on whom you ask on the team. Certainly, he thinks he should,” said series writer Geoff Johns, who said the Justice League will have to rebuild its reputation and its dynamic among members Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Captain Marvel, Cyborg and former Flash rogue Captain Cold.
Johns goes on to promise that the lines between good and evil will be blurred in the DC Universe after Forever Evil, an innovative concept sure to blow the minds of people who haven't read a comic book since the 1970s.
"But Jude Terror," you ask, "how can DC comics defile my childhood by having DC's biggest villain join its greatest superhero team? Don't they know it's wrong?!"
Well, think about who we're talking about here. An obviously evil, egomaniacal, bald-headed corporate big wig who believes, in his heart, that he's right as he tries to control the world with his villainy? Who would think a guy like that is a hero worthy of joining like the Justice League?
"I don't see the problem," said obviously evil, egomaniacal, bald-headed corporate big wig Dan Didio.
Now here's another one... where are Superman, Green Lantern, and The Flash?!
Justice League #30, written by evil, egomaniacal, hair-headed corporate big wig Geoff Johns with art by Ivan Reis and Joe Prado is in stores in April!
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Jude Terror is the Webmaster Supreme of The Outhouse and a sarcastic ace reporter dedicated to delivering irreverent comics and entertainment news to The Outhouse's dozens of loyal readers. Driven by a quest for vengeance, Jude Terror taught himself to program and joined The Outhouse. He instantly began working toward his goal of forcing the internet comics community to take itself less seriously and failing miserably. Ironically, our webmaster, whose website skills know no end, has very little understanding of social networks or how they work. Regardless, you can find him on Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr, but would probably have the most luck just emailing him.
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