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Jeff Lemire and DC Comics Set To Launch ‘Justice League Canada’

If your money was on Marvel turning Alpha Flight into the Northern Avengers before DC could introduce a Canadian version of the Justice League, pay up.

DC Comics will announce the launch of Justice League Canada at Toronto’s Fan Expo today, though it’s less of a launch than a renaming. Next spring, writer Jeff Lemire (who grew up in Essex County, Canada, and who lives in Toronto) will take over Justice League of America and transport it to his home country, the Toronto Star reports.

Lemire said he wants to create “a cool, rural Northern Ontario headquarters for Justice League Canada,” though he can’t say what it is just yet. He confirmed it isn’t a hockey rink, though he considered it.

And the writer is quick to say that this series will not be Alpha Flight:

“It’s not really like Alpha Flight, as we’re not creating a bunch of very Canadian characters. Like, those characters are all almost clichéd Canadian archetypes. This is still very much set in the regular Justice League universe and the team will still have some of the bigger-named superheroes, but they will actually be located in Canada now, and there will be a couple of new members who are Canadian.

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