FanExpo Canada | Justice Society to return, Jill Thompson on Shade #8

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FanExpo Canada | <i>Justice Society</i> to return, Jill Thompson on <i>Shade #8</i>

Although usually not active on the weekend, DC’s The Source blog had two tidbits today coming out of Fan Expo Canada.

The first has to do with the return of the Justice Society. According to DC’s The Source blog:

There’s been plenty of speculation about the Justice Society in The New 52 – and we can now confirm that they will, in fact, be back! As with everything else with DC Comics – The New 52, however, there’s a significant twist. What is it? We’re not saying. Just. Quite. Yet.

“It’s everything you want, but not what you expect,” promises Eddie Berganza, DC Comics Executive Editor.

As Brian Cronin pointed out, word from the convention is that James Robinson and Nicola Scott are working on the series which will be set during an as-yet unspecified time period – on Earth-2.

Speaking of Robinson, the Source also announced Jill Thompson as the artist on Shade #8. The standalone issue — set in Paris in the early 1900s — is something Robinson wrote specifically for Thompson, reminiscent of the standalone stories Robinson would write when he was doing Starman. Shade #8 comes out next May.