Jeff Lemire and Scott Snyder are pretty much DC’s MVP writers at this point. Lemire handles Animal Man and Frankenstein: Agents Of S.H.A.D.E., took over Justice League Dark with issue #9, and also writes Sweet Tooth for Vertigo.
Now, DC is showing their appreciation by putting him on Green Arrow.
Green Arrow has had something of a rough time at the New 52. J.T. Krul’s opening arc was… a rocky start, to say the least, and Keith Giffen and Dan Jurgens were brought in to salvage the book before Ann Nocenti took over. If that litany of names sounds familiar, it’s because that’s pretty much everybody DC brings in when a book is going off the rails and needs to be fixed.
Still, Green Arrow has been rising in cultural prominence, partially because he’s the closest thing DC has to Batman who isn’t Batman. He’s going to be in Injustice: Gods Among Us, and Arrow has been the CW’s biggest hit and more importantly retained most of its audience.
February is when GA officially joins the Justice League in the New 52. Taking over the art will be Andrea Sorrentino, whose cover you can see up above.
Lemire has been taking questions over Twitter and mostly offering teasing answers. But there is one definitive answer we have, regarding face fuzz:
The most common tweet I’ve gotten I the request for the return of the goatee. Going to suck to disappoint everyone. #dccomicsnogoateepolicy
— Jeff Lemire (@JeffLemire) November 5, 2012