Justice League Dark: the title is bound to discourage
"It all goes back to the fact that 'Justice League' was in the title. That was the first question I had to answer as a writer: Why is this book a Justice League book? You'll see really early in my first issue what connects it to Geoff Johns and Jim Lee's Justice League and to the other 'Dark' books and why it's a bridge between the two."Given how gruesome the main series has already turned out to be when Darkseid turned up and broke Green Lantern's arm, I can't see how much contrast there could be at all, and a spinoff so blatantly steeped in dark and occult isn't making any improvement.
Constantine, Deadman and Zatanna are just some of the "weird" men and women that Lemire says he will be contrasting with the "big, fun, exciting" DC Universe.
Seeing that John Constantine is a cast member here, that reminds me: as of now, the Hellblazer series is still being published under everybody's radar, nearing a 300th issue already. How strange. It suggests that Constantine's solo book - one of the last of its kind still published under the Vertigo label - survived the Flashpoint rebootings, possibly even getting ties to the Swamp Thing severed, but at the same time, a different version's been introduced for the DCnU. If they really have kept the original Constantine intact, why does his book get a pass that most other DC related characters and books didn't?