In January we learned that fan favorite Batman scribe, Scott Snyder, would go on to her the flagship Justice League title following the conclusions of Dark Nights : Metal and the previously announced four issue weekly mini series Justice League : No Justice. Now, after months of speculation we finally have confirmation on the artists joining Snyder as well as the much anticipated new roster.
According to the trade paperback listing for Justice League Vol. 1 from Penguin Random House, current Super Sons artist Jorge Jimenez will provide the interior art for the series, while longtime Marvel artist Jim Cheung will provide the imagery for the covers. This comes as a bit of a shock, given Cheung’s involvement with the announcement of Marvel’s 2018 “Fresh Start” initiative. The listing also includes a black and white version of one of Cheung’s covers, which features Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, The Flash, Cyborg, Martian Manhunter, Hawkgirl and Green Lantern John Stewart.
Long time fans may notice that the team is reminiscent of the pre-flashpoint roster, as well as the New 52 (which brought Cyborg up from his previous position in the Teen Titans) and features notable additions from the hit Justice League Unlimited animated series that introduced Hawkgirl and Green Lantern John Stewart as core members of the team.
Justice League: No Justice, co-written by Snyder, James Tynion IV, and Joshua Williamson, and illustrated by Francis Manapul, launches May 9. Then, in June, all of the current Justice League titles will relaunch. The flagship title, written by Snyder, will follow up on the events of Dark Nights: Metal, which depicts the Justice League’s battle against seven evil Batmen from the Dark Multiverse.
Here’s the full solicitation for Justice League Vol. 1:
Spinning out of the cataclysmic events of Dark Nights: Metal and the universe-defining No Justice, the core members of the Justice League–Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, The Flash and more–are finally reunited!
The cosmos suddenly opens up to new threats that the Justice League could not imagine! As Lex Luthor and Batman race to solve a mystery going back to the beginning of the DCU, the rest of the League dive deep into new corners of their own mythologies
Christopher Priest and Pete Woods’ current Justice League run will conclude on April 18 with its 43rd issue. Steve Orlando (and a host of artists’) Justice League of America is set to conclude on April 11 with its 29th issue.