Si Spurrier, Aaron Lopresti take over JUSTICE LEAGUE in June

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Justice League, DC Comics’ flagship superhero team book, will get a story arc from creators Simon Spurrier, Aaron Lopresti, and Matt Ryan starting in June.

The news broke Friday via the publisher’s monthly solicitations of forthcoming releases, with Spurrier elaborating a bit Monday morning via a blog. Spurrier noted that his stint as writer of the title will span a story arc called Rule of War, which will take place in the following three issues:

  • Justice League #48 – due June 3
  • Justice League #49 – due June 17
  • Justice League #50 – due July 1

“Expect 80ish pages of war, peace, tyranny, starborn abominations and cosmic pronouns, scattered across three issues,” Spurrier wrote in the blog.

This new run comes after a brief stint on the title by writer Robert Venditti, who came on as of Justice League #40, and during his stint collaborated with artists Doug Mahnke, Lopresti, Ryan, Barrows, and Ferreira.

Venditti, for his part, attributed his departure from the book to being offered another project (as of yet unnamed at DC) via Twitter.

The Justice League creative team switch is not the only editorial shuffling that has happened as of late within DC’s monthly superhero titles, with June also seeing a new creative team for Wonder Woman. News also broke earlier this month that Grant Morrison and Liam Sharp’s run of Green Lantern would be extended an additional four issues, which is what it was originally expected to run but that’s a another story. Speaking of other stories, these moves are all perhaps resultant from the recent departure of long-time DC Comics co-publisher Dan DiDio, which has thrown some major plans the publisher had for its superhero universe this fall into question. For example, the other most notable reveal in DC’s June solicits was that a new Generations one-shot that was part of a series connected to the aforementioned big plans is apparently not coming in June. That book would have been Generation Two: Age of the Metahuman, according to a press release from the publisher last month, which announced that Generation One would start a series of monthly releases. If those books are all still coming, the monthly business is now out the door.

Anyway, the solicit text for the first two Spurrier/Lopresti issues can be found below, along with the covers for the books, the first of which is by David Marquez and the second by Eddy Barrows and Eber Ferreira.

JUSTICE LEAGUE #48
WRITTEN BY SIMON SPURRIER
ART BY AARON LOPRESTI AND MATT RYAN
COVER BY DAVID MARQUEZ
VARIANT COVER BY CLAUDIO CASTELLINI
WONDER WOMAN 1984 VARIANT COVER BY JIM LEE

AS WRITER SIMON SPURRIER JUMPS ON BOARD FOR THE START OF THE THREE-PART TALE “THE RULE OF WAR,” IT’S CLOSE ENCOUNTERS…OF A JUSTICE LEAGUE KIND! AFTER ANSWERING A DISTRESS SIGNAL FROM DISTANT SPACE, BATMAN, SUPERMAN, WONDER WOMAN, THE FLASH, AND GREEN LANTERN DISCOVER AN ABANDONED CARGO SHIP FULL OF YOUNG ALIENS! WHEN THE LEAGUE ATTEMPTS TO RETURN THE CHILDREN TO THEIR HOME PLANET, THEY ARE MET WITH AWE, TERROR, AND WAR! THUS BEGINS A THREE-PART STORYLINE THAT WILL TAKE THE LEAGUE TO A PREVIOUSLY UNKNOWN PLANET, WITH AN ALL-NEW SPECIES, A DANGEROUS MYSTERY, AND A NEW, OTHERWORLDLY VILLAIN.
ON SALE 06.03.20
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES
FC | DC
THIS ISSUE WILL SHIP WITH THREE COVERS.


JUSTICE LEAGUE #49
WRITTEN BY SIMON SPURRIER
ART BY AARON LOPRESTI AND MATT RYAN
COVER BY EDDY BARROWS AND EBER FERREIRA
VARIANT COVER BY NICK DERINGTON

“THE RULE OF WAR” PART TWO! AFTER THE DEVASTATING EVENTS OF LAST ISSUE, THE LEAGUE IS SEPARATED AND LABELED AS ALIEN VISITORS ON A WAR-TORN PLANET. WITH EVENTS SPIRALING OUT OF CONTROL, AND NO LEADER TO GUIDE PLANET TROTHA’S CITIZENS, HOW CAN THE LEAGUE SAVE THIS WORLD WITHOUT INTERFERING? AS THE TEAM BATTLES ROGUE FACTIONS, BATMAN MAKES A STARTLING DISCOVERY THAT WILL THREATEN ANY HOPE THE TEAM HAS OF RETURNING HOME!
ON SALE 06.17.20
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES
FC | DC
THIS ISSUE WILL SHIP WITH TWO COVERS.

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