3:54pm PT by Graeme McMillan
DC Revamping 'Justice League' Comic Book Line
The stakes are going to be raised for DC’s Justice League this summer, as three of the company’s biggest writers — Scott Snyder, Joshua Williamson and James Tynion IV — come together to remake the comic book franchise, beginning with a special weekly miniseries running through May.
The relaunch of the Justice League family of titles will be led by Snyder, whose Batman series remained the best-selling comic of the line throughout DC’s “New 52” era; he’ll be writing the central Justice League series, with Williamson (The Flash, Justice League/Suicide Squad) and Tynion (Detective Comics, Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) writing additional series to be announced at a later date.
Ahead of the new series, the three will co-write the four-issue Justice League: No Justice, to be illustrated by Francis Manapul, which sees the heroes of the DC Universe forced to team up with their arch-enemies when a threat to all existence approaches Earth. The story spins out of the March conclusion of Snyder’s Dark Nights: Metal miniseries with artist Greg Capullo.
“We thought we knew the entire map of the DC cosmos,” Snyder said in a statement from the publisher. “We thought we had explored all there was to explore. But now we know that all this time the Multiverse was nothing but a fishbowl, and now we’ve been dumped into the ocean, unleashing terrifying new threats and wondrous new possibilities. Metal opened up channels of storytelling that Francis, James, Joshua and I are excited to explore in a big way. When we’re finished, fans will never look at the Justice League in the same way again.”
Justice League: No Justice launches May 9 and runs weekly subsequently. Snyder’s new Justice League series will begin the following month.