It’s official: Scott Snyder – along with Jorge Jimenez and Jim Cheung – will be the creative team for the Justice League comic.
Starting in June, Snyder, Jimenez and Cheung will relaunch Justice League as DC’s flagship title. While Snyder was an obvious choice for the writer, Cheung is a surprise artistic addition. Cheung is closely associated with his Marvel Comics work, including co-creating the popular Young Avengers series. However, Cheung expressed his glee in jumping ship to Justice League.
I am extremely honored, and happy, to be able to launch Justice League with Scott and Jorge. It has been many years since I’ve had the pleasure of working at DC, but when Scott first mentioned this opportunity, I knew I couldn’t say ‘no’. His energy and excitement has been infectious, and I can’t wait to share what we have in store! I can’t think of a more perfect book to return to DC on! These characters are ones that I grew up loving, and the prospect of being able to leave my mark on them, leaves me thrilled.
Not to say anything less of the equally-talented Jimenez. The artist who drew Superman and Super-Sons is also elated to be on the new creative team.
Working on Justice League is probably the most exciting opportunity I’ve ever had in my career. I feel more than ever that this is my moment! I have in my hands a script written by the incredible Scott Snyder starring most important DC characters–Superman, Wonder Woman, and Batman! Even better, I have the hyper-mega-talented Jim Cheung beside me! I can’t ask for more! One last thing for my friends, family and fans: *Quiero aprovechar para decir que el colorista Alejandro Sanchez es tan importante como el que más en este equipo Liga De La Justica. ¡Tenemos entre manos a los mejores personajes del mundo del cómic! y prometo que daremos nuestro máximo esfuerzo para que luzcan lo más frescos, dinámicos y atractivos que podamos!
Synder also displayed pure excitement for the title. He also teased that fans should pay close attention to the story seeds he placed in Dark Nights: Metal.
Justice League has been the golden ring for me since I came to DC. The story I have planned is something I’ve been building towards through Dark Nights: Metal and I can’t wait to tell it in the biggest way possible. And to have mega star Jim Cheung as one partner, and rising superstar Jorge Jimenez as my other partner, I’m just thrilled to get to work!
The New League Roster
Also confirmed is the new team line-up. The League will include the top-tier guys: Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Flash and Aquaman. Hawkgirl, Martian Manhunter, Cyborg, and John Stewart as the Green Lantern will also join in. All in all, it is essentially the Justice League cartoon roster with a couple notable additions.
Official Press Release
On sale June 6, JUSTICE LEAGUE #1 follows the events of DC NATION #0 (on sale May 2) and JUSTICE LEAGUE: NO JUSTICE (on sale weekly from May 9 through 30). The Justice League is launched into a mystery that will draw out their most terrible foes…in ways our heroes couldn’t possibly imagine! In this debut issue, Martian Manhunter struggles to protect the team from an incoming threat that will shatter the world as they know it, while a familiar face strikes out on a dark path…
Shipping biweekly, in JUSTICE LEAGUE #2 on June 20 by Snyder and Jiménez, the League is faced with an impossible decision…and now they must face the consequences! While Martian Manhunter and Batman attempt to recruit an old ally back into the fold, The Flash and Hawkgirl are blindsided by new challenges that could rewrite their mythologies!
Justice League #1 arrives in stores June 6, followed by Justice League #2 on June 20. Jim Lee and Scott Williams will provide variant covers as well.
*Translated from Spanish: I need to take this opportunity to say that our colorist, Alejandro Sanchez is as important as anyone and everyone else on this Justice League project. We’ve got the greatest comics characters in the world in our hands! I promise that we’ll give them our best efforts, so that they shine as brightly, and are as freshly, and attractively represented as we can possibly make them! (Translated by our very own Steve J. Ray)