Justice League: No Justice is DC’s next JL-centric event, co-written by Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, and Joshua Williamson, and with art by Francis Manapul, Marcus To and Riley Rossmo. The weekly mini-series launches in May and, even more than Dark Knights: Metal and that series’ related titles, No Justice seems BANANAS. For instance, one of the Justice League breakout squads includes Starro. Yes, Starro, the galaxy-conquering starfish who always steals the show, whether in the funnybooks or during the late, lamented show Powerless. But why the new breakout squads? And who else is on them? And what might come after for the Justice League and related teams (such as the Titans)? What we know so far follows.
At the end of Metal, the Source Wall – one of our favorite Jack Kirby concepts, associated with his majestic Fourth World mythos – is broken. Four cosmic-level threats, known as Entropy, Mystery, Wisdom, and Wonder, are now on the loose, and are looking to eat planets. (Hey, the Marvelous competition has one guy that eats planets; we have four! We win!). The unlikely Billy Beane is Brainiac, whose home planet of Colu looks to be the amuse bouche for these diners. Each team, composed of both heroes and less-than-heroes, is organized to tackle a particular threat.
Team Entropy. Batman, Beast Boy, Deathstroke, Lex Luthor, Lobo.
Team Mystery. Martian Manhunter, Sinestro, Starfire, Starro, Superman.
Team Wisdom. The Atom, Cyborg, The Flash, Harley Quinn, Robin (Damian Wayne). (We call this one “Team Injustice 2,” since all are playable characters in that fighting game)
Team Wonder. Doctor Fate, Etrigan (a.k.a. “The Demon”), Raven, Wonder Woman, Zatanna.
There’s also been mention, in an interview on Newsarama, of an Earth-based squad that includes Nightwing and Amanda Waller
WHAT COMES AFTER?
We know we’re getting some new titles and some lineup changes in existing titles. New titles include a new Justice League by Scott Snyder and art by Jim Cheung and Jorge Jimenez. It’ll be bi-weekly and launches in June. The lineup will include the Kendra Saunders version of Hawkgirl, Green Lantern John Stewart, and the Martian Manhunter. It recently teased the third issue of the series, which will introduce a new color on the Lantern Spectrum as John becomes the first Ultraviolet Lantern!
Justice League Dark
Writer James Tynion and artists Alvaro Martinez, Raul Fernandez and Brad Anderson team for Justice League Dark. It lands in July. Members include classic shadowy magic and mystery types such as Zatanna, John Constantine, Man-Bat, Swamp Thing, and Detective Chimp – and it will be captained by the decidedly non-shadowy Wonder Woman.
Justice League Odyssey
Scribe Josh Williamson and artist Stjepan Sejic bring us Justice League Odyssey, which includes the Green Lantern Jessica Cruz, Starfire, Azrael, Cyborg, and… Darkseid. DARKSEID. Hell yeah. This title also arrives in July.
Dan Abnett and artist Brandon Peterson’s Titans, while keeping the series numbering, have teased that the new lineup includes Nightwing, Donna Troy, Raven, Miss Martian, Beast Boy, and the younger version of Steel (Natasha Irons, niece of the Superman supporting character), and one more figure teased on the cover (seen below, by Peterson and the amazing Ryan Sook) who has not been revealed.
More changes have been teased, such as to the Teen Titans title, but nothing is solid as of yet. We’ll keep you posted on this new direction as news becomes available.
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