It has recently been announced that following DC’s smash hit Dark Nights: Metal there is going to be a major shakeup for the Justice League comic line. This change will be coming in the form of the new weekly 4-issue event Justice League: No Justice which launches May 9. The new event will be co-written by Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, and Joshua Williamson with art by Francis Manapul. But that’s not all as the event is going to set the stage for a number of Justice League comics starting in June with the flagship title Justice League being written by Snyder and the others by Tynion, Williamson, and more.
No Justice is a direct result of the events spiraling out of Metal, with the universe open to new threats like never before. Snyder took some time to comment on this in an exclusive interview with IGN,
“We thought we knew the entire map of the DC cosmos. 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.”
The event will see Brainiac warn the Justice League about a cosmic level threat on its way to destroy Earth. Even with their combined powers, the Justice League is no match for the threat even with their new recruits. So to stand a chance Brainiac gives them a plan, the heroes will have to ally with villains and split up into four specialized teams to save the day. The fate of a different alien world depends on the success of each team, but if they fail, it’s game over not just for Earth but the entire DC Universe.
We also have our first looks at these exciting new team lineups.
Justice League: No Justice #1 uncolored cover by Francis Manapul
Team Mystery: Starro, Starfire, Superman, Martian Manhunter, Sinestro
Justice League: No Justice #2 uncolored cover by Francis Manapul
Team Entropy: Beast Boy, Lobo, Batman, Lex Luthor, Deathstroke
Justice League: No Justice #3 uncolored cover by Francis Manapul
Team Wonder: Raven, Doctor Fate, Wonder Woman, Zatanna, Etrigan the Demon
Justice League: No Justice #4 uncolored cover by Francis Manapul
Team Wisdom: Atom, Harley Quinn, Flash, Robin (Damian Wayne), Cyborg
The event’s artist Manapul also gave a statement on what to expect out of this new chapter in the DC universe,
“I’m laying out the biggest action of my life. The Justice League realizes that they need to expand their reach to become something bigger than they have ever been before. If you thought my work for Justice League: Darkseid War was huge, I’m taking the League to the edge of the cosmos with ‘No Justice.’ Anyone who has asked for Harley Quinn, Martian Manhunter, Starfire, Zatanna, The Atom, Raven, or Doctor Fate to be in their personal Justice League will stand up and cheer.”
This news comes along with the announcement that the current Justice League creative team, Christopher Priest, and Pete Woods, will end their run on April 18 with Issue #43 and Justice League of America, by Steve Orlando and various artists, will wrap up on April 11 with Issue #29 to make room for the event.