Following the wildly successful Dark Knights: Metal event, which has seen the return of the demonic Barbatos and the reveal of an dark underbelly to the Multiversal map as designed by Grant Morrison and Rian Hughes, Metal scribe Scott Snyder will follow-up this event with a weekly Justice League-based miniseries that will re-team him with James Tynion IV, Josh Williamson and Francis Manapul entitled Justice League: No Justice.
No Justice, which will then launch an entire family of Justice League title in its aftermath, finds Brainiac warning the League about a cosmic threat that is coming for Earth. Unable to topple this new enemy, Brainiac devises a strategy that splits the team into four specialized teams that will defend different alien worlds, with the threat of the entire DC Universe in the balance.
No Justice releases throughout May (the first issue hits retailers on 5/9), and will lead into the above-mentioned line of Justice League titles with the main book written by Snyder, and others written by Tynion, Williamson and other creators to be revealed. No artists have been announced for these new books.
Snyder shared his excitement:
“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.”
Metal has been a good deal of fun, its core issues particularly, so I look forward to where Snyder and company take this. Though the sad news is that both Christopher Priest and Pete Woods’ Justice League and Steve Orlando’s Justice League of America are both coming to a close. The former is especially bittersweet, as this was the best that title has been in a number of years. But with Justice League as their flagship title, it’s no surprise they’d want their biggest writer overseeing it.
Check out the covers for Justice League: No Justice below:
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