Justice League #40 will hit stores next month, featuring a new creative team for DC’s flagship team book of writer Robert Venditti and artist Doug Mahnke.
And now, the publisher has shared a first preview of the comic, which is specifically due out on Feb. 5. This story will immediately follow the Justice League versus Legion of Doom saga that writer Scott Snyder is wrapping up next week in Justice League #39. In this new arc, the team will be taking on a horde of invaders led by Superman’s foe, The Eradicator, who you might remember from such classic comics stories as Reign of the Supermen.
Anyway, you can check out the first preview pages from Justice League #40 below, following the official preview text from the good folks at DC Comics PR/marketing. And following that, you can also browse the Bryan Hitch covers Justice League #40 – #43, and the Francis Manapul covers for Justice League #44 – #45. Enjoy!
A new era of Justice League starts with an unexpected arrival from the stars, bringing a dire warning: a new breed of conquerors is on the march. Led by Superman’s nemesis Eradicator, a genetically engineered, super-powered strike team has come to subjugate Earth.
“Justice League is DC’s premier team book,” says writer Rob Venditti, “and we’ll be focusing on exactly that: Team. Teams are powerful, but they’re also messy. Everyone isn’t always on the same page with the same ideas about what’s best for the group. Even more so when the team is made up of the most accomplished superheroes in the world, and they’re tackling world-ending crises. The threats that the Justice League faces will pull from the mythologies of the individual characters and test the team as never before. Both outside and within.”
To aid the Justice League, Batman makes the unprecedented decision of enlisting an ancient, unrivaled power—which calls into question who, exactly, is in charge. With the League on unsure footing, will they be ready to save the world?
“Working with Doug Mahnke is a dream,” continues Venditti. “He’s one of those top-level artists that I never thought I’d be fortunate enough to work with, much less on a book as big as Justice League. His body of work proves that he’s an absolute master of these characters. I couldn’t be more excited.”
Writer Rob Venditti and artists Doug Mahnke, Richard Friend and David Barron join Justice League to launch “Invasion of the Supermen” on February 5th!
Justice League #40
Written by Robert Venditti
Art by Doug Mahnke and Richard Friend
Color by David Barron
Lettering by Tom Napolitano
Cover art by Bryan Hitch
Variant cardstock cover by Arthur Adams
In Shops: Feb 05, 2020
Final Orders Due: Jan 13, 2020