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Snyder, Cheung & Jimenez Launch Biweekly Justice League in June

Snyder, Cheung & Jimenez Launch Biweekly Justice League in June

DC Comics has officially announced that artists Jim Cheung (Young Avengers) and Jorge Jimenez (SupermanSuper Sons) will join writer Scott Snyder on a biweekly Justice League series beginning in June. There was a report last week regarding the new creative team for Justice League, with the publisher deciding not to officially confirm the news.

“I am extremely honored, and happy, to be able to launch Justice League with Scott and Jorge,” Cheung said in a DC press release. “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.”

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“Working on Justice League is probably the most exciting opportunity I’ve ever had in my career,” Jiménez added. “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!”

Talking some more about Justice League, the former Batman writer described the series as the golden ring at DC. “Justice League has been the golden ring for me since I came to DC,” Snyder said. “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!”

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…

Justice League #1 cover by Jim Cheung

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 #2 cover by Jorge Jimenez

Justice League #1 goes on sale June 6, with Justice League #2 following on June 20.

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Jim Lee Shares Art from His and Bendis’ Action Comics #1000 Story

Jim Lee Shares Art from His and Bendis’ Action Comics #1000 Story

When writer Brian Michael Bendis makes his DC debut in the landmark Action Comics #1000, he’ll be joined by DC Comics Co-Publisher Jim Lee, who will illustrate the Superman story. Friday evening, fans got their first look at two of Lee’s pages, featuring the Man of Steel taking a brutal blow from an unseen adversary.

The prolific artist tweeted, “Sneak peek time–ladies & gentlemen–at my 12 page story with @BRIANMBENDIS for ACTION issue 1000! Just typing that out gave me GOOSEBUMPS.” Regarding Bendis’ story, Lee clarified that it isn’t “a one-off but a story that sets up his upcoming run on Action & Superman!”

Lee’s penciled artwork shows Superman being driven through a Lexcorp building, before crashing down into a busy street in Metropolis. Though the Action Comics short story was previously billed as a ten-pager, Lee stated in his post it will be 12 pages, so perhaps the publisher decided to expand the tale.

The second page highlights the collateral damage caused by Superman’s descent as he lays unconscious inside a local restaurant, to the surprise of local patrons and employees.

RELATED: The Script for Action Comics #1001 Is Complete

“It’s not just some random backup story or flight of fancy,” Bendis said last month regarding Action Comics #1000. “It is a major chapter in what we’re doing, with some really big bombs we’re dropping in Superman’s life — and two of them happen right there in Action Comics#1000. So it’s a huge tease of what we’re doing and what’s coming up in Superman’s life.”

Action Comics #1000 arrives April 18 from DC Comics.

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Joker Crashes The Dark Knight’s Wedding Plans in Batman #48

Joker Crashes The Dark Knight’s Wedding Plans in Batman #48

Before The Bat and The Cat tie the knot this summer, the Joker will interrupt their wedding plans when he kidnaps the Dark Knight in Batman #48 on June 6.

The two-part “The Best Man” story will be written by Tom King and illustratd by Mikel Janin, and sees Batman and Catwoman decide to forego a big wedding in favor of eloping, which is when the Joker gets involved, according to Nerdist. The story arc will run through Batman #48-49 and lead up to the big wedding in Issue #50.

RELATED: Tony Daniel’s Batman/Booster Gold Art Teases a Grim Death for Hal Jordan

Five additional one-shots titled Batman: Prelude to the Wedding will also be published in May and June ahead of the nuptials. Tim Seeley will pen each issue, with a different artist joining to chronicle the adventures of Robin, Nightwing, Batgirl, Red Hood and Harley Quinn. Each cover for “Prelude to the Wedding” will come with an interlocking cover by Rafael Albuquerque.

The covers to Batman #48, Batman: Prelude to the Wedding — Robin Vs. Ra’s al Ghul #1 and Batman: Prelude to the Wedding — Nightwing Vs. Hush #1 can be found below, along with the solicit text for the entire “Prelude to the Wedding.”

Batman #48 cover by Mikel Janin


  • Ra’s al Ghul returns to have a heart-to-heart with his grandson, Damian. Once upon a time, Ra’s thought Bruce Wayne would be the heir apparent to his criminal empire, but now that Batman has turned his back on Talia for good, Ra’s wants to know if Damian Wayne will honor his mother by stepping into the family business at last.
  • One-shot • On sale May 30.


  • Dick Grayson has a lot of responsibility. Being the original partner to Batman, he’s the natural choice to be Bruce Wayne’s best man. So if anyone has to get to the wedding, it’s going to be him. Too bad Hush has other plans—and maybe Bruce Wayne does, too!
  • One-shot • On sale June 6.


  • On the eve of Batman’s wedding to Catwoman, two of Gotham City’s finest minds clash. In her role as Oracle, Barbara Gordon wired all of her allies together. But when The Riddler takes on Batgirl, will he tear everything asunder?
  • One-shot • On sale June 13.


  • Red Hood has always been the one standing slightly apart from the rest of the Bat crew. Some see him as the Robin gone bad—which is exactly the kind of thing someone like Anarky can exploit. Now Red Hood is running security at Catwoman’s bachelorette party—and if Anarky can crash it, that could be the final straw for Jason Todd!
  • One-shot • On sale June 20.


  • Harley Quinn knows a thing or two about dysfunctional relationships. When she hears that her old flame is trying to get in the way of a happy new life for one of her best friends, the Maid of Mischief tracks The Joker down to give him a piece of her mind—and maybe a few blows from her hammer, too.
  • One-shot • On sale June 27.

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Bryan Hill Joins Detective Comics, Pairs Batman and Black Lightning

Bryan Hill Joins Detective Comics, Pairs Batman and Black Lightning

Writer Bryan Hill and artist Miguel Mendonca are the new creative team for Detective Comics, beginning with Issue #982 in June. Eddy Barrows will provide the covers.

According to Den of Geek, the pair kick off their run with a five-issue story arc called “On the Outside,” and sees Batman team up with Black Lightning, teasing a reunion of the DC Comics superhero team The Outsiders. It is not known if Hill and Mendonca are only on for these five issues, or if their time will extend further.

RELATED: The Bat-Civil War Begins in Detective Comics

James Tynion, who is the current writer of Detective Comics, will step down with Issue #981, after penning the title since its renumbering in DC Rebirth.

Hill has increased his workload at DC Comics over the last year; he is writing The Wild Storm spinoff miniseries Wildstorm: Michael Cray with Warren Ellis, and will team Black Lightning with a Hanna-Barbera character in Black Lightning/Hong Kong Phooey Special by Hill, Denys Cowan and Bill Sienkiewicz (with a back-up by Parker and Kolins featuring a pre-Demon Jason Blood and The Funky Phantom). Hill will also co-write Image Comics’ Cyberforce relaunch with Matt Hawkins later this month.

Below is Eddy Barrow’s cover to Detective Comics #982, along with solicitation text for Issues #982 and #983.

Detective Comics #982 cover by Eddy Barrows


  • Written by BRYAN HILL • Art by MIGUEL MENDONÇA • Cover by EDDY BARROWS • Variant cover by MARK BROOKS
  • “On the Outside” part one! Duke Thomas. Cassandra Cain. They and other young heroes don’t intend to stand down, no matter what Batman thinks is best. Who can Batman trust to guide them? They need a teacher…and Black Lightning fits the bill!
  • On sale JUNE 13 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T


  • Written by BRYAN HILL • Art by MIGUEL MENDONÇA • Cover by EDDY BARROWS • Variant cover by MARK BROOKS
  • “On the Outside” part two! Batman wanted Black Lightning involved in the lives of his protégés—but how involved was the Dark Knight thinking? What kind of missions will Jefferson Pierce take them on? And what, exactly, is he whispering in their ears about Batman himself?
  • On sale JUNE 27 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

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Tony Daniels’ Batman/Booster Gold Art Teases a Grim Death for Hal Jordan

Tony Daniels’ Batman/Booster Gold Art Teases a Grim Death for Hal Jordan

Writer Tom King enjoys sharing sneak peeks of artwork for his upcoming story arcs on social media, and a new piece illustrated by Tony S. Daniel teases a grim fate for the Earth-born Green Lantern Hal Jordan.

Daniel’s penciled art for his upcoming run on Batman zooms in on Booster Gold’s face and goggles, which appear to show the reflection of Jordan taking his own life with his Green Lantern ring. Smoke can be seen rising in the background of the image, which could mean this scene is taking place in an apocalyptic or alternate future.

Booster Gold will take part in April’s upcoming Batman story arc “The Travelers,” beginning in Issue #45. In the story, Booster recruits Batman and Catwoman for a time-traveling mission to rescue two different versions of his younger self, which will send the three characters on a tour of the Dark Knight’s history.

RELATED: Batman #42 Pushes Harley Quinn into the Center of the DC Universe

Hal Jordan has not been marketed to appear in the story arc as of April and May’s solicits, but perhaps Batman, Catwoman and Booster Gold’s trip through time will take them to an alternate timeline where other DC characters will make appearances as well.

Below are the solicitation text and Daniel’s cover for Batman #45, the first part of “The Travelers.”


  • Written by TOM KING • Art by TONY S. DANIEL and SANDU FLOREA • Cover by TONY S. DANIEL • Variant cover by OLIVIER COIPEL
  • “THE TRAVELERS” part one! Booster Gold has come to Gotham City, and he’s enlisting Batman and Catwoman to go on a time-traveling mission to rescue…Booster Gold! It seems a younger Booster Gold has gone back in time to kidnap an even younger version of himself, and to rescue his own past, Booster must pursue both of his previous incarnations through Batman’s history to find out what is going on. The start of a new story that will sow the seeds for a whole new epic to come—and also the return of Master Class artist Tony S. Daniel (DAMAGE) to BATMAN!
  • On sale APRIL 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

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DC’s Hawkman Takes Flight in New Series From Venditti & Hitch

DC’s Hawkman Takes Flight in New Series From Venditti & Hitch

DC Comics will launch a new Hawkman series from writer Rob Venditti and artist Bryan Hitch. The series will spin out of the events of Dark Nights: Metal.

“[Metal] has really elevated Carter Hall/Hawkman (Katar Hol), and brought him back to the DC universe in an [exciting] way,” Venditti told The Washington Post’s Comic Riffs. “That’s really what Bryan and I’s vision for the series is as well.”

“Hawkman is a foundational character in the DCU,” he added. “Over time I think he’s lost some of that central importance to the DC universe, and we really want to bring that back and make him a marquee character,” Venditti said. “And to do that we’re going to take him to a lot of unexpected, unexplored places and introduce a lot of new mythology for the character.”

Hawkman #1 cover by Bryan Hitch

“The Winged Man is such a significant and powerful image in myth and legend,” Hitch said. “That’s exactly the element Hawkman fits best. It’s such a unique image to play with from the Bird of Prey to the Angel, the winged man is genuinely awesome in the truest sense,” Hitch said. “Carter [Hawkman] is the DCU’s greatest warrior, but he’s also part of its secret history. All of that gives you such a rich visual tapestry as an artist to play with.”

Another important part of Hawkman’s mythos is Hawkgirl, both the Shiera Hall and Kendra Saunders versions of the hero. The character played a role in the first season of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and can also be found in Dark Nights: Metal. Venditti promises Hawkgirl will be “foundational” to his Hawkman series.

“She’s as foundational to the concept really in a lot of ways that Hawkman is,” Venditti said. “Now how we’re going to do that is hopefully going to be set up in a way that will surprise some people. Even when she’s not there on the page, she’s still there in terms of what we’re building and how we’re working towards it.”

Hawkman #1 by Robert Venditti and Bryan Hitch arrives on June 13 from DC Comics.

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All-New Wolverine No More – Marvel Announces New X-23 Series

All-New Wolverine No More – Marvel Announces New X-23 Series

Laura Kinney is hanging up her mantle as the All-New Wolverine for a return to her old moniker in X-23 #1, an all-new Marvel series launching in July from writer Mariko Tamaki (She-Hulk) and artist Juann Cabal (All-New Wolverine).

The clone of Wolverine adopted her father’s name when he passed away in 2014’s Death of Wolverine miniseries. X-23 also made an appearance in the 2017 film Logan, played by Dafne Keen.

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“I am so psyched to have the opportunity to write for X-23,” Tamaki told “How often do you get to write a comic that has its own iconic sound effect?”

She added, “This is a story about being in the very weird kind of family that someone like Laura/X-23 finds herself in. It’s about what it means to wrestle with legacy and identity when you were created to be a weapon and not someone with a birthday and a sister. I love writing these characters, I love the ferocity that comes with them, and I love the supporting cast we’ve put together for these issues.”

“It’s very exciting to work with a different author’s view of the same character you’ve been working on recently,” Cabal said. “I feel very lucky to be working with someone as brilliant as Mariko. She has her own voice and ideas, so the series’ tone is going to be different from All-New Wolverine, but you can feel her fondness and respect for the characters. So fans, rest assured! We’ll continue enjoying the Laura and Gabby (and Jonathan the Wolverine) we all know and love!”

With Wolverine back and alive in the Marvel Universe, it allows Laura to transition back to the X-23 name. At the moment she isn’t aware that Logan has returned, but one can imagine their eventual reunion is the catalyst behind the upcoming name change.

X-23 #1 launches in July from Marvel Comics.

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DC to Release Teen Titans Special #1 From Adam Glass

DC to Release Teen Titans Special #1 From Adam Glass

Writer Adam Glass is returning to DC Comics for Teen Titans Special #1 for a story teased to involve Robin, Kid Flash and Red Arrow.

The former Suicide Squad writer made the announcement on social media Monday evening with artwork from artist Robson Rocha of the young heroes defacing statues of their mentors Batman, Flash and Green Arrow.

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Glass tweeted the following: “I luv @marvwolvman @perezartist #TeenTitans as a kid so when @DCComics asked me to do TT Special #1 I said HELL YES!”

There are no additional details listed for the project, but it is worth noting that the official DC Comics Twitter account retweeted Glass’ post. As it stands right now, there are no issues of Teen Titans or Titans listed in DC’s May solicitations.

RELATED: Justice League: No Justice May Seal the Fate of DC’s Titans

The cause for their absence may be linked to the Justice League: No Justice weekly miniseries that will position the Justice League titles for a relaunch under Scott Snyder, Joshua Williamson and James Tynion IV. Members of the Teen Titans and Titans will be involved in No Justice, working together with the Justice League and a group of antiheroes featuring Lex Luthor, Deathstroke, Sinestro and Lobo.

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Marvel’s Hunt For Wolverine Infographic Teases a New Series

Marvel’s Hunt For Wolverine Infographic Teases a New Series

Marvel has released additional details on April’s Hunt For Wolverine and its spinoffs, including an infographic that teases an all-new series once the mini-event has concluded.

Hunt For Wolverine is a 40-page one-shot from writer Charles Soule (Death of Wolverine) and artist David Marquez (Civil War II) that will peel back the mystery surrounding Logan’s return from the dead.

RELATED: The Hunt For Wolverine to Reveal Mystery Behind Logan’s Return

“The main goal with Hunt For Wolverine #1 is to set up a huge mystery about the return of Wolverine from the dead,” Soule told “We’ve seen hints, we know he’s around, but how did it happen? What has he been up to? Is the person we’ve been seeing actually Wolverine, or is there something else going on?”

“Wolverine has always been a man of mystery…from his past to his powers, from his motivations to his mortal enemies, every answer has only ever led to more questions,” Editor-in-Chief C.B. Cebulski added. “And now, with Wolverine seemingly alive again, his apparent resurrection has people guessing once again. The X-Men want to know how. And why? Is there a reason he has not contacted them? His enemies, who thought they were free of him forever, need to start looking over their shoulders again. And there are plenty of people, both friends and foes, who would have liked to study his adamantium skeleton and his mutant healing factor more closely.”

The infographic above lists the comics that all play a factor in Hunt For Wolverine‘s larger story, starting with September’s Marvel Legacy #1 — where Logan returned to the Marvel Universe with an Infinity Stone — and Infinity Countdown Prime #1.

Hunt For Wolverine: Weapon Lost #1-4 by Charles Soule and Matteo Buffagni sees Daredevil assemble a team to investigate Logan sightings across the globe; Hunt For Wolverine: The Adamantium Agenda #1-4 by Tom Taylor and R.B. Silva is a New Avengers reunion as they search for their friend and former teammate; Hunt For Wolverine: The Claws of a Killer #1-4 by Mariko Tamaki and Butch Guice sees Logan’s greatest enemies work together to track him down; and Hunt for Wolverine: Mystery in Madripoor #1-4 by Jim Zub and Chris Bachalo brings the most important women in Logan’s life together to unravel his mystery.

RELATED: Wolverine’s Back — So Is Marvel Planning to Kill Old Man Logan?

This is all leading to an unclassified announcement following the one-shot and miniseries. The most likely outcome is the announcement of a new Wolverine ongoing series to firmly cement the mutant’s place in the Marvel Universe going forward.

Hunt For Wolverine #1 by Charles Soule and David Marques is on sale April 25 from Marvel Comics.

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DC Shares Artwork, Story Details for The Sandman Universe Titles

DC Shares Artwork, Story Details for The Sandman Universe Titles

DC Comics has released additional story details and artwork for its newest imprint, The Sandman Universe, based on Neil Gaiman’s critically-acclaimed Sandman series.

The new line begins August 8 with The Sandman Universe #1 with Gaiman providing the plot, and co-written by Nalo Hopkinson, Kat Howard, Si Spurrier and Dan Watters, featuring art by Bilquis Everly and a Jae Lee cover. The Dreaming (Spurrier) and The House of Whispers (Hopkinson) debut in September, followed by Lucifer (Watters) and Books of Magic (Howard) in October.

RELATED: DC Comics, Neil Gaiman Announce The Sandman Universe Imprint

Below are synopses for each title, along with accompanying artwork and full photo gallery.


The story is plotted by Gaiman and written by Spurrier, Hopkinson, Watters and Howard, featuring art by Bilquis Evely with cover art by Jae Lee.

Daniel, the lord of Dreams, has gone missing and it causes chaos in the kingdom of dreams…A rift between worlds has opened, revealing a space beyond the Dreaming. Meanwhile, A book from Lucien’s library of all the unwritten books ever dreamed is discovered by a group of children in the waking world. Simultaneously, a new House appears—the House of Whispers—joining the Houses of Secret and Mystery in the Dreaming. Its proprietor is a fortune teller called Erzulie, whom the inhabitants of the Dreaming suspect may be responsible for all the strange goings on. Elsewhere, Lucifer has fallen again, only this time he might be in a Hell of his own design. And in London, a young boy named Timothy Hunter sleeps, in his dreams he becomes the world’s most powerful magician, but in his nightmares, he becomes the world’s worst villain, which future will become reality?

From the mind of Neil Gaiman, a new world filled with dreams and nightmares, all of his wonderful characters living together in a shared universe for a story unlike anything we’ve ever seen before.


There is a place where gods are born and stories are spun. But twenty-three years after he was anointed as its master, Dream of the Endless has inexplicably abandoned the dreaming. His absence triggers a series of crimes and calamities which consume the lives of those already tangled in his fate, among them Lucien the librarian, Matthew the Raven, and Dora, a monstress without memories. But while they struggle to restore the King to his throne, they face intrigues from within and conquest from without. As usurpers circle the defenceless domain and an impossible shadow awaits its own birth beside a rip in reality, the denizens of the Dreaming play out their stories of loss and love, resignation and resistance.


Latoya is in a coma. Her girlfriend enlists the help of Latoya’s two younger sisters. Using the Book of Whispers, they mistakenly steal the essence of Erzulie, a deity of voodoo mythology. The psychic blowback of the spell causes her house to crash into the Dreaming, beside the Houses of Secrets and Mystery and their custodians, Cain and Abel.

In the real world, the awakened young woman suffers a mystical form of Cotard’s Delusion—she believes she is already dead, and she’s transmitting her belief to others, causing them to become guardians of the Gap that has appeared in the Dreaming.


A few years ago, the devil vanished. Some people say he died or simply ran away, while others believe he never existed at all. But we aren’t some people. No. This is the one true story of what happened to the Prince of Lies, the Bringer of Light—Lucifer, the blind, destitute old man, who lives in a small boarding house in a quiet little town, where nothing is quite what it seems and no one can leave. He’s trapped, you see? Trapped in a bizarre prison with no memory of how he got there or why. Meanwhile in Los Angeles, a dying policeman believes his suffering may be a call to a divine mission—one that draws him towards revelations regarding the devil himself.


Timothy Hunter may be destined to become the most powerful magician in the universe, but he’s still a London teenager and having magical abilities complicates things more than it helps. It’s not like he can use magic to pass his exams, stop being bullied, or convince his cute friend to date him. And while Tim’s trying to live his life, there are cultists who want to kill him, believing his power will eventually corrupt him, and turn him into a merciless mage. Oh, and those are the good guys. Luckily, his new substitute teacher is more than she appears, and may be able to help Tim discover the mystery behind the Books of Magic…

RELATED: The Sandman Just Explained the Entire DC Multiverse in Dark Nights: Metal

Follow CBR this weekend, where more information on The Sandman Universe will be revealed at the Vertigo panel at Emerald City Comic Con on Saturday, March 3.

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