May 31, 2011

The Jim Lee/Geoff Johns Announcement on June 11th Will Be...


According to Bleeding Cool the announcement that will take place at the Hero Complex Film Festival on June 11th (as reported here) is that they will be the creative team for the new Justice League book. Shouldn't be a surprise - Johns has been wanting to do a book with the founding members for a while, and thanks to Brightest Day and Flash Rebirth (both written or co-written by Johns, what a coincidence), the founding members are alive and kicking to be reunited for the first time in thirty years! This comes shortly after the site reported that all the DC Comics published set within the DC Universe proper will be renumbered starting back at #1 after the end of the Flashpoint event.

I've mixed feelings about this. It'll be cool to see the original lineup back and with Johns and Lee in control. This slight change in the universe after Flashpoint has me a little concerned, but at least it's not a full reboot that was scattered all over the internet.

UPDATED!!!! Johns/Lee JLA confirmed! From The DC Source:

On Wednesday, August 31st, DC Comics will launch a historic renumbering of the entire DC Universe line of comic books with 52 first issues, including the release of JUSTICE LEAGUE by NEW YORK TIMES bestselling writer and DC Entertainment Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns and bestselling artist and DC Comics Co-Publisher Jim Lee. The publication of JUSTICE LEAGUE issue 1 will launch day-and-date digital publishing for all these ongoing titles, making DC Comics the first of the two major American publishers to release all of its superhero comic book titles digitally the same day as in print.

DC Comics will only publish two comic books on August 31st: the final issue of this summer’s comic book mini-series FLASHPOINT and the first issue of JUSTICE LEAGUE by Johns and Lee, two of the most distinguished and popular contemporary comic book creators, who will be collaborating for the first time. Together they will offer a contemporary take on the origin of the comic book industry’s premier superhero team.

In the hours, days and weeks to come, we’ll have more news about the other titles. Tomorrow, we’ll hear from Co-Publishers Dan DiDio and Jim Lee about this moment


ous occasion. Keep checking THE SOURCE for updates about the other first issues.

Update #2!! This full image has been posted on the internet just within the last half hour. The top portion was used on a USAToday article. But now the full version has been released. Interesting it's the founding group except Cyborg has taken Martian Manhunter's place. Wonder what that means...