It’s the announcement we’ve all been waiting for, and now it’s confirmed: Scott Snyder is the new writer for Justice League.
In an IGN exclusive report, it’s been revealed that Scott Snyder will take over writing DC’s flagship team this June. Current Justice League scribe Christopher Priest’s run on the title will conclude in April with issue #43, and in an even bigger shock Steve Orlando’s Justice League of America will end with issue #29 on April 11.
Per the report, the conclusion of Metal in March will set the stage for the miniseries No Justice that is set to premiere in May. The weekly series, which was hinted at in Batman: Lost, will see Brainiac alert the League to an impending alien threat, necessitating the need to expand membership and break up into splinter groups. Based on the description, it sounds like it has shades of Cosmic Odyssey, with both heroes and villains uniting to save other planets from a galactic threat. This will then lead into several different Justice League books, written by the likes of Snyder, James Tynion IV, and Josh Williamson.
Speaking with IGN, Snyder said the following:
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.
More as we hear it at Batman News. Head over to IGN for more information and art from Francis Manapul.
UPDATE: And here’s the official press release from DC.
ACCLAIMED WRITERS SCOTT SNYDER, JAMES TYNION IV AND JOSHUA WILLIAMSON JOIN FORCES THIS MAY FOR JUSTICE LEAGUE: NO JUSTICE
Artist Francis Manapul Delivers Epic Action Featuring
The World’s Greatest Super-Heroes
Weekly Four-Issue Miniseries Follows Events from the Cataclysmic Conclusion of
DARK NIGHTS: METAL
(BURBANK, CA) – (January 26, 2018) – At the conclusion of writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo’s DARK NIGHTS: METAL (issue #6 on sale March 14), the bestselling BATMAN talent team will shake the DC Universe to its deepest foundations and do something that even the most passionate fans will characterize as unimaginable and utterly audacious.
This event sets the stage for even more bold and daring storytelling, as Snyder, along with co-writers James Tynion IV (DETECTIVE COMICS) and Joshua Williamson (THE FLASH, Vertigo’s DEATHBED) plus all-star artist Francis Manapul (TRINITY) take readers on an adventure that will break the very boundaries of the DC Universe in JUSTICE LEAGUE: NO JUSTICE, a four-issue weekly miniseries, beginning May 9.
“We thought we knew the entire map of the DC cosmos,” says Snyder. “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.”
In this four-issue miniseries, the super-villain Brainiac arrives on Earth with a dire warning for the Justice League: there’s a threat coming to destroy Earth, one that the heroes are ill-equipped to handle. Brainiac thinks he holds the key to victory, but it means combining members of the League with some of the most dangerous villains in the DC Universe and sending them into battle against this extinction-level menace. The stakes are at their absolute highest; if one of these teams fail. It’s game over.
JUSTICE LEAGUE: NO JUSTICE promises to deliver over-the-top blockbuster action, courtesy of artist Francis Manapul.
“I’m laying out the biggest action of my life,” says Manapul. “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 can’t-miss miniseries sets the stage for a “family” of Justice League titles, beginning in June, headlined by Snyder’s JUSTICE LEAGUE with additional titles written by James Tynion IV, Joshua Williamson and more in the coming months.