Justice League #39 concluded the Justice/Doom War with a surprising reveal about the fate of the DC Universe going forward – but anyone who’s read all of the years-long story knows that it isn’t finished just yet.
Scott Snyder’s story (co-authored with James Tynion IV) spun out of the pages of Dark Nights: Metal, a wild collaboration with writers and artists from across the entire industry – but primarily, a collaboration with his close friend Greg Capullo. Since Metal, Capullo has worked on Spawn #300, as well as the finale to his and Snyder’s Batman saga, Last Knight on Earth. While that story seems to be out-of-continuity with the rest of the DCU (probably), Capullo seems to be returning to Snyder’s cosmic saga with a follow-up to both Metal and Justice League. The following image was found both at the end of Justice League #39, as well as in a tweet from Greg Capullo:
Snyder and Capullo have both expressed interest in a Wonder Woman story before, and Last Knight on Earth featured Diana in a significant supporting role. We may very well see callbacks to that story – just as Batman had the head of the Joker by his side in Last Knight, so does Wonder Woman have a skull on her belt, with the helm of the Batman Who Laughs.
The Batman Who Laughs is currently colliding with the DCU in the pages of Batman/Superman and Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen, and it’s hard to imagine he isn’t an integral part of the next chapter. It’s unclear how the mainline Justice League comic will continue from #39, but I personally look forward to reviewing it and finding out.
Oh, and also? Snyder’s mentioned one last tidbit of info about the story so far.
Expect a further announcement within the coming months, along with a ranking of the Top 10 Chainsaws in the DCU.