After DC Comics’ two month detour into a Future State during January and February, the publisher’s main line of titles will return this March. In the case of Justice League, the book will get a new roster (Hippolyta, Naomi, Hawkgirl, and Black Adam join mainstays Superman, Batman, Aquaman, and the Flash), a new creative team in Brian Michael Bendis, David “please draw everything forever thank you” Marquez, and Tamra “please color everything forever thank you” Bonvillain, and a new Justice League Dark backup story from Ram V and Xermanico.
Given that the long-awaited “Snydercut” of Justice League is debuting that same month, DC have announced a bit of “inter-office” promotion for the film, as the Justice League comic will ship with some variant covers from some of the industry’s most celebrated artists. Liam Sharp, Lee Bermejo, and DC Publisher Jim Lee will each contribute a cover featuring characters from the film, along with some spiffy black and white versions as well. Given that Snyder has said that the black and white version of his film is his preferred way to view it, that definitely makes a certain amount of sense.
Check out the DC blog for more details, and see what each artist has whipped up in the gallery below. I must say, Sharp’s Steppenwolf is pretty killer, Lee draws a stalwart and noble Martian Manhunter, and Bermejo seems born to illustrate Darkseid. Between Sharp’s celebrated work on The Green Lantern, Bermejo’s aesthetic that has received great acclaim in recent years, and Lee’s status as an industry legend, you’d be hard pressed to find three artists better suited to this task.
Justice League #59 will hit comic shops and digital retailers on March 16, and Zack Snyder’s Justice League will premiere exclusively on HBO MAX on March 18.