Some ideas speak for themselves.
They are so pure, so perfect and beautiful and obvious that when they are announced, you can’t help but wonder why it wasn’t attempted before.
Enter: The Jurassic League.
Yes, it is exactly what you think: the Justice League… as dinosaurs.
That appeals to so many aspects of my personality that it almost seems tailor-made just for me, but thankfully, we can all share in the joy of such a comic.
And while the idea of a Dino League could result in some silly fun, this looks genuinely great. Written by Daniel Warren Johnson and illustrated by Juan Gedeon, with covers from Johnson and Walt “my signature looks like a dinosaur” Simonson, there’s a ton of pedigree to go along with the concept.
I mean, just look at this art:
Oh, and in case you’re wondering, Superman is still the sole survivor of a doomed planet, raised by a kindly human couple.
Except, you know. He’s a dinosaur now.
DEFENDERS OF TRUTH, JUSTICE AND THE PREHISTORIC WAY IN…
THE JURASSIC LEAGUE
A 6-Issue Limited Series Depicting The Justice League As You’ve Never Seen Them….
Batman the Allosaurus, Wonder Woman the Triceratops, Superman the Brachiosaurus
You know the story: an infant escapes the destruction of its home planet and is deposited on Earth to be raised by human parents. A goddess from a lost city defends truth. A Theropod dons the visage of a bat to strike fear into evildoers’ hearts. This heroic trinity, alongside a league of other super-powered dinosaurs, join forces to save a prehistoric Earth from the sinister machinations of Darkseid. Wait…what? Okay, maybe you don’t know the story. So join us and bear witness to a brand-new—yet older than time—adventure and experience the Justice League as you have never seen them before!
“Jurassic League is all I want to draw: dinos and epic fights,” said Writer & Artist Juan Gedeon. “My own version of a 90s cartoon or videogame. Expect a story about survival, unity and hope where the strong protect the weak in a world where danger lurks in every corner.”
THE JURASSIC LEAGUE is a six issue limited series written by Daniel Warren Johnson (WONDER WOMAN: DEAD EARTH) and Juan Gedeon (PENNYWORTH) launching on May 10, 2022. Gedeon is also handling the artwork, while Johnson will provide the main cover artwork for all six issues. Issue #1 will also have a 1:25 Megalustre “Dino Skin” variant cover by Walt Simonson (DETECTIVE COMICS) and an open variant by Gedeon that will be revealed at a later date.
“It’s been an absolute pleasure to join Juan Gideon in creating a new world for DC, complete with dinos, cavemen, and extinction level events,” said Writer & Cover Artist Daniel Warren Johnson. “Batsuar suplexes a Joker dilophosaurus, you’re welcome!”
“Words cannot express how excited I am for this book,” said DC Senior Editor Katie Kubert. “As a life-long dinosaur lover, and a dinosaur tour-guide and fossil preparer for two of the most prestigious natural history museums, this book speaks to my heart and science-soul. When Juan came to me with the idea, and Daniel Warren Johnson doubled down on it, I knew we had something truly special and I can’t wait for fans to fall in Mezosoic-love.”
THE JURASSIC LEAGUE #1
Written by DANIEL WARREN JOHNSON and JUAN GEDEON
Art by JUAN GEDEON
Cover by DANIEL WARREN JOHNSON
Variant cover by JUAN GEDEON
1:25 Megalustre “Dino Skin” variant cover by WALT SIMONSON
$3.99 US | 32 pages | 1 of 6 | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 5/10/22
The Jurassic League #1 will hit comic shops and digital retailers on May 10.