DC's JUSTICE LEAGUE #23-24 & NIGHTWING #22-25 Get Story Changes

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DC has announced some content changes to upcoming issues of Justice League and Nightwing.

The new June and July issues of Justice League push back the originally scheduled issues by Bryan Hitch and Fernando Pasarin and Oclair Albert.

This will also almost certainly affect the just-solicited Justice League #26 & 27 in August.

Here are the new solicitations along with preliminary art followed by the original solicitations.

JUSTICE LEAGUE #23
Written by TOM DEFALCO • Art by TOM DERENICK and TREVOR SCOTT • Cover by PAUL PELLETIER and TONY KORDOS
The League takes on an extremist anti-terror group led by a dangerous fanatic named Black Flag. But by trying to stop him and his paramilitary team, is the League actually making the world less safe from terrorism?
On sale JUNE 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

JUSTICE LEAGUE #24
Story BY DAN ABNETT • Art by IAN CHURCHILL • Cover by PAUL PELLETIER and SANDRA HOPE
Continuing the ocean-shattering events of Aquaman #25, the League confronts Mera, who is desperate, reckless and emotionally exhausted by what's happened to Arthur Curry. And when she shows Arthur's teammates exactly how powerful she is she does not hold back! This special tale is written by Aquaman writer Dan Abnett!
On sale JULY 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
 

JUSTICE LEAGUE #23
Written by BRYAN HITCH • Art by FERNANDO PASARIN and OCLAIR ALBERT • Cover by BRYAN HITCH • Variant cover by NICK BRADSHAW
“ONLY HUMAN” part two! The One Earth movement spills first blood! Green Lanterns Simon Baz and Jessica Cruz are forbidden from using their power rings while Superman himself is imprisoned in an aliens-only gulag! A planet rages as Batman and the remaining Justice Leaguers race to unravel the conspiracy behind the One Earth movement before the world tears itself apart.
On sale JUNE 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

JUSTICE LEAGUE #24
Written by BRYAN HITCH
Art by FERNANDO PASARIN and OCLAIR ALBERT
Cover by BRYAN HITCH
Variant cover by NICK BRADSHAW
“AFTERLIVES” part three! Our heroes’ mission into the afterlife goes horribly wrong when the Demons Three trap the Justice League in a hellish realm where they’re haunted and tortured by the ghosts of fallen heroes, dead villains and innocent civilians whose lives they failed to save.
On sale JULY 5 32 pg, $2.99 US • FC, RATED T

And following the recent update to Nightwing #21 , DC announced these updates to June and July’s issues #22-#25. Basically, the "Blockbuster" story arc originally scheduled to begin in issue #21 will just be pushed back one issue. 

NIGHTWING #22
Written by TIM SEELEY • Art by MIGUEL MENDONCA • Cover by MARCUS TO • Variant cover by CASEY JONES
"Blockbuster" part one! After years of living in the shadows of others and traveling the globe, Nightwing has found a purpose and a city to call his own in Bludhaven. Now, Bludhaven's prodigal son, Blockbuster, returns to reclaim his city and dispose of Nightwing by any means necessary.
On sale JUNE 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

NIGHTWING #23
Written by TIM SEELEY • Art by MINKYU JUNG • Cover by PAUL RENUAD • Variant cover by CASEY JONES
"Blockbuster" part two! It's an all-out crime war in Bludhaven and Nightwing must confront an old enemy, Tiger Shark, if he wants any hope of peace. What he discovers, though, reveals a truth about Blockbuster more shocking than he could have imagined!
On sale JUNE 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

NIGHTWING #24
Written by TIM SEELEY • Art by MIGUEL MENDONCA • Cover by PAUL RENAUD • Variant cover by CASEY JONES
"Blockbuster" part three! Nightwing is trapped on a submarine, and in order to escape he must defeat the most lethal villains in the DCU, led by Tiger Shark! And if he can't escape, Blockbuster will get what he wants: all of his criminal competition at the bottom of the sea, along with Nightwing!
On sale JULY 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

NIGHTWING #25
Written by TIM SEELEY • Art by MINKYU JUNG • Cover BY BRAD WALKER and ANDREW HENNESSY • Variant cover by CASEY JONES
"Blockbuster" part four! In this special oversize issue, the boardwalk is the heart and soul of Bludhaven, and Tiger Shark and Blockbuster are willing to kill each other and whoever else stands in their way to rule it. Nightwing has to find a way to stop them both or suffer a Bludhaven ruled by crime!
On sale JULY 19 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

The story arc "Spyral" will begin in Nightwing #26 as originally solicited.

Editor's Note: The headline of this article has been corrected to accurately reflect that Justice League #23 and #24 are among the affected issues.

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