JIM CHEUNG Apparently Joining SCOTT SNYDER's JUSTICE LEAGUE Relaunch

"Justice League #1" unfinished cover by Jim Cheung
A portion of the "Justice League #1" by Jim Cheung
Credit: Jim Cheung (DC Comics)

Artist Jim Cheung will apparently join writer Scott Snyder in some capacity on his upcoming Justice League relaunch, according to a listing for the relaunched series' first planned collection. Cheung recently drew the first issues of Marvel 2-In-One, and is slated to draw May's Marvel 2-In One #6 as well.

The listing comes from the Penguin/Random House retail site and appears to have been online for several weeks. Comic book rumor site Bleeding Cool published the cover and information Thursday, though if their source is the Penguin/Random House listing, they did not credit it.

It is unclear whether Cheung will provide interiors for the series, however the listing does include an image of a penciled cover by Cheung, showing a Justice League line-up consisting of Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Flash, Cyborg, Martian Manhunter, Hawkgirl, and Green Lantern John Stewart. Included is an excerpt of the image.

The listing also names artist Jorge Jimenez as one of the series writers, adding to some confusion given that the DC-exclusive creator has only ever worked for the publisher as an artist. 

Here's Penguin/Random House's solicitation text for the collection:

JUSTICE LEAGUE VOL. 1
Writers: Scott Snyder, Jorge Jimenez
Artist: Jim Cheung
Spinning out of the cataclysmic events of Dark Nights: Metal and the universe-defining No Justice, the core members of the Justice League–Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, The Flash and more–are finally reunited!
The cosmos suddenly opens up to new threats that the Justice League could not imagine! As Lex Luthor and Batman race to solve a mystery going back to the beginning of the DCU, the rest of the League dive deep into new corners of their own mythologies!
One of the most critically acclaimed authors of his generation finally scribes DC’s flagship title in Justice League.

This collection is listed to be released November 13 - the debut date of the serialized issues has not been specified by the publisher.

DC has declined to comment on the story Thursday afternoon.

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