DC First Look: JUSTICE LEAGUE #40 & Beyond

Justice League first look

DC has released a first look at next month's Justice League #40, the first issue by the new creative teams of Rob Venditti and Doug Mahnke.

The first look previews their first story arc “Invasion of the Supermen,” along with all of Bryan Hitch’s covers for this first arc (Justice League #40-43). DC also included the debut of Francis Manapul’s covers for Justice League #44 and #45, "giving a hint at what the League will face after the Eradicator!" says the publisher.

"A new era of Justice League starts with an unexpected arrival from the stars, bringing a dire warning: a new breed of conquerors is on the march," reads DC's official description of the debut arc. "Led by Superman's nemesis Eradicator, a genetically engineered, super-powered strike team has come to subjugate Earth."

Justice League is DC’s premier team book,” says writer Rob Venditti in the DC release, “and we’ll be focusing on exactly that: Team. Teams are powerful, but they’re also messy. Everyone isn’t always on the same page with the same ideas about what’s best for the group. Even more so when the team is made up of the most accomplished superheroes in the world, and they’re tackling world-ending crises. The threats that the Justice League faces will pull from the mythologies of the individual characters and test the team as never before. Both outside and within.”

According to the publisher, to aid the Justice League, "Batman makes the unprecedented decision of enlisting an ancient, unrivaled power—which calls into question who, exactly, is in charge. With the League on unsure footing, will they be ready to save the world?"

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