When Justice League #9 hits in May 2012, regular series artist (and DC Comics Co-Publisher) Jim Lee will return. As teased in the solicitation text, he'll be bringing a new villain with him for the new storyline reuniting him with writer Geoff Johns after a two issue hiatus.Who will this mystery villain be? What are his ties to the League? DC is remaining mum on those details, but they did release this design sketch by Lee today on their blog The Source. Full solicitation text is below. JUSTICE LEAGUE #9
Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Art and cover by JIM LEE and SCOTT WILLIAMS
Backup story art by GARY FRANK
1:25 Variant cover by CARLOS D’ANDA
1:200 B&W Variant cover by JIM LEE
On sale MAY 16 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Combo pack edition: $4.99 US
Retailers: This issue will ship with three covers. Please see the order form for more information.
• “THE VILLAIN’S JOURNEY” begins here! Part one of a story introducing an all-new major nemesis for the Justice League by GEOFF JOHNS and JIM LEE!
• In part three of the SHAZAM! backup story, Billy Batson attempts to get used to his new life, new school and new family as Sivana unleashes an ancient evil imprisoned long ago.
This issue is also offered as a special combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.