Comic books never shy away from the big events. If you have a universe rich in fascinating characters, it makes sense to combine them in giant story arcs. The same can be said for the creators. If a publisher’s top writers and artists do amazing things on their own, it seems likely they would do something phenomenal together. That’s what DC Comics is shooting for in May.
Following the conclusion of Dark Knights: Metal #6 by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo (on sale March 14), the DCU will be reportedly shaken to its core. This will lead into another story by Snyder, James Tynion IV (Detective Comics), and Joshua Williamson (The Flash) with art by Francis Manapul (Trinity)–Justice League: No Justice.
No Justice will be a four issue weekly series beginning on May 9. The story will deal with Braniac arriving on earth with a a warning: There’s a threat coming to destroy Earth that they are not equipped to deal with. Brainiac believes he has the solution for them to achieve victory. His idea consists of forming separate teams, combining members of the Justice League with some of DC’s most dangerous villains.
Will they have what it takes to fight an extinction-level menace? If one team fails, the entire Earth loses. You can get a glimpse at the teams in the covers by Manapul.
Scott Snyder made the following statement:
‘We thought we knew the entire map of the DC cosmos. We thought we had explored all there was to explore. But now we know that all this time the Multiverse was nothing but a fishbowl, and now we’ve been dumped into the ocean, unleashing terrifying new threats, and wondrous new possibilities. METAL opened up channels of storytelling that Francis, James, Joshua and I are excited to explore in a big way. When we’re finished, fans will never look at the Justice League in the same way again.’
Billed as a “can’t-miss miniseries,” the story will set the stage for the Justice League “family” titles beginning in June with Snyder on Justice League and additional titles by Tynion and Williamson in the coming months.
Additional images can be found on DC’s blog.
What do you think about all this? How do you think Dark Knights: Metal will shake things up?