DC Comics will launch a new era of Justice League comic books next week, with the launch of the new “Justice League: No Justice” five-part weekly series which will see Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and other superheroes drawn together with some of their most vile villains to face a galactic threat which was awoken in the “Dark Nights: Metal” crossover.
The story will see four teams made up of both heroes and villains… all assembled by Brainiac. Team Mystery: Superman, Martian Manhunter, Starfire, Sinestro, and Starro; Team Wonder: Wonder Woman, Zatanna, Dr. Fate, Raven, and Etrigan; Team Wisdom: Cyborg, Robin, Atom, Flash, and Harley Quinn; and Team Entropy: Batman, Deathstroke, Beast Boy, Lobo, and Lex Luthor.
Written by Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, and Joshua Williamson with art by Francis Manapul, the four sat down for a chat with EW.com to give fans an insight into what they can expect from “Justice League: No Justice”. Here’s an excerpt from the interview…
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Dark Nights: Metal had its final climactic issue in March. How do the events of that series lead into No Justice?
SCOTT SNYDER: The DC Universe is at a really crazy and fun point right now. At the end of Metal, we broke the boundary of the DC Universe, both literally and figuratively, with the Source Wall. For anybody who doesn’t know, the Source Wall was the actual physical wall that surrounded the DC Universe for many years, and at the end of Metal it broke. No Justice picks up right where that ended, with the ramifications of that monumental change. No one knows what’s on the other side of the wall. There’s strange energy leaking out. So our heroes are at a crossroads, facing threats that are bigger and more terrifying than anything they’ve gone up against before. That’s what No Justice is about: It’s a big welcome for new readers and people who love our characters but haven’t been reading. It’s really user-friendly in that regard, and for our readers who have been invested in our characters it’s meant to signal a new turning point in our narrative for the rest of the year.
JAMES TYNION IV: It’s an incredibly exciting moment. Now we’re playing with all of the toys in the toy box. We’re going to take everything fun we’ve ever wanted to play with at DC and bring it together in exciting new strange ways. We just broke the universe, so all of the stories we’ve seen before in the DC Universe, those stories no longer have to follow the same forms. That’s really one of the founding concepts of No Justice, and why we begin with something as strange as Brainiac coming to our heroes for help and mixing our heroes together in these strange electric combinations we would never have considered before. The old formations aren’t enough anymore, we need to do more to rise up to meet the challenge. That’s the core exciting piece of all this to me.