30 years ago, issue #75 of “Superman” saw the “Death of Superman”. Now in 2022, DC are paying tribute to that anniversary, not by killing off the Man of Steel once again, but by ending the “Justice League” comic book series (for now) with the “Death of the Justice League”.
Joshua Williamson & Rafa Sandoval Team up for the Final Issue of JUSTICE LEAGUE out on April 19
The Death of the Justice League is only the beginning of the story. Superstar writer Joshua Williamson (BATMAN) and artist Rafa Sandoval (THE FLASH) bring you the beginning of the next big DCU event starting in JUSTICE LEAGUE #75, available at local comic book shops and participating digital retailers on April 19!
“We’ve been building to the Death of the Justice League for the last year across the main line,” said Williamson. “I remember buying DEATH OF SUPERMAN 30 years ago and now we have an opportunity to take that idea and go bigger with it. JUSTICE LEAGUE #75 allows us to showcase why the Justice League are comics’ greatest heroes as we show the aftermath of the loss against their biggest threat ever and its impact on the DCU.”
A new Dark Army made up of the DCU’s greatest villains has formed on the edges of the Multiverse and the best and most powerful heroes are pulled together in an epic war to push the darkness back. In the end, the Justice League are killed by the Dark Army with only one survivor to warn the remaining heroes of Earth about what is coming for them!
“Being able to draw the Justice League is always exciting, they are just the greatest superhero team of all time,” said Sandoval. “We will see a great evil coming out of the darkness and more dark characters that will be revealed very soon. This book is just the starting point and fans do not want to be left behind and miss what is going to happen.”
In addition to the main special acetate cover featuring artwork by Daniel Sampere and Alejandro Sanchez, JUSTICE LEAGUE #75 will feature an extensive variant cover program to celebrate the final issue of the series. Some of the top names in comics, including Alex Maleev, Dan Jurgens & Norm Rapmund, Mikel Janin, Tony Harris and more, have contributed variant covers.
“After working with Rafa on THE FLASH and seeing the amazing work he did on HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORP, I knew that he excels at big cosmic battles while also finding those emotional moments between the characters,” said Williamson.
“I was lucky to work with Josh on THE FLASH and it was one of the most fun times of my career,” added Sandoval. “He has always given me freedom to work and does not set boundaries to my creativity. When I draw Josh’s scripts, I always get reminded of why I wanted to become a comic book artist years ago.”
The supersized 48-page issue will be available at local comic book shops and participating digital retailers on April 19.
JUSTICE LEAGUE #75
Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
Art by RAFA SANDOVAL
Cover by DANIEL SAMPERE and ALEJANDRO SÁNCHEZ
Variant covers by ALEX MALEEV, DAN JURGENS and NORM RAPMUND, and MIKEL JANÍN
1:25 variant cover by SIMONE DI MEO
1:50 variant cover by TONY HARRIS
Team variant cover by TODD NAUCK
$6.99 US | 48 pages | (All on card stock)
ON SALE 4/19/21
DC: Don’t worry Superman fans. We won’t kill off Superman again.
Me: That’s a relief! 🙂
DC: We plan on killing off the Justice League instead .
Me: Sigh…….Really DC? Really???? 🙁
So Bendis is done on JL already? I can’t say I was a big fan of what he did on the Super books, but that was quick.
What puzzles me is that a couple of months ago DC said that they are not killing off Superman as shown in this link
Yet one of the images shown for the Death of the Justice League clearly shows Superman’s coffin with Batman’s,Wonder Woman’s,Aquaman’s, and Green Lantern’s coffin as the rest of the world’s heroes stand mourning the loss.
So which is it? Are they killing off Superman or not?
They’ll just all come back in all-black costumes and sporting mullets…