First Look at “Justice League #40” by Rob Venditti and Doug Mahnke

Justice League #40

We are only a few weeks out from the launch of a new run on the premier DC Comics team book, Justice League, by writer Rob Venditti and Doug Mahnke.

DC Comics has given us a first look at how they’re kicking off their lead story, “Invasion of the Supermen,” along with all of Bryan Hitch’s covers for this first arc (Justice League #40-43). Justice League #40 hits shelves on February 5.

As a bonus, also attached is 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.

“Invasion of the Supermen” begins with the Eradicator!

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. 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, “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.”

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?

“Working with Doug Mahnke is a dream,” continues Venditti. “He’s one of those top-level artists that I never thought I’d be fortunate enough to work with, much less on a book as big as Justice League. His body of work proves that he’s an absolute master of these characters. I couldn’t be more excited.”

Writer Rob Venditti and artists Doug Mahnke, Richard Friend and David Barron join Justice League to launch “Invasion of the Supermen” on February 5th!

Justice League #40
Written by Robert Venditti
Art by Doug Mahnke and Richard Friend
Color by David Barron
Lettering by Tom Napolitano
Cover art by Bryan Hitch
Variant cardstock cover by Arthur Adams
In Shops: Feb 05, 2020
Final Orders Due: Jan 13, 2020

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January 9, 2020 9:05 am

God I wish Arthur Adams was doing the interiors.