“Justice League” gets a new creative team

by Reid Vanier
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DC Comics recently announced who would be taking over as the creative team on Justice League when Bryan Hitch leaves the series. Originally, Hitch’s departure was to take place after Justice League #31, but he has since appeared as the writer on the solicitations for November’s #32 and #33, which serve as Metal tie-ins.

But it now seems that those issues are definitively the last for Hitch, as Eisner-nominated writer Christopher Priest (Deathstroke) and artist Pete Woods (Action ComicsRobin) begin their run on the flagship title with December’s Justice League #34. Priest and Woods’ first storyline, “Lost”, begins with a sleep-deprived Batman making an error with serious implications, and looks to set the tone for the team’s tenure on the book. In DC’s press release, Woods explains:

The story we’ve got in store is something of a unique take. We want to give readers a different angle on the characters, their relationships, and just what it means to be a member of the Justice League.

As for Priest, he believes the key to his run on Justice League will be to look inward at the team, examining their interpersonal relationships and where they fit in an era of growing cynicism, while balancing the need for large-scale action and major villains to confront.

“Lost” begins in Justice League #34, available on December 6, 2017.

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