Justice League #5 will see the debut of strong roster of supervillains organized by Lex Luthor to challenge the Justice League. The issue will be a continuation of the events in the No Justice storyline.
Writer Scott Snyder is currently hard at work with writing DC’s flagship title Justice League and it seems as though he is pulling in some heavy hitting villains to challenge the heroes. The Legion of Doom will consists of Luthor, Joker, Grodd, Sinestro, Cheetah, and Black Manta as they stand to face the heroes of the Hall of Justice.
Snyder sat down for an interview with CBR in which he explains how this issue is continuation of the events of No Justice and even the just concluded Dark Knights Metal:
“Yeah, part of the fun of No Justice for me is how it’s a bridge between Metal and all this new stuff in the Justice League group, so it’s going to tell you the story of why Luthor decides that maybe he’s made a mistake trying to be a hero all this time. For Justice League, you don’t have to have read anything else to pick it up, but it’s one giant cumulative story. So, for us, the idea was looking at what happened in Metal with Black Manta, what happened with Sinestro when the Source Wall broke. All of these things are catalysts for Luthor to say, “You know what? Maybe being a hero — maybe the heroes themselves — are this fallacy. Maybe the whole thing is the wrong way for humans to be.” Scott Snyder, CBR, 05/11/2018
If you’re not familiar with the Legion of Doom, that’s ok because they haven’t really been featured in the comics that often. The origin of the group dates back the Challenges Of The Super Friends, a cartoon from the late 1970’s that featured a very campy take on the Legion of Doom.
Snyder also briefly mentioned that the Legion of Doom is really Luthor’s reaction to another supervillain attempting to create their own supervillain team with a separate cast of villains. As of right now though there is no information as to who those characters might be.
You can read the whole interview here.