• Jake Wright

DC are Killing the Justice League

Updated: Feb 18

After making the headlines for killing Superman 30 years ago, DC are ready to do it again. They recently made the announcement that they will be taking out the entirety of DC’s most popular super team, the Justice League.

Entertainment Weekly revealed that the current Justice League series will come to a close with April’s Justice League #75 which will be written by Joshua Williamson and drawn by Rafa Sandoval. After being killed by a team called the Dark Army, there will not be an immediate replacement series on the way as the finale is set to serve a purpose for a new ongoing storyline that sees the whole of the DC universe accept the loss of their most beloved heroes.

(art by Daniel Sampere and Alejandro Gomez via DC Comics)

Writer Joshua Williamson had this to say regarding the shock announcement via Entertainment Weekly:

"I remember the experience of reading the build-up to 'The Death of Superman' and then waiting in the rain for my copy of issue #75. I think one reason that story was so powerful was that after the 'Funeral for a Friend' story, there were no Superman comics for three months. That's part of what led us to make the decision that this is the last issue of Justice League. But then three months later, there's still not gonna be a Justice League comic. It's gonna be a while, and that's gonna be a major part of what the DCU looks like after this story: There is no Justice League."

(variant cover by Dan Jurgens & Norm Rapund via DC Comics)

Strangely enough Justice League #75 is the only Justice League issue to be written by Joshua Williamson within the series as current writer Brian Michael Bendis will be leaving with issue #74. Williamson confirmed that ‘Death of the Justice League’ will indeed be tying into the multiversal events set in stone within his own ‘Infinite Frontier’ mini-series which recently came to a close and will contribute to the many mysteries surrounding the current status of the DCU.

With the roster of the League being: Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, John Stewart Green Lantern, Hawkgirl, Martian Manhunter, Aquaman, Black Canary, Green Arrow and Zatanna, only one of the members of the team will survive their battle with the Dark Army.

(variant cover by Todd Nauck via DC Comics)

The death of the League will make way for the younger generation of heroes to fill the void left and step up to the plate and embracing the spotlight with characters such as Yara Flor (Wonder Girl), Jace Fox (Batman), Jon Kent (Superman) and Naomi McDuffie potentially forming a new Justice League paving the way for a new Justice League just like we saw within ‘Future State’.

(variant cover by Mikel Janin via DC Comics)

Justice League #75 hits comic shelves in April 2022, will you be picking this comic up? Let us know in the comments down below.