With Superman (Henry Cavill) having laid down his life for Earth, Batman (Ben Affleck) and Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) recruit a superteam to take on a new threat to civilization in Justice League. “It was all about the filling-out of this massive comic-book pantheon with the biggest and coolest heroes we could,” director Zack Snyder says of his group, which includes seafaring warrior Aquaman (Jason Momoa), speedy Flash (Ezra Miller) and high-tech Cyborg (Ray Fisher). Fans are getting a big character arc for Wonder Woman in 2017, beginning with her solo movie set during World War I. In it, she finds “humanity isn’t always the most kind and awesome thing,” says Snyder, also a producer on Wonder Woman. “It has its moments, but it can be brutal, and her coming to terms with that dichotomy is what we come to learn about her. And in Justice League, she’s fully evolved into someone who’s embraced mankind, partly through Superman’s sacrifice. She’s like, ‘All right, I’ve got to pick it up.’ ”
By Peter J. Tomasi, Patrick Gleason, Sebastián Fiumara, and Dave Stewart.
This was such a cute one-shot issue! Fiumara’s art and Stewart’s colours are a perfect fit, and lend it a sense of whimsy and horror, kind of fairytale-like. The whole issue was great, but I especially love this panel of Jon being a regular kid.
Superman #17 is a book where Jon and Kathy go find Kathy’s grandpa, who got lost in the woods looking for a lost cow.
And then the book starts tripping balls. I mean like, everything goes nuts in a way of a scary fever dream. It’s a fun little adventure regardless of it. While it might feel inconsequential, it does capture that feeling of being a kid and getting into trouble like Jon and Kathy here. It also serves as a very good short to put between two big storylines like latest prophecy arc and upcoming Superman Reborn.
Slim’s guess for Lou’s favorite cover this week was pretty close! While she did appreciate the gesture insinuated in Jason Howard’s cityscape for the cover of Horizon #8, the art history nerd in her had to go with Postal #18, featuring Isaac Goodhart’s homage to Northern Renaissance paintings of Adam and Eve.
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DC Comics has announced that April’s variant cover theme will around acclaimed artist John Romita Jr, here’s our first look at these variants that include Aquaman #51, Batman/Superman #31, Deathstroke #17, Superman: Lois and Clark #7, and Starfire #11.