DC is getting ready to introduce us to a brand new superhero team. And not just any old team. This one operates in space. As reported by Bleeding Cool, The United will debut in the pages of Justice League #64. The issue is scheduled to hit stands in July.
Coming from writer Brian Michael Bendis, with art by Steve Pugh and Sumit Kumar, The United have been glimpsed on the issue’s cover. It has yet to be revealed who will make up the team but Batman, Superman and the rest of the Justice League look rather curious on the cover. Have a look.
Here’s the synopsis for Justice League #64.
Introducing…the United! This all-new all-star group of alien warriors represents all voices in the newly formed United Planets. A galactic Justice League, if you will. The first Legion of Super-Heroes? Sort of. The United comes to the new Justice League for help because the biggest threat to the universe is on the loose, and all roads lead to…Superman. All this, and Aquaman has some surprising news. This big, bold, universe-spanning story serves as a perfect hopping-on point for fans curious where their favorite DC heroes go next!
Plus: While the Justice League Dark regroups after hitting the books (literally), all eyes turn toward Gotham, where Merlin’s followers gather to protect a mysterious weapon. Now it’ll take not one knight but two to infiltrate the cult and save reality. Batman guest-stars as the Eternal Knight’s new squire in this action-packed tale!
What remains to be seen is whether or not the team sticks around. It’s conceivable that The United could just be used for a few issues to resolve a storyline. Or, we could be looking at DC’s answer to Guardians of the Galaxy. For the moment, it’s difficult to say.
DC has also released the solicit for the following issue, #65. That may well provide some clues as to where the story is heading.
The synopsis or Justice League #65 reads as follows.
The Justice League heads to deep space, on the trail of the most dangerous new criminal in all the galaxy. The biggest threat to the United Planets is on the loose, and no one in the cosmos is safe. Meanwhile, on Earth, Checkmate breaks into the Hall of Justice looking for clues to Black Canary’s secret affiliation. What secret affiliation, you ask? It’s a secret, duh! All this, and Black Adam declares himself leader of the League.
Plus, as the Justice League Dark plans their next move, Batman makes his in Gotham. An ally from Etrigan’s past holds the key to saving the present, but to retrieve it, the League and the Eternal Knights must venture deep into his twisted dreams. Little do they know, Randu Singh’s mind is a maze that they could end up trapped in for good!
Justice League #64 hits stands on July 7.