We have a new look at the brand new Justice League. DC Comics recently revealed its February 2021 solicitations, as reported by GamesRadar. The month is heavy on Future State titles, which is positioned as a major event for the publisher and will take readers into DC’s future. In this case, we get a glimpse of what the updated version of the famed superhero team is going to look like.
Future State: Justice League is written by Joshua Williamson, with art by Robson Rocha and Daniel Henriques. A cover was revealed for the second issue of the series. It promises a radically different team in the future version of the DC universe. Have a look.
As we can see, these are not the heroes we’re accustomed to. When the initiative was announced, DC said that it would feature “all-new characters taking up their iconic mantles.” So the JL will still feature the likes of Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman. Just with different people under the suits.
Here is the synopsis for Future State: Justice League #2.
“Exiled to a distant planet, the Justice League suspects an impostor in their midst, but not even the next Batman or Green Lantern can find the clues they’re looking for. Meanwhile on Earth, the terrifying return of a classic Justice League villain may spell doom for the planet! Doppelgängers abound, paranoia runs rampant, and only the Justice League can save humanity—if they can ever find their way home.”
“The DC Universe has always been fertile ground for new and refreshing takes on our characters, and DC Future State definitely contributes to this legacy,” said DC Executive Editor Marie Javins about Future State. “When the event begins in January, some savvy readers will not only pick up on some of the breadcrumbs that have already been tossed out in our current titles, but they will also find new hints and clues of what’s to come in 2021.”
Future State will be a two-month, line-wide event. So we have much to learn in that time. The lineup will also include The Next Batman, which will feature a new version of the Caped Crusader. The series will be written by Oscar-winner John Ridley. This version of Batman will be present in the new Justice League as well.
DC Future State kicks off in January 2021.