Monday, October 17, 2011

Justice League #5 January Solicit

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JUSTICE LEAGUE #5
Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Art and cover by JIM LEE and SCOTT WILLIAMS
1:25 Variant cover by ERIC BASALDUA
1:200 B&W Variant cover by JIM LEE
On sale JANUARY 18 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Combo pack edition: $4.99 US

Now, with the teenaged powerhouse Cyborg at their side, this group of individual heroes must somehow put their differences aside to face the terror of Darkseid!

This issue is also offered as a special combo pack edition, polybagged with a redemption code for a digital download of the issue.

11 comments:

Designer Daddy said...

Pretty cool! Aquaman on the JL cover 2 issues in a row...AND featured more prominently than Supes or GL (or Flash or Batman). I know it seems silly, but this rarely (never?) happened in past iterations of the Justice League, so I want to give props to DC and the creative team for continuing to keep our man front and center — literally!

Joe said...

LOVING Jim Lee's take on the younger Sea King!

NOT loving Diana using a knife/dagger...a sword is cool but I "wonder" why DC seems to be playing down the lasso in the New 52?

Joe Slab

Orin's dad said...

I agree...loving seeing Aquaman not only on the cover, but front and center as well. I think I kinda like the sideburns...
DC is really doing a great job so far of selling the Sea King. Keep up the great work DC!

r duncan said...

"Now, with the teenaged powerhouse Cyborg at their side....."

At first I thought that was Rob being facetious, but I guess that is the actual solicit. It's still hard to think of Cyborg as one of the big seven.

The flag is a great touch!

rob! said...

Am I crazy or does it look like Aquaman is about to sucker punch Diana?

Ryan said...

Jim Lee still has no idea how to draw Aquaman's gloves, apparently, but it's still a very cool cover.

Kenn said...

LOL, Joe! I actually thought Diana was patterned here after Padma on 'Top Chef'! "Hola, aliens! Pack up your knives and go!"

David J. Cutler said...

@rob! I had the same thought the second I saw it. The shadow hatches on Aquaman's glove and fist are a little flat and all in one direction, so they come across as speed lines.That and the thrust of his pose make it look like he's ready to pop her in the ear.

Richard Bensam said...

Agreed with Kenn on the Padma Lakshmi resemblance.

Also: Darkseid? Really, DC? You lost me again.

David J. Cutler said...

@Richard--It was revealed in issue 1 they were up against Darkseid. Who doesn't love Darkseid?

Richard Bensam said...

@David: Oops, I totally forgot that!

I certainly thought Darkseid was the most awesome thing ever in 1971...but much like Galactus, continually being brought back as an easily defeated lightweight ruined his mystique. I thought that's why they'd agreed to put him back on the shelf and not use him for a good long while.

Also, if you start them off against the biggest of all enemies, anything that follows will be a comedown. There's a reason the old League started off against a giant starfish and worked their way up...