With the impending release of Zack Snyder’s Justice League premiering exclusively on HBO Max, DC has decided to join in on the festivities. Jim Lee, Liam Sharp and Lee Bermejo will provide Variant Cover Art inspired by the highly anticipated extended cut of the Feature Film. It also marks the transition to a new creative team for Justice League as Brian Michael Bendis and David Marquez take over the reins on March 16th. This was announced in this Press Release:
In celebration of the highly anticipated feature film ZACK SNYDER’S JUSTICE LEAGUE, DC is revealing a special selection of variant covers to Justice League #59, on sale March 16, 2021. The covers will debut in advance of the film’s premiere on HBO Max on March 18, 2021. Justice League #59 also signals the debut a new League lineup as well as a new creative team, featuring award-winning writer Brian Michael Bendis, with art by fan-favorite artist David Marquez.
These variant covers feature artwork inspired by the film and its characters, and come courtesy of three of comics’ greatest artistic talents – DC Publisher and Chief Creative Officer Jim Lee, Lee Bermejo (Joker, Batman: Damned) and Liam Sharp (The Green Lantern, The Brave and the Bold: Batman and Wonder Woman).
Justice League #59
In Justice League #59, Bendis reunites with artist David Marquez (Miles Morales, Iron Man, Batman/Superman) for a new, star-studded Justice League. The new team will feature Superman, Batman, the Flash, Hawkgirl, Aquaman, Hippolyta, new DC powerhouse Naomi, and Black Adam.
Superman is leading the charge to reinvent the Justice League. At the same time, a new, cosmic-powered threat arrives from Naomi’s home world to rule the Earth! And in the backup story by Ram V and Xermanico, dark days lie ahead for the new Justice League Dark. Zatanna and John Constantine take a road trip, only to discover horror around the bend as a friend—and sometime foe—is reborn in fire! A legend is destroyed, and another takes a terrible turn. Meanwhile, Merlin reveals the beginning of a new, blood-drenched plot for all humankind.
Zack Snyder’s Justice League
In ZACK SNYDER’S JUSTICE LEAGUE, determined to ensure Superman’s (Henry Cavill) ultimate sacrifice was not in vain, Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) aligns forces with Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) with plans to recruit a team of metahumans to protect the world from an approaching threat of catastrophic proportions. The task proves more difficult than Bruce imagined, as each of the recruits must face the demons of their own pasts to transcend that which has held them back, allowing them to come together, finally forming an unprecedented league of heroes.
Now united, Batman (Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gadot), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), Cyborg (Ray Fisher) and The Flash (Ezra Miller) may be too late to save the planet from Steppenwolf, DeSaad and Darkseid and their dreadful intentions.
The Variant Covers
These special variant covers are available in both full color and black and white versions at participating comic book stores for $5.99 each. Check your local store for availability.
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About Zack’s Snyder’s Justice League
ZACK SNYDER’S JUSTICE LEAGUE stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Ray Fisher, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller, Willem Dafoe, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen, J.K. Simmons. The screenplay is by Chris Terrio, story by Chris Terrio & Zack Snyder and Will Beall, based on characters from DC, Superman created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. The film’s producers are Charles Roven, Deborah Snyder, with executive producers Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas, Wesley Coller, Jim Rowe, Curtis Kanemoto, Chris Terrio and Ben Affleck.
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