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DC Comics Enlists Christopher Priest, Pete Woods for Justice League

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DC Comics Enlists Christopher Priest, Pete Woods for Justice League

Writer Christopher Priest and artist Pete Woods have joined Justice League. DCComics.com announced that the Eisner Award-nominated Deathstroke scribe and Action Comics artist will take over Justice League starting with issue #34. Justice League #34 will set into motion the “Lost” storyline, in which “the Justice League is left reeling after a sleep-deprived Batman makes an error that proves costly.

According to Priest, he will take a “what if these characters actually existed in the real world?” approach to the team. “Is the Justice League still relevant?” he posited. “What are their goals and how do we define them? In the ‘real’ world, how would various societies around the globe view this pantheon of godlike beings?”

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“My goal is to treat the Justice League more like a workplace drama,” he explained. “Although we will, of course, still have world threats, nasty villains (including Deathstroke!), and alien armadas, the League’s greater challenge will be to define their place in this new and increasingly cynical age.”

“I am really excited and very intimidated by the opportunity to step onto DC’s largest stage — the Festival of Big Gun Characters Priest Has Never Before Been Invited To Write,” Priest added. “It is my goal to mine a bit of new ore from this 50+ year old franchise by taking the tack Geoff Johns and I developed for Deathstroke: a ‘real world’ approach and exploring the characters’ humanity introspectively.”

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“I cannot express enough how excited I am to be working with Christopher on the Justice League!” Woods said. “The story we’ve got in store is something I think is a unique take. We want to give readers a different angle on the characters, their relationships, and just what it means to be a member of the Justice League.”

Christopher Priest and Pete Woods’ Justice League #34 will go on sale December 6, while issue #35 arrives on December 20. See below for a short preview and solicitation information.

JUSTICE LEAGUE #34

Written by CHRISTOPHER PRIEST

Art and cover by PETE WOODS

Variant cover by NICK BRADSHAW

“LOST” part one! When the Justice League is confronted by three concurrent threats, a sleep-deprived Batman makes a crucial error that causes an unthinkable—and potentially unforgivable—tragedy. Legendary Eisner Award-nominated writer Christopher Priest (Deathstroke) is joined by artist Pete Woods for a brand-new must-read Justice League story like you’ve never seen before!

On sale DECEMBER 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

JUSTICE LEAGUE #35

Written by CHRISTOPHER PRIEST

Art and cover by PETE WOODS

Variant cover by NICK BRADSHAW

“LOST” part two! Still greatly affected by the shocking events of the previous issue, the Justice League attempts to regain its balance when an alien infestation threatens the Earth. But nothing can prepare them for an attack closer to home…one that will reveal devastating truths about the League itself!

On sale DECEMBER 20 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

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