COMICS: Ivan Reis Replacing Jim Lee on JUSTICE LEAGUE
The rumored creative switch on DC's Justice League series is a go as Aquaman artist Ivan Reis has been confirmed to take the reigns from Jim Lee. Covers for Justice League #15 and #16 inside as well.
The change will go into effect on December 26th with the fifteenth isssue of Justice League. Jim Lee is reportedly stepping down to shift his attention to another DC title which will be announced at New York Comic-Con 2012.
Justice League #15 and #16 covers
Justice League #11 cover by Jim Lee (for comparison)
Writer Geoff Johns on the switch-
Johns:“There is no other choice for the next A-Star art team on JUSTICE LEAGUE. Ivan Reis and Joe Prado bring power, grace, emotion and epic storytelling worthy of the world’s greatest super heroes. From GREEN LANTERN to BLACKEST NIGHT to AQUAMAN, I couldn’t ask for better collaborators. The second year of JUSTICE LEAGUE will begin an adventurous, mysterious and heroic storyline focusing on our members as their greatest secrets are revealed...and the repercussions change the world. Ivan and Joe begin with a story they were born to draw — THRONE OF ATLANTIS — a story between JUSTICE LEAGUE and AQUAMAN that will have the League experiencing what Aquaman does — they’ll be caught between land and sea. With new relationships developing – like Wonder Woman and Superman – new members coming on – like Shazam! and the all-new Atom — and new threats rising — like Ocean Master & Atlantis — the Justice League will grow and change as we march towards the impending TRINITY WAR.”
As you can see, there isn't exactly a huge drop-off in talent here, by any stretch of the imagination. Reis has been tearing it up over on Aquaman and I'm sure he'll do the same for Justice League, which is starting to pick up steam with Issue #12.
*Tip of the hat is in order to BleedingCool who called this a while back.
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