We knew Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV were heading off of Justice League following the conclusion of the Justice/Doom War. Now we know who’s going to be following them thanks to the new DC solicitations and a Twitter reveal by new writer Robert Venditti.
News! I’m thrilled to announce that I’ll be the new ongoing writer for Justice League starting in February. Even more thrilled to be starting the race with the incomparable @TheDougMahnke, whose work I’ve admired for years. Plus gorgeous covers by @THEBRYANHITCH. pic.twitter.com/gvZN2WmxVr
— Robert Venditti (@robertvenditti) November 15, 2019
Venditti has done some amazing must-read work for DC with Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps, Hawkman and Freedom Fighters. There’s a very short list of writers I could think have a chance of following Tynion and Snyder and Venditti definitely makes the cut. Venditti’s old Hawkman artist, Bryan Hitch, will return to Justice League to handle the covers.
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From the covers it looks like the team is going to be streamlined to focus on a smaller team of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Green Lantern (John Stewart) and a character that seems like it’s Madame Xanadu, who Venditti re-introduced in Hawkman.
Mahnke has previously had a run on Justice League and I think his work is even better now. That’s a big coup for the book to have such a strong creative team to keep the ball from dropping with Snyder and Tynion’s departure.
Additionally, Venditti won’t be flying off as Hawkman as he announced the series will have a new artist in Fernando Pasarin. Pasarin is one of the best, most underrated artists at DC and he’s exactly the kind of talent that will help enhance the look of the book while cramming it full of intricate and amazing detail.