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You’re about to experience a very rare thing in my newsletter, some actual news.
Here we go…
First of all, as some of you saw the DC solicitations for March are out and JUSTICE LEAGUE 74 will be my last issue on the main series.
But, we’re going to wrap up our run in high style.
First off, we have the JUSTICE LEAGUE ANNUAL fully illustrated by Eisner award-winning Bitter Root co-creator Sanford Greene. This gorgeous annual brings Wonder Woman back to the Justice League and starts a cosmic disturbance that will send the DC universe in chaos and bring us some OMAC!
There are lots of surprises in this double size spectacular. All of this ties very significantly into the JUSTICE LEAGUE/LEGION OF SUPERHEROES CROSSOVER: THE GOLD LANTERN SAGA that I’ve been talking about for the last few months.
The annual bumped a few weeks in the schedule which officially changes its name from JUSTICE LEAGUE ANNUAL 2021 to, hold on to something, JUSTICE LEAGUE ANNUAL 2022.
For those keeping score, this is not an issue with the creatives or pandemic. There have been some DC editorial shifts. We are good to go.
After that, for our wrap up, from Justice league 72 to 74 you’re getting a different kind of Justice League book. For the last couple of years there’s been a main Justice League story with a Justice League Dark back up by another team. Instead, in 72 to 74, you’re getting THREE DOUBLE SIZED ISSUES IN A ROW that compile a giant JUSTICE LEAGUE/JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK CROSSOVER EVENT illustrated by the really talented Emanuela Lupacchino
All authored by myself as my last statement on the book. Buuuuut not my last statement with Justice League as I will continue to be working on JUSTICE LEAGUE/ LEGION OF SUPERHEROES and NAOMI.
(Just like when I left Superman well over a year ago yet I’m still, as of yesterday, writing Superman, I’m leaving Justice league but I’m still writing Justice league so...)
Thank you all for supporting the book. I got to make some comics with some really cool people. I get to say I wrote Avengers and Justice League (and Legion and X-men) and that’s pretty cool.
(Is there a comics equivalent of the Five Timers club? :)
Meanwhile, last year David Mack and I set up our eisner nominated graphic novel COVER, now on sale from Jinxworld’s home Dark Horse comics, at HBOMAX as an adult animated show produced by Rooster Teeth.
I adapted this comic industry spy story myself for David to direct. I handed in the pilot and it was, whew, well received. I was so relieved. Hey, you can do everything right and the script gets tossed. It happens. To everyone. (Like when I handed in the Kitty Pryde script during the Fox Disney merger. (I’ll save that for another newsletter.) (but its a good one.))
So, miracle of miracles, HBO then asked what else I would want to do and if there’s any DC properties I thought would make an interesting show.
I may have yelled the word LEGION louder than you want to in a normal adult person business meeting.
So yeah, the headline today is...
HBO Max has put me to work on a LEGION OF SUPERHEROES TV SHOW.
At the moment it is being developed as an adult animated show. Can you tell I am jumping up and down about this? I’ve been working on it for a while and last week I was sent to the next phase.
“Hey, bald dude! Didn’t you just last newsletter tell us that you were anti-bragging? That you had somehow matured out of bragging? How is this not bragging?”
That’s an excellent question, voice in my head. but I’m a die hard Legion fan! I know Legion news can be… infrequent. So many diehard Legion fans follow me so I asked special permission to update all of you on this project in development.
Facts: its very early goings but I can tell you This will be an adaptation of the Legion of superheroes that Ryan Sook and I have been working on the last few years.
And just like that series, on sale now, it will harken back to so many classics while at the same time doing what Legion does: pushing all the ideas of superheroes forward in every direction.
I think Legion of superheroes is among the greatest franchises in the history of comics and I’m as honored to be curating them as I was Spider-man.
So yes, Naomi, the show I helped create, is being made my others and I’M making Legion of Superhero show. Hollywood! :)
So for those who don’t know, animation takes a loooong time so you may not hear anything about this for a while as I’m just getting to work on it over the break.
But, in the meantime, you can read the comic book version of these amazing characters both in our most recent series and in some of the greatest comics ever made.
Then feel free to preorder Justice league/Legion of superheroes. I’m obviously hoping that this news inspires some of you to try this beautiful Scott Godlewski book out.
This is yet another move I’m making that’s different from the way I’ve done things in the past. I’ll be getting into those next ‘moves’ over the next few newsletters. For those who have asked, it does include some significant content in this very space. So make sure you tell anyone you know who’s into our stuff to subscribe.
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I have some significant publications coming this week including Joy operations two. I will dedicate a different newsletter to that in a day or two.
Broadcasting to you live from my perpetual state of gratitude...
And as always we leave you with a moment of Joy…
oh, and… LONG LIVE THE LEGION!!
Does Brian Bendis really not know how to spell "Legion of Super-Heroes"? Or "Spider-Man"?
That's incredibly depressing, if so. Please tell me someone else wrote this.
Legion TV show is amazing, but it's a bummer to see you leave Justice League. Looking forward to Joy Operations #2 but I hope to see you stick around with DC books in 2022