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Christopher Priest On Justice League: “…Will be treated like a workplace drama”

Last week DC announced that Eisner Award nominee, Christopher Priest will be writing Justice League starting with issue #34, due in December. Priest has been integral to DC’s Rebirth launch with his work on Deathstroke and the first major event of the new era; The Lazarus Contract. This is great news. He’s easily one of the top 3 writers at DC, and being on a bigger project will put his work in more readers’ hands. Priest is known for putting characters through arcs that forces them to confront things about themselves and their motivations. Besides Deathstroke, another great example of this is his Black Panther run that many consider the best.

“My goal is to treat the Justice League more like a workplace drama,” he reveals. “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.”

But don’t worry, Justice League will still have plenty of lighter moments.

“Spoiler: In issue #1, Aquaman is driving a bus,” promises Priest. “That’s all you really need to know.”

“I’m going to be bringing everything I have to this book,” concludes Woods. “It’s gonna be a fun ride! I love these characters.”

Now some of you remember over a decade ago when Dwayne McDuffie was tasked with writing Justice League. You also may recall the backlash from this decision.

The team is currently much more diverse right out of the gate. So Priest will likely not have to face these issues since the audience is already used to the current roster. But it is is something to think about.  Justice League 34 and 35 will drop this December, check out the synopsis and dates below.

Look for Justice League #34 in stores on December 6, 2017.

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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