Following the conclusion of DC Metal, the collector of worlds visits earth in said ship once more, warning Superman of a cosmic threat that will need the combined might of new heroes and Earth's greatest villains in order to be defeated. Enter May's four-issue weekly mini-series, Justice League: No Justice.
Written by Scott Snyder (who will also take over the core Justice League title in June), Josh Williamson, and James Tynion IV (who will also pen new League-based spin-off titles after the event) with art from Frances Manapul, No Justice will explore DC Metal's revelation that the possibilities and threats of the new larger DC cosmos dwarf those of the much smaller Multiverse that was previously thought to be all that existed.
With such a galactic scale plot, the Justice League of Aliens is my favourite team out-of-the-gate, with Starfire's long overdue League-ising, the return of Martian Manhunter to JLA status, Superman, Sinestro (who may explain Green Lantern's absence), and the amazing visual that is Starro the Conquerer - comics' most deadly starfish.
The Flash's team looks set to be the brain trust of the four crews revealed so far, with Cyborg, The Atom and Damian Wayne at his side. Luckily Harley Quinn mallets up to balance out the scales.
The medieval-ish League Wonder Woman heads also strikes a formidable pose, with Jason Blood and his demonised alter-ego Etrigan back in League gear - a member I've missed ever since Joe Kelly's WAY underrated JLA run wrapped. Magic masters Dr Fate and Zatanna, along with the daughter of the demon Trigon, Raven filling the other spots.
Keeping your friends close and enimies closer is the theme of Batman's team. With Beast Boy and Bats keeping order over Lobo, Lex Luthor and Deathstroke.
Who will be THE League from June onwards? That remains to be seen. However it looks like DC is showing its flagship team some serious love once more, putting two iconic League traits front and center; large scale earth-shattering events that no hero can truly handle alone, and that core-coolness of the team's satellite era, having the league split up to tackle multiple crises' at once. Looking forward to it!