With the news - or rumor - that Jim Lee is to join Batman writer Scott Snyder on a new Superman comic book, Man of Steel, slated to coincide with the release of Zack Snyder's new movie of the same name, it was only a matter of time before it was announced the superstar artist and co-publisher was leaving Justice League.
Jim Lee will be leaving Justice League with December's Justice League #15, and artists Ivan Reis and Joe Prado will be taking over the reigns.
BuzzFeed revealed the covers for Justice League #15 (below) and Justice League #16 (right), in addition to comments from Justice League writer Geoff 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.
Regarding Jim Lee and the new Man of Steel comic book, DC Comics recently did not deny when questioned about the possibility.
Buzz Feed notes that we can expect an announcement coming out of next month's New York Comic Con about Jim Lee's future plans.
Justice League #15 cover: