Future State: Justice League and Justice League Dark #1 previews

Future State: Justice League #1
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Get ready for an all-new, all-different Justice League in the first preview from January 12's Future State: Justice League #1. The big names are all there - but those names have become mantles, and mantles that have been passed down to new faces - some who look like the originals, and some who look quite different.

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"In Future State: Justice League #1, witness the start of a new era for the Justice League starring Jonathan Kent as Superman, Yara Flor as Wonder Woman, Jo Mullein as Green Lantern, Andy Curry as Aquawoman, a new Flash—Jess Chambers—from the Multiverse, and [REDACTED] as Batman!" reads DC's description, with their own redaction. 

"Together, they protect the future, yet apart, their identities are secret even from one another—but why?" the description continues. "When their greatest adversaries wind up murdered in an abandoned Hall of Justice, all clues point to...the Justice League! The new team's adventures begin here!"

Take a look at the preview:

While the 'Future State' Justice League are all new heroes in familiar guises, its magic-based sister team Justice League Dark is a reunion of the classic team.

Here's a preview of Justice League Dark #1:

"And in a new tale of the Justice League Dark, a witch hunt across the DC Universe begins as magic users are harvested and executed—and the team is on the run!" reads DC's solicitation for this issue. 

"Zatanna and Detective Chimp (now possessed by Etrigan) must round up new and old teammates, including John Constantine, Ragman, and Madame Xanadu. Their mission? To battle the power-mad Crow King, Merlin, before his plans for magical domination destroy the fabric of reality. But where is Dr. Fate? And what led the team to disband in the first place? Discover the truth here!"

Both Future State: Justice League #1 (of 2) and Future State; Justice League Dark #1 (of 2) go on sale on January 12.

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Chris Arrant covered comic book news for Newsarama from 2003 to 2022 (and as editor/senior editor from 2015 to 2022) and has also written for USA Today, Life, Entertainment Weekly, Publisher's Weekly, Marvel Entertainment, TOKYOPOP, AdHouse Books, Cartoon Brew, Bleeding Cool, Comic Shop News, and CBR. He is the author of the book Modern: Masters Cliff Chiang, co-authored Art of Spider-Man Classic, and contributed to Dark Horse/Bedside Press' anthology Pros and (Comic) Cons. He has acted as a judge for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, the Harvey Awards, and the Stan Lee Awards. Chris is a member of the American Library Association's Graphic Novel & Comics Round Table. (He/him)