DC's top superteam of the present will face off against their top superteam of the future in the new six-issue series Justice League vs. Legion of Super-Heroes.
Written by current Justice League (and recent Legion of Super-Heroes) writer Brian Michael Bendis, the crossover series will pick up on his recent hints about a Gold Lantern - as well as the teased 2022 Crisis event that's been hinted at for the past year.
According to DC, both the contemporary Justice League and the Legion from 1000 years in the future discover both of their realities are falling to a "great darkness" simultaneously so in true comic book superhero fashion they team up to stop it.
The Great Darkness is a call-back to the classic 1982 Legion of Super-Heroes story featuring Darkseid, 'The Great Darkness Saga' by writer Paul Levitz and artist Keith Giffen, which is one of the most highly-regarded DC story arcs of all time.
Interestingly, although DC's description says the superhero teams team-up, the official title is "vs."
Hmmm... We'll see how the plays out as we get closer to release.
Justice League vs. The Legion of Super-Heroes will be illustrated by Scott Godlewski. Here's a preview of the first issue:
Bendis recently confirmed that Justice League vs. The Legion of Super-Heroes will be his goodbye to the Justice League franchise.
Justice League vs. The Legion of Super-Heroes will feature a cover by Godlewski and a variant cover by Travis Moore.
Justice League vs. The Legion of Super-Heroes #1 (of 6) goes on sale on January 11.
Justice League vs. the Legion of Super-Heroes might be an immediate consideration for Newsarama's list of the best Justice League stories of all time.