While the Warner Brothers Pictures film “Justice League” opened in theaters worldwide yesterday, today is a day that DC Comics has announced as being “Justice League Day”. That means that at your participating comic book retailer, you can get a shiny and free copy of the “Justice League – Justice League Day Special Edition” #1 while supplies last. Check out the movie inspired cover and then learn a little about the title below.
About The Issue: First chapter of the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling graphic novel, JUSTICE LEAGUE: ORIGIN! DC superstars Geoff Johns and Jim Lee make comics history as they re-imagine the classic heroes of the DC Universe, kicking off their iconic series, JUSTICE LEAGUE! In a universe where Super Heroes are strange and new, Batman has discovered a dark evil that requires him to unite the World’s Greatest Heroes! Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Aquaman, The Flash, and Cyborg unite for the first time to form the Justice League! Together, they begin an adventure that will decide the fate of the Earth! The only question is if there will be an Earth left to protect. (c/o Comixology).
PiercingMetal Thoughts: I love these surprise “Official Days” that the publishers announce as happening because anything that sparks the attention in the physical comic book medium is good in my book. We have gotten a yearly “Batman Day” that’s been discussed on the website (but this year was changed to “Harley Quinn Day” in honor of her 25th Anniversary) and as you know there is both “Free Comic Book Day” and “Halloween Comicfest” that each put a nice stack of free comic books in the hands of the fans and even the curious. This title is only a new branding on the first issue of “Justice League” that came out in 2011 as a part of “The New 52” initiative. Speaking frankly I would have preferred that the most recent “Justice League” #1 be reprinted but I was not a part of the decision making process. Closing out I must share that I have not yet seen the film since I have a convention to attend this weekend so I’m going to be tied up quite a bit. My hope is to catch it early in the coming week before the Thanksgiving holiday. I’m surprised that the opening was not showing as a stronger box office pull but let’s see what happens. There is a lot banking on this for the DC Extended Universe. Now go out and find this free issue because its while supplies last and if you are nowhere near a shop like that you can order one for your digital library care of the Amazon.com/Comixology link below. Enjoy.
It sure is a busy day for the fans of the live-action comic book presentations as not only has Netflix begun streaming “The Punisher” but today is the day that the DC Extended Universe goes “All In” as Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Aquaman and Cyborg stand united as The Justice League against a common worldwide threat. Yes my friends, the long awaited “Justice League” film opens up today in theaters everywhere and comes care of Warner Brothers Pictures. Below you’ll find the theatrical poster along with premise and casting. I’ll add some additional thoughts afterwards.
The Synopsis: Months after the events of Batman v Superman and inspired by Superman’s sacrifice for humanity, Bruce Wayne and Diana Prince assemble a team of metahumans – The Flash, Aquaman and Cyborg – to face the catastrophic threat of Steppenwolf and the Parademons who are on the hunt for three Mother Boxes on Earth.
Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman
Henry Cavill as Kal-El/Clark Kent/Superman
Amy Adams as Lois Lane
Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman
Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry/Aquaman
Ezra Miller as Barry Allen/Flash
Ray Fisher as Victor Stone/Cyborg
Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko
Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor
Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth
Diane Lane as Martha Kent
Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta
J. K. Simmons as James Gordon
Ciarán Hinds will appear as Steppenwolf
Amber Heard as Mera
Kiersey Clemons as Iris West
Julian Lewis Jones as undisclosed
PiercingMetal Thoughts: Even though I greatly enjoyed the trailer than was revealed during NYCC, I am a little bit on the fence about this one. It has too much of the video game look that I hated about the action sequences in “Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice” and we all know full-well how that film has been received at this point. Now, the DCEU found great success with the “Wonder Woman” film earlier this year so can “Justice League” work from that momentum? I am certainly hoping so because I’d love for them to continue to build upon this universe as opposed to letting it all go. The timing of the film will not let me see it during the opening weekend and probably not until the middle of the following week so if you see it right away please don’t post any spoilers in the comments. Feel free to let us know if you had a positive or negative opinion only because that is fine. I’ll likely do a spoiler free review a few days after I finally see the film. That’s all I have for now so tell me, are you excited for “Justice League” or are you giving it a pass.
The 2017 edition of New York Comic Con ended a short while ago, and if you happened to pass by the “Justice League” display down where DC Entertainment had a nicely set up presentation, you got a chance to see the the brand new trailer for the film that opens in November. This trailer was one of the ones that fans were looking forward to for sure and you can check it out from the comfort of your home without tens of thousands of people around you below. I’ll follow that with some reminder premise and casting along with some other fun stuff.
Since we are on the topic of the upcoming “Justice League” movie, let’s slide back into the comic book realm for this exciting stuff. I’ll let the press release educate you about this batch of variant covers that will help celebrate the film in advance of its opening. Dig in.
The Press Release:
As the world awaits the big screen debut of “Justice League,” DC is getting in on the action with a special collection of variant covers inspired by the forthcoming film! Illustrated by the some of the comic industry’s most acclaimed artists, these variant covers showcase DC’s iconic Super Hero team in the likeness of their big screen counterparts. Fans are getting their first look today at variant covers available on the November editions of flagship DC titles featuring members of the famed Justice League.