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New JUSTICE LEAGUE Art Team Announced

In December we will have to say goodbye to Jim Lee on JUSTICE LEAGUE but check out who's taking his place.

There has been some rumors floating around that Jim Lee would be leaving JUSTICE LEAGUE. Today DC has confirmed those rumors through Buzzfeed.


Beginning with JUSTICE LEAGUE #15, on sale December 26, Ivan Reis and Joe Prado will take over the art duties. Head on over to Buzzfeed for the exclusive announcement along with words from Geoff Johns on the change.


What do you think?

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Posted by webofthornns

Best news I've had all week

Posted by SmashBrawler

I'm glad they had someone take over art duties from Jim Lee. I ususally love his art, but his work on Justice League has been very subpar.

Posted by Danial79

Though no one will ever match Lee's work, I'm cool with the change. However, my question is:

Who will be drawing Aquaman now?

Posted by cc1738

DC hates Aquaman!!! They're going to ruin that title now that they're changing artists.

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

I could tell from afar of the thumbnail for this story that Ivan Reis was going to take over art duties like Joe Prado would. I could sense their art a mile away. Great stuff, even if it will be sad to see Lee go :(

Posted by CaptainMexico

Aquaman's kicking ass in issue 16.

Posted by The_Wild_Samurai

Looks Good


Posted by Mrfuzzynutz

YES!! Seems like Jim Lee is suffering from what John Byrne did late is his career, their art was trend setting and made numerous books popular and great reads just by being on them, but their later work seems rushed and sloppy compared to earlier work.

Lee's Wildcats looked so much better then his Justice League run, as did Byne's FF stuff compared to his Spider-Man run.

So Bravo for the change and going with REIS, maybe now we can really get a idea of how cyborg is supposed to look?

Posted by Teerack

Wow, Green Lantern quitting sucked, but Flash to really sucks. This shit sucks.

Posted by Deranged Midget

If anyone could take over for Jim Lee, it is most definitely Ivan Reis.

Posted by SandMan_

Jim Lee must be getting ready for that Man Of Steel comic.

Posted by longbowhunter

Loved Ivan Reis on Aquaman. Glad to see Shazam.

Posted by ssejllenrad

One top dog replaces another top dog. Not bad. Not bad at all.

Posted by edtie97

This looks amazing!!! Though I have only one question.... Where's the flash?!

Posted by wetzelthepretzel

why is the flash gone?!?!?!

and i thinks its kinda of nice to not have a GL on the team sad it had to be Hal :(

Posted by chalkshark

I knew Lee couldn't hang tough. He couldn't even get through a single year on a monthly, without a couple of fill-in artists and a second feature to eat up the page count. On top of that, his work has looked rushed and sloppy, as the series has progressed. Reis is a strong choice for DC's flagship. His professionalism and ability to meet deadlines should keep this title on track. I'll miss his work on Aquaman, but, at least he'll still be drawing Aquaman on a monthly basis.

Posted by Fuchsia_Nightingale

Reis !

Posted by ComicMan24

CM approves.

Posted by modunhanul


Posted by Squalleon

So excited, Ivan Reis is my favorite artist!

His Superman looks great,so dies his SHAZAM.

Posted by Happy_Evil_Dude

@kennyshat: I was wondering the exact same thing

Posted by Metron144

The downside to this is that Ivan won't be drawing aquaman anymore. I can't imagine anyone filling his shoes on that book.

Posted by Funrush

@Jake Fury said:

People actually think DC is going to take Johns off this book?

Bleedingcool predicted it, and they predicted this whole art switch about a month or two ago.

Posted by The Finality

rumors are that they're leaving Aquaman, which sucks to be sure, cuz I'm a huge Aquaman fan and have been enjoying the spotlight he's gotten, but can we just sit and reflect on how awesome a Justice League series written by Johns and drawn by Reis, and inked by Prado could be? It could even replace Morrison and Porter's JLA as my fav Justice League run.

Posted by TheMess1428

So Shazam and Atom join the team but nothing mentioned about what happens to Flash...

Posted by Iron Fist Angel

@deadpool25mm said:

Well at least Aquaman looks the same as the Aquaman series lol, wonder why he is attacking the JL....

guess thats how the Atlantain war starts..

I do like consistency across books but I will really miss Jim Lee's take on Aquaman, (especially since that awesome New 52 figure came out recently).

I also worry what this means for Arthur's solo book. Taken a talent like Reis from the series cannot be good for sales.

Posted by fojtikbt

Awesome! I love Ivan Reis! Though it does stink that he'll probably have to leave Aquaman.

Edited by UltimateSMfan

Actually knew this was coming at some point,the art in aquaman is completely flawless and sometimes better than jim lee's justice league,except when JL (jim lee) really gets into it, ivan reis is definitely the man for the job the only other guy in jim's league imo

@Twentyfive said:

Reis' Cyborg is better than Lee's. SOrry Jim, but I have to say so.

yup,not to big not too small just rite! plus been waitin for Ivan reis to draw superman and the others more often,his shazam is awesome as well.He better be replaced by somone awesome on Aquaman,been used to only his style since Brightest day.

love the covers!! #16 lol punching Superman on the cover.....the only way to portray that aquaman is badass.

Edited by maesterwar

why is Cyborg always getting smashed to pieces?

Lol I guess Aquaman's mad cause Cyborg ate a piece of the Johnsons and told him to watch out for the puddle on the floor.

Posted by JohnnyGat

I like how Cyborg isn't too bulky here

Posted by Lvenger

Damn you Johns! This future story info plus the new art team is making me want to give Justice League gives other chance. I guess Barry is out and Shazam is in.

Posted by johnkmccubbin91

I hope they don't leave Aquaman as there isn't anything saying they are and I hope it's a good series Lee moves on to as I also love his art. But it couldn't have been a better choice as to who was replacing him

Posted by sethysquare

I fear for Aquaman :(

Posted by Reignmaker

@drphilter said:

Wow they are all leaving over at DC

Jim Lee isn't going anywhere. His art has always taken him more time, so the idea that he was going to stay on one book long-term was really always a fantasy.

He's also working on the DC event for 2013 - Trinity War. So we'll have more Jim Lee goodness soon enough.

Edited by ALFMutant

Glad he quits, I don't like his style.

Posted by haydenclaireheroes

Justice League just keeps getting closer and closer for me dropping the series

Posted by DEGRAAF

im surprised he stayed on this long. I have enjoyed his art but if the above cover pages are by the new artist then i am fine with it. I like them too.

When did Shazam join the team?

Posted by kennybaese

@Funrush said:

@Zeeguy91 said:

@kennyshat said:

Wait, how does their taking on this book mean that Reis and Prado are leaving Aquaman? Or am I missing that somewhere?

Because an artist can only do so much at one time. I can't remember any artist who has worked on multiple titles simultaneously

Yeah, writing takes a lot less time and effort than art duties does.

I don't know about less effort, but less time, sure.

Posted by bloggerboy


Posted by 00 Raiser

IVAN REIS! OMG OMG OMG OMG! We got a preview of his work in one of previous Justice League titles. DC you really came through for us this time!

Posted by kartron

I think rather than art, the writer should change! Geoff Johns is probably getting saturated with JL..

Edited by NightFang

I really like Cyborgs design in the first picture and Wonder Woman looks good in the second picture, and Aquaman looking like a badass in both.

Posted by Or35ti

This looks really great! I'm so glad this is happening, I love the depiction of Cyborg especially. But where's Flash?

Posted by TheMtVernonKid82


Posted by yo_yo_fun

@Zeeguy91 said:

@yo_yo_fun said:

As long as Ivan Reis and Geoff Johns doesn't leave Aquaman, I'll be happy.

I think Reis might actually leave Aquaman, but as long as they get a quality artist to take his place, say maybe Phillip Tan, then I would be fine with that. As long as Johns doesn't leave Aquaman as well. *knock on wood*

Aw bummer:/

But true, as long as they get a great artist to replace him and Geoff Johns doesn't leave the series. But honestly, none comes to mind when it comes to the art, I can't imagine anyone else:/

I've only seen a few of Phillip Tan's work. It's not bad at all.

Posted by LordRequiem

A justice league with Shazam and Superman and Wonder Woman. The enemy doesn't stand a chance haha. This is good.

Posted by RedHush1

To everyone who is saying where is Flash. Hal was the reason he joined the JUstice League. Maybe he decides since Hal isn't there and everything else that is happened and supposed to happen he finally decides its time for him to call it quits

Posted by Quntumking

Capt. Marvel and Superman awesome!

Posted by ThanosIsMad

Jim Lee's next project better involve Mr. Majestic or I'm firebombing DC.

Posted by Funrush

@ThanosIsMad said:

Jim Lee's next project better involve Mr. Majestic or I'm firebombing DC.

Bleedingcool, (who predicted this whole art change) predicted that Jim Lee and Scott Snyder will be doing a Man of Steel book.