Jim Lee Illustrated ‘Man Of Steel’ & ‘Batman v Superman’ Steelbooks Coming Soon

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Acclaimed comic book artist and DC Entertainment co-publisher, Jim Lee, was mentioned in a tweet that he has illustrated the box art for special collector steelbook editions of Man of Steel and the ultimate version of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. DC Comics Mexican Twitter account revealed both of the covers, featuring the iconic characters, along with a quick quote from Lee:

“Finally they come to light!”

You can check out the covers in the tweet below.

To say these are spectacular would be an understatement. On 2013’s Man of Steel cover, Lee uses  bold colors and shadows to create a dramatic look at Superman, who stands atop an asteroid while Krypton is destroyed in the background. On 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Ultimate Edition, we see Lee interpret Zach Snyder’s divisive color palette while capturing the infamous fight from the film.

Both steelbook editions will be released on October 31 by Warner Home Video. And we can see Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Flash and Cyborg and Superman (sans a CGI removed mustache) in  Justice League on November 17.

The film stars Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry/Aquaman, Ezra Miller as Barry Allen/The Flash, Ray Fisher as Victor Stone/Cyborg, Henry Cavill as Clark Kent/Superman, Ciaran Hinds as Steppenwolf, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Amber Heard as Mera, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, J.K. Simmons as Commissioner James Gordon, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta and Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko.

“Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.”

Source: Twitter

The Top 10 Episodes Of ‘Justice League’

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Justice LeagueWonder Woman is breaking record after record, and everyone loves it! Twitter erupted with praise for the first-ever female led super hero film. This praise bodes well for the future of the once murky DC Extended Universe. But with Wonder Woman being this successful, it means that the next film in DC’s slate has even more work cut out for it. Justice League will be the ultimate test of whether the DCEU can truly handle an ensemble super hero cast.

It’s always difficult to juggle a couple of heroes on screen, let alone six or seven. Hopefully director Zack Snyder did his research in determining how to get the formula right. Assuming he did, he almost certainly watched Cartoon Network’s Justice League. As the final series in Bruce Timm’s DC Animated Universe, Justice League brought together Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Martian Manhunter, Green Lantern and Hawkgirl for the first time on screen. The series was bold, dramatic and inventive. It placed character first, often only focusing on only 3 or 4 heroes per episode in order to give them maximum character weight.

The formula worked amazingly, giving us some of the greatest storytelling ever seen in television animation. It also led to acclaimed spin-off Justice League Unlimited, which added dozens of heroes to the roster. The spin-off series was much more serialized, improving the storytelling but losing some of the great character focus. That’s why it’s the original Justice League series that provides the best example of how to tell a story with seven DC characters. It’s the example we hope Zack Snyder looked to for inspiration.

Before we look to the future of the Justice League, let’s have a look back at the past. These are the top 10 episodes of Justice League. Click next to get started!

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Colin Costello

Colin Costello

A self-professed geek and DC Comics fan, Colin is a working screenwriter with two family features under his belt.