DC Comics’ Justice League will soon crossover with the Aquaman comics book series for a story arc titled “Drowned Earth.” Now, DC has announced that each issue of the forthcoming event will feature a variant cover based on Warner Bros. and DC Films’ Aquaman film.
The variant covers are set to commemorate the release of director James Wan’s movie centered on the titular hero and the official press release reads as follows:
November’s six-issue JUSTICE LEAGUE/AQUAMAN: DROWNED EARTH event pits the Justice League against a race of ancient and long-forgotten sea gods and an army of alien mercenaries, reveal shocking secrets about Arthur Curry’s legacy, and thwart a plot to flood the planet and turn people into aquatic monsters. In celebration of Warner Bros Pictures highly anticipated filmAquaman, debuting in theaters nationwide on December 14, all of DC’s DROWNED EARTH issues will feature variant covers with art inspired by the upcoming feature film.
The first two Aquaman-themed movie variant covers, Francis Manapul’s JUSTICE LEAGUE/AQUAMAN: DROWNED EARTH #1’s variant and Francesco Mattina’s JUSTICE LEAGUE #11 variant, make their debut here, with covers by Ben Oliver (AQUAMAN #42, on sale November 21)), Lucio Parillo (JUSTICE LEAGUE #12, on sale November 21), Dale Keown (AQUAMAN/JUSTICE LEAGUE: DROWNED EARTH #1, on sale November 28) and Nicola Scott (AQUAMAN #43, on sale December 19) to be revealed later.
The saga begins with JUSTICE LEAGUE/AQUAMAN: DROWNED EARTH #1 by James Tynion IV and Howard Porter, on sale October 31. This 48-page one-shot introduces the Ocean Lords—ancient and powerful deities with an axe to grind against both Aquaman and Wonder Woman and a plan to flood the world. As the rest of the League races to stop the waters from rising, Arthur faces off against his nemesis Black Manta in a must-win battle if he is to retain his connection to the world’s oceans. The story continues in JUSTICE LEAGUE #11, on sale November 7.
While waiting for this exciting event to kick off in November, don’t miss October’s month-long WONDER WOMAN/JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK: THE WITCHING HOUR, also written by James Tynion IV. This five-issue event kicks off this Wednesday, October 3, with JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK/WONDER WOMAN: THE WITCHING HOUR #1.
You can check out both covers below!
Justice League/Aquaman: Drowned Earth #1 will be available on October 31, 2018.
From Warner Bros. Pictures and director James Wan comes an acition-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, “Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be… a king.
Directed by James Wan, Aquaman stars Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry, Amber Heard as Mera, Willem Dafoe as Vulko, Patrick Wilson as Orm / Ocean Master, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Nicole Kidman as Atlanna, Ludi Lin as Captain Murk, and Temuera Morrison as Tom Curry.
Aquaman will be released in theaters on December 21, 2018.
Source: Batman News